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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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Enjoyable and a great 3 hours

As a family of 4, we did enjoyed this cruise yesterday (9/4/15). Colin our guide was fantastic and I thoroughly commend him and the rest of the staff for their friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Muswellbrook, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

As a family of 4, we did enjoyed this cruise yesterday (9/4/15). Colin our guide was fantastic and I thoroughly commend him and the rest of the staff for their friendly and obliging service. Yes, the trip was on the Wangi Ferry & to those who don't know this old lady, don't be too harsh. We had a small mixed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Sounds like we may have been on the same trip as the previous reviewer. We did this tour on Easter Sunday. The boat looks and feels like it's on its last legs and the lunch was certainly not "a delicious lunch" as advertised. It consisted of a bread roll, a few lettuce leaves & stewed shredded beef or pork. Very... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The boat is old with manky, sodden carpeting. Really rough interior. Promised some really nice food as per the flashy website & blurb. What we got was a bread roll, lettuce & stewed shredded beef or pork. Disgusting! Not even tea of coffee; only beer, 'champagne' & fizzy pop. The guided tour around the island was far too long for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Our trip was given to us as a gift. Once we made our booking we were told that the tour was no longer taken on a tall ship but on a 1920's ferry. We were given a voucher to use at a later day for a 2 hour sail on a tall ship so no harm done there. We boarded... More 

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Shell Cove, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

We did this trip today and thankfully it didn't rain! I felt that there were too many people on the ship. There was only some shaded area at the front of the boat (thankfully it didn't rain). We were at the rear and couldn't understand why we kept getting black "oil" on our skin and clothes. Later found out it... More 

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Caves Beach, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

First up disappointment as there was to be no sails. In fact one staff member told us sails are rarely up . Touches on false advertising here as we could have done the experience on a much more comfortable boat as it didn't need a tall ship somewhat cramped. On the harbour for 40 mins without commentary to Goat Island.... More 

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Hobart
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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

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
2 reviews
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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

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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