Whales of Sydney Sea Safari

Luxury Private Boat

Seals, Dolphins, Whales

Exhilarating ride

Few cities in the world have more wildlife on their doorstep than Sydney. Just 15 minutes by boat from the Harbour Bridge lies an array of sea creatures including fur seals, dolphins, penguins, sea eagles and migrating humpback whales.

To promote Sydney’s world-class wildlife and natural beauty My Sydney Boat has launched the city’s first private sea safari adventures. Local charter operator Mark Dalgleish has been showing guests beauty spots inside the harbour for years but this is the first time anyone has offered small groups the opportunity to head offshore and explore Sydney’s wilder side. “What’s remarkable about Sydney is that you have all this nature and dramatic scenery within eyeshot of the city, yet very few people get to experience it ‘up close’. As well as the diverse marinelife that inhabits Sydney’s waters, we have these awesome cliffs that hold great significance to the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land, the Gayamagal people. They provide a breath-taking backdrop as we cruise along the coastline on our high-powered sports cruiser, in search of wildlife.” says Dalgleish.

My Sydney Boat’s Ecotourism-certified Sea Safaris provide an opportunity to get an authentic and exhilarating wildlife fix, without venturing far from the city. Whales can be seen from May to November.

What you’ll do and see:
You’ll see some of the harbour’s most beautiful and secluded natural coves and beaches, then take a thrilling ride through the heads into the Pacific Ocean along Sydney’s dramatic coastline, toward Bondi or Manly. We never venture more than 4 kilometres from the coast and although we do not guarantee wildlife sightings, seals and dolphins are common year round and whales are prevalent between the months of May and November.


High Speed Sports Boat

Amazing wildlife

Dramatic Pacific cliffs

Seals, Dolphins, Whales

Catch A Glimpse Of Our Epic Safari!



$1580 per boat

Tour Time

9:30 am – 12:00 pm


2.5 hours

Departure & Return

Circular Quay


Safaris all year round (whale season is June to November)

Maximum Group Size

8 people

We Provide

• Knowledgeable local whale skipper/guide
• Onboard WiFi
• Bluetooth music
• Bottled water

Your Boat

Spectre: Our high-powered offshore Axopar 37’ sports cruiser is fast and stable, with a touch of Italian Riviera styling. Spectre won 2017 European Sports Boat of the Year and is perfectly suited for whale watching in Sydney’s offshore waters. The boat seats 8 (plus skipper) and is equipped with all safety gear and viewing platform for wildlife. Find out more about your boat here.

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