Outdoor activities in Balmain

THE 5 BEST Outdoor Activities in Balmain (Sydney)

Outdoor Activities in Balmain

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  • Nicole L
    9 contributions
    By far the best fishing charter we have ever been on. Adam and Mick were professional, knowledgeable and extremely entertaining. They start with a safety briefing, they provide continued assistance and instructions while we fished. They shared their extensive knowledge of the types of fish we caught and cleaned and preped our fish to take home.
    The boat is beautiful and extremely clean with a flush bathroom on board. Comfortable and has ample seating with spots to fish in the either the sunshine or shade.
    It is clear these two have a passion for fishing. We are so happy we had the opportunity to fish with them!
    Written 9 January 2023
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  • Guy9120
    Beveren, Belgium307 contributions
    The crew of this beautiful ship did a great job. Excellent Harbour cruise showing us both sides of the Sydney Harbour bridge.
    Magnificent panorama’s on Sydney from the water. Plenty of Seats on the ship. Fantastic lunch buffet on the ship. All in all an activity to remember
    Written 22 January 2019
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  • odgo
    Adelaide, Australia55 contributions
    A dream in the waiting as we checked in at Wharf 7 Darling Harbour to board Commissioner 11 to finally see the infamous Sydney Fireworks.
    We were guaranteed to have the best viewing seat and we definitely did!
    There were two firework displays one at 9.15p and also at midnight and it is an experience we will never forget!
    It is well known as ‘The party Boat’ and the passengers on board made sure it was.
    The boat itself did not have enough seating for the amount of people on board and they were immediately occupied by those who were fortunate enough to board first and regrettably our group of 3 struggled to find somewhere to sit for most of our 5 hour trip and finally found a bench on the top deck.
    The food was cocktail style and the buffet table and bar were congested all night due to space which meant long waits. It was explained that the numbers were limited to ensure comfort however this was not the case.
    Generous in providing excellent drinks package and food supplied was slow in the start and improved as the night progressed.
    We spent the bulk of the time outside on deck and although it was cold and extremely windy we braved the elements to achieve our one objective.
    The staff were brilliant and worked hard to satisfy everyone’s needs which they did the entire trip .... so many thanks to them all!
    The boat was in a group that was part of a parade... absolutely spectacular to see and when all the lights from each were turned on it was breath taking. Our location to watch the main event was so close to Sydney Harbour Bridge you felt you could touch it and as mentioned could not have been better!
    For many this may be a once in a lifetime experience and as it is an expensive outlay you need to ensure you select the right boat!
    Written 7 January 2020
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  • MPFAway
    5 contributions
    What a great evening - loads of tasty food and drinks. Nothing was too much for the staff. I love the fact that there is a party area and a chill zone.
    Written 27 June 2019
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  • Mike C
    Sydney, Australia3 contributions
    I took my wife and 2 girls (13 & 14) with my wife's parents out on the harbour for a day. We had an absolute blast. Boat was clean and in great condition! The staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Great service !!
    Written 10 January 2017
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  • bernardross2017
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
    Very professional people. Small but nice facilities.
    Sailing Cat was great . I would recommend to anyone wishing learning sailing. Great place to start. Sydney harbor has a lot of traffic and buoys to learn from!
    Thanks / Bernard
    Written 14 December 2017
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  • Stephanie T
    Sydney, Australia13 contributions
    We can't thank Colleen & Dave enough for helping our birthday celebrations run so smoothly. They are so professional, helpful and friendly. They were attentive & accommodating to our needs. We had a fun 30th out of the water. The catamaran is great value for money and we definitely recommend celebrating a milestone occasion or special celebration on their boat!
    Written 12 November 2020
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