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Historical Gems Cruise on Sydney Harbour

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Duration: 6 hours
Overview

There is no better way to experience Sydney Harbour than from the water.

Join us for a full day tour cruising Sydney Harbour and discover the Harbour’s deep history, through from the convict era to the present.

With maximum passenger numbers of 30, you will experience an intimate guided tour, with a mix of sea and land activities, including stops at Cockatoo Island, Mrs Macquarie’s Point and Watsons Bay, where lunch will be provided at a boutique cafe.

This is the ideal way to spend a day on Sydney Harbour, discovering the history and enjoying plenty of prime photo opportunities amongst the views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and other iconic landmarks. The Historical Gems tour is perfect for all ages, families and visiting guests, to discover the Harbour’s history and enjoy Sydney’s breathtaking views.

Cruise Details - Scheduled tours run for 6 hours on Tuesday and Friday weekly* - 10:30am - 4:30pm.

All cruises depart from Man O War Steps (next to the Sydney Opera House)

 

Highlights
  • An intimate harbour tour with maximum passenger numbers of 30.
  • A full day to learn history, discover the sites and enjoy amazing views.
  • Personalised guided tour.
  • Convenient departure point (located next to the Sydney Opera House).
  • Morning tea, lunch and drinking water provided.
  • Suitable for all ages, families and visiting guests.
  • A unique historical tour - there is no other tour like it on the harbour!
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 6 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Non-refundable
Inclusions
  • 6 hour guided tour with a mix of sea and land activities, cruising aboard a beautiful, spacious 10.5 metre catamaran with an experienced skipper and tour guide. An intimate harbour tour with maximum passenger numbers of 30.
  • Pick up and drop off at Man O War Steps (located next to the Sydney Opera House).
  • Morning tea aboard the vessel.
  • Lunch at a boutique cafe in Watson’s Bay.
  • Drinking water aboard the vessel.
Exclusions
  • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation in Sydney to meeting point Man O Wars Steps
Meeting Point
All cruises depart from Man O War Steps (next to the Sydney Opera House). Please arrive at the wharf location 20 minutes prior to boarding time.
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bring sunscreen, camera and pocket money.
  • Bring a warm jacket in the cooler months.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes (includes walking activities; medium fitness level recommended).
  • Passengers of all ages must be accounted for to ensure that the maximum number of passengers aboard the boat is not exceeded.
  • Cruise schedules are dependent on minimum passenger numbers of 8 and may vary according to special events held in Sydney.
  • Tours are available daily by request for group bookings of 10+ adults (dependent on vessel availability).
  • Smaller group bookings will be at the discretion of the Sea Sydney Harbour team.
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Reviewed by Sandra US   April 02, 2018
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Thanks again for a memorable day last Friday. Our trip with three boisterous boys was amazing. It was a good combination of boating on the harbour, walking and learning about the history of Sydney. The boys have not stopped talking about it. Frank and Cat were considerate and understanding and involved them in it all. In fact they made the day even better with their interesting and informative commentaries and warm personalities. I would recommend this trip to people of all ages.
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Reviewed by Sandra GB   February 17, 2018
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Had a great time. Staff were very friendly with all four of us and I would think of doing the trip again when I am in Sydney.
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Reviewed by Katharina AU   February 01, 2018
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Historical Gems Tour - amazing day on the harbour! Sydney harbour is a very special place to begin with. But with a knowledgeable guide on a boat it is downright magical! Unlike other tours I‘ve been on they have a very personal approach, went to the trouble of finding out what we were interested in, answered all our questions and made it a priority to give us the best possible experience. I enjoyed the time on the water and on land equally and lunch was terrific as well. All in all a marvellous day out, highly recommended.
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Reviewed by Andrew GB   January 04, 2018
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What a fantastic summers day to be cruising Sydney Harbour! We booked the Historical Gems tour which showed some fantastic locations in the Harbour including Cockatoo Island, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and Watson’s Bay. Would highly recommend! The crew were awesome - very positive experience!! :) Can’t wait to try the Harbour Beaches tour next!!
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Reviewed by Katrina B. US   November 05, 2017
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Went on the Historic Gems tour and had a fabulous time. It included 6 hours of cruising around the beautiful Sydney harbour and stops at some important historical sites. The tour of Cockatoo Island was extremely informative and it was so interesting to learn about Australia’s convict past. Morning tea and lunch were included and both were delectably fulfilling. The crew were absolutely amazing, making sure we were comfortable the entire time. Thank you so much to the entire team! Looking forward to joining Sea Sydney Harbour again on another one of their tours!
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Reviewed by Melinda ZA   September 28, 2017
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This was the best Harbour tour I have been on! I took my overseas guests on the Historical Gems tour and we were treated to views/tours from Cockatoo Island to Watson's Bay. Frank and Kenny catered to our every need, answered our every question, and even made detours to show us things that piqued our interest. This is a TOP NOTCH tour company!
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