From $38.00 per adult

Normally $40.00. Save $2.00.

Join the Captain's Club & Save

T&C's apply

Specials available on selected dates only and subject to limited availability

  • Approx 90-minute round-trip circuit of the Harbour
  • Smartphone 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.

1-Day Pass

Special from $38.00 per adult

2-Day Pass

Special from $54.00 per adult

Add Taronga Zoo

  • Includes Taronga Zoo entry
  • 1-Day Cruise Pass from $75
  • 2-Day Cruise Pass from $75 (Same price!)

Special from $75.00 per adult

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/or bird presentations. Purchase the Zoo and Explorer combo and save.

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.

Manly

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.

Download the commentary onto your Smartphone before you arrive

Take control of your sightseeing experience and download our free guided commentary, available directly on your smartphone. Click here for details

Prices & Timetables

VALID TO 31MAR24

Hop On Hop Off Prices

Valid to 31Mar241-Day Pass2-Day Pass
Adult Retail
Adult Online Special from

Child 4-15yrs
Family Bonus
(2ad, 2ch)
$40
$38

$26
$80
$56
$40

$36
$112

Taronga Zoo Combos

Valid to 31Mar241-Day Pass + Zoo2-Day Pass + Zoo
Adult Retail
Adult Online Special from
Child 4-15yrs
Child Online Special from

$77
$75

$50
n/a
$81
$75

$60
$50

VALID FROM 01APR24

Hop On Hop Off Prices

Valid from 01Apr241-Day Pass2-Day Pass
Adult Retail
Adult Online Special from

Child 4-15yrs
Family Bonus
(2ad, 2ch)
$42
$38

$28
$84
$59
$40

$39
$118

Taronga Zoo Combos

Valid from 01Apr241-Day Pass + Zoo2-Day Pass + Zoo
Adult Retail
Adult Online Special from
Child 4-15yrs
Child Online Special from

$79
$75

$52
n/a
$85
$75

$62
$50

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 or Attraction Combos. Full details

Retail rates are valid to 31 March 2025. All prices are per person. Special subject to change.

Timetables

  • Regular services operate between Circular Quay, Manly, Watsons Bay, Shark Island and Taronga Zoo. Darling Harbour on weekends
  • Operates daily
  • 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: Note Taronga Zoo has announced it has ceased operation of the Sky Safari, with planning underway for a revitalised and fully accessible experience in the future. Guests arriving by Captain Cook Cruise's ferry can enter through the Lower Zoo Entrance just a short 3-minute walk from the ferry wharf. Alternatively a public bus (at own expense) is available from the ferry wharf to the Main Entrance at the top of the zoo.


Darling Harbour - King St Wharf 1Circular Quay - Wharf 6Taronga ZooShark IslandWatsons BayManly - Wharf 3Watsons BayShark Island Taronga Zoo Circular Quay - Wharf 6Darling Harbour - King St Wharf 1
9:00am#9:15am9:30am9:35am9:45am10:00am10:15am10:32am
10:32am10:50am10:55am11:05am11:20am11:35am11:55am
11:55am12:10pm12:25pm12:40pm12:55pm1:10pm1:25pm1:40pm*
2:20pm# 2:35pm2:45pm2:55pm3:10pm3:30pm3:35pm3:50pm
3:50pm4:10pm4:25pm4:40pm4:50pm5:05pm
5:05pm5:35pm5:50pm6:10pm6:25pm*
6:25pm▲6:40pm▲7:00pm▲7:00pm▲7:20pm▲*


Timetable Commencing 09 December 2023 | Issued 04 January 2024

Hop On Hop Off Weekend Leisure & Tourist Services: Saturday to Sunday and public holidays

Legend: #Pick-up only | *Set down only | ▲ Operates Saturday Nov-Feb

Closed: Mon 25-Dec-23 (Christmas Day), Tue 26-Dec-23 (Boxing Day selected services), Fri 26-Jan-24 (Australia Day)

Special Timetables Operate: 26-Dec-24 (Boxing Day Zoo Express services only), 31-Dec-24 (New Year’s Eve), 01-Jan-25 (New Year’s Day) - to be confirmed

Shark Island Closures: 15-29-Feb-24 & 14-Mar-24



Circular Quay - Wharf 6Cremorne PointTaronga ZooShark IslandWatsons BayManly - Wharf 3Watsons BayShark Island Taronga Zoo Cremorne PointCircular Quay - Wharf 6
7:15am#^7:35am^
7:35am^7:42am^8:00am^8:00am^8:20am^
8:20am^8:40am^8:40am^9:00am^
9:05am9:15am9:20am9:30am9:45am10:00am10:20am*
11:00am11:15am11:20am11:30am11:45am12:00pm12:20pm
12:20pm12:35pm12:50pm1:05pm1:20pm1:30pm1:35pm1:50pm
2:15pm2:30pm2:45pm3:00pm3:15pm3:25pm3:30pm3:40pm*
3:45pm#4:00pm4:10pm
4:50pm#5:00pm*
4:10pm^^4:30pm4:40pm4:55pm^^

5:20pm^^

5:20pm^5:40pm^5:40pm^6:00pm^
6:00pm^6:20pm^6:20pm^6:40pm^
6:40pm^7:00pm^7:00pm^7:20pm^*


Timetable Commencing 29 January 2024 | Issued 13 January 2024

  • Hop On Hop Off Midweek Leisure & Tourist Services: Monday to Friday
  • Commuter Services: Monday to Friday excluding public holidays

Legend: #Pick-up only | *Set down only | ^ Commuter Services | ^^ Mixed Commuter, Leisure & Tourist service | ▲ Operates Saturday Nov-Feb

Closed: 25-Dec-24 (Christmas Day), 26-Dec-24 (Boxing Day selected services), 26-Jan-25 (Australia Day)

Special Timetables Operate: 26-Dec-24 (Boxing Day Zoo Express services only), 31-Dec-24 (New Year’s Eve), 01-Jan-25 (New Year’s Day) - to be confirmed

Shark Island Closures: 15-29-Feb-2024, 14-Mar-2024


More Information & Directions

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

Wharf Check-in Offices

Take control of your sightseeing experience and download our free guided commentary, available directly on your smartphone. Click here for details

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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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