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Small-Group Sydney Harbour Boat Tour with Unique Beach Landings and Local Guide

  • Disembark at beaches like Store Beach, which is accessible only by boat
  • Take a short walk at Watsons Bay to see tall cliffs and lovely ocean views
  • Visit the colonial-era North Head Quarantine Station and museum near Manly
Small-Group Sydney Harbour Boat Tour with Unique Beach Landings and Local Guide
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Small-Group Sydney Harbour Boat Tour with Unique Beach Landings and Local Guide
From US$94.08
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Discover the best of Sydney Harbour during this 3-hour scenic boat cruise from Darling Harbour. Sail past landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House; check out waterside mansions, Watsons Bay, and resident penguins; and stop at several beaches for a stroll or a swim. Tours, which depart in morning and afternoon, include light refreshments and a local captain who brings a personal touch to your tour.
What to Expect

Make your own way to Darling Harbour, where you meet your captain and board your comfortable open-top motorized boat. The boat seats 16 people, and has a shade structure and restroom.

Set sail and take in classic Sydney Harbour sights including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Manly Head. Look for little penguins at a secluded national park beach, and then stop at North Head Quarantine Station for tea, followed by a walk around the historic settlement and its museum. 

Learn from your captain 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). You also land at picturesque Watsons Bay and take a short walk for stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and towering cliffs of the Gap.

After three hours on the water, your tour ends back in Darling Harbour.

Reviews (33)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Boat tour

Our best day in Sydney on the Spectre. Captain and Skipper were amazing. Professional, friendly, knowledgeable. We zoomed around the habour taking great pics and went in and out of the neighborhoods. Stopped for a swim and lunch. Must do!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 213juliebsolit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great trip!

My husband and I had booked this trip as part of our holiday in Sydney and we loved every minute out on the water. The boat was lovely - not too big that you get lost among the rest of the guests. Mark and his...More

Thank AlwaysWandering76
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile
Really enjoyable trip.

This trip leaves from the Convention Centre wharf so is close to the Maritime museum and over the bridge from Sea Life if you wish to combine a few trips in a day. We left bang on time and had an interesting tour of the...More

Thank stevew538
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile
Fabulous afternoon on the water

A great trip around the harbour. See the sights from a different perspective and get a friendly Sydney-siders view of life in the city as well.

Thank hilaryt714
Reviewed November 11, 2018
Best way to see Sydney from the water

Loved our guide, she was personable and knowledgable. It was a small group of 8 but the boat wasn't full, probably could fit 15 or so. We enjoyed the Sydney Harbour bays, the beach landings and the Quarantine museum (very interesting) for a tour and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sueshowers
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