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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
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+61 1300 062 659
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"whale watching experience"
in 15 reviews
"captain blake"
in 13 reviews
"boat ride"
in 13 reviews
"fast boat"
in 10 reviews
"smaller boat"
in 6 reviews
"incredible experience"
in 6 reviews
"see whales"
in 11 reviews
"a great tour guide"
in 4 reviews
"high speed boat"
in 3 reviews
"fast fun"
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"whale facts"
in 3 reviews
"great captain"
in 3 reviews
"awesome pictures"
in 2 reviews
"tail slaps"
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"professional camera"
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"campbell's cove"
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"knew exactly where"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The unique selling point that Manly Ocean Adventures offers is its intimate boat. The boat is fast and low to the water, so you can a) quickly reach any point of interest and b) see the vantage of the whales from sea level. The other...More

Thank cfjeffrey1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blake’s speedboat is a WAY better way of seeing the whales than one of the bigger boats. The only way to do it. And he takes nice photos for you, see attached.

Thank Helena T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the most amazing time whale watching in June. The morning light was soft and beautiful as we sped alongside the cliffs. My phone went haywire part way through the tour, and I missed capturing some of the up close and personal moments with...More

Thank Erin J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing experience to see the whales! Less people on a faster boat, open air. I did it two times in the 2 past years and had great sighting each times, including whales breaking and playing around, dolphins and seals. Highly recommended to have a more...More

Thank Jaicy1101
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our trip out with captain Blake. We have previously tried to see Humpback whales in other locations with little success. The encounters we got with a pod of 5 male whales was unbelievable and so close. By far the best whale watching trip...More

Thank ATraveller_7
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We've been out with Blake a couple of times now. His boat is the closest you'll get to the whales. It's low to the water and can turn quickly to respond to sightings. And if you're lucky enough, seeing a breech in that boat is...More

Thank lorettaveee
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

I had only been in Sydney for two days when I went on the whale watching tour and I was not disappointed it was well worth the time and the money, on the way to find the whales we got to see a Dolphin, we...More

Thank Lydia W
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Went out on whale watching today, it was bloody fantastic! Saw a few whales no breaches but a few awesome tail slaps. Blake the captain was very knowledgeable and very approachable answering questions that the people on board had. Looking forward heading out again. Highly...More

Thank twg84
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

The trip was epic, we saw some whales and Blake made sure we were having the best experience. We were almost all the time with some whales around, which was great, and it was also great to learn about them and hear all the stories...More

Thank Adela B
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Absolutely fabulous, great experience and Blake was wonderful. Felt very safe and recommend as a must do.

Thank vickipayne50
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