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Sydney Harbour Unique Cruise Including Lunch
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Sydney Harbour Unique Cruise Including Lunch

By Sensational Sydney Cruises Pty Ltd
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About
Enjoy an elegant Sydney Harbour tour aboard a luxury yacht on this lunch cruise. Get spectacular views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and other famous sights as you travel in comfort with a small group. Stop at a pristine cove to swim, kayak, or just relax. All this and a 3-course Australian barbecue lunch with beer and wine assure a memorable day on the water.
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AU$349.67
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Ages 0-99, max of 14 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Cruise Sydney Harbour to local beaches and hidden coves on a luxury yacht
  • Get best views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and other iconic sights
  • Enjoy a gourmet barbecue lunch served with unlimited wine and beer
  • Learn from the captain and crew about Sydney’s history and marine life

  • 4-hour Sydney Harbour Cruise
  • BBQ lunch including local beer and wine
  • Use of Kayak and fishing gear
  • Tour escort/host
  • Restroom on board
  • WiFi on board
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Make your own way to Circular Quay, where your 52-foot (16-meter) motorized yacht is docked. Soon after the captain welcomes you on board, set out on the glistening waters of Sydney Harbour. Travel with a small group limited to 14 people, which allows for a more personalized experience. While sipping beer or wine, sit back and take in the sights such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Fort Denison. Along the way, hear from your captain about Sydney and its maritime history. Your captain takes you to places that are known mostly to locals, such as a sheltered cove where you might swim, kayak, or go fishing. And during the tour, your crew serves an authentic Australian barbecue lunch (sample menu below). After a few hours on the water, your tour ends back at Circular Quay.

Start:
  • Commissioner’s Steps Circular Quay, 1A Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
    Located in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5288CLLT

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Wear non-marking, soft soled shoes. Boat shoes, sneakers/runners are recommended
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

    • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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    Sydney Harbour Unique Cruise Including Lunch price starts from AU$355.81. Discover and book Sydney Harbour Unique Cruise Including Lunch on Tripadvisor
    What is the Sydney Harbour Unique Cruise Including Lunch cancellation policy?
    Sydney Harbour Unique Cruise Including Lunch cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book Sydney Harbour Unique Cruise Including Lunch on Tripadvisor
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    Sydney Harbour Unique Cruise Including Lunch is hosted by Sensational Sydney Cruises Pty Ltd. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Sensational Sydney Cruises Pty Ltd on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sydney Harbour Unique Cruise Including Lunch on Tripadvisor

