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Sydney Harbour “Convict” Cruise by Tall Ship

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Key Highlights

  • 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

    Cruise departs from Campbell’s Cove, The Rocks. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time
    Download the Campbell’s Cove map
    This cruise departs from Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon, on the following dates:
    Jul - Sep:None
    Oct: 20, 22, 29 and 30
    Nov: 09, 13, 19, 21, 24, 26
    Dec: 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 12, 15, 17, 20, 21, 24, 29 and 30
    Jan: 02, 04, 10, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 22, 23, 27 and 30
    Feb: 02, 03, 04, 05, 09, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 25 and 26
    Mar: 05, 08, 09, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28 and 30
    Apr: 05, 08, 11, 15, 16 and 22
    May - Aug: None
    Sep: 15 and 27
    Oct: 10, 20, 23, 27 and 29
    Nov: 02, 05, 07, 08, 14, 16, 18, 23, 24, 27 and 28
    Dec: 02, 06, 08, 12, 18, 22, 23, 29 and 30
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    Ending Point

    Campbell’s Cove, The Rocks

  • 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?

    Due to the popularity of this tour, it is unavailable for a range of dates in September. If your booking date falls during these dates, we would like to recommend you an alternate tour Click here for more details>>


    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

    Please call the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the cruise to confirm all details.

    You will be split into groups for the island tour however could share the harbour cruise with a maximum of two other groups with their own guide.

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

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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

    These ships are not wheelchair accessible.

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