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Sydney Ultimate Whale Watching Cruises

Departing Circular Quay or Darling Harbour

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Book early and save during our Season Launch Special!

Launch Special is valid for bookings made before 16 June 2019. Special is subject to change and can be removed earlier than the specified date.

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!

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Rated "Excellent" by 200+ Travellers!

Fantasea-Favicon Memorable Whale Watching Experience

"It was an absolutely great whale watching experience. We saw a lot of humpback whales and dolphins. Beautiful day. Staffs were very friendly. The boat was large, comfy and clean. It was really enjoyable and I'll definitely come back. :)"

– Yinzhi L via TripAdvisor
Fantasea-Favicon Best Cruise EVER

"What a fab couple of hours we had on the Fantasea Whale Watching Cruise. The whole crew were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The marine biologist they had on board was so informative and we could tell she was very passionate about whales."

– CirynJones via TripAdvisor
Fantasea-Favicon Great Whale Experience!

"We had a great morning with the Fantasea crew and saw a lot of humpback whales, really amazing experience. The staff was friendly and the facilities very good. We would definitely go again!"

– Rebekka K via TripAdvisor
Fantasea-Favicon Great Whale Watching Cruise!

"Riverside Catalina is a fantastic vessel for a whale watching cruise, matched only by the friendly and knowledgeable crew. We had a great cruise with excellent sightings. Well worth while. Thank you Fantasea!"

– Angus S via TripAdvisor