Whale Watching Sydney Harbour

Departing Circular Quay this three hour cruise aboard Captain Cook Cruises newest Vessel the `Palm Cat’, which can carry up to 220 guests on its spacious indoor and outdoor areas. You will depart Sydney Harbour and beyond, which offers an awe-inspiring display from the amazing resident Southern Right Whales and Humpback Whales. Run during whale season as these majestic creatures make their annual migration, this tour cruises from the harbour and out into the ocean, allowing unbeatable viewing opportunities across two outdoor viewing decks for an unforgettable experience.

Itinerary Options

Taronga Zoo Combo: Includes the rocket ferry to Taronga Zoo, Zoo Entry, Sky Safari Cable Car and the Whale Watching Cruise. Rocket ferry departs Circular Quay 9.45am or 10.30am OR Darling Harbour 9.30am or 10.15am. Whale Watch Cruise departs Taronga Zoo wharf at 1.40pm. All travel must be completed on the same day.


  • Open-air viewing
  • Two passenger decks
  • Humpback and Southern Right whale sightings
  • All weather lounge


  • Commentary


Whale Season: 21 May 2016 - 01 November 2016
Departs: Daily at 1.30pm & additionally Sat-Sun at 10.15am from Circular Quay, Wharf 6.
Duration: 3 hours approx.

Additional Info

Children: Child rates apply for children 4-15 years
What to Bring: Your own light snacks and appropriate clothing as it is colder at sea
Operated by: Captain Cook Cruises