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Manly Ocean Adventures

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1/40 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
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Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat
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Manly Ocean Adventures is the home of the 'Whale Watching Safari,' Sydney's smallest, most personal and most exciting whale watching adventure. Our high speed adventure vessel will get you to the whales quicker than anybody else. Our completely open vessel offers unobstructed views of these majestic animals. Our low position in the water offers you unparalleled, up-close viewing opportunities of the whales, dolphins, penguins and even the occasional seal or shark.
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"whale watching experience"
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"boat ride"
in 13 reviews
"captain blake"
in 11 reviews
"fast boat"
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"smaller boat"
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"incredible experience"
in 6 reviews
"see whales"
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"a great tour guide"
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"high speed boat"
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"fast fun"
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"whale facts"
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"great captain"
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"awesome pictures"
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"professional camera"
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"campbell's cove"
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"knew exactly where"
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"their natural habitat"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our trip out with captain Blake. We have previously tried to see Humpback whales in other locations with little success. The encounters we got with a pod of 5 male whales was unbelievable and so close. By far the best whale watching trip...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been out with Blake a couple of times now. His boat is the closest you'll get to the whales. It's low to the water and can turn quickly to respond to sightings. And if you're lucky enough, seeing a breech in that boat is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had only been in Sydney for two days when I went on the whale watching tour and I was not disappointed it was well worth the time and the money, on the way to find the whales we got to see a Dolphin, we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out on whale watching today, it was bloody fantastic! Saw a few whales no breaches but a few awesome tail slaps. Blake the captain was very knowledgeable and very approachable answering questions that the people on board had. Looking forward heading out again. Highly...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trip was epic, we saw some whales and Blake made sure we were having the best experience. We were almost all the time with some whales around, which was great, and it was also great to learn about them and hear all the stories...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous, great experience and Blake was wonderful. Felt very safe and recommend as a must do.

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

I had a fabulous day with my family. The privilege of choosing this company is that the boat is really fast and El Captain can get you really close and quickly to the whales. Besides it's a sportif boat and he can took ca 40...More

Thank Nathalie E
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MOA_Blake, Owner at Manly Ocean Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hi Nathalie, Thank so much for your review. Just for clarity, a lot of our reviews mention that we are allowed closer to the whales than other boats. This is not the case. All boats have the same rules of 100m distance. Sometimes the whales...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

We were picked up from Campbell's Cove dead on time and waterproof jackets were distributed. Within 10 minutes of leaving we were picking up more people in Manley which is quite impressive in itself. We set of around the headland out to sea which was...More

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Went to book whale watching trip after being impressed with reviews for this company. Fortunately for us someone had dropped out and we were able to go 10 minutes later. We had an absolutely brilliant time, my husband said it was worth the price for...More

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Excitement from start till the end! Great guidance from Blake the El Capitan. Picked up from Circular Quay, blasting down towards Manly, and out to the open ocean, Blake tried to bring us as close as possible to the whales for better experience. Photos also...More

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