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James Craig Tall Ship

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Address: Wharf 7 Pirrama Rd Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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$130.59*
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Sydney’s Tall Ship Sailing Adventure on James Craig
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Truly a night to remember!

I want to say a big THANK YOU to James Craig and his team for making mine and my husbands New Years Eve so amazing! The entire evening was faultless. The service was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bishops Stortford
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Bishops Stortford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I want to say a big THANK YOU to James Craig and his team for making mine and my husbands New Years Eve so amazing! The entire evening was faultless. The service was fantastic. Delish food with non stop flowing alcohol whilst dancing on board to a great and watching the New Years Eve fireworks was amazing. We couldnt have... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a Sydney sider or a visitor James Craig will satisfy both your desire for adventure and value for money. This is an engaging day out with guest participation including climbing the rigging and learning to tie ropes which is not as easy as we thought. You receive a great lunch plus morning and afternoon tea. The route down Sydney... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure if we would ever be in Sydney for NYE again, we decided to splurge and do it right. Based on so many positive reviews from TA we booked the James Craig. I was a little nervous given I had three children with me, but it was a fantastic evening. Free flowing drinks, canapes, a buffet dinner that all... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As the yachts rounded the last buoy and left the Heads, Perpetual Loyal raised its spinnaker and took off passing the James Craig close hauled on the port-side followed closely by Wild Oats on our Starboard. Breath taking - sitting in front of our TV next year will just not be the same ever again!! Tick that box!

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Thank Christine H
Leisa D, Event Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi Christine H, There is certainly nothing better than being out in the middle of the action! Thankyou for choosing to come out with us for our Boxing Day Sydney to Hobart Sail. We hope that sitting in front of your TV for the 2017 race won't be too dissapointing after your 2016 experience! All the best for the new... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on the James Craig tall ship for New Year. It was absolutely fantastic. We paid £300 for the ticket but it was worth every penny. We were served with champagne and canapé up until about 9pm, and there was a live band on board too. The champagne flowed all evening and the food was fabulous. I had Oysters... More 

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Thank dogrose2017
Leisa D, Event Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi dogrose2017, We're so pleased you were able to come out and experience a New Year's Eve on board James Craig - it truly is something special! Our crew members are always up for a chat, and as you say love the ship - it's something they are all very passionate about. Thankyou for taking the time to write such... More 

London
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It would be hard to better the experience on the James Craig for New Year's Eve. The ship is absolutely unique, and a fantastic setting for the celebrations. Its position for both the 9pm and midnight firework displays was stunning - right at the heart of the action. Food was of very good quality, there were plenty of drinks, and... More 

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Leisa D, Event Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi Rob007London, Thankyou very much for the fantastic review, I am pleased to hear you had such an enjoyable evening! Unfortunately we were required to be positioned slightly differently to where we normally are on Wharf 7, hence the slight delay in getting off the ship at the end - I hope this didn't cause too much inconvenience for you.... More 

London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing experience. Totally fantastic from start to finish. Would thoroughly recommend . We will definitely do this again, next time we visit Sydney.

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Leisa D, Event Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi teresaf57, So glad to hear that you enjoyed your NYE experience on James Craig! Thanks for taking the time to write us a review and we hope to see you again in the future. All the best for 2017! More 

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you to the Ship Crew! Great job! Excellent service! Enjoyed the view, fireworks, Opera House and the Bridge. We had the best spot and great time. Thank you!

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Leisa D, Event Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi Elena O, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! We're so pleased that you had an enjoyable evening. All the best for 2017! More 

Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have waiting a long time to have our Boxing Day on the James Craig. It was my husbands life long wish to be present at the start of the Race. He has been a yachtsman all his life and we were so impressed with every thing from the start of the day to when we disembarked. As we sat... More 

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Leisa D, Event Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi Karlkay, Wow what a review! We are so happy to hear that your husband had such a wonderful time and was able to fulfill his lifelong wish. Sailing a restored 1874 tall ship is definitely an opportunity that doesn't arise very often and we are lucky to be able to allow people the opportunity to do so. We hope... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I are both British and have lived in Sydney almost a year. My recently retired parents came over to visit us over the festive period and wanted to do something special for new year. I saw the James Craig New Years option and it ticked all the boxes but the actual experience exceeded all expectations. The boat... More 

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Leisa D, Event Coordinator at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this review

Hi Marcus T, Thankyou so very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review! We're so pleased to hear that you all had such a wonderful time out on James Craig - she truly is something special! We hope to see you again in the future, all the best for the new year! More 

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