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Sydney Harbour Boat Tour with Unique Beach Landings and Local Guide provided by Sydney Harbour Boat Tours

Sydney Harbour Boat Tour with Unique Beach Landings and Local Guide

Sydney Harbour Boat Tour with Unique Beach Landings and Local Guide
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Discover authentic Sydney Harbour during this local boat cruise from Circular Quay. Cruise past landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House; check out millionaire waterside mansions, and stop at several beaches for a stroll or a swim. Tours depart in the morning and include light refreshments and a local captain and guide bring a personal touch to your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Disembark at National Park beaches, accessible only by boat
Visit the colonial-era North Head Quarantine Station and museum near Manly
Have the chance to swim at one of the stops (towels provided)
Enjoy morning tea with locally-made delicacies at a waterside cafe
What to expect
Make your own way to Circular Quay, where you meet your captain and guide aboard your comfortable motorized boat. Start by taking in classic Sydney Harbour sights including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then venture to the harbourside suburbs to see opulent waterfront mansions of Australian celebrities and multi-millionaires. Further on, look for penguins or seals at a secluded national park beach, and then stop at North Head Quarantine Station for tea, coffee, and locally made cakes, followed by a walk around the historic settlement and its museum. Learn from your guide about the stories behind the landmarks, historical sites, and mansions that you pass, and have time at another beach to stroll or swim (towels are provided). Your tour ends back in Circular Quay.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 53663P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • WiFi on board • Coffee, tea, cakes, biscuits etc • Entry/Admission - Manly Quarantine Station
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
Campbells Cove, 4 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Inclusions
Bottled water • WiFi on board • Coffee, tea, cakes, biscuits etc • Entry/Admission - Manly Quarantine Station
Exclusions
Gratuities • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Campbells Cove, 4 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
There are no changing facilities on the boat if you wish to go swimming, so if you want to swim we suggest you bring swimmers under clothes (towels supplied).
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Campbells Cove
    4 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
    See address & details
  • 1
    Store Beach
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Manly Quarantine Station
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Sydney Opera House
    Sydney Harbour Bridge
    Fort Denison Island
    Garden Island
  • You'll end at
    Campbells Cove
    4 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
    See address & details
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gogogoin2010
Seattle286 contributions
One of the BEST Boat Tours my husband and me have ever been on!
Jan 2020
First, the Sydney Harbour Boat Tours is an Accommodating company. We planned our tour THEN the weather didn’t cooperate. The Managing Director got hold of us via email to change our reservation (if we so chose) to a better time. I think that was so thoughtful and it ended up worked out better than what we had planned!

Second, Tour itself! The Sydney Harbour is really big and it was great to be on such a personalized small boat… tour to see it.
We stopped at 3 locals and really got a great feel for what was beyond the Opera House. We stopped for lunch, we stopped at a private beach, and we stopped for tea. At both the stops and while at sea we learned about the area and the stops themselves.

Third, but most important, The Crew was amazing! Emma and Zane were AWESOME!! Zane; the captain was wonderful! Professional, knowledgeable, and accommodating. As the captain- driver of the boat he drove for the people on the boat. He slowed to let us take photos. We ran a bit behind because we lingered a bit, BUT Zane was very understanding. Emma was also Amazing! Knowledgeable in Australian and Sydney Harbour history. FUN! And I appreciate that she had a “go with the flow” attitude! Again, we had a small tour so we really had personal attention!

I would actually go on this tour again!!! I think I would learn something new if I went again. I also enjoyed the people so much!
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR company!!!
Written August 29, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

