• Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Enjoy a four-hour whale-watching cruise that begins with a barbecue lunch or breakfast onboard the boat while in the calm waters of Sydney Harbour.  After lunch or breakfast, your boat glides past Sydney Head into the Pacific Ocean in search of the humpback and southern right whales that migrate along this coast from May to November. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins as you learn about them from your naturalist guide, who provides fascinating commentary about Australian marine life during your tour.


  • 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 or breakfast and listen to live commentary
  • Guaranteed whale sightings or enjoy a return cruise for free
  • Smaller numbers ensure a more comfortable whale-watching experience

What You Can Expect

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise Including Lunch or Breakfast

Sydney Harbour Island Swim and Snorkel Cruise

Make your own way to King Street Wharf to board your whale-watching vessel. Numbers are restricted on this whale-watching cruise, allowing for ample elbow room in the cabin and on the outside decks of your boat.

Get comfortable and enjoy a buffet barbecue lunch or breakfast while gliding on the calm waters of Sydney Harbour. Take in landmark waterfront sights with great photo ops of Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison. After lunch or breakfast, your boat cruises past Sydney Heads, Manly Beach, Watsons Bay and The Gap as it leaves the harbor and enters the Pacific Ocean.

From May to November, as many as 15,000 humpback and southern right whales pass by this stretch of Australian coast during their migration between Antarctica and the Great Barrier Reef. Typical whale behaviors that you might witness include breaching (jumping) out of the water, hitting the water’s surface with their tails and spouting as they surface. Your naturalist guide provides informative commentary about whales, dolphins and other marine life that you might see during your whale-watching cruise.

While sightings are almost guaranteed, wildlife is unpredictable. If your naturalist guide does not find any whales during your trip, you can return for a complimentary whale-watching cruise on another day.

Customer Reviews

rocio anabel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

perfect lunch service on board, whales did the rest

rocio anabel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

perfect! service and lunch cruise was nice and whales did the rest.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This trip was very successful and we quickly located a mother and calf that were very active.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Exciting. The boat was very good, lunch could be better, but nothing that would spoil the experience. The feeling of seeing the animals in their natural habitat is indescribable. Now pay attention if you get sick in the sea because the tour happens on the high seas. It was an unforgettable experience.

Roland H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was a fantastic trip, the crew wear really helpful looking after everyone on ethe boat and answering any questions we had. And they found some great Whales to watch and take pictures off. The Whales did there bit as well, breeching, tail and fin slapping for us everyone on the boat had good views with out pushing or shoving, I have to highly recommend this tour and thank the crew for there work and patience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Tour was amazzzing! We saw humpback whales up close and personal. They will give you a repeat if you don and #39;t see any!

Linda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had a marvellous trip with 2 whales within 50 yards of the boat for at least half an hour. We also spotted 2 other whales as well. Weather was fine on our trip but I would recommend anyone prone to seasickness to take some travel sickness tablets as you are out in the open sea for some time. Lunch was very good and all facilities well presented. Trip made all the more interesting and entertaining by our guide Biggles and our Captain Travis got us as close as possible to the whales. Great afternoon.

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this trip with a excellent guide with years of knowledge on whales. Lunch was also to a good standard.

Jennifer F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

When I booked this trip I didn't think I would see any whales but I was wrong the whole experience was just amazing and worth every dollars. My granddaughter took some lovely pictures of the whales and I will definitely do this trip again. Thank you so much for the amazing day

Ananda Prakash U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic. Guide, Mr. Biggles was very informative and knowledgeable. The sea was very rough and almost everyone threw up. But we got to see many whales ....and when one leaps out of the water.....its just amazing.

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