Popular with groups, Captain Cook Cruises is back again this Whale watching season with four Whale Watching cruises operating daily until December 11th 2011.
Whale Watching cruises takes passengers past the Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison and all the beautiful homes located in the bays of Sydney Harbour and out through the heads onto the open waters. Here the direction of the vessel is totally dependent on where the whales have been sighted – north towards Manly or south towards Coogee. Most whales are found within 2kms of shore.
Captain Cook Cruises offers a whale guarantee. If a whale is not sighted during the cruise, passengers can cruise again for free.
The number of Humpback and Southern Right whales passing through Sydney on their annual northern migration between Antarctica and the Great Barrier Reef, is expected to reach its traditional peak around the Winter Solstice on June 21st
After calving in the northern waters between August and September, the whales will then again head south past Sydney, making their long journey back to Antarctica.
This Whale Watching season, Captain Cook Cruises is offering passengers the choice of Whale Watching vessels – smaller vessels for up to 75 guests and larger vessels for up to 260 guests. Both vessels are purpose built for Whale Watching and feature two passenger decks offering spectacular open air viewing and a comfortable inside all-weather lounge.
Whale Watching cruises depart daily from Jetty 6 Circular Quay, Sydney.