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Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise Including Lunch or Breakfast

NSW, Australia
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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
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.

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Alberto G
, Oct 2018

Wonderful, Interesting, Great!


Wendi H
, Jul 2018

The guide was very knowledgeable about Whales, and their behaviors. and he seemed passionate about the animals. The whole experience very enjoyable for all of us

rocio anabel M
, Oct 2017

perfect lunch service on board, whales did the rest

rocio anabel M
, Oct 2017

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

, Oct 2017

It was great, staff were friendly and helpful, food was good, the whales though were a bit illusive this time but overall was still enjoyable. We recommend this tour.

, Oct 2017

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

, Sep 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.

John S
, Sep 2017

This was a while ago, but we were very pleased with the efforts of the crew in regards to our care and seeking out a whale sighting. We were fortunate to see several but none breaching.

Roland H
, Aug 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.

Sau Han Y
, Aug 2017

So disappointed that we couldn't see any whales as the sea was so rough !!!

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