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Sydney Harbour Cruise & Sightseeing [SYD1020]
Day Tour, Hop-On Hop-Off Sydney Harbour Cruise (1-Day Pass)

On your vacation explore Sydney Harbour in Australia with this unlimited pass and see all the wonderful Sydney harbour sights with local commentary.

Special Reopening Days of Operation
Now – September 2022
Saturday or Sunday only
Other options include:
– Harbour Sightseeing Experience for Wednesdays – Fridays (additional charge)
– Remove if you are only in Sydney Monday and Tuesday or choose a more expensive small group harbor tour.

October 1 – March 31, 2023
Operates Wednesday – Sunday
Other options include:
– Remove if you are only in Sydney Monday and Tuesday or choose a more expensive small group harbor tour.

Start your Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer from one of the main tourist precincts of Circular Quay or Darling Harbour and enjoy seeing its stops as you cruise the harbor. The Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer pass is the perfect way for you to explore Sydney as you stop off at eleven famous harbor attractions.

These red rocket ferries criss-cross the harbor throughout the day, travelling between world famous stops including Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Manly, Taronga Zoo, ICC Sydney, Barangaroo, Fort Denison, Luna Park, Shark Island, Garden Island and Watsons Bay. Hop-on and hop-off as you like using one easy to follow timetable, rather than the maze of commuter ferry timetables. You’ll also be welcomed onboard, given full commentary and provided hints on how to make the most of your time in Sydney that only the locals know.

The Harbour Express stops at the following tourist attractions:

Darling Harbour: Aquarium & Wildlife World, Australian Maritime Museum, shops, restaurants and only a short stroll or Monorail to Sydney Tower, Star City Casino, Powerhouse Museum and China Town.

Barangaroo: Walk around the waterfront of Barangaroo Reserve or visit one of the many the restaurants or bars to grab a bite, as you look over the water.

Luna Park: Sydney’s famous fun park with rides and games, or walk across the Harbour Bridge from Milsons Point station.

Circular Quay: The Rocks historic precinct, weekend markets, Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Harbour Bridge pylon.

Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia’s amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus and kangaroos.

Shark Island: This island national park is the perfect destination for a BYO picnic lunch, complete with a small beach area for swimming.

Watson’s Bay: Home of Doyle’s famous seafood restaurant and only a short walk to beautiful harbor swimming beaches, HMAS Watson and headland parks.

Manly: Famous for its surf beaches, ocean-front restaurants and cafes. Take a 45-min walk to discover the natural beauty of North Head Sanctuary.

Fort Denison: The historic island and cafe in the middle of Sydney Harbour.

ICC Sydney: Sydney’s premier convention and entertainment precinct with harborside shopping, restaurants and bars.

Garden Island: Visit the Royal Australian Heritage Centre and the 150-year-old historic gardens adjacent to the Centre with its panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. Come stand in a simulated open bridge of a World War II destroyer and get a submariner’s view of Sydney Harbour through the only fully operational attack periscope available for public use in Australia.

Operates
Daily

Need to Know

Additional Fees apply for Park Entry to Fort Denison, Shark Island & Taronga Zoo.

Times

Departure times vary by date and harbor stops. Exact times confirmed after booking.

Inclusions

Harbour Cruise Sightseeing 1 day Pass.

Day Tour, Hop-On Hop-Off Sydney Harbour Cruise (2-Day Pass)

On your vacation explore Sydney Harbour in Australia with this unlimited pass and see all the wonderful Sydney harbour sights with local commentary.

Special Reopening Days of Operation
Now – September 2022
Operates on Saturdays only
Other options include:
– 1-Day Pass for Sundays
– Harbour Sightseeing Experience for Wednesdays – Fridays
– Remove if you are only in Sydney Monday and Tuesday or choose a more expensive small group harbor tour.

October 1 – March 31, 2023
Operates Wednesday – Saturday
Other options include:
– 1-Day Pass for Sundays
– Remove if you are only in Sydney Monday and Tuesday or choose a more expensive small group harbor tour.

Start your Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer from one of the main tourist precincts of Circular Quay or Darling Harbour and enjoy seeing its stops as you cruise the harbor. The Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer pass is the perfect way for you to explore Sydney as you stop off at eleven famous harbor attractions.

These red rocket ferries criss-cross the harbor throughout the day, travelling between world famous stops including Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Manly, Taronga Zoo, ICC Sydney, Barangaroo, Fort Denison, Luna Park, Shark Island, Garden Island and Watsons Bay. Hop-on and hop-off as you like using one easy to follow timetable, rather than the maze of commuter ferry timetables. You’ll also be welcomed onboard, given full commentary and provided hints on how to make the most of your time in Sydney that only the locals know.

The Harbour Express stops at the following tourist attractions:

Darling Harbour: Aquarium & Wildlife World, Australian Maritime Museum, shops, restaurants and only a short stroll or Monorail to Sydney Tower, Star City Casino, Powerhouse Museum and China Town.

Barangaroo: Walk around the waterfront of Barangaroo Reserve or visit one of the many the restaurants or bars to grab a bite, as you look over the water.

Luna Park: Sydney’s famous fun park with rides and games, or walk across the Harbour Bridge from Milsons Point station.

Circular Quay: The Rocks historic precinct, weekend markets, Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Harbour Bridge pylon.

Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia’s amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus and kangaroos.

Shark Island: This island national park is the perfect destination for a BYO picnic lunch, complete with a small beach area for swimming.

Watson’s Bay: Home of Doyle’s famous seafood restaurant and only a short walk to beautiful harbor swimming beaches, HMAS Watson and headland parks.

Manly: Famous for its surf beaches, ocean-front restaurants and cafes. Take a 45-min walk to discover the natural beauty of North Head Sanctuary.

Fort Denison: The historic island and cafe in the middle of Sydney Harbour.

ICC Sydney: Sydney’s premier convention and entertainment precinct with harborside shopping, restaurants and bars.

Garden Island: Visit the Royal Australian Heritage Centre and the 150-year-old historic gardens adjacent to the Centre with its panoramic views of Sydney Harbour. Come stand in a simulated open bridge of a World War II destroyer and get a submariner’s view of Sydney Harbour through the only fully operational attack periscope available for public use in Australia.

Operates

Daily.

Need to Know

Additional Fees apply for Park Entry to Fort Denison, Shark Island & Taronga Zoo.

Times

Departure times vary by date and harbor stops. Exact times confirmed after booking.

Inclusions

Harbour Cruise Sightseeing Pass.

Day Tour, Harbour Sightseeing Cruise (1.5 hours)

Discover the most beautiful in the world – its iconic landmarks of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the natural beauty of its beaches, parks and bay, and the playgrounds of the rich and famous. Captain Cook Cruises has been at the forefront of Sydney Harbour sightseeing for over five decades. Our sightseeing cruises are world-famous, with a wealth of awards and over a million guest from all over the world.
Special Reopening Days of Operation
Thursday – Sunday Only

Highlights

  • Experience Sydney In style cruising leisurely along the Main Harbour foreshore
  • 1 ½ hour circuit of Sydney Harbour aboard Sydney’s premier sightseeing fleet
  • Flexible boarding – up to 5 departures from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Expansive indoor and outdoor viewing with open seating
  • Light snacks and drinks available for purchase onboard
  • Discover fascinating stories that bring history and culture of the Harbour city alive via expert guided commentary available directly through your smart phone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi to post your magical moments