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Sydney Harbour Boat Tour with Unique Beach Landings and Local Guide provided by Sydney Harbour Boat Tours

Sydney Harbour Boat Tour with Unique Beach Landings and Local Guide

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Discover authentic Sydney Harbour during this local boat cruise from Circular Quay. Cruise past landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House; check out millionaire waterside mansions, and stop at several beaches for a stroll or a swim. Tours depart in the morning and include light refreshments and a local captain and guide bring a personal touch to your tour.
  • You'll start at
    Campbells Cove Pontoon
    6A Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
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  • 1
    Store Beach
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Manly Quarantine Station
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Sydney Opera House
    Sydney Harbour Bridge
    Fort Denison Island
    Garden Island
  • You'll end at
    Campbells Cove Pontoon
    6A Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
    See address & details
  • Disembark at National Park beaches, accessible only by boat
  • Visit the colonial-era North Head Quarantine Station and museum near Manly
  • Have the chance to swim at one of the stops (towels provided)
  • Enjoy morning tea with locally-made delicacies at a waterside cafe
What to Expect
Make your own way to Circular Quay, where you meet your captain and guide aboard your comfortable motorized boat. Start by taking in classic Sydney Harbour sights including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then venture to the harbourside suburbs to see opulent waterfront mansions of Australian celebrities and multi-millionaires. Further on, look for penguins or seals at a secluded national park beach, and then stop at North Head Quarantine Station for tea, coffee, and locally made cakes, followed by a walk around the historic settlement and its museum. Learn from your guide 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). Your tour ends back in Circular Quay.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Campbells Cove Pontoon, 6A Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi on board
  • Coffee, tea, cakes, biscuits etc
  • Entry/Admission - Manly Quarantine Station
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • There are no changing facilities on the boat if you wish to go swimming, so if you want to swim we suggest you bring swimmers under clothes (towels supplied).
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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gogogoin2010 wrote a review Aug 2020
Seattle287 contributions145 helpful votes
First, the Sydney Harbour Boat Tours is an Accommodating company. We planned our tour THEN the weather didn’t cooperate. The Managing Director got hold of us via email to change our reservation (if we so chose) to a better time. I think that was so thoughtful and it ended up
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Date of experience: January 2020
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essell22 wrote a review Aug 2020
West Sacramento, California1 contribution
This was our first trip to Sydney, and we booked the tour with Sydney Harbour Boat Tours on the strong recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. It turned out that he was absolutely right to encourage us to take this tour--it was honestly one of the best things that we did
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Date of experience: January 2020
Jim K wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
Lots of fun and very personnel, great people. We were the only ones on the tour, so did a lot more than a normal tour would of had.
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Date of experience: March 2020
PJones49 wrote a review Aug 2020
Bath, United Kingdom3 contributions
A small group fast boat experience seeing the best sights of harbour with interesting beach stops with super guides.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Cathy wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions
This was our third visit to Sydney and the request from our teenage boys was to do a tour of the harbour! We wanted a small group where we could get visit different places and the Sydney Harbour tour was perfect! Our guides were very knowledgeable and it was great to be able to
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, French
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