Taronga Zoo & Whale Watching Cruise

Inclusions

  • Cruise to Taronga Zoo from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour
  • Taronga Zoo entry & Sky Safari cable car
  • Afternoon Whale Watching Cruise
  • See Humpbacks & the occasional Southern Right whale
  • Whale Guarantee - see a whale or cruise again for FREE*
  • Cruise commentary
  • Return cruise to Circular Quay

Need to know

Timetable

 

Departs Daily 19 May - 31 Oct 2018  
Rocket Ferry to Taronga Zoo Depart Circular Quay Wharf No.6 - 9.35am, 9:45 or 10.50am or
Depart Darling Harbour Pier 26 - 9.15am, 9:30am or 10.30am
Whale Watching Cruise  Depart Taronga Zoo Wharf - 1.40pm
Disembark Circular Quay - 4.15pm

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Combine two amazing Sydney experiences with this cruise & attraction package. Cruise to Taronga Zoo aboard a Rocket Ferry, spend the morning exploring Taronga Zoo, then venture outside Sydney Harbour for an afternoon Whale Watching cruise during the annual migration. More Info ...

Whale Watching Cruises 19 May to 31 October 2018

Zoo & Whale Watching Combo - 19 May to 31 October 2018

Includes:

  • Rocket ferry to Taronga Zoo from Circular Quay (9.35am, 9:45am or 10.50am) or Darling Harbour (9.15am, 9:30am or 10.30am)
  • Zoo entry & Sky Safari cable car
  • Whale Watching Cruise departing Taronga Zoo Wharf (1.40pm)
  • Disembarking Circular Quay (4.15pm)
  • All travel must be completed on the same day

Typical whale behaviour includes: Breaching, Spy Hop, Pectoral Fin Extension, Tail Slapping, Peduncle Slap, Tail Cocking, Tail Slash and Tail Swish, Pectoral Stroking and Pec Slapping all of which are explained on our About Whales - Whale Watching Guide.

Whale Watching Cruise

  • What to bring
    • This is an open water cruise and you will experience sea motion. We recommend you eat lightly before and during the cruise. Travel sickness tablets are generally most effective if taken prior to the cruise. Selection of soft drinks and snacks available for purchase onboard, subject to change. Please dress according to the weather - it will often feel colder at sea. 
  • Whale Guarantee*
    • We have a 95%+ success rate. The Whale Guaranteed applies when a whale is not sighted during your cruise. Cruise again in the same season for free on Standby Basis confirmed 24 hours prior subject to availability
  • Reconfirmation & Cancellation
    • As this is an open water cruise, names of all passengers and their individual contact details are required for each passenger. Cruises are subject to cancellation due to weather & other operational requirements. Please ring (02) 8062 3623 from 7.15am on the day of your cruise for the latest information. If the whale watching cruise is cancelled, the total Taronga Zoo & Whale Watching package is cancelled. If your cruise is cancelled by us passengers may (1) rebook another for another date during the current season or (2) seek a refund from the original place of purchase or (3) a credit can be made with Captain Cook Cruises towards another cruise within 12 months of original date of travel. If purchased through an agent, please refer to the agent’s terms &conditions. 

Passengers must complete a Contact Information form prior to cruising in case of emergency - download the form here & return by email to [email protected] once you have made your booking.

Cruise operates subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers.

This Week's Predicted Comfort Levels & Weather
Waves, swell, winds & visibility can be very different outside the Harbour.

Daily Whale Sightings

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IMPORTANT

  • Taronga Zoo Sky Safari cable car subject to closure due to weather and other operational requirements
  • All travel must be completed on the same day
  • Valid for afternoon Whale Watching departure only
  • Special reconfirmation and cancellation conditions apply to Whale Watching Cruises
  • Not valid with any other offer
  • Limited commission applies
  • Details subject to change

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YOUR SAY HARBOUR STORY - We joined your morning Harbour Story Cruise and it was a fantastic experience to us. The vessel is spacious and the story telling part is very interesting & impressive. We learnt a lot about Sydney Harbour from the commentary.  Ricky, NSW

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100 % approval from 14 responses

Date
Rating
3 days ago
4/5

Service: Friendly and helpful staff
Product: Easy and customer friendly website

Review for Whale Watching - Morning

3 days ago
5/5

Service: excellent staff, very friendly and great commentary on the cruise
Product: Great value for money, saw plenty of whales and very informative commentary along the way

Review for Whale Watching - Morning

3 days ago
5/5

Belle expérience

Review for Whale Watching - Morning

3 days ago
4/5

Pity you needed a ticket . SO often these days we are asked to download our ticket. So many people were int eh queue only to be told their downloaded ticket was not sufficient - they had to leave the queue, go to the ticket office, then go back to queue. Thankfully I had forgotten our tickets, so had already been to the ticket office.

Review for Whale Watching - Afternoon

3 days ago
5/5

good job

Review for Whale Watching - Afternoon

3 days ago
5/5

Service: The crew were very helpful and informative.
Product: Helpful pleasant crew. Well presented craft and crew.

Review for Whale Watching - Afternoon

3 days ago
5/5

It was an amazing tour. The guides were very friendly. I will suggest everyone use this service.

Review for Whale Watching - Morning

5 days ago
5/5

Service: On time and the description was accurate.
Product: We watched whales, as they promised, and departed on time, which I always appreciate. I would only recommend to be more emphatic on costumers taking sea sickness pills, I saw a lot pucking (that's not company's fault, it's visitors')

Review for Whale Watching - Afternoon

5 days ago
5/5

Service: it was good
Product: good....................................

Review for Whale Watching - Morning

1 week ago
4/5

good commentary, spacious steady ship.

Review for Whale Watching - Afternoon

1 week ago
5/5

Good clear communication, attention to safety issues, informative commentary.

Review for Whale Watching - Afternoon

1 week ago
5/5

Service: The people were friendly and informative. A great sense of humour.
Product: Great experience, very informative.

Review for Whale Watching - Morning

1 week ago
5/5

Service: We went on the tour without much expectation of seeing Whales in the open water. We ended up with an amazing experience seeing 5 whales for a period of hour or more. The cruise personnel are very professional and friendly. We recommended it.
Product: Friendly and professional staff.

Review for Whale Watching - Afternoon

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic trip. Guide was interesting and very knowledgeable.
Product: Awesome trip! Cant wait for next season

Review for Whale Watching - Afternoon

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