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Blast off from Circular Quay on a jet boat ride that provides a super-fun 30-minute adrenaline-fueled ride along with a new perspective on Sydney's most iconic waterside sights. Your expert captain slows down to give you a close up look at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and other landmarks, then before zooming off again. Hang on as your jet boat executes 270-degree spins, power slides and other breathtaking maneuvers at high speed. Tours depart throughout the day, every hour.
Manly Snorkel Trip and Nature Walk with Local Guide
Excellent snorkel trip
, Nov 2019
This was an excellent trip. Sam, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic both in the short walk before the dive and the dive itself. She even took photos of us underwater. A beautiful place, made even better by the tour!
Join your choice of a morning or afternoon excursion to Manly to snorkel in the clear calm waters of Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve. Just a short hop from Sydney, see some of Australia's diverse marine life on this guided snorkeling tour. Your expert guide leads your small group of beginning and experienced snorkelers into the water from the beach. With group numbers limited to 10 participants, enjoy customized attention from your guide. Also, take a short guided walk on the headlands for fantastic views of the Northern Beaches.
Experience Sydney Harbour in a unique way: during a 30-minute wild ride on 'Thunder', a jet boat capable of slides, twists, wave riding, and fishtails. Enjoy some sightseeing between tricks with views of Luna Park, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Opera House, Rose Bay and other famous Harbour landmarks.
Cabbage Tree Bay is unique location due to its proximity to Sydney. As a aquatic reserve it hold an astonishing amount of wildlife. From meter long stingrays to tiny seahorses, Cabbage Tree Bay has it all.
As a long time resident of Manly, me and my family have snorkeled the area for many years. We know every corner, cave, and cavern in the Cabbage Tree Bay. In order to have a better relationship and understanding of the wildlife and nature here, we like to bring people on a tour of the bay to educate people on what the ocean has to offer us, so that we can better understand why would want to protect these areas.
So come along with us and experience the wealth that nature has to offer here.
A very exhilarating way to see Sydney Harbor, the coastline cliffs, and dolphins. We were unfortunate not to see whales, but not for lack of trying. Also the boat zips around and we were able to get quite close to everything - I can only imagine how cool it would be to see whales from it! There is a guarantee to ride again if you don't see whales - unfortunately I don't live in Australia but you never know!
This is an awesome way to see whales! We loved being on a smaller boat so that we could see the blows and tails and fun of the whales regardless of which side of the boat they popped up on. Blake is really knowledgeable and makes the speedboat part of it super fun too. He also took a lot of photos and emailed them to us free of charge later that day. This allowed us to really pay attention and be present with the whale watching experience while out on the water. I would do this again in a minute!
Experience a close encounter with humpback whales without having to leave the city on this thrilling 2-hour speedboat tour from Sydney. Hop on-board the city’s fastest commercial ship and blast off across Sydney Harbour, past iconic landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Leave the city behind and speed out into the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll have chance to spot majestic whales swimming and playing in their natural environment.
Port Stephens Day Tour with Dolphin Watching, Sandboarding & Australian Wildlife
wonderful tour guide Peter T
, Jan 2020
I had an excellent day trip with a very caring and funny tour guide Peter T. Everything is on track and I enjoyed all the activities.The only pity part is that I only saw 2 dolphins that day... but even without dolphins, the sea view is so fantastic and definitely worth seeing.
My husband and I went on this excursion yesterday and it was excellent! Not only did John S show us some tricks to navigating Sydney before leaving toward Port Stephens, he explained the history of each area in a way that keeps everyone's interest. The reptile park was fun, but my two highlights of the tour were dolphin watching and sand boarding. (Note that the reptile park does have many native species including koala, not just reptiles!) John S. gave us some food selection and dolphin watching tips which proved to be imperative in maximizing our experiences at Port Stephens. John S. also gave us great food suggestions for Sydney including a great Japanese pub that was one of highlights of our time in the city. We also had a great time sandboarding despite me being a bit afraid of heights. This is an excellent excursion and if you have the chance to do so (especially with John S.), definitely check this out!
I liked this trip. It as been a great guide, who took very good care of us and could teach us a lot of the surrounding. We have been very lucky and saw many dolphines and even a sea turtle. For My personal Feeling, I think the Timing was very tight. We could not even stop for toilettes, but needed to use the Toilette in the Bus and I like rather smaller Groups. We have been 38 People. If you dont mind that, I would give even 4 out of 5 stars.
