Sydney Whale Watching Adventure Cruise

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Highlights & inclusions

Fun and informative 3-hr whale watching tour
Learn about the biology, lifecycle and behaviour of whales
Bring a smile, a sense of adventure and an open mind!
Fun and friendly staff who will look after you!
Whale sightings guaranteed - or book a free return cruise
This tour is suitable for people of all ages

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

What you can expect

Witness the magic of Whales up close on this Sydney whale watching tour from Darling Harbour. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with nature and get up close to view the whales migrate past Sydney. After a speedy boat ride through the magnificent Sydney Harbour, you’ll enter the Pacific Ocean in search of these majestic creatures in their natural environment.

Learn about the biology, lifecycle and behaviour of whales with commentary from the dedicated and passionate crew. With comfort, speed and safety all paramount, this whale watching vessel offer both 360-degree outdoor viewing areas and spacious indoor cabin seating to guarantee you the best views. The main whale species that you can expect to encounter are Humpback Whales and on occasion, Southern Rights, Minkes, Byrde’s, Blue and Orcas as well as dolphins and seals splashing about in the harbour.

Don’t miss out on the Sydney whale watching season, book this experience online here.


What you need to know

  • The Express Whale Watch Adventure is fun, informative and a great opportunity to connect with nature. The owner/operators are passionate about whales and love sharing their experience with all onboard. Learn about the biology, lifecycle and behaviour of whales from the dedicated and passionate crew
  • The boat is a fast, modern and comfortable vessel, specifically designed for whale watching. She is 24 meters long, has lots of outdoor viewing areas but also a large indoor cabin with seating and toilets for your comfort and convenience
  • The majority of the whales migrating past are Humpback whales but you will also have the chance to see other whales like Southern Rights, Minkes, Bryde’s, Blue and Orcas and marine life like dolphins, sea turtles, Australian Fur Seals, a bounty of sea birds and more from the boat
  • Whilst all efforts will be made to ensure that your whale watching tour is an enjoyable one it is important to remember that these whales are wild animals. They do not perform on cue! A range of whale behaviours may be viewed including fluke up dives, tail slapping, pectoral fin slapping, spy hopping, breaching, tail throws
  • This tour is suitable for people of all ages, however, it is important to remember that this tour takes you out into the open ocean. We recommend that if you are affected by motion sickness you take sea sickness prevention tablets
  • Dress warmly and wear flat-soled shoes for comfort and safety
  • On this experience, children are considered 0-16years. This experience is not recommended for children under 1 year old. If you choose to bring your infant please purchase a child ticket for them
  • 3-hr Whale Watching Adventure
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Live and interesting whale commentary
  • Fun and friendly staff who will look after you!
  • Whale sightings guaranteed - or book a free return cruise
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure
  • Please allow 3 hours for this experience
Departure Location
  • Tour departs from King Street Wharf 6, Darling Harbour
What To Bring
  • Wear flat, covered shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Wet weather jacket
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Any food you may like whilst on the cruise
Cancellation Policy
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows will result in you forfeiting your experience
  • Rescheduling date and time is available up until 24 hours prior to departure
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking 
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience 
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction 
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control 
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher 
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements 

Recent reviews

4.827 reviews

Worth it experience with good commentary but was a little long

Saw lots of whales, good commentary. The weather was a bit chilly but the structure of boat was indoors and complimentary coffee and tea as well. 3 hours was a little bit long though, those with motion sickness should come prepared with the necessary medication.

Cassandra Quek 3 months ago

Everyone who love to connect with nature will love the experience watching those lovely whales. I would want them to experience this adventure.

I went to watch whale with my friends and it was a very good experience. I would love to come back again. The staff were friendly and were giving details about whales which was very informative. I had a wonderful time and would love to recommend to my others friends and family. 😊💝

Anjana Rai 11 months ago

Seeing whales near the ship is the unforgettable experience

It is a must see and this tour made it an even more amazing experience for us. We saw the whales so close to our ship and it was amazing. There was no difference between this ship and others, probably more expensive ones, as all of us were in the same spot.

Shiva Talari 11 months ago

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