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Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Harbour Experience : Thurs to Sun

    Rocket Sightseeing : Wed to Sun

  • Duration

    Harbour Experience: 90 minutes

    Rocket Sightseeing: 80 minutes

  • Start time

    Harbour Experience : 1.30pm and 2pm

    Rocket Sightseeing : Between 9am to 5pm

    Please reach 30 minutes prior to the start time.

    Please check the Useful Downloads section for the detailed timetable.

  • Meeting Point

    Harbour Experience : Make your way to Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1 or Circular Quay Wharf 6

    Rocket Sightseeing : Make your way to Circular Quay Wharf 6

  • Ending Point

    Same as start point

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a leisurely Sydney cruise and choose from an 80 or 90-minute single circuit of the Harbour
  • Choose from the Harbour Experience aboard premier sightseeing fleet OR Rocket Sightseeing aboard our red rocket catamarans
  • Disover iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
  • Admire the beaches, parks and bays of Sydney
  • Our sightseeing cruises are world-famous, with a wealth of awards and millions of happy customers
  • Enjoy a choice of indoor and outdoor seating
  • Free WiFi onboard to instantly post your vacay pictures


Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Main Harbour foreshore on the 90-minute Harbour Experience!

The perfect way to relax after a morning’s sightseeing - See all of the harbour’s best-known landmarks: the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, and more. Cruises are fully narrated and also stop at Darling Harbour for a visit to Sydney Aquarium (admission not included in the price).

For your Sydney highlights cruise board the vessel at No. 6 Jetty, Circular Quay or Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1.

Sit back and take in the stunning views and notable city sights that the Sydney harbour has to offer, such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge! On board narration will provide fascinating insights into the sites you are seeing.

The boat will stop at Darling Harbour where those who wish to can visit the Sydney Aquarium.

After the cruise you will be dropped at Circular Quay, refreshed and ready to continue your day in Sydney as you wish!

You can also opt for the Rocket Sightseeing option and enjoy an express ride on a red rocket catamaran for a full circuit of Sydney Harbour all the way to Manly and back.

The following are included in the Rocket sightseeing experience:

  • Approx. one 80-minute round trip onboard the official Sydney Harbour Explorer stopping briefly at Taronga Zoo, Shark Island, Watsons Bay, Manly, Circular Quay/Opera House and Darling Harbour
  • Family Bonus - one child free with every paying adult
  • Choice of indoor and outdoor open seating
  • Fully flexible ticket valid on any departure throughout the day
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi to post your magical moments


  • Harbour Experience (if option selected):
  • 90-minute cruise of Sydney Harbour
  • Comprehensive prerecorded commentary
  • Choice of indoor and outdoor open seating (with both options)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi to post your magical moments (with both options)
  • Flexible boarding - up to 4 departures from 12 pm to 2 pm
  • Light snacks and drinks available for purchase onboard
  • Rocket sightseeing (if option selected):
  • 80-minute cruise with important stops
  • Fully flexible ticket valid on any departure throughout the day


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Meals

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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 30 minutes early to sailing to collect your boarding pass.

Boarding commences approximately 15 minutes prior to the sailing time.

The tour operator reserves the right to change the timetable, and vessels and increase fares without prior notice.

Fully paid guests will be protected at their booked rate, except for fuel surcharges, government taxes or other surcharges.

A certificate of fitness of travel issued by a doctor is required for passengers over 79 years of age and passengers with limited mobility.

The tour is not suitable for infants, we're afraid.

We recommend using your Rocket Sightseeing ticket, which is a single round-trip loop of the Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer starting and finishing at Circular Quay, at the above times. This vessel stops briefly at a number of destinations along the way. Guests may decide to disembark at any point, however, once you disembark the vessel, your ticket is considered complete. Should you wish to re-join the vessel an additional return ferry fare will apply.

Guests may also choose to use their Rocket Sightseeing ticket on our mid-week commuter rocket ferries for a round trip between Circular Quay and Watsons Bay if they so prefer. 

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