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Sydney: Ocean Whale Watching Experience

Activity provider: Whale Tales

Sydney: Ocean Whale Watching Experience

Activity provider: Whale Tales
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From US$ 70.33 US$ 63.30 per person

Enjoy a uniquely personal Ocean Adventure viewing the majestic Humpback Whale winter migration. This intimate experience enables you to be right alongside the action allowing unobstructed viewing.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Experience the annual migration of the majestic Humpback Whale in the open ocean
  • Enjoy the convenience of daily departures from Darling Harbour passing Sydney's iconic landmarks
  • Embark on an adventure in a wild and natural environment
  • Get more out of an intimate excursion on a whale watching vessel limited to 25 passengers
Full description
Daily whale watching trips offering personal and up close experiences with migrating humpback whales in the open ocean. Our whale watching trips depart from Darling Harbour and have you back again in under 3 hours. You will get to view the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and world famous Opera House before heading out of the harbour to get up close and personal with the migrating humpback whales. Our custom built Whale Watching boat is designed to get you as close as possible to the amazing whales, we also only take small groups in order to make the experience as close to nature as possible. We provide a commentary throughout the trip including the history of Sydney Harbour's whaling days and facts about the majestic humpback whale and their annual migration journey to warmers waters to calve. Our trips are family friendly and we welcome all ages. Our friendly crew will help with all aspects of the trip. We offer a 'Whale Sighting Guarantee' if you don't see whales you can come again free of charge!
  • Return trip out of the Harbour to open ocean
  • Interesting facts and commentary from our knowledgeable staff
  • Up close and personal experience with these majestic creatures of the deep blue
  • Whale sighting guarantee
  • Unfortunately no food will be served on this tour but you are welcome to bring your own stacks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet at Aquarium, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia, directly out the front of Sydney Aquarium. The boat will be situated at the Northern end of the wharf.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour requires a minimum number of participants to go ahead, and it also weather dependent. If the conditions are going to be too rough & unfavourable the tour will be cancelled and you will be contacted on the contact number you provided when you made your booking and offered a refund or to reschedule. We always try to give as much notice as possible.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Amazing experience! Got to see plenty of Whales up close, at least 6 or 7 throughout the duration of the trip. Plenty of space on the boat to move around and get the best views as well. Captain and crew were very friendly and helpful. We had a great time!

August 19, 2022

Unbelievable trip! Small intimate experience with only 20 or so seats on the boat. Do not hesitate to book a trip with these guys!

June 27, 2022

September 5, 2022


Product ID: 418857