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Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruises

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Panoramic views of top attractions
Panoramic views of top attractions



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Sydney Harbour Discovery Cruise with Optional Buffet Lunch

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AU$45
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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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1 hr. 30 min. - 2 hr. 15 min.
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  • Hop on board a guided cruise along the Sydney Harbour if you would like to start your day on a pleasant and relaxing note.
  • Sip on a hot beverage like tea or coffee as you listen to your guide talk about monuments like the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • Spend quality time with friends and family as you cruise over calm waters, enjoying a beautiful Sydney morning or afternoon, depending on the option you select.
  • Enhance your experience by adding a buffet lunch to your afternoon cruise and enjoy the ride for an extended duration with a delectable meal.

Inclusions

  • 1.5 to 2.15 hrs cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Tea or coffee
  • Cookies and fruit
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Buffet lunch (optional)
  • Tip: If you're prone to motion/sea sickness, make sure to take medicines suggested by your doctor beforehand.
  • This experience is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • The experience is restricted for guests aged 4 and under.
  • The experience is not accessible for people with back and neck problems, serious medical conditions, injuries, and pregnant women.
  • All children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Buffet Lunch

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AU$92
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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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2 hr. 30 min. - 4 hr.
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  • Embark on an exciting cruise that has it all - sightings of majestic whales, gorgeous views, and delicious breakfast or lunch.
  • Learn amazing facts about humpback migration patterns and behavior through informative onboard commentary.
  • Admire the whales and the Sydney Harbor from a comfortable vessel with multiple outside viewing areas that promise a great vantage point.
  • Choose between breakfast and BBQ buffet lunch options to savor the meal of your preference.

Inclusions

  • 4-hour whale watching cruise
  • Fully qualified crew onboard
  • Live English commentary
  • Breakfast/lunch (depending on option chosen)
  • Tea, coffee, and water

Exclusions

  • Beverages from the onboard bar (available for purchase)
  • Tip: If you're prone to seasickness don't fret as sickness bags and tablets are available for you onboard.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Captain Cook Rocket Sightseeing on Sydney Harbour

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AU$30
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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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1 hr. 19 min.
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  • Hop on the exclusive rocket sightseeing cruise and visit the city's famous sites, including the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, beaches, parks, and bays.
  • Choose between indoor and outdoor viewing while listening to the guided commentary.
  • Begin your Rocket Sightseeing Cruise aboard the Sydney Harbour Explorer by departing from the primary tourist area, Circular Quay.
  • Avail of a completely flexible cruise ticket that is valid for all departures throughout the day, including free Wi-Fi to post your most memorable moments
  • Visit the Darling Harbor beachfront to relax, sip a drink, and watch the Saturday night fireworks over Cockle Bay.

Inclusions

  • One-way ferry ticket
  • 80-minute single circuit of the harbor
  • Guided commentary onboard

Exclusions

  • Meal inclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Tip: In order to enjoy the views to the fullest, book the tour between September to November.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Captain Cook Premium Harbour Experience: 1.5-Hour Cruise

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AU$65
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1 hr. 30 min.
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  • On this value for money cruise which takes place in a matter of 90 minutes, explore the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour alive with ferries, yachts, and kayaks.
  • Be welcomed on board with a house beverage of your choice, and a special Australian cheese & charcuterie board.
  • Enjoy exclusive smartphone commentary along the course of the cruise and learn about the cultural and historical significance of the Harbour and what makes it one of the world’s greatest natural harbours.
  • Sydney Harbour rewards you a scenic vantage point with plenty of famed landmarks and sights such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, palatial waterfront homes, islands and forts, lighthouses, naval vessels and submarines, and even the occasional whale, dolphin, seal or fairy penguin, among others.
  • A modern bar onboard serves Australian tapas plates, premium cocktails, and comprehensive beverage selection all available for purchase.
  • This airconditioned super-cruiser also has complimentary Wi-Fi to post magical moments.

