Whale Watching Lunch Cruise

From Circular Quay or Darling Harbour

Quick Details

After your whale watching cruise in Sydney, enjoy a two-course lunch with a drink included.

Your Sydney Cruise Includes:

  • Fully hosted whale watching experience with a friendly and professional crew
  • Ultra-modern catamaran with two large open deck viewing areas
  • Two-course lunch at a waterfront restaurant with a drink included

About the Whale & Lunch Cruise

Your experience begins with a comfortable, guided cruise through Sydney Harbour, taking in iconic sights including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, and some of the harbour’s most fascinating islands: Fort Denison and Shark Island.

As we approach the ocean we take in the beauty of Sydney’s rugged coastline. Once out to sea, hear from our experienced marine naturalist on board about the lives of our humpback whales. With FantaSea Cruising Sydney, our experienced crew ensures you are well positioned for a once-in-a-lifetime experience and fantastic photo opportunities with humpback whales.

After watching the whales, enjoy a pleasant cruise back to Darling Harbour, where you can sit back and relax at an iconic waterfront restaurant and enjoy a two-course lunch with a drink included.

Dining Experience

We’ve done the hard work for you and selected three of the best waterfront restaurants in Sydney for a delicious lunch. Now comes a difficult choice – enjoy either a classic Italian meal at Casa, or modern Australia cuisine at Meat District Co.

  • Casa Ristorante Italiano: Casa captures your heart with everything on the menu, made fresh in the true Italian way. On offer is a wide selection of delectable pizzas, pastas, and desserts.
  • Meat District Co.: Experience a meat-house with a difference. The in-house butchers choose and serve only the finest cuts featuring tender and juicy steaks, slow roasted ribs, succulent burgers, the freshest of salads, and desserts.
  • Blackbird: Blackbird is Darling Harbour’s most iconic eatery celebrating the greatest in Australian fare. Located on the trendy Cockle Bay Wharf dining precinct, enjoy our robust lunch or dinner menu. Or take a seat at the bar with our in-house mixologist – serving the best cocktails on Darling Harbour!

*Please inform staff/crew if you suffer from seasickness at the time of booking and boarding the vessel.

  • Chevron down Tour Inclusions
    • Fully hosted Whale Watching experience with friendly and professional crew
    • Two course lunch at a waterfront restaurant with a drink included
    • Complimentary tea and coffee inside the harbour only
    • Iconic sights of Sydney Harbour with unique photo opportunities
    • Ultra-modern catamaran with two large open deck viewing areas
    • Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Fin Whales, Southern Rights and variety of birds
    • Whale watching guarantee – if the vessel does not spot a whale, join your next cruise free!
  • Chevron down Menus
  • Casa Ristorante Italiano:

    Meat District Co.:


  • Chevron down Darling Harbour Itinerary
  • Activity Duration
    Inner harbour cruise to Circular Quay* 30 minutes
    Sprint to the “Whale Highway” 30 minutes
    The Whale Experience! 60 – 90 minutes
    Return to Darling Harbour 30 – 45 minutes
    Enjoy lunch at a waterfront restaurant At your own pace

    *Departing from Darling Harbour

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