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Manly Fast Ferry

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Address: Circular Quay, Booth 3, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61295831199
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Manly Fast Ferry operates every day between Manly and Circular Quay...
Manly Fast Ferry operates every day between Manly and Circular Quay, during the weekdays off peak and on weekends we operate the Manly Flyer tourist service between Circular Quay, Manly and Darling Harbour.A 24 hour Jump on Jump Off ticket is available including harbour sightseeing commentary
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Fast--20 odd minutes. Every half/hour or so. Not cheap, not that expensive. Get a quick view of the harbor and skyline. The skyline and harbor are worth the ticket! Manly is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Malibu, California
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Malibu, California
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415 reviews 415 reviews
108 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Fast--20 odd minutes. Every half/hour or so. Not cheap, not that expensive. Get a quick view of the harbor and skyline. The skyline and harbor are worth the ticket! Manly is a cool lil beach town. Got to love it too. Yeah, I'm glad I tried the fast ferry although it's less working man and more tourist simply due to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Went on this ferry service to manly, it was fast and efficient. Staff were friendly. There was free wifi on board (that was also fast). It was also great value. Will be going on this again today.

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the Netherlands
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30 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Thanks for the service it made our trip to Sydney complete. Scedules were clear, personel were friendly, and there were spectulair views from the deck to opera house, harbour bridge and the complete city scenery. We made the most beutiful pictures from your vessels. It was very convienient.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Staying in Sydney and was stranded on Taronga Island due to a bomb scare in Circular Quays, our boAt couldn't make it to the Island, Manly Ferry guy explained all this to us but when we asked if we could therefore travel with him to anywhere to get off the island he refused as our ticket was with a different... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A friend was told to use the fast ferry service and waited to board. Upon trying to board a staff member said to her "can you get out of that?" On being told no (she is a paraplegic), he said he is not having that on board. She left humiliated after having been spoken to very rudely. Ironically her wheelchair... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The ferries are a great way to get about and Manly being so far, on the fast ferry you are there in no time. Clean, friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's a ferry. It's fast (20 mins). Goes between Circular Quay and Manly. It has 2 floors - lower indoor deck, upper outdoor deck. All fine and efficient, except for when large crowds wanted to come back to Sydney, we left a little late to accommodate the drunk kids. Other than that - does what you need it to do!

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Sydney, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I most often take the Fast Ferry when I'm going to the CBD early evening. Enjoy the quicker trip: not much more expensive counter-peak and can have a beer if you want. Occasionally take with family when running late. Oddly feels less scenic than the classic Manly Ferry

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Hong Kong, China
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111 reviews 111 reviews
16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Took the ferry from manly to Darling Harbor. Was a easy way to see the harbor and return to the hotel. Trip took just over an hour with multiple stops.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had an important family birthday lunch booked for Fort Denison and we were relaying on Manly Fast Ferry to get us there. The 11.20 am ferry out of Manly was 45 minutes late and there was no apology or explanation. Coming back was even worse. We were waiting to go back to Manly at 3.42 pm and the ferry... More 

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