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Manly Ocean Adventures

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1/40 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 1300 062 659
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Manly Ocean Adventures is the home of the 'Whale Watching Safari,' Sydney's smallest, most personal and most exciting whale watching adventure. Our high speed adventure vessel will get you to the whales quicker than anybody else. Our completely open vessel offers unobstructed views of these majestic animals. Our low position in the water offers you unparalleled, up-close viewing opportunities of the whales, dolphins, penguins and even the occasional seal or shark.
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1/40 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 1300 062 659
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Reviewed today

Blake's humpback whale tour is a truly memorable experience. Small group in a fast boat that due to its black color attracts the whales' curiosity. The ride was quick and due to Blake's skills as smooth as can be at that speed (an experience by...More

Thank be649
Reviewed today

I had an amazing time with Manly Ocean Adventures. I went on the whale watching trip at 11:15 AM, and everything was wonderful. We saw a number of whales (mothers and their babies), and were even able to see the whales leap completely out of...More

Thank chelseahummer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our trip out to see the humpback whales with Manly Ocean Adventures. Blake was a brilliant guide and has a brilliant eye for spying the whales. Fast boat which made the adrenaline run on way out and in. Defo recommend this way of...More

Thank 23SnapHappy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast boat which made the experience complete. We came very close to the whales and had a great view because the boat is flat. Friendly Guide, we saw a dolphin a long the way. Would recommend it.

Thank Ruud L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Blake picked us up on time. Provided us with warm waterproof coats. The ride out to see the whales was a thrill in itself. We did see some whales and Blake was very informative during the watch. He also took photos and emailed them to...More

Thank DeiselandBella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely a great experience. The boat they use makes it really easy to get around quickly, and often so much closer. We were fortunate enough to see a mother and her calf and were able to stay with them for about an hour while they...More

Thank Craig F
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

A very professionally run tour. The highlight was seeing different pods of whales. Blake always does his very best to locate whales as quickly as possible. The swell was up and a few people were a bit green, but it was still a great day...More

Thank sue k
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I would definitely recommend choosing Manly Ocean Adventures if you are thinking of going whale watching. Blake takes great care to ensure all his passengers have the best experience possible. You won't get as up close and personal with the whales on the big tour...More

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We were so close a humpback whale, it was amazing - the whale came straight towards us and stayed with us for 30 minutes, circling our boat and popping its head up to look at us.

Thank sandy f
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome experience with Captain Blake, who's with lots of information on whales while we are searching for whales. You will feel very close to the whales since you're on small speed boat. If you're worried about last minute bad weather and got canceled? No worries,...More

Thank Wong J
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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