• Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: 2 hours 27 minutes (approx.)
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Cruise the ocean waters off of Sydney to look for humpback and southern right whales as they migrate between Antarctica and the Great Barrier Reef from May to November. Your whale-watching experience starts out of Sydney Harbour and heads to the open ocean on a custom-built catamaran with large viewing windows and spacious decks that provide excellent sightlines. Often, dolphins, sea birds and other marine animals make an appearance during the nearly 2.5-hour whale-watching tour.


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise

Sydney Harbour Whale Watching Cruise

Meet your catamaran at Circular Quay and step on board your state-of-the-art whale-watching vessel for a stable and comfortable ride. Choose to station yourself outdoors on the large viewing decks or inside the all-weather cabin, protected from the elements.

Witness the migration that turns the Pacific Ocean waters near Sydney into a prime spot for viewing southern right and humpback whales between the months of May and November. As many as 15,000 whales swim past Sydney every year. If you’re lucky, you may see some of them breach, spout, slap their tails and fins, or even jump out of the water.

Listen to live onboard commentary from a naturalist who shares fascinating information about the whales, dolphins and other animals that you might see during almost three hours on the whale-watching cruise.

Bring your camera for photo ops of the marine life, and the Sydney skyline, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and the Heads.

Customer Reviews

Cyndi P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Lucked out and saw some whales.

Sandra D USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We were lucky enough to be visiting Sydney, Australia when the whales were migrating! We saw several whales just outside of Sydney Harbor breach, splash down, and flip their tail! It was amazing!

Gayle K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Crew really tried to help find whales.

Lily R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Such a great day out for our whole family, adult kids!
The guide and pilot of the boat were patient and generous and made sure we all got what we came for!

Anthony M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Very interesting tour and if you're lucky enough as we were to see 2 humpback whales playing .

Agnes L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Great experience! Spotted many whales!

Lina V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

This was fantastic! The guide was knowledgeable and interesting. What a great experience, loved every minute of it!

Gomathy Malaysia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was the best experience I had. We saw the whale so near. Go for it if you are visiting Sydney.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Saw heaps of whales. Great day

Danny S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Best whale-watching trip we have ever taken!! we have been in Pacific, Atlantic, Caribbean, etc and this was terrific. Saw a family group breach approximately 100 times in the short time we watched them.

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