Whale Watching Cruise

on a Tall Ship

A whale breaches the ocean with a tall ship in the background

This 4 1/2hr whale watching cruise aboard the Tall Ship Southern Swan will take you out of Sydney Harbour and head towards the migration path of the whales.


    Enjoy a unique adventure aboard a working tall ship. We've partnered with Sydney Harbour Tall Ships to bring you an afternoon of whale watching. 

    This four and a half hour cruise, on the three-masted barquentine Southern Swan, will take you out of the harbour and head towards the whale migration path. Join the crew on the ropes to hoist the sails or just relax and enjoy the view. If you are game, there is also the look out from the cross nest.

    Light refreshments will be served during the cruise.

    Venturing into the whales natural environment we are seek to meet them with respect. The near silent running of the Southern Swan means there is less noise pollution in the water than with motorised vessels. This minimises the impact on both the whales and their environment. Whist every effort will be made to get close to the whales, in the end it is up to the whales.


    Date: Saturday 25 August 2018, 10.30am - 3pm.

    Cost: Members $120, General $120. 

    Includes: Lunch.

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