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I really loved goat island and the ship to and back was fantastic ......5 stars plus
Fabulous experience! Great fun to be on the tall ship, informative guide for the tour and a delicious lunch.
Goat Island was a treat, would recommend to all
We had a wonderfu time. The tour guide Colin was outstanding and very informative. He had lots of history and trivia about Goat Island. The lunch was fine also.
We loved the tall ship cruise to Goat Island!!.... The crew we're fantastic, the island was interesting and the food and service we're great. Terrific value (in August)... We will do the twilight cruise wen next in Sydney..,.
Highly recommended... interesting piece of Sydney's history. Goat Island was good, but what made this experience great was being on a tall ship and the depth of knowledge of our wonderful guide Esther. She was also hilarious and very witty. Excellent value for money.
i bought the tour as a present for my husband for his birthday and we had a wonderful day. The tour guide (I can't remember his name) was excellent and made the history of Goat Island come alive. The food was better than my expectations and cruising around the Harbour on a lovely autumn day whilst we had lunch was a perfect experience .
Fantastic cruise and tour! Goat Island was very interesting and our guide was excellent!!
My Sister Dee and I have to say our experience of the Sydney Harbour Cruise and Goat Island Walking Tour was most enjoyable. The Captain of the boat, Guides and Bar staff were great. The food and drinks on the Island along with the guided tour was excellent. Money well spent. Thank you!!!
Viator has done it again. I have used them quite often and have never been let down and this trip to Goat Island was no exception. The weather was great, the ferry trip most pleasant, especially the round the harbour tour on the way back and the meal tasty and plentifull. It was a pleasant unhurried walk and our guide was cheerfull, informative and obliging to all ages and abilities, including as two quite young grandchildren. The history of the Island was well narrated and the views were superb. I would reccomend this tour to any visitors to Australia, if only for the views, as well as Sydneysiders just wanting to catch up on the history of the early settlement of Sydney Harbour. A most enjoyable experience.
The tour of Goat Island was very informative and interesting and hard to believe so much history is there, untouched in our harbour. The Ferry was very old and probably could do with an interior makeover, and lunch was a bit disappointing....... But plenty of Champagne !!!!!!
Tour of Goat Island was very good. A more structured commentary of the Sydney habor sights would have made that portion of the trip better. Commentary was limited to the island guides pointing out highlights. If you were not near a guide on the boat, you did not hear anything about the habor.
Interesting walking tour of Goat Island's convict and more recent history. Cruise around Sydney Harbour for lunch is relaxing.
The tour started on a bleak overcast Sydney morning aboard a "pirate" ship (without the pirates who were gearing up for the next tour). The tour was interesting and worthwhile. I enjoyed walking through the sometimes precarious rookery the gulls made along one part of the walk. I had never seen gull chicks before and I enjoyed that until a mum or dad gull swooped me. My umbrella came in handy there. The tragic history surrounding our early settlement of Sydney was brought home as we walked around Goat Island. It is something we should remember as without the early settlers, convicts and free alike we would not be able to enjoy such a wonderful city like Sydney and our country.
Chris G Australia
Excellent trip, especially if you're a visitor to Sydney and /or interested in some of Sydney's history. On a boat with great views of the western end of the harbour, (from Goat Is to Fort Dennison) a glass or two of wine and a good lunch coupled with a really interesting tour of Goat Island - a great way to spend a day in Sydney.
We were early and felt a little confused on where to find the boat - made sense a little later when the tall ship arrived, however. Bit crowded, but we got a good seat so it was still enjoyable. Pretty good service from friendly staff. Very knowledgeable guide once we got out to the island. Really not that much to see on Goat Island, but Brendan did a good job explaining an interesting piece of Sydney's history. Do wish they would have told us that our vessel was leaving while we were at the island, as we had left personal items onboard. It returned to pick us up with our items intact, but would have been nice to know their plan. Would have been nice if the main sail had been up as well - might have just ended up in the way, but also might have provided a little shade.
Lovely trip on a tall ship around Sydney harbour with a visit to Goat Island and lunch included. The crew on the ship worked very hard and our guide Brendan was excellent.
Was a fabulous experience, however, we left late which meant we overlapped with following tour and also made our tour of Goat Isl. shorter and hurried. Aslo I was at the end of the que and there was no food left eg potato salad etc! When I enquired I was told "Sorry we don't have any more!" Disappointing. The Harbour Cruise was wonderful and a glass of champagne made it better.
Goat Island was very interesting but lunch and the ferry boat could use some updating.
Goat Island was interesting but was far too long and seemed to drag on.
I would have preferred and expected the tall sails like in the advertising to have the sails out.
Would of liked more time sailing around the Harbour as a sightseeing trip as I was expecting by the advertising.
Did enjoy the ship and drinks
We had small children in our group and had to sit in sun on ship as the shaded area was over crowded.
The weather was beautiful and sunny which made the Harbour cruise relaxing overall.
Booked a tall ship, goat island walk and lunch cruise. Arrived to find the tall ship wasn't there (old ferry instead), goat island wasn't on the agenda and the time had been changed from 10 am to 1 pm. They only told us about the time change... as we were only n town for the weekend the offers of tall ship vouchers for another day were not acceptable. Not happy...
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