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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 #76 of 302 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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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went whale watching with Marula tours in June. It really doesn't matter which company you choose because they all use the same boats and charge more or less the same. The whale watching it really depends on your luck. We got to see some whales but of course from afar and barely the tail... is not that they are... More

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Levin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

what a great day the water was very rough so if you are not a good sailed don't go and as long as you are dressed for the cold it is a great trip to see these magnificent animals some thing for the bucket list.

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West chester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I saw so many whales and even a family of dolphins! the guides were very interactive as well. overall wonderful day!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I was in Sydney in June and it was a perfect time to watch the giant beasts as they journeyed northward looking for warmer breeding grounds. My excitement was at its peak and as I wobbled in the boat, I seemed nervous as the probability of sightings however great, one can never be sure. The first hour and half went... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A fabulous way to spend a morning on a fine, winter's day. A young friend and I were on the 3-hour cruise on a large boat with a good amount of space for viewing - inside and on the deck. Dress warmly even if the day is fine because it can be cold on the water and you'll want to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Sunday afternoon - 12.45 pm pick up from Cockle Bay - loverly winters day. Pleasant trip out to Freshwater to see plenty of whales swimming past. The three hour cruise on the big catamaran looked a lot more pleasant than the 2-hour "speed boat". Also the boat is designed properly for viewing which a few other boats are not! Wear... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went here on a sunday morning, everything went very smoothly. plenty of space on the boat, the fella on the mic was great, very informative about the whales, got to see two pods. if it hadnt of been winter time i would have booked to go on this trip once a month, tea cooffe fruit and buscuits were complimentary, we... More

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Went out on this cruise today. It was a lovely winter morning, but definitely worth wearing warm clothes, especially if you plan on staying up on deck. There's warm, comfortable seating inside, but it's difficult to get decent photos unless you're in the uncovered areas. The commentators were good, however they kept forgetting to turn the microphone off when having... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Myself and my girlfriend booked ourselves onto the three hour tour, the boat left at 9.15 from darling harbour, we then picked up at circular quay which left at 9.45. We then headed out to the sea and lucky us we went straight out and spotted a juvenile whale alone, however it took no skill from the guides as there... More

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sydneywhalewatcher, Manager at Whale Watching Sydney, responded to this review

Really sorry you were disappointed. To explain why things happened as they did on this trip; the 1st whale we found was close to the shore and harbour entrance and breaching constantly for over an hour and half. Since the wind was strong offshore and we had a very active breaching whale to watch we decided to stay in close... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

On June 24, with appropriate warnings repeated several times about the weather we were about to encounter, we set off in the larger vessel for the afternoon whale watching cruise. We were originally booked on the smaller boat but this service was cancelled due to rough and windy weather. And yes, it was rough, but it was oh so worth... More

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