Whale Watching

Celebrate the grandeur, the fascination of the beautiful humpback whales!

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

A humpback whale may eat up to a ton of food every day and grow up to 18 meters in length. It is 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. 

At Fantasea Cruising Sydney our goal is to have each passenger depart our vessels with a greater understanding and appreciation of Sydney’s marine wildlife.

The Whale Watching season generally runs from May through to November of each year.

*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 crewComplimentary tea and coffee inside the harbour only
Iconic sights of Sydney Harbour with unique photo opportunitiesUltra-modern catamaran with two large open deck viewing areas
Fully licensed bar for snacks and refreshmentsHumpback Whales, Minke Whales, Fin Whales, Southern Rights and variety of birds

Timetable for Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour (Pier 26, Wharf 9)
Tuesday – Thursday
Friday – Monday
10:00am & 1:30pm

Timetable for Circular Quay

Circular Quay (Eastern Pontoon)
Tuesday – Thursday
Friday – Monday
10:30am & 2:00pm


Inner harbour cruise to Circular Quay*30 minutes
Sprint to the “Whale Highway”30 minutes
The Whale Experience!45 – 60 minutes
Return home to Circular Quay / Darling Harbour!30 / 45 minutes

*departing from Darling Harbour




Child (5-15)

Concession (Student/Senior)

Family (2adult+2children)

$ 80

$ 50

$ 65

$ 210


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