Get up Close and Personal with the Whales

If you are looking for a truly enjoyable way to spend some time in nature, there is nothing more exhilarating than going on a whale watching tour. This is an experience that you will not soon forget, as there is nothing quite like this.

whale watching in Sydney

May through November Is Prime Time for Whale Watching

The best time for whale watching in Sydney is May through November. This is the time of the year when whales make their annual migration and pass through the harbours and bays of the Sydney coastline. Tourists and residents can select from a number of tours that depart from the Darling Harbour. As part of the boat tour guests will pass a number of  Sydney’s famous landmark, including Sydney Opera House, Luna Park, the Harbour Bridge, Kirabilly House, Fort Denison, Circular Quay,  Bradley’s Head, and the stunning mansions that are located on Rose Bay. After passing all of these fabulous landmarks, guests will be on their way out to the areas where whales are passing through in their migration pattern.

Book a Whale Watching Package

Guests who book a whale watching packages increase their chances of seeing whales thriving in their environment. These tours are available in either length of two or four hours. Obviously, the more time that you spend out on the water the more opportunities you have to see one or more Humpback whales frolicking in the water. Whale watching tours tend to book up fast, so it is always a good idea to book your whale watching tour in advance of your desired travel date to assure availability. Guests are urged to dress appropriately for time on the boat. Ideally, you should wear flat, covered shoes, bring a waterproof windbreaker style jacket, a pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, your camera and a hat. The more prepared you are for time on the water, the better.

Experienced Skippers Know Where to Find the Humpback Whales

Since humpback whales follow the same migration patterns every year, the skippers of these whale watching tours along with land-based watchers are able to locate the whales quickly, so they can get guests to prime vantage points so you get the most whale watching enjoyment possible. By spending more time getting to the whales and less time trying to find them, guests will get more out of their whale watching excursion.

Weekend Tours from Sydney Harbour

If you are going to be in Sydney for business or pleasure during the months that humpback whales migrate, this is an excursion that is not to be missed. This tour is a lot more affordable than booking a long-term cruise to see the whales in action. Whale watching boats leave several times a day on weekends, but to assure availability it is always a best practice to have your tour booked to expedite the boarding process. This is a great activity to take your kids on just because it really helps you connect with Mother Nature in all of her glory.

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