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Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat

By Ocean Extreme
Recommended by 99% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Get the chance to spot humpback whales right outside of Sydney on this speed boat tour from Circular Quay or Manly Wharf. Your captain will take your group right out into the Pacific Ocean, where you'll look for a pod of whales and learn about the sea mammals before returning to the city.
from
RM 393.84
per adult
from
RM 393.84
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 14-75, max of 21 per group
Duration:2h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

Highlights
  • A captain/guide will lead you out to see whales
  • Morning and afternoon departure times are available
  • Depart from Circular Quay or Manly Wharf
  • Waterproof jackets will be provided for those who need them

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Wind/waterproof jackets
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • 27 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia Campbells Cove Pontoon is located on the western side of Circular Quay. It is at the end of the Overseas Passenger Terminal and in front of the Squires Landing pub, You must arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8099P2

  • 24 hour cancellation/rescheduling policy applies
  • Passengers must be 12 years old
  • Passengers with back, neck, shoulder injuries or heart conditions, or those who are pregnant or who have injuries/conditions that may cause a risk to their health are not permitted to ride on the boat
  • For directions to the departure location; type "Campbell's Cove Pontoon" into google.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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What is the Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat cancellation policy?
Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8099P2

About the operator

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koalina314
koalina314
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Fantastic experience
Wonderful experience. We totally recommend Ocean extreme . The guide was super friendly and so knowledgeable. We
chris92009
chris92009
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Amazing time!
This one of the most enjoyable activities during the trip. Blake was a professional in every aspect and his boat w
daniellew0923
daniellew0923
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A Must-Do!
We had an absolute blast on the high speed thrill ride! Blake was our guide and he was great. The swells were big t
Jedi1984
Jedi1984
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11/10! Must do if visiting Sydney and love a thrill
Everything was incredible from booking to the trip finishing. Love to see a business utilise technology well! No pa
antonsH7794AI
antonsH7794AI
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It was absolutely spectacular
The ride was absolutely awesome, the sea was rough with the swell but the ride is even better in these conditions,
811jacquieh
811jacquieh
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Bondi boat trip
Great ride, saw all the sights of Sydney, the ocean was rough but driver was great the family had heaps of fun
elmaloglou
elmaloglou
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Best whale watching company in sydney
The captain Blake is a true magician. Not only is his boat small, fast and quiet. But it is also very low to the wa
nawetherbee
nawetherbee
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Great! 10/10
Blake was fabulous. Well worth the money! Leaves Jet boat rides for dead😀 If you are near the Harbor it is a MUST
hugihu
hugihu
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A great experience
The weather was great for it and so were the waves. Overall a great time with great views I would definitely recomm
Sandy A
Sandy A
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Fantastic
Although a little hesitant that the boat trip might be way too scary, this trip exceeded every expectation and more
Jesse J M
Jesse J M
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Do it!
I had an amazing time. If you are going to do anything in Sydney...this should be it. Blake was super nice and we s
Maz_vdh
Maz_vdh
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Awesome Experience!
Three of us booked last minute today for a whale watching trip with Ocean Extreme and it was brilliant!! Blake was
frshpilot
frshpilot
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Great Whale watching
It was a beautiful serene winter day - the water was glass, Blake said it is never like this. We saw many whales a
Eric W
Eric W
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Don't Hesitate!
Really fantastic experience. Blake is a consummate waterman and guide and you can see he really cares about giving
646mrin
646mrin
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Whale watching by speedboat - Do It!
What a truly outstanding experience! In fact, Sydney had a really cold and windy spell on the date of our first boo
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Irene
Majorca, Spain26 contributions
This is one of the best experiences you can do in Sydney.
El Capitan Blake was extremely knowledgeable, professional and respectful to the whales.
With the small boat you got pretty close up to the whales, it’s amazing and much more personal experience.
I’ll be back for sure!
Written 6 December 2022
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KT120
4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
WOW, what an incredible trip. Blake was an amazing guide, knowledgable and extremely respectful of the whales. We have been travelling around Australia for 3 weeks and this trip was THE highlight (so much so that we booked to go again 2 days later). Would highly recommend this trip! Amazing!
Written 15 October 2022
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David A
Atlanta, GA6 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Awesome. We saw 2 humpback whales. One 30 to 40 feet & younger 20 feet.
Younger & smaller was very playful & breached many times (15+ over 1/2 hour) with several tail flips.
Older breached several times & had 1 tail flio
Written 14 September 2022
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1997Tarheel
Marietta, GA57 contributions
Sep 2022
This was a highlight of our trip to Sydney. We booked this amazing tour a few hours before on a whim and could not have been more pleased. Blake is very knowledgeable and his passion shows. Highly recommend!
Written 14 September 2022
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Christa E
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
It was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend it if you love the ocean. We feel beyond blessed of having had the opportunity to be so close to these wonderful whales and adventure into the open sea. We got lucky to have a couple of curious whale Mama and Baby and had an intimate experience that made us feel so much more connected to nature. 💕
We will see you next season Ocean Extreme! Thank you!
Written 11 September 2022
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Helen T
7 contributions
A fantastic experience from start to finish. Blake was so welcoming and helpful and really knows his stuff. It was so exciting on the very powerful rib that it was almost an excellent experience in itself but when we finally came across the whales and one individual in particular, it really was mind blowing. The juvenile humpback really interacted with the boat and we felt very privileged indeed to have witnessed it. An incredible experience - thank you!
Written 18 August 2022
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Your Storybook Smile
Potomac, MD29 contributions
Blake was a knowledgeable guide who did his very best to try to help us to see whales. Although we were not able to see any whales breaching he did extend the tour beyond our scheduled time to give us the opportunity to see whales surfacing to breathe on different areas of our tour. He provided us with jackets to help keep us warm on the water and was very informative about how to spot the whales.
Written 18 August 2022
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Steve Green
3 contribubutions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We had a lovely time whale watching on Blake's speed boat, we didn't see the whales until the near the end of our journey but he extended it until they turned up so we could get some great pictures of the whales breeching. it was one of the best experiences we have had. A perfect thing to do in Sydney and we will be back again. Thanks very much.
Written 15 August 2022
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Samantha K
Yangshuo County, China17 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Saw about 7 whales. Amazing experience and Blake the tour guide was very informative. Staff clearly knew what they were doing and made sure we had the best possible experience. I would definitely do this again.
Written 11 August 2022
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Kiranmayi V
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Highly recommend! we got super lucky and were able to see 2 humpback whales for close to an hour. The wales were lazying around, we could hear them, and see them do bridges and pec slaps. It was an amazing experience overall.

Some tips:
Depending on the direction of the wind, the boat can have a bumpy ride it is def a bit of strain on your whole body - something to keep in mind if your not physically fit.
I also recommend taking sea-sickness medication & chewing gums even if your normally don't get sea-sick on boats - because this was a very light weight speed boat which cant shelter you from the small waves even on still water.
Whole trip takes about 2 hours - so you would be on water for 2 hours. These whales migrate around the winter months and cross Sydney - this is the best time to see them.
Written 1 August 2022
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