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Each year, Sydneysiders and visitors from all around the world embark on a whale watching cruise departing from Sydney. From mid May to early December, literally tens of thousands of Humpback whales migrate along the coast off Sydney each year.

Our whale watching cruises depart daily from Sydney and heads out to find these incredible animals, just at our “door step”. A team of highly trained professionals will guide you through this unique adventure, allowing you to see the whales in their natural environment, while enjoying the magnificent ocean and stunning views of the coast. Cruises depart at all times, but we recommend that you start early, when the sea is still calm, which gives you a more peaceful and relaxing experience, as well as a greater visibility under water. You will be back in Sydney after a few hours, with what could be the highlight of your time in Sydney, and certainly fond memories.

No matter if you are an adventure seeker, whale enthusiast, or just looking for something to do while in Sydney, there is a cruise for everyone, and here is our top 4 experiences:

1) Whale watching safari – 2H

Did you know that the most thrilling adventure in your entire life might be only minutes away from the Sydney CBD?

Embark in the fastest commercial boat in Sydney, hold on tight and get ready to get real close to magnificent humpback whales. Your guests and a small group of other passengers will get to learn more about these amazing creatures, their behaviour and how to spot them in the open seas. Because it’s such a small group, you can really ask questions and make this a true fun yet informative tour. A must do!

2) Exclusive hire on board Yackatoon – 3H

Yackatoon is an ideal vessel for an amazing private whale watching out of Sydney Harbour cruise. Pick up is flexible, and your skipper and crew will bring you on a superb experience with commentary. You can bring your own food and drinks onboard, no extra cost and you will enjoy true quality and comfort of this luxury cruiser. Yackatoon is equipped with a high quality surround sound system and plasma screen for your use. The boat offers professional service with a laid back atmosphere, a perfect vessel for your private Sydney boat charter.

3) ECO whale watching & sailing adventure – 4H

Here is your chance to experience a small group eco whale watching tour on a beautiful sailing vessel! Embark onboard the 40 feet sailing boat “Katrina” and enjoy a powerful and nearly spiritual experience with no more than 11 others. You will love the passion and knowledge of your skipper. Get up close to whales of course, but also possibly dolphins, penguins, seals, albatross, gannets and many other oceans birds.

4) Whale watching cruise with lunch on board Jerry Bailey – 4H

The Jerry Bailey is a really comfortable boat, used all year long for corporate events and in winter for quality eco adventures suitable for people of all ages. This 4 hours tour combines a harbour cruise, a delicious BBQ lunch and a beautiful whale watching experience with commentary made by their marine biologists.

In the unlikely event that you do not see whales during your cruise, you will get a chance to cruise again for free!