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“Amazing views, awesome ride”

Manly Ocean Adventures
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US$68.80*
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Sydney Whale-Watching by Speed Boat
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US$72.85*
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High-Speed Offshore Thrill Ride to Bondi Beach
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 27 February 2014

This was a great idea for a bucks party - we all had an awesome time and even saved a turtle from a shark net! I'll definitely recommend to friends next time i'm Manly!

Thank Dr-Rocktopus
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Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Best boat ride I've ever been on.
I felt like a marine. Rigid inflatable boats are so much fun, and fast.
The captain Blake had a really good knowledge of the sights and history of north and south head.
We even rescued a turtle tangled in shark nets.
A must for any tourist and local.
Really good value for money.
I'll be back

Thank heydewd
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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

To Blake and the amazing MOA crew.

My friends and family kicked off my bucks night adventures on the new larger vessel. We Departed Manly wharf on time and was treated to an amazing adventure scenic in and out of the heads. Blake completed a comprehensive safety review before leaving the heads. Then he opened it up, seated at the front all I could hear was the multiple cheers of excitement from the rest of the party at the back. I always felt safe but at the same time the sheer thrill of the boat ride is just indescribable.
Blake gave us a run down on certain geographic points around as he drove us into Sydney harbour still giving us a thrill ride where it was permitted.
Blake then dropped us off right outside our restaurant in darling harbour. Personalised, and professional service every step of the way. Great way to kick off any bucks, Hens or business parties.

Thank Soccpark
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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Want to be on the action and really see and feel the Sydney to Hobart start. These guys really make it happen.

I wanted more than a sit on a boat to watch the start.

This tour is small numbers in a fast boat which follows the race out the heads for a few kilometers. We really got to see the competitors up close and personal, working sails and hearing the strain. Helicopters buzzing and jostling for the best camera shots above and around us.

Even better, since the trip leaves from Manly, we avoided all the city crush and confusion.

Amazingly, the ride was exciting but not uncomfortable. Great skipper, great idea, well done.

Thank jan_opinions
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Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

Went out with Blake this morning for the whale watching trip and it was awesome!

Prompt pick up in Manly at 9.30 and then straight out through the heads on this very personal boat. Blake told us to look out for spray but it wasn't long until he spotted a pod and we moved in. While we watched for them reappearing Blake gave some insight into dive patterns and the behaviours of humpbacks which was really informative.

We got really lucky with the pod of whales we found, they put on an unreal show and we couldn't believe how much we saw. Blake kept us close enough to see without spooking the whales.

After almost an hour with the pod they started to only come up for quick breaths before diving for long periods and we decided to head back towards the coast. Everyone was over the moon with what we had seen!

Couldn't recommend Manly Ocean Adventures enough, they offer a smaller boat that provides personal friendly service which enhances the whole experience!

Thank Chris B
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