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Whale Watching Sydney

#11 of 107 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Sydney Features Animals
Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9583 1199
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An Amazing Afternoon

I can tick this off my bucket list with absolute satisfaction! Firstly the boat was clean... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nell k
Sydney, Australia
Double Breach

Beautiful day out....saw a double breach and a single very large breach. Don't bother taking... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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“see whales” (34 reviews)
“sea sickness” (28 reviews)
“wild animals” (14 reviews)
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Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9583 1199

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I can tick this off my bucket list with absolute satisfaction! Firstly the boat was clean, spacious and we were not squeezed in like sardines that we saw on the other boats. You had fantastic vantage points all over the boat. Second the crew were...More

Thank nell k
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful day out....saw a double breach and a single very large breach. Don't bother taking pics....they got all the best shots and offer them to you all on a memory stick.These guys have it down to a science for sure, highly recommend. Like any outdoor...More

Thank philhull9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crew was well informed and helpful. They knew just where to look for whales. These are wild animals and I would never expect them to be predictable. The boat is fast so they can catch up to the whales pretty quickly.

1  Thank Brandon B
Reviewed 26 November 2016

First whale watching experience. it was a short wait and we are lucky to see an active calf that jumping out of the water. the boat is well controlled.

Thank WZShuy
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Never have I ever been treated so badly as with this scam company - we went on a tour the 19th of november and didn't see anything at all.. It was storming and the crew told us from the beginning that the weather was really...More

4  Thank Helene H
Jonas L, Manager at Whale Watching Sydney, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you didn't have the experience you were hoping for. Before we set off on a whale watching cruise we always inform passengers about the conditions and give them the chance to reschedule for another, more suitable day if they like. It sure...More

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I was a bit worried because we were very late in the season to go whale watching. But our guides knew where to look. And we came upon two humpbacks, a momma and baby. We followed them for quite a bit. The young one breached...More

Thank Dinah Y
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome trip ! Saw a mother and her calf leaping out of the water and the mother rolled on her back and was flapping her fins - looking totally chilled out. Doug was fantastic.

Thank Ferdi61
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

A Professional company and couldn't fault the service. The skipper waited for a couple of late boarding passengers and made a detour to another wharf to pick up other passengers who got lost. The sea was a little choppy with big swells but this only...More

1  Thank 1708SarahK2015
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We went saturday on the whale watching tour in the afternoon and we saw so many whales! Jumping out of the wather, it was unbelievable. After the tour we get the service to go to darling harbour instead of Manly. It was a great day...More

Thank Arja S
Reviewed 8 November 2016

While we had a nice cruise through Sydney Harbor and on the open ocean, we didn't see any whales on our trip. We received a voucher for a return visit in the 2016 season (all 3 weeks that's left), but the voucher is non-transferable despite...More

1  Thank HappyTraveler465
Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been
transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment
for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining
options from budget to upscale and million dollar
views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends
for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to Dj’s.
Families can visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship
or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Will we get to see any whales during mid March?
11 October 2016|
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Response from sydneywhalewatcher | Property representative |
no, very sorry, there are no whales migrating at that time the earliest cruises we operate begin mid May.
Fadzly H
Plan to book for my family.. We'll be in Sydney on 26 & 27 November 2017.. did you organize whale watching trip on that date? Any possibilities to witness the whales activities by end of Nov/early Dec?
26 September 2016|
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Response from Tina E | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, The Whale watching season in Sydney is from May to the end of November, so fingers crossed you will also be lucky. I booked 24 hours prior. It was a wonderful experience. Enjoy!
hi, which company that you recommend for the whal watching sydey experience
16 August 2016|
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Response from kirstymc9 | Reviewed this property |
This is the only one I have gone with & it was great!!