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Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Marine Biologist

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Venture into the Pacific Ocean on a cruise from Sydney to witness majestic humpback whales up close and learn about them from a marine biologist.


  • This 2-hour 45-min journey takes you from Sydney's Circular Quay into the heart of the ocean's open waters, the natural habitat of humpback whales.

  • Get insights from a marine biologist about these marine mammals, which travel great distances every year, making your experience truly enriching.

  • Catch them frolicking and breaching on their migration journey, all from the comfort of your well-equipped vessel. Don't forget to click pictures!

  • Once you've had your fill of watching the whales, take in the beauty of Sydney Harbour, dating back 15,000 years, from both indoor and outdoor decks.

  • Fun fact: Male humpback whales produce complex songs lasting up to 20 minutes which are believed to be a form of communication during mating season.


  • 2-hour & 45-min whale watching cruise

  • Marine biologist

  • Live informative commentary

  • Indoor & outdoor seating

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled. However, they can be rescheduled up to 72 hours before the experience begins.

Whalecome to Sydney

Your Sydney whale-watching adventure kicks off at the Circular Quay, where your comfy ride awaits. You’ll set sail on the vast Pacific Ocean for a 2-hour and 45-min journey, guided by a marine biologist. Get ready for live commentary, sharing intriguing facts about the whales you’ll be spotting. Did you know humpback whales can communicate over vast distances using complex songs that can travel up to 1,000 miles underwater? These whales, famous for their breaching and splashing, are the stars of the show in their natural habitat. Capture their playful antics against the backdrop of Sydney’s iconic landmarks.

Sail in comfort

The cruise offers both indoor and outdoor seating and spacious decks, perfect for panoramic views. Plus, there's a licensed bar onboard serving refreshing beverages as you soak in the spectacle. Whatever seat you choose, you’ll enjoy a comfortable whale-watching experience. With binoculars in hand, get up-close views of these majestic creatures. As the unforgettable journey ends, you’ll return to Circular Quay with amazing memories and a newfound appreciation for the marine world.

What to bring

  • Pack your seasickness meds – better to be prepared, just in case they’re not available onsite.

Additional information

  • The weather here tends to bring unexpected twists. Dress in warm layers and flat enclosed shoes for adaptable comfort.

  • The vessel has an indoor area, so the cruise is still set to depart in the rain. The tour may get rescheduled or canceled due to severe weather conditions or other safety concerns.

  • Facilities: Onboard bar

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide at Eastern Pontoon Circular Quay.

  • Address: 7 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000.

  • Landmark: The meeting point is located halfway between Ferry Wharf No.2 and the Sydney Opera House.

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