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Manly Fast Ferry

Circular Quay, Booth 3, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #72 of 296 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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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Easy to book, fast comfortable and scenic ferry ride to and from Manly- a great way to get out of central Sydney. Only departs every hour so make sure you don't miss it or you'll have to wait another hour!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There's something special about going to work by boat. Maybe it's the sun on the water, the gentle motion of the ocean, or perhaps the lack of stop-start that you get on the bus. Whatever it is, it's much nicer again on the fast ferry than it is on the slow ferry. The slow ferry is full of screaming kids... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If you're planning to visit Manly I definitely recommend using the Manly Fast Ferry service. Tickets can be purchased at the wharves of both Manly and Circular Quay. The services are fast and reliable. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Manly, which is a little bit less than the normal government Manly ferry. Recommended if you want to... More

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Woonona, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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

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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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191 reviews 191 reviews
51 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
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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