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Intimate Small Boat Whale Watching Cruise in Sydney

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Discover the majestic humpback whale migration up close on a custom-built vessel, complete with harbor history insights from knowledgeable staff.


  • Embark on an intimate voyage, getting up close with nature's most majestic sea creatures– the humpback whales!

  • The journey starts from Crown Towers Wharf Barangaroo, offering a stunning view of Sydney's skyline as you set sail.

  • Your ticket includes a journey aboard a custom-built vessel, promising unobstructed views and intimate whale encounters.

  • Benefit extra from the knowledgeable staff onboard, as they enrich your trip with facts about the harbor and its whaling history.

  • Did you know? Humpback whales are known for their beautiful songs. You might just catch a concert in the middle of the ocean!


  • 2.5-hour whale-watching cruise

  • Small group tour

  • Expert crew onboard

  • Safety briefings

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

An enthralling journey into the majestic ocean realm

Embark on an unforgettable journey starting from the Crown Towers Wharf Barangaroo, right in front of the iconic Crown Tower Sydney. Wave at the city's iconic landmarks as you journey out of the bustling harbor and into the tranquil, deep blue sea where the captivating spectacle of the annual humpback whale migration awaits. This custom-built whale-watching vessel, designed for a small group of up to 30 passengers, ensures an intimate and personal experience. An experienced and knowledgeable crew will regale you with fascinating insights about the harbor and its rich whaling history.

A close encounter with nature’s gentle giants

As you make your way into the marine kingdom, witness the breathtaking sight of majestic humpback whales breaching the sea's surface and frolicking in their natural habitat. This is not just an exciting spectacle but a wildlife phenomenon that will leave you in awe. This family-friendly adventure promises unobstructed viewing, making it a cherished memory for both young and old alike. Experience the beauty and splendor of the ocean like never before, and leave with unforgettable memories of coming face to face with the ocean's most awe-inspiring inhabitants.


  • This experience is pram/stroller accessible.

What to bring

  • It’s recommended to wear warm clothing and carry a warm/waterproof jacket and sunglasses aboard.

What's not allowed

  • Outside food & drinks, photography with flash & tripods.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 30 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Boarding Point

  • Board your cruise at Whale Tales.

  • Address: 1A Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia.

  • Landmark: Behind Crown Towers Sydney hotel at Barangaroo, there is a walkway down to the right to a small wharf.

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