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Private Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise
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Private Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise

By Sensational Sydney Cruises Pty Ltd
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Morning tea (if option selected)
  • BBQ lunch or dinner including local beer and wine (if option selected)
  • Tour escort/host
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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: 5288PRIVATE

    • 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
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • 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.

    Which attractions will I visit with Private Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise?
    How much is Private Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise?
    Private Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise price starts from AU$1,560.63. Discover and book Private Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise on Tripadvisor
    What is the Private Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise cancellation policy?
    Private Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise 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 Private Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Private Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise?
    Private Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise 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 Private Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5288PRIVATE

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    • Sensational Sydney Cruises Pty Ltd
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      Australia
      Joined in April 2015
    • 1VictoriaTheTraveler
      0 contributions
      Luxury style tour
      I took this tour on October 26th while visiting Sydney for a week. I met the tour operator in the Sydney harbor outside near the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (that’s where the commissioners steps are). We boarded the yacht and headed out in the harbor. The yacht was lovely and had comfortable seating, many drinks and delicious food. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. The tour guide had a great knowledge of the area and shared tons of details about the homes, history and background of the Sydney harbor. Unfortunately the weather was bad on the day we went out and we had to return early from our cruise. I just wish the weather had been better, otherwise it was a good time.
      Written 24 February 2024
    • K3316GTiant
      0 contributions
      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
      Written 19 February 2024
    • davidnI4531NW
      0 contributions
      Harbour No Regrets
      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 14 February 2024
    • Escape22857910004
      0 contributions
      Great Day out
      Well worth the cash! Very entertaining trip, great views and a very good lunch. The crew were very knowledgeable in all aspects of the Harbour and its history.
      Written 11 February 2024
    • P9078KUsarahc
      0 contributions
      Perfect Afternoon!
      Such a wonderful afternoon on board with Margie, Diana and her daughter. The crew attended to every one of our needs and my family and I simply had the best time. Brilliant food, drink and hosting from Margie who had so much energy and passion for what she did. Would 100% recommend- wish we had brought more friends and family to enjoy with us!
      Written 10 February 2024
    • jmcsweeny
      0 contributions
      A wonderful experience and great introduction to Sydney.
      Graham and James were excellent host and cooks with many stories and information about the Harbour, their country and it’s people. It was a wonderful experience and great introdduction to Sydeny.
      Written 8 February 2024
    • soozmatt1
      0 contributions
      A wonderful way to spend an afternoon on the harbor
      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
    • A8306VNlanas
      0 contributions
      AMAZING
      Amazing tour guides so funny and friendly we had a wonderful time! I definitely recommend this tour because it was incredible and so much fun!!!
      Written 29 January 2024
    • xaimaica
      0 contributions
      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. 👍🏽
      Written 18 January 2024
    • kimfN2349BI
      0 contributions
      Great afternoon!
      Maggie and Sami were great! Very informative and welcoming. Lunch was first class. A great afternoon. Highly recommend.
      Written 14 January 2024
    • shellybA8335IM
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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!!
      Written 10 January 2024
    • Doris Y
      0 contributions
      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.
      Written 6 January 2024
    • jacobbN7265UY
      0 contributions
      Great Cruise!
      Breath taking views of the whole harbour. Amazing views and great company. Margie and Semi were terrific!
      Written 3 January 2024
    • T1721GBjudym
      0 contributions
      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!
      Written 22 December 2023
    • gordonmacanderson
      0 contributions
      Wonderful experience
