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Sydney Harbour Experience Cruise

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Sydney Harbour Experience Cruise

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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Overview

The world’s most beautiful harbour deserves the very best cruise to experience it. Choose from two spectacular options, the Harbour Experience aboard our premier sightseeing fleet or, enhance your cruise with the Premium Harbour Experience to enjoy a house beverage of your choice and a Cheese & Charcuterie board to share, as you cruise by the majestic Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison and other top sights on this 1.5 hour cruise. Listen to commentary straight from your smartphone, relax into your seat or choose to venture up to the upper open-air deck as you marvel at the beauty of Sydney Harbour.
  • Enjoy uninterrupted views of top city attractions such as Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Gain insight into the harbor’s history and heritage from the on-board commentary available directly through your smart phone
  • Order a refreshing beverage and light snacks, available for purchase onboard
  • Upgrade to the Premium Harbour Experience to include a house beverage of your choice and an Australian Cheese & Charcuterie board to share
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1.5 hour cruise on Sydney Harbour
Guided commentary available directly through your smartphone
Spacious outdoor open decks to capture the perfect Instagram moments
Light snacks and beverages available for purchase onboard
Cheese & Charcuterie Board to share, choice of house drink & reserved seating -select Premium option
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Circular Quay Wharf 6 , Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Departs Wharf 6 Circular Quay. Please look for the Captain Cook Cruises ticket office on the wharf,

2:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
With uninterrupted views of famous waterside attractions and a comfortable vessel to carry you around the harbor, this cruise is the perfect way to soak up the sights in style.

Stand on deck to catch panoramic views over Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, and capture the scenery on camera, or relax back into your comfy reserved Ocean Deck Lounge seating and Admire the Garden Island Naval base, Watsons Bay and Government House, then head under the Sydney Harbour Bridge toward Goat Island and the famous Darling Harbour.

Discover fascinating stories that bring history and culture of the harbour city alive via expert guided commentary available directly through your smartphone.

Upgrade to the Premium Harbour Experience and enjoy a house beverage of your choice and an Australian Cheese & Charcuterie board to share

Your boat features a warm and spacious interior cabin with large windows, and a full bar with drinks available for purchase. The outside decks provide unobstructed views of the landmarks, beaches and secluded marinas that you pass.

After 1.5 hours on your Sydney Harbor cruise, head back to Circular Quay to conclude your sightseeing tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Captain Cook Cruises
Boarding location for your cruise.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Sydney Opera House
Pass by the famous Sydney Opera House as you depart Circular Quay.
Pass By:  
Sydney Harbour
Enjoy 360-degree views of the stunning Sydney Harbour onboard.
Pass By:  
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Cruise under the iconic Harbour Bridge.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Guests under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult 18 years+
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Captain Cook Cruises
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Sydney Harbour Experience Cruise ?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Harbour Experience Cruise .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sydney Harbour Experience Cruise ?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Harbour Experience Cruise .

