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Convict, Castles and Champagne Tour

Address: Campbell's Cove, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Chinatown)
Phone Number: 1300 266 842
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$114*
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Ranked #74 of 405 Activities in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The "Southern Swan" tall ship was great. Crew and guides were really friendly and helpful. Great food and plenty to drink. Goat Island was really interesting, it has had so many uses over its long history.It was terrific to see a very different view of Sydney and Balmain from Goat Island.A terrific day, thank you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I went for a ride on a beautiful tall ship called the Southern Swan. It was tmy second trip to Sydney and the second time I was fortunate enough to go on the Southern Swan. It was also a delight to see (also for the second time) Brendan was to be our tour guide!!!! This time it was the Convict,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We went into the tour expecting to learn about Australia's rich history and the life of convicts living on goat island. Instead we got a disjointed description of SOME of the buildings on the island. 20 minutes was spent describing gun powder storage, about 2 on the living conditions of the convicts on the island. There was no overall story... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

I went along today and nothing could be faulted. Food was great and drinks availble all day. Goat island tour was fantastic and very educational. The views are spectacular. The ship was beautiful and staff were friendly and helpful. Esther was very funny and made the tour unlike most tours. Deffinately a well recommend outing the whole family can enjoy.

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Bundanoon, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Food plentiful and fresh - you can go back for seconds. Lots of beer wine and Champers on offer. Enjoyed the cruise and the tour. My 11 yr old son will never forget sailing the tall ship himself under the Harbour Bridge at the helm with the captain, and all around Pinchgut. Just fabulous Thank you - everybody left the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The boat is run by a bunch of backpackers who live on the ship. The tour guide was a nice person but dragged on with her uninteresting stories and jokes. We didn't really see anything exciting on goat island - the best thing we saw was a gun powder storage building. The Lunch sucked!! It consisted of 2 chicken skewers,... More

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had a lovely Harbour experience and learned a lot about early life on Sydney Harbour when we visited Goat Island. The 3-hour cruise and island visit was worth the money. The food was ok, the champagne and staff great. Worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Brendan our guide was fantastic, very knowledgable about all aspects, polite and very welcoming. All crew were lovely, food great and so was the bar. A fabulous trip and learned so much about Sydney, convicts and baby sea gulls!

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thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This company offers the most outstanding customer service i have ever experienced.And i really mean that.On the day of the tour i SLEPT in my FAULT my LOSS.NO NO NO NO to my amazement they called me and said {no problems when would you like to re book}WOW this company is really all about the customer not the profit.Then on... More

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Petaling Jaya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My girlfriends and I wanted to try something different during our recent visit to Sydney as it is not our first. When we saw the deal on this tour, we wanted to give a go. It was truly an enjoyable experience and our tour guide was really knowledgeable. He made the tour really interesting and fun. Plus, the first thing... More

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