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Whale Watching Sydney

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Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Great cruise finally got to see a whale

Went out.and had a lovely cruise on Sydney Harbour. Went out heads and for a while looked like no... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
tonydcook56
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Sydney, Australia
wild life

i couldn't meet whale. i was really really looking forward to see them though... but this is wild... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2017
Eri K
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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.
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Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Went out.and had a lovely cruise on Sydney Harbour. Went out heads and for a while looked like no whales. Turning for home and wow a mother and calf. Great staff and loved seeing sydney from outside the heads not to mention the whales

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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

i couldn't meet whale. i was really really looking forward to see them though... but this is wild life. it is not an aquarium.

Thank Eri K
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Reviewed December 5, 2017

Nice Trip Though we dint have any whale sightings and they have given coupon for another trip as guaranteed. Crew was so friendly and informative.We have been there in mid November where sightings will be very less as that was end of season.

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Reviewed November 28, 2017

I made the tour at the end of the season mid-November, so the Whales were migrating and the chances less to spot them. Nonetheless, the crew never gave up spotting them and get closer. And we eventually spotted a few and get fairly close. Can't...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Going out whale watching in November was a risk, one that we knew and were made well aware of at the time of booking. We booked online the night before hand and saved ourselves 20% off the price, costing us $134 for two adults. We...More

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable trip. A relaxed journey out of the Harbour to the sea. We were not guaranteed a sighting of whales but we were not disappointed! Good commentary from crew who were always on the lookout for the whales and directing you to any...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Great views of the harbor as you cruise slowly out into the ocean. We saw whales immediately. Lots of them. We also spotted seals. It was truly a day to remember. Guides were very informative. I booked the afternoon three hour cruise on the large...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

I went out on the fast boat twice over the last two weeks and both trips we have had whales breaching next to the boat, the captain was very knowledgable and fun and ensured that you had the best trip possible.

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

We booked this tour when we arrived in Sydney and realised that the whale migration season was still ongoing. What a brilliant choice. It took 15mins to leave Sydney harbour and hit the ocean. Almost as soon as we got in open ocean we began...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

What an amazing experience. We went with Captain Cook cruises. I would highly recommend these guys. First time we went out we unfortunately didn't see anything but they gave us a second chance ticket. The customer service was fantastic and so helpful with 2 kids....More

Thank Karla M
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lilandy80
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Maxim3m | Reviewed this property |
We went in the afternoon in early October and the number of sightings was incredible and according to the guide more than that morning but I guess it's just the luck of the draw.
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Christine B
October 30, 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
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JoyceChonburi
September 24, 2017|
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Response from sydneywhalewatcher | Property representative |
I represent Whale Watching Sydney so that going to be my recommendation. We do have a big boat so i would book on the Discovery cruise not the smaller adventure vessel
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