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Sydney Harbour Cruises

By Viator, June 2014

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Sydney Harbour is one of the world’s most famous natural harbours, due, in large part, to its great beauty and excellent proximity to the excitement of big city living. 240 kilometers of shoreline encompass approximately 54 square kilometers of water, making for expansive coastlines, stunning cityscapes, and ripe beach exploration for the visitor. Cruising the harbor and ferry-hopping are popular activities as many are themed, all are exciting, and all allow their guests the chance to view the many attractions encircling the waterway.

What to know
The hub of Sydney Harbour is Circular Quay, the main ferry terminus situated at the bottom of the Central Business District. This was the original founding site of both Sydney and Australia, and from here, most tours begin.

Short on Time
On a tight schedule? Want a taste, but not spend the day cruising the harbour? Perhaps the Harbour Highlights would suit you. This 1.5 hour cruise departs at 5 different times during the day, and hits major points of interest such as Sydney Opera House, Point Piper, and Darling Harbour, while hearing exclusive commentary along the way.

Romantic Cruises
Sydney Harbour is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. A sunset cruise over the pellucid blue waters is guaranteed to impress. Approximately an hour and a half, expect the beauty of an Australian sunset, champagne, and a fine meal while getting a view of the excitement held in Australia’s most famous waterway. For an additional thrill, a twilight dinner cruise aboard a historic tall ship is a unique opportunity. Be sharp, however, and book in advance; this cruise sets sail only once a month.

Dinner Cruises
There’s no doubt, the Sydney Opera House is the most iconic symbol of Sydney. The architecture is masterful, the façade stunning, the inside stage home to some of the most culturally significant acts currently touring the globe. If you want all things Sydney Opera House, consider the Opera House, Dinner Cruise, and Ballet package. On this all day event, you’ll see the most of the harbour, get an insider’s tour of the Sydney Opera House, dine on a two-course meal back on the water, and see the Australian Ballet perform at the venue you just learned so much about.

See It All Cruises
Say you just have a day, you want to see the finest points of the city, yet the harbour is still on the mind. Why not do both? Ultimate Sydney guides you through some of the most poignant districts of Sydney on foot, then by vehicle, then by 38ft. sailing yacht. The Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip is another intimate option, where a small group embarks on a 5 hour cruise under bridges and through quays, allowing you to snap photographs of Sydney’s most iconic trademarks.

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Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 308 Reviews

Book a table for a Sydney Harbour dinner cruise aboard the MV Sydney 2000, the most prestigious dinner cruise in Sydney. The choice is yours whether you embark ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.43
$132.39 Save $52.96

Sydney Pass: SEA LIFE Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Harbour Cruise, and Madame Tussauds

4.5 star rating: Recommended 140 Reviews

Experience Sydney within one pass! This ticket includes entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - the largest aquarium in Australia, a sightseeing cruise on ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: At leisure

From USD $101.49

Sydney Showboats Cabaret Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 124 Reviews

Experience a magical night on a Sydney Harbour showboat dinner cruise with live performances by a talented cast of dancers, singers and magicians, all dressed ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $104.77

Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise Including Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

Enjoy Sydney sightseeing, a BBQ lunch and whale watching on the ultimate Sydney Harbour cruise. Relax while you see the sights of Sydney from the water as you ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.96

Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Twilight Dinner Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 63 Reviews

Experience the magic of Sydney Harbour at twilight on board an authentic tall ship. As you sail past Sydney's most iconic sights including the Sydney Opera ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.72
$94.29 Save $28.57

Sydney Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Harbor Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 74 Reviews

Combine two great Sydney experiences into one with a hop-on hop off Sydney Harbour cruise and a hop-on hop-off city bus tour. With your 24-hour passes -- one ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $61.91

Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 197 Reviews

Cruise Sydney Harbour and watch Sydney light up on an early-dinner sunset cruise aboard the luxurious MV Sydney 2000, the most prestigious cruising restaurant ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $80.96

Sydney Harbour Coffee Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 93 Reviews

Take a morning or afternoon cruise on Sydney Harbour and you'll soon see why this comprehensive tour is so popular. The cruise includes a light morning or ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.38

4-Day Sydney Tour: City Sightseeing, Sydney Harbour Cruise and the Blue Mountains

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

You’ve got Sydney covered on a four-day city stay that includes lots of free time so you can explore the city at your leisure. See the Sydney Opera House, ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $757.20

Sydney Harbour Top Deck Lunch Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 61 Reviews

Cruise aboard Sydney Harbour on Sydney's flagship MV Sydney 2000. Enjoy stunning views of Sydney Harbour from the upper deck with optional guranteed window ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.34

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