Sydney Bays & Beaches Tour - Half Day

Cruise past Sydney’s iconic landmarks, stop at a secluded national park beach and enjoy a walk to Pacific Ocean cliffs.
Sydney, Australia
Approx. 3 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
9.45am to 1:00pm and 1:00pm to 4.15pm
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
16 people
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
3 years
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
What's Included

  • Knowledgeable local skipper & guide
  • Free onboard WiFi
  • Bottled water
  • All safety equipment
  • Morning or Afternoon Tea & refreshments at waterside café


  • Cruise past Sydney’s iconic landmarks (Opera House, Harbour Bridge etc).
  • Secluded national park beach
  • Watsons Bay with a short walk to Pacific Ocean cliffs.
  • Quarantine Station, North Head
Why do we love this

We love this tour because it explores Sydney's highlights from the water. Sydney is a great place to boat around and this tour gives you a taste of the water action!

What to Expect

Discover Sydney's best-kept secrets, cruise past landmarks like the Harbour Bridge and Opera House and take a stroll at the most idyllic, uninhabited beach, home to a resident colony of penguins! Sydney is built on the world’s largest natural harbour, and during this 3-hour experience, you’ll discover what makes this vibrant and modern harbour tick.

Travel in style aboard a newly refurbished open-side boat that gives you great views as you cruise. With an enclosed toilet, shading, Wi-fi and phone chargers onboard, this is the perfect vessel to enjoy a relaxed day on. You'll see the best spots in Sydney Harbour safely and comfortably. 


The morning tour runs from 9.45am to 1.00 pm.  The afternoon tour runs from 1.00 pm to 4.15pm.

You’ll see all the iconic harbour sights, learn about the city's colourful history and culture and see the waterfront mansions of the ‘rich and famous’ as you cruise in style.

Visit Darling Harbour and Barangaroo, Sydney 'foreshore playground' and cruise past the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. You'll also catch glimpses of Garden Island Naval Base, Fort Denison and Kirribilli House as you travel, and don't forget the impressive Point Piper waterfront mansions.

Later, discover Rose Bay, Double Bay, Shark Island and Camp Cove. 

You also visit the idyllic Store Beach, a stunning national park with some great views. 

Next, head to Quarantine Station, a colonial settlement with a museum and cafe where you'll enjoy afternoon/morning tea.

Then, finish the day with a trip to Watsons Bay and The Gap. This is one of Sydney’s most picturesque harbourside villages, with incredible views of the city skyline and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a short guided walk here to the Pacific Ocean cliffs.

Throughout your day you'll be accompanied by local guide and skipper who will tell stories and facts about each spot you pass. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife too! You may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a resident penguin, seal or dolphin.

This is a 3-hour tour, departing morning and afternoon. 9.45am to 1:00pm and 1:00pm to 4.15pm. For all ticketed tours, meet you at Convention Wharf, Darling Harbour. Darling Harbour Convention Wharf is located in front of the Harbourside Shopping Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

All our boats have some protection from the elements, however, they are designed for open viewing and are best experienced in relatively dry and mild weather conditions. If it’s forecast for heavy, consistent rain or very strong winds we may cancel the tour and customers are entitled to credit with us or a full refund. However, it rarely rains for a sustained period of time in Sydney, so if it is forecast for some sporadic rain, we will likely go ahead with the tour.

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Unfortunately, our boats are not wheelchair accessible. Both of our boats have ample room for moving about the deck. 

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Both our boats have onboard toilet facilities. However we are never in the boat for more than 45 minutes at a time.

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No. Smoking is prohibited on board the boat. 

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No, it is not permitted to bring a baby. All children must be able to take a seat due to safety requirements and remain seated on the boat for up to 45 minutes. We do have child lifejackets available.

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The boat is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues because we have 3 beach stops and toilet facilities are for emergencies only. However, we have had guests in their 80s who are relatively fit and mobile who have had hugely enjoyable experiences. So age is not a barrier, just attitude and mobility.

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We recommend all guests bring sun protection, but also a jacket because it can get a bit chilly on the water, even in summer. Casual shoes or sandals are best because we land on islands and beaches.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • The Operator recommends travel insurance be taken out by all passengers.
  • The skipper of the vessel reserves the right to refuse entry or disembark any customer he/she deems to be disruptive, intoxicated, dangerous or a threat to the health and safety of the crew, passengers or vessel.
  • Any passenger who has been removed or not allowed to enter the vessel will not receive a refund and may be subject to police or maritime action.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations made less than 7 days before travel will attract a 100% cancellation fee and no refund, however, replacement tickets or credit may be issued at the Operator's discretion.
  • The Operator has the right to retain all deposits received up to the amount of the cancellation fee and invoices will be issued for any further amounts outstanding.
  • Cancellations made more than 7 days before travel may be made without penalty and a full refund will be given to the Customer.
  • Weather Cancellations: Cancellations made by the Operator due to inclement weather will entitle the Customer to a full refund of the Fare Price or a credit for another time for a tour of the same price. Please note that if the Customer made the booking for travel through a booking agent all refunds of deposits and booking fees are to be obtained directly from the booking agent. Such booking agent may at their discretion retain a booking fee less than or equal to 100% of the price.
  • Other Cancellations: Cancellations may be made at the Operators discretion due to mechanical breakdowns, which may result in the vessel being unable to operate. If this occurs the Customer will receive a full refund of the Fare Price. Please note that if the Customer made the booking for travel through a booking agent all refunds of deposits and booking fees are to be obtained directly from the booking agent. Such booking agent may at their discretion retain a booking fee less than or equal to 100% of the price.
  • Fail to Board: If you fail to show for your tour for whatever reason at the time specified at booking, you will not receive a refund as we will have held a firm seat for you and turned away other bookings to do so. The Operator may at its discretion offer a seat on another tour, provided there is availability.


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