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    • K3316GTiant
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      A brilliant tour! Saw all the sights of Sydney from the water, and great info.
      A small group tour around the whole of Sydney's large harbour, guided by captain Semi, and guide Margie. We saw all the various parts of the vast harbour, and a great commentary from Margie with lots of general info about the history and current uses of the harbour - plus insider local knowledge and humour - gave us a real appreciation of the real Sydney. Thanks to both of you (and the rest of the guests with us on the tour) - a real highlight of our holiday! Di & Ian
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    • xaimaica
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      Great Morning On the Harbour!
      Had a gorgeous morning out on the water with Margie who was such a great guide! She shared so much around the history and current workings of the harbour along with details on the significant sights ( opera house, bridge, etc.) and more. Really appreciated her expertise which made the tour so interesting! Thanks also to Captain Sammy for navigating us flawlessly through the water. Beautiful boat, lovely tea, and I would book again in a heartbeat. 👍🏽
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      Amazing!
      Amazing tour! Highly recommend! Margie & James were excellent and the small group feel made the tour that much better! They would stop & let us get a few of the iconic pics! Very knowledgeable and lighthearted fun! Highly recommend!!
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      Phenomenal harbour tour!
      What a phenomenal experience. Margie and Semi were excellent - small group so we were able to have great conversation and learn a lot about Sydney. Highly recommend - what a way to experience the harbour.
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      Great way to see the harbor!
      This was a great way to tour the harbor from the water. Margie was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information about the history of Sydney and the current development. Semi, our captain, paced the ride perfectly. It was a smaller yacht with only one other couple, so we were able to ask lots of questions and have a nice discussion with our crew.
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      Great Cruise!
      Breath taking views of the whole harbour. Amazing views and great company. Margie and Semi were terrific!
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      Just book it!
      our captain not only was a great captain, he was an excellent chef! Our first mate won our hearts from the moment we stepped on the yacht. She was knowledgeable, personable, and attentive to our needs.
      Written 1 January 2024
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      Fun experience!
      Great trip! It was a beautiful cruise and the bbq dinner was delicious. Margie , the hostess was hilarious and extremely informative. Highly recommend!
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      10/10. Fantastic. Margie and Semi were great
      I would give this 10/10 if that was an option. Margie and Semi were fantastic. We did the sunset cruise and it was the highlight of our Sydney experience.
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      Great Family Tour!
      Margie & Semi gave us a great tour of the Sydney harbour. We were on the tour with our 3 kids - 5, 3, and 1 year old. We felt safe & Margie made the tour very interesting. She engaged with our kids & they had a great time. We would definitely do it again!
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      Harbor Crusing at its' best...
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      Great way to see the city
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    Todd P
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    Jan 2023
    Although it was a windy day (gusts as high as 60 kph) captain Ian and the boat owner Shawn delivered us a very comfortable harbor cruise. It was an intimate afternoon with just 4 of us on board the large yacht. We learned a lot about the history and geography of this expansive city and even talked a bit about a future Olympian. The lunch and drinks in a small calm cove was a nice bonus after a busy morning. A wonderfully relaxing afternoon. You should try it.
    Written 7 January 2023
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    soozmatt1
    Dallas, TX4 contributions
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    We didn’t know what to expect with this cruise since it had been booked for us by the travel agency. This was a very pleasant surprise. Both Margie and James were so fun, entertaining and knowledgeable. They worked well together and catered to all our needs. Margie was especially full of energy and my husband enjoyed talking about basketball with James. The lunch was excellent in a great location. It was all first class and we learned many interesting things about the harbor. They also took great care to make sure we got on and off the boat safely. I highly recommend this even if you just want an excellent meal and to be pampered out on the harbor.
    Written 7 February 2024
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    sadobbyn
    Corryton, TN12 contributions
    The cruise and lunch were first-rate. Ian was our captain and chef, while Graham gave a running narrative as we traveled through Sydney harbour. Many colorful and interesting stories were told. The meal was delicious: shrimp to begin, followed by steak, salmon and salads. The steak and salmon were prepared on board. Dessert was chocolate biscuits, fruit, crackers and cheeses. I’m stuffed but happy. I only wish the weather had been better. But still a wonderful and educational time was had!
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    DetTigersfan
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    Jan 2020
    Our small vessel departed port right on time. We were taken to several stops around and in the harbour with narration by the captain Tim and cruise director Bec. Both individuals were very friendly and knowledgeable of the areas we visited. We were free to move about the boat and gaze and sit wherever we wanted. Tim and Bec prepared a wonderful lunch to eat while we stopped in a very secluded bay, and where they invited us to take a swim if we wanted. I could have stayed on that boat all day!
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    Josh B
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    Jan 2020 • Friends
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    Feb 2020 • Couples
    We took this cruise as part of the About Australia package. Charlie and Howard were the best hosts on their boat. Lunch was very good with BBQ Steaks and Salmon along with shrimps and vegetables. Local beers, white wines and soft drinks were plentiful. Charlie gave us a good ride all around the harbor while Howard gave a thorough explanation of its history and stories behind the mansions around the harbor. I would definitely recommend this cruise as a must-do while visiting Sydney.
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    Elizabeth W
    Riverside, CA57 contributions
    Jan 2020
    We spent a day on the boat Ambiance with Bec and Charlie. The views were amazing and the cruise was smooth. My husband went swimming in the harbor at one of the stops. My average rating is for the average information and average food. The captain and mate spent a lot of time repeatedly asking us if we wanted more alcohol. So there is plenty of that. I suggest they carry more options for the swimming...maybe some noodles, floaties, etc. Not many people went swimming and most looked bored.
    Written 6 January 2020
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    RLML
    Wales, UK128 contributions
    Dec 2022
    A great afternoon spent with skipper Scott and our host Graham who shared his encyclopedic knowledge of the harbour with great humour. We enjoyed a lovely lunch on board and would highly recommend. We were lucky that only one other person was on this cruise with us but it is limited to small numbers at all times.
    If we ever pass this way again we will be looking them up to repeat the experience.
    Written 11 December 2022
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    David N
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    Feb 2024 • Couples
    I want to praise both our guide Margie and our skipper Semi, who shared their love of the harbour, their knowledge of historical and modern Sydney and Australia, and their enthusiasm for attending to our safety & comfort. Lunching onboard at a mooring in Taylors Bay let us relax on calm water, and observe gulls, bream, and what locals call a 'shag' (a little black cormorant). We got great views of a number of the islands, the shoreline (natural & developed), and wind-driven and motorized watercraft. The time seemed to fly by.
    Written 15 February 2024
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    Larissa H
    Greater Sydney, Australia1 contribution
    Jan 2020
    We had a brilliant memorable day out onboard Sydney's Sensational Cruises 'Calypso'. Our host ensured that we saw all the events of the day from pole positions with stellar views so we were a part of the Austrailia Day celebrations.
    We then went to a beautiful spot near Taronga Zoo for a lovely swim and lunch. My teenage daughter loved every minute too. I have lived in Sydney all my lifeand have been on the harbour plenty of times,, but would recommend this unique experience to everyone as a 'must do' anytime of the year..
    Written 12 May 2020
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    Dear 941larissah, Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 star review on our Australia Day Cruise. Its great to hear the Hosts and Captain had pole position at all times to view the celebrations. We look forward to hosting you and your Daughter again on one of our many cruise departures. All the best Shawn Buttling
    Written 12 May 2020
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