Whale Watching Cruise and Dine

The Return of Whale Watching!

Your experience begins with a comfortable guided cruise through Sydney Harbour, taking in iconic sights including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and some of the harbour’s most fascinating islands: Fort Denison and Shark Island.

As we approach the ocean we take in the beauty of Sydney’s rugged coastline. Once out to sea, hear from our experienced marine naturalist on board about the lives of our Humpback whales. With FantaSea Cruising Sydney, our experienced crews will ensure you are well positioned for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and fantastic photo opportunities with humpback whales.

After your cruise, enjoy a pleasant cruise back to Darling Harbour, where you can sit back and relax at an iconic waterfront restaurant and enjoy a two course lunch with a drink included.

To find out more about our cruise and why we are the leading operators in Sydney, please visit: Whale Watching Cruise Page.

Gold and Silver Dining Experience

We’ve done the hard work for you and selected two of the best waterfront restaurants in Sydney for a delicious lunch. Now comes a difficult choice – enjoy either a classic Italian meal at Casa, or modern Australia cuisine at Meat District Co.

Casa Ristonrante Italiano

Casa will capture your heart with everything on the menu made fresh the true Italian way. On offer is a wide selection of delectable pizzas, pastas and desserts.

Meat District Co.

Experience a meat-house with a difference. The in-house butchers choose and serve only the finest cuts featuring tender and juicy steaks, slow roasted ribs, succulent burgers, the freshest of salads, and desserts.


Blackbird is Darling Harbour’s most iconic eatery celebrating the greatest in Australian fare. Located on the trendy Cockle Bay Wharf dining precinct, enjoy our robust menu available, Lunch and Dinner. Or take a seat at the bar with our in-house mixologist – serving the best cocktails on Darling Harbour!

Feeling hungry? Check out our menus:

*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
Sydney Harbour CruisesIconic sights of Sydney Harbour with unique photo opportunitiesSydney Harbour CruisesUltra-modern catamaran with two large open deck viewing areas
 Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Fin Whales, Southern Rights and variety of birdsTwo course lunch at a waterfront restaurant with a drink included


Darling Harbour
(King Street Wharf 8)
Friday – Sunday9:00am
Circular Quay
(Eastern Pontoon)
Friday – Sunday1:00pm


Inner harbour cruise to Circular Quay*30 minutes
Sprint to the “Whale Highway”30 minutes
The Whale Experience!60 – 90 minutes
Return to Darling Harbour30 – 45 minutes
Enjoy lunch at a waterfront restaurantAt your own pace


*departing from Darling Harbour



Child (5-15)



Whale watching

Some Of Our Happy Customers!

Ann Sigford

Reviewed 10 months ago

Migaloo as the star!

Thanks again for the terrific whale cruise yesterday, with Migaloo as the star. It was unforgettable! I mentioned the work being done with dogs to locate whale droppings. This could be fun for your customers to hear about along with the breath sampling by drones.


Reviewed 11 months ago

Wonderful Whale watching

We went on a whale watching cruise with Fantasea. The boat was big and new and the crew friendly and well informed. The crew included two marine biologists. We were lucky that we saw a lot of whales. My only regret was that the time passed too quickly. Could have stayed out at sea watching the whales for many more hours.


Reviewed 12 months ago

Whale Watching Wow.

We did a whale watching cruise and it was fantastic. The boat was lovely. It was clean, comfortable, and had many viewing areas as well as a warmer inside area. We saw a number of whales up close and personal. Staff was lovely. It was quite rocky out on the water so not recommended if you suffer sea sickness. I great day out.

Elizabeth Sbeghen

Reviewed 12 months ago

Simple Booking Process, Sparkling Clean and Spacious Boat

We loved this curiouser, simple booking process, sparkling clean and spacious boat, marine biologist onboard and friendly staff.

Karen C

Reviewed 12 months ago

Good whale watching cruise

We did the whale watching trip in mid-July. We got tickets on the day at Circular Quay. The boat is very spacious and organised. The staff was very friendly. We were offered ginger tablets on board to help prevent sea sickness which was great as the seas were rocky.

Yong P

Reviewed 12 months ago

BEST whale watching cruise ever.

Great views of Harbour bridge and opera house before departing to whale breeding ground / migrating area for viewing. Super friendly staffs, biologist who gave detailed information about whales. Spotted 2 humpback whales shortly after reaching. We were lucky as biologist told us that we are supposed to keep at least 100metres distance away from them but these 2 were so close to us!

Christian H

Reviewed 12 months ago

Whale Watching Cruise

We really enjoyed our trip out from Darling Harbour with Fantasea Cruising. The crew was very helpful, there was cafe and bar facilities on board, the captain was also really good with navigating and getting close to the whales we spotted without disturbing them. Special mention to Cassie, the tour ‘speaker’, who made us feel very welcome, spoke very informatively about the whales and we learned lots, and also gave us great advice about avoiding sea sickness which helped a lot! Will definitely do this again.


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