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Whale Watching Sydney

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Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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This is the third time I have been on this trip. Highly recommended, they have spotters out looking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kathycbh
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Sydney, Australia
The best experience!

We were nervous that it might be too windy on Sunday afternoon, but after seeing the Facebook... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
M8772IXteresac
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London, United Kingdom
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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 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“sea sickness” (33 reviews)
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Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the third time I have been on this trip. Highly recommended, they have spotters out looking for Whales and have never yet been disappointed. Crew are very knowledgeable and welcoming. Will definitely go again.

Thank Kathycbh
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were nervous that it might be too windy on Sunday afternoon, but after seeing the Facebook postings, we decided we had to take the plunge. Were so happy we did - what an amazing three hours! Our skipper and his crew were very knowledgeable...More

Thank M8772IXteresac
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When we went on the tour the migration season had just begun so there was some concern about seeing whales. As we waited, the tour guides explained in detail about the whales and their migration routes and taught us what to look for when trying...More

1  Thank Hansel S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A perfect afternoon at sea. We saw at least 10 whales, many of which breached a few times. We were really close to the whales, whilst still respecting their safety. We also saw dolphins & seals. It’s also a great way to see the spectacular...More

1  Thank Ben_Parks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a whale watching in first week of June with Sydney whale watching discovery tour We got on to the ride from circular quay wraft 6. Even morning 7:30 am you will Find lot of cafes serving hot breakfast. Better ear little early to...More

1  Thank Abhishek S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out yesterday and had a wonderful time. The crew was helpful and the boat was very comfortable

1  Thank Denise H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best trip I’ve ever been on. What an experience! We saw three whales, including one repeatedly leaping out of the water. I bought the professional photographer photos (electronic versions) which were amazing and a very reasonable price.

Thank ArnieYorkshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being in Sydney , Whale watching is a must and we weren't let down . Great boat with commentary , keeping us informed about what was happening and how they were searching for Whales for us to observe. The weather played it's part to ,...More

1  Thank stephen t
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the cruise even though its early season. Would be much better mid season. Good commentary while cruising and learnt a lot about whales. Friendly staff.

1  Thank Nouzab F
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

It was a total thrilling experience. It better u go empty stomach since water is a bit wavy.. U tend to have sea sickness. They give u throw bag even a ginger tablet. But.. I the tour is woth it.. Just dnt miss

3  Thank Priyanka G
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lilandy80
April 4, 2018|
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Response from Maxim3m | Reviewed this property |
We went in the afternoon in early October and the number of sightings was incredible and according to the guide more than that morning but I guess it's just the luck of the draw.
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Christine B
October 29, 2017|
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Response from sydneywhalewatcher | Property representative |
Hi , No January is well out of whale watching season for Sydney. May to December is the main season , apart from scattered intermittent visits from some of the deep ocean whale species in between
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JoyceChonburi
September 24, 2017|
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Response from sydneywhalewatcher | Property representative |
I represent Whale Watching Sydney so that going to be my recommendation. We do have a big boat so i would book on the Discovery cruise not the smaller adventure vessel
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