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Whale Watching Sydney

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Whale watching Sydney offers daily cruises from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay to watch Humpback whales. Whale watching Sydney (Bass & Flinders Cruises), have been operating since 1979 and whale watching since 1991. Award winning Australian...more
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Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9583 1199
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

My family had the most amazing experience this afternoon (July 19 2018) on the 2 hour adventure cruise. We had the most beautiful fine winter weather, a knowledgeable, experienced skipper and we got lucky with an extraordinarily amazing display from the whales. Our boys (18...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

We went on a cruise last Saturday (14th) with Go Whalewatching from Darling Harbour at 9-30 am and had a great encounter with a whale out from Sydney. The swell was up around 3 to 4 metres which added to the fun. Excellent crew aboard...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank roldenburg
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Initially we booked ourselves for the AM cruise on the 4th July but since we only got into Sydney very late the night before, they were so very kind to help us rearrange our booking to the afternoon session although we only emailed them at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank KatyW156
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We went on this tour in Sydney today and it was incredible! We left on the 3 hour 12.45 trip from Darling Harbour (I would recommend getting on here over Circular Quay as you get on first so have more choice when it comes to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

If you don't have motion sickness It will be good. If you have, It will be terrible. You will throw up, feel really bad and won't enjoy the trip. The Cruise shakes a lot and you need to have mind control to support itMore

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Davipedrosahaddad
Jonas L, Manager at Whale Watching Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Thanks for your review. Motion sickness can be a problem for some passengers. Sea conditions can also vary from cruise to cruise. We get anything from very calm to not quite so nice. Its always a good idea to take a motion sickness kwell before...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

The cruise is too good! It starts at around 12 noon from darling harbour. Very nice and cool transport and adds a lot to this experience. The boat wasn't too crowded at all. There was a gentleman who was speaking about his experiences and past...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank DeepakA364
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our time on the boat. Found the trip great value. The boat wasn't packed like some of the others out there. The crew were polite and knowledgeable. Some of the speakers are a bit crackly which is our only negative feedback.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank TimandCaroline
Reviewed 8 July 2018

It was by far the fave experience of my 4 and 6 year old boys' trip to Sydney (their words, not mine). We were so fortunate that there were 2 whales frolicking by our boat for about an hour, with 2 more hovering about ready...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Chrin
Reviewed 6 July 2018

When I came to Sydney for the second time I wanted to do something different from the usual city sightseeing. I found the advertisement of Whale Watching Sydney in the city booklet available at the airport, I looked the online reviews and I said to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank silviadT9777OW
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

I have never been whale watching before and was super excited for the opportunity to see these amazing creatures in the wild! The first time that we spotted and saw one was magical! We then went along following at a distance not to upset them,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank mollyfroggatt94
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transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment
for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining
options from budget to upscale and million dollar
views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends
for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s.
Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship
or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the
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28 October 2018|
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Response from Foodhistoryfan | Reviewed this property |
No. I'd book when you're here - and see how the weather is on the day. It would be awful in the pouring rain, say. Regards Catherine
5 August 2018|
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Response from billiemorv | Reviewed this property |
I have heard that Jarvis bay is amazing, but I am yet to experience it. My Sydney experience was great and we do have the most beautiful views of the harbour on the way in and out.
27 June 2018|
Response from Kate S | Reviewed this property |
yes sorry to take so long to answer, the whales migrate north between May and November from the antarctic then make their way back so there is still plenty to see but I would contact the whale watching company as they know... More