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Sydney Ultimate Whale Watching Cruises

Departing Circular Quay or Darling Harbour

Adult
A$85
Child (4-15)
A$55
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
A$215
Infant (0-4)
Free

Sydney’s ULTIMATE Wildlife Adventure

Can you tell the difference between a ‘Peduncle Throw’ and ‘Lobtailing’? Perhaps you have wondered how a whale can sleep whilst still remembering to swim and breathe?

Fantasea Cruising’s ULTIMATE whale watching cruises are more than just ‘watching whales’, they are a Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruise, ocean adventure, sea life and environmental learning experience all rolled into one.

Your ULTIMATE whale watching adventure with Fantasea Cruising begins at either Darling Harbour or Circular Quay, where you will board Fantasea Cruising’s flagship catamaran, Catalina. Fantasea Catalina is the largest, newest and most comfortable whale watching catamaran cruising out of Sydney Harbour!

On board you will be introduced to your friendly expert whale watching crew, as our marine biologist and host for the day guides you through the safety briefing and vessel facilities. Let us treat you to a warm drink and a snack as we cruise east out of Circular Quay. While taking in the famous Sydney Harbour sights headed for the open ocean you will be briefed with a life jacket demonstration, tips to help you spot the whales and of cause, how to avoid and/or manage sea sickness!

As we hit the Pacific, the fun begins, who will spot the first whale? Nothing quite prepares you for the breath taking thrill you feel seeing these massive mammals for the first time, undisturbed in their natural habitat. Notoriously playful, you may be fortunate and see a diverse display of behaviours, like spy hopping, peduncle throws, tail or pectoral slaps, though none are more highly anticipated than the breach!

Will you be lucky enough to witness 40 tonnes of whale leaping right out of the water?

Our whale watching crew are highly skilled, echo conscious and personable, their passion for their work is second to none. In just a few short hours, our love for boats, marine life and the sea will be sure to rub off on you, our ULTIMATE whale watching adventures have been known to be quite addictive! Whilst we cannot guarantee precisely what you will see or how active our whale friends will be, our whale guarantee means that in the unlikely event that we don’t get a glimpse of these beauties, we’ll keep inviting you back until you do!

At Fantasea cruising we guarantee the newest, most modern and comfortable sea going catamaran. We also guarantee the most experienced and knowledgeable crew with a marine biologist on every cruise out of Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. With an added bonus of Fantasea Catalina being the only vessel equipped with a hydrophone, combined with the right conditions, Fantasea Cruising offer the only opportunity on a whale watching cruise to possibly listen in, on a whale conversation.

Fantasea Cruising loves whales and you will too… so join us. The whales are waiting for you!

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