Enjoy a trip to Australia's North Coast, traveling to Port Stephens and the Stockton Bight Sand Dunes, on a full-day guided tour from Sydney. Check out the wildlife at the Australian Reptile Park, take a dolphin-watching cruise from Nelson Bay, experience 4-wheeling and sandboarding at the sand dunes, and soak up gorgeous scenery all along the route. Accompanied by a guide, enjoy views of kangaroos, koalas, Tasmanian devils, bottlenose dolphins, and other marine life for a memorable outdoors experience on Sydney's doorstep.
Sydney Whale-Watching Cruise Including Lunch or Breakfast
Whale of a time
, Oct 2019
This tour is quite good, as long as you're able to see the whales, which we did. We saw humpback whales frolicking, which was great. They suggest seasickness pills when you check in and that's a great suggestion, because it does get bumpy out there. The only downside was the meal provided. It wasn't very good at all.
Enjoy a whale-watching cruise that begins with a breakfast or barbecue lunch onboard the boat while in the calm waters of Sydney Harbour. After breakfast or lunch, your boat glides past Sydney Head into the Pacific Ocean in search of the humpback and southern right whales that migrate along this coast from May to November. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins as you learn about them from your naturalist guide, who provides fascinating commentary about Australian marine life during your tour.
Explore the world beneath the ocean’s surface in a new way with an underwater scooter. With two hands on the device to steer and the push of a button, the scooter’s powerful motor tows you effortlessly through the water on an aquatic adventure. See colorful marine life with a snorkel, and mask, and move quickly without wearing yourself out. Originally designed for military use, the scooters provide a novel way to move under water.
Learn to scuba dive while traveling in Australia during this beginner course. With a small group of just four people or fewer, you'll enjoy personalized attention from your guide as you learn the basics. All instruction and equipment is included; this course is geared toward absolute beginners.
Discover Sydney’s beloved coastline and marine animals with this 3-hour snorkeling tour. Your experienced guides will lead you to some of the city’s best snorkeling spots. After a brief safety training, you’ll have time to familiarize yourself with your equipment before hitting the water. Dive in and enjoy this unique Sydney experience.
Unleash your inner daredevil with this exhilarating 30-minute jetpack or flyboard experience at Sydney's Central Coast or Penrith. Feel a surge of adrenaline as you blast off from the water and propel yourself up to 45-feet (14-metres) in the air using high-speed water jets. Best of all: full instruction and safety equipment is included, and no experience is necessary, so anyone can give it a go!
This stand-up paddle board tour in Sydney Harbour is perfect for all levels of experience, as the instructor adapts the trip to your own needs. Sydney is a large, bustling city surrounded by beautiful nature, and you’ll get to experience both on this tour, which takes you around the coastline with city views in the background. There are plenty of chances to swim, too.
Experience a different side of Sydney on a kayaking and walking tour of the Northern Beaches area. Morning tours take you out into the beautiful nature, about an hour north of the city. Kayak with your knowledgeable guide through the calm blue waters of Pittwater, swim at a secluded beach, and take a guided bush walk through the Ku-Ring-Gai National Park to Aboriginal Caves.
Travelers looking for a peaceful outdoor excursion just a short drive from Sydney find a near-perfect getaway with this kayak rental adventure, where you can explore the Bayview coastline at your own pace. Just book a convenient time to reserve your kayak, and head to Bayview Marina to pick up your gear. Start with a quick review of kayaking basics, get tips on the best places to paddle, and then head out to sea for your coastal adventure.
Go scuba diving in Sydney on a guided shore dive, where most sites reach a maximum of 60 feet (18 meters) deep. You'll be close to Bare Island, one of Sydney's top diving sites, about five minutes from the dive shop. Suitable for all divers, including open-water divers. Rinsing facilities are available after your dive. Please note, equipment is not included; bring your own or rent at the shop.
Explore the waterways of Sydney’s Middle Harbour by kayak on a self-guided tour where you set your own course. You can paddle to pristine beaches, pass by Garigal National Park, or glimpse the Pacific Ocean through the Heads. Located in Mosman, just 5 miles (8 km) from Sydney, the kayak rental office provides paddling instruction and gear. Use of lockers, showers, and changing rooms is included.
Get up close and personal with Sydney’s iconic harbor on this sea kayak adventure led by a professional photographer. Setting out from Blackwattle Bay, pose for photos in midwater, framed by Sydney Harbour Bridge, then land on rarely visited Goat Island (Memel) and discover its fascinating history as you look for wildlife. Your tour includes all necessary gear, from lifejacket and paddling gloves to water shoes, hat, and even sunscreen.
