Whale Watching – Palm Beach

Pittwater’s best wildlife adventure


See the majestic beauty of the humpback whale during their migration from Antarctica up the east coast of Australia along with panoramic views of the Palm Beaches idyllic coastline. Join this scenic cruise for an unforgettable close-up look at these amazing creatures as they migrate to warmer seas.

Ever dreamed of getting up close and personal with whales?  Humpback whales are considered to be the best species for whale watching, and are also known to be the most acrobatic of all the whale species. Each whale has unique markings on the underside of the tail. No two are the same. Watch as dark figures move just feet from the boat—mother humpbacks gliding through the water with calves by their side. You might even be lucky enough to observe 45 tonnes of whale leaping right out of the water!

Not only will you get the chance to get up close and personal with these charismatic creatures, but your cruise also 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’s Northern Beaches. If you have a question, we can answer it!
  • Plenty of room for viewing – we limit our capacity so everyone gets front row views to the whale show.
  • See the breathtaking sights of Broken Bay and Palm Beach coastline with unique photo opportunities
  • Complimentary tea and coffee while inside the heads. Snacks and refreshments available for cash and card purchase.

*please inform staff/crew if you suffer from seasickness at the time of booking and boarding the vessel


Fully hosted Whale Watching experience with friendly and professional crew Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Fin Whales, Southern Rights and variety of birds
Snacks and refreshments available for cash and card purchase Complimentary tea and coffee.
Witness the idyllic coastline of the Northern Beaches as you cruise. 3 hour long, unforgettable nature experience.


Cruise Schedule

Cruise Dates

Northern Migration 25th June / 2nd July / 9th July / 16th July
Southern Migration 1st October / 8th October / 15th October

Departure Location

Departure Time

Palm Beach Wharf 08:45
Ettalong Wharf 09:15


Activity Duration
Scenic cruise to Ettalong* 30 minutes
Sprint to the “Whale Highway” 30 minutes
The Whale Experience! 60 – 90 minutes
Cruise back to Palm Beach** 30 – 45 minutes

* Departing from Palm Beach 

** Please note all cruises return directly to Palm Beach Wharf. Guests of our Whale Watching Cruise can use our regular Ferry Service to return to Ettalong, free of charge on the same day.




Child (5-15)

Family (2adult+3children)

Season Pass*

Season Pass (Child)*







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