Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Whale Watching

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Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Whale Watching

Whale watching Sydney is a must-do, bucket list experience, but Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Whale Watching takes things to the next level! Built in Norway in 1939, Coral Trekker, has the advantage of a high crows nest, allowing the crew to spot whales from a distance, and big wide decks for passengers to enjoy. Once the whales are spotted, the quiet approach of the sails provides a more peaceful experience. Like to get involved and learn the ropes? You’ll have the chance to climb the mast (harnessed and supervised), set the sails, assist with manoeuvres and much more.  So book your spot today and experience whale watching and Sydney Harbour from a whole new perspective.







Minimum Age


Food & Drink




Adults 15 years +
Children 4-14 years
Infants (under the age of 4 years) can join FREE OF CHARGE and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. 

Please be aware that the crew reserves the right to prohibit anyone from participating if they deem it unsafe. If any of the below is not found out until on the day, you may not be permitted to join the tour and you may not receive a refund.

    • Children under the age of 4 year must be accompanied by a parent at all times. 
    • Unfortunately, due to the steep stairs required to access facilities on board, the ship does not have wheelchair access.

This tour operates out of The Rocks, Sydney Harbour, NSW.

Please check-in with the team 15 minutes prior to boarding, at address: Campbell’s Cove, The Rocks, Sydney Harbour, NSW, 2000.

There are 2 main car parks nearby:
The Clocktower car park, 55 Harrington Street, The Rocks, NSW, 2000
The Amora Hotel car park, 11 Jamison street, The Rocks, NSW, 2000

Customers are NOT contacted UNLESS the trip is cancelled, or the time and/or location of their transfer service is changed. If you don’t hear from anyone, please meet at the time and location stated in your booking details.

You will receive a confirmation email upon purchasing this tour which will provide you with all of the relevant information,

Warm clothing/ windproof jacket, sensible non-slip shoes (Please NO black-soled shoes). Polarised sunglasses are recommended for best viewing through the surface of the water.

Medication: (If you require to take medication throughout the duration of this tour, please remember to bring this with you. If you deem it necessary, please inform a member of staff, on board your vessel, where within your belongings this can be found).

Seasickness Medication – You may experience seasickness out on the open ocean. We suggest that you should speak with your pharmacist in advance of your trip, to seek their advice on seasickness medication. We will not reschedule bookings or issue refunds for those suffering from seasickness.

The tall ship Coral Trekker” is a 23-metre/75 ft, square-rigged, wooden tall ship with distinctive rusty red sails. Originally named HOHO 2, she was built in Norway in 1939, her hull constructed from Baltic Pine.

Since then, this magnificent and luxurious tall ship has spent her time sailing the world before making the lengthy voyage to Australia in 1988 where she was eventually renamed Coral Trekker.

Having rounded Cape Horn twice, this traditional sailing ship displays a unique and interesting character.

In 2002, the Coral Trekker underwent a $580,000 refurbishment for her new life sailing Australia’s tropical Whitsunday Islands, providing ‘comfort-adventure’ short stay cruises. She has since won many state and regional tourism awards including the 2005 National Tourism Award for Unique Accommodation!

With topsail, t’gallants and yardarms, experience the old-world charm and romance of yesteryear aboard the Coral Trekker.

On-Board: Maximum of 36 passengers.

Cancellations/changes to your booking must be made in writing directly to Salty Swims – Please contact Salty Swims  via email (, or Facebook (via the chat icon linked to this page).

Please be aware that refund policies do not cover travel, accommodation or any other associated costs. We recommend you take out travel insurance to cover unforeseeable cancellations.

What if the tour provider cancels?
In the event of poor sea conditions, minimum numbers not being reached or for any other reason, the tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour. If your trip cannot be rescheduled to your satisfaction, you will receive a full refund.

What if you cancel?
Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable to another person for the same scheduled sail date and time.

If you wish to change your booking, more than 7 days from your departure, this is acceptable. 


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