5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  2-hours 45-minutes
See magnificent humpback and southern right whales at play on a Sydney whale-watching cruise. From Circular Quay this open-water cruise will take you through the entrance of Sydney Harbour and into the open Pacific in search of whales. The open-air viewing decks on board the catamaran offer unobstructed views and the best opportunities for spotting and watching the whales. Getting up close to these gentle giants of the sea is an awe-inspiring experience that you don’t want to miss. With record numbers of whales due to pass along Sydney's coastline this migration season, there are sure to be plenty of sightings and great photo opportunities!


  • Whale-Watching Cruise through Sydney Harbour and on the Pacific Ocean
  • Experience the great migration of humpback and southern right whales
  • The open-air viewing decks provide great whale-watching opportunities
  • Enjoy the picturesque sights of Sydney Harbour on your way to the open ocean

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What You Can Expect

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

Sydney Harbour Whale Watching Cruise

Experience one of nature’s greatest migrations as the humpback and southern right whales of the Pacific Ocean journey between Antarctica and the Great Barrier Reef. During the months of May to November, Sydney’s coastline becomes a playground for these gentle giants. With an estimated 15,000 whales due to pass along Sydney’s coast, this year’s whale migration season promises to be one of the biggest in decades.

Board your boat at Circular Quay and cruise through Sydney Harbour and into the open ocean through Sydney Heads. You'll have the opportunity to see the whales at play, often performing spectacular aerial leaps.

The vessel is custom- built to cruise the open waters, and there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the sights and look for whales. The outdoor viewing decks offer great views, and the indoor all-weather lounge, provides a comfortable and warm place to relax while out on the open seas.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great trip!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Awesome! The ride out was a little rough but we saw whales the whole time once we left the harbor!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a great time,the crew were very good and very informative,the information they gave us in relation to the migration of the whales made the journey very exciting and interesting.We saw a lot of whales,large and small and one of them put on a great show for us.I highly recommend this tour to everyone who is interested in seeing the whales.Thank you Captain Cook Tours and Viator.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent trip. Definitely recommend it. Knowledgeable staff and whale sightings made this trip great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It is excellent tour for me, and have a good service as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent expirience.
The guide was very friendly and informative.
it's a pitty that weather was not very good but just ok, but anyway vary food trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

everything is smooth. Trouble free

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Awesome experience! Captain and crews were really friendly and as enthusiastic about the whale watching. We were really lucky and caught sight of many whales. Even chin slapping! Great job to the Captain and crews. Truly one of a kind experience for us. Thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Mihai C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The boat took us next to the whale migration path, just outside of the harbor. The crew were very considerate with the whales, not crossing their path. We were very lucky to meet a very active and curious whale which put on quite a show for us. We also saw dolphins in the harbor. The cruise also includes spectacular views.of the harbor and can stand in very well for a harbor cruise.

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