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Rosman Ferries History Harbour Cruise

Commissioner's Steps, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
02 9955 3458
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Ranked #152 of 331 Activities in Sydney
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: History on the Harbour with Rosman Ferries.Discover the traditions of Sydney Harbour and its rich and colourful history on board a beautiful, historic Rosman ferry. Sit back, relax and soak up the spectacular scenery of Sydney’s waterways while your tour guide takes you on a journey through the vibrant port’s chronicles. Hear tales of times before European settlement, convict skullduggery and mischief and the painstaking construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, while cruising past Sydney Harbour’s famous icons.

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Southport, England, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
23 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

great option for news years eve, with BYO drinks and food it kept the cost down for us, as most cruises with food are over $500 with more than 4 of us we got tickets for $250, they didn't over cramp the boat which was great there was a DJ on board, and we got to take it in turns... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

After a pleasant dinner out in the Sydney suburb of Neutral Bay, take the great value ride on Sydney ferries from Neutral Bay Wharf, back to Circular Quay in the heart of downtown Sydney. The service runs until 1030pm, and at around AUD6.50 is a bargain. Primarily, it is the WOW! factor you get as the little ferry makes its... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

After confirming with Rosman Ferries that to go on ferry only required turning up at 12.45pm at the Commissioners Steps in Circular Quay, my partner and I did this and joined about 14 other groups of couples and excited families on Sunday afternoon 11th of March. By 1pm, kids were beginning to get restless and with no ferry in sight,... More

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Kermandie, Public Relations Manager at Rosman Ferries History Harbour Cruise, responded to this review

Rosman Ferries doesn’t run historic cruises anymore. We have new public cruises : -Happy Hour Cruise on the First Friday of the Month at 5.30pm from Circular Quay (Commissioner Steps). The two hour cruise includes live entertainment and a complimentary drink for each passenger. -Family Brunch Cruise on the Last Sunday of the Month at 10.30am from Circular Quay (Commissioner... More

Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Informative and entertaining commentary, even though it was not the regular guide but one of the captains instead. Interesting insights into the many aspects of Sydney harbour that even us locals didn't know about. The 90 minute trip took in the historic Rocks area, moving onto the gorgeous Sydney waterfront suburbs with their impressive real estate, and bypassed the many... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

What a great history of the harbour cruise. I would recommend this cruise to tourists and locals alike. I was impressed by the friendly staff and their knowledge of the harbour.

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

On holidays with family and friends to Australia and booked the Rosman Ferries History Harbour Cruise. No problem with booking online prior to our arrival to Australia. Great communication with the company prior to the tour. On board, we were offered soda/water and cookies to snack on. The Guide provided excellent information. A great introduction to our stay in Sydney... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

A group of six nearly young folk had the lovliest afternoon on Sydney Harbour in November 2011. The regular tour guide was unavailabel and so we had the benefit of one of Rosman's most experienced captains take us on our tour. His knowledge of the harbour and many many entertaining anecdotes made for a most enjoyable afternoon. The ferry was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

We've lived in Sydney for years, and we had never took a harbour cruise. We saw the historic cruise on a deal website and thought it would be a great opportunity to see the harbour. It ended up being a great deal! We thoroughly enjoyed the Rosman Historic Harbour Cruise. The staff was very knowledgeable about the harbour's history. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

We took the 90 historic cruise and it was excellent! It was so informative and enjoyable. The host was well informed and kept everyone engaged with his information and sense of humour. It's wonderful to be shown around our city by someone who really loves the harbour and its history. Friendly, relaxed and very interesting. HIghly recommended for visitors and... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

I booked this History Harbour Cruise for my Mum's 90th birthday. We had a lovely day on the harbour and the perfect weather meant Sydney Harbour was at her very best. The host, Kurt, gave a very interesting and informative explanation of all the major attractions and was very generous helping my fragile Mum on and off the ferry. I'd... More

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