Whale Watching Sydney

Over 25 years of experience and fastest fleet of custom built boats in Sydney. Available Cruises

Save 20% on Cruises in May

Use promo code Save20 and save 20% on 2hr Express, 2hr Adventure and 3hr Discovery Cruise in May.
Whale Watching, 2hr Express Cruise
Dine & Discover Badge
May Special
20% Off
Use promo code Save20. Valid for cruises in May.

2hr Express Cruise
On Fantasea Catalina

$59$47.20
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
Sydney’s best value whale watching cruise. Perfect for those who want a quick whale watching fix but don’t want to give up on comfort. Under 20min to the ocean from Circular Quay.
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
Dine & Discover Badge
May Special
20% Off
Use promo code Save20. Valid for cruises in May.

3hr Discovery Cruise
on Ocean Dreaming 2

$89$71.20
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
The 3hr Discovery Cruise on Ocean Dreaming 2 is the best whale watching cruise in Sydney, combining high speed with 3 levels of viewing decks onboard a custom built, large catamaran. Only 15min to the ocean from Circular Quay.
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
Dine & Discover Badge
May Special
20% Off
Use promo code Save20. Valid for cruises in May.

2hr Adventure Cruise
On Totally Wild

$99$79.20
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
Sydney’s most exciting high-speed whale watching experience! Reach speeds of up to 80kph on this thrill ride! Only 10 min from Circular Quay to the open ocean.
Aboriginal Whale Watching Experience
Dine & Discover Badge
During Sydney Solstice
9th – 20th June

Aboriginal Whale Watching Experience
on Ocean Dreaming 2

Only$89
Circular Quay, Wharf 6 & Darling Harbour
Whale Watching Sydney has partnered with Tribal Warrior to bring you a new and unique Aboriginal whale watching experience during Sydney Solstice 9th – 20th June.
Whale Watching, Central Coast
Dine & Discover Badge
May Special
20% Off
Use promo code Save20. Valid for cruises in May.

Central Coast
Whale Watching

$85$68
Palm Beach & Ettalong
No need to travel into Sydney for your whale watching cruise with local departures from the central coast at Palm Beach and Ettalong during School Holidays.

Why come with us?

25 Years Experience

Full commentary from experienced Marine Naturalists or Scientists to guide you through the cruise.

Whale Guarantee

Get a free return trip if you don’t see whales on your first cruise.
How it works.

10-15min to the ocean

Don’t waste hours traveling to the whales and back. Minimal time in the harbour, maximum time with whales.

NRMA Members Save 20% on
Whale Watching Cruises

Simply enter your Membership number when booking online. If you’re not a Member, join for just $5/month and start saving on dining, attractions, experiences, accommodation and more.

NRMA Members Save 20% on Whale Watching Cruises

Simply enter your Membership number when booking online. If you’re not a Member, join for just $5/month and start saving on dining, attractions, experiences, accommodation and more.

Recent Whale Sightings

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2 days ago

Humble beginnings of our 2021 whale watching season. 🐳

This short clip was filmed amongst the annual Bondi to Watsons Bay Swim on Sunday morning with two juvenile humpback whales going straight through the middle. πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ

We are back on the water again from Wednesday and can't wait to watch some more whales!

Book online at www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au and use promo code Save20 to get 20% off cruises in May 😎
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How exciting. Going soon ❀️

3 days ago

More whales on all of our cruises today! 🐳

We picked up two humpbacks around Bondi Beach in the morning and another single right outside the harbour entrance in the afternoon.

Whale numbers are picking up every day until the peak of the northern migration around June/July when we will have hundreds of whales migrating past Sydney per day.

Our cruises operate every Wednesday - Sunday, so we will be signing off for a couple of days.

Book online at www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au and use promo code Save20 to get 20% off all cruises in May. 😎
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Ben Whiffin πŸ‘€

Can’t wait to go 😊

So glad to see them back πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’™πŸ‹πŸ’™

Pippa Bryony Bec 2021 is our year, I feel it in my bones

4 days ago

So that whale we watched on our afternoon Discovery Cruise just went ballistic for the 3pm Express Cruise πŸš€

First day of the season and we already have 20 breaches in the bag!

Cassie, our marine biologist obviously likes it! πŸ˜‚
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4 days ago

Whales and dolphins on the first day of our season! 😍

We came across a pod of around 50 common dolphins in the morning and found a whale just off Coogee in the afternoon! It breached right next to our 2hr Adventure Cruise and took us past Bondi Beach, almost back towards the harbour entrance.

