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  • Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch

    1. Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Lunch

    Make your way to Circular Quay to board your whale-watching vessel. Numbers are restricted on this whale-watching cruise, allowing for ample elbow room in the cabin and on the outside decks of your boat. You have the choice of two options on this cruise which will allow you to enjoy the whales with ultimate comfort and a delicious meal! Every day the cruise with lunch is available and on the weekends whales with brekky is an option! Seeing these giant mammals of the sea has the ability to change your whole view on life. The gracefulness, the peacefulness, the playfulness, the curiosity, the showmanship and the awesome power of a humpback whale is something everyone should witness in their lifetime. Whale watching is an exhilarating adventure - seeing these incredible creatures frolicking and swimming in the ocean is an awe-inspiring treat that you will remember forever! Breaching, tail...

    I went with my wife and 4 kids (ages 3-12) and we had a great day. The food was great but you had to get in early before they shut service. The whale spotter/guide and captain were clearly experienced, giving lots of detail and finding us some humpbacks during the afternoon. There was lots of info about Sydney and its surrounds during the trips through the harbour too.

  • Ultimate Pearl Farm Experience

    2. Ultimate Pearl Farm Experience

    Enjoy a private Ultimate Pearl Farm experience with all the extras to make for a unique and memorable day out. Cruise the Hawkesbury River with the pearling team who reveal the intricacies of pearl farming. Explore the incredible local marine wilderness where iconic pelicans and abundant fish are a living display of the thriving marine ecosystem and world-class pearls. Once back on land you’re invited to join the pearling team in a hands-on pearl grading session with the harvest. Learn how pearls are graded by the seven virtues that underpin the value of these farm-direct Pearls of Australia. Wander through the Shellar door which showcases beautiful pearl jewelry and indigenous artwork for sale. Select your own pearl to keep as a priceless souvenir of your day and enjoy a bespoke grazing platter featuring locally grown oysters.

  • Sydney: Harbor Cruise with 3-Course Premium Dinner

    3. Sydney: Harbor Cruise with 3-Course Premium Dinner

    Sydney Harbour is photogenic at any time of day, but as the sun sets and you get that pink glow, it's really spectacular. And once the sun goes down, the city lights shine bright and you can admire the gleaming metropolis reflected in the harbor. Your cruise departs from Darling Harbor just as the sun begins to set, you’ll be treated to some epic views of the skyline and surrounding bays. There’s plenty of room on the expansive top, fore, and aft decks to ensure you get uninterrupted 360-degree views of the iconic attractions as you sail past. As night falls and the city lights begin to sparkle, dinner is served. Enjoy a regionally focused menu, served over three courses. The chefs have created a menu that highlights the multicultural influences that make Sydney cuisine so special, using an array of fresh and flavorful New South Wales ingredients. Dinner is paired with a selection of be...

    The whole night was awesome from the champagne upon boarding, the food throughout the night and the service and friendly professional staff. I would highly recommend this dinner cruise. Plus the amazing views and we were also treated to harbour fireworks. If we went back to Sydney we would definitely book this experience again.

  • Sydney Harbour: 2-Hour Cruise for Two with Picnic Lunch

    4. Sydney Harbour: 2-Hour Cruise for Two with Picnic Lunch

    Enjoy a memorable experience with a loved one in a fully customizable cruise of Sydney Harbour. Glide past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House before anchoring in a quiet cove to enjoy a romantic picnic lunch complete with a bottle of sparkling wine. Cool off with a dip in the harbor on warmer days or just relax and enjoy the romantic atmosphere.     Perfect for proposals, special anniversary celebrations, or just a unique getaway, this 10.5-meter catamaran is fully equipped and is the perfect escape.  Private cruises are available Monday to Friday and on Sundays, departing at 11:00 AM. Boarding and disembarking takes place at Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour.

  • Sydney Harbor: Cruise with BBQ Lunch & Optional Snorkel

    5. Sydney Harbor: Cruise with BBQ Lunch & Optional Snorkel

    Start the tour by boarding the cruise boat at the convenient departure point at Circular Quay. Set off on your cruise around Sydney Harbour taking in all the famous landmarks and sights from the water. Take advantage of many photo opportunities with the city skyline of Sydney as a spectacular backdrop. As you head out further into the harbor, appreciate the vastness of the area and admire the many secluded beaches and spectacular sandstone cliffs.  Then, stop off at one of Sydney Harbour National Park’s protected islands. Explore this hidden gem right in the middle of the harbor as you discover natural bushland that was once common around Sydney. Listen to commentary on the history of Sydney Harbor as well as details of the marine life that inhabits its sandy beaches, grassy sea beds, and rocky shores. Enjoy the opportunity to swim and snorkel at a hidden beach. Return to the boat and s...

  • Sydney Harbour: Tall Ship Afternoon Cruise

    6. Sydney Harbour: Tall Ship Afternoon Cruise

    Hop on a tall ship and discover the sights and sounds of Sydney on a unique historic-meets- modern harbor cruise. Sail past the Opera House and Fort Denison, as well as under Harbour Bridge, as you enjoy a 90-minute sailing experience on board the 1850s style wooden tall ship. Get involved and make the most of this interactive, unique cruise. Try your hand at steering, or help with the sails. If you'd like to heave on a rope, you can. Otherwise, simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the entertainment provided by your friendly crew. You will get to hear some of Sydney’s rich history and tales of Sydney’s only authentic timber tall ships. You will feel like you are being transported back to days gone by, and will be able to say you know what it was like for the sailors of yesteryear. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the best of Sydney Harbour. And expect to be the subject of many a...

