2.25 hr Ultimate Whale Watching Cruise from Circular Quay

  • Sydney
  • English
  • 2.25 hours (approx.)
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Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Whale Watching Cruise (2 hours and 15 minutes)
  • 2. Complimentary beverage and snack.
  • 3. Commentary provided by experienced crew.
From AUD

1 Key Facts


  • 1. Whale Watching Cruise (2 hours and 15 minutes)
  • 2. Complimentary beverage and snack.
  • 3. Commentary provided by experienced crew.

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Sydney
Depature point ● Departs: Daily*, 18 May – 17 November 2019
● Departure Point: Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay (Address: 7 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000)
● Departure Time:
- Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: 09:30
- Daily: 13:30
● Arrival Point: Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay
● Arrival Time:
- Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: 11:45
- Daily: 15:45
Address Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay
How to get there ● By Foot
Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay is a 5-minute walk from Circular Quay station. From Circular Quay Station walk east, towards the Opera House, you will find the wharf on the left hand side, in front of the toaster buildings.

● By Car
Wilson Parking owns and operates the Sydney Opera House Car Park, which is a public car park serving Sydney Opera House visitors and ticket buyers, as well as visitors to Circular Quay. The car park is located at 2 Macquarie Street (Northern end), with vehicular access adjacent to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt.
Guide Service
Operating hours
Morning Cruise (18 May - 17 Nov 2019) 09:30 - 11:45 Morning Cruise ( Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
Afternoon Cruise (18 May -17 Nov 2019) 13:30 - 15:45 Afternoon Cruise (Daily)
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 100% whale guarantee - free return cruise if your tour fails to see a whale.

2 Overview

Whale watching time is maximized with this cruise as it only takes 15 minutes from Circular Quay to the open ocean.

This is the longest cruise onboard Sydney's best whale watching boat equipped with state of the art technology, comfortable indoor/outdoor seating located fore and aft and multi level viewing on 3 decks. It is the best way to maximize your time viewing and experiencing whales in their natural habitat. Informative, expert commentary provided by our marine naturalist.

Ultimate Whale Watching Cruise from Circular Quay

Before boarding the crew will inform you of the sea conditions expected for your cruise and give you an update on sightings from earlier cruises to give you an indication what can be expected on your cruise.

After leaving the wharf, this tour wastes little time in the harbour thanks to the state of the art, high speed vessel and spend most of the 2.25hr cruise watching whales. 

See iconic Sydney sights including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison and many more.

Once offshore try to locate the best whales to watch, which may already know about before leaving the harbour thanks to shore based spotters and communication with other whale watching vessels. The cruise always endeavour to find the most active and entertaining whales for you and may change pods during the cruise, should more active whales be spotted elsewhere. 

The vessel offers you plenty of viewing space thanks to the custom built whale watching vessel, featuring 360 degree viewing across four outdoor viewing decks and 2 large air conditioned indoor cabins.

Try to capture all the action taking pictures yourself .

Throughout the whole cruise the friendly and experienced crew will guide you through your time, provide you with commentary and answer any questions you may have.

Once the time with the whales has come to an end,  it is a fast and comfortable ride back along the magnificent coastline to enter Sydney Harbour just as Captain Arthur Phillip did in 1788.

Complimentary beverage and snack are available at the bar throughout the cruise.

Additional snacks and beverages can be purchased from the onboard bar, in addition to fun whale themed souvenirs to remember your ultimate whale watching experience.


Vessel Features
  • Triple-deck luxury catamaran. 
  • Four outdoor viewing decks, including a 360° open viewing platform above the second deck. 
  • High speed vessel for minimal travel time to the whales.
  • Comfortable cushioned seats.
  • Climate controlled cabin.
  • Multimedia presentations on screens around the boat.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Toilets on board.

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