Can't wait to head out again tomorrow to find some more! 🐳

Cruises are 20% off at the moment and we accept Dine & Discover vouchers.

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Nick Peters πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜˜

Ashley Mudaliar

Ahmadd Iqbal

I'm going in 2 or 3 weeks can not wait

How marvellous πŸ’–

They are here 😍😍😍😍

Kim Bolton we're on for our trip πŸ³πŸ‹

Briony J Khalifa this is the whale we saw today ☺

Avril Neilson..this was us

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Just in time for the start of the whale watching season we now accept Dine & Discover Vouchers!

To redeem them please call us on 1800 326 822 or see one of our friendly staff at our ticket offices at Darling Harbour, Pier 26 or Circular Quay, Wharf 6
5 days ago

Just in time for the start of the whale watching season we now accept Dine & Discover Vouchers!

To redeem them please call us on 1800 326 822 or see one of our friendly staff at our ticket offices at Darling Harbour, Pier 26 or Circular Quay, Wharf 6
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Jenny Gordon

Kris Gray

Do I have to book online or can I just go to the ticket office on the day.

Wish i knew this before i booked on Tuesday

Wonderful news. πŸ’–

Absolute legends! πŸ˜πŸ‹πŸ’«

Amy Koh round 2 😁

Karim Singh

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6 days ago

2 days until our first whale watching cruise of the season!! πŸ³β›΅

Looks like we will have sunshine all weekend plus a fairly brisk westerly wind, which is excellent for whale watching as whales quite often tend to get a bit more jumpy when the wind picks up, but the sea conditons stay quite calm.

Here is hoping for an explosive start! You heard it here first... 😁😁

Don't forget that we have a special on all cruises in May: Promo code Save20 gets you 20% off our 2hr Express, 2hr Adventure and 3hr Discovery Cruises!

If you are an NRMA Member, you get another 20% off, which means you can go whale watching for as little as $40! 😎

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Whale Watching Blog

September 2020 Update

Just as we suspected, we saw a lot of calves moving past throughout September. Watching calves is a highlight of the season for many of the crew. These calves are...

August 2020 Update

Almost all of the whales are cruising south by the time August rolls around, with the odd exception of one or two slow individuals doing their best to catch up...

July 2020 Update

July is when we see a lot of adult humpback whales moving north as the northern migration starts to wrap up and the β€˜crossover’ period begins. That means the early...

Testimonials

  • My experience was amazing I say Whales breaching it was fantastic. And the crew on the boat made my experiences a great and safe place to be.

    OnAir551973
    Aug. 2020
  • Weather was a bit miserable, but the boat made it comfortable. The crew had their finger on the pulse out there and when whales were spotted by a sister boat, we were taken quickly to a perfect viewing spot. The whales repeatedly breached, including a double breach from the pair. We got great photos and finished the voyage pumped.

    Windy Miller
    Jul. 2020
  • The boat, crew and overall experience was fabulous! Whales were promised and wow we were blown away, we can’t believe that we saw whales breaching and tail slapping so close we felt at times we could almost touch them.
    This crew have perfected the tour with an onboard Marine Biologist and happy, easygoing but safe attitude.

    Deborah J
    Jul.2020
  • Went Whale Watching with my teen and we both loved it! if you are in Sydney between May/November and you check weather/sea conditions, GO! You are not going to be disappointed!

    Kikka1931
    Dec.2019
  • Once we got out of the Harbor, we started seeing whales. They were jumping and feeding and just cruising along side the boat!! The crew were all super friendly and helpful and kept the trip fun and interesting.

    BigMo
    Dec. 2019
  • Whale Watching Sydney. Another excellent trip with lots of whales observed. If you book online suggest you tick the extra option for getting the professional photos. Good commentary on what you are seeing

    AsiaDavies
    Oct. 2019
  • Must to do with kids. Amazing experience with kids. Must to do if in Sydney. There is big difference watching whale compared to other animals as the shear size of whale and they move is magnificent.

    mayanksaksena1
    Oct. 2019
  • Never thought in my whole life I would see whales so close . Commentator excellent with information and keeping us up to date with sightings and explanations .Β  A Fantastic exceptional trip .

    733doctor
    Sep. 2019