Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise

Sydney, Australia
Sydney Harbour Afternoon Tall Ship Discovery Cruise
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy an afternoon sail on Sydney Harbour aboard a historic tall ship. Learn about Sydney’s maritime roots and your ship’s sailing history during a cruise that provides close views of iconic sights including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Fort Denison. Get great photo ops and soak up the spectacular scenery. You can even lend the crew a hand by steering the ship and hoisting the sails.
  • Discover Sydney Harbour on an authentic Tall Ship
  • Sail past iconic landmarks
  • Become part of the crew for a truly unique experience
  • Commentary about Sydney Harbour highlights and history of the ships
  • Snacks and light refreshments included

What's Included

  • 1.5 hour cruise around beautiful Sydney Harbour.
  • Snacks
  • Great photo opportunity.
  • Sail past the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and more from one of our historic timber ships.
  • Weekdays in April to 1st week of October, refer to Afternoon Discovery Cruise on Coral Trekker
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Mast climb (available for purchase)
  • Drinks package (available for purchase)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Campbells Cove Floating Pontoon
    The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

    The meeting point is located between Park Hyatt Hotel and the Overseas Passenger Terminal. One of the crew will be there at least 30 minutes before the cruise departure time to welcome you.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your own way to Campbells Cove jetty, located in the Rocks, the historic neighborhood where Sydney began. After boarding your 1850s-style ship, admire the exquisite restoration work that has rejuvenated this old wooden ship, one of only two tall ships that still sail the waters of Sydney Harbour.

Enjoy the sea breeze and waterfront views as your ship sets sail, passing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and gliding by Sydney Opera House. Hear the history of Sydney’s transformation from a sleepy colony town to a modern world-class city, and how the tall ships that once filled the harbor facilitated trade across the oceans.

If you like, tap into your inner sailor and help to raise the sails or take the wheel of the ship. Or simply relax on deck and admire Sydney from the water, snapping photos of Shark Island, Fort Denison and Sydney Harbour National Park. Snack on light refreshments served during your cruise.

Your ship returns you to Campbells Cove at the end of your cruise.

Sydney Harbour Tall Ships (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Sydney Harbour Tall Ships reserves the right to add, withdraw, substitute and/or vary advertised routes, prices, departure times and locations without notice if considered necessary for the safety and welfare of the tall ship, its passengers and crew. However, reasonable effort will be made to maintain arrangements as advertised.
  • Sydney Harbour Tall Ships will not be liable for any loss or expense incurred by a passenger as a result.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Traveler Photos

See more
Featured review
Fantastic trip! Awesome, friendly crew and a great trip out into the harbour. I would recommend giving the mast climb a go!


249 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 249 reviews
Enjoyable sailing tour
Rebecca_A, Mar 2024
Enjoyed observing the crew hoist and set the sails. The guide provided interesting facts about the ship and the area we were sailing thru.
Our guide was great. Lots...
Louise_L, Jan 2024
Our guide was great. Lots of stories about the history of the harbour. Snacks were tasty too Smooth sailing
Elizabeth_E, Jan 2024
Very disappointed. This was billed as a tall ship cruise. We got a memo a couple of days earlier saying that low attendance meant we would take a smaller ship. That was not true. We were all crammed into an old Norwegian ship with one couple unable to get on. They never intended to take out their tall ship. False advertising. Jim our narrator knew an incredible amount of history, but never talked about what we were passing on islands or shoreline. It was a beautiful day to be on the water, but not what we were promised.
Amazing cruise around Sydney harbour!
KennethCao_C, Jan 2024
It was very educational even though we are living locally. Activities on board were fun especially for kids.
Cruising Sydney Harbour aboard a Tall Ship!
Samantha_R, Jan 2024
Lovely afternoon cruise on the harbour in a beautiful old Tall Ship. The crew were great and so passionate and knowledgeable.
Historic Trip Great for Families!
Amu_G, Jan 2024
Awesome welcome to Sydney, history and the Harbour. Our kids scaled the mast and learned about Aussie history.
Ending the old year with a magnificent trip
Roslynne_H, Dec 2023
Sydney harbour, the crew were brilliant. The harbour glowed and it was terrific seeing the landmarks from the water
I found the experience...
Catherine_H, Dec 2023
I found the experience lovely . The staff was very good and friendly.The gentleman who spoke about the harbour was very knowledgeable.
Great adventure
MikeMcCleery, Dec 2023
Hoisting the talls ship sails and the fabulous crew. The hot snatch were right on the note and the drinks were perfect.
Unique Sydney Harbour experience
Suzanne_G, Dec 2023
A fabulous and welcoming captain and crew made this trip stand above all the other options for a Sydney Harbour cruise - thank you to all.
Great way to see Sydney Harbor
Colin_H, Dec 2023
Would have been better with a few more sails. (Only two square sails were used.) Captain and crew were terrific.
Unprofessional tour operators
Venkatarao_I, Dec 2023
This tour company is so un professional and inconsiderate. They canceled the tour and informed us at the tour starting time. We had our afternoon ruined. We could have planned something for that afternoon if we had known that at least a day before. We came to know that the tour was canceled after waiting for an hour at the harbour. Their response was not many customers for the tour. We were so annoyed. They need to realise that tourists have very less time in a place and they try to make most out of it. Wasting their time is not right. Upon that we had to spend $60 RT for taxi. They didn’t even apologise. Definitely do not recommend this tour company.
Angela_P, Dec 2023
Really enjoyable experience with friends. What an amazing Tall Ship and to be able to sail on it through the Sydney Harbour was tremendous.
Great trip in Sydney when...
Magnus_W, Dec 2023
Great trip in Sydney when you a trying to fill an afternoon. Good weather and the crew were helpful.
The history of yhe ship....
Wesley_N, Nov 2023
The history of yhe ship. Talking about local stories and politics with the crew and raising the dails.
Unique sailing experience.
John_N, Nov 2023
Initially booked to have the tour on a different day but couldn't go due to not being able to find the meeting point because of a network outage. However, they reached out and graciously let me go on a different day. The tour/experience itself was a incredible. Kudos to the Captain and his crew.
A lovely experience, thank you!
Val_M, Nov 2023
I loved chatting to the crew as it was a lovely small group and they were very friendly - even made me a cup of tea. I was delighted that we were able to come back under sail, and were even able to help set the sails. A wonderful trip!
A great way to see the harbour with some history thrown in!
Kirrily_O, Oct 2023
A great harbour activity for locals and visitors. Very pleasant on board with relaxed, knowledgeable historical facts. Well worth it!
Sailing away
Cecilia_G, Oct 2023
Setting sail on the vintage ship was a novel adventure for us. All the crew members were really nice and friendly
Relaxing and Fun
Tiana_C, Oct 2023
Great staff aboard, such a relaxing way to view the harbour. Light refreshments were yummy. Even learned a thing or two from our lovely guide aboard.

From $45.66

-You will not receive a refund if you cancel.

Compare Similar Experiences

1 / 3
No Photo
Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise


1 hour 30 minutes
Free Cancellation
Likely to Sell Out
No Photo
Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Lunch Cruise


2 hours
Free Cancellation
No Photo
Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Pirate Cruise Experience


1 hour 30 minutes
Free Cancellation
No Photo
Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise Morning or Afternoon Departure


1 hour 30 minutes
Free Cancellation

Explore Similar Things to Do