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Whale Watching Sydney

#11 of 111 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Sydney Features Animals
Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9583 1199
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Excellent!

Saw 10 humpback whales, which was wonderful. Experience was great. Crew were super. Glad the... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2016
HollyWoody27
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Perfect

These guys are 2nd to none always a great afternoon very relaxing Can't wait till next week to do... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2016
Wendy S
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Darling Harbour | Cockle Bay Marina, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9583 1199

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Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Saw 10 humpback whales, which was wonderful. Experience was great. Crew were super. Glad the boat is so big, as we felt safe! Recommend this to you - ideally on a good weather day!

Thank HollyWoody27
Reviewed June 9, 2016

These guys are 2nd to none always a great afternoon very relaxing Can't wait till next week to do it all over again magnificent animals

1  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed June 8, 2016

When on an afternoon Discovery Cruise. Saw plenty of whales and a lot of action. The crew was nice and really made an effort. So worth it.

Thank Jasper V
Reviewed May 31, 2016

I went out with this company not really expecting a great deal given it was very early in the Whale watching season. We followed a couple of whales and observed their behaviour for most of the trip, the skipper judged the whale movements and kept...More

1  Thank johnpetergoodridge
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

If you love these beautiful creatures then you love this. Operating out of Darling Harbour and Circular Quay whale watching Sydney offers a great opportunity to see humpback whales and other types of whales in their natural environment. The boats are comfortable and well appointed....More

2  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed December 24, 2015

Whale watching season in Sydney starts in may, better june and finishes in October. It's a pity I got this info after I paid 97 AUD to spend two hours in a boat without seing anything. Whalewatching.com.au is nothing but a fraude, at least after...More

5  Thank xaver72
Jonas L, Manager at Whale Watching Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Hi, We are sorry we couldn't find whales for you. You can use your return voucher to come out with us again for free this coming season in 2016. And no, we are of course not a fraud! If you have a look at the...More

Reviewed December 20, 2015

Firstly we must say that we do not blame WWS for cancelling the tour, we accept it was at the end of the season which we knew at the time of booking. However, we were not informed the tour was cancelled so eent to their...More

2  Thank SJUngless
Jonas L, Manager at Whale Watching Sydney, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience with our staff! We have reviewed the situation and had a word with the person in question as of course this is not acceptable behaviour as we always want to give the best service possible....More

Reviewed December 17, 2015

The captain is very professional and kept our spirits up despite it was already end of the whale season. We were lucky to catch sight of the whale - credits to our experienced captain! The adventure speed boat ride was also great fun!

Thank AmyL17
Reviewed November 23, 2015

No whales. But we went at the very end of the season and we were warned. Crew are nice and the boat ride is pleasant. During high season this is probably fantastic.

1  Thank Knorc
Reviewed November 23, 2015

Waa-aauu-uuw ! By far one of the best experiences of MY LIFE !!!! The Capitan of the boat was so over-friendly and knew so much about whales. We got so lucky, the whale came 4 times under our boat, splashed in front of us and...More

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Neil F
August 10, 2017|
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Response from StephanCasaNova | Reviewed this property |
Im not sure, we went the end of July and at that time they were already at the end of the whale watching Season. We saw two of them, they kept close to the boat the whole journey. Our guide mentioned for sure when they will... More
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KHOOBEE
October 10, 2016|
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Response from sydneywhalewatcher | Property representative |
no, very sorry, there are no whales migrating at that time the earliest cruises we operate begin mid May.
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Fadzly H
September 26, 2016|
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Response from Tina E | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, The Whale watching season in Sydney is from May to the end of November, so fingers crossed you will also be lucky. I booked 24 hours prior. It was a wonderful experience. Enjoy!
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