News

What makes Sydney the Best Place to go Whale Watching?

By Captail Cook Cruises
Posted: 8 May 2021
Sydney is the envy of Australia with a whale watching season that lasts over five months of the year. One of the best ways to see Humpback whales in their natural environment is aboard Captain Cook Cruises.

Over 20,000 whales make the 3,500km journey from Antarctic-waters to the Great Barrier Reef each year. Positioned mid-way along the route, Sydney enjoys a whale watching window from mid-May to October.

“Whale sightings peak off Sydney between June and July during the Northern migration and between September and October during the Southern migration. In August, whale behaviour is often more spectacular with younger males showing off to guests with amazing breaches.” said Captain Cook Cruises’ General Manager, Nick Lester.

Captain Cook Cruises Whale Watching tours operate on family-friendly catamarans, indoor and outdoor seating with multi-level viewing. Passenger numbers are strictly limited to ensure everyone has great views of all the action while the onboard Marine Naturalist provides expert commentary and insights into the whale behaviour.

The three-hour Whale Watching tours depart at 10am daily during the school holidays and on weekends throughout the season from 22 May to 31 October 2021. Additional afternoon tours operate at 1.15pm on weekends. All tours depart from Darling Harbour, King St Wharf 2.

There are three ways to save on a Captain Cook Cruise Whale Watching tour: use a Dine & Discover voucher, book a pre-season ticket, or simply book online.

Captain Cook Cruises are doubling the value of NSW Dine & Discover vouchers to $50. Whale Watching prices reduce to $49 with a voucher, normally $99, valid for sale and travel to 30 June 2021.

If your whale-spotting plans are for the July Winter school holidays, or if you are travelling to Sydney from interstate, pre-season tickets are also available from $59 for travel to 11 July 2021. Pre-season tickets must be purchased before 20 May 2021 to take advantage of the discounts. 

Great specials are available from $65 per person for travel from 12 July onwards, with infants under 4 years are free of charge.

Captain Cook Cruises Sydney Harbour is a COVIDSafe business. For further information and bookings call (02) 9206 1111 or visit the website.

 
Soil Wealth / Integrated Crop Protection Soil Wealth / Integrated Crop Protection Soil Wealth / Integrated Crop Protection Soil Wealth / Integrated Crop Protection

Recent News

Taronga and RSPCA NSW announce new Rescue Facility to help save the platypus – the silent victims of bushfires
Taronga and RSPCA NSW announce new Rescue Facility to help save the platypus – the silent victims of bushfires
The iconic platypus is to be given much-needed help thanks to plans by...
Light Up The Night at Scenic World this Winter
Light Up The Night at Scenic World this Winter
Scenic World is celebrating the dark side this winter with a new evening...
Registrations Now Open for the 2021 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
Registrations Now Open for the 2021 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
Australia’s favourite running festival celebrates 20 years
Shane Fitzsimmons to Headline NSW Landcare & Local Land Services Conference 2022
Shane Fitzsimmons to Headline NSW Landcare & Local Land Services Conference 2022
Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of Resilience NSW, will wow the crowd...
Pinot & Picasso Pop-Up Event at BridgeClimb Pylon Lookout & Museum
Pinot & Picasso Pop-Up Event at BridgeClimb Pylon Lookout & Museum
Pinot & Picasso Surry Hills (Australia’s #1 paint and sip experience),...

What's New

Light up the Night at Scenic World
Light up the Night at Scenic World
Scenic World Scenic World launches first ever evening experience this winter - Light Up the Night!
Experience the Trees like Never Before!
Experience the Trees like Never Before!
Trees Adventure Our tree adventure park will have the whole family swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the forest.
Residential Design you can AFFORD!
Residential Design you can AFFORD!
Adding Design Practique Enquire now for any floor additions, granny flats, garages, studios, new homes, holiday homes, project management.
Accommodation near Ryde-Parramatta Golf
Accommodation near Ryde-Parramatta Golf
The Select Inn Ryde The Red Star Hotels West Ryde is located in the heart of Sydney's north-west suburb West Ryde
Section menu

Have You Visited

Announcement
Experience the Trees like Never Before!Our tree adventure park will have the whole family swinging, leaping, climbing and flying through the forest.View Trees Adventure »