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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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Esther brings history to life

We were given this tour as a birthday present by our kids & we were blessed with a nice sunny afternoon for the occasion. Lunch was included in the tour consisting of salad, cold... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Tascott
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were given this tour as a birthday present by our kids & we were blessed with a nice sunny afternoon for the occasion. Lunch was included in the tour consisting of salad, cold slaw, potato salad & a selection of warm meats - chicken, beef & pork. The cold items were adequate but the meats left a lot to... More 

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Sydney
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Pleasant day on the harbour after the rain beautiful island very informative.Chris our guide friendly and kept the champers flowing.

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was a great tour, our guide was full of information regarding Goat island and the history surrounding Sydney Harbour. The Wangi Queen is a little old but it was fun to board and travel on the old ferry. Food was good the open bar was well equipped with beer, wine and soft drinks. The crew were all very friendly... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We 2 adults, 1 teenager, boarded this tour at Campbells Cove, once we settled on board our obliging guide offered champagne, fizzy drink, beer etc. Almost immediately lunch was also available consisting of 3 salads, shredded meats, and a bread roll, brownies were available when we returned to the vessel after our tour of Goat Island. We were very disappointed... More 

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Muswellbrook, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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 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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