We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fantasea Cruising

26 Pier St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
1800 326 822
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 28.27*
and up
Classic Aussie Cruise on Sydney Harbour
More Info
USD 16.16*
and up
Round-Trip Ferry from Sydney to Birkenhead Point Shopping Outlet
More Info
USD 266.58*
and up
Private Sydney Harbour Cruise by Vintage Water Taxi
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
Fantasea Cruising delivers Australia’s most personalised experiences on the water. With the flexibility to cater for 2 to 1200 people, we offer charters in a range of vessel sizes from 16 seater water taxis to large vessels across a range of locations. Our fleet on Sydney Harbour operates special event cruises, whale watching cruises, point to point services and with the launch of the Classic Aussie Cruise on Sydney Harbour, you can experience a real taste of Australia with 4 daily departures incorporating a delicious BBQ burger cooked on board with a refreshing local beer. On Pittwater, north of Sydney, we operate ferry services between Ettalong, Wagstaffe and Palm Beach. We also operate whale watching from Palm Beach during season. In Townsville, we operate a car barge and ferry experience to the beautiful Magnetic Island. Whatever your itinerary may be, our experiences can be tailored to your requirements. We will depart when you want, where you want and for however long you like. With Fantasea Cruising you build the cruise experience around your itinerary not the itinerary around the Cruise. Established in 1928 with over 30 years of experience in tourism, we aspire to uphold the values of our family business.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:30 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
26 Pier St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
CONTACT
Website
1800 326 822
Write a Review
Reviews (229)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Most fabulous experience. Saw humpback whales doing the back flip. Amazing peaceful animals. Excellent facilities and manned by very good personnel. Would recommend only Fantasea if you want to guarantee whale watching. We have used other cruises before but only got to see whales with...More

Thank Sujata C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful outing added to several whale sightings! Couldn't have asked for much more! Thanks! Crew was very friendly and knowledgeable. Food , drinks and alcohol for purchase.

Thank ZNYC25
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the onboard marine biologist were a wealth of knowledge and just as nice as the rest of the staff. Such a fantastic way to see the harbour and the majestic sea life.

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Did the whale watching tour this afternoon and it was amazing! Special thanks to Jimmie for helping me change the date at the last minute was really appreciated ! The boat was lovely and clean, very spacious and not packed at all. The crew were...More

Thank Innerpeace91
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our Whale Watching cruise with Fantasea Cruising was fantastic. The captain was skilled at navigating to areas where pods of whales emerged, so we saw heaps of them - often very close up! It's such a wonderful way for both locals and tourists alike to...More

Thank megtrindermccartney
FantaseaCruising, Digital Marketing Executive at Fantasea Cruising, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your great review & feedback. We are glad to hear that you had an amazing day on our whale watching cruise. Our crew will be thrilled to hear your kind words and we very much look forward to welcoming you back on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a whale watching cruise and it was fantastic. The boat was lovely. It was clean, comfortable, and had many viewing areas as well as a warmer inside area. We saw a number of whales up close and personal. Staff were lovely. It was...More

Thank ime33
FantaseaCruising, Digital Marketing Executive at Fantasea Cruising, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review & feedback. Fantasea certainly prides itself on having some of the biggest and newest, state-of-the-art vessels on Sydney harbour. We are thrilled you were happy with our service and we welcome you back anytime.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very professional and experienced staff. Right from booking to arrival, it was a pleasant experience. They were honest when the Hydrophone couldn't pickup any whale sounds(songs) which in my view is another plus. I personally realised sorting through other cruise operators in lieu of Groupon...More

1  Thank rawcesh
FantaseaCruising, Digital Marketing Executive at Fantasea Cruising, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed cruising with Fantasea. We will pass along your suggestion to the crew regarding announcements. Have a nice day ahead!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cruise exceeded my expectations. I have to use a forearm crutch to walk and balance and The crew were fantastic in assisting me with boarding and moving around the boat to be able to see the best of the "Vivid" light show. Not only...More

Thank haematocrit
FantaseaCruising, Digital Marketing Executive at Fantasea Cruising, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the Vivid lights with beautiful views and that our talented and friendly crew helped to make your evening even more majestic! We'll be sure to pass along your compliments to them. Thank you for your kind words and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Off to origon from manly.... hour plus ride....leon kiwo chap was awesome host....byo very handy...... thanks and would book again........

Thank Tanya B
FantaseaCruising, Digital Marketing Executive at Fantasea Cruising, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your feedback. Leon will be thrilled to hear your kind words. We certainly enjoyed having you on board & look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did a Whale watching cruise from Sydney. Had booked with Fantasea cruises through experience Oz+nz in June as it was pretty much under my budget . Great experience and saw many humpback whales (and dolphins also). And luckily a whale tried to mug us on...More

Thank Sanket S
FantaseaCruising, Digital Marketing Executive at Fantasea Cruising, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on Whale Watching Cruise. We are very happy that you had a fantastic time and we look forward to your return to try some more amazing Fantasea experiences.

Nearby
Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been
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
...More
Nearby Restaurants
Helm Bar
309 reviews
.01 km away
Hunter and Barrel
137 reviews
.07 km away
Nick's Seafood Restaurant
1,573 reviews
.19 km away
I'm Angus Steakhouse
735 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
Madame Tussauds Sydney
1,362 reviews
.17 km away
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
3,582 reviews
.10 km away
Wild Life Sydney Zoo
1,418 reviews
.15 km away
Cockle Bay Wharf
111 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Fransiska L
29 June 2017|
Answer
Response from FantaseaCruising | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us. It's not the rain but the winds which effects whale watching cruise. If in any case, we have to cancel the cruise, you will get prior notice and we also get clear weather forecast one day... More
0
Votes
Jan W
28 June 2017|
Answer
Response from FantaseaCruising | Property representative |
Hi Jan, Thank You for contacting us. We have several cruises planned for new year eve celebration. Most of the information is available on our website. If you could please share your email id, we can send you details... More
0
Votes