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Sydney Speed Boat Adventure Harbour Tour provided by Sydney Speed Boat Adventures

Sydney Speed Boat Adventure Harbour Tour

Sydney Speed Boat Adventure Harbour Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 15m
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h 15m
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
IF BOOKING MORE THAN ONE BOAT MAKE SEPARATE RESERVATIONS FOR EACH BOAT. Experience the adventure of a lifetime on our Speed Boat Adventure Tour®. Navigate and captain your own red speedboat for the entirety of the tour while following our trained and knowledgeable guides to experience the best of both worlds - the THRILL of driving your own speedboat, and the safety of having a skilled guide leading you around Sydney Harbour. See The Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Taronga Zoo, and more. See them from a whole new perspective that simply cannot be matched by big sight-seeing vessels.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 251203P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Life Jacket
  • Your very own Red Speedboat.
  • Instructions covering boating basics
  • Entry/Admission - Sydney Harbour
Exclusions
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h 15m
Departure details
  • Rose Bay Boat Ramp, Unnamed Road, Rose Bay NSW 2029, Australia Coming from the CBD, take New South Head Road towards Rose Bay. Turn left into Lyne Park. There are two free car parks in Lyne Park, or you can park in one of the adjacent streets.
  • 1 Erskine St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Business Office. Please meet at Rose Bay Boat Ramp
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Life Jacket
  • Your very own Red Speedboat.
  • Instructions covering boating basics
  • Entry/Admission - Sydney Harbour
Exclusions
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Rose Bay Boat Ramp, Unnamed Road, Rose Bay NSW 2029, Australia Coming from the CBD, take New South Head Road towards Rose Bay. Turn left into Lyne Park. There are two free car parks in Lyne Park, or you can park in one of the adjacent streets.
  • 1 Erskine St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Business Office. Please meet at Rose Bay Boat Ramp
Duration
2h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Sydney Harbour Bridge
    Sydney Opera House
    Garden Island
    Shark Island
  • 1
    Sydney Harbour
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Really experience Sydney Harbour on this exciting tour where you are the captain.
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    Pass by
    Australian National Maritime Museum
  • You'll return to the starting point
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RozElk
Darwin, Australia160 contributions
If you want to have a wild and exciting time, this satisfied a very competent car-racing driver like my husband. He had a ball and we dodged and weaved everywhere over the choppy waves in complete safety (the boats are supposedly unsinkable! And you wear a life jacket and Dirk is always close by anyway). If you want a sedate potter, I’m sure a calm morning trip around would fit nicely. They’re easy to drive, I gather (it was a gift, so I was more than happy to be the passenger this time). We saw so many places around the Harbour! It was a detailed and wide-ranging tour, in a huge loop from Rose Bay right around Bradley’s Head, Mosman, under the Bridge, past the Opera House and Garden Island, then around past Double Bay and Point Piper. Fantastic trip and worth every cent for such a unique view. Watching the New Years fireworks the next day on tv was great: the view of the whole Harbour was suddenly so very familiar! Thanks, Dirk.
Written 31 December 2021
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Riley C
Campbelltown, Australia1 contribution
Apr 2022
Pros: Tour guide was knowledgeable and took us safely into the intricate areas of Sydney harbour, and took us to the recently sunken old manly ferry. Instructions were short and sweet and we were in the boats quickly.

Cons: Boats are sluggish, and small, can get slightly uncomfortable after a few hours. Website says "bring boat license for extra fun" but there was no "extra fun". Email from company says boat speed is increased, but this was not the case.
Written 16 April 2022
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Martin Z
1 contribution
Dec 2021
Amazing experience! Me and my wife really enjoyed the whole tour. It was fun and exciting. We have no boating experiences but it was easy to get into and we were driving our boat around Sydney Harbour in no time. Tour guide Dirk was very friendly and patient, explained everything, and even share some interesting facts about points of interest on the shore. Would strongly recommend it to everyone!
Written 2 January 2022
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JGeddes
2 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a must do for anyone visiting Sydney. 110% worth the price. We went on the grand tour and enjoyed every second of it. Don't book a jet boat or other harbour tour because this experience has everything: fast boats, tour guide, small group, free photos and self-driven. The boats are little which is a good thing because it adds to the excitement and makes them really zippy. We got up close to interesting parts of the harbour and even some historic ships. During our trip there were some large waves but the boats handled everything and once we got the hang of the controls it was easy and fun to bounce over the waves and go full speed. It is likely that you will get wet but jackets and dry bag are provided. We had a great time, would do it again and highly recommend.
Written 14 March 2020
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Mich
2 contributions
Jan 2022
This was a fantastic experience with so many memorable sites to see, including the small suburban coves that Sydney ferries can't get to, getting up close and personal with the largest navy ships at Garden Island and a selection of private beaches visited by Sydneys social elite.

The boat itself was super easy to drive and control, which allows you to really take in the views. We particularly liked the fact that the boat was low in the water, which on a brilliant summers day meant getting splashed by other boats wash was so much fun.

