From $59.00 per adult

Normally $85.00. Save $26.00.

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*Specials available on selected dates only and subject to limited availability. T&C's apply.

Date

21 May to 30 October 2022

  • Approx. 2.5 hour cruise
  • Expert commentary
  • Family friendly, comfortable indoor and outdoor seating
  • Whale sighting guaranteed or cruise again for free*

The Whale Watching Season has Started!

Sydney is the envy of Australia with a whale watching season that lasts over five months of the year. Over 20,000 Humpback whales make the 3,500km journey from sub-Antarctic waters to the Great Barrier Reef every year. Whale numbers peak off Sydney in June-July for the Northern migration to give birth, and September-October for the return southern migration. In August, whale behaviour is often more spectacular with younger males showing off with amazing breaches.

  • Start your cruise from Darling Harbour
  • Experience the wonder of the Humpback Whale migration
  • Expert commentator providing fun and educational insights into whale behaviour
  • See dolphins, seals and birds as you cruise past the Opera House and Harbour Bridge
  • Visit Australia's most famous zoo - Taronga Zoo after your cruise (if option selected)
  • Make the most of your time in Sydney with a 2-day Whale explorer pass (if option selected)
  • Family friendly indoor and outdoor leisure decks
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Whale Sighting guaranteed or cruise again for free

10:00am Whale Watching

  • Approx 2.5 hour cruise
  • Expert commentary
  • Whale guaranteed or cruise again for free*

From $59-$85pp

1:15pm Whale Watching

  • Approx 2.5 hour cruise
  • Expert commentary
  • Whale guaranteed or cruise again for free*

From $59-$85pp

Whale Watching & Taronga Zoo

  • 10:00am Whale Watching
  • Taronga Zoo entry & Sky Safari cable car
  • Return Rocket ferry to Circular Quay or Darling Harbour

From $99-$115pp

Whale Explorer

From $85-$105pp

Every cruise comes with a whale guarantee

Whale Sightings 2022

Captain Cook Cruises Whale Watching tours operate on family-friendly catamarans, with indoor and outdoor seating over multi-levels. Passenger numbers are strictly limited to ensure everyone has great views of all the action while the onboard Marine Naturalist provides expert commentary and insights into the whale behaviour. We have over 95% whale sighting success rate, but in the unlikely event we don’t spot whales, your whale guarantee ensures you can cruise again for free.

Route & Timetable

Whale Watching Departs From Darling Harbour King St Wharf 2
Departs 10:00am
Returns 12:30pm
Saturday & Sunday
Wednesday - Sunday
(School holidays)
Departs 1:15pm
Returns 3:45pm
Saturday & Sunday

Please note special timetables operate on selected dates. Explore our timetable section for the latest information.

Whale Watching & Taronga Zoo: Disembark at Taronga Zoo approx. 12:15pm after 10:00am Whale Watching cruise to complete the second half of your tour. Make your own way back to Circular Quay or Darling Harbour at your leisure (a ferry timetable will be issued at check-in).

    Wharf Check-in Offices

      Whale watching in their natural environment

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      Whale Watching

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      Child 4-15
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      Whale Explorer

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      Retail rates are valid to 30 October 2022. All prices are per person. Specials subject to change.

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    • The Passenger Contact Information form is required to be completed prior to boarding your cruise
    • This cruise is subject to weather, please refer to the predicted weather and comfort levels information for a 7-day forecast
    • Call our reconfirmation hotline +61 2 8062 3623 from 7:15am on the day of your cruise
    • Check out our recent Whale Watching sightings this season
    • View our Whale Watching FAQ's here
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