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Convict, Castles and Champagne Tour

Address: Campbell's Cove, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 1300 266 842
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$103*
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Ranked #66 of 231 Sightseeing Tours in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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 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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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 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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4 attraction reviews
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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