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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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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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If you aren't a big fan of ferries, this one is for you. It literally gets you from circular quay to Manly in half the time. Does cost more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Ermington, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The ferry from Circular Quay to Manly is very nice trip ! Which is much cheap by ferry than driving the car across to the manly . When you arrive Manly , don't forget to buy a Comb Ice Cream ! Every time to go to Manly I always buy a ice cream . Because they made it so nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you aren't a big fan of ferries, this one is for you. It literally gets you from circular quay to Manly in half the time. Does cost more.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Most Sydney Siders know this attraction and it's a must with families travelling to Manly. If your a tourist you just have to ride the Fast Ferry. Generally a smooth fast ride with comfortable seating. The view is just spectacular as you dance across the water to your destination. Take snaps, tell your friends - very affordable.

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Le Morne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have stayed in manly, truly an amazing place, on the northern beaches, with the ferry travel from Sydney to Manly.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is the more efficient option, the better one for a leisurely cruise of the Harbour is to take the regular Manly Ferry, an absolute Sydney 'must do' take this option if your primary goal is convenience... Or comfort.

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Richmond
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is easy, fast, affordable, and gets you out of the center of Sydney quickly. What more could you want?

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Why take the public ferry and deal with the hoards of tourists? The FF takes ten minutes less, no tourists, and alcohol.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

fun and fast and takes you to manly can't ask for more.. speedy and efficient service all round.. as always wouldn't hurt to be a little cheaper.. ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

You can take the ferry from Circular Quay. It takes 20 minutes to go to Manly where you -can walk around and spend a few minutes at the beach. While you are o,n the ferry, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the bay, Sydney skyline, the harbor bridge, the opera and the boats.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

For three people it was about 25 AUD to get over to Manly from the Sydney Harbour (one way). It is a quick ride, about 20 minutes. At the time we rode the ferry (early afternoon) it wasn't crowded nor did we have to wait some time.

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Additional Information about Manly Fast Ferry

Address: Circular Quay, Booth 3, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61295831199
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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