• Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Take morning tea or enjoy a barbecue lunch on a 3-hour Sydney Harbour sightseeing and snorkel cruise. Listen to expert narration as your boat glides past key landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Stop for an hour at Shark Island for a swim, snorkel or beach stroll. You'll enjoy premiere views of Sydney's top sights from the water! Snorkeling gear and instruction is included.

Highlights

  • Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruise and optional island swim or snorkel
  • See Sydney from the water while listening to informative commentary on Sydney's urban landmarks and marine life
  • Stop at Shark Island to snorkel, swim or relax on the beach
  • Receive snorkel instruction, gear and towels from your experienced guide
  • Munch on a tasty morning tea or afternoon barbecue lunch while taking in the sights

What You Can Expect

Sydney Harbour Island Cruise With Optional Swim and Snorkel Experience

Sydney Harbour Island Swim and Snorkel Cruise

Set off for Sydney Harbour from King Street Wharf aboard your Sydney sightseeing and snorkel cruise boat, and listen to informative commentary on landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you selected the morning tour, enjoy tea including hot beverages, assorted pastries, biscuits (cookies) and cakes. On an afternoon sightseeing cruise you're treated to a barbecue lunch served on the boat. Wine, beer or other drinks are available for purchase from the licensed bar (own expense). 

Your boat takes you to Shark Island, an idyllic isle located in Sydney Harbour National Park. You'll have approximately one hour to explore the island, including swimming and snorkeling in the pristine waters. Your guide provides snorkel gear and safety instructions, and introduces you to any sea life you might see offshore, including as many as 600 different marine species. If you prefer to stay on land, you can opt to take a stroll on the island. Rest in shady picnic areas and on the beach, find tide pools along the shoreline, and enjoy amazing 360-degree views. Be sure to have your camera handy for some great photos of the Sydney skyline from this island vantage point.

Your 3-hour Sydney Harbour cruise ends with the return to the wharf.

Please note: if weather conditions do not allow landing on Shark Island, you will visit another island in the harbor.

Customer Reviews

Michelle L F

4 star rating: Recommended July 2017

This tour was amazing!

trtank

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better April 2017

The boat ride around the harbour is nice, the food was delicious, and the island itself was absolutely beautiful. Unlike the below reviewer I had no problem getting onto the island. I was not charged the extra 7 after I showed them the voucher I had that included the entrance fee. I also did not have to pay extra for snorkeling gear. However, the snorkeling gear they provided was very dirty so we weren't interested in using it at all. The island itself is not the place to go for snorkeling. I repeat, if you are interested in snorkeling DO NOT GO HERE! There is no place to easily access the water it's all rocks, and the water itself is not clear enough to do any good snorkeling. Even the locals were disappointed in how it was set-up. The views from the island are very pretty, though. So basically if you want some decent food and nice ride around the harbour this is the trip for you. If you're looking for swimming or snorkeling then don't bother.

Anthea T

1 star rating: I do not recommend this March 2017

Let me start by saying that this was my bridal shower.
When I booked this cruise for myself and four of my lovely bridesmaids, I envisioned sun sand and beautiful sea life.
Granted the food was lovely and the staff were quite friendly and apologetic each and everytime an issue arose.
The fee to actually alight from the boat onto shark island was charged at the bar and apparently NOT part of the fees I was charged on booking the cruise despite being stated to be included on both the site AND the printed ticket i was instructed to take along with me. Not wanting to cause an issue we paid it, you now owe me 45. MY ticket and your website quite clrearly state in the inclusions list National park fees
We were then told that we had to HIRE the snorkle equiptment depite this also being listed in the inclusions on my ticket and your website. After already being ripped off once I was not going be ripped off a second time and insisted that we would not be paying that, as it was in the inclusions listed on my ticket.
Both times we got the excuse that those inclusions were meant to have been removed off the website. To advertise something and then not meet that is an issue for Fair Trading and I will be bringing it up with them.
These both led to awkward situations and we were left confused and embarrased but never the less we left the boat to wash off our dissapontment. It wasn't until we had landed and were on the wharf waiting to be instructed where to go to swim that I realised just how disorganised your tour is. There were two beaches available, one that looked nice enough, but had no way to actually get to it without scaling walls, and another which was all rocks. The guy said not to go swimming near the rocks because that's dangerous and then pointed to the other beach which would difficult to climb down to, or get back from.
The island itself was really unkempt, and parts of the paths on the island had basically washed away, so that we had to climb over boulders.
I went for your tour because you had inclusions, like the snorkeling gear, and the national parks cost, I was after something that we did not have to worry about anything during the day, that everything was paid for. I was not expecting to be ferried out into the middle of Sydney Harbour and have extra money extorted out of me. I will be contacting Fair Trading about being charged twice for entrance onto the island, and then your companies attempt to charge me twice for snorkelling gear that was faulty. You would also consider something called a Sydney Harbour Swim and Snorkel Cruise would drop you off somewhere where it was actually possible to easily swim and snorkel.
I do believe in allowing companies to make amends, so I will not be putting my complaint into Fair Trading until next week.

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