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James Craig Tall Ship

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Barque James Craig is rightly famous around the world. She is Sydney’s only 19th Century square rigger (or Tall Ship) and her incredible restoration to full sailing condition was recognised in 2003 by the World Ship Trust’s award of their...more
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Wharf 7 Pirrama Rd Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Like another reviewer we sailed on the James Craig while it was in Hobart for the 2019 Wooden Boat Festival and were equally disappointed that the entire voyage was motoring rather than sailing without a single sail being unfurled. It made a pleasant evening platform...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gill808
SHF_Team, Staff Member at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Gill808, Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to send us this review, we have escalated this with our management team and Ship’s Executive Master. If you could contact us via email at info at shf.org.au with your email address so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had hoped for an exciting experience of how it felt on a 19th-century cargo ship to be tacking seawards downriver under full sail on all 3 masts for an hour or so against the sea breeze, before using the wind to blow us back...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank whydoesoneneedthis
SHF_Team, Staff Member at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello whydoesoneneedthis, Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to send us this review, we have escalated this with our management team and Ship’s Executive Master. If you could contact us via email at info at shf.org.au with your email address so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw this ship by chance as we strolled on Sydney Harbor, as it floated to berth. Quite noticeable, as it stood out among the modern vessels, reminiscent of pirate ships and similar we only see in movies.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank happysong123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Day out an Australia Day for Tall Ships race and other harbour events. Great friendly crew added to a fantastic day.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J3881WEanthonym
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pre booked, and easy to attend given a busy day and quay full of activities. Lovely to have a different view of the Habour Bridge and Opera house. The crew, all volunteers and most worked on the vessel during some point of almost 30 year...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just wonderful. An amazing day. Crew were fantastic, ship was comfortable and roomy, food was really good, wine and beer were well priced. All,round wonderful day and would recommend to everyone

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Suzieq2151
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic way to see the fireworks on NYE, we must have had the best view in the harbour. I booked this after reading reviews from others on previous years. So glad I did as my dream was to visit Sydney to watch the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sanjo349
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ship wlk around is free to Maritime Museum entrants. It is well worth rhe walk through with the guide. They even do ocean trips on it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eaglecadd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the ship at the wharf, and told our daughter about it. My grandfather had sailed such a ship out of Scotland. She booked us a days sailing straight away. The days sailing was a really great experience. It was interesting watching the volunteer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My kids and I did the sunset cruise and had a blast. They let my teenage son help hoist the sail, he was so excited. The views were spectacular and the crew were energetic and fun. I highly recommend this experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Donna Z
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chelle6431
2 December 2018|
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Response from Foodie_Fabulous | Property representative |
Hi Chelle6431, We do not sell spirits on board, only beer, wine and soft drinks as well as complimentary tea and coffee. Kind Regards, SHF Team.
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terisan2018
20 October 2018|
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Response from SHF_Team | Property representative |
Hi Terisa, Thank you for contacting us! We are so looking forward to celebrating this together too! FYI pasting the below from the booking page/terms and conditions: What to wear: Smart Casual dress code. Please wear... More
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chelle6431
16 July 2018|
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Response from SHF_Team | Property representative |
Hi, We move slowly about the harbour as there are many other vessels out on the harbour during the night. However we can’t guarantee that it will not get a little rocky if it hit’s a rough patch. If you have any concerns we... More
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