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Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise

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See a different side of Sydney Harbour from the deck of a traditional tall ship on a 1.5-hour cruise ideal for visitors with limited time. This tour allows you to lend the crew a hand while sailing around Fort Denison, Sydney Opera House, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge for up-close and unobstructed photo ops. Plus, seafaring history buffs will love going deep into Sydney's maritime history through guide commentary.
  • Imagine what early settlers experienced by traveling on an historic tall ship
  • Learn tons about Sydney's maritime history through a guide's commentary
  • Up-close views and photo ops of some of the harbor's highlights
  • Snacks and light refreshments provided
What to Expect
After stepping aboard your ship in the historic Rocks neighborhood, check out its detailed restoration work and learn about the 1850s-era tall ship through a guide's commentary. Besides getting out on Sydney Harbour to see the sights up close, you'll have the added benefit of sailing on an actual piece of history, which you'll learn more about as you travel.  Pass under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and by the Sydney Opera House while listening to information about Sydney's history. History buffs will love delving deep into the city's rich maritime history, and adventurous travelers can help the crew steer the ship. Other highlights include Sydney Harbour National Park, Fort Denison, and Shark Island. If the sea winds wake your appetite, rest assured that light snacks and refreshments are served on board.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Campbells Cove Pontoon, 6A Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Departure Time
3:45 PM
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 1.5 hour cruise around beautiful Sydney Harbour.
  • Snacks - Finger food snacks (BBQ Chorizo Slices and Spinach & Cheese Triangles)
  • Great photo opportunity.
  • Sail past the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and more from one of our historic timber ships.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Mast climb (available for purchase)
  • Drinks package (available for purchase)
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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.
  • For more information, please call (02) 8015 5571.
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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What a experience.on such a old wooden boat.how they sailed so long ago out from so far away from england.great to see it still working.and when they let the sails down you had to be in the spirit back then.loved every minute.
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Made reservations. Payment accepted. Next day tour operator notified me that the tour was cancelled due to not enough people booked the tour.
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My trip was cancelled by Sydney Harbour Tall Ships 24 hours before the booked (and confirmed) date. Their excuse was that there were not enough people booked on the cruise that day. I had paid for this as a special occasion for an overseas guest, so to have the cruise cancelled
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Response from MartyW301, Manager at Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise
Responded 9 Sep 2019
Hello, Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it. We apologise for any inconvenience that you may have experienced. May we kindly request that you send us an email to info@sydneytallships.com.au so we can further assist you? Kind regards, Sydney Harbour Tall Ships
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This was the best experience we did during our weekend in Sydney. The boat was fun a huge change from the other boat trips on offer. It was very interesting watching the crew casting off and landing. Bubbly was offered from the outset, each and every one of the crew were
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Did this 2 hour cruise just recently and although the weather was extremely windy and freezing cold it did not detract from our enjoyment of the cruise. However a couple of disappointments were the food offered and the gentleman who was the tour guide. On saying this but and in
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