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Sydney Harbour Icons, Bays & Beaches Boat Tour
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Sydney Harbour Icons, Bays & Beaches Boat Tour

By Sydney Harbour Boat Tours
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About
Discover authentic Sydney Harbour during this local boat cruise from Circular Quay. Cruise past landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House; check out millionaire waterside mansions. Tours depart in the morning and a local captain and guide bring a personal touch to your tour.
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AU$195.00
per adult
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Ages 2-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • See the Sydney skyline from a different perspective—the water
  • Learn about the local history from your captain
  • See key landmarks like the Opera House and Sydney beaches
  • A small group means more attention from your captain

  • Bottled water
  • Experiences Local Skipper/Host
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Make your own way to Circular Quay, where you meet your captain and guide aboard your comfortable motorized boat. Start by taking in classic Sydney Harbour sights including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then venture to the harbourside suburbs to see opulent waterfront mansions of Australian celebrities and multi-millionaires. Further on, look for penguins or seals at a secluded national park beach. Learn from your guide about the stories behind the landmarks, historical sites, and mansions that you pass. Your tour ends back in Circular Quay.

Start:
  • Campbells Cove Floating Pontoon, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
    Campbells Cove Pontoon is a floating pontoon with a ramp on the South Side of Campbells Cove, at the rear of the Cruise Ship Terminal, near Squires Landing pub. Be there by 9.15am. Departure is strictly at 9.45am. Note there is no signage, office or representatives at the pontoon.
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: 53663P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • If you wish to go swimming at the protected Quarantine Station beach there are changing facilities, so bring swimmers and a towel.
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Most travellers can participate
    • 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 10 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      Campbells Cove Floating Pontoon
      The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
      Campbells Cove Pontoon is a floating pontoon with a ramp on the South Side of Campbells Cove, at the rear of the Cruise Ship Terminal, near Squires Landing pub. Be there by 9.15am. Departure is strictly at 9.45am. Note there is no signage, office or representatives at the pontoon.
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    • Pass by
      Sydney Opera House
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Sydney Harbour Boat Tours
      452
      Australia
      Joined in January 2011
    • Happiness19651878618
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous Sydney Harbour !
      Fabulous private charter skippered by Zane who was very friendly, informative, professional and flexible with our destinations. Very good boat and a great way to see the harbour sites and have a swim in some amazing harbourside locations. Thoroughly reccomend this tour !
      Written 9 March 2024
    • hosiephoto
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Sydney Harbour Boat Tour with Zane!
      Received a recommendation from our concierge at the Four Seasons in Sydney and booked immediately. This was a wise decision on our part. Our tour was with Zane, who was amazing and 8 others who had a great time as well. Zane was very knowledgeable about the area and history of this city and we ended with a greater appreciation for the City of Sydney and Australia as a whole. We will definitely book another tour upon our return!
      Written 31 January 2024
    • Journey13651741838
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An absolute MUST way to see the brilliance and beauty of Sydney from the local view!
      Zane was incredible! He took me and my family all around the harbour to see both the history and beauty of Sydney. As a local myself, Zane did a beautiful job at showing the city from the local perspective but also highlighting the iconic features of the harbour and very prominent houses and locations. He even showed me some new beaches and coves that I can go to, as well as let us jump off for a little swim at Collins bay. We truly had the best time and I would make this tour an absolute MUST if you have the ability to while you're in Sydney.
      Written 3 December 2023
    • Markrichardson2023
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wedding Present Sunset Cruise
      Wow- the views, champagne and boat all lived up to expectations even with the wind blowing! It felt longer than two hours and the time spent on the mooring looking at the Bridge and Opera House just chilling was fantastic.
      Written 14 October 2023
    • Andrew L
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect day on the water! The highlight of our family’s Australian holiday!
      It’s not hard to see why this company has almost 100% 5⭐️ reviews. I booked a 3-hour private charter for 8 family members which included my elderly parents, niece and nephew. It was absolutely perfect! Zane was amazing at looking after everyone and making the day super special! We found a great spot for lunch and a swim, and explored lots of hidden beaches be coves. I’ve now got a great list of secret beaches to visit.
      Written 14 April 2023
    • karaw553
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect sunset cruise
      My family visited from the US and I booked this cruise for us and my partner’s family. It was the second time they had met so it was the perfect way to show off Sydney, break the ice with the in laws and make a memory. Our captain, Zane was lovely and had so many fun facts about the area and real estate. 10/10 would recommend!
      Written 12 April 2023
    • Guide634776
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great morning going cove to cove
      Zane was an excellent guide, the weather was beautiful, and the other passengers were very nice. This is a great tour for those who want a smaller, more personal experience.
      Written 10 March 2023
    • 671brucer
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Afternoon in Sydney Harbor!
      We enjoyed a fantastic private 4 hour tour of Sydney Harbor with Captain Zane. It was incredible seeing the various bays from a 37’ boat with informative history and current events. We had a tasty seafood and sandwiches lunch with good conversation and wine. We enjoyed a swim in a quiet bay. Seeing the harbor entrance was fun too. He pointed out some wonderful natural areas. It was a glorious afternoon on the water with Sydney Harbor Boat Tours!
