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Small-Group Sydney Harbour Boat Tour with Unique Beach Landings and Local Guide

  • Disembark at beaches like Store Beach, which is accessible only by boat
  • Take a short walk at Watsons Bay to see tall cliffs and lovely ocean views
  • Visit the colonial-era North Head Quarantine Station and museum near Manly
Small-Group Sydney Harbour Boat Tour with Unique Beach Landings and Local Guide
From US$92.99
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Small-Group Sydney Harbour Boat Tour with Unique Beach Landings and Local Guide
From US$92.99
Discover the best of Sydney Harbour during this 3-hour scenic boat cruise from Darling Harbour. Sail past landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House; check out waterside mansions, Watsons Bay, and resident penguins; and stop at several beaches for a stroll or a swim. Tours, which depart in morning and afternoon, include light refreshments and a local captain who brings a personal touch to your tour.
What to Expect

Make your own way to Darling Harbour, where you meet your captain and board your comfortable open-top motorized boat. The boat seats 16 people, and has a shade structure and restroom.

Set sail and take in classic Sydney Harbour sights including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Manly Head. Look for little penguins at a secluded national park beach, and then stop at North Head Quarantine Station for tea, followed by a walk around the historic settlement and its museum. 

Learn from your captain about the stories behind the landmarks, historical sites, and mansions that you pass, and have time at another beach to stroll or swim (towels are provided). You also land at picturesque Watsons Bay and take a short walk for stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and towering cliffs of the Gap.

After three hours on the water, your tour ends back in Darling Harbour.

Reviews (41)
1 - 5 of 39 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Zane and Stewart are a great tour duo!

I got lucky enough to snag a solo seat on this tour last minute. The boat was clean and comfortable, we saw a TON of things and Zane was knowledgeable about the harbor, wildlife, and geology. My favorite stop was Store Beach, pictured. My favorite...More

Thank M5599POmichellem
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Highly recommend!

I would highly recommend this boat tour! We went for it because it consists of a small group. The maximum amount of people that can go on the tour is 16, however when we went on our tour ( on a Wednesday afternoon ) there...More

Thank explorergal100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A great afternoon boat tour- do try it!

Friendly staff, professional attitude. Interesting commentary as we cruised around the various points of the harbour. I did not realise there were so many beaches ! We were a smaller group than usual, which added greatly to the pleasurable experience . It is good to...More

Thank 16gabrielles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent day in Sydney's Harbour

Mark, Eladie and the rest of the team at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours we're fantastic and it was a truly great way to experience Sydney's beautiful harbour. Thank you again for a very memorable and fun experience!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Eric S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Experience above and beyond in every way

Mark and his family hosted my wedding on The Spectre. From a business perspective they were professional, on-time, accommodating, well priced, and flexible with an amazingly beautiful boat. My husband and I are not from Australia and needed more help than we realized making decisions...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carter D
Mark D, Guest Relations Manager at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What moving and incredible words...thank you so much Carter for such detail. It was really an honour and pleasure to facilitate your wedding as you made it feel effortless. We wish you all the best, and hope to welcome you back soon with open arms....More

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