• Only $59

Sydney’s best value whale watching cruise.

Departing Circular Quay Wharf 6

Adult
A$59
Child (4-15)
A$39
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children
A$157
Infant (0-4)
Free

The 2hr Explorer Cruise is Sydney’s best value whale watching cruise if you want a quick whale watching fix and don’t need all the bells and whistles.

Fantasea Escapade is an Australian built, 23 metre catamaran with contemporary interior décor and design. It is the perfect vessel for whale watching with two covered decks and an open front landing.

It’s top speed of over 20 Knots gets you from Circular Quay to the open ocean in around 20min, leaving almost an hour and a half for whale watching.

Join our late afternoon departure at 15:30 for a magical whale watching experience as the sun sets over Sydney.

Whale Watch in comfort with air-conditioned cabins with large windows and great indoor and outdoor seating. Informative commentary by our experienced crew and onboard multimedia presentations ensure you are fully informed of what to look out for so you can make the most out of this unique experience.

Snacks and drinks are available for purchase from the onboard licensed bar. Fantasea Escapade is wheelchair accessible. If no whales are successfully watched on your cruise, you receive a free return cruise.

Rated "Excellent" by 200+ Travellers!

Great day out despite the weather

My friends and I had great time on a Fantasea whale watching cruise yesterday! Despite rough weather, the staff were extremely accommodating (especially Emma the marine biologist, Mitch the deckhand and Jeff the captain) and did their best to make sure everyone had a memorable experience. We were rewarded with breaching whales and more facts than we could remember by Emma. Thanks for a brilliant day! Will be going again.

– bethp934 | Newtown, Australia via TripAdvisor
Amazing experience to see whales

Having compared price & experience with other companies, I think we have made the best choice. Great professional staff who explained a lot about the whales. The boat is large and comfortable. Had free drink & snack included. We managed to see few whales. Amazing experience.

– Olivier-Dubai | The Marina, United Arab Emirates via TripAdvisor
A Whale of a Time

Even though we didn’t see too much whale action we still enjoyed this excursion. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. We received one free drink (beer included) and one free snack while on the boat. I would go in this excursion again and recommend it for all ages!

– Rachel B via TripAdvisor
Great experience whale watching

Excellent time on the Fantasea whale watching afternoon where we got to see at least 8 whales. Friendly crew comfortable ship and good commentary on the whales spotted.

– Mark L | Sydney, Australia via TripAdvisor
Stunning whales - fantastic experience

What a fantastic trip. Great boat and it was brilliant to have a truly engaged marine biologist on board to talk to us about the whales we saw. Privileged to see a full breach and many hump back whales. I'm sorry we couldn't have gone again the next day

– C7313RLchrisl | Wellington, New Zealand via TripAdvisor
Fantastic

Despite the wet weather and being quite early into the season we were able to spot a number of whales and have a lovely morning out! The vessel was very modern and comfortable. A must do for locals and visitors alike.

– Hayley C via TripAdvisor