Whale Watching Tour Sydney + Speed Boat Thrill, 2 hours

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


For: 1 Person Location: Circular Quay Code: PGOTTB
Forget the boring old whale watching ‘cruises’, this whale watching tour is the most exciting and most personal whale watching experience available in Sydney. Departing Circular Quay, you will first be taken across the harbour to pick up more passengers from Manly Wharf. There, your captain will run you through the behaviour of the whales and what to look out for when trying to spot them. You will then blast out of the harbour and offshore into the Pacific Ocean on your search for these magnificent creatures. Once located you will have plenty of photo opportunities as you travel alongside the migrating pod.Operating the fastest commercial vessel in Sydney, Ocean Extreme are able to get you to the whales quicker than ever before. The completely open design of our vessel, along with its low position in the water, offers the only unparalleled, unobstructed and up close view experience.DURATION: 2 hours

Whale Watching Tour Highlights

  • See humpback whales in their natural habitat
  • Thrill ride, reaching speeds of 100km/h
  • Unique Sydney experience
  • Season recommencing in May 2016

Whale Watching Season off Sydney

Our whale watching cruises operate from May to the late November, each year when the season finishes.

Numbers on the Day

  • This experience runs with a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 21 participants
  • Participants will be contacted by the experience provider directly to reschedule if minimum numbers have not been reached
Price shown is for 1 person.Pick up is from Campbell's Cove Circular Quay. 

Things to know

What to Bring

  • Sunglasses and warm clothing are recommended
  • Wind/spray jackets are available on request
  • Ladies, we recommend pants or shorts for comfortable seating and flat (preferably closed) shoes

Location & Departure Times

  • Tour departs from Campbell's Cove Circular Quay.
  • Departure times vary and will be confirmed by the operator. Passengers must arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.


From late May to the end of November, each year when the season finishes.

Age & Height

  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Minimum height is 130cm

General Guidlines

  • Passengers with back, neck, shoulder or heart conditions, those who are pregnant or who have injuries/conditions that may cause a risk to their health are not permitted to do this experience and if so, do so at their own risk
  • Participants must be able to board and disembark the vessel unaided, support their own bodyweight and be able to use legs to absorb ocean bumps
  • If whales are not spotted on a whale watching tour, each passenger will be issued with a 'Standby Ticket' for another Whale Watching tour during the same whale watching season.
  • 'Standby tickets' are eligible for redemption no greater than 24 hours prior to the requested departure. Subject to availability

Cancellation Policy

Once this experience is confirmed with the operator, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them.

Rescheduling and No Shows

Over 48 hours prior to the experience date there is No charge to change the experience date and time Within 48 hours of the experience date, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book.

Cancellation by the Operator

This experience can be affected by the weather, swell, wind and rain. The cancellation of this experience is at the experience providers’ discretion and participants will be offered to reschedule their booking.

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2 reviews for Whale Watching Tour Sydney + Speed Boat Thrill, 2 hours

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Blake was a great guide and made it exciting and fun. Within 2 hours we saw 5 whales. Being low on the water the boat (RIB) made for a closer look. The boat ride was really fast, at one point we headed straight for the North Head cliffs just to turn before we got too close. So exciting!
    I would recommend the Whale Watching Tour to anyone, it was awesome!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5


    Had such a great tour on Friday watching the humpback whales. The speed boat ride was exhilarating, it was exciting to see the whales up close. I would 100% recommend this trip.

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