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Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise

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The Rocks, Australia
Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise

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Enjoy an afternoon sail on Sydney Harbour aboard a historic tall ship. Learn about Sydney’s maritime roots and your ship’s sailing history during a cruise that provides close views of iconic sights including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Fort Denison. Get great photo ops and soak up the spectacular scenery. You can even lend the crew a hand by steering the ship and hoisting the sails.
  • Discover Sydney Harbour on an authentic Tall Ship
  • Sail past iconic landmarks
  • Become part of the crew for a truly unique experience
  • Commentary about Sydney Harbour highlights and history of the ships
  • Snacks and light refreshments included
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Departure Point

The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

The meeting point is located between Park Hyatt Hotel and the Overseas Passenger Terminal. One of the crew will be there at least 30 minutes before the cruise departure time to welcome you.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to Campbells Cove jetty, located in the Rocks, the historic neighborhood where Sydney began. After boarding your 1850s-style ship, admire the exquisite restoration work that has rejuvenated this old wooden ship, one of only two tall ships that still sail the waters of Sydney Harbour.

Enjoy the sea breeze and waterfront views as your ship sets sail, passing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and gliding by Sydney Opera House. Hear the history of Sydney’s transformation from a sleepy colony town to a modern world-class city, and how the tall ships that once filled the harbor facilitated trade across the oceans.

If you like, tap into your inner sailor and help to raise the sails or take the wheel of the ship. Or simply relax on deck and admire Sydney from the water, snapping photos of Shark Island, Fort Denison and Sydney Harbour National Park. Snack on light refreshments served during your cruise.

Your ship returns you to Campbells Cove at the end of your cruise.
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Sydney Harbour Tall Ships
We will cruise past all of Sydney’s biggest attractions including Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Fort Denison, Garden Island, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park and Admiralty House. You will discover Sydney’s rich history and some of the stories and tales behind these iconic landmarks.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Sydney Harbour Tall Ships reserves the right to add, withdraw, substitute and/or vary advertised routes, prices, departure times and locations without notice if considered necessary for the safety and welfare of the tall ship, its passengers and crew. However, reasonable effort will be made to maintain arrangements as advertised.
  • Sydney Harbour Tall Ships will not be liable for any loss or expense incurred by a passenger as a result.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sydney Harbour Tall Ships
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise.
What is the social distancing policy during Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise.

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  • "We highly recommended this Tall Ship Experience, don't miss it." See review
  • "Have a wine and set sail past Kirribilli House, Opera House and under the Sydney Harbour bridge." See review


129 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Happy 18th birthday Trip!
, Dec 2021
Had our daughters 18th birthday trip with family, friends having fun on board on Tall Ship…. Climbing the ship’s Mast was the adventurous part they enjoyed the most.
Fantastic experience
, Jun 2021
Jim, captain James and crew. Great afternoon of portering around the Harbour. My 7 yo nephew Leo was so happy to be able to have a go at steering the ship. The experience overall was just the right amount of time for a young boy's attention span. Thanking you for helping me make my Aunty's weekend memorable for him.
Great day on harbour
, May 2021
It’s was great but as a carer for a legally blind person I had to pay for my ticket so I’m not impressed
Not Happy
, May 2021
The time was changed and no-one rang to inform me so we missed the departure and missed out on the cruise
A must do if visiting Sydney
, Apr 2021
A truly delightful experience, kids had an awesome time and the crew were knowledgeable and fun which added to the special historic theme of the tour. Highly recommend.
Sailing with a Difference
, Apr 2021
The outlook with the tall sails was amazing, our guide/commentor was very knowledgeable. It was a perfect day weather wise and it was most enjoyable.
A Great Afternoon on the Harbour
, Apr 2021
An excellent way to enjoy Sydney Harbour. My wife, step-daughter and I booked this cruise as a way to spend a couple of hours while in Sydney for the day. We were sent a confirmation text in the motioning with the departure location and time making it very easy to get there on time. It seemed like a shipload of people were waiting to board but once everyone was on board it was quite comfortable and not squashy like I was imagining it was going to be. The crew were very pleasant and most helpful. The host/guide for the afternoon was Andrew and I cannot fault his knowledge and presentation. I learnt a few new things from his talks and even got to help hoist one of the sails. We chose not to participate in the mast climb but the opportunity was available. The cruise was really relaxing and enjoyable. My only negative for the whole trip was that it was advertised that light refreshments was included. I was humoured when offered a patty case with three slices of chorizo sausage and a toothpick. This was all that was offered. I had had a big lunch so wasn’t hungry at all but thought some people would probably expect more. Drinks including alcohol were available on board but as were were out for the whole day I had my own small esky bag with soft drinks which the crew were not concerned about. Other than that one point, I thought the whole cruise was great and would highly recommend it. I booked through Viator and didn’t see any opportunity to use them but please know you can use your Discover NSW vouchers with this cruise. (You may have to enquire how to do this.)
Wonderful experience, great crew
, Apr 2021
We went on a fabulous sunny day and couldn’t have had a better time. The captain and all the crew were friendly, informative, engaging and helpful. The ship herself was beautiful, full of history and experience. There were a bunch of kids on board who were allowed to have a rollicking good time while the adults had a cheeky glass of champers and listened to the history of the ship, and of Australia, including a focus on indigenous history not just colonial. Excellent value for money, well worth it. Recommended.
Lovely weekend adventure
, Oct 2020
Gorgeous setting, well organised, thoughtfully narrated by Howard. Good COVID precautions and great open air experience on a beautiful ship!
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Best way to sail
, Oct 2020
A great adventure on the water with expert commentary. Loved every minute of this unique tour. We plan to go back for the dinner cruise next visit to Sydney

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