Whether you’re new to stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) or nervous about getting out on the ocean, gain all the skills you need to get started on a mini adventure with instructor/guide. After introductory training, paddle the scenic beaches, bays, parkland, and sandspits around Bundeena, just south of Sydney—your exact route depends on weather conditions. Leave with a love of a new sport and digital photos to share with your friends.
Discover Sydney’s green side on this 4-hour small-group eco tour and paddle your way around the Middle Harbour on a kayak. Admire the lush scenery as you cruise through the Garigal National Park, learn about the region’s diverse eco-systems from your guide and tuck into a delicious picnic lunch (included) on the beachside. With full instruction and all equipment included, this tour is suitable for all skill levels, including first-timers.
We had a wonderful time on this tour. The departure point was extremely convenient - only an hour train from the Central Station. Daniel met us at the Brooklyn wharf and then took us over to Milsons passage by boat. We kayaked on the beautiful Hawkesbury river, walked in the bushland behind Milson’s passage, and had a great motorboat tour around the river. The landscape is truly stunning and and incredibly serene. Unlike other areas of natural beauty near Sydney (such as palm beach and the Blue Mountain) the area was pristine and calm. You could really get a sense of what the land was like hundreds or even thousands of years ago. Daniel was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and clearly an experienced guide who knew the land well. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a unique adventure in a truly stunning setting within a convenient distance of the CBD.
Come & explore the unspoilt wilderness on Sydney's northern doorstep, just 45 minutes from the CBD - The mighty Lower Hawkesbury. See shipwrecks and waterfalls, hear the Indigenous heritage and settlers’ history – all from our stable and stylish double sit-on top kayaks. The perfect way to experience this incredible Country.
Paddle past the towering sandstone cliffs, and pull in to untouched beaches for a tea or a coffee. Take a short hike to a clifftop lookout with breathtaking views over the meeting of the 3 great waterways: Berowra, Marramarra, and the Hawkesbury.
All food and equipment provided, no experience required. Tea, coffee, and snacks also provided. Kayaking is easy and fun for everyone, we welcome all ages, just bring a sense of adventure!
Come by train: A scenic one hour ride from Central, with trains leaving each way every hour. Or drive a car 45 minutes north from the CBD to Deerubbun Reserve boat ramp. Pick ups also available if you're staying on the river.
Instead of watching Sydney’s harbor from the window of a crowded tourist ferry, take your harbor sightseeing into your own hands with this private speedboat adventure. Take control of a zippy red speedboat and race around the harbor, seeing sights like Fort Denison, the Harbor Bridge and the iconic Sydney Opera House. With an experienced speedboat guide by your side, enjoy the freedom of captaining your own boat without the risk getting lost or losing control.
Plan a birthday party with a difference by opting for a Pittwater kayaking experience. You won’t have to worry if your party hasn’t been kayaking before, as guides will be on hand to fit flotation jackets, give a safety briefing, and lead the group. Enjoy games on the beach, or explore creeks and bays. Conveniently, a tent and a table are provided to set up party food or decorations.
Scuba diving is a unique experience that allows us to explore places that only a handful of people have laid eyes on. 70% of our world is covered by the oceans and as a certified diver, you are able to plunge into a whole new world of adventure, beauty and wonder. From the tiniest of creatures that will fascinate you with their unrivalled beauty to the truly awe inspiring giants of the ocean you will be amazed at the sheer amount of life that is present once you descend below the surface. If you’ve always wanted to scuba dive, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the Open Water Diver Course.
• Designed for beginners, no experience necessary.
• Internationally recognised certification to scuba dive up to 18 metres anywhere in the world.
• Pool training in conducted in a heated pool.
• Maximum 6:1 student to instructor ratio.
Shannon was outstanding. Just the right amount of content, appropriate level of kayak exertion for people of varying abilities. Scenic break for breakfast was beautiful. Would do it again and not change a thing.
During our 28 years on Sydney Harbour, we know all the top spots to visit. We can explore many different locations depending on the conditions and we will do it in style by using beautiful Australian made lightweight sea kayaks (made by Mirage Sea Kayaks).
On our paddle, it is more enjoyable that we cruise at a leisurely pace, therefore you will only need a moderate level of fitness.
You will need to be at least an intermediate or experienced kayaker.
We do not recommend this tour for beginner paddlers.
Beginner paddlers should first start with our Middle Harbour Eco Tour