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Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise Including Lunch or Breakfast provided by Oz Whale Watching

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Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise Including Lunch or Breakfast

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See Sydney’s sights by sea on a half-day whale-watching cruise. Avoid long lines at major attractions, enjoy great Sydney Harbour views, and spot whales and dolphins with informative commentary. This cruise is good for people who want to spend some time on the water and see native marine life in the wild, and experience the city’s landmarks away from the crowds.
You'll start at
Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay
7 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, AustraliaWharf 1, Eastern Pontoon, Eastern side of Circular Quay The pontoon is located in front of Searock Grill Restaurant Please check in 15-30 minutes before departure time
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    Sydney Harbour Bridge
    Stop: 45 minutes -
    Once on board you will enjoy a scenic harbour cruise while enjoying a delicious meal. During this time you will take in all the iconic sites of Sydney
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    Pass by Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    Pass by Manly Beach
    Pass by Sydney Harbour
    Pass by Watsons Bay
    Pass by Oz Whale Watching
You'll end at
Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay
7 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, AustraliaWharf 1, Eastern Pontoon, Eastern side of Circular Quay The pontoon is located in front of Searock Grill Restaurant Please check in 15-30 minutes before departure time
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  • See Sydney sights away from the crowds, on-board a whale-watching ship
  • Whale sightings are guaranteed (or another cruise is arranged for free)
  • Enjoy a fresh cooked breakfast or lunch on the water
  • Learn about Sydney geography and Australian wildlife from your captain
What to Expect
Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and meet your ship at King Street Wharf. Board the vessel and enjoy a fresh breakfast or lunch buffet (Tea and coffee are included and alcoholic beverages can be purchased). Sail through Sydney Harbour and snap photos of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Next, your boat cruises north past Manly Beach and Watsons Bay, as you enter the open waters of the Pacific Ocean where the whale watching begins. Thousands of humpback and southern right whales pass through this stretch of Australian coast every year, so whale sightings are guaranteed. In the occurrence that you don’t see one, you can book another cruise free of charge. It is common to see dolphins and other marine life on the cruise and your captain provides expert commentary on the wildlife you encounter The cruise ends back at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay, 7 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • BBQ buffet lunch or breakfast (depending on departure time selected)
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Live commentary on board
  • Humpback whale watching
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking- Vegetarian dietary requirments only can be catered for
  • Seasonal product available from May to November
  • Please dress appropriately with comfortable shoes and warm clothing depending on the time of the year
  • Please bring a camera and sun protection
  • If you require motion sickness tablets please visit a pharmacy or seek advice prior to your cruise departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 96 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Middydee wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia612 contributions130 helpful votes
Our cruise did not go whale watching but we stopped at Shark Island for about an hour, then took in the wonderful sights of the harbour. A great commentary. Very pleasant & friendly staff. Lunch was a delicious barbecue on board & they have a well stocked bar.
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Tracey wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand33 contributions8 helpful votes
Firstly, it’s a great tour. Secondly, some people are pretty dumb on here to rate it down thinking they might not get sea sick. Hello, it’s a whale watching tour - take precautions - wear bands, take sea sickness tables, choose a calm day (book last minute if you need to). We
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Date of experience: February 2020
Keith P wrote a review Nov 2019
Chicago, Illinois15 contributions12 helpful votes
We had a great show first thing. Mom and calf did a small jumping routine which was nice to see. Smoky day so whales were staying down longer but a nice day on the water. The team did a good job.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Glenn B wrote a review Nov 2019
Fort Worth, Texas, United States68 contributions12 helpful votes
Last day of season with no sightings, we knew this was possible. Still a good time with three years to return.
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Ludwig S wrote a review Nov 2019
Antwerp, Belgium73 contributions11 helpful votes
Nobody from the ticketservice told me that it could be a rough boatride and that you can get seasick. They told me that I would get dinner on board so I thaught it would be a gentle boatride. Just after dinner suddenly the boat was almost flying .. like er was a massive storm
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About the operator

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By: Oz Whale Watching
Pricey, good food, mediocre service
The restaurants and on board food and drinks were very good and generous. The skipper (who had a glass of champagne
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Andrew windle
This was a fantastic day on the harbour,everything was exceptional,the staff the food the drinks the boat,and great
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Go with Oz Whale Watching!
We’re so glad we booked with Oz Whale Watching rather than other tour providers. They knew where to go to find whal
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Birthday trip with Family
WOW what an amazing sausage, great commentary, crew were great, passenger safety was always at the forefront, the B
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Absolutely Loved The Tour!
Our family loved the breakfast with the whales tour. Almost immediately after getting out of the harbor we saw two
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Had a whale of a time!
From the friendly welcome to the interesting commentary, we had a lovely time. The crew were careful not to disturb
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Fantastic Experience
Had a great day whale watching out of Sydney. Biggles (the whale expert and tour guide) was fantastic, full of info
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Great morning with Whales
Trip was great. Crew member were very polite and made all possible for the best experience.We managed to see a whal
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Whale watching is a gamble - we were lucky
First of all: we went there to hopefully see some whales and we did - so from this point of view it was a 100 from
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Whale Watching
We had a fantastic afternoon watching Humpback Whales with OzWhale Watching. A spacious and comfortable boat, great
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Oz whale watching
It is a great day. Good food for lunch. Good explanation about the whales. We really enjoy the whale jumping out of
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wonderful experience
All started few weeks before when I spoke with Clarissa in the Harbour. She was very prompt and helpfull. I wanted
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There Be Whales
We go out every year to see the whales off Sydney. If you want to have a great experience go with OzWhaleWatching b
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Whale Watching, a must do with them.
Great experience. Great crew. Biggles was so informative and has such a good understanding of the whales. He was al
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Whale Watching
I would highly recommend Oz Whale Watching. The commentary from Biggles was very interesting & informative & his ph
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  • Duration: 4h
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