Whale Watching Charters
The Sapphire Coast is one of the few places in the world you can see whales feed during their migration.
Whale watching charters sail from Eden, Merimbula and Bermagui so you can be among the pods within minutes of leaving port.
The number of whales to our waters have been increasing each year and the season is getting longer. The best time of the year to see them is from September to late November, when they are south bound for Antarctica with their young.
Shearwaters also undertake their migration at this time, and have the longest migration of any bird in the world. Other marine life include resident seals, dolphins and penguins.
Sail with the Whales on Pelican 1
Experience whale watching under sail aboard the Pelican 1, at Bermagui. This 19-metre sailing catamaran and her crew specialise in marine research and education all around Australia, including studies on Blue and Sperm Whales. Bermagui is her home port and she’s a familiar sight during whale watching season.
Tours begin September 15th 2018, with 3 hour trips daily at 9am. Experience this inspirational vessel at sea with the wind in her sails. Haul a rope or kick back with a drink as the Sapphire Coast slips silently by.
Bookings are essential. Cost is $80 per person, $60 per concession (includes a light morning tea) and all proceeds help to support Pelican’s environmental work.
Fishpen Charters and Whale Watching
Head to the iconic Mitchies Jetty in Merimbula for your whale watching experience onboard the Broadbill.
$70 per adult, families from $200.
Cat Balou Cruises, Eden
Experience nature at its best when you take a cruise aboard the multi award winning vessel, Cat Balou at Eden, voted the number 1 Whale Watching destination in Australia!
Tours range from two hours to 3.5 hours, from discovering Twofold Bay to exploring the coastal wildnerness all the way to Green Cape Light House.
Whale watching cruises begin in mid September, and continue each morning until late November.
Operating since 1987, Cat Balou is one of NSW’s most experienced whale watching operations and offered guaranteed sightings, backed by a 100% success rate of seeing whales in 2017.
Cat Balou is a 15mt catamaran with optimal viewing decks and inside seating for all passengers. All cruises depart from Snug Cove, Eden which has direct ocean access. Bookings are essential.
Headland Fishing Charters & Whale Watching
Whale watching with Headland Charters is a real adventure for young and old and we will take good care of you.
Please contact us directly for prices.
Freedom Charters to the Humpback Highway
Board Freedom Charters to the Humpback Highway & for a personalised, intimate whale watching charter in Australia’s premier whale watching destination.
Adults – $80, Children under 16 – $65. Special pricing for school holidays (Vic & NSW) – $50 for children under 16 years.
Watch whales with Cat Balou Cruises
FishBermi Whale Watching Tours
Join the southern migration on Bermagui’s spectacular coastline in an exclusive 3 hour whale watching cruise.
Merimbula Marina Whale Watching Cruises
Cruise Merimbula and the Sapphire Coast onboard a comfortable catamaran with Merimbula Marina. Whale sightings are guaranteed on all whale watching tours from Sept to Nov or you’ll receive a full refund!
Adults $69, Families $199.