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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Enjoy Sydney sightseeing, a BBQ lunch and whale watching on the ultimate Sydney Harbour cruise. Relax while you see the sights of Sydney from the water as you cruise around Sydney Harbour and dine on a delicious buffet lunch served on board. Then head out into the open sea to go whale watching, passing through the Sydney Harbour Heads and into the Pacific Ocean. Numbers are restricted on this whale-watching cruise, with plenty of room inside and out for whale watching in comfort on board your spacious sightseeing vessel.


  • Sydney Harbour sightseeing and whale-watching cruise
  • See top Sydney sights like the Opera House from the water
  • Watch for whales in the open water of the Pacific Ocean
  • Enjoy an onboard BBQ lunch and listen to live commentary
  • Guaranteed whale sightings or enjoy a return cruise for free
  • Smaller numbers ensure a more comfortable whale-watching experience

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What You Can Expect

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise Including Lunch

Sydney Harbour Island Swim and Snorkel Cruise

After departing from Sydney’s King Street Wharf, sit back and relax as your leisurely sightseeing cruise on Sydney Harbour begins. Take in views of Sydney’s iconic landmarks from the water, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Kirribilli House.

While enjoying views of Elizabeth Bay, Double Bay and other tucked-away beaches and coves, dine on a delicious BBQ lunch served on board. Make your choice from the extensive buffet, with alcoholic drinks available to purchase (own expense).

After lunch, cruise through the Sydney Harbour Heads, passing the sights of Manly Beach and the rocky cliffs of Watsons Bay and The Gap. Keep a lookout for whales as you leave the harbor and enter the Pacific Ocean, and your guided whale-watching cruise begins.

Listen to commentary as you catch sight of humpback whales performing acrobatics or you may even see magnificent southern right whales, a pod of shiny black-and-white orca whales, or the largest creature on the planet, the blue whale.

Whale sightings are guaranteed, so if you don't spot any whales you can enjoy a return Sydney Harbour whale-watching cruise for free.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour, I took some great pictures of humpback whales, highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

These guys care about the whales, but still got plenty of whale viewing. Great day out!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

it was great, saw some whales enjoyed the day but cold and very choppy. thank goodness we took our travel calm as there were several very sick people but the crew were very attentive to them. I woul do this again, but in the spring.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I really liked it except we only found one whale but that is the way it goes. Our guide was very informative and I felt like the crew knew how to track the whales. And insured the whales safety as well. Next time more whales!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was way beyond our expectations! Though the ride was pretty rough prepare sea sick pill if you're prone! We managed to see whales for the first time! I've got tonnes of videos to share with family and friends when i got back. It was amazing. Worth waiting. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic day trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great host, great BBQ on board, and the whale came really close to our ship! Weather was fine and the sea was calm, great experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Awesome one...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very experienced guide and a perfect cruise! Highly recommend to anyone interested in nature and whales.

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