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Manly Fast Ferry

Circular Quay, Booth 3, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #86 of 294 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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Sydney, Australia
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191 reviews 191 reviews
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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you buy the travel card, each trip is only $7.50, and only takes about 20mins from the time you to get onboard, to the time you disembark. Much faster than the Sydney Ferry, and perfect if you are in a hurry.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Brought the Eco hopper to go to manly from darling harbour. Comfortable seating upstairs - good commentary with a bit of humour. Did three stops on the first day, and as the tickets are 24 hours from when you first used them - squeezed in a trip to circular quay the next morning. Great value for $40. The queue for... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great substantial boat that goes to Manly quickly. Great views on board a do for any tourist. You get to see a lot of Sydney harbour but also the northern beaches

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I took the Whale Watching tour with Manly Fast Ferries last September and can't recommend it highly enough. The staff really know their stuff, with the captain getting us straight out to the whales and the deck-hand Angus keeping us all informed and amused with his chatty conversation and in-depth knowledge of these amazing creatures. The highlight was seeing a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Used to have to use the ferry to get to work every morning going under harbour bridge and seeing the opera house every morning as the sun comes up. Memories I will never forget.

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