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James Craig Tall Ship

Wharf 7 Pirrama Rd Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
+61 2 9298 3888
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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 prestigious Maritime Medal. Her restoration cost almost $A30 million and took nearly 40 years to complete after she was rescued from Recherche Bay in far southern Tasmania. This beautiful ship regularly goes to sea with up to 80 passengers and is open for public inspection at her berth at Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. She is also available for charter and for functions. Tall Ship James Craig is looked after by Sydney Heritage Fleet, a community-based non-profit organisation, with the following mission: To build and maintain an internationally recognised centre of excellence in maritime heritage for the benefit of all Australians by presenting through research, acquisition, conservation, restoration, education and operation, our continuing maritime history. The Fleet is funded through donations, membership subscriptions and income from vessel charters and tours. The Fleet’s 1200 strong membership and 450 dedicated volunteer workers restore, operate and maintain the fleet of vintage vessels. In the process they preserve traditional technical methods and skills.
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Wharf 7 Pirrama Rd Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
+61 2 9298 3888
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

This was our second NYE on the James Craig, our first being in 2013, and we never thought that it could have been better. But it was. True, we were blessed with near perfect weather in Sydney which made the night even more special but...More

Thank PJL1952
Vantha S, Membership Communications Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2016

Hi PJL Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! It was our pleasure showing you around on the ship and on the Harbour. Glad we did even better than your first NYE experience! Best wishes

Reviewed 3 January 2016

We did the 4 hour sail. Great crew who were friendly and informative. My 80 year old father loved it as did my 16 year old son. The food was perfect. We got out into open water which was exciting. A relaxing and exhilarating way...More

Thank 155ros
Vantha S, Membership Communications Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2016

Hi Ros Thanks for the review! Our pleasure to have you and your family with us, sailing through Sydney Heads! Warm regards

Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

When we were planning our trip to Sydney we were advised to book a trip on the James Craig for NYE. This was the best piece of advice as it was fantastic. We booked early bird and received a reduction in price. It is expensive...More

Thank Corran9
Vantha S, Membership Communications Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2016

Awrite Corran! Thank you for leaving us a review regarding your Hogmanay experience! We are pleased word of mouth worked well and that we were a memorable highlight of your trip down under. Guid cheerio the nou!

Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

My trip to sydney was tarnished by them. They have no proper system to communicate with its passengers on changes made to boarding or time. Waste my whole day.More

Thank mr_nor
Sophie P, Events Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2015

Hi D N, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Feedback always help us improve our events and we are sorry to hear that you rated our James Craig Tall Ship experience “one out five”. This is definitely not in our standards to deliver such...More

Reviewed 2 December 2015

We went on a full day trip outside the Sydney Harbour Heads. James Craig has been lovely restored and the crew were great, the weather almost perfect. The lack of wind was a slight problem. Fantastic way to sail in Sydney Harbour.

Thank Ian58_12
Reviewed 14 November 2015

The James Craig was docked at Barrangaroo and we paid a Gold Coin to go on it to have a look, one of the best things we have ever done. Entered thinking that this will only take about 1 hour 3 hours later, I think...More

Thank B3685ZKlizs
Reviewed 14 November 2015

I can only right half a review so the time between boarding and sailing past the Sydney Opera House, then once again on the way home once I felt a bit better. When the captain asks if you'd like to take a tablet in case...More

Thank Kenny K
Reviewed 28 October 2015

It was great to see this lovely ship and it makes a great contrast with huge cruise ships moored nearby and Sydney Opera House.

Thank mrscherylsalmon
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Take a trip within the harbour if you can, she is a beautiful ship which had been restored. If you wish they do trips out to sea past the Heads sometimes. A good day to be on board is Australia Day it is great fun...More

Thank ellearedee
Reviewed 16 October 2015

An 1874 Barque rescued in 1972 from rusting away completely this ship has been lovingly restored, Possible Sydney Harbour trips and sometimes "Adventure" sailing may be available.

Thank stretch7250
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24 February 2017|
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Response from Vantha S | Property representative |
Hi Flibbix Thanks for your enquiry. We are not specialised in whale watching tours, although, the Humpback Whale migration passing Sydney takes place between April and December so if we are lucky we may see one or two and... More
Antoinette G
23 August 2016|
Response from Leisa D | Property representative |
Hi Antoinette G, Unfortunately our tickets for this NYE are already sold out - it's one of the most popular events in our calendar year! All information is on our website however and if you wish to go on our waitlist or... More