2.5Hr Ocean Whale Watching Experience

From mid-May over 40,000 Humpbacks and Southern Right Whales pass by Sydney as part of their annual northern migration from the Antarctic waters. During this time, you can observe them close to the Sydney coast and this family-owned and operated whale watching tour is an excellent way to get up close to them.

‘Whale Tales’ is a custom-built boat with viewing areas on both sides of the vessel – and with limited passengers on board, you can enjoy the best views of the whales at play. Look out for the ‘blow’ as you exit Sydney Heads! Watch the whales playing and caring for each other in their natural habitat. 

During the cruise, the experts shed light on the unique behaviours of the whales and are open to answer any questions you may have. With Humpbacks known for their curiosity, some may even approach the boat for a closer inspection!

Whale Tales in Sydney is a family-run business with a passion for whales and expertise in sailing the east coast. So, join this unique whale watching tour and see the Humpback Whales in all their natural splendour.

  • Departure
  • Cruise Inclusions
  • Additional Info
  • Terms Of Services

Departure Details

Departure Location Crown Towers Wharf, Barrangaroo

  • Boards 08:45

  • Departs 09:00

  • Returns 11:30

Cruise Inclusions

  • 2.5hr small group whale watching tour out of Darling Harbour
  • Cruise on the custom-built ‘Whale Tales’ with viewing areas on both sides
  • See the Humpback Whales and their playful antics
  • Cruise past the Sydney Harbour Bridge & Sydney Opera House
  • In-depth commentary about the whales and their migration
  • Whale sighting guarantee – if no whales are sighted come back again for free
  • Small group cruise - limited guests of only 30 on board
  • Multiple departures available - please check the booking page or contact our customer care

Additional Information

  • Whale sighting guarantee – if no whales are sighted come back again for free 
  • Multiple departures available - tour timings may vary

Terms Of Services

Please refer to our full passengers terms and conditions on the following link;


Book & Cruise

  • Adult Price

    from $109

  • Child (2–13 years)

    from $59


Group Bookings

Cruising with a group of 10 or more? Get in touch with our team to get the best price.

Group Discounts

Exclusive Hire

This boat is available for private charter – See how we can tailor the experience for your next event.

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Duration 3hr

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