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James Craig Tall Ship

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Address: Wharf 7 Pirrama Rd Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9298 3888
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Australia Day on board the James Craig

What a fantastic experience ! My husband and I were extremely impressed with the whole organisation. The ship is beautifully maintained, all the volunteer crew without exception... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LizzyJ36
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Greater Sydney, Australia

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic experience ! My husband and I were extremely impressed with the whole organisation. The ship is beautifully maintained, all the volunteer crew without exception were a delight: cheerful , helpful, knowledgeable and quite evidently loved what they did. Sailing around the harbour with the hundreds of other boats on Australia Day was exciting, and we really didn't... More 

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Vantha S, Membership Communications & Database Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi LizzyJ36 Thank you for visiting us and every little bird spreading the word out, even on the other side of the world, is very much appreciated! It was our pleasure to show you around on the Harbour and on the ship! Cheers More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great day out on the harbour for Australia Day on the James Craig. Amazing restoration of a 140 year old ship, and the volunteers that are the crew do an amazing job. Will definitely be doing a full day cruise on the ship in the next twelve months. The only let down was that we had to get... More 

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Leisa D, Event Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi Robert M, Thanks so much for writing us a review! We are certainly very proud of our ship and love to show her off! Our crew are fantastic and do such an amazing job - as you're aware they're all volunteers! We look forward to seeing you again for our day sail adventure! Best wishes. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The James Craig enabled us to have the best view on the best harbour in the world for all the Australia Day activities. There was a ferry race, fly pasts from planes and our own tall ships race where we thrashed the opposition. All the crew were friendly and the ship is beautifully restored. The weather was perfect for us.... More 

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Leisa D, Event Coordiantor at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi Sue R, We really appreciate the time you've taken to write us a review! The events that take place on the harbour on Australia Day are truly spectacular and even more special when you're able to be apart of it! Best wishes and we hope to see you again in the future. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was invited by a friend to join her and three others (5 in total) for an Australia Day cruise on the James Craig. I was impressed at the professionalism of the crew who were made up of men & women of all ages but more on the senior side. The crew worked very hard and made me appreciate what... More 

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Leisa D, Event Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi Nitz_12, Thanks for taking the time to review us! We're so glad to hear you had such a great time out on James Craig. The crew certainly do work very hard to keep the ship sailing! I know I for one had no idea until I went out and saw for myself. I'll take note of the suggestion for... More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful way to enjoy Australia Day on our glorious harbour on the James Craig. To be honest I did not realise that I had booked this vessel was very pleasantly surprised on arrival at Wharf 7 where I met Peter the captain and also the lovely gentleman who was going to drive the tugboat. From start to finish... More 

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Leisa D, Event Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi jenniferbY5468DT, Thankyou so much for your review! We're so pleased to hear that you have had such a great expereince on our James Craig. The atmosphere in the harbour on Australia Day is just amazing and to be apart of the festivties on board James Craig is truly a unique experience. We look forward to seeing you (and your... More 

north carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to extend our recent cruise a couple days and catch the fireworks in Sydney. We did extensive research on places to see the fireworks and the James Craig came out on top. We were not disappointed. The staff before the event and at the event were really great, interested in showcasing their ship, and helpful with all questions.... More 

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Vantha S, Membership Communications & Database Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Thank you anonymoussfh for your review and for sharing your experience! We'll definitely add soda water on our shopping list for NYE 2016. Until we greet you again in Sydney, have a wonderful year ahead! More 

Mooroopna, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip from Victoria to Sydney especially to be on the James Craig Sailing Ship for NYE 2016 was certainly worth while. For a start great weather was turned on for us. We were greeted with a glass of champagne the moment we stepped on to the boat and the nibbles were ready to go. The food was pretty continuous... More 

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Leisa D, Event Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi Marjorie H, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your NYE in Sydney! The events that take place in the Harbour are truly spectacular. Thankyou for taking the time to write us a review and we hope to see you again in the future! All the best for 2016! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting Sydney for 2 weeks and were very lucky to get tickets on the James Craig for both boxing day and for NYE. Some details on both: Boxing Day: this is a full day of sailing 8AM to 4PM. You get some tea, cookies and a lunch box on the boat. It's all very nice, smooth and slow... More 

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Angie F, Receptionist & Bookings Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi Iulia G, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! The Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve are quite different experiences aren’t they! On Boxing Day, the waves out past the heads can get quite rough, but it’s quite exciting to see the ship roll and move around like it does. It almost feels like a... More 

new york, new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The James Craig for New Years absolutely exceeded our expectations. Of course I knew we'd have a great view of the fireworks and it was extraordinary - front row, and since the ship is not overcrowded at all we all had great views - bridge to our right, Opera House to our left, magic everywhere. But I was surprised at... More 

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Angie F, Receptionist & Bookings Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi rebecca100, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! It makes us very happy that we were able to exceed your expectations. We’re glad to hear that your nieces had a good time as well. Venus Music have a good knack at bringing the crowd together and getting everyone going! I guess we’ll have to try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible NYE on James Craig-music, food and service plus incredible view of fireworks combined to make this a memorable evening. Best NYE celebrations!!

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Angie F, Receptionist & Bookings Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi Margaret L, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We are glad to hear that you had a memorable evening. The fireworks in Sydney are quite special aren’t they - to say the least! Best wishes for 2016, More 

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The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to DJ's. Families can visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Australian National Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.