Sydney Boat Adventures
Sydney Boat Adventures
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Private ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife ToursSpeed Boats Tours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Sydney Boat Adventures operates daily Adventure tours including: Harbour Blast, sightseeing, whale watching and Harbour cruises on the spectacular harbour of Sydney and its coastal waters. We also have private catamarans available to hire for parties and functions of all types (Whale season runs 1st June to 1st November). Our tour desk is conveniently located right in the heart of the city at Wharf 1, The Eastern pontoon, Circular Quay Sydney (Between the ferry terminals and the Sydney Opera House). At our tour desk you will find our friendly and knowledgeable staff waiting to assist you to find the perfect tour or cruise to suit your needs. At Sydney Boat Adventures we aim to deliver more than just standard tours, with a focus on adventure tourism, we offer complete experiences. Our team have lots of experience delivering safe and enjoyable cruises, tours and adventures, and are passionate about sharing their knowledge of marine life and the secrets and gems of Sydney Harbour. We look forward to having you aboard!
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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wandererhelen
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2016 • Friends
Myself and two friends went on the whale watching trip today and had a wonderful day! Commentary from Michael, views and music was all fantastic and spotted two pods of whales - couldn't fault the trip and would highly recommend. Thank you!
Written 10 July 2016
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Kelsey F
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2016 • Friends
Last minute find online and definitely made a good decision going with these guys! Great views of sydney as well as the humpback whales. Would highly recommend these guys.
Written 10 July 2016
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Hello Kelsey, Thank you for reviewing our whale watching tour. We are glad you enjoyed your time aboard and the sights we were able to show you.
Written 11 July 2016
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Chatty84
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2016 • Friends
Having just been whale watching in New Zealand and seeing 3 whales, I had really high expectations. So when this tour exceeded my expectations - I was very impressed!! I chose this tour because of the fast boat, this turned out to be a great choice as we were out taking photographs of the whales within 20 minutes. Crew were fantastic and very friendly. Captain Mike was extremely knowledgeable, fun and professional. I felt completely safe and had a close up view of two different pods of whales. This was the best tour I have ever done and can't wait to do it again.
Written 27 June 2016
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Kym H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2016 • Friends
Fabulous time with Sydney Boat Adventures. Well run operation that has just the right amount of adrenaline in combination with the beauty of the harbour and of course the whales. Knowledgeable crew who gave excellent information without being over the top - learnt about lots of things without feeling like was being spoken at the whole time. Loved the travelling soundtrack. Highly recommend!!!
Written 18 June 2016
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Sean C
Sydney, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Family
Being a brilliant winters day in Sydney, we decided to jump on board the 2.5 hour whale watching experience. Despite there being other vessels in the area, from the moment we left the dock, we knew that we had made the right decision to go with 'Sydney Boat Adventures'. Michael and Bill were very knowledgeable of both Sydney Harbour and the various whale species sighted once outside the heads. Despite some initial concerns by members of our party about the swell, the boat was awesome! very stable, very safe and very fast, allowing us to get out to the whales in half the time of the other vessels. We managed to take some amazing photos of numerous whales as well as the sights in and around the harbour. All in all, we have a great afternoon and I would highly recommend this tour to any visitor of Sydney.
Written 30 June 2015
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Nick604
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Friends
I was on this past Sunday mornings 2 hour whale watching experience and had an absolutely amazing time. The crew was highly entertaining and very knowledgeable about the whales and the wildlife. The boat ride out and back from the whales was lots of fun as well, as they use a very fast boat that allowed us to have more time spent looking for and viewing the whales. In addition, the tour gave us spectacular views of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge; a view that simply isn’t the same on land.
Written 18 June 2015
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MikeBosch
Sydney, Australia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
We had a nice and knowledgeable crew. fast boat got us to our destination and back to base very quickly...small boat meant it was a small boatload of people....whale watching out of Sydney Harbour could not have been better
Written 19 September 2016
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usflyer
Baltimore, MD902 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
Booked tickets for this ($30AUD) on the BookMe discount website a few days in advance, and I considered that an incredible bargain price for a 2.5 hour boat tour. The check-in staff were incredibly friendly, as well as the boat captain and single crew member. The boat was very nice, not too big, comfortable with lots of room, clean, and very fast (some fun twists and turns in the harbor). It is a typical whale watching experience where you spend a decent amount of time trying to find them and then watching the humps go up and down, but we still saw them and even got a full jump breach one time, as well as some good whale tails. Overall, a great trip and I would totally recommend this company to my friends.
Written 2 September 2016
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923oriolb
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2016 • Couples
Did the tour today and I must say that it was well worth it!!
Since the purchase ( top guy explaining all through) to the boat with Michael&Co we felt very well looked after and really made a great job sharing his knowledge.
Best value for money tour company for sure!!
Extremely recommended specially now when the whale doing the migration.
Thanks again guys!!!
Written 9 July 2016
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Thanks Oriol for your review. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and I will pass this on to our sales staff and boat crew. We are so glad you had an enjoyable time on the tour. We believe we have the best team who love their job and are always excited to share their passion for humpback whales with every customer. Hope to see you again soon.
Written 11 July 2016
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Mark Hayes
London, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2016 • Solo
Being lucky enough to be local to sydney i get the opportunity to get out and see the whales quite often in Sydney and so have been with most of the company's. I understand that this is a independent owned company unlike the larger commercial operations. All the trips have there plus points and yet to find an operator i dont like) but decided to leave a review after three trips out with Sydney Whale Adventure. This was my third time with them with my last trip yesterday.

Departing from cirqualar quay you embark on a the boat which is extreemly poweful, i will not add any spoliers but its greatnfun and they point out interesting information along the way then out to the ocean.

This is only my personal opinion but unlike some other operators which head straight out to where the other boats are (somtimes this is necessary) but when pods are applenty no need. So they instead go exploring for your very own whales! 15 mins in and bingo we have our own pod (you then have prioty watching the pod) - in this case dolphins playing with whales!! We had 20 mins alone time before the bigger boats arrive to watch 'our' pod, the whales behaviour did seem to change (longer down periods etc).

Overall, the crew were truely excellent and highly informative (from checkin to arrival back), the best boat to go out on by far!!

My only question was that i found it hard to find the company on various internet sites (maybe because the larger operators are able to take a doominate position due to their volumes) i had to go to the kiosk to get a brochure during my lunch hour.

Keep the tours going strong!

Mark Hayes
Written 2 July 2016
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