    The whole experience was such a thrill - we loved the welcome aboard and humour of Jim-boy - he’s a natural to put people at ease ! We had a lovely day for it and saw the best of Sydney from the water ! Me & my grand daughter enjoyed it sooooo much !

  • Small Group Harbor Cruise, Secret Beaches & Local Guide

    7. Small Group Harbor Cruise, Secret Beaches & Local Guide

    This tour is about learning, having fun and exploring places off the beaten track. During the tour, your local guide will provide fascinating insights into the harbour’s history, culture and natural environment. Your boat tour begins in the bustling Circular Quay before heading under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and stopping in front of the famous Opera House for photographs. From here, your journey continues past Australia’s largest naval base to the multi-million dollar waterfront mansions of Point Piper, homes to politicians, movie stars and billionaires. After a one hour cruise past all the classic Sydney Harbour landmarks and some fascinating lesser-known sites, you will land on an idyllic National Park beach, where the boat lands right on the beach for you to have a stroll or swim - you may even spot a penguin because this is home to Sydney’s only resident colony of Fairy Penguins. ...

    Both Zane and Elodie are amazing hosts. Awesome overview of Sydney Harbour! We really enjoyed this cruise and highly recommend it!

  • Sydney Harbour: Thunder Thrill Ride

    8. Sydney Harbour: Thunder Thrill Ride

    Tackle one of the best experiences on Sydney Harbour. Experience an exhilarating jet boat ride, reaching speeds of up to 75 kilometers per hour. Take in the iconic sights of Sydney Harbour during the Thunder Trill Ride. Choose a 30 or a 45-minute ride, then buckle up and get ready to get wet. Your skipper will ease you into this thrilling experience by gradually reaching high speeds and performing gentle maneuvers around the harbor. Watch out for the skipper’s signals as the ride is cranked up a gear with high-speed spins and breaks. Select a bundle to enjoy entrance to some of Sydney's top attractions along with your adrenalin-pumping ride.

    So much fun for the whole family! Adzie our driver turned the music up and sped us around the harbour sightseeing and whipped out 360’s to amp up the fun. So refreshing on an Australian Summers day. Highly recommend. Even my young kids loved it!

  • Sydney Harbour: 45-Minute Extreme Adrenaline Rush Ride

    9. Sydney Harbour: 45-Minute Extreme Adrenaline Rush Ride

    Book one of the best and most extreme experiences on Sydney Harbour. Buckle up and get ready for the jet boat ride of your life and take in views of some of the city’s most iconic sights from the water. On this 45-minute activity, your skipper will ease you into this thrilling experience by increasing to high speeds and performing gentle maneuvers around the harbor. Then get ready and watch for the signs that things are about to get cranked up a bit. Thrill at the incredible high-speed spins and breaks. This adrenalin-pumping jet boat ride isn't for the faint-hearted. Be sure you’re prepared to get wet!

    This was an awesome experience an different way of seen sydney, can definitely count on getting wet was awesome getting soaked, take a change of clothes, having music on the ride made the experience that much better loved loved loved it

  • Lunch Cruise with Live Jazz on Sydney Harbour

    10. Lunch Cruise with Live Jazz on Sydney Harbour

    What better way to enjoy lunch time than with a cruise on Sydney Harbour? This three-hour lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour is a great way to entertain your guests for every occasion. Experience a great atmosphere, a delicious lunch and superb entertainment whilst enjoying the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour. Live Jazz musicians with melodious Jazz and Blues tunes will help you to unwind, whilst the aroma of a delicious seafood freshly prepared on board will whet your appetite. Dig into a tasty three course meal followed by coffee, tea and desserts. Then have a glass of bubbly from the licensed bar and enjoy the brilliant sights of Sydney Harbour from the spacious outer decks.

    It was a perfect day to celebrate my friends 60th B. The staff was very helpful and the food is nice too. Nothing beats the Sydney Harbour view.

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Overall rating

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based on 425 reviews

I went with my wife and 4 kids (ages 3-12) and we had a great day. The food was great but you had to get in early before they shut service. The whale spotter/guide and captain were clearly experienced, giving lots of detail and finding us some humpbacks during the afternoon. There was lots of info about Sydney and its surrounds during the trips through the harbour too.

We had an awesome afternoon sailing today. Crew were all lovely, knowledgeable and did their best to make us comfortable and included in the day. Already planning another day out with family and friends. Special mention to Jim (Jim lad) for all his interesting information and friendly fun nature. And the dancing. Can’t forget the dancing!

The whole night was awesome from the champagne upon boarding, the food throughout the night and the service and friendly professional staff. I would highly recommend this dinner cruise. Plus the amazing views and we were also treated to harbour fireworks. If we went back to Sydney we would definitely book this experience again.

The whole experience was such a thrill - we loved the welcome aboard and humour of Jim-boy - he’s a natural to put people at ease ! We had a lovely day for it and saw the best of Sydney from the water ! Me & my grand daughter enjoyed it sooooo much !

Really good fun, great views. Food was lovely and cruise was punctual