Sydney Express Whale Watching Cruise - Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays

From AUD $39.00
  • Duration: 165 Minutes (approx.)
  • Product code: 2.75 WhaleWatch

Our Sydney cruises depart from Darling Harbour and pass many of Sydney's famous landmarks on our way out the Heads to take you whale watching. On weekends the Harbour is alive with colourful sailing boats and your cruise will take you
past Luna Park, the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Kirabilly House, Fort Denison, Bradley's Head, the mansions of Rose Bay!

Once out past the Heads the fun really starts as we start to look for the wonderful Humpback Whales migrating past. 

With a little help from our land based spotters we will hopefully have you with the whales in no time at all. The majority of the whales migrating past are Humpback whales but you will also have the chance to see other whales like Southern Rights, Minkes, Bryde’s Blue and Orcas and marine life like dolphins, sea turtles, Australian Fur Seals, a bounty of sea birds and
more from the boat. 

Whilst all efforts will be made to ensure that your whale watching cruise is an enjoyable one it is important to remember that these whales are wild animals. They do not perform on cue! A range of whale behaviours may be viewed including fluke up dives, tail slapping, pectoral fin slapping, spy hopping, breaching, tail throws. We are committed to minimising the disturbance that our whale watching cruises make to the whales we are watching. Our crew will provide informative commentary during the cruise and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.  

Cruises departing daily mid May until mid November. 

DEPARTING:  Monday to Friday 1.30pm *On Public Holidays and During School Holidays there is also a morning departure

DEPARTING:  Saturday & Sunday 9.30am & 12.30pm  

* During September the whales are often found out wider and cruise times may be extended.

Cruise duration is approximately 2hours and 45minutes.

Please note: cruise times are an approximation. Occasionally cruises may be extended if whales are found late in the cruise or may come in earlier if ocean conditions deteriorate. 

Cruises depart from KING STREET WHARF 7, in Darling Harbour, Sydney. (King Street Wharf runs parallel to Lime Street and is directly in front of the Casa Restaurant). Your cruise must depart on time so it is important that you plan your trip into the city. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. 

This cruise will take you into the open ocean. We do not recommend this cruise for young children. We also strongly recommend that you take sea sickness prevention tablets before boarding the boat. Please visit your chemist to discuss options available to you. 

Whenever going to sea it is always best to be prepared for all weather eventualities: Wear flat, covered shoes,  bring warm clothing, wet weather jacket, hat, sunglasses, camera. Please bring any food you may like whilst on the cruise.

Tea, Coffee and drinking water are complimentary. Morning / Afternoon tea consisting of tea, coffee, cake and fruit is available on the return journey.


Parking in the City is always in demand so please allow plenty of time. We suggest planning your trip into the city. Parking can also be pre-purchased. We recommend visiting either: or  When you are searching use 'King Street Wharf' Darling Harbour, Sydney.


Our cruises must depart on time so please plan your trip into the city. The boat will not be able to wait for you if you running 5 minutes late. We recommend visiting and using their trip planner.

Sydney Ferries – Services to Darling Harbour depart Circular Quay Wharf 5 about every half hour. Please check timetables for full schedule on Transport Info: 131 500 or

Train – Town Hall or Wynyard stations. 5-10 min walk from CBD down Market St. or King St.

Bus – Sydney Explorer Bus Stop No 24, or hop off any bus service in that city that drops near Market Street or King Street and take the short walk down to Darling Harbour.

Taxi – Ask to be dropped at King Street Wharf on Lime Street or Wheat Road.

If you have any concerns about the weather please check our website and check your cruise status -  

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us (02) 6495 1686.