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Whale Watching Sydney

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Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9583 1199
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i couldn't meet whale. i was really really looking forward to see them though... but this is wild... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Eri K
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Nice Trip Though we dint have any sightings

Nice Trip Though we dint have any whale sightings and they have given coupon for another trip as... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Ramana K
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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 certified eco-tours. Success rate is 98% and all cruises are guaranteed to see whales. Also, see other marine wildlife such as dolphins, albatross, seals and the beautiful coastline of Sydney. Check website for rates & specials.
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Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

i couldn't meet whale. i was really really looking forward to see them though... but this is wild life. it is not an aquarium.

1  Thank Eri K
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Nice Trip Though we dint have any whale sightings and they have given coupon for another trip as guaranteed. Crew was so friendly and informative.We have been there in mid November where sightings will be very less as that was end of season.

Thank Ramana K
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

I made the tour at the end of the season mid-November, so the Whales were migrating and the chances less to spot them. Nonetheless, the crew never gave up spotting them and get closer. And we eventually spotted a few and get fairly close. Can't...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Going out whale watching in November was a risk, one that we knew and were made well aware of at the time of booking. We booked online the night before hand and saved ourselves 20% off the price, costing us $134 for two adults. We...More

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable trip. A relaxed journey out of the Harbour to the sea. We were not guaranteed a sighting of whales but we were not disappointed! Good commentary from crew who were always on the lookout for the whales and directing you to any...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Great views of the harbor as you cruise slowly out into the ocean. We saw whales immediately. Lots of them. We also spotted seals. It was truly a day to remember. Guides were very informative. I booked the afternoon three hour cruise on the large...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I went out on the fast boat twice over the last two weeks and both trips we have had whales breaching next to the boat, the captain was very knowledgable and fun and ensured that you had the best trip possible.

1  Thank gary s
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We booked this tour when we arrived in Sydney and realised that the whale migration season was still ongoing. What a brilliant choice. It took 15mins to leave Sydney harbour and hit the ocean. Almost as soon as we got in open ocean we began...More

2  Thank Maxim3m
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

What an amazing experience. We went with Captain Cook cruises. I would highly recommend these guys. First time we went out we unfortunately didn't see anything but they gave us a second chance ticket. The customer service was fantastic and so helpful with 2 kids....More

Thank Karla M
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Great experience. The boat is fast, the crew is nice and helpful. They respect the animals and do not drive too close to them. But although you can see them good and have a very nice experience. On the way back to habour you've got...More

Thank Christian S
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AfnanZafar
5 August 2018|
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Response from Billie M | 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.
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Elizabeth_KCC
27 June 2018|
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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
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lilandy80
5 April 2018|
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Response from Karla M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry guessing it’s way to late now. We went in the morning. I think it’s all pot luck. We went same time last time and didn’t see any whales but got to see dolphins
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