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Whale Watching Sydney

Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
+61 2 9583 1199
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Ranked #78 of 321 Activities in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Whale watching Sydney offers daily cruises from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay to watch Humpback whales. Whale watching Sydney (Bass & Flinders... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I bought my ticket because I had a few hours to kill before my flight back to France. I almost gave up due to the inclement weather. Though the weather was not that fine and the ocean a little rude, we had the chance to watch several whales, even 4 at a time. It's been a long time that I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went on the smaller, faster two hour cruise on a Sunday morning in October. This boat is considerably smaller than the vessel departing from Circular Quay, but we don’t get sea sick so were comfortable with our choice. If you get even the slightest bit seasick or nervous on the ocean I’d go with the larger boat. What can... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

All my life I've wanted to see a whale. Any whale. Finally, a few weeks off turning forty, I spend a fortune to visit Sydney, and book my family of six on the discovery cruise. Spent ages (3hrs) cruising rough seas, and our tour guide was just as put out as we were, stating that it's been 15 years since... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I can never forget that day. The captain said it could be 'a little' bumpy. On the way to the spot it was strong wind at sea, I felt the deck was up and down almost 2 meters every a few seconds. I booked 4h tour, and this kind of 'bumpy' lasted about 2 hours... so please consider it again... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

is unforgettable experience! Watching whales off the coast of Sydney. Departs daily from May to December . Enjoy.

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Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We took the 2hr adventure tour out of Darling Harbour, riding on "Totally Wild" with skipper Jamie, and had a whale-of-a-time!!! The ride out was so much fun, crashing through the waves as the screams of our fellow passengers drowned out the roar of the 900hp motors. Jamie was quick to spot a "footprint" and before too long we enjoyed... More

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We took the tour on the smaller boat and it was quite the adventure - the seas were a bit choppy heading out so our ride felt like a roller coaster/work out and vocal training (from all the screaming). At no time did we feel unsafe it was just great fun. There were three whale sightings but they were a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We did the 3 hour whale watching tour on Saturday afternoon, it was rough water however we were notified of this, given the option to come back and they were very well prepared for all situations, the whales were awesome, the knowledge of the crew was great and the amount of time spent with them was great, all around a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We did this on our way through Sydney. Unfortunately the weather was bad and the sea was very choppy. They did warn us it would be rough and we'd probably get sea sick, but we could come back another day when the weather was better. We were leaving the following day so had to go through wit it. It was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It was an impromptu decision to try whale watching yesterday (September 2014) and in the morning when booking online, I wasn't sure if I should try the 3 hours at sea. But the sense of adventure prevailed and I got myself on the Discovery Cruise conducted by the Whale Watching Sydney company (http://whalewatchingsydney.com.au). We boarded from Wharf 6 Circular Quay... More

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