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Manly Ocean Adventures

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Manly, Australia
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About Manly Ocean Adventures
Manly Ocean Adventures is the home of the 'Whale Watching Safari,' Sydney's smallest, most personal and most exciting whale watching adventure. Our high speed adventure vessel will get you to the whales quicker than anybody else. Our completely open vessel offers unobstructed views of these majestic animals. Our low position in the water offers you unparalleled, up-close viewing opportunities of the whales, dolphins, penguins and even the occasional seal or shark.
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Get the chance to spot humpback whales right outside of Sydney on this speed boat tour from Circular Quay or Manly Wharf. Your captain will take your group right out into the Pacific Ocean, where you'll look for a pod of whales and learn about the sea mammals before returning to the city.
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David S wrote a review Nov 2018
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My girlfriend and I had an amazing trip out around the coast of Sydney with these guys. During our 'ocean adventure' we saw a mother and child humpback whale, dolphins, sealions... and we were incredibly lucky to see two Right Whales. Being in a small, fast boat made for a very exciting and fun experience and Blake (our guide) was full of interesting information and happily provided some excellent photos from the day via email. We would highly recommend it to anyone!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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TYkkb wrote a review Oct 2018
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
We had the most amazing trip with Blake, the whales were sensational and we were in the perfect boat and best location to watch these majestic creatures. We’ll definitely do this again and only with Blake!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Robyn0867 wrote a review Oct 2018
Cairns, Australia17 contributions
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Had a wonderful experience meeting these amazing creatures the other day. Our tour guide Blake was knowledgable and very skilled at handling the boat, and we sped out to see the whales without any time wasted. This meant more time to spend watching the whales surface and descend. Blake also provided us with photos he took on that day, as I was unable to get great pics with an IPhone. Just a word of advice, if you are prone to motion sickness, do not hesitate to take medication prior to leaving. Thanks for a great experience Manly Ocean Tours.👍
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Date of experience: October 2018
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jacknaven wrote a review Oct 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom19 contributions94 helpful votes
A day of whale watching was the highlight of an amazing holiday. 2 hours on the sea, the fast boat is an extremely fun ride in of itself, but it’s when it comes to a stop that things get real interesting. I don’t know whether we just got extremely lucky on our slot but we saw a lot of whales breaching and were pretty up close and personable. The first pair we saw no more than a minute or two out of leaving the harbour, and then spent pretty much the entire 2 hour slot watching other pairs/trips of whales. We were really spoilt for choice. Captain Blake was personable, informative and overall just a great driver and ride. Easily worth every single penny.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Jennifer B wrote a review Oct 2018
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This was the best trip I've taken so far, I live in Sydney and have been on a few other whale watching tours. This time I had a friend from overseas visiting and so glad I chose this trip. We didn't have to go far out into the open sea from Sydney Harbour to find a mummy whale and it's calf. The baby was so energetic and playful, breaching and popping it's head out of the water. They came close to where we were floating and it was truly awesome. Blake was a great, informative guide and thank you for taking the photos for us so we could focus on just enjoying the amazing show of the whales. I would most certainly recommend this trip over any of the other whale watching tours, I felt you got a more personal experience. Thank you Blake and Manly Ocean Adventures!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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