As mentioned in my previous post on Sydney, Lionel helped us to book a whale-watching cruise with Merimbula Marina a week before our arrival. We paid only A$35 instead of A$80 per pax for this 4-hour whale-watching cruise! Thanks Lionel!
We left home around 7.15am and managed to hop onto 7.30am bus to the city which is at Wynyard Station. Then, we walked over to Darling Harbour which is only 15 minutes walking distance away from the station.
|Grey and Caroline|
We're so glad that we made it on time as they're actually quite punctual and our ferry departed at 9am. Whale-watching is one of the most popular pastimes in Sydney during the winter and spring season. There's no need to worry if you can't see any whale during this tour as they offers a full refund for your tour if there's no whale sighted throughout the cruise!
The best part about this cruise, our ferry departed from Darling Harbour and passed by many of Sydney's famous landmarks on our way out the Heads for whale-watching. We passed by the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Kirabilly House, Luna Park, Fort Denison, as well as the Bradley's Head, the mansions of Rose Bay.
|Catch a glimpse of Humpback whale!|
As much as I was excited for this whale-watching cruise, the sea was choppy and rough, I can't handle my seasickness; it was a horror to me. I ended up staying inside whilst others were happily telling each other "Look over there! There's one!"; Eric and Grey went out to the front deck trying their best to capture the Humpback whales moments and came back to check on me if am feeling any better, get me up to at least watch a whale with my own eyes. I had no idea how many times I actually threw up inside the boat, I didn't bother about getting people staring at me because quite a number of them were experiencing terrible seasick too. Shucks!
Here's the video we took the moment we arrived Sydney and it pretty much sums up how we spent our first day in Sydney! Hope you enjoy it! ˚₊*(ˊॢo̶̶̷̤◡ुo̴̶̷̤ˋॢ)*₊˚⁎