AFTERNOON WHALE WATCHING TOUR…

afternoon whale watching tour

Cronulla Public Wharf

Purchase an afternoon whale watching tour on board our purpose built whale watching vessel. Cronulla is a world class location to witness a variety of whales including the acrobatic “Humpback”…. During the migration May-October each year the whales often use the protection of Bate Bay to have a rest which gives our customers a unquie encounter with these beautiful creatures. MUST BOOK PRIOR…

time table…

AFTERNOON TOUR Cronulla
Depart 12.30pm
Return 2.50pm

prices…

Payments can be made pay prior to the day via card or PayPal… or pay via cash or card at the wharf..

ADULT 12 yrs to 64 yrs $75 per person
SENIOR 65 yrs + $65 per person
CHILD 4 yrs to 12 yrs $50 per person
INFANTS 0 yrs – 3 yrs FREE – (although must book a seat)

our vessel…

basic stuff about this trip…

WHERE IS CRONULLA

Cronulla is located on the magnificant ‘Port Hacking River’ which is the gateway to the Royal National Park and Pacific Ocean. Cronulla is approx 20min via road south of Sydney Airport.

MORNING OR AFTERNOON ?

There is no answer to what is best…. everyday is different. Some days morning are better and sometimes afternoons are better…..

PICK UP & DROP OFF

We pick up and drop off each trip from Cronulla Public Wharf

PARKING

There is plenty of non timed parking along Tonkin Street which is an easy stroll from the wharf.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

For those that wish to use public transfer, Cronulla Train Station is approx 200m away which is surrounded by shops, restaurants, banks and other amenities.

WHERE WE GO

Most the time whales are within a 500-750m from the coastline which allows both world class whale watching as well as enjoying the Royal National Parks from a unique position.

Travel Times

Cronulla Public Wharf is approx 20min to the Open Ocean where the Whales are located.

What Types of Whales

The most common whales seen on our cruises are Humpback whales, however we have seen Southern Right whales, Minkes, Orcas, and Pilot Whales. The most entertaining is of course the beautiful Humpbacks, we see them every day.

WHAT OTHER MARINE LIFE

We often see common dolphins; however other species of dolphin are very common. Sharks, rays and seals are quite often spotted and are a wonderful bonus for your cruise.

WHAT TO BRING

Hat – Sunglasses – Sunscreen – Binoculars – Camera – Extra batteries – Water bottle (no glass please) – Snacks and/or lunch – Wear flat shoes – Rain jacket – Windbreaker

WHAT ABOUT MOTION SICKNESS

We all must remember, we are out on the open ocean and it is always better to come prepared. Visit your chemist or doctor for sea sickness tablets/remedies.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS

Light rain is no problem, as we have undercover enclosed areas keeping you warm and protected. Bring a spray jacket if it looks like rain. In heavy rain and rough conditions, for your own safety we do not go to sea and we will refund you 100% so you can re-book another day..

where…

Cronulla Public Wharf is located at 2 Tonkin Street on the southern side of Cronulla Train Station.

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WINTER IS COMING – AND SO ARE THE WHALES
Whale Migration
The reason whales migrate is to feed and breed. During feeding the best place for whales are colder waters as food such as krill is more abundant. But when it comes to mating and breeding whales need to be in warmer waters as newborn calves are born without protective blubber and would freeze in colder waters.

Do All Whales Migrate?
The migratory patterns for different species of whales are variable. For right whales, the migration to warmer waters is usually undertaken by the pregnant female. However, in the case of Humpback whales, it is both the male and female that migrate.

How to tell what gender a whale is?
To determine the gender of a whale you need the whale to roll over onto its back. Here you will see the genital slit on their abdomen. The placement of this slit will give you a fairly accurate measure of whether the whale is male or female. For instance, the female genital slit is located close to the tail flukes or tail. Flukes are the left-hand and right-hand end of the tail. The male genital slit is located closer to their belly.

What type of whales migrates past Australia?
Over 40 species of whales will pass the eastern Australian coastline. These include Southern Right whales, Humpback whales, Minke whales, Pygmy whales, Bryde’s whales and Orcas. Other mammals you can expect to see are bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins and seals.

Humpback whales are found in all the oceans around the world. They travel approximately 5000 kilometres and are considered to have the longest migratory pattern of any mammal on planet Earth. s have a wide geographic range and are found in all the world’s oceans.

Southern right whales feed in Antarctica in the summer season before they make there way up along the southern and east coastlines of Australia. Here they breed and give birth. Southern right whales can be seen as far as Hervey Bay in Queensland.
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WINTER IS COMING – AND SO ARE THE WHALES
Whale Migration
The reason whales migrate is to feed and breed. During feeding the best place for whales are colder waters as food such as krill is more abundant. But when it comes to mating and breeding whales need to be in warmer waters as newborn calves are born without protective blubber and would freeze in colder waters.

Do All Whales Migrate?
The migratory patterns for different species of whales are variable. For right whales, the migration to warmer waters is usually undertaken by the pregnant female. However, in the case of Humpback whales, it is both the male and female that migrate.

How to tell what gender a whale is?
To determine the gender of a whale you need the whale to roll over onto its back. Here you will see the genital slit on their abdomen. The placement of this slit will give you a fairly accurate measure of whether the whale is male or female.  For instance, the female genital slit is located close to the tail flukes or tail. Flukes are the left-hand and right-hand end of the tail. The male genital slit is located closer to their belly.

