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Every year, whales migrate along Australia’s east coast. They head north to the warmer waters of the Queensland Coast and Coral Sea to mate and give birth from May to August; and return south towards the Antarctic waters from September to November.
It isn’t too hard to spot the whales from onshore highlands during the migration months at vantage points such as Cape Solander, South Head and North Head of Sydney Harbour. However, if you want to take a closer look at these giant creatures and take a good photo of them, the best option is to take a whale watching cruise.
Operating from now until 28 October, Captain Cook Cruise offers the following Whale Watching Cruises departing from Sydney King Street Wharf:
Price: from $65 per adult, $55 per child (4-12 years). This is a special offer, normal rate is $95 per person.
The cruises are safe, comfortable and spacious. The usual 200 passenger vessels are currently limited to 75 guests per cruise, in line with the ease of government restrictions on 1st July. Best of all whales’ numbers are expected to break all records!
Open water cruise through the entrance of Sydney Harbour on an ocean catamaran with open-air & all-weather lounge viewing;
Approximately 3 hours cruise, including expert commentary from a marine specialist with a passion for whales;
Spacious decks, compliant with social distancing rules;
Whale sighting guaranteed or cruise again for free: The watching has a 95%+ success rate. The guarantee applies when a whale is not sighted during your cruise. Cruise again in the same season for free on Standby Basis confirmed 24-hour prior, subject to availability.
3rd – 19th July and 26th September – 11th October
-10am daily departure, return at approximately 1pm
-1:15pm Saturday & Sunday, return at approximately 4:15 pm
20th July – 25th September and 12th – 28th October
-10am Friday, Saturday & Sunday, return approximately 1pm
-1:15pm Saturday & Sunday, return approximately 4:15 pm
Depart from Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.2
*Sale price is $65 per adult, $55 per child (4-12 years). Please note sale price may not be available on all sailing and dates, please check with us the availability and cost.