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Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise provided by Captain Cook Cruises

Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise

Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise
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There's no better way to see the sights of Sydney Harbour than on a hop-on hop-off harbour cruise. You can jump on and off at any number of stops, including Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Shark Island and Manly. Simply disembark at any destination, stay as long as you like, then board another boat to reach your next sightseeing destination.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Create your own sightseeing itinerary with your hop-on hop-off cruise boat pass that is valid for 2 calendar days. Simply head to Circular Quay to board the boat, then sit back and enjoy a scenic, relaxing cruise. Hop off at any of the five stops, including Taronga Zoo, Shark Island, Watsons Bay and Manly. Enjoy learning about the sights from live informative commentary provided on board the cruise. Boats departs frequently from Circular Quay, and the entire route takes up to 1.5 hours to complete. Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia's amazing wildlife. Choose the optional upgrade to include zoo entrance ticket and the Sky Safari Gondola. The zoo is home to more than 2,900 exotic and native animals, with zoo-keeper talks and animal shows offered daily. Shark Island: An island situation in the middle of the harbour. Ideal for a picnic and a swim as you take in the breathtaking vistas of Sydney Harbour Watsons Bay: A short walk to beaches, lookout points and popular waterside restaurants. Manly: Situated among the Northern Beaches of Sydney, and a popular spot for Australian surfers. Circular Quay: Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House, the historic Rocks district, Sydney Harbour Bridge and weekend markets.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Create your own sightseeing itinerary with your hop-on hop-off cruise boat pass that is valid for 2 calendar days. Simply head to Circular Quay to board the boat, then sit back and enjoy a scenic, relaxing cruise. Hop off at any of the five stops, including Taronga Zoo, Shark Island, Watsons Bay and Manly. Enjoy learning about the sights from live informative commentary provided on board the cruise. Boats departs frequently from Circular Quay, and the entire route takes up to 1.5 hours to complete. Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia's amazing wildlife. Choose the optional upgrade to include zoo entrance ticket and the Sky Safari Gondola. The zoo is home to more than 2,900 exotic and native animals, with zoo-keeper talks and animal shows offered daily. Shark Island: An island situation in the middle of the harbour. Ideal for a picnic and a swim as you take in the breathtaking vistas of Sydney Harbour Watsons Bay: A short walk to beaches, lookout points and popular waterside restaurants. Manly: Situated among the Northern Beaches of Sydney, and a popular spot for Australian surfers. Circular Quay: Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House, the historic Rocks district, Sydney Harbour Bridge and weekend markets.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3378EXPLORER
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Choice of 1-Day or 2-Day Hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise pass, select at time of booking
  • Live commentary on board in English
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Attraction Entries
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Location Name: • Darling Harbour (Pier 26) • Circular Quay • Taronga Zoo • Shark Island • Watsons Bay • Luna Park • Manly • Darling Harbour (Harbourside- Pier 26) • Sydney Fish Market (if option selected)  • Barangaroo (if option selected)  Location Address: Darling Harbour Pier 26 OR Circular Quay No.6 Jetty Directions: Exchange this voucher for your full day Sydney Harbour Explorer Cruise ticket
  • Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Hop-On Hop Off 1-Day Explorer is valid for same day travel.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Hop-On Hop Off 2-Day Explorer is valid for 2 consecutive calendar days.
Inclusions
  • Choice of 1-Day or 2-Day Hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise pass, select at time of booking
  • Live commentary on board in English
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Attraction Entries
Departure details
  • Location Name: • Darling Harbour (Pier 26) • Circular Quay • Taronga Zoo • Shark Island • Watsons Bay • Luna Park • Manly • Darling Harbour (Harbourside- Pier 26) • Sydney Fish Market (if option selected)  • Barangaroo (if option selected)  Location Address: Darling Harbour Pier 26 OR Circular Quay No.6 Jetty Directions: Exchange this voucher for your full day Sydney Harbour Explorer Cruise ticket
  • Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Hop-On Hop Off 1-Day Explorer is valid for same day travel.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Hop-On Hop Off 2-Day Explorer is valid for 2 consecutive calendar days.
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Popular mentions

4.5
26 reviews
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M4verick14
Sydney, Australia28 contributions
Great way to spend a late afternoon
We had tickets for a 3pm departure from King Street Wharf and were right on time when we left. We had booked for bottomless sparkling champagne and a seafood platter to accompany it.

We were sat with a bottle of the champagne waiting for us and the food arrived a couple of minutes into the cruise.

The food was delightful and plenty for 2 people to enjoy while taking in the views.

We finished up our food and enjoyed a couple of glasses of champagne on the lower deck before heading up to the top deck to get some more sunshine and fresh air while we made the final stop before we departed in Circular Quay.

Staff were super attentive and helpful and full of smiles which was great to see.

Would definitely recommend and I’ll be looking for another reason to go again
Written 7 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Melodie M
Kuttawa, KY13 contributions
Good way to see harbor
Nov. 2019
It was wonderful to see Sydney from the water. The first older gentleman did a great job of sharing history and background of the sites as we passed. We shortly got a different guide and he didn't share much which was disappointing.
Written 18 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stephen O
Perth, Australia98 contributions
Opal Travel Card
Mar. 2020 • Couples
We booked a hop on hop off ticket with Taronga Zoo entry.
The number of Hoho trips is very limited and doesn’t sit with what you would want to do. For example if you chose to get off you msg have quite a wait fir the next ferry!
By comparison the Sydney Ferries travel to distinct locations and back I.e. Manley.
Having now experienced how the system works I believe you are better buying an Opel Travel Card, which lets you use the ferries, trams, trains and buses. You have to add a minimum $20 to the card and then you have the freedom and flexibility to do anything and everything. It Is a Tap on Tap off service with a ferry ride being about $6 but is dependant on how far you go.
Written 18 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AtlAlan
Atlanta, GA51 contributions
Captain cook Sydney harbor HOHO
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Great 2 day pass of Sydney harbor. Made it easy to visit the Zoo, Watson bay and Manly beach . The staff were very helpful and engaging.

