Whale Watching Sailing Experience in Sydney

Badge of ExcellenceRose Bay, Australia

From USD 47.57

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


Discover the joy of coming face to face with majestic humpback whales while cruising across the ocean on a sailing boat on this fun-filled tour from Sydney Harbour. Running between May and November, the annual whale migration is a sight to behold. This small-group sailing tour gives travelers the chance to cruise alongside these incredible creatures without noisy engines or megaphones, so you can enjoy an immersive and wild natural experience.
  • Experience the thrill of seeing whales while sailing in the Tasman Sea
  • Enjoy a sail by tour of Sydney Harbour on the way out to Port Jackson
  • Guaranteed small-group tour with a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Suitable for families and children aged five and above

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Restroom on board

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Rose Bay Pontoon Wharf
      New South Head Rd, Rose Bay NSW 2029, Australia

      Pontoon Wharf West side of Lyne Park 550 New South Head Road Rose Bay NSW On street parking usually available. 100 metres south from Rose Bay Ferry Wharf 300 metres from New South Head Rd Bus Stop

    Start time

    09:00 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travellers prone to chronic seasickness
    • If you require motion sickness tablets please visit a pharmacy or seek advice prior to your cruise departure
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
    • Not recommended for travelers 5 years and younger
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Humpback Whales
    Danielle_A, Aug 2022
    Fantastic experience, the crew went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable, & saw Whales.
    Relaxed and very civilised
    Jonathan_M, July 2020
    Really pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Chilled out and leisure way to attempt to see whales. The exact opposite of some of the competitors with their pay per shot photographers and clowns on microphones. With these guys you get a small group, two guys who actually enjoy sailing and if you’re lucky you might get to see some whales and even get a mug of soup too. Highly recommended as a relaxed way to spend an afternoon.
    A truly memorable day.
    Barbara_P, July 2020
    A great day all around. After finding four whales we followed them for quite some time. The Captain knew what pace they were travelling and was able to keep up with them even when they dived. A truly exhilarating experience.
    Must Do
    Keena_F, June 2020
    What an amazing experience - Captain Douglas and First Mate Gavin got us right to the whales outside The Heads! We were saw 20-30 whales and 2 breaching!! Douglas was respectful of keeping our distance from the whales and ensured that we had an enjoyable experience. A Covid 19 safety plan adhered to, unlike other tour companies we saw on the water. Highly recommended tour!!
    Great whale sighting
    Shreyans, June 2020
    Absolutely loved it. Saw whale and followed it for an hour and to top it off we even saw a baby whale just when we were about to finish. Thank you for the experience. Would highly recommend.