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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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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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Something we had never done before but very enjoyable Our boat went outside the heads and water was a little rough Some passengers became sea sick Seeing the massive size and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
morris w
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Something we had never done before but very enjoyable Our boat went outside the heads and water was a little rough Some passengers became sea sick Seeing the massive size and gracefulness of the whales as they surfaced for air was very spectacular I had thought if we managed to see one or two whales we would have been lucky... More 

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Chalfont Saint Peter, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

I booked into the 3 hours cruise thinking that it was going to be too much time out at sea but I was wrong! The weather had turned out great since the previous couple of days they had to cancel the tours due to bad weather. The sea was calm and we ended up going out to sea about 11... More 

Thank Spicer06
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I took my girl friend out on a whale watching cruise for her birthday on September 13, 2015. We had amazing weather, flat seas, blue skies and warm weather for September. I was nervous we might not see any whales but once we made it out to their migrations path we found a couple of hump backs quickly. These two... More 

Thank Andrus M
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The tour was very effective at locating whales and the boat was a good size for this type of experience which meant we never felt overcrowded. If you have ever been seasick, definitely take your motion sickness meds as you will get sick. There were a number of people down the back of the boat with us, so we ended... More 

2 Thank Yvonne G
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I was booked in for the 2hrs adventure cruise departing form Darling Harbor at 10:30 am. When I got there I was told that the cruise was cancelled due to mechanical issues (I think it was just not profitable as the number of bookings was too low). They sent me an email early morning which I of course couldn’t read... More 

2 Thank nika738
jliebschner, Manager at Whale Watching Sydney, responded to this review

Hi, Our 2hr Adventure Cruise had an engine problem on Sunday which we tried to repair in time for Monday ( im assuming that is the day you went whale watching? ) Unfortunately we couldn't get it fixed in time and contacted all passengers as soon as possible informing them via email and telephone offering them a free upgrade to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I booked a cruise to the ocean travelling from Circular quay past the glorious harbour then througth the Sydney heads to be in the ocean. we travelled on this large boat of 3 levels and were so privilege to see whales several times. the crew was simply brilliant respecting all the rules of whale watching by keeping the correct distance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I've been waiting since I was a young girl to see whales in the wild and this trip did not disappoint. The weather was perfect and the whales were spectacular! We got everything: full breaches, tail slaps, pectoral fin slaps, and fluke dives. The best of all was the "muggings". Two humpbacks came right up to both sides of the... More 

Thank Janelle S
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Everything was great, from beginning to end. We were greeted warmly on arrival, and left on time. The staff were very friendly and knowledgable. Initially the ride was quite choppy, but not too bad. Wouldn't want to be on a smaller boat on rough seas, but that's why we chose this specific cruise. The boat was big enough to provide... More 

Thank Helene T
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I did whale watching with my partner. Let me tell you most of the people on the boat got sea sick. I took a sea sick tablet and I was also feeling dizzy. Luckily I didn't get up to that stage of vomiting. Do you see any whales. Well you see them from far away or if you get sick... More 

1 Thank Vedran1982
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The whale watching Sydney team were very professional, friendly and informative. Rough weather meant our initial booking was cancelled and we choose to rebook. I enjoyed this tour and despite getting seasick ( on a reasonable condition day), still enjoyed seeing the 5 whales in the wild! I would recommend to take a proper seasickness remedy if you suffer at... More 

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