Vivid & Whale Watching Package

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Aussie Winter marvels!
Whales by day, Vivid by night

Like many humans, whales prefer to spend their winters in Australia. From May to August, whales migrate North from Antarctica to breed in the warmer waters of North Queensland. Fantasea Cruising’s Premium Whale Watching experience not only ensures you reach the “Humpback Highway” in record time, but also provides for a comfortable, memorable ocean adventure, sea life and environmental learning experience too!

Further to all this glorious whale traffic visible by day, Vivid Sydney sees the Harbour city light up by night. This winter wonderland is set to take place between late May and mid-June! VIVID Sydney annually lights up the main precincts of Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo, The Botanical Gardens, Walsh Bay and the Sydney skyline, each year guaranteeing to be bigger and better than the years before.

With two of the most anticipated events happening at the same time, why would you choose just one when you can experience them both?

  • Chevron down YOUR PREMIUM WHALE WATCHING EXPERIENCE INCLUDES
    • An experienced marine biologist on board, giving expert explanations about the whales and their behaviour.
    • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable crew performing guidance and commentary, explaining the history and wildlife of Sydney Harbour. If you have a question, we can answer it!
    • Cruise aboard the newest, largest, and most comfortable whale watching catamaran in Sydney.
    • See the iconic sights of Sydney Harbour with unique photo opportunities – the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, and more.
    • Complimentary tea and coffee while inside the harbour.
    • Snacks and refreshments available for cash and card purchase.
  • Chevron down WHALE WATCHING TIMETABLE
  • Date King Street Wharf 9 Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay
    Friday 24 May 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
    Saturday 25 May 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
    Sunday 26 May 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
    Monday 27 May 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
    Tuesday 28 May 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
    Wednesday 29 May 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
    Thursday 30 May 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
    Friday 31 May 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
    Saturday 1 June 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
    Sunday 2 June 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
    Monday 3 June 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
    Tuesday 4 June 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
    Wednesday 5 June 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
    Thursday 6 June 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
    Friday 7 June 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
    Saturday 8 June 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
    Sunday 9 June 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
    Monday 10 June 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
    Tuesday 11 June 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
    Wednesday 12 June 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
    Thursday 13 June 1:00 PM 1:30 PM
    Friday 14 June 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
    Saturday 15 June 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
  • Chevron down YOUR SEASIDE VIVID EXPERIENCE INCLUDES
    • One hour cruising aboard a modern Fantasea Catamaran
    • Licensed bar on board for beverage purchases (BYO beverages are not permitted)
    • BYO snacks permitted, snacks available for purchase
    • A unique perspective and great photo opportunities
    • See Opera House, Harbour Bridge as they are transformed into spectacular canvas boards of light, music and 3D projections
    • Great onboard atmosphere complimented by the VIVID Sydney soundtrack and informative commentary
  • Chevron down VIVID TIMETABLE
  • Date Times
    Friday 24 May 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Saturday 25 May 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Sunday 26 May 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Monday 27 May 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Tuesday 28 May 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Wednesday 29 May 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Thursday 30 May 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Friday 31 May 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Saturday 1 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Sunday 2 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Monday 3 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Tuesday 4 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Wednesday 5 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Thursday 6 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Friday 7 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Saturday 8 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Sunday 9 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Monday 10 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Tuesday 11 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Wednesday 12 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Thursday 13 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Friday 14 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
    Saturday 15 June 6:00 PM, 7:15 PM, 8:30 PM
  • Chevron down VESSEL FEATURES
    • Plentiful seating arrangements
    • Spacious viewing decks
    • Licensed bar
    • Climate controlled air conditioning
    • FREE WIFI available
    • PA and sound system
    • Multiple modern marine toilets, some vessels with wheelchair accessibility

Rated "Excellent" by 200+ Travellers!

Fantasea-Favicon Memorable Whale Watching Experience

"It was an absolutely great whale watching experience. We saw a lot of humpback whales and dolphins. Beautiful day. Staffs were very friendly. The boat was large, comfy and clean. It was really enjoyable and I'll definitely come back. :)"

– Yinzhi L. via TripAdvisor
Fantasea-Favicon Great Cruise!

"Amazing view of the lights without the crowds. The boat was clean and comfortable and not over crowded. Lots of room to move about and get photos. All the staff were friendly and pointed out things of interest. Highly recommended!"

– rickyandrobyn via TripAdvisor
Fantasea-Favicon Great Whale Experience!

"We had a great morning with the Fantasea crew and saw a lot of humpback whales, really amazing experience. The staff was friendly and the facilities very good. We would definitely go again!"

– Rebekka K. via TripAdvisor
Fantasea-Favicon A Lovely Evening Cruise

"Great deal booked online and a really lovely 1 1/2 hrs cruising the harbour. We enjoyed the outdoor deck upstairs, but the inside area was just beautiful for those who preferred to be inside. Staff were lovely and overall experience was terrific. We were blessed with the weather... would highly recommend!"

– Kerrilyn H. via TripAdvisor