Ocean Extreme is a family owned business that started over 10 years ago and is the pioneer for the fast boat RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) adventures within Australia. Ocean Extreme operates a 21 seater vessel called “Extreme 2”, which is a 12 meter long RIB powered by two 425 Horse Power engines. Ocean Extreme is proud to provide Sydney’s number one ranked whale watching and boat tour service according to Trip Advisor.

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Q What is the best time of day to see whales?

This is the question we get asked the most often. The answer is there is no time that is better than any other. The whales are migrating up and down the coast 24 hours a day. There is an equal chance of finding some whales at all times throughout the day.

Q Where to go whale watching?

Some good land based whale watching locations include: North head, Long Reef, Vaucluse, Cape Solander. At different times of the year the whales track different distances off the coast. To see the whales up close you will need to go out on a boat. We head anywhere from 1km to 20km offshore depending on the migratory route of the whales at that point of the season.

Q When is the whale, dolphin, seal watching season?

From mid-May to late November, locals and tourists alike can watch the whales migrating along the Sydney coastline. Dolphins are quite common around the coast of Sydney and you can spot them any time of the year. The same goes for seals. Our seals are here nearly all year round.

Q How long does whale watching take?

Ocean Extreme uses the fastest vessels in town, so we can get you to and from the whales quicker than any other boat. Thus, our tours don’t last as long. A tour can take about 2 hours if we board at Circular Quay and about 1.5 hours if we depart from Manly Wharf.

Q What to wear for whale watching?

Unless it’s a windy day, you don’t have to worry about getting wet. We also supply spray jackets to keep you nice and dry. In the winter months, it can get very cold out at sea. Thus, you need to wear several layers under our jacket to stay warm throughout the trip. Wear a beanie and gloves on colder days.