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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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Whales Ahoy!

We saw 2 Humpback Whales! It was amazing! Whales Ahoy! Whales are in Sydney!! #1 Whale Watching in Sydney

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We saw 2 Humpback Whales! It was amazing! Whales Ahoy! Whales are in Sydney!! #1 Whale Watching in Sydney

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Had a great time yesterday on the whale watching tour. Crew seemed knowledgable and friendly. Looking forward to the next trip.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What a great adventure to get up close and personal with monther nature. To see a whale up close and frollick before you waving it tail numerous times was a delight. There could be nothing better than spending a sunny Sunday afternoon in winter off the Sydney coastline whale watch. A great adventure with a first class operator. Well worth... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I am glad other people enjoyed this tour company and had success with their whale watching adventure. Unfortunately our experience was on the opposite end of the spectrum and I'm not sure words can capture how awful our time on this tour was. I think the word "traumatic" comes the closest to summarizing the overall experience best. Our frustration, anger,... More 

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

Hi, could you please give details on which cruise exactly you went on, date and time? After i have read your story i am fairly certain you did not actually travel aboard one of our whale watching cruises. There are a number of operators in Sydney and we sometimes get reviews that are not meant for us. Having personally been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Good amenities, good staff. We were only 75, which was great. It would have been crowded with three times that many. Saw whales:)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Boarded the ferry at Circular Quay for our Discovery tour. The ride was less bumpy when the ferry was moved in full speed. We went further south that day and spotted 3 whales...unfortunately not too much actions from them. The crew went the extra mile for us to have a closer look at the whales. I also noted that quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Had to bring kids to see the whales as it was quite an experience for them. We went end July - boat ride was very cold due to wind factor but otherwise there 3 decks to choose from. At the bottom, we could see from the glass window without being out in the cold. Great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was an amazing trip; so thankful to get on the water and out of the city! The staff were lovely from the start. Before we even got on the boat we were advised it was a bit choppy on the water so if we wanted to move to another day that would be possible - really flexible and understanding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I didn't expect much, but the whales put on a fantastic show for us, with double breaches, tail slaps and fin waves. At one point, the Captain asked the passengers if we'd like him to cruise over to where whales were breaching on the horizon, even though he couldn't guarantee they would continue. I'm so glad we said yes -... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The trip was excellent. We saw whales about half an hour after leaving the wharf. The first sighting was a humpback whale breaching close to our boat. There was plenty of space to watch either outside on deck seating or inside. We stayed with the whales for two hours while they swam and surfaced for minutes at a time then... More 

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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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