What type of whales migrates past Australia?
Over 40 species of whales will pass the eastern Australian coastline. These include Southern Right whales, Humpback whales, Minke whales, Pygmy whales, Brydes whales and Orcas.  Other mammals you can expect to see are bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins and seals.

Humpback whales are found in all the oceans around the world. They travel approximately 5000 kilometres and are considered to have the longest migratory pattern of any mammal on planet Earth. s have a wide geographic range and are found in all the world’s oceans.

Southern right whales feed in Antarctica in the summer season before they make there way up along the southern and east coastlines of Australia. Here they breed and give birth. Southern right whales can be seen as far as Hervey Bay in Queensland.

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Wish we could be with you this year 🐋 Keep safe Cronulla Whale Watching 🇬🇧xxx

Stephen Moffatt our fav hobby 🐳

6 months ago

Cronulla Whale Watching

Some more great shots from one of our awesome photographers – Penny Aldridge..
For bookings visit – www.CronullaWhaleWatching.com.au
#whalewatching #whale #humpbacks #humpbackwhale #breaching #humpbackbreach #ocean #cronulla #sutherlandshire #ilovesydney @sydney #porthacking #wildaboutwhales @cronullawhalewatching #cronullawhalewatching
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Some more great shots from one of our awesome photographers - Penny Aldridge.. 
For bookings visit - www.CronullaWhaleWatching.com.au
#whalewatching #whale #humpbacks #humpbackwhale #breaching #humpbackbreach #ocean #cronulla #sutherlandshire #ilovesydney @sydney #porthacking  #wildaboutwhales @cronullawhalewatching #cronullawhalewatching

6 months ago

Cronulla Whale Watching

Listen to these happy Cronulla dolphins talking to each other… how awesome!!!!
For bookings visit – www.CronullaWhaleWatching.com.au
#whalewatching #whale #humpbacks #humpbackwhale #breaching #humpbackbreach #ocean #cronulla #sutherlandshire #ilovesydney @sydney #porthacking #wildaboutwhales @cronullawhalewatching #cronullawhalewatching
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6 months ago

Cronulla Whale Watching

An awesome whale tail sequence caught today by one of our guests – Penny Aldridge..
For bookings visit – www.CronullaWhaleWatching.com.au
#whalewatching #whale #humpbacks #humpbackwhale #breaching #humpbackbreach #ocean #cronulla #sutherlandshire #ilovesydney @sydney #porthacking #wildaboutwhales @cronullawhalewatching #cronullawhalewatching
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An awesome whale tail sequence caught today by one of our guests - Penny Aldridge.. 
For bookings visit - www.CronullaWhaleWatching.com.au
#whalewatching #whale #humpbacks #humpbackwhale #breaching #humpbackbreach #ocean #cronulla #sutherlandshire #ilovesydney @sydney #porthacking  #wildaboutwhales @cronullawhalewatching #cronullawhalewatching

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Rhondda Mayo there are whale everywhere! Is there any point me trying to see some….just one? Aaahhh how come I spend so much time in and on the ocean and have never seen a whale!

Michelle Steck

Awww, kako sem ga lahko spregledala

Beautiful whales

Thanks, was so amazing to see. We'll be back.

Tanya Knowles told you, more whales 🐋

Great photos 🤗

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6 months ago

Cronulla Whale Watching

A close “whale encounter” is a true bucket list thing to do !
For bookings visit – www.CronullaWhaleWatching.com.au
#whalewatching #whale #humpbacks #humpbackwhale #breaching #humpbackbreach #ocean #cronulla #sutherlandshire #ilovesydney @sydney #porthacking #wildaboutwhales @cronullawhalewatching #cronullawhalewatching
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a dream come true,

So amazing!

I'd love to do that

6 months ago

Cronulla Whale Watching

A couple of whales in close today just off Cronulla…
For bookings visit – www.CronullaWhaleWatching.com.au
#whalewatching #whale #humpbacks #humpbackwhale #breaching #humpbackbreach #ocean #cronulla #sutherlandshire #ilovesydney @sydney #porthacking #wildaboutwhales @cronullawhalewatching #cronullawhalewatching
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A couple of whales in close today just off Cronulla...
For bookings visit - www.CronullaWhaleWatching.com.au
#whalewatching #whale #humpbacks #humpbackwhale #breaching #humpbackbreach #ocean #cronulla #sutherlandshire #ilovesydney @sydney #porthacking  #wildaboutwhales @cronullawhalewatching #cronullawhalewatching

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Leanda Szekeres

6 months ago

Cronulla Whale Watching

Some nice ‘school holiday’ CLOSE ACTION today… just off Cronulla…
For bookings visit – www.CronullaWhaleWatching.com.au
#whalewatching #whale #humpbacks #humpbackwhale #breaching #humpbackbreach #ocean #cronulla #sutherlandshire #ilovesydney @sydney #porthacking #wildaboutwhales @cronullawhalewatching
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6 months ago

Cronulla Whale Watching

Two nice ‘school holiday’ BREACHES today… just off Cronulla…
For bookings visit – www.CronullaWhaleWatching.com.au
#whalewatching #whale #humpbacks #humpbackwhale #breaching #humpbackbreach #ocean #cronulla #sutherlandshire #ilovesydney @sydney #porthacking #wildaboutwhales @cronullawhalewatching
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We were there and saw this👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Harrison Dale

Leanda Szekeres

Kelly Henretty

Kelly Davenport 🐳

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