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Whale Watching Sydney

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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
Central Business District
+61 2 9583 1199
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Greg G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hugh K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nittanyninja
Reviewed October 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SophiaA269
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

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. Been robbedMore

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank dangaden1
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

Reviewed October 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank FFDuncan
Reviewed October 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Journey407323
Reviewed October 10, 2018

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

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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October 28, 2018|
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Response from Foodhistoryfan | Reviewed this property |
No. I'd book when you're here - and see how the weather is on the day. It would be awful in the pouring rain, say. Regards Catherine
August 5, 2018|
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Response from billiemorv | Reviewed this property |
I have heard that Jarvis bay is amazing, but I am yet to experience it. My Sydney experience was great and we do have the most beautiful views of the harbour on the way in and out.
June 26, 2018|
Response from Kate S | Reviewed this property |
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