Arrive at Campbell's Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure to meet your driver and complete the brief sign in process. Board the vessel and be taken briskly across the harbour to Manly Wharf to pick up more passengers. Once everyone is on board, you'll receive a safety briefing, a requirement for all offshore adventures. Your driver will also outline the key things to look for when trying to spot the whales.
Hold on tight as the vessel picks up speed and leaves Sydney Harbour to head offshore to migration routes of the humpback whales. Your driver will be in contact with the other vessels to find the livliest and most approachable whale pods. Once the whales are located you will cruise alongside the migrating pod while your driver outlines plenty of whale facts.
How far away offshore you are now will determine how long you can spend with the whale pod.
When it is time to head home you will be asked to take your seat again and hang on as you speed back to Sydney Harbour.
The passengers from Manly will be dropped back first. Then you will cruise back through the harbor to Circular Quay, hopefully with a memory stick full of photos of breaching whales.
Daily from late May through until late November.
Subject to minimum numbers and weather/sea conditions..
27 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Returns to original departure point
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
48 hour cancellation/rescheduling policy applies
Passengers must be 12 years old
Passengers with back, neck, shoulder injuries or heart conditions, or those who are pregnant or who have injuries/conditions that may cause a risk to their health are not permitted to ride on the boat
For directions to the departure location; type "Campbell's Cove Pontoon" into google.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers
Posted By : Stephen P
Fast and bumpy but great. We saw lots of whales many close to us and some leaping out of the water
Great driver guide
Posted By : Lcross24
This is an awesome way to see whales! We loved being on a smaller boat so that we could see the blows and tails and fun of the whales regardless of which side of the boat they popped up on. Blake is really knowledgeable and makes the speedboat part of it super fun too. He also took a lot of photos and emailed them to us free of charge later that day. This allowed us to really pay attention and be present with the whale watching experience while out on the water. I would do this again in a minute!
Posted By : karen m
This tour was brilliant. The guide was punctual and helpful. The Rib was exhilarating but still felt safe. The scenery from the ocean was beautiful and The Whales were awesome. A nice extra touch was him emailing us more photos. Do this tour.
Posted By : Tim C
I highly recommend this experience. Blake is great and very knowledgeable and experienced. Went out 2 days bc the 1st day we didn't see any whales. Blake offered to take us out again before we left Sydney at no charge. Can't say enough good things about this experience .
Posted By : Youna L
We saw several whales! And the riding was very excited! The captain tried his best to show us as many whales as possible.
Posted By : William S
Wonderful beautiful winter day - seas were calm. Saw many whales and even a few breaches. Highly recommend - the speedboat with it's versatility can "go" anywhere swiftly and this flexibility makes it easier and quicker to get to the whales. And it is so low to the water I could reach over and hit the water with my hand. Love this close experience!
Posted By : weisum00
Amazing trip. Blake is very friendly. He explained patiently and prepared wind breaker for us Love the bumpy ride when we headed back to circular quay after whale watching. A wonderful experience. Five stars.
Posted By : Graham M
The trip was awesome and great value for money. The guide was excellent and sent us some great photos later in the day. Would 100% recommend this trip.
Posted By : Lydia W
Loved the trip, Blake was very friendly and informative, we got to see a dolphin, some whales which was well worth seeing, on the way back we saw some new Zealand fur seals. If you get sea sick then take travel sickness tablets and sit in the middle of the boat for the back of the boat.
Posted By : Steve H
A very exhilarating way to see Sydney Harbor, the coastline cliffs, and dolphins. We were unfortunate not to see whales, but not for lack of trying. Also the boat zips around and we were able to get quite close to everything - I can only imagine how cool it would be to see whales from it! There is a guarantee to ride again if you don't see whales - unfortunately I don't live in Australia but you never know!