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…

Depart 12.30pm
Return 2.50pm


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…


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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..


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


check out some of our recent trips…

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How cool is this little fella !!! See MoreSee Less

Whales came in to say hello…. they swam with us for about 15mins… what an experience !!!
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#whalewatching #whale #humpbacks #humpbackwhale #breaching #humpbackbreach #ocean #cronulla #sutherlandshire #ilovesydney @sydney
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Georgia May 😳

Mary Sandra how incredible is this (sadly we weren’t on this one ☹️)?!

She is spending the whole moment filming and not actually watching , maybe she can live in the moment after the moment 😏

It’s kind of tragic that this woman is too intent on getting a selfie than experiencing the awe and magic around her

Amazing 🐳wish this happened for us!! Next time 😆 Julia Chilby

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Nicole Campbell

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Mitch Wynn Meghan Connor .. nearly tagged meg mac aswell lol, Holly Kekel Dawn Kekel

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Jaide Bryant

Liam Woods have you done this before?

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Thank you Jason Luke for a great picture beautiful dolphins enjoying our boats wake, they love it ! See MoreSee Less

Thank you Jason Luke for a great picture beautiful dolphins enjoying our boats wake, they love it !

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Wow awesome shot

Had a great morning out! Dolphins are always a pleasure to watch and photograph 🙂

Great photo!

2 weeks ago

Nene Young

Fabulous encounter with the whales. The whales are coming all the way from Antartica and I enjoy meeting them once a year. Thank you Cronulla Whale Watching. Thank you Mike for driving the boat and thank you Emma for your Joie de vivre, contagious optimism and for sharing your passion. See MoreSee Less

Weather on the weekend was PERFECT… and the whales did not disappoint!!
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#whalewatching #whale #humpbacks #humpbackwhale #breaching #humpbackbreach #ocean #cronulla #sutherlandshire #ilovesydney @sydney
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Weather on the weekend was PERFECT... and the whales did not disappoint!!
For bookings visit -
#whalewatching #whale #humpbacks #humpbackwhale #breaching #humpbackbreach #ocean #cronulla #sutherlandshire #ilovesydney @sydney

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Debra Quirk

Angelina Hulbert Carly Siegel Eleni Zografakis 🐋 ☀️

Perfect afternoon on the water and the whales didn’t let us down !!!!

Julie Larsen there you are mum!!

3 weeks ago

Samantha Gann

A beautiful day on the Humpback Highway. Thanks Cronulla Whale Watching. See MoreSee Less

A beautiful day on the Humpback Highway. Thanks Cronulla Whale Watching.

3 weeks ago

Anthony Walsh

I went on the morning cruise with Cronulla Whale Watching today. It was a beautiful day and we had some close encounters with a couple of Humpback Whale’s. See MoreSee Less

Curious whales come and check out the boat… get your camera ready!
For bookings visit –
#whalewatching #whale #humpbacks #humpbackwhale #breaching #humpbackbreach #ocean #cronulla #sutherlandshire #ilovesydney @sydney
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Wow, please read this wonderful tale.A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. This is her story of giving gratitude.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Faralon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so badly off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her…. a very dangerous proposition. One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.

They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.

The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same. May you be so fortunate …To be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you. And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.
~Neil J. Pollock~
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Wow, please read this wonderful tale.

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Ow wow, they are the most amazing animals, this is such a wonderful story 😍 we loved seeing them with you🥰

Thank you so much 🥰

Oh bless her

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