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Small-Group Sydney Harbour Boat Tour with Beach Stops 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 Beach Stops and Local Guide
From US$94.58
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Small-Group Sydney Harbour Boat Tour with Beach Stops and Local Guide
From US$94.58
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 (30)
1 - 5 of 29 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago
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
Reviewed 4 November 2018
An Intimate Tour of an Iconic Harbor

Sydney is just beautiful when viewed on a boat in its iconic harbor. I have seen the city and its environs before on the ferry but The Sydney Harbor Tour provided an intimate, more personal experience. They use a small vessel that probably would hold...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kahworld
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile
A must do

The tour was full of information. The sights were amazing and the staff on board were first class. They dropped us at our hotel water side. Nothing was too much trouble. If you have 3 hours to kill one afternoon I recommend you book this...More

Thank 926kerryj
Reviewed 28 June 2018
Amazing Tour of Sydney Harbour!

The tour starts from darling harbour under the bridge and past the Opera house. It provides some of the most unique perspectives of these iconic Australian landmarks with plenty of time to capture it on your camera. Shannon (our guide) was excellent, she was full...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ian P
sydneyharbourboat, Guest Relations Manager at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you so much Ian for your review. We are so glad that you appreciated Shannon and Adam's expertise, and that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you out again soon!

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