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2.5hr Adventure Cruise

Perfect for thrill seekers wanting a high speed adrenalin rush!

Quick Details

2.5hr Highspeed Cruise – One of the fastest boats in Sydney. Reach speeds of up to 80kph on this thrill ride!

Only 27 Passengers – Totally Wild has a maximum capacity of only 27 passengers. This is a very personal wildlife experience.

Child 12-15 must be over 130cm high

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  • Departs Darling Harbour 9:15, 12:30 and 15:15

The 2.5hr Adventure Cruise on Totally Wild is one of Sydney’s most thrilling high-speed whale watching experiences perfect for thrill seekers wanting an adrenaline rush.

Built to the same design as offshore rescue vessels, its powerful engines, rigid hull design and high back seats provide safety, speed and comfort. Totally Wild gets to the open ocean quicker than any other vessel and provides an up-close whale watching experience.

Departing from Circular Quay it takes less than 10 minutes to the open ocean. This trip is perfect for those that only have a limited amount of time or who love that adrenaline rush!

One of the fastest, most exciting whale watching adventures in Australia! Whales guaranteed or free return cruise.

Vessel Features

  • Up to 27 passengers only
  • Same design as rescue boats
  • One open walk around deck
  • Highspeed with three 250hp engines
  • Purpose built for whale watching
  • Roof and clears to keep the weather out

Sydney Map

  • Departs Darling Harbour, Pier 26, Berth 3 at 9:15, 12:30 and 15:15

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

"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

"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