Oz Whale Watching/Sydney Princess Cruises
Sydney Princess Cruises also operates Whale watching cruises, for more information see below:
Whale Watching Cruise with BBQ Lunch and Sydney Harbour cruise.
Free return trip if you don't see whales (conditions apply).
Great value whale watching tours catering to all ages
Includes informative commentary and a BBQ buffet lunch
Oz Whale Watching is a division of Sydney Princess Cruises which has been operating on Sydney Harbour for over 12 years. The owners of the business, and their crew, are passionate about cruising on and around Sydney Harbour. They delight in showing guests the abundance of marine life that inhabits the area.
Seeing these giant mammals of the sea has the ability to change your whole view on life. The gracefulness, the peacefulness, the playfulness, the curiosity, the showmanship and the awesome power of a humpback whale is something everyone should witness in their lifetime.
Whale watching is an exhilarating adventure, seeing these incredible creatures frolicking and swimming in the ocean is an awe-inspiring treat that you will remember forever! Breaching, tail slaps, spy hopping, fluke dives and peduncle throws are all some of the great moves you may see from the whales on their migrations. The whale population is increasing each year and and this year there is 16,000 plus whales expected to migrate past Sydney, which gives great opportunity to see them as Sydney is on their migration routes. Whale watching season runs from May-November. During May - August the whales are on their Northern migration to Tropical North Queensland and then from mid August - September they are on their southern migration back to the Antarctic along with their new born calves, the little calves are just gorgeous.
This is the only whale watching tour operator in Sydney Harbour who offer an excellent half day tour including a BBQ lunch, specialising in whale watching tours. You will hear informative commentary and be taken care of by the fully trained and expert crew on-board.
You will also receive our 100% Guarantee that if you don't see whales you will be offered a return trip free of charge for use during the current season (Conditions apply). Join us for this year's Whale Watching season as we marvel at the Whales spouting and swimming in the tranquil waters off Sydney. These great value whale watching tours cater to all ages and children are very welcome. Get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures of the sea.
The first day of our 2013 whale watching season started sensationally for Northern Beaches residents and our Oz Whale Watching guests with a close encounter of lone juvenile humpback whale making its way north to the Barrier Reef. The opening of the season couldn’t have gone better with 40 passengers, 4 crew including our onboard marine biologist “Cassie” who was there to answer everyones questions and inform the educate the guests on these magnificent animals. After enjoying a BBQ lunch and then leaving Sydney Harbour shortly after rounding North Head we spotted the humpback approximately 100m off North Head
•No refund for cancellations within 24 hours of departure.
•50% refund offered within 24 to 48 hours of departure.
•100% refund is offered if cancellation occurs over 48 hours prior to departure.
WEATHER DEPENDANT CANCELLATIONS:
•Oz Whale Watch operates within strict maritime safety guidelines and in extreme conditions Oz Whale Watching reserves the right to cancel a cruise in the interest of passenger and crew safety. In this unlikely event guests will be offered a return cruise FOC or a refund.
•Windy and rainy conditions are not reasons for a cruise cancellation. If guests choose not to travel in inclement conditions they will forfeit the cost of the cruise.
As whales are wild animals we cannot guarantee that whales are sighted on all cruises although it is rare that whales are not sighted. In the unfortunate instance where whales are not sighted guests will be offered a return cruise FOC for use during the current season. This cannot be exchanged for money and refunds are not given.
Map & Directions
The Footbridge on the corner of King Street and Sussex Street leads direct to Lime Street.
Wynyard Station - Alight at Wynyard Station, take the York Street exit then walk down Erskine Street towards Darling Harbour. (5-10 minute walk to King Street Wharf)
Town Hall Station - Alight as Town Hall Station, walk north up George Street, turn left onto King Street, at the corner of King Street and Sussex Street you will find the King Street Pedestrian bridge leading direct to Lime Street. (10-15 minute walk to King Street Wharf)
Sydney buses now operate the 412 and 413 service operating to and from King Street Wharf. These buses are scheduled every 15-20 minutes during peak times and run along George St before heading to King Street Wharf. If in doubt or have drama's call 131500 Transport Info “Your Say Line” on 131500 pressing 5 then 2.
Four major Taxi companies are active in the Sydney area. Taxi ranks are loacted in Lime Street at King Street Wharf. Alternatively you can ring RSL Cabs on 9581 1111, Legion Cabs on 13 14 51, Taxis Combined on 13 10 08 and Premier Radio Cabs on 13 10 17.
Ferries run regularly to Darling Harbour from Circular Quay, Milsons Point, McMahons Point and Balmain. Alight at Sydney Aquarium and walk North towards King Street Wharf. Please contact Transport Info 131 500 for ferry times or problems whilst on your night out.