Whale Watching Tours

Whale watching NSW south coast ©S.Cohen

Whale-watching tours are a great way to see whales up close. You may also see a variety of other sea creatures, including pods of dolphins who love to swim at the bow of the whale-watching boats.

On a whale-watching tour there is a high likelihood you will see the whales, with cruises monitoring sightings and getting information on where the whales are anticipated to be at certain times of the day.

Most tours will have knowledgeable guides that provide interpretation of whale and dolphin behaviour, enriching this already wonderful experience.

There are a wide range of tour operators who run out of ports and harbours right along the NSW coast. Get the full list of whale watching and dolphin watching operators in the state, or if you want a specific region, visit our National Parks and Marine Parks section.


  • NSW Government
  • National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW