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Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise provided by Sydney Harbour Tall Ships

Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise

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Overview
See a different side of Sydney Harbour from the deck of a traditional tall ship on a cruise ideal for visitors with limited time. This tour allows you to lend the crew a hand while sailing around Fort Denison, Sydney Opera House, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge for up-close and unobstructed photo ops. Plus, seafaring history buffs will love going deep into Sydney's maritime history through guide commentary.
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You'll start at
Campbells Cove Pontoon
6A Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, AustraliaCampbell's Cove, Floating Pontoon is located between Park Hyatt Hotel and the Overseas Passenger Terminal.
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Campbells Cove Pontoon
6A Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, AustraliaCampbell's Cove, Floating Pontoon is located between Park Hyatt Hotel and the Overseas Passenger Terminal.
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Highlights
  • Imagine what early settlers experienced by traveling on a historic tall ship
  • Learn tons about Sydney's maritime history through a guide's commentary
  • Up-close views and photo ops of some of the harbor's highlights
  • Snacks and light refreshments provided
What to Expect
After stepping aboard your ship in the historic Rocks neighborhood, check out its detailed restoration work and learn about the 1850s-era tall ship through a guide's commentary. Besides getting out on Sydney Harbour to see the sights up close, you have the added benefit of sailing on an actual piece of history, which you learn more about as you travel.  Pass under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and by the Sydney Opera House while listening to information about Sydney's history. History buffs will love delving deep into the city's rich maritime history, and adventurous travelers can help the crew steer the ship. Other highlights include Sydney Harbour National Park, Fort Denison, and Shark Island. If the sea winds wake your appetite, rest assured that light snacks and refreshments are served on board.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Campbells Cove Pontoon, 6A Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 1.5 hour cruise around beautiful Sydney Harbour.
  • Finger food snacks (BBQ Chorizo Slices and Spinach & Cheese Triangles)
  • Great photo opportunity.
  • Sail past the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and more from one of our historic timber ships.
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Mast climb (available for purchase)
  • Drinks package (available for purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Sydney Harbour Tall Ships reserves the right to add, withdraw, substitute and/or vary advertised routes, prices, departure times and locations without notice if considered necessary for the safety and welfare of the tall ship, its passengers and crew. However, reasonable effort will be made to maintain arrangements as advertised.
  • Sydney Harbour Tall Ships will not be liable for any loss or expense incurred by a passenger as a result.
  • For more information, please call (02) 8015 5571.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Jillian R wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
Thoroughly enjoyed the Tall ship experience. All the staff involved were entertaining with a great attitude. Loved the anecdotes they told & the sincere effort they went to, to make the outing authentic. Would do it again in a heartbeat.Thanks,guys!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Brantley W wrote a review Jan 2020
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The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge look great from the water. Great picture opportunities. Drinks are available to buy on board and there are free snacks. Relax and see the view, help set the sails if you want to, and get a picture steering the ship. Tour guide
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Viktor C wrote a review Jan 2020
Boden, Sweden3 contributions1 helpful vote
Very good tour, you get the best view of the harbour. The staff where happy & there to give you the best experience. The history of the ship was interesting & you can help them to set the sail if you like! Definitely a recommendation
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Shane wrote a review Dec 2019
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
What a brilliant way to see the sights of Sydney Harbour! Andy and Jimmy were fantastic hosts with a wealth of knowledge about the harbour and everything in it. A highlight for the kids was steering the boat and helping set the sail! The drinks and canapés were a nice touch for
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Paul B wrote a review Dec 2019
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Nice cruise, great boat, expert crew. The only minus (but nothing the cruise could help) was the massive fire haze over Sydney
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Picturesque with a hint of history
This was a beautiful evening for me and my partner. The City and Harbour at night is picturesque. The staff were
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GlobeTrotterrrrrrrr
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For the views!
The cruise sails a little away in the ocean and gives you amazing views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the
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Katiegrant531
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Such a great experience for any group/age
Such a fun way to start our week in Sydney! It was my partner and I, my mom and a family friend on this dinner crui
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Jeff M
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Amazing experience
This was a fantastic experience on such a beautiful harbour. We were lucky in that there was a good breeze and we w
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Twilight sail delight.
Our family did the evening dinner cruise and it was wonderful. No better way to see the harbour and the sites of th
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Sarah M
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Great experience
Great bit of history and stories told by the crew. Was lovely to see the sunset (albeit a cloudy one when we went!)
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Katiebeth17
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We missed the boat!
Tall Ships changed the boarding location without notifying us. The Trip Advisor and our ticket had the same locat
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Review of tall ship sunset cruise
This is such a great cruise. Very relaxing and seeing the amazing view of Sydney harbour bridge and Opera house. Ja
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Peter W
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Outstanding
Great fun and an excellent meal too. My partner did the mast climb and loved it. The information was well delivered
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Road729136
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BEST AUSTRALIA DAY OUT
We really could not fault this day out in any way. Ship was small enough to be friendly but big enough for the exci
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617lindan
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Dinner Cruise
They changed the location where boarding took place and failed to notify us. We ended up calling them when we could
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Review of tall ship evening dinner
Great crew, very interactive with passengers Three course dinner not exactly what they advertised. Yes there were t
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annettemarie707
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A great time was had by all!
The Sydney harbor cruise aboard the Southern Swan, a 1923 beautiful triple masted tall wooden sailing ship was a un
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ceecats
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Book this cruise.
We’re Aussies and familiar with Sydney Harbour and we really enjoyed this relaxing cruise. The ship feels authenti
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going2maui2006
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Great way to ring in 2020!
Had a wonderful time on new years eve Coral Trekker cruise with my family. I would definitely recommend and do all
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