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James Craig Tall Ship

Wharf 7 Pirrama Rd Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
+61 2 9298 3888
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Sydney’s Tall Ship Sailing Adventure on James Craig
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Barque James Craig is rightly famous around the world. She is Sydney’s only 19th Century square rigger (or Tall Ship) and her incredible restoration to full sailing condition was recognised in 2003 by the World Ship Trust’s award of their prestigious Maritime Medal. Her restoration cost almost $A30 million and took nearly 40 years to complete after she was rescued from Recherche Bay in far southern Tasmania. This beautiful ship regularly goes to sea with up to 80 passengers and is open for public inspection at her berth at Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. She is also available for charter and for functions. Tall Ship James Craig is looked after by Sydney Heritage Fleet, a community-based non-profit organisation, with the following mission: To build and maintain an internationally recognised centre of excellence in maritime heritage for the benefit of all Australians by presenting through research, acquisition, conservation, restoration, education and operation, our continuing maritime history. The Fleet is funded through donations, membership subscriptions and income from vessel charters and tours. The Fleet’s 1200 strong membership and 450 dedicated volunteer workers restore, operate and maintain the fleet of vintage vessels. In the process they preserve traditional technical methods and skills.
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Wharf 7 Pirrama Rd Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An amazing tall ship restoration the James Craig (1874) and unique experience to sail Sydney harbour off shore on a Tall Ship/square rigger. This vessel is manned by volunteers who climb and haul ropes, make lunch, relay the history and make the afternoon delightful for...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Painstakingly restored to her original shape, the James Craig, a three masted tall ship provides an impressive sight as you traverse Darling Harbor. She is moored in Pyrmont Bay very close to the Maritime Museum and is maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for people to learn and the people are generally really friendly. A beautiful well maintained boat

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So unique to visit such a splendor, very interesting and the history with it was also a bonus, great place for kids to go see.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place if you don't have time to visit inside. Do take photo outside of the James Craig Tall Ship

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Sydney National Maritime Museum and walked through the James Craig Tall Ship. This ship has been masterfully outfitted to accurately reflect what the ship was like in it's day. The volunteers provided great background information about the ship and answered our questions....More

Thank Larry P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was part of the Maritime Museum pass. A must see!! The tour guides take you through the history of the ship. I highly recommend seeing the museum and the four vessels included in the pass.

Thank Cathey H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you feel like you have gone back in time boarding this ship very interesting to see how the sailors managed all those years ago not an easy task

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What an amazing history of this tall ship. Thank you to all those volunteers who gave of their time, experience and money and made this boat possible for us to enjoy today. Truly wonderful.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

to think this was a rusting hulk and is now fully restored is remarkable and a testament to the skills of those who have done this.Its a ship you can actually stand up in and the volateers are very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Adrian C
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