Whale watching makes a splash in Sydney

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Captain Cook Cruises Sydney is back with a safe cruising guide and is making a splash with whale watching cruises. And if you don’t spot a whale, you can cruise again free.

Whale watching cruises start in early July just as the number of whales migrating north begin to soar. Although rarely needed, every ticket comes with a guarantee; if a whale is not spotted, passengers can cruise again free. The company expects the 2020 Sydney whale season to break all records with humpback whale numbers continuing to grow by up to 10 per cent each year.

The three-hour cruise begins from Darling Harbour, taking passengers past the Sydney Opera House and the beautiful eastern suburbs, before passing through the harbour headlands to open water. A unique wildlife experience is offered with every cruise, fully explained by an onboard marine specialist. Dolphins, sometimes in their hundreds, seals, albatross and even a cheeky fairy penguin or two, are all regular sights on the cruise.

“We are excited to be back on the water. A whale watching cruise is a vibrant, outdoor experience and the perfect panacea for months of lockdown in New South Wales,” said Captain Cook Cruises general manager Anthony Haworth.

“This is the first of many new tours for 2020. Over the coming months we will be launching an exciting range of new experiences on Sydney Harbour.”

Whale watching cruises operate on comfortable ocean-going catamarans equipped with two passenger decks and spacious outdoor and indoor viewing. The benefit of social distancing regulations, is passenger numbers are limited, creating an amazing personalised experience for the lucky few. The company has also released a Cruise Safe, Cruise Well guide for all passengers, highlighting the health and safety initiatives implemented, all the way from booking to disembarkation.

Early birds can catch the morning cruise departing 10am daily during NSW school holidays, and Friday to Sunday outside these dates. An additional afternoon cruise departs at 1.15pm over weekends. All cruises depart and return from Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf No. 2.

Captain Cook Cruises whale watching cruises are available from $79 per person for travel to 28 October 2020.

For further information and bookings visit www.captaincook.com.au

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