It’s fair to say that there are few more spectacular places to visit in the entire Southern Hemisphere than Sydney Harbour. If the city itself is one of the great crown jewels of the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney Harbour is one of its greatest sites in terms of just how stunningly beautiful and culturally resonant the area is for locals and tourists alike. The city centre by the Harbour is home to some of Sydney’s best restaurants, shops, and nightlife. It’s the Harbour itself, however, where the true beauty lies with its glistening waters – and what lies beneath.
Sydney is lucky enough to be located right in the middle of the migration pattern for humpback and blue whales. These creatures are among the most majestic in the entire world, which in turn makes a whale watching expedition out on Sydney Harbour one of the must-see experiences for any visitor to the area.
Of course, when booking a whale watching expedition, you want to do everything in your power to make sure that you have “a whale of a time.” Here are a few factors that you’ll want to consider when booking an expedition to go whale watching in Sydney.
The Best Times to Go
First and foremost, if you want to maximise your chances of seeing whales in all their glory, you’ll want to make sure that you’re giving yourself the best chance to do so, and that means booking for the right times. As stated, whales are most prevalent around Sydney Harbour during their migration season, which falls during the summer months. For the best chance of seeing whales in the area, booking for these months is recommended.
What’s more, whales are animals that tend to be more active during day as opposed to night. As such, you’ll want to boom your expedition for morning or early afternoon to give you the best chance of seeing whales in their fully glory.
Dress for the Trip
In addition, you’ll want to be sure to dress for the occasion. Remember that weather out at sea is bound to be a bit different than it is in the city. As such, even if it’s a hot day, you’ll want to make sure to bring a jacket in case it’s a bit cooler and more humid out on the Harbour. What’s more, you’ll want to be sure to bring clothes you can change into in the event that you’re in the splash radius of a breaching whale.
Courteous Whale Watching
That being said, while we all want to see whales breaching and swimming about, it is vital to remember that whales are, after all, wild animals and thus are not subject to the control of those running these tours. These tours have no control over the actions of the whales. It is likewise imperative to recognise the importance of treating the whales, dolphins, seals, and other wildlife these tours regularly pass with the utmost respect.
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