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Sydney Ferries

Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Easy and simple

I used the ferry to get to Manly from Circular Quay. It was easy and simple with the Opal card... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manchester, United Kingdom
Great Way to See the Harbour

Took the ferry to Manly so that I could get a good view of the harbour. It is very easy to get... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Toronto, Canada
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Sydney Ferries is a public transport agency, providing ferry services on Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River in Sydney, Australia.Having operated on Sydney Harbour and its related waterways since 1875, today Sydney Ferries carry over 14 million customers each year to destinations in and around Sydney.
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“opal card” (1,309 reviews)
“circular quay” (2,633 reviews)
“manly beach” (1,210 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Reviewed yesterday

I used the ferry to get to Manly from Circular Quay. It was easy and simple with the Opal card which is the same card for the train and buses. The ferry is slow and there were not enough seats but aside from that it...More

Thank johntmiller86
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took the ferry to Manly so that I could get a good view of the harbour. It is very easy to get onto the ferry using your Opal card. The views of the harbour were great and the ferry ride itself is very pleasant.

Thank 2torontotraveller
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took the ferry over to manly for a look, the ferry service is often so if you miss one there’s no panic as there are lots running on the day. No need to book, tap on with your opal card you need for public transport...More

Thank mshel212
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ferries are a great way to see Sydney easy to hop on and off. We bought a Opal card and this is used like a London Oyster card for payments. You can travel all over Sydney Harbour in these great little ferries. We went...More

Thank Judy H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love my ferry trip to Manly Island using Sydney's ferry service. It was reliable, efficient, clean and safe. Just go to Circular Quay by walking and go to platform 3. The ticket one way cost around Aud8 and you need to use your Opal...More

Thank Nippy2013
Reviewed yesterday

We did the harbour tour and we upgraded which was quite nice you join a less busy queue and get on the ferry first and theres wine and biscuits very nice ! the tour is a couple of hours and they take you past the...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What should have been quite somple was nearly a small disaster in my evening plans. We went to the platform announced for the zoo and when gettong on we thought to ask a crew if we were on the correct ferry. We weren't. We got...More

Thank Aaron N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yup. Simple. Sit inside or stand outside (sit if you can). Not much room outside. But it is nice. If you are visiting for the first time. This is a great way to see the area! Feels good! It is not quick but then again...More

Thank GeneT60
Reviewed 2 days ago

The ferries run to numerous locations & a great way to get around & see the harbour. The Main departure area is Circular Quay getting there is easy by train. Take a trip to Manly with its lively atmosphere , beautiful beach & numerous eateries...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 days ago

In one day we took 6 ferry rides as we explored the harbour area. Each time, the boats were about half full, which was fine with us. We always sat up top in the sun and wind, but still loved it! If you go, try...More

Thank boggett2001
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Response from Kentg1 | Reviewed this property |
I find any time makes an enjoyable trip. Weather is the main thing.
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Response from Geoff F | Reviewed this property |
Thanks Martin - apologies for delayed response. We had thought of something similar however they do empty the ferries at certain stops. You have to have an Opal card to travel on bus, train and ferry and you tag on and... More