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Manly Ocean Adventures

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1/40 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 1300 062 659
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Manly Ocean Adventures is the home of the 'Whale Watching Safari,' Sydney's smallest, most personal and most exciting whale watching adventure. Our high speed adventure vessel will get you to the whales quicker than anybody else. Our completely open vessel offers unobstructed views of these majestic animals. Our low position in the water offers you unparalleled, up-close viewing opportunities of the whales, dolphins, penguins and even the occasional seal or shark.
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1/40 East Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia
+61 1300 062 659
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely a great experience. The boat they use makes it really easy to get around quickly, and often so much closer. We were fortunate enough to see a mother and her calf and were able to stay with them for about an hour while they...More

Thank Craig F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very professionally run tour. The highlight was seeing different pods of whales. Blake always does his very best to locate whales as quickly as possible. The swell was up and a few people were a bit green, but it was still a great day...More

Thank sue k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend choosing Manly Ocean Adventures if you are thinking of going whale watching. Blake takes great care to ensure all his passengers have the best experience possible. You won't get as up close and personal with the whales on the big tour...More

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so close a humpback whale, it was amazing - the whale came straight towards us and stayed with us for 30 minutes, circling our boat and popping its head up to look at us.

Thank sandy f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome experience with Captain Blake, who's with lots of information on whales while we are searching for whales. You will feel very close to the whales since you're on small speed boat. If you're worried about last minute bad weather and got canceled? No worries,...More

Thank Wong J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been living in Australia for over 10 years, joined many tours, this one i would strongly recommended as one of the best ! I really glad that I have taken my mum to the tour, even tho is she 60 years old, she...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The whole experience was amazing and so much fun! Blake was able to find a humpback whale as soon as we got out to sea, 'harry the humpback' spent the whole time around our boat, even looked like he was posing for photos. Blake was...More

Thank gwhiz93
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic experience. We didn't only see whales, we also saw dolphins and seals. Blake was full of knowledge and made sure everyone had a good position to view the whales. The speed boat ride awesome, the whales fantastic and very close, the seals and...More

Thank Tania E
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Blake is an amazing captain. He was very respectful of both the whales and the seals that we saw. However, the highlight of the trip was definitely being on the boat as Blake pounded up and over the waves. An amazing experience, but not for...More

Thank rob19536
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing experience, the whale watching tour should be on the list of things to do for all those visiting Sydney! We even got to see some dolphins! Thank you Blake! Best boat around too!

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A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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