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Ultimate Whale-Watching Cruise from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour

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Overview
Between May and November, thousands of humpback whales pass through Sydney on their long journey from Antarctica to the tropics. Learn about these gentle giants from a marine biologist as you sail the high seas on a whale-watching cruise. Listen to whales through a hydrophone (weather permitting); see the sights of Sydney Harbour from the water.
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You'll start at
Water Limousines Sydney
Pier 9, The Promenade King Street Wharf, Sydney NSW 2000, AustraliaThe Fantasea Store is located at Pier 26, Darling Harbour (directly beneath Helm Bar) for check in. Your vessel will depart from King Street Wharf 8/9.
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    Fantasea Cruising
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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    Circular Quay
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Shark Island
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    Sydney Harbour
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Pass by Fort Denison Island
    Pass by Sydney Harbour Bridge
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    Darling Harbour
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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You'll end at
Water Limousines Sydney
Pier 9, The Promenade King Street Wharf, Sydney NSW 2000, AustraliaThe Fantasea Store is located at Pier 26, Darling Harbour (directly beneath Helm Bar) for check in. Your vessel will depart from King Street Wharf 8/9.
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Highlights
  • Look for humpback whales aboard a classic catamaran, with onboard bar
  • Get insights into whale behavior from a professional marine biologist
  • Hear haunting whale song through a hydrophone, when conditions permit
  • Tea or coffee and a snack are included
Important Information
Departure Point
Water Limousines Sydney, Pier 9, The Promenade King Street Wharf, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Three hour Whale Watching cruise.
  • Complimentary beverage and snack
  • On-board commentary on the wildlife and history of Sydney Harbour.
  • Experienced marine biologist expertly explaining whale behaviour.
  • Hydrophone experience (weather permitted)
  • Entry/Admission - Fantasea Cruising
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • If you suffer from motion sickness it is strongly recommended that you consult a doctor before traveling
  • 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 12 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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megdot84 wrote a review Nov. 2019
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Seeing two sets of mom/calf humpback whales was incredible! They were breaching and flapping for so long we were in amazement. We also saw a large school of bottlenose dolphins, which was beautiful. This tour however is not for those who can be or have been seasick. It is very
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Luke D, Director of Sales at Ultimate Whale-Watching Cruise from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour
Responded Dec. 7, 2019
Hello megdot84, Persistence and whales do sometimes go hand in hand, but I am so glad you had an amazing experience. thanks for the kind words about out trip Regards,
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Androniki D wrote a review Nov. 2019
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I came from England. Always wanted to go on a whale watching cruise. This did not disappoint. The crew were great there was commentary throughout the cruise and just when we thought we would go home disappointed up popped a whale with her cub. Wonderful sight. Wish I could
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Perrin wrote a review Nov. 2019
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Booked a whale watching experience while visiting Sydney. Making the reservation was easy and getting a confirmation was easy/accurate. Reservation had meet at the Wharf Pier 9. A few days before I received an updated email changing the time slightly and the meeting area was
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Date of experience: October 2019
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DUYGU A wrote a review Oct. 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
We joined to whale watching cruise and it was a lifetime experience. We were lucky enough to see 2 different grpup of whale, 4-5 of each group. The water was rough that day, if you are scared of water, think twice. The captain was so informative about the whales and the boat was
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Carolyn wrote a review Oct. 2019
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I had time to kill & decided on a couple of hours watching whales. Booking & boarding was easy as there are 2 pick up points to choose from. Smooth sailing in the harbour & 5min past South Head we saw our first whales! A mother & young calf, who was chin slapping, breeching,
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Date of experience: October 2019
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