You really feel like a small fish in a large harbour - brilliant.
Can't recommend this highly enough.
Written 30 January 2022
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Claudia
2 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Absolutely amazing experience! Dirk was a fantastic guide and completely flexible with booking times - we rescheduled once during Dec-20 because of the spike in COVID cases and we almost rescheduled again because the weather report said rain and thunderstorms! Dirk was super accomodating both times and even said that if we arrived for our booking and we didn’t think the weather was ok, we could still reschedule then and there. Turns out, we didn’t need to because the weather was absolutely perfect! We had a fun and thrilling tour of Sydney Harbour that I couldn’t recommend more. Thanks again, Dirk!
Written 20 February 2021
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shanhopkins
St. Florence, UK2 contributions
Every year our daughter likes to send us on an adventure. This has included such activities as hot air ballooning, driving high powered cars on a circuit and free falling in a wind tunnel. The speed boat adventure was up there with the best of them.
Dirk instructed us on the boats and gave a preview of our route and we were off!
Dirk was in the lead boat and there were two boats “in pursuit”.
My wife and I are both 69 years old and this was our first speed boat experience and whilst there was a great adrenaline rush we never felt at risk.
We had great fun and would recommend it to young and not so young!!
Written 23 January 2020
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rachjames
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Mar 2021
Amazing fun - would recommend to anyone. We live in Sydney, and it was a great way to be part of the harbour action.
The boats are easy to drive and it feels like you're going really fast! And you get plenty of time out on the water. Our guide was great and checked in with us along the way
Written 9 March 2021
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Sandi682014
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Absolutely the best fun ever! The entire process was incredibly easy and Dirk very generously upgraded us which was a fabulous surprise. We literally felt like these were our own private boats, with Phillipe our tour guide giving the perfect balance of space to enjoy the sights and information. We are planning many more trips just to enjoy a more personal, relaxing 5 star harbour experience. Thanks Dirk and Phillpe. Sondi
Written 20 February 2022
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MacrobertsonA
Sydney, Australia86 contributions
Mar 2020
I arranged this for a bit of fun, with my adult son when he was visiting me in Sydney. And wow! What a great time. It was little blowy so there was a bit of chop out on the water which added to the fun. Once we got our head around the steering and how to go faster, we found ourselves scooting along, seaspray in our faces, getting such a different view of the harbour - past the posh houses of point Piper and Double Bay, past the enormous navy ships, across and quickly past Kirribilli House and on into Lavender Bay. Passing under the Harbour Bridge was amazing. Waved to the pedestrians outside Luna Park, off and around Cockatoo island, into Darling Harbour and then back around Barangaroo to pass back under the Bridge and scoot past Circular Quay dodging ferries, to the Opera House and then back to Rose Bay. You get such a different appreciation of the scale of yachts, speed boats, ferries and cruise liners when you are at water level! Highly recommended! Do the longer trip if you can. Thanks Dirk for a wonderful afternoon.
Written 8 March 2020
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Amanda C
Amanda C
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Beautiful day and nice experience
Got up close to the sights and the boat goes faster than you think. It was a nice day and well worth it. Got splash
Sarah W
Sarah W
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Little Red Boats
This was an amazing adventure. I took my boyfriend on a surprise tour and we both had the best day. Our day was ful
taylorcosgrave
taylorcosgrave
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Awesome experience and guide
We had the best time, I took my brother for his 16th birthday so he got to drive and he loved it. Cheers to Dirk fo
kimjackson2480
kimjackson2480
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Excellent adventure on Sydney Harbour
This was an amazing experience. Best way to explore the harbour. Easy to operate the boat. Tour guide was excellent
angedaveha
angedaveha
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An absolutely unique and awesome experience!
I booked the Highlights Tour as my husband’s birthday present and what a ball we had. On arrival we were given a sa
jazzmoore1141
jazzmoore1141
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Amazing experience. Highlight of our Sydney trip!
We had an amazing experience with Dirk. This is definitely something to do while in Sydney with your partner!
diananoun1997
diananoun1997
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Best experience in Sydney ever!
This was one of the best experiences I’ve had in Sydney! Had the best tour guide who informed us of everything befo
Beckforeman01
Beckforeman01
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Add this to your Bucket List!
One of the best ways to see the harbour up close and personal in your own little two seater speed boat.
986indias
986indias
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10/10
Highly recommend!! Best way to explore Sydney and see it from a different view :) Dirk and Angelina were amazing g
ErikKnight88
ErikKnight88
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Brilliant day on the water
The owner of the business was fantastic and insightful. Taking the little speed boats out on the water, checking ou
r0i99
r0i99
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Brilliant
10/10 experience. Definitely recommend. Great instructor. Just wish we had of gotten nicer photos but as an experie
geoffl89
geoffl89
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Sydney at its best!
What an awesome way to see the highlights of this stunning harbour city. Dirk was a great host and guide. Couldn’t
jade4952021
jade4952021
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What an adventure!
This was well organised and so much fun! What a way to see Sydney and very interesting facts were provided to us by
C5232FVemmac
C5232FVemmac
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Amazing service & experience
Guide was super friendly & was an amazing experience through the harbour. Would definitely recommend!
MorganRCarroll123
MorganRCarroll123
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Best combo of adrenaline and tourism!
Despite being a Sydney sider my whole life, this was by far the best way i have experienced our beautiful harbour.
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