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Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat

Highlights
  • 2-hour whale-watching tour from Sydney by speedboat
  • Zip across the waters on Sydney’s fastest commercial boat
  • Enjoy a close encounter with migrating whales in their natural environment
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Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat
From US$65.34
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11am Circular QuayMost Popular
2-hour whale-watching by speed boat. Departs Campbell's Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay at 11am
US$65.34
9am Circular Quay
2-hour whale-watching by speed boat. Departs Campbell's Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay at 9am
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2-hour whale-watching by speed boat. Departs Campbell's Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay at 11:30am
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Overview
Experience a close encounter with humpback whales without having to leave the city on this thrilling 2-hour speedboat tour from Sydney. Hop on-board the city’s fastest commercial ship and blast off across Sydney Harbour, past iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Leave the city behind and speed out into the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll have chance to spot majestic whales swimming and playing in their natural environment.
What to Expect
Arrive at Campbell's Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure to meet your driver and complete the brief sign in process. Board the vessel and be taken briskly across the harbour to Manly Wharf to pick up more passengers. Once everyone is on board, you'll receive a safety briefing, a requirement for all offshore adventures. Your driver will also outline the key things to look for when trying to spot the whales.

Hold on tight as the vessel picks up speed and leaves Sydney Harbour to head offshore to migration routes of the humpback whales. Your driver will be in contact with the other vessels to find the livliest and most approachable whale pods. Once the whales are located you will cruise alongside the migrating pod while your driver outlines plenty of whale facts.

How far away offshore you are now will determine how long you can spend with the whale pod.
When it is time to head home you will be asked to take your seat again and hang on as you speed back to Sydney Harbour.

The passengers from Manly will be dropped back first. Then you will cruise back through the harbor to Circular Quay, hopefully with a memory stick full of photos of breaching whales.
Reviews (81)
1 - 5 of 74 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
This is the only way to go whale watching!!

Close to the water, in fresh air, is the only way to go whale watching!! We also took 2 whale watching excursions on larger boats, and the experience did not come close to being close to the water. On the larger boats, many people had...More

Thank Aeroboffin
Reviewed 1 week ago
One of a kind whale watching!

Second time whale watching in Australia, and this will be the one to remember! Blake was great, very informative and clearly passionate about what he does. The ride out was so quick and fun - more time with the whales! Blake sent out photos after...More

Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Highlight of our vacation!!!

This was the best thing we did all week while visiting Sydney! Being so close to the whales was amazing. The boat ride is fast and furious. Had such a great time! And thank you for emailing pictures to me afterwards!!

Thank Amber C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent value, coordination, and fun!

This is an excellent way to spend a few hours in Sydney, even if you've been whale watching before but especially if you have not. Blake was an excellent guide and coordinated well to give us the best chance to see some whales and dolphins...More

Thank benrun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best Whale Watching Tour

Blake is a phenomenal guide. He is knowledgeable, funny,extremely smart and clearly knows what he is doing! We got lost and almost missed this amazing tour but Blake called us and came immediately to pick us up. He goes above and beyond. Thank you Blake!...More

Thank _joanpines
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Sandra B
15 July 2018|
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Response from Keith H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandra, any time between May and November when the whales migrate from the Antarctic up to the warmer waters off northern Australia to give birth and/or mate. It is estimated that up to 30,000 humpbacks make this journey... More
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mhholtzen
14 July 2018|
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Response from Keith H | Reviewed this property |
Any time between May and November when the whales migrate from the Antarctic up to the warmer waters off northern Australia to give birth and/or mate. It is estimated that up to 30,000 humpbacks make this journey. Yes it is... More
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linda r
10 July 2018|
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Response from Keith H | Reviewed this property |
Any time between May and November when the whales migrate from the Antarctic up to the warmer waters off northern Australia to give birth and/or mate. It is estimated that up to 30,000 humpbacks make this journey. The seas... More
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