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  • "A little extra assistance for disabled would have been desirable." See review
  • "Rained almost the whole time, but it was beautiful and a great way to spend a few hours in Sydney for the 1st time!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Awesome Cruise experience
Nilesh_G
, Jun. 2022
Nice beautiful cruise , Huge roof top, Covers bridge and Oprah very well. Smooth and safe sailing. Ample of space every where and cannot be overcrowded. Recommend it for all.
star-5
Great value
Nicole_K
, Mar. 2020
Great price for a great experience! A lot of fun! Would definitely recommend this if your looking for something different to do!
star-4
coffee cruise Sydney harbour
Keith_B
, Mar. 2020
enjoyed the trip very interesting, greeted with champagne or orange juice which was a nice touch, however coffee and snacks were ok but not impressive, presented in four little boxes wrapped in cellophane, not very appealing, did not come with a napkin or paper plate, had to get your own coffee. Commentary very good enhanced the trip.
star-5
One of our highlights of our Australia vacation
Michael
, Feb. 2020
Wonderful tour. Great weather and great tour guide. Graham did a great job. Very informative! Loved the Featherdale Zoo.
star-5
Our initial start to our trip after landing in Sydney only a few hours earlier.
Michael
, Feb. 2020
The weather was great. Lots of sun and warmth we do not get in Wisconsin this time of year. Enjoyed the views and the information provided by the guide. She was wonderful.
star-4
The best way to view Sydney
RobertSmalleyAus2020
, Feb. 2020
Only issues we had were; coffee should have been served on all levels of the boat as walking from the bottom to the top with two coffees with movement meant it mainly finished in the saucer. Secondly, the map information should be available on all levels, we had to hunt for it. Other than these the trip was excellent, very Informative and the views are wonderful. The best way to view Sydney.
star-4
Great guide; great photo ops
mpchandler23
, Feb. 2020
Really glad we did this. Very interesting - the guide was excellent. It wasn’t quite the 2 hours we expected and there was only one variety of biscuits ( we booked the 2-hr coffee cruise) but we still really enjoyed it - very comfortable boat too. Perfect for photographing those iconic sights! Worth the price of the ticket!
star-5
Great.
maw
, Feb. 2020
Very entertaining guide and interesting historical facts. Great views of the Harbour, Bridge, Opera House and much more.
star-5
Must do ... .
jdawkins58
, Feb. 2020
Excellent commentary,friendly and informative staff. Plenty of tasty biscuits and refillable tea and coffee. Very good value for money
star-4
Very friendly
envirogirl29
, Feb. 2020
The staff on the boat were very helpful and friendly. They helped me to board with my walking frame and served me coffee and biscuits. The only criticism I have is that they didn’t have soy milk.
star-5
Learning about the history of the harbour with a glass of wine.
Mark_B
, Jan. 2020
Great tour with a very informative tour guide in a relaxing atmosphere - I would recommend it to anyone!
star-5
Great start!
Larry_B
, Jan. 2020
We landed in Sydney to start our vacation, and few hours later we were on this harbor tour in order to get an idea of the area. Our party of 5 had a really good time on this tour.
star-5
A Pleasing Coffee Cruise.
Ian_A
, Dec. 2019
Professional and interesting commentary. Boarding and disembarkation good. A little extra assistance for disabled would have been desirable.
star-4
Great way to see harbour, highlights, very good commentary
Michael_B
, Dec. 2019
Boarding was quick and easy. The boat took us around the harbour and the lady commentator made the tour fascinating. This area has so much history. Great photo opportunity for the Opera house, Bridge, and all along the harbour. Pity there weren't more seats on the top deck is my only negative point.
star-2
Not as Advertised. And Poor Commentary Volume.
Arun_T
, Nov. 2019
Started 15 minutes late. Ended 25 minutes early. So, instead of a 2 hour cruise, it was only about 1 hour 20 minutes. Even worse, the tour guide's commentary regarding the sights was at such a low volume that it could not be heard at the outside deck or the inside cabin.
star-5
My First Time Here!!
Barbara_G
, Nov. 2019
Super way to see all & learn about SYDNEY HARBOUR !! Tour guide knew so much, you see places & things you could not see otherwise.
star-5
Nice Harbour View
salesna2019
, Nov. 2019
Very nice and comfortable coffee cruise. It is very convenient to change the ticket. Next time if have chance, will choose Viator again.
star-5
Dicksandy2018
dicksandy2018
, Nov. 2019
This tour was an excellent way to explore Sydney Harbor. The narrative was continuous and the service was very good. We highly recommend this tour.
star-5
captain cook cruise
Nicola_H
, Nov. 2019
A great balance of information and stunning views. Just long as enough for 3 kids under 8. Refreshments just perfect
star-5
Tryst with history
rajeshkK2074XM
, Nov. 2019
The coffee cruise in Sydney harbour was an incredible glimpses of Sydney ‘s and indeed Australia ‘s history

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