      Had a wonderful time on this lunch cruise around the harbour. There were only 2 couples on the cruise so lots of room and time to interact with our skipper David and our host Margie. Both were entertaining and informative. 5 stars !
      Written 9 December 2023
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    jacobiw7
    Sydney, Australia3 contributions
    Oct 2020
    Myself and a group of friends were out on the water for 4 hours. The day was such a great experience, the weather was perfect to be on the water, cruising around the Harbour. Both Shawn and the Cap made the whole trip absolutely unforgettable.
    We will definitely be coming back for another trip soon!
    Written 13 October 2020
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    Joelle G
    1 contribution
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    Captain Bill, Sara & Graham were awesome! We booked this trip as our last event on our Sydney vacation and it was exactly what we’d hoped for. We learned a lot, were spoiled with food and drinks and had a perfect relaxing afternoon. We enjoyed the “private” aspect because it gave us flexibility in the agenda. They were willing to accommodate us and our needs. Highly recommend! Thanks to Bill, Sara & Graham from the loud Americans.
    Written 1 September 2023
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    Rosemary M
    Livermore, CA1 contribution
    Oct 2019
    Even though this was more than a year and a half ago, I remember it vividly. There were 14 of us on a private dinner cruise on Oct 12 2018. We also happened to be celebrating a birthday. The small crew and the boat were amazing. They engaged with us, took us where we wanted to go and cooked a fabulous dinner. They even cut the birthday cake for us. It was so much fun and an enduring memory.
    Written 12 May 2020
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    Dear Q3038HBrosemarym, I’m thrilled to hear that you remember our cruise from over a year and a half ago. What a fabulous way to celebrate a birthday on our Private Sunset Cruise. It appears that you and your group opted for the personal birthday cake upgrade. I really appreciate this feedback and review. All the best, Shawn Buttling
    Written 13 May 2020
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    Yana M
    Greater Sydney, Australia4 contributions
    Feb 2020 • Friends
    Huge thank you to Shaun and the team at Sensational Sydney Cruises. Love seeing the beautiful sites of Sydney from the harbour. Captain Tim's knowledge and harbour tour was very appreciated by our guests and a huge credit to you and your team.
    Thank you!
    Written 22 February 2020
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    Thomas_A314
    Atlanta, GA23 contributions
    Oct 2023 • Family
    Great way to see the major attractions of Sydney Harbor. Our tour included my wife, myself, and one other couple...very private. Our operators were Semi (Boat Captain) and Margie (Tour Guide). Margie provided many details along the way; while Semi kept our trip safe! The cruise was very relaxing and informative with snacks and drinks provided. I would recommend this tour if interested in seeing a lot with luxury accommodations.
    Written 24 November 2023
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    Robyn D
    Dublin, Ireland39 contributions
    Apr 2021 • Friends
    Due to last minute complications with our previous plans on Saturday Morning, Sean and Rachel dropped everything to get us out on the harbour.
    It worked out better than our initial plans! Both Sean and Rachel were fantastic and gave us an incredible day and evening on the harbour.
    Would highly recommend and will be rebooking next summer season!
    Written 25 April 2021
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    bernie1ton
    Sarasota, FL7 contributions
    As part of our Abercrombie and Kent tour of Sydney, we took this Harbor cruise yesterday. Beautiful weather, fabulous crew. Bec, Katie, Charlie and James were all very gracious and informative. A must do when you visit Sydney.
    Written 15 February 2020
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    Heather H
    2 contributions
    Fabulous morning cruise on Sydney’s Harbor. Our guide, Marjorie and our pilot, Sami, were outstanding. They entertained us with stories about Sydney past and present. They showed us views of Sydney that can only be seen from the water. This cruise was a highlight of our stay in Sydney. Highly recommend
    Written 13 February 2024
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    Zdenka B
    1 contribution
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    Amazing morning!!! Margie was incredible, very knowledgeable and informative - upon being the best and most friendly and lovely tour guide. Harry, our driver was also fantastic and so friendly to us. Told us some interesting information about Sydney as well & did not at all mind us speaking to him!
    Beautiful day out!! Love love love
    Written 19 January 2024
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    Carl S
    2 contributions
    Dec 2022 • Couples
    Had an afternoon cruise. Omg it was so amazing. There was just me and my Wife on the boat, and we was treated to the most amazing experience. They could not do enough for us, to make us have an amazing time. The food was splendid and Shaun made sure we see as much and he took some amazing photos. Anyone whose coming to Sydney needs to do this trip it was outstanding.
    Written 13 December 2022
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