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Whale Watching Sydney

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Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fantasia whale watching cruise

An amazing adventure on the high sea, we seen many whales. The boat was clean the staff were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Billie M
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A Great morning out

I took a friend on Whale Watching Sydney and although the swell meant I had to resort to a brown... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Armidale, Australia
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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...more
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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 3 days ago via mobile

An amazing adventure on the high sea, we seen many whales. The boat was clean the staff were friendly and helpful. Only complaint no seats on the top deck, otherwise a really good experience.

Thank Billie M
Reviewed 3 days ago

I took a friend on Whale Watching Sydney and although the swell meant I had to resort to a brown paper bag, the experience was very worthwhile, the crew professional and respectful of the zone of safety around the whales - unlike a speedboat that...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family had the most amazing experience this afternoon (July 19 2018) on the 2 hour adventure cruise. We had the most beautiful fine winter weather, a knowledgeable, experienced skipper and we got lucky with an extraordinarily amazing display from the whales. Our boys (18...More

Thank AHJan2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a cruise last Saturday (14th) with Go Whalewatching from Darling Harbour at 9-30 am and had a great encounter with a whale out from Sydney. The swell was up around 3 to 4 metres which added to the fun. Excellent crew aboard...More

Thank roldenburg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially we booked ourselves for the AM cruise on the 4th July but since we only got into Sydney very late the night before, they were so very kind to help us rearrange our booking to the afternoon session although we only emailed them at...More

Thank Katy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on this tour in Sydney today and it was incredible! We left on the 3 hour 12.45 trip from Darling Harbour (I would recommend getting on here over Circular Quay as you get on first so have more choice when it comes to...More

2  Thank Sarahceee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't have motion sickness It will be good. If you have, It will be terrible. You will throw up, feel really bad and won't enjoy the trip. The Cruise shakes a lot and you need to have mind control to support itMore

1  Thank Davipedrosahaddad
Jonas L, Manager at Whale Watching Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. Motion sickness can be a problem for some passengers. Sea conditions can also vary from cruise to cruise. We get anything from very calm to not quite so nice. Its always a good idea to take a motion sickness kwell before...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cruise is too good! It starts at around 12 noon from darling harbour. Very nice and cool transport and adds a lot to this experience. The boat wasn't too crowded at all. There was a gentleman who was speaking about his experiences and past...More

3  Thank Deepak A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time on the boat. Found the trip great value. The boat wasn't packed like some of the others out there. The crew were polite and knowledgeable. Some of the speakers are a bit crackly which is our only negative feedback.

1  Thank TimandCaroline
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was by far the fave experience of my 4 and 6 year old boys' trip to Sydney (their words, not mine). We were so fortunate that there were 2 whales frolicking by our boat for about an hour, with 2 more hovering about ready...More

1  Thank Chrin
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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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27 June 2018|
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
5 April 2018|
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Response from Kate S | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry to take so long but its hard to say but again this is a question better answered by the company. There can many factors that affect the sighting of the whales but I took the noon time tour and we saw lots of whales... More
Christine B
30 October 2017|
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Response from sydneywhalewatcher | Property representative |
Hi , No January is well out of whale watching season for Sydney. May to December is the main season , apart from scattered intermittent visits from some of the deep ocean whale species in between