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Manly Fast Ferry

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Central Business District
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Address: Manly Fast Ferry Booth 3 Circular Qy, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9583 1199
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Manly Fast Ferry operates every day between Manly and Circular Quay, during...

Manly Fast Ferry operates every day between Manly and Circular Quay, during the weekdays off peak and on weekends we operate the Manly Flyer tourist service between Circular Quay, Manly and Darling Harbour.A 24 hour Jump on Jump Off ticket is available including harbour sightseeing commentary

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Sydney Harbour joyride

Getting around on the ferries is easy and fun! We sat upstairs in the open air and thoroughly enjoyed the cruise through the Harbour, under the bridge and past old relics dotted... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 17, 2017
Mary M
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Took the manly fast ferry to Manly which cost $17 return which I think was a fair price. Takes about 25-30 minutes each way and you get great views of the harbour, harbour bridge, Opera hose and lots of bays. Very calm trip. Even if you do not necessarily want to go to Manly you could just do the return... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Getting around on the ferries is easy and fun! We sat upstairs in the open air and thoroughly enjoyed the cruise through the Harbour, under the bridge and past old relics dotted along the way. I was amazed at all the small islands and beautiful scenery.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Me & my husband took a day trip to Manly. The weather was just right. The ferries are well maintained & on schedule. It is a comfortable ride of approx. 20-25 mins. Both indoor & outdoor seating arrangements are available on a first come first serve basis. The ferries are available from Circular Quay every 30 mins & the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

The Fast Ferry costs more but we feel it's worth it so we can spend more time at our destination. The crews are friendly and helpful and the rides were smooth. If you choose the Eco Hopper, there is commentary during the ride.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Dealt with an extremely rude staff member - her eyes were already rolling before I'd even asked a question. I'm sorry that you clearly hate your job but please, keep the attitude to yourself.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Just took our parents in-law ( visiting from Italy) for a day trip to Manly on the "fast ferry". Perfect way to showcase Sydney and its beautiful, harbour and surrounds. The ride is comfortable and takes approx 20 mins. Indoor and outdoor seating is available and the whole process from purchasing tickets to being seated takes approx five minutes. Ferries... More 

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York, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Takes 20 minutes to get to Manly and is a dollar more than the standard ferry. You can't use your opal card. Ferry is clean and comfortable- staff are slightly rude but that doesn't matter much when you're looking at the view and not them.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

The service is quick and smooth. However, there is still enough time to view all the Harbour sights between Circular Quay and Manly. It goes every thirty minutes and is quite reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We booked on Ocean Ryder for New Year's Eve, this is the third time we have been on it, and would recommend it to anyone. Great night, fantastic location for the fireworks both at 9pm and midnight.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We had an extra day in Sydney and on the advice of our cruise ship breakfast companions, we hopped on the Manly Fast Ferry and spent a fabulous day seeing Sydney Harbour and enjoying the lovely Manly Island. The trip over and back allowed us a great view of the boats and harbour activitty from the comfortable lounge and was... More 

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