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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...more
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Wharf 7 Pirrama Rd Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a superb Sydney day at sea on the James Craig. We made our way out through the picturesque heads of Sydney Harbour then the all volunteer crew set the sails and we passengers got to experience the feel of a tall ship under...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A peaceful, relaxing and educational tour. I could not find 1 negative the people on board were of different nationalities but all were in AWE of this OLD TALL SHIP together with the HARBOUR made our day MONUMENTAL.

Thank reverand472
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have enjoyed the James Craig three time with cub scots and as always the team provide an exciting get away without moving from the wharf , the Cubs are involved in various shipboard activities Loading the ship, stowing the gear, setting up their accommodation...More

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Once you settle down after the excitement of boarding this old favourite, the cruise around the best harbour in the world leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling, this is a must.

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Great weather, crew and entertainment created a nice day out, with plenty to eat and lots to see (whales and a large turtle). Crew were friendly but perhaps just too many, as we had hoped to get more involved with pulling on ropes. Fascinating hearing...More

1  Thank _geoffdaniow
Reviewed May 17, 2018

I purchased a voucher which included both food and drink. What a bargain. The views were sensational, the food was plentiful and we had a ball. A few people even paid extra to climb up to the top which was not for me. Well worth...More

Thank jenni4711
Reviewed May 14, 2018

This is how it used to be. You will be fascinated at the space below decks. It's rare to see a ship in this condition. Do yourself a favour and step aboard both this ship and the Endeavour should it be alongside at the museum....More

Thank HYPHERNICS
Reviewed May 13, 2018

I books for myself to go on the Tall ship cruise- well worth the money the food was great and if you wanted you could have climbed the the rigging to the top at a cost of course- I didn't not do that too high...More

Thank natmac64
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Our sailing day was in early May and the run out to the Heads was quite interesting,once outside the ship was becalmed for the whole time we were out there adrift bobbing around on the gentle swell. While lack of wind is beyond anyones control...More

Thank SCARFIE05
SHF_Team, Front Office Manager at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Hi Scarfie05 Thank you for your time to write us a review and thank you for joining us on a Day At Sea in May. Indeed, this type of event is weather dependent and it is unfortunate you hadn’t had a chance to see James...More

Reviewed May 5, 2018

I went on the James Craig afternoon cruise. It was a wonderful experience. The volunteer crew were wonderful, explaining everything about the ship and guests were encouraged to take part in the running of the ship. This cruise opens your eyes as to the wonderful...More

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chelle6431
July 16, 2018|
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Response from SHF_Team | Property representative |
Hi, We move slowly about the harbour as there are many other vessels out on the harbour during the night. However we can’t guarantee that it will not get a little rocky if it hit’s a rough patch. If you have any concerns we... More
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Flibbix55
February 24, 2017|
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Hi Flibbix Thanks for your enquiry. We are not specialised in whale watching tours, although, the Humpback Whale migration passing Sydney takes place between April and December so if we are lucky we may see one or two and... More
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Antoinette G
August 23, 2016|
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Hi Antoinette G, Unfortunately our tickets for this NYE are already sold out - it's one of the most popular events in our calendar year! All information is on our website however and if you wish to go on our waitlist or... More
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