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Sydney Harbour “Convict” Cruise by Tall Ship

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    • Adults (15+)
    • Children (4-14)
    • Infants (0-3)
    • Cruise Sydney Harbour on an impeccably maintained 1850’s style tall ship
    • Get a unique insight into Sydney’s colourful history
    • A buffet lunch will be offered on board
    • Drinks package including bubbly, wines, local beers and soft drinks
    • Take a guided tour of Goat Island with an expert, engaging guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday


    3 hours

    Start Time


    Meeting Point

    The departure point is either of them mentioned below:

    Make your way to Campbell’s Cove
    Download the Campbell’s Cove map
    Make your way to Ives Steps Wharf
    Download the Ives Steps Wharf map

    Please confirm your exact departure point atleast 24 hours prior the tour departure.

    Ending Point

    Same as the starting point.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Join us for one of the most entertaining experiences available in Sydney! The convict cruise is fun, educational and incredible value for money!

    Your cruise will take you to Goat Island, which has played a pivotal role in Sydney’s history through the years. An expert guide will lead an entertaining and fascinating guided convict history walking tour on the island.

    That’s not all! While on board the traditional vessel you will be treated to a delicious lunch as well as a relaxing cruise around the harbour onboard a magnificent 1850’s style Tall Ship.

    Sit back and take in Sydney’s beautiful harbour vistas whilst sipping on delicious chilled bubbly drink – what could be better?


    Make your way to Campbell’s Cove, the Rocks, to join the Sydney Harbour “Convict” Cruise by Tall Ship.

    Aboard this magnificent tall ship you will spend a morning discovering the sights, sounds and history of Sydney.Sail past the Opera house, fort Denison, under the harbour bridge and enjoy a real sailing experience on a 1850s style tall ship.

    Set sail towards Goat Island where you will disembark to walk in the footsteps of Australia's early convicts. Enjoy a personally guided tour of the island that contains some of Australia's most important and intact convict-built buildings. Your guide will engage you with tales of punishment, deaths and escape whilst you visit sites such as the amazing early 1800s military gun powder magazine, the solders’ barracks complex and Sydney’s oldest Water Police Station. This is an easy 1.5km walk.

    You will also cruise past some of the wealthiest and most prestigious suburbs in Australia and take in the harbour side castles. You will see the most expensive property in the country and also learn about the history of beautiful Kirribilli House and Admiralty House.

    This incredible-value cruise includes an onboard buffet lunch for the duration of the cruise.

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    After the cruise you will return to the Rocks.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Guided tour of Goat Island led by local guide
    • Sailing experience on an authentic tall ship
    • Delicious buffet lunch onboard
    • Drinks package including a glass of bubbly, juices and water (soft drinks, wines & local beers can be purchased directly)
    • Hotel Transfers
  • Please note & Additional info
    * Please note

    Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.

    You will be split into groups for the island tour and you might have to share the harbour cruise with a maximum of two other groups with their own guide.

    Sharp high heels are not permitted on the ship as they damage the decks.

    Life jackets are available on board but you are not required to wear them during the experience.

    The ships are not wheelchair accessible.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.


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