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Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Cultural Cruise

Sydney, Australia
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About Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Cultural Cruise
Cruise the most beautiful city harbour in Australia, and enjoy the relaxed and friendly company of your Aboriginal hosts and crew. We offer a range of products and services and are 100% Australian, reliable and friendly. Our highly accomplished mariners and performers strive to give all our clients a unique and memorable cruise or cultural performance every time. Our Cultural Cruises allow you to set sail on a journey to discover the stories of the Eora, Cadigal, Guringai, Wangal, Gammeraigal and Wallumedegal people. Come ashore on an island in Sydney Harbour to an authentic Aboriginal cultural performance. Learn the Aboriginal names and meanings of significant Sydney landmarks. Our Traditional Aboriginal Performances include Smoke Ceremonies, Welcome to Country, Cultural Dance Performance and Didgeridoo Performance. Our Mari Nawi Vessel is also available for Private Charters for up to 150 guests to celebrate any event or team outing. Our Bangabaoui Aboriginal Cultural Harbour Cruise is designed for school programs. More details online.
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CarolineGT wrote a review June 2021
Sydney, Australia24 contributions13 helpful votes
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I booked the Me-Mel Island Cultural Cruise for a group of students and alumni working with Sydney Opera House. Fantastic and authentic cultural experience that deepened our knowledge of Country. The dance performances were great. The lunch was so delicious and plentiful. The boat itself is really cosy and the staff are helpful and lovely. Highly recommended for Sydneysiders to get to know their own backyard!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Maria M wrote a review June 2021
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ON Sun 13 June booked with Tribal Warrior the Me Mel (Goat Island ) Tour , a First Nations people cultural tour with Lunch included. Went with 2 other friends , we were picked up at Circular Quay , which is very convineant as light rail, buses, and ferrys arrive continuously, and everyone knows its location! We were welcomed aboard by wonderful friendly Host and indiginous staff. On arrival to the Island we received a Ochre and smoke ceremony, we were given a Dance ceremony, Cultural songs and more dance. History Tour around Island explaining the fauna and Flora , weapons demo, and their uses. Lunch was a fantastic buffet of variety dishes, salads a hot soup, fruits, Coffee. etc Best Valued Lunch Tour I have been on!!! Enjoyed this Tour and its People immensely! I ACKNOWLEDGE the First Nations People past, present and future, AND Thank them for allowing us on and sharing Me Mel Island !
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Doug wrote a review June 2021
Greater Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Three of us joined others on the Tribal Warrior Cruise to Goat Island and really enjoyed the experience. The interaction with the all First Nation peoples was an absolute pleasure. This was not, and neither was it advertised as a sophisticated experience - it was a "real life" experience with interaction with the past and the traditions of "Real Australians". We boarded their boat at Circular Quay proudly flying the First Nation's Flag and were soon disembarking at Goat Island for a welcoming ceremony with Ochre and Smoke to get us in the mood. Didgeridoo and dancing followed with the chance to join in. A display of native tools and weaponry and an explanation of Flora on the Island gave us insights into what local living conditions would have been like. The interaction with our hosts was always interesting and fun to listen to before we all (including the dancers and musicians ) returned on their Boat. Our hosts also joined us for a delicious lunch on board as we motored back to Circular Quay via the scenic route taking in Barangaroo, Spectacle Island and Cockatoo Island! Highly recommended for a "Real Life First Nation" experience!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Sarah L wrote a review June 2021
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Thank you for an awesome day learning about Australia's First Nations people - cruising, traditional welcome, storytelling, song and dance, music, history, a walk on the island with sites of significance including of various plants and weapons, firestick demonstration before a final farewell, and beautiful food on the cruise back. Some amazingly approachable staff and performers who were happy to share their culture with us. And also one of the only ways to see certin Islands within the harbour that are off limits to the general public. An awesome experience! This tour only touched the surface of aboriginal culture and I will definitely be back for more events with this company - a hidden gem that needs to be publicised to the broader community! Look up their website, they do a range of activities around Sydney and Sydney harbour as well as activities for schools. For future events, I would love to see more opportunities during the course of the day to ask questions about the culture generally, and to experience other parts of aboriginal culture too (e.g. cooking and various crafts/arts such as weaving) - I will be back for more! (but understandable it was tricky to organise given there was only a couple of weeks notice for preparation for this cruise as part of Sydney Solstice, Sydney's winter festival). Absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it! 😊
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Date of experience: June 2021
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debbiematthews57 wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Cruise was excellent, shame we didn’t get to visit the island but can understand due to the weather it was not possible, Still got to see beautiful Sydney harbour and learnt a lot about our First Nations people.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from tribalwarriortourism, Manager at Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Cultural Cruise
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your time aboard the Mari Nawi. We love to share our culture and spread a deeper understanding of the uniqueness of our peoples and history. We look forward to seeing you again!
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