essell22
West Sacramento, CA1 contribution
A perfect & unique way to see & learn about Sydney
Jan 2020
This was our first trip to Sydney, and we booked the tour with Sydney Harbour Boat Tours on the strong recommendation of the concierge at our hotel. It turned out that he was absolutely right to encourage us to take this tour--it was honestly one of the best things that we did on our trip! Zane and Elodie were so friendly and helpful and knowledgeable. They made us comfortable from the start and encouraged us to ask questions and explore at all our stops. In just a few short hours, we learned so many things about Sydney geography, culture, history, flora, fauna, and cuisine (the lamington and cherry ripe at Quarantine Station were delicious!).
We can't wait to get back to Sydney and do all the things that we didn't get a chance to do on our first trip, but one of the things we will definitely repeat is a trip with Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, maybe one of their half-day or full-day tours this time.
Written August 28, 2020
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Jim K
1 contribution
Terific
Mar 2020
Lots of fun and very personnel, great people. We were the only ones on the tour, so did a lot more than a normal tour would of had.
Written August 27, 2020
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PJones49
Bath, UK3 contributions
Essential Sydney excursion
Sep 2019
A small group fast boat experience seeing the best sights of harbour with interesting beach stops with super guides.
Written August 27, 2020
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Cathy
3 contributions
Great way to see Sydney harbour!
This was our third visit to Sydney and the request from our teenage boys was to do a tour of the harbour! We wanted a small group where we could get visit different places and the Sydney Harbour tour was perfect! Our guides were very knowledgeable and it was great to be able to get off and explore at a couple of points. Would thoroughly recommend for anyone wanting to explore the harbour!
Written August 26, 2020
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C.Grubb
2 contributions
Sydney in December
Awesome tour of the Harbour!! Elodi and Zane showed us some awesome sights! Had a cool stop for refreshments too! Totally worth your time and money! Don’t book any other tour!
Written August 26, 2020
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Susan P
CONGERVILLE4 contributions
Such a FUN day!
Sep 2019
This was a fabulous tour!!! My first glimpse of Sydney Harbor and I cannot say enough good things about the crew of the boat and what a fun day they made for us. I love that we just "jetted" right up
on the beach, hopped off and saw such interesting sights.
Written August 25, 2020
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Connie
2 contributions
Super tour!
Feb 2020 • Solo
Had an absolutely great time on the sydney boat harbour tour. I really liked the small group and boat. We were able to get into small coves which a bigger boat cannot do. Everyone was super relaxed and gave us a ton of tidbits about the harbour.

I would definitely do it again
Written February 26, 2020
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Sheila cousins
18 contributions
Boat tour, not penguin tour
Really good. Elodie and Zane looked after us very well. Recommend highly. Very personal trip. Memorable.
Written February 14, 2020
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richardbarber1
Chelmsford, UK4 contributions
Perfect way to see Sydney Harbour and it’s spectacular coves and inlets
Feb 2020
Fantastic way to spend 4 hours. Very friendly, personal and laid back, great example of the benefit of not being mashed together on a big communal tour. Emma was really knowledgeable on the history (and house prices!). Elodie could get the boat anywhere. Beach landings were fun. Lunch and tea was good and provided a couple of toilet stops. I loved the private beach - you felt like Robinson Crusoe. Highly recommend.
Written February 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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dufficykate
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Great evening, great service
Loved the sunset experience. Great skipper who knew a lot about Sydney Harbour. Mark was also awesome to deal with
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Phenomenal
Sean, Mark & Zane were absolutely stellar. Made my surprise proposal special and wouldn't have had it any other way
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Best thing we did in Sydney!
What an amazing way to get to see Sydney Harbour! Our driver and 1st mate were amazingly knowledgable. They really
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Incredible whale watching
Absolutely AMAZING trip. Saw tonnes of whale breaching and the captain was amazing in creating a fun environment fo
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A Tour That Could Not Be Beaten!
My family and I went on the ICONS, BAYS & BEACHES TOUR which was fantastic. The crew were first class in all respec
Wiggygunson
Wiggygunson
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Excellent
Unfortunately, due to Covid we were not able to travel to Australia. Would have been happy with a credit note, for
MarkPrechelt
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Harbour spectacle
Amazing crew and a very cool boat. Third time out on Spectre, this time watching the start of the 2019 Sydney to H
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perfect harbour experience
Fantastic crew and wonderful boat! Very accomodating for a young family members. We hope to repeat the experience s
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One of the highlights of my stay in Sydney, highly recommended! Friendly crew, great atmosphere, fun!
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Amazing Experience Touring Sydney Harbour!!!
Our family had an amazing time touring Sydney Harbour with Sydney Harbour Boat Tours. We chartered a gorgeous boat
KerriU346
KerriU346
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Awesome
It was an awesome experience! I highly recommend to see Sydney by water in a small group setting. Guide was super k
KatherineLoe
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Amazingly special day!
We had the most amazing afternoon sunset private charter on Spectre. The whole afternoon was personalised to what w
mike6932
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Great time!
Zane was great and the boat was beautiful! Overall the trip was professional, informative, comfortable and fun!
farrellallen
farrellallen
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Unforgettable Sydney Experience
We had the most beautiful, relaxing harbor cruise with our two daughters, 9 & 14. Fantastic personal service and ju
melsden
melsden
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The perfect choice
I was looking for a small, friendly on-the-water tour of Sydney harbor as part of my wife’s special birthday celebr