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  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Discover Sydney’s colorful convict history and take in the sites of Sydney Harbour aboard an authentic tall ship. Travel to Goat Island, where you'll learn about Australia's convict history on a guided walking tour before returning to the tall ship for lunch and a 1.5 hour cruise on Sydney Harbour.


  • Sydney Harbour Cruise on board an authentic tall ship
  • Guided Goat Island walking tour
  • Learn about Australia’s convict history
  • See the harbor-side mansions of Sydney’s rich and famous
  • Unique photo opportunities of the Harbour Bridge and famed Sydney Opera House
  • Cold buffet lunch served on board the tall ship whilst setting sail on the harbour

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This package is an awesome value -- a guided tour, cruise around Sydney Harbour on an authentic tall ship, lunch and drinks are all included. On Goat Island, you learn about a fascinating part of Sydney's history, and the views of Sydney Harbour Bridge are superb.

What You Can Expect

Sydney Harbour Cruise and Goat Island Walking Tour

Goat Island Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Cruise

Board your Sydney Harbour tall ship, the Southern Swan at Campbell’s Cove, in Sydney’s historical Rocks district. While cruising to Goat Island, see Sydney's palatial harbor-side homes and learn about the history of some of Sydney Harbour’s landmarks like Kirribilli House, Fort Denison and Admiralty House. You’ll also enjoy the views of two world-famous attractions, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Goat Island, which has restricted, limited access, is the largest of the islands in Sydney Harbour. Over the years, Goat Island has served as a quarry, convict stockade, explosives store, police station and fire station. Today the island forms part of the Sydney Harbour National Park.

On a 1-mile (1.5-km) guided walking tour, learn about Goat Island’s colorful past and visit some of Australia's most important and intact convict-built structures. Take in the historic surroundings, and visit the early-1800s military gun-powder magazine, the soldiers’ barracks complex and Sydney’s oldest water police station. You’ll learn what convict life was like on Goat Island, from their punishments to their cramped sleeping quarters and food.

After your guided walking tour receive a complimentary drink before re-boarding the tall ship. Then it’s time to relax and enjoy a cold buffet feast with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine! As you eat, enjoy the surrounding views of Sydney Harbour before returning back to Campbell's Cove.

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Sample Menu:


• Grilled Chorizo Slices (GF)
• Spinach and Feta Cheese Puff Pastry Triangles (V)

Main Buffet:
• Chicken Skewers with Satay Nuts
• Vegetable Skewers (V) (GF)
• Rice Salad (V) (GF)
• Greek Salad (V) (GF)

• Chocolate Brownies
• Cheese and Crackers (V) (GF)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Beautiful day on the harbor. Our guide was very informative. Crew was excellent, lots of liquid refreshments and we were kept fed the whole time. Would definitely recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The tour was amazing, however there needs to be better communication with passengers. Our departure point was changed but there was no signage at the old spot.

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