Sydney Whale Watching & Taronga Zoo Cruise

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See Humpback whales during their annual winter migration on a 2.5-hour open water cruise through the entrance of Sydney Harbour, plus entry to Sydney's famous Taronga Zoo.


  • Marvel at humpback whales during their annual winter migration
  • Relax in a comfortable all-weather lounge with outdoor viewing
  • Listen to an informative commentary as you cruise
  • Benefit from a whale sighting guarantee or cruise again or free this season
  • See breathtaking views of Sydney's beautiful coastline


Board your morning Whale Watching Cruise Circular Quay and experience an amazing animal adventure. Go in search of the migrating whales that turn the Pacific Ocean waters near Sydney into a prime viewing spot for southern right and humpback whales between the months of May and November. Cruise aboard a great vessel and benefit from full commentary and guaranteed whale sightings. As many as 15,000 whales swim past Sydney every year. Encounter whale activity, including the famous whale breaches when they jump high out of the water. You may even get a close-up wink from a whale when they are feeling extra curious! Get the chance to see southern rights, orcas and minke whales in their natural environment, along with playful dolphins, seals, fairy penguins, albatross and more. Disembark at Sydney's iconic Taronga Zoo to explore at your leisure. Visit themed areas including Wild Australia, Wild Asia and the Great Southern Oceans. Hear talks by the zoo keepers and go to interactive shows, such as the free bird show and free seal show. See native Australian animals, including koala and platypus, along with creatures from around the world such as Asian elephants, lions and giraffes. In the afternoon join your Rocket Ferry for a return trip back to Circular Quay.


Whale Watching cruise from Circular Quay Entry to Taronga Zoo Return ferry to Circular Quay

Important Information

  • Whale sightings are guaranteed. In the unlikely event that you don't see any whales, you can cruise again in the same season for free (on a standby basis and confirmed 24 hours in advance, subject to availability). • This cruise operates subject to weather conditions and minimum numbers. • Cruises are subject to cancellation due to weather and other operational requirements.
  • Please note that as an open water cruise, you will experience sea motion. It is recommended you eat lightly before and during the cruise. Travel sickness tablets are generally most effective if taken prior to the cruise. Please dress according to the weather. It will often feel colder at sea. Smoking is not permitted on board the boat.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time
  • Whale sightings cannot be guaranteed

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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