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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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Always the best ferry ride out too Manly so much to see on trip and some times sea life. Usually gets full so need to give yourself plenty of time to wait to get on earlier the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
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Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Always the best ferry ride out too Manly so much to see on trip and some times sea life. Usually gets full so need to give yourself plenty of time to wait to get on earlier the better

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

With international and local friends, we decided not to take out our own boat out on NYE so we could enjoy the night while someone else 'drives'. Their website imbued a relaxed trip with an opportunity to 'enjoy a picnic' as the boat would be anchored in a sheltered cove in the line of the fireworks. With a healthy respect... More 

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Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We took the Fast Ferry to Manly on a rainy day. It is fast and very comfortable. I don't know that it was worth the extra money over the regular ferry. When you get to Manly, stop in the tourist office very helpful. The walk to Manly Beach is easy, but spoiled a bit by all of the tee shirt/souvenir... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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59 helpful votes 59 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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england
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23 helpful votes 23 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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20 helpful votes 20 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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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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