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Manly Whale Watching

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Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 AM
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Wish I could rate it a 6!

What an amazing afternoon!! Great tour leader, on time and provided great warm jackets! The group... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Sharon F
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Experience of a life time!!!

I booked this much in advance since I was on a planned business trip to Sydney and did not want to... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Annemarie T
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Manly Whale Watching has been part of the Sydney Whale Watching industry for over 9 years, providing tours and great service for all of Sydney, Manly and the Northern Beaches. Whale Watching Season runs from mid May through to mid November.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1/40 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

What an amazing afternoon!! Great tour leader, on time and provided great warm jackets! The group was fun and our time with the whales and as exceptional! The guide reacted quickly to sightings and we got real close to a mother and calf and spent...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

I booked this much in advance since I was on a planned business trip to Sydney and did not want to take the chance that I could not do this. We were extremely lucky, direct out of the harbour we saw multiple pods of humpbacks...More

Thank Annemarie T
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Our Aunt and Uncle booked the tour for us and we boarded the speedboat at Manly after the tour had sadly had to be cancelled 3 days previous due to the water being too choppy. The weather was still a little rough when we went...More

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Wonderful experience. Saw multiple humpback whales up close. Blake, the driver and tour lead was great.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We went for Monday afternoon whale watch, departing from darling habour. There were about 50 people and the board is a two-deck boat, and easy to find a good spot to watch and wait. The end to end boat trip is 3 hours. We didn't...More

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Craig M, General Manager at Manly Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to submit such a wonderful review! We couldn't agree more - the stunning wildlife off Sydney's shore definitely keeps us on our toes! I am glad you had an exciting day with so many beautiful encounters.

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Decided to go for this company and it was well worth it. The boat was a fast RIB and far more manoeuvrable for finding whales than a big (cheaper) ferry. Great staff that provided good waterproof jackets and shared lots of knowledge about whales and...More

Thank Devan C
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We had a great time out. As soon as we were out of the harbour the crew had information from another boat about current location of whale sightings. It was full boat ahead then to get there. We found 2 pods of whales and were...More

Thank Cadwood
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic day out. Very professional and knowledgeable team. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Sydney.

Thank Cramax05
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Great way to see Sydney harbour and the wildlife that passes by! We were incredibly lucky to see a pod of 4 humpback whales breaching and playing for about 2 hours.

Thank maria_moppy
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had a great afternoon, beautiful day, the guides on the boat were very passionate and gave us great information on the whales, it was very educational. The boat itself is quite basic, which was fine , space enough for everyone to sit. Please be...More

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A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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26 July 2016|
Response from Craig M | Property representative |
All of our larger vessels have wheelchair access. Manly Whale Watching Cruise, Ocean Tracker Discovery and Ocean Dreaming Explorer are all accessible vessels.