Sydney Harbour Experience Cruise

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Sydney Harbour Coffee Cruise

From $32.25

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Offered in: English


The world’s most beautiful harbour deserves the very best cruise to experience it. Choose from two spectacular options, the Harbour Experience aboard our premier sightseeing fleet or, enhance your cruise with the Premium Harbour Experience to enjoy a house beverage of your choice and a Cheese & Charcuterie board to share, as you cruise by the majestic Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison and other top sights on this 1.5 hour cruise. Listen to commentary straight from your smartphone, relax into your seat or choose to venture up to the upper open-air deck as you marvel at the beauty of Sydney Harbour.
  • Enjoy uninterrupted views of top city attractions such as Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Gain insight into the harbor’s history and heritage from the on-board commentary available directly through your smart phone
  • Order a refreshing beverage and light snacks, available for purchase onboard
  • Upgrade to the Premium Harbour Experience to include a house beverage of your choice and an Australian Cheese & Charcuterie board to share

What's Included

  • 1.5 hour cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Guided commentary available directly through your smartphone
  • Spacious outdoor open decks to capture the perfect Instagram moments
  • Light snacks and beverages available for purchase onboard
  • Cheese & Charcuterie Board to share, choice of house drink & reserved seating -select Premium option

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Circular Quay Wharf 6
      Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

      Departs Wharf 6 Circular Quay. Please look for the Captain Cook Cruises ticket office on the wharf,

    Start time

    02:00 PM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Ticket Redemption Point

    Circular Quay Wharf 6, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    What To Expect

    With uninterrupted views of famous waterside attractions and a comfortable vessel to carry you around the harbor, this cruise is the perfect way to soak up the sights in style.

    Stand on deck to catch panoramic views over Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, and capture the scenery on camera, or relax back into your comfy reserved Ocean Deck Lounge seating and Admire the Garden Island Naval base, Watsons Bay and Government House, then head under the Sydney Harbour Bridge toward Goat Island and the famous Darling Harbour.

    Discover fascinating stories that bring history and culture of the harbour city alive via expert guided commentary available directly through your smartphone.

    Upgrade to the Premium Harbour Experience and enjoy a house beverage of your choice and an Australian Cheese & Charcuterie board to share

    Your boat features a warm and spacious interior cabin with large windows, and a full bar with drinks available for purchase. The outside decks provide unobstructed views of the landmarks, beaches and secluded marinas that you pass.

    After 1.5 hours on your Sydney Harbor cruise, head back to Circular Quay to conclude your sightseeing tour.

    Captain Cook Cruises

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Sydney Opera House (Pass By)

    Sydney Harbour (Pass By)

    Sydney Harbour Bridge (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Guests under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult 18 years+
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • 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.

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    Featured review
    The onboarding and friendly staff. The seating and service. The tour was fabulous, and you never get tired of Sydney Harbour and all it has to offer, highly recommended. Wonderful time and relaxation.


    324 reviews
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    It was okay.
    Shannon_B, Apr 2024
    The app wouldn't download to my phone. We wish there had been commentary. The staff was nice and helpful.
    Worth the money
    Douglas_M, Apr 2024
    Great views. The cheese plate was loaded and the free wine was niice Try this. No more to say. Good value
    Mary_L, Apr 2024
    Audio did not work, so no narration. Crew only interacted with high tea guests and ignored everyone else.
    Relaxing way to view Sydney harbor
    David_V, Apr 2024
    Great way to experience sights of Sydney I a fun and relaxed way. We weren't able to get the audio app to download, but found the trip just fine without any commentary.
    Highly recommend!
    Sri_W, Apr 2024
    Nice cruise! Lucky to have good weather for the day. Unfortunately couldn’t download the app to listen to the commentary on my phone as it was blocked by the McAfee on my phone.
    I should have read the...
    Steve_S, Mar 2024
    I should have read the description more closely. This was a large ship with a dining and dancing experience. I was looking for a descriptive cruise of the Sydney harbor area. The only description provided was a pamphlet. I did get a free beer though.
    Sydney looks great from the harbor!
    Lyman_K, Mar 2024
    Nice boat that even featured a little live music as we toured the harbor. Lots to see in Sydney (!!!) and this little cruise did a good job from the water. No narriation so you need to know what you are looking at already, but it looks great from the water!!
    Great experience
    Ian_C, Mar 2024
    Great knowledgeable guide. You're able to visit the main hall. Well worth doing if you're visiting Sydney
    Relaxing with great views
    Dermot_O, Mar 2024
    The cheese and wine and views of Sydney Harbour. It was relaxing and enjoyed going up to top deck. Missed the commentary as did not know how to listen without headphones.
    Best day out
    seniz_o, Mar 2024
    Was a great experience so much to see and the cruise was at a nice pace . Food was great entertainment was really at ease .
    Harbour cruise
    Veronica_M, Mar 2024
    A beautiful way to see the harbour and the Opera House from different angles. Staff were friendly. I would suggest upgrading to premium package.
    The dives were incredible...
    Alexandra_H, Mar 2024
    The dives were incredible but some of the key staff members were pretty rude and I was charged for things I probably shouldn’t have been. I paid for two dives and extra to have a guide on both. The first dive, I did not have a guide despite them telling me I would (I didn’t know this until I was in the water). I struggled with my buoyancy and then was told after the dive by the lead diver that it was frustrating HIM?? He was, unfortunately, my guide on the second dive and basically ignored me. I also paid for pictures that were taken underwater - some of me and some that the photographer took of the scenery. The problem is that when the photos were transferred to my phone, I could see they were very old (the date of the picture transferred). People on the boat were talking about how we didn’t see half of the things in the pictures. I wouldn’t care so much if they didn’t charge extra for the additional photos - one was from 2004!!!
    Wonderful afternoon out
    CR_M, Mar 2024
    Lovely boat and great food - relaxing and leisurely. Was nice to get off our feet after walking all around Sydney and enjoy the harbour views
    Great views, not the best organisation
    Neil_I, Feb 2024
    Very good way to see the harbour and the sights. However, we arrived in plenty of time, along with others, and were formed into a queue to get onboard. Then a very large contingent arrived almost at the last minute, obviously prearranged, and were let onto the boat before those if us that were queuing. By the time we got onboard all the top deck seats were taken.
    Great way to pass an afternoon in Sydney
    Diane_R, Feb 2024
    Nice to cruise the Harbour on a beautiful afternoon. The premium cruise included a drink and charcuterie tray.
    Not so informative cruise
    Marwen_M, Feb 2024
    This tour was just basically cruising through sight seeing. It would have helped if there was a narration of the areas we passed by.
    Do yourself a favour, do the charchuterie board.
    John_D, Feb 2024
    Enjoyed the experience, commentary as to locations etc would be better with a compare instead of the online recordings. Everything else was really good, thank you.
    Great boat
    Srephanie_H, Feb 2024
    Great for seeing all the sights, we’re lucky with a hot sunny day. Access to WiFi got commentary would have been useful
    Naomi_S, Jan 2024
    Being able to look at all the iconic landmarks in one cruise, the staff were very friendly couldn't fault it
    Warm sunny cruise
    Gordon_L, Jan 2024
    Wow what a great cruise around Sydney harbor. And 2 drinks and cheese plate was awesome. Beautiful sunny day. We checked in early and they got us on an earlier cruise. Nice crew and waitress. A must do while in Sydney

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