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Sydney: 3-Hour Whale Watching Tour by Catamaran

4.4 / 5

49 reviews

Activity provider: Fantasea Cruising Sydney

Sydney: 3-Hour Whale Watching Tour by Catamaran

Activity provider: Fantasea Cruising Sydney

From US$ 61.61 per person

Go on a whale watching tour in Sydney onboard a large, custom-built catamaran, combining high-speed sailing with 3 levels of viewing decks.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience the fastest fleet of whale watching boats in Sydney
  • Spend minimal time in the harbor and maximum time with whales
  • Enjoy panoramic views with decks spread out over 3 levels
Full description
Reach a top speed of almost 30 knots on Sydney’s largest purpose-built whale watching vessel, Fantasea Catalina, and take only 15 minutes to get from Circular Quay to the open ocean. Spend less time in the harbor and more time watching whales. Enjoy unobstructed views from spacious, wrap-around decks over 3 levels. Check out the open top sun deck, providing 360 degrees of viewing. Whale watch in comfort with air-conditioned cabins with large windows and great indoor and outdoor seating. Listen to informative commentary by an experienced crew. Know exactly what to look out for with onboard multimedia presentations. Don't worry if you don’t capture the perfect whale photos, as an onboard professional photographer has that covered with photos available for purchase onboard. Tea, coffee, and bottled water are included in this cruise. Additional drinks are available for purchase from the onboard licensed bar.
  • Expert commentary and guide
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Food

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • If no whales are successfully watched on your cruise, you receive a free return cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

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We saw a mother with her calf and a third companion, which was very unusual and therefore totally beautiful. Definitely worth it if you are lucky enough to see whales. The guide was great and was able to give a lot of information about the animals. You could see and hear his passion for animals!!!

November 3, 2022

It was one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had. I highly recommend this company and their catamaran. The crew kept things interesting by explaining different aspects of whales and whale watching. They are accommodating through beverage services and providing vomit bags for the many (~50%) customers getting sick during the 3-hour tour.

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August 28, 2022

It was a great experience and an absolutely successful trip! We saw whales several times and were even lucky enough to see dolphins swimming past the boat twice. The whole crew was friendly and quickly passed the time with interesting facts about nature and whales in the "empty" minutes of the search. I would come back anytime!

June 13, 2022

Product ID: 391726