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Charterscene offers a variety of professional yacht and boat charter and event services. With decades of experience in Sydney and other Australian locations our team will help find the best vessel, location and ancillary services for your next boating holiday or on water event.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Annette F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Friends
This is the second time (and it won’t be the last) that I have gone whale watching with Charterscene and can highly recommend this company. Maximum passengers on the yacht is 12, which makes it an intimate experience with you and the ocean. Both times that I went, Douglas easily located the path of the humpbacks for the passengers to observe surfacing and breaching. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Written 17 July 2022
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Luke A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Absolutely amazing! Great couple taking us on a charter though the harbour. Couldn’t ask for a better captain and 2nd on deck.
Written 4 December 2020
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Ziva61
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Fantastic day out with Doug and Dave. Perfect day on Sydney Harbour and got to see some beautiful whales. Amazed at how we found them and were able to follow them and see them come up a few times. Doug asked if we could all stay extra as it took a bit of time to find the whales. We were all happy to stay and our trip was 4 hours instead of 3.
Thanks Doug, will absolute recommend to others!
Written 2 August 2020
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Larney P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020
Doug and Gav were lovely, and once whales were spotted Doug expertly travelled with them so that we were able to have an incredible experience observing these magnificent creatures. Highly recommend.
Written 11 July 2020
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Jo T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Friends
What a day! The boat was gorgeous and the crew were amazing! We saw so many whales and they couldn’t have got much closer! Amazing day on the harbour. Would highly recommend it. Amazing!
Written 11 July 2020
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Jessica W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 • Couples
It was a great experience and we got to see humpbacks and dolphins. After the trip we got the best pumpkin soup ever :)
Written 5 July 2020
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ANDREW L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020
We followed the whales along the coast outside Sydney Heads watching them surfacing and blowing water spouts. We lost count of the number of times we saw whales breaching but probably there were at least 8 occasions and one included two whales synchronised.

The boat is a luxury 49 footer and is superb.

Doug is an expert and experienced captain and knows how to find the whales ably assisted by his shipmate Dave on this occasion. Dave is a professional photographer who took the most amazing shots.

This was the whale watching trip of a lifetime. Beautiful views and perfect weather.
Written 2 July 2020
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christinechanys
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Captain Doug & assistant Pip were lovely. The boat was clean & spacious. Doug was knowledgeable on whales+sailing whilst Pip was really friendly. We manage to catch 1 whale and 2 sea lions, thanks to them for being patient and accommodating ^^ They also provided mineral water bottle and super delish hot pumpkin soup w/bread. Would recommend this package. Not yet commercialized thus comfortable, private and relaxing.
Written 8 September 2019
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Alexandre W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Whale watching consist of two parts. Find a whale and watch it. Most whale watching companies offer the whale warranty - so soon after they see the whale they return to the harbour! But the best part of the whale watching is watching. These guy once they found the whales followed them for hours!! Fantastic experience.
Written 5 August 2019
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David
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a review for a trip booked but not taken. I booked a whales under sail trip but there were not enough passengers to go out the days I was free. Rather than giving up on it, Doug went to great lengths to book me with another small sailing boat whale watch with another captain (reviewed elsewhere), so I was able to enjoy a morning on the water with whales after all.

Doug is a class act and super thoughtful - i look forward to sailing with him the next time I come to Sydney with my family. I think it’s worth every extra penny to book a small boat experience vs the big catamarans packed with people - a knowledgeable captain with a small number of passengers is so enjoyable and makes every minute special. You won’t regret it!
Written 6 July 2019
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