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Fantasea Cruising

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“darling harbour”(38 reviews)
Fantasea Cruising delivers Australia’s most personalised experiences on the water. With the flexibility to cater for 2 to 1200 people, we offer charters in a range of vessel sizes from 16 seater water taxis to large vessels across a range of...more
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26 Pier St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 1800 326 822
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went for the Sydney Harbour cruise from Circular Quay and had 40 lovely minutes sight seeing in the harbour before the very friendly staff dropped us off at Darling harbour for our prebooked dinner at the Blackbird Café. A big thanks to FantaSea for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yvonneanttila
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 3 hours being thrown around a pitching, rolling boat listening to a very informative guide talking about whales .A couple of times we were told where to look just in time to see a small, distant black shape disappear from view. The understandable unpredictability...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable trip, well organised and structured. Despite it being near the end of the season they still tracked down a few to watch. Good, friendly team and very informative

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MikeD1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good way of experiencing Sydney. However, the condition of the sea was way too rough yesterday (14/11/2018) to be enjoying the whale watching experience. There were a few guests who were vomiting on the boat. I wonder if the trip should have been cancelled should...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Su T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this tour advertised as a sunset cruise it stated. “This insightful tour is guided and commentated by an experienced host” Well a small water taxi appeared and our party of 5 and 4 others got on. We showed the captain our booking reference...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank orkneylass
Reviewed November 4, 2018

As we walked on the boat, the ticket taker was holding a bag to collect tickets and there was no one counting the number of passengers boarding. We were packed in like sardines. There was over 100 people standing because their were not enough seats....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Compass37924171761
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Im giving this a 5 star rating because the trip was awesome. We saw the whales and its perfect. They also managed my booking and rebooking very timely. Will surely recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Butch D
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is the high point of downtown Sydney. Even if you have only a few hours. The boat ride gives you a completely different perspective. It might sound a bit touristy because of the `guaranteed sighting' pamphlet but the ride is an experience in itself...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank netscapenavigator
Reviewed October 30, 2018

A large comfortable boat with friendly knowledgeable crew. The trip out through the heads was scenic, and then the whale spotting began. On our cruise we spotted around 6 whales. They may not have been “performing” but we were close enough to hear the blow...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane C
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Hey, in October I was on a whale washing tour. It was not so good, because the condition was terrible. At the end of the trip everyone was seesick and we did not see a lot. 2 Dolphins and one flipper of a whale that's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been
transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment
for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining
options from budget to upscale and million dollar
views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends
for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to DJ's.
Families can visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship or
the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world.
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Fransiska L
June 28, 2017|
Response from FantaseaCruising | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us. It's not the rain but the winds which effects whale watching cruise. If in any case, we have to cancel the cruise, you will get prior notice and we also get clear weather forecast one day... More
Jan W
June 27, 2017|
Response from FantaseaCruising | Property representative |
Hi Jan, Thank You for contacting us. We have several cruises planned for new year eve celebration. Most of the information is available on our website. If you could please share your email id, we can send you details... More