Whale Watching Sydney

Sydney Harbour is considered one of the most beautiful harbours of the world. This alone is reason enough to make a point that visiting Sydney harbour should be at the top of your to do list for your trip to Australia.

A visit to Sydney harbour will turn out to be one of the most fun filled, adventurous and memorable experiences of your life. There are endless opportunities available in Sydney’s water. Whether you like to experience an adrenaline rush or want to explore the area at a leisurely pace; Sydney harbour offers something for everyone.

Must Try Water Adventures in Sydney

While you will find endless amazing activities in the waters of Sydney, and I suggest experiencing as much as you can, if you do not have any budget or time constraints, these are some of the activities that are not to be missed at any cost or you will end up regretting it later:

Cruise or Boat Trips

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Several kinds of cruise trips are offered at Sydney harbour allowing you to choose one according to your preferences.

If you are an admirer of marine life, take a swim and snorkel cruise. This cruise trip will provide you the opportunity to see as many as 600 marine species at Shark Island; a pristine and peaceful island located within the Sydney Harbour National Park.

A whale watching cruise is another popular trip offered at Sydney Harbour. Hundreds of people board the cruise every day to see the giant sea creature close up. It’s breathtaking to see whales jumping out of the water, slapping its tail on the waters surface and sometimes swimming very near to the boat.

For those who want to explore the Sydney waters in a much more adventurous way, several jet boat rides are also available.

Scooter Ride under the Water

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Yes, you read it right. An Underwater scooter ride is a highly adventurous and fun activity and a new kind of snorkelling experience. Imagine diving as deep into the water as you want, with the help of a scooter, and discovering the secrets of marine life. The underwater world will leave you awestruck. Do not worry about losing your way; an expert diving instructor will be leading you throughout the trip.


Whether you are an expert surfer, a beginner or want to learn surfing, there could be no better place for any of these than Sydney as Sydney and surfing go hand in hand; it's hard to think of Sydney beaches without thinking about surfing.

Do you know which city was the first one to host an international surfing championship? Yes, you guessed it right; Sydney. Now you know how much the people of Sydney love surfing. Those who want to learn to surf can easily do so during their time in this beautiful city.

Author: This article is written by Josh Caton, part of the creative team behind Oz Whale Watching and Sydney Princess Cruises, images are authors own, part from header image.