How many Aussies would be interested in doing a bit Captain Ahab-ing this year? Captain Cook Cruises give you the chance to do it this whale-watching season from May 21 to November 1. Obviously, you won’t kill any whale during the cruise tour, you just watch them because you are a modern-day Captain Ahab!
According to a press release from Captain Cook Cruises, they will operate many trips off the heads of Sydney Harbour during this season to give the cruisers a cherished and remarkable whale and cruise experience. What’s the best part of the deal? They are offering the guarantee of whale spotting! If you don’t see a whale during your trip, you can take another trip for free! However, you’ll hardly need to avail that offer because they have a 99% success rate.
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Captain Cook Cruises’ Head of Sales and Marketing, Richard Doyle, said that it would be an open-water cruise trip following the route past Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, and the Sydney Harbour bays. The passengers will catch the views of the whales during their annual migration and see them in their natural habitat along the coastline of New South Wales.
Mr Doyle also said that the species of the whales seen in this region are mainly Southern Right and Humpback whales. However, the sight of Minke and Killer whales too occasionally amazes the viewers.
Maggie Cat, an ocean-going catamaran, is the vehicle that will take people to the whale tours. Normally, the catamaran can carry maximum 200 passengers but not more than 120 passengers are taken for a single whale tour. The vehicle offers open-air viewing with spacious indoor and outdoor, two passenger decks, and an all-weather lounge.
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The company operates the whale tours daily. The cruise departs at 1.30 pm from Circular Quay Wharf 6 and returns to the dock at 4.15 pm. During the weekend, a morning cruise departs at 10.15 am and returns at 1.00 pm.
The price of the ticket is set at for a single passenger starts from $49. The tours are totally family-friendly and operate daily including the weekend. Visit www.captaincook.com.au to book a tour or get more information.