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James Craig Tall Ship

Address: Wharf 7 Pirrama Rd Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 9298 3888
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Ranked #51 of 613 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

However, I am a sailor and thought this renovated, ancient Tall Ship was just the best. Do not go for the piece of junk that is not the James Craig, it is something from a water zombie movie. Go authentic with Museum quality boats run by volunteers and even crewed by them. What a day of sailing and watching the... More 

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Nottingham, England
12 reviews 12 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

WOW Thank you trip advisor, if it hadn't been for the reviews I would never have known about the James Craig Tall Ship. I booked NYE 2014 on line back in March last year for 4 of us, we were visiting my son and his girlfriend and this was our treat. We stayed at the Novotel in Darling Harbour so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The Tall Ship James Craig is a restored sailing ship from a bygone era. The rigging is the best feature of this ship, offering a unique perspective to take photos of Sydney harbour. Pictures of the Opera House and Harbour bridge through the rigging offer a different perspective. It was raining when we went, but large parts of the deck... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Having asked around on the best boat to see NYE the James Craig was recommended. I had previously considered the James Craig but the price had put me off. In the end I decided to pay for the tickets and I am so glad I did for the following reasons: Location - We were in a prime spot for the... More 

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44 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

WE are from the UK and after reading reviews on Trip advisor and with the help of Jeremy we decided to book this New years eve Cruise. We booked and paid for it around March! No its not cheap BUT WOW we had the most amazing night. We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage children. There is a... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

So glad I was on this boat on NYE Wow the boat was awesome, staff/waiters were fantastic, food and booze was great. Best spot in the harbour to watch the fireworks This experience is a credit to the staff and management from Sydney Heritage Fleet Can't wait to be back on this boat

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Fantastic way to see the Harbour, great crew, good catering, good to go back in time to a real working sailing vessel, enjoy sea shantys while heaving ho ( but you don't have to) and then to go outside the heads and return - and think this is what it would be like when you first arrive by sea to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

perfect way to start our Christmas party It was a windy day the sea was kinda rough but this ship just cruised through it the mast climb is a real treat and a must do the food it was good cooked well I understand the chorizo was really yum but I was too busy enjoying the views from the mast... More 

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Manly, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Historic, fun and informative, pleasant crew, we had great weather but got a little windy later that day, thank god it didn't rain, otherwise good day out

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Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Had a great day out on the tall ship James Craig yesterday... The ship is in terrific condition after it's recent refit. I sailed out through the heads of Sydney Harbour for the first time, what a thrill!! :) James Craig is largely staffed by a group of passionate & enthusiastic volunteers (for both maintenance and operations)... What a credit... More 

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