Whale Watching Sydney - 3hr Discovery Cruise

Sydney, Australia

From USD 60.71

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spot majestic humpback whales swimming and playing in their natural environment during this whale-watching cruise from Sydney. Sail across Sydney Harbour, past the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, to the open waters of the Pacific and get up close to the gentle giants. This seasonal tour runs between May and November, and cruises pick up from either Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.
  • Whale-watching cruise from Sydney
  • Spot humpback whales in their natural habitat
  • See the sights of Sydney Harbour
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and snack
  • See the underwater world without getting wet
  • Cruises leave from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour

What's Included

  • Three hour Whale Watching cruise.
  • Complimentary coffee and tea
  • Commentary by experienced crew.
  • Professional photographer onboard
  • Whale pictures from your cruise (available to purchase)
  • Drinks (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Circular Quay Wharf 6
    Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Cruises depart from Circular Quay - Wharf 6. Our ticket office is the last one on the left hand side of the wharf. Cruises also depart from Darling Harbour - Aquarium wharf. Please select at time of booking

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • If you suffer from motion sickness it is strongly recommended that you consult a doctor before traveling
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 190 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Mathilde_L, Nov 2022
Scam. Didnt see any whales and i have a free entry but for the next year. Dont go if you dont wanna l'ont money
We were able to see a...
Kristi_K, Nov 2022
We were able to see a mother and her calf. Both of them breached and the calf jumped all the way out of the water. It was an amazing experience.
A day to remember
Chris_K, Oct 2022
Best experience ever, a perfect moment for me to build memories with my fiancée on our first visit to NSW.
Whales and waves
Christine_M, Oct 2022
Shocking weather saw many people get seasick but the staff were fantastic! Did their best under very trying conditions.
Jayant_M, Oct 2022
We were very much satisfied with the tours and visits organised by you. Look forward to another good experience on visit to Canberra.
Great whale watching tour!
Lori_R, Nov 2019
I had a great time during the entire tour. We saw 4 whales and watched them play for at least an hour. I got lots of pictures and video. It was definitely one of the highlights of my vacation.
Whale Watching Circular Quay
Jenn_S, Oct 2019
The Weather was terrible; the crew really didn't give a rats and the voucher for food & drinks very poor. Got at the end. For $99 per person a very low standard!
We were not informed prior our...
Desmond T, June 2017
We were not informed prior our booking or departure that the sea was so rough, all ended up seasick despite eating the seasick pills and could not see the Whale. All 7 of us were busy vomitting in the cruise.
Although we had problems finding...
Susan S, Oct 2016
Although we had problems finding where the boat left from, which wharf, it didn't ruin out outing. It was wonderful to see the whales up close. It was as if hey where putting on a performance for everyone.
Definitely able to see whales at this...
ARUMUGAM_V, Sept 2016
Definitely able to see whales at this time of the year.
The tour guide is very friendly and...
yunping_x, June 2016
The tour guide is very friendly and provided lots of information. We spotted a whale and calf from very far away. I did get a picture of whale tail. Be preparing that sea was really rough and it is better to take some seasick medicine before you go. Overall this is a lifetime experience and worth to take it.