Whale Watching Sydney

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

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3hr Discovery Cruise

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Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
Early Bird Special
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3hr Discovery Cruise
on Fantasea Avalon

$109.00$81.75
Circular Quay & Darling Harbour
Sydney’s best whale watching cruise, combining high speed with 2 levels of viewing decks onboard a custom built, large catamaran. Only 15min to the ocean from Circular Quay.
Whale Watching, 2hr Express Cruise
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2hr Express Cruise
On Fantasea Crystal

Only$69.00
Circular Quay, Wharf 6
Sydney’s best value whale watching cruise. Reach the open ocean in only 20min from Circular Quay. Watch whales in comfort from the seated sun deck, covered rear deck or air-conditioned internal saloon.
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
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2.5hr Adventure Cruise
On Totally Wild

Only$95.00
Darling Harbour – Pier 26, Berth 3
The 2.5hr Adventure Cruise on Totally Wild is one of Sydney’s most thrilling high-speed whale watching experiences perfect for thrill seekers wanting an adrenaline rush.
Whale Watching, 3hr Discovery Cruise
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Central Coast
Whale Watching

Only$90.00
Palm Beach & Ettalong Beach (Free Transfer)
No need to travel into Sydney for your whale watching cruise with local departures from the Central Coast at Palm Beach and Ettalong Beach (Free transfer). On weekends during school holidays.

Why come with us?

30 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.

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Whale Watching Cruises

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Recent Whale Sightings

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2 months ago

Great news: The weather forecast for the 26th of December looks fantastic, so we will have great conditions for our Boxing Day Cruises! ☀️

And due to popular demand we have added two extra cruises departing from Darling Harbour and Manly.

If you missed out before, here is your chance to be part of one of the most exciting days on Sydney Harbour and beyond as we watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on the harbour and then follow the fleet offshore and head down the coast along the eastern beaches of Sydney.

www.fantasea.com.au/special-events/boxing-day-cruises/
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Are there any more cruises leaving from Circular Quay?😊

Have fun

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2 months ago

Our Whale Watching season may have finished, but Boxing day and our Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race cruises are now only 2 weeks away!

Boxing Day is one of the most exciting days on Sydney Harbour, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than on one of our Boxing Day cruises departing from Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and Manly.

Join us on December 26 as we get amongst the action of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race, with front row seats watching the start in the harbour and then chasing the fleet out of the heads as far down south as Maroubra!

Friends and family of race crew are most welcome! We attempt to work back through the fleet once out of the harbour to say a final farewell all those with loved ones on boats heading south.

Book online: www.fantasea.com.au/special-events/boxing-day-cruises/
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The link isn't working😊 Sounds fun!

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3 months ago

BLACK FRIDAY SALE - SAVE 50%!

Our season may now have ended, but grab yourself a 50% discount on our 3hr Discovery Cruise in 2024 when booking before the 2nd of December! T&Cs apply.

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Wow!!!!

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Does this include gift vouchers or only bookings?

Our season may be coming to an end next weekend, but that doesnt mean we are not having some great cruises still!

Here are some great breaches captured today by one of our regulars Mark plus a bonus breach from a couple of days ago we didnt get to share with you yet!

One more week to go, with our last cruises of the 2023 season heading out on the 12th of November.Image attachmentImage attachment
4 months ago

Our season may be coming to an end next weekend, but that doesn't mean we are not having some great cruises still!

Here are some great breaches captured today by one of our regulars Mark plus a bonus breach from a couple of days ago we didn't get to share with you yet!

One more week to go, with our last cruises of the 2023 season heading out on the 12th of November.
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Great job Mark!

great pic mark

Great work Mark - top action capture

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Beautiful pictures

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4 months ago

We were back out whale watching again after sea conditions had calmed down enough with both Thursday and Friday wiped out by strong winds and large waves!

We spent some time watching this mother and calf frolic off the northern beaches with both of them tail and pectoral fin slap their way back towards Antarctica.

2 more weeks before the season ends, so get your whale fix if you have not had one yet...!
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Mandy Schreurs

4 months ago

An impressive display of head lunges kept us in awe on our whale watching cruises today!

The wind and waves crept up during the day, which quite often results in some super active whales!

Unfortunately it will get much worse over the next 2 days, forcing us to cancel some of our cruises.

Everything should be back to almost comfortable by the weekend, so we should be back out there then.

A little over 2 weeks to go before the season ends!
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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. 2023
  • 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. 2023
  • 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.2023
  • 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.2023
  • 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. 2023
  • 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. 2023
  • 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. 2023
  • 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 .  A Fantastic exceptional trip .

    733doctor
    Sep. 2023

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