From $35.00 Per adult

Normally $39.00. Save $4.00.

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*Specials available on selected dates only and subject to limited availability. T&C's apply.

  • Approx 90-minute round-trip circuit of the Harbour
  • Commentary
  • Choice of 1 or 2 day passes
  • Combine with attractions

The official Sydney Harbour Explorer

When in Sydney travel like the locals do, on the Harbour highway. We’ve selected the best Harbour destinations and combined them into one easy to follow ferry timetable. Our 1 and 2 days passes give you the flexibility to hop-on and hop-off as you like, with the expert local guidance of our onboard crew.

  • Start your day from Circular Quay or Darling Harbour
  • Visit Taronga Zoo, Shark Island, Watsons Bay and Manly
  • Choice of 1 or 2 days passes
  • Add entry to Taronga Zoo and save
  • Smartphone Commentary
  • Indoor and outdoor leisure decks
  • Free Wi-Fi

Easy, fast and flexible day pass tickets

Pack your day with adventure with a 1-Day Pass, or for only a few dollars more enjoy the flexibility and leisure of a 2-Day Pass. Combine your pass with entry to the Taronga Zoo for amazing savings and a free Sky Safari cable-car ride at entry.

1-Day Pass

Specials from $35pp

2-Day Pass

Specials from $50pp

Add Taronga Zoo

  • Includes Zoo entry & Sky Safari cable car
  • 1-Day Cruise Pass from $65
  • 2-Day Cruise Pass from $69

Specials from $65pp

Must-see Harbour destinations

Circular Quay

Bounded by the Sydney Harbour Bridge and historic Rocks district to the west, and the Sydney Opera House and Botanic Gardens to the east, Circular Quay is a bustling ferry hub.

Taronga Zoo

Over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife. Free daily seal and bird shows. Purchase the Zoo and Explorer combo and receive a free Sky Safari cable car ride.

Shark Island

It would be hard to find a more spectacular picnic spot. Stunning, 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour and a delightfully deserted national park for your own private getaway.

Watsons Bay

Local must-do `Watto’ is famous for its seafood, waterfront pubs, picnic spots, swimming beaches and spectacular headlands walks overlooking the Harbour and the Pacific Ocean.


You don’t have to swim at this iconic beach to soak up the atmosphere. Shop at the Corso, dine at waterfront cafés, find your favourite gelato flavour or take a nature walk.

Darling Harbour

Start or finish your day at Darling Harbour, surrounded by restaurants, nightclubs and hotels at King Street Wharf, Barangaroo and Cockle Bay.

Route & Timetables

  • Regular services operate between Circular Quay, Manly, Watsons Bay, Shark Island, Darling Harbour and Taronga Zoo
  • Weekends: Year round
  • Weekdays: Wed-Sun from 01 October 2022 and NSW School Holidays.
  • 2022 NSW school holiday dates: 02-17 Jul 22, 24Sep-09Oct 22, 21Dec 22-25Jan 23
  • Variations to this schedule are noted on the bottom section of each timetable.
  • Special timetables may operate on selected dates. Explore our timetable section for the latest information.

Taronga Zoo Guests: Guests with cruise only tickets are required to enter via the main entrance at the top of the hill. Access is via a public bus (at own expense). Passengers holding Zoo entry tickets may access the entrance via the Sky Safari directly from the wharf. Note the Sky Safari is subject to weather and operational conditions.

Barangaroo - King St Wharf 3Circular Quay - Wharf 6Taronga ZooShark IslandWatsons BayManly - Wharf 3Watsons BayShark Island Taronga Zoo Circular Quay - Wharf 6Barangaroo - King St Wharf 3

Legend: ^Commuter Services (Mon-Fri) | #Pick-up only | *Set down only | ▲Operates Saturday during Daylight Savings

More Information

Hop On Hop Off Prices

Type1-Day Pass2-Day Pass
RetailAdult $39
Child $25
Adult $55
Child $35
Book Online FromAdult $35
Child $20
Adult $50
Child $28
Family Bonus (2ad, 2ch)Family $78Family $110
NSW Parent Voucher save $50 per voucherMore Info

Retail rates are valid from 01 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. All prices are per person. Specials subject to change.

Family Bonus

Simply book online and enter promo code FAMILY at the check-out page. One child 4-15 years cruises for free with every full paying adult. Not valid with Book Online specials. Full details

Taronga Zoo Combos

TypeZoo + 1-Day PassZoo + 2-Day Pass
RetailAdult $75
Child $49
Adult $79
Child $59
Book Online fromAdult $65
Child $49
Adult $69
Child $59
NSW Parent Voucher save $50 per voucherMore Info

Retail rates are valid from 01 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. All prices are per person. Specials subject to change.

Choose a departure from Circular Quay Wharf 6 or Darling Harbour King Street Wharf 1 based on the Hop on Hop off timetable above to collect your boarding passes and daily timetable.

Wharf Check-in Offices

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Captain Cook Cruises' guests receive special rates at selected parking stations when you pre-book your car park online with Wilson Parking.

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