      Written 24 February 2023
    • Brian W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Christmas Eve Harbour Tour
      Truly fantastic, excellent commentary without being over the top and a wonderful day. We live overseas but when we come back, we always go on the Harbour and this was the best yet
      Written 2 January 2023
    • 146janinea
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Recommend
      Absolutely awesome experience and their service was above and beyond . We highly recommend using this family business
      Written 27 December 2022
    • Shelleykm2016
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous harbour cruise
      This was a fabulous way to see some of the highlights of the the Sydney Harbour. Captain Mark and first mate Tee were very knowledgeable. We covered a lot of sites. I would highly recommend this excursion.
      Written 12 December 2022
    • TerriD742
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome way to see Sydney Harbour
      I booked the Sydney Icons, Bays and Beaches tour to see the Q Station in Manly and as a different way to see the Harbour. This tour was awesome, being just the right speed on the water (never too fast) and being able to enter the different bays because of being on a smaller boat. I truly never knew there are so many small beaches and bays in Sydney Harbour. Tyler was an excellent guide, full of info and history of the various bays we entered. I ended up on the tour solo and am happy that I was still given 1st class treatment on a comfortable boat. I always suggest you see the Harbour from the water, the Sydney Harbour Boat Tours was the best way I've seen it.
      Written 3 December 2022
    • shieldsdawn
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous Sydney Harbour Cruise
      We booked our private charter family cruise with Mark. Elodie gave us a wonderful cruise with our family. Memories will last forever!!
      Written 26 November 2022
    • fayg146
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience, highly recommended!!
      Had a really wonderful time. I was with my cousins visiting from the US and we all had a grand experience. Mark was incredibly accomodating and our skipper Tyler was so much fun. Will definitely use this tour again!
      Written 11 November 2022
    • Bellen58
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best way to experience the Harbor!
      We had so much fun on this tour! We travel often to Sydney and know the area well. We highly recommend this company and their tours. This is one of the best things we have done in Sydney and would book again. Being on a small open boat is the best way to cruise the Harbor on a beautiful day. Landing on the private beach and taking a swim was perfect! The crew was very friendly and professional, and full of information about Sydney and the Harbor. Whether you take a cruise with others or book the whole boat for yourselves, this company is the way to be on the water.
      Written 31 October 2022
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    Vicki O
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Family
    What a great way to view Sydney! The harbor is fabulous; so many coves to visit and views to enjoy! It’s a great way to get a feel for the different neighborhoods of this sprawling and very beautiful city. Elodie was was so fun and informative. Highly recommend!!
    Written 7 March 2024
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    Tracy H
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a wonderful 2 1/2 tour with Zane who was helpful and informative. We really saw the harbour sights and went close to Pacific Ocean. We stopped in beautiful mini harbours and learnt about them and their idiosyncrasies. Zane was a great guide.
    Written 16 February 2024
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    yanishew
    Grande Prairie, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Zane was a fantastic guide who had lots of interesting information to share. He is very knowledgeable and accommodating. Definitely recommend!
    Written 22 January 2024
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    Adam P
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Family
    My wife and I highly recommend Sydney Harbour Boat Tours! Only a few hours after arriving in Australia, we met our captain Zane for a 3 hour boat tour around the Harbour. Although we were exhausted from 20 hours of traveling, our captain Zane was a rockstar. His enthusiasm and knowledge of the Harbour, buildings, cliffs, natural rainforests, and so many other things not only helped keep us awake, but truly provided us with amazing experience where we learned so much. Zane you are awesome and we thank you for a fantastic day. If you’re looking for a great tour of the Sydney Harbour then Sydney Harbour Boat Tours is who you need to call!
    Written 13 January 2024
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    Cath M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Friends
    This was a brilliant way to experience the beauty of Sydney harbour. Our guide was great and gave us lots of interesting information- both historical and modern day.
    The boat is very comfortable and we had a swim at a lovely boat access only beach.
    We had a fabulous time.
    Written 8 December 2023
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    Rod M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    Was Just what we where after, A Personalised Tour where you could ask questions and get detailed information on all the various aspects of the harbour and bays etc that we visited, and the Guide was excellent !
    Written 5 November 2023
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    Michael L
    Salem, MA135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The BEST way to see the harbor. To use a small boat is personable. David was great. Much much better than on a large vessel.
    Written 22 October 2023
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    Lennie B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    We had a great time. Captain Rob was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We noted several places we want to visit.
    Written 1 October 2023
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    Esther E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Solo
    Great way to see Sydney harbour and it’s beautiful bays and views. The guide was great and was very knowledgeable. Really enjoyed the experience.
    Written 22 May 2023
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    Stephen I
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    Great experience with a small crowd. 10 Person boat. Alowed us to experience more of the coves of Sydney Harbor. Skipper was great and knowledgeable.
    Written 3 April 2023
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