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Manly Fast Ferry

Circular Quay, Booth 3, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #79 of 297 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Ferries/ Boats
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Woonona, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were staying in Manly and wanted to take the kids on a ferry ride. A friend suggested the fast ferry instead of the slower government run ferry. It was a more expensive but worth it. We had a direct trip from Manly to Watsons Bay and we got a seat upstairs at the front (the kids loved it). Good... More

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We stayed in CBD during our visit to Sydney. To visit our friends in Manly we got a smartcard and loaded cash value on it. one trip was, i think, aud 7 instead of aud 9. the ride to manly takes about 20 min, 10 min. less than on the "normal" ferry. the boats are nice and clean, staff is... More

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ireland
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Travelled out to Manly on the ferry, Loved it & comimg back into Sydney Harbour with all the lights was fantastic!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Had some time to kill as I was in Sydney for work.... a colleague recommended jumping on ferry to manly. . Great recommendation- great views of the harbour and Opera house for 16$.... can't be bad!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Not much to say other than it does as you would expect. It's fast cheap and easy to use. Also has free Wifi. It's regular too but at peak times make sure you leave earlier than needed incase it's full!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

On the official timetable, the fast ferry is 20 minutes compared with the standard ferry at 30 minutes. However, particularly at peak times, the Fast Ferry saves you at least another 5-10 minutes given its far more efficient in docking and boarding/disembarking. Generally it's far less crowded, and there's a bar available with beer, wine and pre-mixed spirits. As with... More

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Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We bought a Eco hopper pass that allowed us to get on and off all day between darling harbour and Manly. The skipper and deckie Sam and Steve I think we're friendly and knowledgable and gave us a great trip Would highly recommend this trip if you want to look around sydney

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Yes the fast ferry from Circular Quay to Manly Wharf costs a little bit more. It was $18.00AU Roundtrip when we visited in June 2014. The great thing about it is that it gets you to Manly much quicker, is less crowded than the regular ferry's, and is very clean. During June there were only about 30 people on the... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My partner and I went on their 2 hour sightseeing cruise - starting from Circular Quay. We were warned by the ticket vendor to advise the crew that we wanted the commentary "otherwise they were inclined to be lazy" and so I mentioned the commentary as we stepped aboard. However, for the first half hour "skipper" spent most of his... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The trip itself cannot be beat: $9 one-way and only 18 minutes. Departures and returns throughout the day. Left from wharf 6. Strangely they didn't even ask for the ticket on our way out there. The views would have been amazing had they bothered to clean the windows!! I suspect it is more of a business transportation than a means... More

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