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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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Great Tour (3 hour Discovery Tour)

This trip was great. Saw a single whale and a pod of another two whales, one of the whales put on a bit of a performance with his tail which was awesome. Saw heaps of Albatross... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This trip was great. Saw a single whale and a pod of another two whales, one of the whales put on a bit of a performance with his tail which was awesome. Saw heaps of Albatross and Gannets's. The commentary was great and really informative. Thanks so much for a great day.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Last year I went out with Whale Watching Sydney three times: on every trip we saw whales. On Monday (July 5) I returned again for the three-hour discovery tour, again we saw whales. The boat is big and roomy, the staff friendly and the price is ridiculously reasonable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great afternoon on a warm winter Sunday afternoon (end of June 2015). Trip was for 2 hours which was ample on the fast boat. It was a smooth ride and we had bee warned to be prepared for sea sickness but not a problem. Saw several whales just outside the heads and one even came up right alongside our boat.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Did not get an e-mail confirming and on back tracking to site it said that I had not stated number but my credit card was debited for one which was correct. Your site needs a little work. The trip itself lived up to my expectations. Very well organised and safety stressed the whole time in a diplomatic manner. Stressed 'Common... More 

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We booked this online but never got a confirmation email. Phoned up and told we were on the manifest, so no need to get a boarding pass. Apparently, they were going to try again, never arrived. As we are Sydney locals we were really looking forward to our whale watching cruise. Arriving at Circular Quay early, we stood in a... More 

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Campbelltown, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Morning 28.6.15 the friendly staff greeted us and explained the expectations of the cruise. The weather was perfect for the trip. Soon out of Sydney heads 2 whales breached directly ahead of the boat. Followed this pod then other pods where sited close by. Headed further out due to whales breaching in the distance. Two whales seemed to like the... More 

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Fredericia, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Had a lovely afternoon on board the boat watching loads of Whales splashing around the boat :) friendly and helpful staff :)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

28/6/15 An absolutely amazing experience as the whales provided an unbelievable show for us! Breaching, slapping the water with their fins, diving and stunning winter weather. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. They guided the boat expertly and attended to one young traveller who was experiencing sea sickness. This day will never be forgotten as it was one of... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I went on the whalewatching last year and decided to go again as I loved the experience. The first day was on the discovery tour on the big boat. I went twice this year on the big boat in rainy weather and on the adventure speed boat the second day. On the Discovery tour the weather was good to start... More 

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Highley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Myself and my boyfriend went whale watching in Sydney, after seeing an offer online! Not knowing what to expect we spent the first half hour or so staring into the open ocean, the initial excitement on the boat had begun to die down! But then the whales put on their show for us! The staff did their utmost best to... More 

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Additional Information about Whale Watching Sydney

Address: Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9583 1199
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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