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Taronga Zoo and Whale Watching Cruise Experience

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Highlights

  • Cruise to Taronga Zoo aboard a Rocket Ferry
  • Spend the afternoon Whale Watching during the annual migration
  • Ride on the Sky Safari cable car for a lovely view

Combine two amazing Sydney experiences with this cruise and fun filled attraction package. Cruise to Taronga Zoo aboard a Rocket Ferry, spend the morning exploring wildlife Taronga Zoo, then venture outside Sydney Heads for an afternoon Whale Watching cruise during the annual migration.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Cruise to Taronga Zoo departing Darling Harbour or Circular Quay every 45 minutes
  • Zoo entry and Sky Safari cable car
  • Whale Watching Cruise departing Taronga Zoo Wharf
  • Disembarking Circular Quay
  • All travel must be completed on the same day
  • Cruise again for free when a whale is not sighted during your cruise (Standby Basis confirmed 24 hours prior subject to availability during the 2017 season)

Humpback Whales sightings have continued to increase over the last decade. In June and July these majestic marine mammals migrate north for breeding before returning south with their calves from September. Southern Right Whales do not migrate, instead move along the coast finding protected shelters for their young. Occasionally a mother and calf make Sydney Harbour their home for a short while and thousands of locals come out to wish them well.

Spotters on the land help to direct our certified whale watching cruises and also assist whale researchers by recording sightings and ensuring approach distances are strictly adhered to. Very rarely a whale is not spotted during the cruise. In this case your Whale Guarantee entitles you to another free morning cruise during the same season on a standby basis.

The approach distance for a vessel is 100m from a whale or 50m from a dolphin. To the delight of passengers, whales and dolphins often approach the vessel. In these situations we are required to slow down gradually, stop and wait until the animal moves beyond the approach zone.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Rocket Ferry to Taronga Zoo departs Circular Quay 9.35am
  • Departures every 30-45 minutes for the Whale Watching Cruise - Departing Taronga Zoo Wharf 1.40pm and returning Circular Quay 4.15pm

Please note: Your RedBalloon voucher will need to be exchanged for cruise tickets and Taronga Zoo entry tickets at either Darling Harbour or Circular Quay before departure. Your RedBalloon vouchers will not be accepted directly with Taronga Zoo.

Numbers on the Day

The tour runs with a maximum of 120 people.

Weather

Cruises are subject to cancellation due to weather and other operational requirements. Phone the Whale Reconfirmation Hotline +61-2-8062 3623 from 7.15am on the day of your cruise.

Dress Code

Please dress according to the weather - it will often feel colder at sea.

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Restrictions

Sky Safari cable car is operated by Taronga Zoo and operates subject to weather conditions.

Guidelines

  • Family friendly (children aged 4+)
  • Names and individual contact details for each passenger are required

Please note: Your RedBalloon voucher will need to be exchanged for cruise tickets and Taronga Zoo entry tickets at either Darling Harbour or Circular Quay before departure. Your RedBalloon vouchers will not be accepted directly with Taronga Zoo.

Cancellation

Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

Rescheduling

  • Over 72 hours prior to the experience date: No charge
  • Within 72 hours of the experience date, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book. Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances