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Convict, Castles and Champagne Tour

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Address: Campbell's Cove, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 1300 266 842
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We were really looking forward to this adventure, from the website we expected a "full sails up" tour of Sydney Harbor, sipping champagne in comfort, a 3/4 hour (at most) guided... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We were really looking forward to this adventure, from the website we expected a "full sails up" tour of Sydney Harbor, sipping champagne in comfort, a 3/4 hour (at most) guided tour of Goat Island, followed by further "sailing" and tour of Sydney Harbor while eating our tasty lunch and listening to a commentary of the features or the harbor,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Herded in like cattle, no where to sit, some staff lovely however others seem like ring ins that don't want to be there. Champagne was good. Food poor and served without enough time to sit back and relax enjoying it and some where to sit while eating it would be nice. Sights OK. My mum bought me and my daughter... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I received this tour as a Xmas present and was looking forward to a sail on the harbour in comfort with some good food and visit to Goat Island. Motored rather than sailing on harbour (a whole 40mins of a 3 hour tour). This was a real convict experience of those days of sail NOT!!!!!. The boat was cramped and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Brendon (our tour guide) was informative, passionate & interesting. Food was simple, tasty & plentiful. There could have been more information about the 'castles' - there was some (what there was really good -thx Colin) would recommend the trip to anyone

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My daughter and i chose this tour because we both love history, and champagne. LOL The cruise was fantastic on a very hot and humid Saturday. The tour of Goat Island was fascinating and our tour guide Chis knew so much about the convicts who were there, embellishing his stories with tit bits that left us in awe of his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were really looking forward to this tour from the moment we booked it and I am happy to say that it didn't disappoint! Our tour guide Esther made the tour of Goat Island really fun and learning all the history of the convicts and what they went through was, in an 11 year old boys words, totally awesome! Esther... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were blessed with perfect weather for our convicts & castles tour to goat island, which I'm sure greatly enhanced our experience. Not too hot & not windy either. The kids enjoyed exploring the tallship on our short cruise to the island while the adults enjoyed sipping champagne. Our short & leisurely walk around the island with our tour guide... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Booked this whilst still in England through City Discovery.What a joy really enjoyed the whole episode, the cruise to Goat the ample refreshment alcoholic or otherwise,the tour round the Island informative and interesting. Then lunch on the return and more refreshments was most enjoyable.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

As someone who is not particularly fond of Australian history, I was was taken by surprise by how intriguing the tour was at Goat Island. I would like to give a special mention to our tour guide Brendan James who has a great enthusiasm that can win anyone over! He was also very hospitable and made us feel very welcome.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

An amazing experience that brought to life the past. The historical ship and fun crew provided excellent service and beautiful views of Sydney harbour. I felt like I was a sailor back in the 18th Century! The tour of Goat island explored the rich history of colonial Australia and our convict past, which was both educational and entertaining, especially with... More 

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