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Manly Fast Ferry

Circular Quay, Booth 3, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #75 of 238 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
Owner description: Manly Fast Ferry operates every day between Manly and Circular Quay, during the weekdays off peak...
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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

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Hong Kong, China
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110 reviews 110 reviews
16 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Took the ferry from manly to Darling Harbor. Was a easy way to see the harbor and return to the hotel. Trip took just over an hour with multiple stops.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had an important family birthday lunch booked for Fort Denison and we were relaying on Manly Fast Ferry to get us there. The 11.20 am ferry out of Manly was 45 minutes late and there was no apology or explanation. Coming back was even worse. We were waiting to go back to Manly at 3.42 pm and the ferry... More 

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Manchester
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71 reviews 71 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There isn't a better way to see Sydney than coming back on the ferry. It isn't cheap as a commute, but compared to other attractions in sydney it's a bargain. It is a ferry so don't expect luxury. You might as well get off and look at Manly while you are there but don't plan to spend a long time... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Dreadful services Worst experience in Sydney so far. They are RUDE inconsiderate staff who have no idea about customer service. Awful people

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The last time I went on the Manly Fast Ferry, I was only 13 years old. I had such a great time on it and the staff and the fellow passengers were really friendly. It would have been nice though for some staff to show us how to purchase tickets as some of us had no idea if we were... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It's a 30 minute ride over. Have lunch at Manly Fish Cafe ...5 minute walk... walk around. Have a beer. 30 minute ride back. Sit outside and catch the cool breeze. It's at Pier 3 at the Sydney Harbor Piers. .... and you get to see the views. Lovely afternoon.

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Pasir Ris, null, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Excellent way to travel to Manly Beach with scenic and different view of Opera House and the surrounding areas. Fast and reliable. Not many people when I went there during winter so plenty of seats to choose. Convenient and very breezy.

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Kristiansand, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great and fast way to get to Manley, and to get a ocean view of the iconic Opera House. Great scenic!

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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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