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  •  Sydney Whale Watching 3hr Discovery Cruise Depart From Darling Harbour

Sydney Whale Watching 3hr Discovery Cruise Depart From Darling Harbour

Fantasea Cruising Sydney

  • Sydney
  • English
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation prior to 7 days of travel date
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Whale Watching Cruise (3 hours)
  • 2. Free coffee & tea available in the harbour & during suitable offshore conditions.
  • 3. Commentary provided by experienced crew
  • • Vaccination documentation required before boarding
From AUD

1 Key Facts


  • 1. Whale Watching Cruise (3 hours)
  • 2. Free coffee & tea available in the harbour & during suitable offshore conditions.
  • 3. Commentary provided by experienced crew
  • • Vaccination documentation required before boarding

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Sydney
Depature point ● Departs between 14 May – 13 November 2022 (departure day is reference only and subject to availability)
- During school terms: departs Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
- During school holidays: departs daily

● Morning Cruise
- Departure time: 08:30
- Arrival Time: 11:30

● Afternoon Cruise
- Departure time: 12:45
- Arrival Time: 15:45

● Departure Point: Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour
● Ticket Office: 2b Pier 26, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW 2000
How to get there ● By Public Transport
Aquarium Wharf, Darling Habour  is a 10-minute walk from Wynyard station or 15min from Pyrmont Light Rail station.
From Wynyard you can traipse from Clarence Street along the Wynyard Walk, a new state-of-the-art, fully accessible underground pedestrian link through the city. Emerge at Barangaroo and enjoy a walk along the water to Aquarium Wharf.

Please check the Transport NSW timetables ( for more details to plan your trip.

● By Car
Sun Parking is located at 261-293 Kent St in the basement levels of Westpac Tower, and is only a two-minute walk along Erskine Street from Aquarium Wharf. There are entrances on Sussex Street and Kent Street.
Guide Service
Operating hours
Morning Cruise (15 May – 14 November 2021) 08:30- 11:30 Boarding at 08:00
Afternoon Cruise(15 May – 14 November 2021) 12:45 - 15:45 Boarding at 12:15
Reconfirmation requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, departure location and time, and boarding time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements Please arrive at the ticket office 30 minutes prior to the departure time to exchange for ticket/boarding pass before proceeding to the boarding terminal. Passengers that fail to arrive before this time may be classed as no-show.
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Comfortable shoes
● Light jacket/sweater for windy or cool days
● Camera (waterproof)
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
Other info ● Whale guarantee - If no whales are seen on first cruise, a free return voucher is issued. Conditions apply.

【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
- Guests aged 16 years and older must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Upon entry all guests must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination or medical exemption documentation. Guests aged 16 years and older, unable to provide the vaccination or medical exemption documentation will be refused entry and no refund will be offered as the consequence.
- Face masks may be mandatory onboard tourism services. Please bring your own.
- Please refer to for the latest updates during the post-Covid period.

2 Overview

Whale Watching Sydney's 3hr Discovery Cruise is the best whale watching cruise in Sydney, combining high speed with 3 levels of viewing decks onboard Sydney's best whale watching vessel Ocean Dreaming 2.

Thanks to the high top speed (almost 30kts) of the vessel, it only takes 15 minutes from Circular Quay to the open ocean. That means less travel time through the harbour and more time watching whales compared to other, slower boats.

Board the Sydney's largest purpose-built whale watching vessel and enjoy unobstructed views from spacious wrap around decks over 3 levels. Check out the open top sun deck, providing 360 degrees of viewing!

Sydney Whale Watching 3hr Discovery Cruise

Whale Watch in comfort with air-conditioned cabins with large windows and great indoor and outdoor seating. Informative commentary by the experienced crew and onboard multimedia presentations ensure you are fully informed of what to look out for so you can make the most out of this unique experience.

Tea, coffee and bottled water are included in this cruise. Additional drinks are available for purchase from the onboard licensed bar. The vessels and toilets are wheelchair accessible. If no whales are successfully watched on your cruise, you receive a free return cruise.


Vessel Features
  • Three levels of outside viewing decks
  • Comfortable cushioned seats
  • High speed vessel for minimal travel time
  • climate controlled cabin
  • Purpose built for whale watching
  • multimedia presentations on screens
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets on board (1 disabled)

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
● If no show, no refund.


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