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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...more
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Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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We booked Whale Watching Cruise in Oct. It was cancelled due to the poor weather. But luckily we could go the next day even it was a bit windy. The staff was nice and professional. We have seen more than 6 whales during the trip....More
I'm no whale expert and I'm sure neither are the other tourists on this boat. Which is why we were only told while boarding the boat last Tuesday that this was the end of the season, they hadn't spotted any whales the previous day, and...More
We did the sunset 3 hour trip. The boat is small and very powerful, they limit numbers which was good, there were about 15 people.
If you are looking for a nice sedate cruise book one of their other trips. This is a high speed...More
This has been on my wife's bucket list forever. We made last minute decision to go out (even though its end of season and these guys were the only ones going out). Weather was beautiful but water was choppy so many folks were getting sick....More
This trip was the highlight of my holiday. I agree with a previous reviewer about going early as the jetty is busy with other companies, and we ended up missing our boat. Luckily they let us re-schedule for the afternoon.
The tour guide Vanessa was...More
We chose the 3 hour tour for whale watching when in Sydney. The boat was comfortable and had a bar etc. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. They found a humpback mother and baby almost immediately. It would’ve been great if we didn’t feel...More
Paid $35 for professional photos that we never received. It's a con, a tourist trap. By all means go watch the whales it's worth it but don't pay for the extras they take your money and run.
Date of experience: October 2018
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Jonas L, General Manager at Whale Watching Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018
Hi there. Did you reach out to us about this before? There might have been a typo in your email address or another reason for you to not get the pictures you paid for. We have all intentions to get them to you, so just...More
Great value! It's more than just whale watching. I mean you get great views of the opera house & the bridge from on the water.
I'm guessing whale sightings are guaranteed as most tour groups offered full refund or a free trip on a different...More
I was worried that I'll get sick. I took pills. I was hoping, because the waves were 1 of 10.. Well, my stomach convinced me that I won't be neither pirate of Caribbean, neither marine biologist. But that's my own issue. The crew was amazing...More
I get seasick, I know I get seasick... so I listened to the crew and moved to the interior, sat and stared out the window at the horizon or tried to sleep. I did see a whale and her calf before I needed to retreat...More
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.
The Australian National Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.
yes sorry to take so long to answer, the whales migrate north between May and November from the antarctic then make their way back so there is still plenty to see but I would contact the whale watching company as they know... More
yes sorry to take so long to answer, the whales migrate north between May and November from the antarctic then make their way back so there is still plenty to see but I would contact the whale watching company as they know the best times