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Whale Watching Sydney
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Really good trip although only seen one as the season is new the experience on the speed boat was worth the trip out of the heads, The operator knew what to do and tried everything to find more . Nothing was to much trouble for him

Thank Kenneth M
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

I only had one day to visit Sydney and it was the first day of the season. The weather was just fantastic, so I figured, even if we do not see any whales, at least I will have a nice boat trip.

But the whales did not disappoint. The season started very well. We saw 2 large whales and one smaller one that kept on playing with some dolphins. We followed the younger whale for a long time.

The guys are very knowledgeable, have spotters up and down the coast, highly recommended. If your camera is not fast enough to catch the high speed action they do sell a USB stick at the end of the cruise with pictures taken by their photographer for 35$. A bit steep if you ask me, but it is a free market :)

Good luck for the rest of the season guys, you certainly made my Sydney trip a memorable one.

5  Thank botmi
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

If you have not done anything like this before you must take this option. Go out into the sea and see these beautiful and curious beasts come close to the boats. Look back at the Sydnye coast line an hope you don't feel sea sick !

1  Thank sxjthefirst
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We took the large boat out as sea sickness can be a problem. The boat picks up at Darling Harbour and Circular Quay, then heads out to sea under the harbour bridge and past the Opera House, sobyou get to see them too. Once past the harbour entrance it was a little choppy, but the crew gave god advice on self help measures. There were a few people looking a bit green. We then headed out to sea, about 2 miles off the coast where we saw a pod of 5 whales, including a calf. There were other sea creatures to see, an albatross and lots of shearwaters. The staff were attentive and friendly and the cruise felt relaxed.

3  Thank AnnieBooboos
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Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Book the speed boat, not the regular big boat. The speed boat makes for some bumpy and very exciting ride! The guide is great, knows a ton about the whales. We stayed more than the other boats and we saw more whales.

2  Thank Santa C
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