Manly Ocean Adventures
Manly Ocean Adventures
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Boat ToursDolphin & Whale Watching
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Manly, New South Wales, Australia
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David S
1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Couples
My girlfriend and I had an amazing trip out around the coast of Sydney with these guys. During our 'ocean adventure' we saw a mother and child humpback whale, dolphins, sealions... and we were incredibly lucky to see two Right Whales. Being in a small, fast boat made for a very exciting and fun experience and Blake (our guide) was full of interesting information and happily provided some excellent photos from the day via email.
We would highly recommend it to anyone!
Written 8 November 2018
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TYkkb
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Oct 2018 • Friends
We had the most amazing trip with Blake, the whales were sensational and we were in the perfect boat and best location to watch these majestic creatures. We’ll definitely do this again and only with Blake!
Written 28 October 2018
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Robyn0867
Cairns, Australia19 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Had a wonderful experience meeting these amazing creatures the other day. Our tour guide Blake was knowledgable and very skilled at handling the boat, and we sped out to see the whales without any time wasted. This meant more time to spend watching the whales surface and descend. Blake also provided us with photos he took on that day, as I was unable to get great pics with an IPhone. Just a word of advice, if you are prone to motion sickness, do not hesitate to take medication prior to leaving. Thanks for a great experience Manly Ocean Tours.👍
Written 22 October 2018
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Navinsky
Manchester, UK23 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
A day of whale watching was the highlight of an amazing holiday. 2 hours on the sea, the fast boat is an extremely fun ride in of itself, but it’s when it comes to a stop that things get real interesting.

I don’t know whether we just got extremely lucky on our slot but we saw a lot of whales breaching and were pretty up close and personable. The first pair we saw no more than a minute or two out of leaving the harbour, and then spent pretty much the entire 2 hour slot watching other pairs/trips of whales. We were really spoilt for choice.

Captain Blake was personable, informative and overall just a great driver and ride.

Easily worth every single penny.
Written 16 October 2018
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Jennifer B
Australia11 contributions
Sept 2018 • Friends
This was the best trip I've taken so far, I live in Sydney and have been on a few other whale watching tours. This time I had a friend from overseas visiting and so glad I chose this trip.
We didn't have to go far out into the open sea from Sydney Harbour to find a mummy whale and it's calf. The baby was so energetic and playful, breaching and popping it's head out of the water.
They came close to where we were floating and it was truly awesome.
Blake was a great, informative guide and thank you for taking the photos for us so we could focus on just enjoying the amazing show of the whales.
I would most certainly recommend this trip over any of the other whale watching tours, I felt you got a more personal experience.
Thank you Blake and Manly Ocean Adventures!
Written 5 October 2018
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nataliedillon1
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Sept 2018 • Friends
The information provided at the time of booking was detailed and accurate, we were collected on time from the wharf, provided with a safety briefing and out the heads we went! Within minutes we spotted a mother and her calf cruising along the coast. The guide was very knowledgeable and took a lot of photos on a professional camera which he shared with us at no cost. Fantastic experience watching the whales breaching many times while admiring the beautiful coast of Sydney. Highly recommend!
Written 2 October 2018
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Samantha C
2 contributions
Sept 2018 • Friends
What an amazing experience. I won this as a prize from a charity function and it was definitely a prize worth winning! Super easy pick-up from Manly Wharf and no matter where you sit on the boat you have a view and an adrenaline filled experience.

We were able to spot whales so quickly on the tour and we saw a mother and calf play in the water and practice their breaching out of water! Blake was a great Captain allowing a guest to stand up the front with him while we went full speed for a portion of it too!

Easily organised, fun experience and so lovely that the photos Blake took were sent to us before we needed to ask for them.

10/10 would recommend!
Written 2 October 2018
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Annabelle C
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Oct 2018 • Friends
We went on a whale watching tour on Sunday and spent over an hour watching a mother and her calf jumping out of the water! We got really close and Blake knew exactly where the whales would be. The ride out there and back was awesome. Blake even gave us all his photos he took so we could just enjoy the tour which was a bonus!
I have also done the “thrill ride to Bondi” and would recommend that one too. I would never go on a big cruise boat to go whale watching after going on this smaller speed boat. Have already recommended it to many friends, it’s well worth it!
Written 2 October 2018
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Merran D
10 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We went on a whale watching tour and only saw dolphins (lots of them) but it was at the end of whale watching season so we were not disappointed. The company gave us a free return trip because we didn’t see any whales which we are really looking forward to. It was fun to be out on the water in such a speed boat!
Written 2 October 2018
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Kat T
Sydney, Australia83 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
Best trip, best skipper, best boat! Amazing day out on the water and that whale baby poking up next to us was just too cute!

This is the best whale watching trip I've been on. If you like an intimate whale encounter this is the boat to go with. It only takes 21 people, is super fast and you can definitely see the whales up close from every spot of the boat. Blake spots a whale a mile away and because the boat is so extremely fast then goes out to the whales with no other boats around. We had a whale mother and baby all to ourselves without other boats hanging around, intimidating the whales or blocking our view. Blake knows the whale behaviour intimately and made sure we had the best whale encounter possible.

The boat is so fast you maximise time with the whales and don't waste time getting to them. When it's going you've got to hang on, it's a super high speed boat!

Fantastic trip! Highly recommended! Would go again!

Thank you Blake! ❤️🐋🐋🐋
Written 1 October 2018
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