Happy Birthday again Julie you are one year younger
Written 16 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Atlalan, Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are happy to read you enjoyed your Hop On Hop Off Cruise around the harbour with us. Your comments are very much appreciated by all our hospitality staff and a copy of your email has been forwarded onto their department managers. We are sure they will value the positive feedback too. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind Regards, Head of Customer Service Captain Cook Cruises
Written 17 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael M
Pitt Meadows, Canada18 contributions
Sydney hop on hop off boat.
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Was a nice cruise around Sydney harbour, however we didn’t know that after a certain time you could only get off the boat at one stop. This was one of the furthest away from the starting point, so we basically had a cruise if the harbour. It also was not clear that the voucher was only good for the date on the voucher, so when we went to use it in day two of our stay we were told it was for the day before. They did allow us to use it, for the day after, which was good of them, but it would have been nice to know we had to use it on day one of our visit. Nice views of the harbour and opera house though, so it wasn’t a total loss.
Written 7 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Michael M, Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are happy to read you enjoyed the cruise and the views around the harbour. Concerning the Hop On Hop Off ticket, this ticket allows you to explore Sydney over 2 calendar days and you have the ability to visit eight harbour precincts including Darling Harbour, Barangaroo, Circular Quay (The Rocks & Opera House), Taronga Zoo, Manly, Watsons Bay, Luna Park & Shark Island with commentary. We also offer sightseeing cruises that will give you personalised commentary while exploring the harbour. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind Regards, Head of Customer Service Captain Cook Cruises
Written 17 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aus Noaia
Dubai82 contributions
Harbor Chill
A convenient way to enjoy the scenic view of the harbor and visit the Zoo at a great deal too. Definitely, the best way to avoid the hassle and fast pace of the city.
Written 3 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear kam0ep, Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the zoo with our ferry service. We agree that the convenience and views make for a great experience. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind Regards, Head of Customer Service Captain Cook Cruises
Written 17 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christopher H
2 contributions
Convenient Transportation Around Sydney Harbour
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Great transportation around the harbour if you’re short on time. The drop off is the same spot as the pick up. Crew was quick and friendly. They were very helpful in providing suggestions for your visit. The schedule handout was a bit confusing at first, but overall a good experience. Well worth it for two days of activities in Sydney.
Written 2 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Z6906MHchristopherh, Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are glad to read that our ferry service were helpful for you. As you know we do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the product – so your review for this is very satisfying to receive. Your comments are very much appreciated by all our hospitality staff and a copy of your comment has been forwarded onto their department managers. We are sure they will value the positive feedback too. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind Regards, Head of Customer Service Captain Cook Cruises
Written 17 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MelbourneFamily6
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Captain Cook harbour cruise waste of money
Mar. 2020 • Couples
We did the Sydney harbour “rocket” tour. It was a complete waste of money. You can get exactly the same trip on normal ferries for a fraction of the cost. The commentary was bland and uninteresting. The tour guide just tells you the name of places and not much more. She made in jokes about Sydney which a lot of people wouldn’t understand and stereotypical comments about Australians (we drink a lot of beer and don’t like kiwis).
Don’t waste your money.
Written 1 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear MelbourneFamily6, Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to read that your experience on your cruise wasn’t to your standards. Selected rocket cruises offer live, personalised commentary providing insights from our highly experienced commentator. As you’re aware, finding the right balance between providing information, humour and interactions can be difficult as each customer has tastes and preferences. However, please be assured your thoughts will be forwarded to our hospitality manager for review. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind Regards, Head of Customer Service Captain Cook Cruise
Written 17 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marc N
Bartlesville, OK361 contributions
Ron narrated what we were seeing
Feb. 2020
This 2 hr cruise several stops and Ron narrated what we were seeing along the way. Ron (the docent) was retired and said "I do this because I want to and not because I have to". Great views of bridge, opera house, stop for the zoo, etc.
Written 23 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear marcn609, Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the commentary and views on your cruise. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind Regards, Head of Customer Service Captain Cook Cruises
Written 3 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

loren p
Currituck, NC88 contributions
Best way for tourist travel
Feb. 2020
My wife and I were visiting Sydney for a few days. Instead of trying to figure out all the OPAL ferry schedules we decided to purchase the HOHO ferry, which includes all the usual tourist destinations in the harbor. The tickets were good for two calendar days and enabled unlimited travel around the harbor. The ferries are clean and we'll run. And, the price is very reasonable from a value perspective.
Written 6 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear lorenp512, Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are pleased to read that you were satisfied with our HOHO ferry service. We agree the Hop On Hop Off is good value and convenient. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind Regards, Head of Customer Service Captain Cook Cruises
Written 3 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Magical
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Great Experience
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What a great experience
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Special Small Lunch
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Fabulous long lunch
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A beautiful view and great service
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Sydney at its best
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Room for improvement!
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Harbour Dinner Cruise
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