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

Sydney Harbour Afternoon Tall Ship Discovery Cruise

Enjoy an afternoon sail on Sydney Harbour aboard a historic tall ship from the 1920s. Learn about Sydney’s maritime roots and your ship’s sailing history during a 90-minute cruise that provides close views of iconic sights including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Fort Denison. Get great photo ops and soak up the spectacular scenery. You can even lend the crew a hand by steering the ship and hoisting the sails.


  • Discover Sydney Harbour on an authentic 1920s Tall Ship
  • 1 hour and 30 minute cruise through the waterways
  • Sail past iconic landmarks
  • Become part of the crew for a truly unique experience
  • Commentary about Sydney Harbour highlights and history of the ships
  • Light refreshments

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What You Can Expect

Sydney Harbour Afternoon Tall Ship Discovery Cruise

Sydney Tall Ships

Make your own way to Campbells Cove jetty, located in the Rocks, the historic neighborhood where Sydney began. After boarding your ship, admire the exquisite restoration work that has rejuvenated this old wooden ship, one of only two tall ships that still sail the waters of Sydney Harbour.

Enjoy the sea breeze and waterfront views as your ship sets sail, passing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and gliding by Sydney Opera House. Hear the history of Sydney’s transformation from a sleepy colony town to a modern world-class city, and how the tall ships that once filled the harbor facilitated trade across the oceans.

If you like, tap into your inner sailor and help to raise the sails or take the wheel of the ship. Or simply relax on deck and admire Sydney from the water, snapping photos of Shark Island, Fort Denison and Sydney Harbour National Park. Snack on light refreshments served during your cruise.

Your ship returns you to Campbells Cove at the end of your 90-minute cruise.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Loved it ! Very nice. We also hit the Vivid lights in the harbor, and 2 of our party climbed the mast to the crows nest like a real pirate ! Super.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Wonderful. Relaxing. Fantastic. Great way to see the Harbour, relaxing. Highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

this was a wonderful afternoon, the staff on the boat are very accommodating, and it is something that all the family can enjoy together

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Great views of Sydney Harbour! Superb snacks we'd have loved more of the deep-fried sausages, but they went fast! Plenty of beverages of all varieties and unlimited refills. It was difficult to find the location for the tour, but it's Campbell's Cove Jetty, with a green gate, between the Hyatt Hotel and the Overseas Passenger Terminal. You can walk from the Harbour train station - just follow the boardwalk along to your left, opposite the Opera House, and you'll get there. Benches to sit on while you wait for your ship to come in. -

Ray P

4 star rating: Recommended November 2012

It was a good look at the harbour and the crew were very informative, but because of the lack of wind we could only go under sail for a short while.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2012

Awesome trip. Great views of the harbor and of the Opera House. Worth the money. The staff could have been friendlier.

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2014

An amasing tour. Just slowly ambelling in the harbour. Well organised and run.

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2014

My husband and I recently went out on the afternoon cruise on a very windy day, all was going well until the engine died and they had to anchor, crew did a good job and we ended up being out an extra hour and got to see the city light up which was great. Unfortunately we didn't get to sail as the winds weren't right and the light refreshments aren't very good, a bowl of chorizo's and some spinach and cheese pastries, but an enjoyable trip

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2013

not exactly as exciting as told in the write up, the kids were not involved as said, you had to be careful where you sat on deck as there was grease in spots but the crew were all lovely

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