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2hr Express Cruise

Sydney's best value whale watching cruise

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Dine & Discover – To redeem your voucher please call us on 1800 326 822 or see one of our friendly staff at our ticket offices.

NRMA Member Benefits – NRMA Members save 20%. Simply enter your Membership number when booking online.

20min to the ocean – Don’t waste hours traveling to the whales and back. Minimal time in the harbour, maximum time with whales.

Adult
A$59
Child (4-15)
A$39
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children
A$159
Infant (0-4)
Free

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The 2hr Express Cruise is Sydney’s best value whale watching cruise. Reach the open ocean in only 20min from Circular Quay.

Fantasea Crystal features an air-conditioned internal saloon with LCD television screens, complimented by copious amounts of indoor and outdoor seating. Fantasea Crystal’s viewing areas are composed of a seated sundeck, covered rear deck and large windows along the internal saloon.

Reaching top speeds of up to 20 Knots, getting you from Circular Quay to the open ocean takes only 20min, leaving almost an hour and a half for whale watching.

 

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

Vessel Features

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  • two levels of outside viewing decks
  • High speed vessels for minimal travel time
  • multimedia presentations on screens
  • Comfortable cushioned seats
  • climate controlled cabin
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets on board (1 disabled)

Sydney Map

Departs Circular Quay – Wharf 6 at 10:00, 12:40 and 15:00

Rated "Excellent" by 200+ Travellers!

Whale watching from Umina

What an experience this was! It took us a little while to find the whales but the young lady that was speaking on the microphone was very interesting to listen to and kept us well informed you can tell she really enjoyed her job. The 2 whales we saw were so playfully jumping in and out of the water and waving to us. We had a lovely day thankyou.

– Dream221848 via TripAdvisor
Whale watching cruise from Palm Beach wharf

Just over three hours on this most comfortable vessel. We saw so many whales at close range. The staff were superb. The young lady doing the commentary and PR was so natural and presentable. We had an NRMA deal which made the cost very attractive. Weather was perfect and seas slight. Sea lions were also seen at very close quarters. Highlight for me was crewman Dave who we discovered knew some of my friends in the UK. A one in a billion chance. We had such a good day we rebooked for a September cruise. A must for locals and definitely tourists.

– Lew J via TripAdvisor
Whale watching

"I'd like to thank the crew particularly Cassie and Josh for making a beautiful day even better. We were lucky enough to see a whale and I'll be back later in the season. The Catalina is a great boat, clean and well laid out with great views all round.."

– suelF3627NF 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 L via TripAdvisor
Fantastic day, great boat and professional and informative staff!

"Spent the afternoon for on this tour for my partner's birthday excellent crew, lots of commentary and a great day!"

– Monique S via TripAdvisor
Whale watching- Darling Habour

"Best tour! Emma was such a good guide !! We saw 5 whales 1pm Sunday 16th June 2019..Amazing experience and not crowned like other boats .. We nearly missed our boat but the team waited for us."

– Grace L via TripAdvisor
We saw whales!

"We had a great tour and were fortunate enough to watch two whales for about 30 minutes. The narration provided by the marine biologist was excellent. We would do this again."

– kent542015 via TripAdvisor
Wonderful

"First time to see the whale. smooth sailing to the deep sea area, nice breeze and beautiful scenery, really enjoyed it! While trying to spot whales, the staff gave some background knowledge about humpback whales, learned something as well. very good weather! we got to see four whales!! they were very active as well! Amazing to see how big the whales are and how they play in the sea. Cute creature! Seems that they were very happy that day! Not so many people on the cruise, everybody got plenty room to watch. Captain stopped the cruise for quite long time, so we could really enjoy ourselves! Staff are so friendly and attentive, also offered Free drink and snack. Overall it was rememberable experience! only one regret, we did not see enough!"

– Mel K via TripAdvisor
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