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“Port Hacking Scenic 3 Hour Cruise Departing at 10.30am”

Cronulla & National Park Ferry Cruises
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Cronulla
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Owner description: Cronulla Ferries operate hourly ferry services Cronulla to Bundeena (gateway to the Royal National Park) and daily 3 hour Port Hacking scenic river cruises. We also operate Champagne breakfast cruises, Sunset dinner cruises, Christmas parties, birthday parties, private charters and corporate functions.
South Australia
Level 6 Contributor
264 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Port Hacking Scenic 3 Hour Cruise Departing at 10.30am”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

On the occasion of our annual visit, our Sydney friends from Gymea suggested that we go on this cruise. We had never heard of either Port Hacking or the Hacking River before and were completely amazed to find out via the Ferry Company's advertising brochure that Bass and Flinders discovered Port Hacking in the Tom Thumb11, a small 8ft long rowing boat, in 1796! The trip itself was superb as we cruised by magnificent waterfront properties and meandered past various bays and inlets and saw breathtaking views of the Royal National Park. The brochure referred to there being a "full" commentary. Unfortunately, the only sour note was that the commentary was "loud and overfull!" Apart from that, we thoroughly recommend this cruise as it is a historic and scenic, largely undiscovered region, which should be subject to greater promotion, in our opinion.

Visited May 2013
Thank levymal
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CronullaFerries, Manager at Cronulla & National Park Ferry Cruises, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Thank you for your feedback on our Port Hacking morning tea cruise. We really appreciate you taking the time to post your comments.
I am glad that you enjoyed the trip and I will look into the sound and commentary.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard again in the future.

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Sydney, Australia
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193 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Live music cruise is the best value day out on the water”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

This company really knows how to give you what you want. Every different type of cruise I have taken has been spot on. I don't know how they can be so generous for the little they charge! The staff are all friendly, enthusiastic and couldn't try harder to give great service and make everyone happy. The food is top notch and so plentiful. All of it was fresh and tasty and it got to the point that we were stuffed, we just couldn't eat anymore. It was the perfect finger food menu for when you drink, lots of tasty but filling finger food. The highlight was of course the cruising -it is a great comfortable boat, easy to get around, lots of toilets, all the comforts. I just never get sick of being out on the water and have someone else do the driving. We merrily enjoyed a wine while listening to the great band playing all our favourites. It truly was the best day out I have had in a long time. Everyone had a blast. I can't wait for the next one. If you want a superb day out for a reasonable price, you really cannot go past these guys. I couldn't recommend it more highly.

Visited April 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We recently took advantage of Cronulla Ferries 3 hour cruise to Audley National Park, and return. The "cruise" boat isnt what you imagine - its a gorgeous old-fashioned - looking little ferry. During the 3 hours (when tea and coffee was available, free) we were taken into all the accessible bays on Port Hacking. It was interesting and relaxing. The commentary during the cruise was casual and very informative on a variety of topics. It was fantastic value at $20/$25 per person. Alcoholic drinks were available for purchase. As a local, I would highly recommend this activity to anyone. (It was wheelchair friendly too!)

Visited April 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely day trip.”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Took the ferry across to go bush walking. The crew were friendly and the trip was great fun from the bow. Looking forward to going back and doing the longer cruise.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Champagne Breakfast Cruise TSMV Gunnamatta - a perfect morning”
Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

The TSMV Gunnamatta truly showcases this glorious waterway. She is very clean, roomy and stable with large windows giving great viewing while dining and weather protection if it happens to be a rainy and/or windy day. Our day was absolutely glorious so the pristine waterways of Port Hacking were even more spectacular from the upper open deck. The Captain and crew were professional, relaxed, attentive and friendly. They are obviously very proud of their part of the world and their Company. The food was delicious, plentiful and well presented.

Visited March 2013
Thank Paul A
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