Sydney Harbour Discovery Cruise Including Lunch

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Sydney Harbour Discovery Cruise Lunch
  • 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


See Sydney Harbour the way it's meant to be seen: From the water. This lunch cruise passes by such world-famous sites as the Sydney Opera House as well as such hidden gems as secluded beaches and sandstone cliffs. On board, enjoy a delicious barbecue buffet lunch.
  • Sydney Harbour cruise: See the sights from the water
  • Explore hidden gems that are missed by most visitors
  • Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch on board
  • Onboard commentary provides background information

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Restroom on board
  • Live Harbour Commentary
  • Private transportation
  • Hotel Transfers

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Eastern Pontoon Circular Quay
    7 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Eastern Pontoon is a wharf on the water's edge in Circular Quay. It is opposite Sea Rock Grill restaurant and is the wharf where the jet boats depart from. Please ensure you are there 15 minutes prior to check in. Any latecomers may miss the vessel and forfeit their tickets. .

Start time

12:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Sydney Harbour (Pass By)

Sydney Harbour Bridge (Pass By)

Sydney Opera House (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 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 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.

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Featured review
We had a fabulous lunchtime cruise! The food was really delicious, there was plenty of it with a good variety of dishes to choose from. Mel was a fantastic host, as were all the crew. Nothing was too much trouble. The boat was comfortable and the commentary from the captain was interesting g and informative. We stopped off at Shark Island where there are fabulous views of the harbour and lots of bays and coves. I wound thoroughly recommend this trip for sone spectacular views!


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Jacqueline_F, Feb 2024
Joan the guide was fantastic, she’s got a good sense of humour and the service and food was wonderful
Thunder and lightning!!
Beverley_B, Feb 2024
The lady giving the commentary was so informative & funny, she really made it. Not forgetting all the rain, thunder and lightning!! The food was nice & varied, the beef was especially good.
Good harbour tour and lunch.
Clotilde_K, Feb 2024
It was a nice complete Harbour tour. Lunch was very good. It was just the right amount of time. Commentator was informative.
Awesome lunch cruise. Definitely worth doing again.
Terry_M, Feb 2024
Everything was so easy. The information prior to the cruise is excellent. Booking online, checking in with the wonderful staff at the Pontoon and the staff on board made our excursion so easy. The commentary was informative and the food was delicious. Will definitely take more trips.
Valentine day and wedding anniversary celebration
Kevin_L, Feb 2024
Great experience with friendly staff and delicious food. It is so memorable for our Pre-Valentine day and wedding anniversary celebration. Thank you.
Caren_N, Feb 2024
We celebrated my mum’s 70th birthday. We were told we had to bring our own cake and utensils and take it all rubbish with us when we leave. We asked to announce her birthday and we’re told no they don’t do that. I’m a single mother and I paid for all 8 people to come and eat the crap food that was served. Very sml buffet and not much variety. He announced that there was plenty of food. Yet I had 3 Prawns and went back for more and there wasn’t any. And Desert was Carmel slice. Nothing else. We all went to mums local league’s club for lunch the next day! Her lunch was free. They saw we had cake for her and asked if they could sing happy birthday to her. Then they took a photo and came back with the photo printed and put in a lovely frame. The service at the League’s club was 100% better than this cruise. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY OR TIME. McDonald’s would give you better service and value for money!
Nice cruise
Terence_S, Feb 2024
Great way to explore Sydney from the harbor and get a perspective of possible locations to visit. Food on our boat was plentiful and good. Suggest sitting up stairs on the back open deck.
Sydney harbour cruise
Galen_H, Feb 2024
good buffet, bit rough weather, good guide narration.....reasonable price....on time departure and arrival
Sydney Harbour Cruise
Sid_F, Feb 2024
Good little cruise, spoilt by some noisy inconsiderate oriental tourists who continued to talk loudly over the commentary from what we heard a very i formative trip. 👍
Very thorough tour of the harbour!
Christine_S, Feb 2024
Seeing the harbour sights! Was a little hard to hear the announcer and food was very average, but we got to see sights in both sides of the Sydney Harbour Bridge!
Sydney Harbour cruise
Terry_M, Jan 2024
Beautiful views of the Harbour and surrounding area. Commentary from onboard narrator also helped out quite a bit. Was disappointed in the buffet lunch. Since top level was reserved for a group we sat on lower level. By time we were able to go thru the line several main dish items were gone
Great Day Out
Mary_L, Jan 2024
We had a lovely afternoon on the harbour. It was interesting, even more so than I had expected. Dave our commentator was very informative and friendly. Lunch was nice. The boat and amenities were clean. I don’t have any negatives about this cruise, it was great.
Not bad, overall.
Jemma_G, Jan 2024
Pickup point was very easy to find. Guide was very nice, funny and informative. Sights were nice to see. Lunch was a touch bland. The description mentioned a barbecue lunch, but the actual spread didn’t seem to match up to the description.
It was overall not bad
Jan_A, Jan 2024
I was a party of 6 and we couldn't get a table all together which was disappointing, I think large parties they should book your table so you can all sit together, and we had trouble hearing the tour guide, but the food was good, I don't think I would book again,
Excellent day out
Susan_K, Jan 2024
It was all brilliant Judy was very informative She new all about the history and shared Some childhood memories all the staff were excellent food was beautiful and so was happy hour
Great Cruise, lots to see and great food
Leesa_M, Jan 2024
A great cruise! Very informative, very picturesque, very relaxing. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Lots of variety and something for everyone. The commentary was great - was fantastic that it was a person walking around the cruise levels actually talking so you could ask questions. It wasn't too loud and you could still hold a conversation with friends. Went a lot further than other cruises Ive been on that cruised around the harbour. Drinks available for purchase were reasonably priced. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a great cruise on Sydney Harbour!
Nice tour
Erfan_M, Jan 2024
2hrs cruise. Nice experience, and a bit of information from a lovely tour guide (Ron). Good Lunch buffet. Overall, we really liked it.
Waste of money
Gail_B, Jan 2024
First time I have to write a bad review. The dinner was a buffet but the kids and many guests were all over the food before we even finished boarding. I never ate a thing as too many kids and adults all over the food. It was sad. Then couldn’t hear the commentator at all. Up in top deck could hear commentary better (although it was not a good commentary) and a large group took over and decided they owned the deck and Rudely had photo selfie shoots. Again couldn’t hear commentary over their noise. Over all, save your money. Take a ferry ride as we did after and finally got some food. So disappointed.
Lunch cruise brought our family sea sickness
Young_L, Jan 2024
Our family went on lunch cruise. The cruise boat was packed. Had line up so long to get food. Worst thing was our family got a bad seasickness as soon as we on the boat.
Family outing
Anushika_L, Dec 2023
Friendly crew. Delicious food, great views and enough space for everyone to relax and move between decks.

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