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Whale Watching Sydney

#11 of 109 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Sydney Features Animals
Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9583 1199
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Great experience

We had an enjoyable morning out on the Harbour and outside of Sydney heads or skipper Anthony was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Picton NSW
via mobile
Always wanted a whales watching cruise

We paid slightly more for the 3-deck luxury boat. The entire crew was professional and they checked... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“sea sickness” (28 reviews)
“wild animals” (14 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

We had an enjoyable morning out on the Harbour and outside of Sydney heads or skipper Anthony was very knowledgeable and gave us some very interesting information regarding the migratory habits and the behavior of humpbacks which I felt added to the trip immensely. We...More

Thank BulaBoy73
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We paid slightly more for the 3-deck luxury boat. The entire crew was professional and they checked on us a few rounds knowing some of us got sea sick after two hours. Prior warning and advice was given before we board the boat. I loved...More

Thank AdelineSingapore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before you book ,make sure you shopping around ,because the price for the same cruise can change a lot. I found a price in hotel Boucher is more expensive than booking online or at the travel agent. The price change is around 30-40% For 3...More

Thank paduosgiovanni
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tickets were easy to book, everything ran on time, the operators were knowledgeable and it was obvious that they really love the whales! We saw a lot of whales and activity, we really had perfect conditions. The guides made it clear that we were...More

Thank Suzy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very professionally run cruise and enjoyable trip...and saw lots of whales a s well which was a benefit!

Thank pdm555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends from malaysia had a fantastic whale watching tour. Simply amazed with beautiful whales and thank you to the professional crews. They seen pods of whales and also dolphins . The crew were informative and they getting great sightings. Food was marvelous. Unforgettable memories...More

Thank GeethaKumar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic tour yesterday with this company. Had an amazing day exhilarating and fascinating with a highly professional and knowledgeable crew. We seen 3 different pods of whales, amazing sightings and views of the whales. The crew were informative and even let us...More

Thank Natasha M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were more amused than disappointed that after we bought the ticket from the kiosk outside the wharf, we could have a 20% discount had we got the discount voucher from the freely available Visit Sydney brochure. We chose Whale Watching Sydney over the other...More

Thank Danranzhai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went out with Whale Watching Sydney and strongly recommend this experience. The crew were great, the commentary and expert information was clear and concise, not too much detail, and, best of all, we saw whales, especially the juvenile who mugged us off Coogee, and more...More

Thank NJBSydney_Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can tick this off my bucket list with absolute satisfaction! Firstly the boat was clean, spacious and we were not squeezed in like sardines that we saw on the other boats. You had fantastic vantage points all over the boat. Second the crew were...More

Thank nell k
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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Will we get to see any whales during mid March?
11 October 2016|
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Response from sydneywhalewatcher | Property representative |
no, very sorry, there are no whales migrating at that time the earliest cruises we operate begin mid May.
Fadzly H
Plan to book for my family.. We'll be in Sydney on 26 & 27 November 2017.. did you organize whale watching trip on that date? Any possibilities to witness the whales activities by end of Nov/early Dec?
26 September 2016|
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Response from Tina E | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, The Whale watching season in Sydney is from May to the end of November, so fingers crossed you will also be lucky. I booked 24 hours prior. It was a wonderful experience. Enjoy!
hi, which company that you recommend for the whal watching sydey experience
17 August 2016|
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Response from kirstymc9 | Reviewed this property |
This is the only one I have gone with & it was great!!