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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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Manly Fast Ferry operates every day between Manly and Circular Quay, during...

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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Loved the quick ride over from Circular Quay and the boys loved standing at the front of the boat. Friendly staff, coming back at the end of peak time was more pressured in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Barb L

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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the quick ride over from Circular Quay and the boys loved standing at the front of the boat. Friendly staff, coming back at the end of peak time was more pressured in exiting but this was well managed by the staff with one ramp for those exiting and another for those entering. The boat was clean and ticket purchases... More 

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Thank Barb L
Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the Many Fast Ferry from Circular Quay to Manly earlier this week. It takes ~15 minutes. Lots of seats and ability to be inside, outside in the shade, or in the sun depending on preference. Great views of the bridge, opera house, and the northern suburbs, lighthouse etc. A great (& cheap ~$7 AUD/one way) to get on... More 

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Thank Cloe B
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We had to be in Manly at a time that didn't suit the slower ferry schedule. The fast ferry is more expensive but is quick and clean. There is some under cover out door seating on the deck upstairs which is great for hot days or light rain. Still the great views of the harbour. We caught the slow ferry... More 

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Thank Guesty2009
Sydney
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The Manly Fast Ferry NYE experience was very disappointing. As we packed in far more people than I had ever seen on these boats we quickly used up all the seats and views of the water and harbour became limited. The boat then cruised at the slowest possible speed through Manly/Balmoral before finally reaching the harbour. When it came time... More 

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Thank Worldtraveller298
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191 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Comfortable way to get to Manly by water. Has limited bar service depending on time of travel. Plenty of seats with god views, shade and shelter. Marginally more expensive than using the standard govt owned ferries - note no Opal Card facility at the time of writing.

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Thank DTG59
Brisbane Region, Australia
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

No customer service: they did not explain why the price paid is different from the price advertised. Never once were we told there would be delays because of the yacht race. Fast, but not transparent.

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Thank grumpym2015
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Have used this service a few times now when needing to get to and from Sydney Central. Boats run on time, always clean, staff are helpful. You can buy tea, coffee and a range of alcohol whilst abroad! Offers AMAZING view of the Opera House and Harbour bridge when arriving.

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Thank Carl E
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

This is quicker than normal ferry also more expensive, if you are in rush, it's a goo choice otherwise no need.

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Thank Sofia_Syd
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

On a short stay in Sydney we bought an Ecohopper pass for the fast ferry in conjunction with a ticket for the Sydney Explorer open top bus which gave a useful saving. The Ecohopper allows you to hop and hop off the fast ferry at any of the six stopping points for up to 24 hours. It was a lovely... More 

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Thank sunseeker2020
Singapore, Singapore
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106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The fast ferry is a high speed catamaran that departs from Circular Quay to Manly about 4 times an hour. It does the journey in about half the time the regular Ferry does and is just about 15% more expensive and less crowded. I would recommend this.

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