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Sail around Sydney on the impeccably restored ‘James Craig’ — an authentic square-rigged ship that offers sailing tours only twice per month. Morning tea, picnic lunch and afternoon tea are all included during your cruise, which details fascinating stories from your ship's history and Sydney's maritime past. Embark on a lovely route around Sydney Harbour that goes past Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House before venturing into the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. Choose to sail for four or six hours on this must-do Sydney experience.


  • 4- or 6-hour tall ship sailing adventure on board the James Craig
  • Sail around Sydney Harbour and beneath the iconic Harbour Bridge
  • Pass top Sydney attractions like Fort Denison, Garden Island and Watsons Bay
  • Help the crew hoist the ship's sails
  • Enjoy morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea while on board
  • Sail out of Sydney Heads and on the open Pacific Ocean while enjoying entertaining commentary from the crew

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What You Can Expect

Sydney’s Tall Ship Sailing Adventure on James Craig

James Craig Sailing Adventure

Make your own way to Pyrmont to board the James Craig for your 4- or 6-hour tall ship sailing tour.

Set sail on the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour, passing top sites such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison and Shark Island as your captain shares informative commentary about these landmarks. You'll also hear tales about the much-loved ship, a classic square-rigger that was originally built in the late 19th century to carry cargo on the world's major ocean trade routes.

Cruise past Australia’s oldest fishing village, Watsons Bay, then venture out of the mouth of the harbor at Sydney Heads to sail on the open ocean. Watch the ship's crew set the sails and feel free to lend a hand if you'd like to participate in sailing the tall ship. Alternatively, sit back and soak up the gorgeous scenery of Sydney Harbour and the Pacific Ocean before returning to Pyrmont at the end of your tour.

Your cruise includes morning and afternoon tea, and a tasty picnic lunch, all served on your vessel while under sail. Additional drinks are available for purchase from the onboard bar.

Customer Reviews

Clarence W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This was one of the highlights of our time in Australia. We were offered Dramamine, but didn't think we'd need, it so we passed. Next time we'll take it! The crew was amazing and the musicians added to the atmosphere. Passengers could participate as little or as much in the ship's activities as they wanted.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

anyone who likes the sea and sailing ships should do this trip, stunning !

Jason M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Fantastic, Highly recommended. First class all the way. Would not think twice about doing this again.

Richard P United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great experience. Best way to see the entire harbor.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

An Amazing experience....all aussies should experience this once in their lifetime at least...courteous friendly staff....loved the singalong,pity a few more did not participate

Elizabeth S

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in the running of the ship. Good food; a wonderful crew of volunteers. A great day out!

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