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Whale Watching Sydney

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Address: Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9583 1199
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Description: Whale watching Sydney offers daily cruises from Darling Harbour and...
Whale watching Sydney offers daily cruises from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay to watch Humpback whales. Whale watching Sydney (Bass & Flinders Cruises), have been operating since 1979 and whale watching since 1991. Award winning Australian certified eco-tours. Success rate is 98% and all cruises are guaranteed to see whales. Also, see other marine wildlife such as dolphins, albatross, seals and the beautiful coastline of Sydney. Check website for rates & specials.
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Good sightings - but may cause sea sickness

I like that their website offers daily updates on the whale/dolphin sighting for both morning and noon trips. It can help you gauge if the season your visiting would allow you to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I like that their website offers daily updates on the whale/dolphin sighting for both morning and noon trips. It can help you gauge if the season your visiting would allow you to see the whales. Although I'm used to boat travel, the water during our visit was really choppy and I got seasick about an hour into the trip! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We have been out with this company on many occasions, whale watching, Australia Day and the start of the Sydney to Hobart Race on Boxing Day. Honestly, whatever these guys do they do so well. We ventured out with them for our second time on Boxing Day and it was so well organised and so exciting. To follow the huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We went for the whale watching. the trip was really good. Even we didn't see any whales for the first time we went, they gave us another chance and this time we were lucky to see whales and dolphins. Worth of every penny we spent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Done this trip at the end of October. Straight away we saw a dolphin and then 5 minutes later we saw a whale and it's calf! Watched them breaching for about an hour! Really good experience :)

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Had my family come and visit me in Sydney and approached the front desk woman on Saturday, November, 29. Politely inquired about whale watching to which she strenly said that whale watching season was over. Understanding that this was the case, I asked if there were nay other boat trips the company offered to which she rudely said, "as you... More 

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Saint-Cloud, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

OK, let's go straight to the point: we were unlucky to all be seasick (and believe me that a 3 hours cruise is very long when you're seasick) Defintively not the company's fault though. Nevertheless, we saw a few dolphins and whales. But the sea is large and you have to be very patient to see any of them. If... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Absolutely appalling!! Only went out for 2 hours instead of the 3 promises and didn't see a single whale or dolphin!! To make matters worse we were offered a return trip which we can't use as we're on holiday and weren't given a refund despite them claiming "100% guaranteed whales" - yeah right!! Do not use this company they're an... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Out for 4 hours, finally saw a whale, was great experience, also saw dolphin, very sick on he way back, sun burned.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We took the 3h morning cruise and sat no the top deck, mainly for the sun. You do need patience - sometimes not seeing whales for 15-20 minutes. I've not been on one of these whale watching cruises before but don't think it was *that* eventful by the sound of it. We did see whales splashing about but the guide... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It was a great experience! I'd recommend it if you don't get seasick easily and if you like nature and animals in general. You have to be interested and have patience, or else it'd just be a waste of your time. I took the 3-hr cruise and did not feel very seasick despite the waves (I do get seasick). I'd... More 

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