Spot Humpback, Southern Right, Orca and Minke whales in the open seas on board this whale watching cruise from Sydney. These magnificent creatures put up a fantastic show with fluke dives, peduncle throws, tail slaps and more, completely oblivious...
Spot Humpback, Southern Right, Orca and Minke whales in the open seas on board this whale watching cruise from Sydney. These magnificent creatures put up a fantastic show with fluke dives, peduncle throws, tail slaps and more, completely oblivious to the fact that they are being watched. It’s as natural as it gets; there are no rehearsals and no replays!
Whale watching season in Sydney begins in May and goes on till November. From May to August, Humpbacks and other whale species pass Sydney as they migrate northward before winter arrives. These mammals swim from the Southern Ocean past Sydney to reach the warmer climes that are suitable for breeding. Later, these whales migrate back with their newborn calves towards the Antarctic feeding ground, and pass by Sydney again!
With the whale population spiking every year, over 16,000 whales pass by Sydney during the whale watching season. This increases your chances of spotting whales in their natural habitat. Choose this cruise on board a modern ocean-going catamaran to see and appreciate these gentle giants up close!
A morning departure from Sydney Harbour ensures you are greeted by roving views of the harbour and its attractions, giving you ample photo ops with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge as you move out into the open seas.
Spot pods of these gigantic mammals ranging from Humpbacks, Southern Right, Orca and Minke Whales. The showstoppers are the Humpbacks, who will take centre-stage, showing off with breaches, tail slaps and throwing in a sneaky wink at times!
Learn from the expert marine biologist about spy hopping, fluke dives and peduncle throws. If you choose to cruise during the second half of the season, you can also see mother whales guiding their young as they make their first migration to the Southern Ocean. See how the whale calves learn different life skills through playtime with their mothers.
If it’s not your lucky day and you couldn’t spot a single whale on your trip, you can avail a free cruise with the operator during the same season.
Choose Captain Cook’s morning whale watching cruise and you are guaranteed to have a whale-of-a-time!
Operates: Sunday, Saturday
Departure/Pickup Location: Circular Quay Wharf 6
Boards: 10:00 | Departs: 10:15 | Returns: 13:00
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