Inclusions

  • 90-minute circuit of Sydney Harbour
  • 1 house beverage of your choice
  • Australian cheese & charcuterie board
  • Smartphone commentary
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Flexible boarding with a choice of embarkation points at Circular Quay and Darling Harbour.
  • Facilities: accessible bathrooms, wheelchair and pram-friendly access to outdoor decks.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Tall Ship Afternoon Cruise on Sydney Harbour

AU$69
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You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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1 hr. 30 min.
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  • Sail aboard an 1850s-style wooden tall ship, blending maritime history with Sydney Harbour's stunning modern landmarks.
  • Participate in interactive activities like steering the ship or hoisting sails, guided by a friendly, skilled crew.
  • Capture stunning photos against the backdrop of the Opera House, Fort Denison, and the Harbour Bridge.

Inclusions

  • 90-min afternoon cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Mast climb (available for purchase) & Drinks package (available for purchase)

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tip: Bring a waterproof case or bag to protect your camera and phone from any splashes.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Luxury Whale Watching Experience

AU$549
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3 hr. 30 min.
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  • Marvel at the whales peeking in and out of the pristine Pacific as you enjoy the comforts of a luxury cruise.
  • Cruise alongside these beautiful creatures for a wholesome 3.5 hours.
  • Learn the language of whales with the help of the experts on board.
  • Experience a personalized voyage with just your family and friends with this small-group tour and attain endless viewing opportunities.
  • Enjoy a BBQ lunch too while you catch sight of the humpback and southern right whales.

Inclusions

  • 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise along Sydney Harbour
  • Informative commentary on whales
  • Buffet BBQ lunch on board
  • Open bar of beer, wine, sparkling and soft drink
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
SydneySydney Harbour Cruises

Taking a cruise along the Sydney Harbour is one of the most typical and quintessential Sydney experiences that you must try during your visit to the city. Experience the high seas, vibrant landscape, and iconic attractions by taking a Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise for a memorable cruise around the city. Read on to know about why you should take a Sydney Harbour cruise, the popular landmarks you can see, timings, facilities available, and more.

Why Take a Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise?

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  • Scenic Views: Soak in stunning sunset and nighttime views of the harbour and the city while enjoying a luxury cruise.
  • Iconic Landmarks: Spot popular and iconic attractions like the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Botanical Gardens, to name a few. 
  • Scrumptious Australian Meals: Enjoy a delicious meal while admiring unparalleled views of the harbour. 
  • Dolphin and Whale Watching: Admire magnificent sea creatures, like dolphins and humpback whales, and learn fascinating facts about their migrating and behaviour patterns.
  • Live Commentary: Learn more about Sydney’s landmarks and its iconic creatures with live commentary on board.

Highlights of Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruises

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Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay, located south of Sydney, is a popular destination for swimming, snorkelling, and whale watching. The bay's calm and picturesque environment offers a serene escape from the city, making it a popular spot for relaxation and nature appreciation.

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Sydney Botanical Gardens

Sydney Botanical Gardens, near the iconic Opera House, is a lush urban oasis showcasing a vast array of plant species. Established in 1816, it offers serene walks, themed gardens, and panoramic harbour views.

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Opera House

Sydney Opera House, an architectural masterpiece designed by Jørn Utzon, is an iconic symbol of Australia. Opened in 1973, its distinctive sail-like structures grace the harbour, hosting diverse performing arts events.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge, an engineering marvel completed in 1932, spans Sydney's harbour, connecting the city's north and south. Its iconic arch design offers stunning views and serves as a symbol of Australia's progress.

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Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour, a bustling waterfront precinct in Sydney, offers entertainment, dining, and attractions. With the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, and Madame Tussauds, it's a family-friendly hub.

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Cockle Bay

Cockle Bay is a picturesque inlet within Darling Harbour, Sydney. It's a hub for waterside dining, with a plethora of restaurants and bars. Lined with walkways and city views, the harbour provides a relaxing atmosphere.

Plan Your Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise

Timings
Boarding Points
Getting There
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The timings differ from tour to tour. The Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruises usually start at 10:30 AM and go on until 9:30 PM.

