Whale Watching Sydney

Sydney is home to some of the most magnificent buildings, tastiest foods, and pristine landscapes and beaches in all of Australia. Tourists journey to Sydney annually to relax and enjoy all that Sydney has to offer. Many visitors take advantage of the numerous tours available here. One in particular is whale watching. Sydney has a group of humpback whales that make their annual migration along Sydney’s coastline each year with the change of season. This whale watching tour will bring you out onto the ocean, and give you the once-in-a-life-time opportunity to see these huge creatures in their natural habitat.

Whale Watching Sydney Harbour

Whale Watching SydneyTake this watery tour along Sydney’s coastline and see if you can spot one of these magnificent mammals. The humpback whales and southern right whales make their appearances in these waters anytime from the middle of May to the early part of December.  Though it’s a rare thing, astonishingly they’ve even been seen swimming right inside Sydney Harbour!

Humpback whales and southern right whales instinctively migrate along the NSW coastline as they begin their long journey to Australia’s northern coastal waters during June and July each year. They spend their time in the northern warmer waters feeding until they start returning to the south to Antarctic waters, which happens from September through November annually.

Whale Watching Tour Details

For this whale watching Sydney tour you’ll climb aboard a catamaran that takes you on an open-water cruise through the entrance to Sydney Harbour, and out into the ocean waters. You can choose to sit on the lower passenger deck and experience the waters up close and personal or you can take a seat on the upper passenger deck and enjoy the beauty of open-air viewing as the wind blows through your hair.

As you keep your eyes open to spot a whale you can sip on a nice cup of coffee or tea which is provided to you free-of-charge as part of the whale watching Sydney tour. Soft drinks, wine and beer are also available to visitors at a cost. You can also purchase snacks aboard this incredible whale watching Sydney tour.

What You Should Bring With You

This type of whale watching Sydney tour necessitates that you dress according to the weather conditions. Because it’s always a little colder out on the ocean, you should bring a light jacket or sweater with you even if the weather is warm and sunny.

Visitors who may experience motion sickness should take the appropriate medication before your catamaran leaves the dock. If the motion of the ocean prevents you from taking this whale watching Sydney tour, you could try your luck at spotting one of these beautiful whales off the cliff-top walks or lookouts located along the coastal areas of Sydney.

For bookings and further information go to – Whale Watching Sydney.

The amazing photo of the humpback whale is courtesy of Tourism Australia.

From Kerry at Aussie Tour.

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  1. Great Post!Enjoy with family is very good time andWhale watching in sydney another amazing thing add to anyone’s happiness.From this i think that this is the somewhat cold seasone so it is necessary to carry some warm cloths.thanks for this post.

  2. I have been on a Whale Watch Tour Here in Redcliffe with Eye Spy and I would love to go again it was awesome
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  3. I have always wanted ake a whale tour with our boys! It sounds so magical – especially out in the Sydney waters. On a boat! Now that is what I call gorgeous 🙂
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  4. Very informative post Kerry and good to know what you get and what you need to bring. You know your stuff on whale watching in Sydney. I would have to be one of those people that walks along the cliff-top as I get sea sick and car sick (even now…and have done since I was a kid).

    • Hi Eileen

      I am the same, I have suffered from motion sickness from a child. However, I have found ginger tablets are good for motion sickness.

  5. This sounds amazing and I would love to go whale watching. I think the seasickness tip is a good one. It would be awful to spoil the day feeling seasick.
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    • Hi Compost King

      I think we sometimes forget about motions sickness until we are feeling sick. Nice to be prepared and enjoy the tour.

  6. I’m looking forward to the whale watching available here in Coffs Harbour. It’s awesome that so many Australians near the coast can enjoy whale watching. I was never lucky enough to catch sight of a whale when in Sydney.
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    • Hi Tania

      Whales are incredible creatures and I love watching them.The last time I saw whales was at Diamond Beach which is near Foster, just amazing.

  7. A great post, very informative

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