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  • Location:Sydney, Australia
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

Enjoy an exhilarating 5-hour sailing cruise on Sydney Harbour aboard a luxury yacht with an experienced captain. Take in stunning views of Sydney's waterside landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Mrs Macquaries Chair, Fort Denison, Watsons Bay, Sydney Heads and more. Anchor in a secluded bay in Sydney Harbour National Park with time for beach walks, swimming, snorkeling and a delicious lunch with Australian wine and beer. This small-group tour is limited to eight people, ensuring a personalized experience with your knowledgeable captain.


  • 5-hour Sydney Harbour small-group luxury yacht cruise
  • Explore Sydney Harbour and learn about Sydney's history and lifestyle from your informative captain
  • Savor a tasty lunch accompanied by Australian beer and wine
  • Get fantastic photo ops of Sydney Harbour icons
  • Have time to swim, snorkel, go fishing, or relax on the beach and boat
  • Includes use of equipment for fishing and snorkeling, including towels
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight ensures customized attention from your captain

What You Can Expect

Sydney Harbour Luxury Sailing Trip including Lunch

Sailing on Sydney Habor

In the morning, make your own way to Darling Harbour to meet your 40-foot (12-meter) luxury cruising yacht. Your captain welcomes you aboard and provides a safety briefing before you sets off under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Keep your camera handy for great photo ops of the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Rocks, where the British colonists first established the colony. Then sail past Farm Cove, Mrs Macquaries Chair and Fort Denison, where convict prisoners were kept in rough conditions during colonial times.

Glide through Rushcutters Bay, passing a marina where majestic yachts are moored — many of them compete in the renowned Sydney-to-Hobart sailing race. Turn towards Sydney's exclusive eastern suburbs and view sprawling waterside mansions, then sail into Watsons Bay where your captain points out legendary restaurant Doyle's on the Beach, and the harbor’s official clothing-optional beach at Lady Bay.

Cross the entrance to the harbor to view Sydney Heads and gaze at the Pacific Ocean, then head into a protected bay in Sydney Harbour National Park. Drop anchor at gorgeous Store Beach and enjoy more than an hour there to relax and have lunch. You might take a swim, go snorkeling, try fishing, or stroll along the beach before lunch is served on board the boat. Lunch includes dishes with seafood, chicken, salads, fruit and dessert, accompanied by Australian beer or wine and soft drinks.

Throughout the cruise, your captain provides informative commentary on Sydney's history and sights. Your boat comes fully equipped with a spacious dining and lounge area, comfortable interior cabin and exterior decks, shower and toilet facilities, and safety equipment.

In the early afternoon head back to Darling Harbour, soaking up the sun and fresh air before returning to your starting point to end your 5-hour sailing cruise.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing! Good friendly tour great way to see Sydney via the water. Food was amazing well put together package.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Great trip, made to feel very welcome, collected at hotel. Very informative cruise, lovely food and wine. The weather was a bit windy and at times quite hairy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2012

Great way to see the harbour and enjoy your day. Great lunch and good wine. Really enjoyed the sail.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

Fantastic day, beautiful yacht, great food and knowledgeable skipper!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2011

Outstanding trip. Our skipper Colin was fantastic - very knowledgeable. A great way to see the harbour and enjoy an excellent lunch on board.

Terry H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2010

The day peaceful and the host informed us on the historical sites and the meal was beautiful. He even catered for me not liking seafood.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2010

Very enjoyable. Tour took us throughout the harbor from Darling Harbour to the Heads, including most of the bays in between. Captain was very knowledgeable of the area with many interesting facts. Lunch was excellent. Sailboat was in excellent conditions with modern conveniences. Highly recommend.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

Very good! Got great views and the captain was very knowledgable! Food was a bit of a let down but I'd do it again...

Charlotte W
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

Fab day out, excellent!!
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