For the most accurate information, check your tickets. 

Make sure that you arrive at least 15 minutes before boarding time to avoid delays.

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The Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruises usually start from Circular Quay and King Street Wharf.

Circular Quay: 

Address: Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. Find on Maps

King Street Wharf: 

Address: King Street Wharf, The Promenade, Lime St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. Find on Maps

The wharf number for boarding your cruise may vary. Refer to your tickets to get the most accurate boarding point location.

Circular Quay

By Bus: Take bus numbers 333, 392, 394, 396, or 397 to the Circular Quay bus stop.
By Train: Take trains T2 Inner West & Leppington, T3 Bankstown, or T8 Airport and South to Circular Quay railway station.
By Ferry: Take ferries F1 or F9 to Circular Quay.

King Street Wharf

By Bus: Take bus numbers 252, 261, 288, 320, 333, 396, or 437 to King Street Wharf.
By Train: Take trains T1, T2, T8, or T9 to Wynyard Station. King Street Wharf is a 5-10 minute walk from there.
By Light Rail: Take a light rail to Pyrmont Bay Light Rail station. King Street Wharf is a 10-minute walk from there.
By Ferry: Barangaroo Wharf 2 is the nearest (a 3-minute walk) ferry station to King Street Wharf.

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  • Live Commentary: Most Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruises have live or smartphone commentary that talks about the harbour and the various attractions you get to see on the cruise.
  • WiFi Availability: Most of the Sydney harbour cruises have free WiFi available onboard.
  • Accessibility: Some of the cruises are wheelchair friendly and also have accessible washrooms. We recommend checking about the wheelchair accessibility of your cruise while booking. 
  • Toilets: Restroom facilities are available on all Sydney sightseeing cruises. 
  • Facilities for Kids: A few sightseeing cruises feature pram-friendly access to outdoor decks. Please check before booking.

Visitor Tips

  • Book Tickets in Advance: Book your cruise online and much in advance to avoid losing a spot as they can get booked months in advance.
  • ID Proof: Carry a valid photo ID proof or a student ID for verification.
  • Carry Essential Medicines: Carry your seasickness and other necessary medication in case you get uncomfortable.
  • Dress Comfortably: Wear smart casuals and comfortable footwear as well as a jacket during the winter season.
  • Dietary Requirements: If you’re a vegetarian or have specific dietary requirements, please specify the same in advance.
  • No Smoking: Smoking is strictly prohibited on boat tours under Australian law.
  • Weather Conditions: All cruises are subject to weather conditions. Extreme conditions like hurricanes could result in the cancellation of the sightseeing cruise.
  • Photography: Don’t forget to carry your camera to capture all the stunning sights and scenery you see while on the cruise.
  • Tickets for Children: All children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by adults. Infants can get free access while those above 2 or 4 years of age enjoy reduced ticket rates.
  • Reach Early: Make sure you reach the boarding point at least 15 minutes in advance. Do not be late or you may miss your cruise.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruises

Where can I book my Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruises?
How much do Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruises cost?

The ticket prices for Sydney Harbour cruises depend on the cruise you book. The prices start from AU$45.

What is the best Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruise?

Our most popular cruise is the Sydney Harbour Discovery Cruise which offers the best price. We also suggest booking the 3-Course Long Lunch Cruise in Sydney which offers a wide selection of food as you sail past iconic landmarks.

Can I cancel my Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruise?

While most Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruises can be cancelled 24 hours before departure, some cruises may not support cancellations. Please check your tickets to get the most accurate cancellation information.

What are some of the sights covered on a Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruise?

A few sights covered on a Sydney Harbour cruise include the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and Sydney Botanical Gardens.

What is the duration of my Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruise?

The duration of your Sydney Harbour cruise depends on the cruise you pick. A Sydney sightseeing cruise typically lasts anywhere between 1 hour to 4 hours. Check your tickets to get the most accurate timing information.

Are Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruises wheelchair accessible?

Most Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruises are wheelchair friendly, but we would recommend checking for the same before you book your tickets.