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  • Fully flexible 1-2 Day Harbour Explorer Passes
  • Approx 90-minute round-trip stopping at Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Manly, Watsons Bay, Shark Is and Darling Harbour
  • Smartphone Commentary and printed Map & Highlights
  • Optional Taronga Zoo entry and save!

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 day passes
  • Add entry to Taronga Zoo and save
  • Smartphone Commentary and printed Map & Highlights
  • 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

  • Valid one calendar day
  • Family Bonus Kids Free - see prices

From $38.00 - $42.00

2-Day Pass

  • Valid two consecutive calendar days
  • Family Bonus Kids Free - see prices

From $40.00 - $59.00

Add Taronga Zoo

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

From $75.00 - $85.00

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.


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 with digital commentary available directly on your smartphone or or printed maps. Click here for details

Prices & More Info


Hop On Hop Off Cruise Only

Valid from 01-Apr-20241-Day Pass2-Day Pass
Adult Retail
Adult Online Special from

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



Taronga Zoo Combos

Valid from 01-Apr-20241-Day Pass + Zoo
2-Day Pass + Zoo
Adult Retail
Adult Online Special from
Child 4-15yrs
Child Online Special from




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.

Save on City Parking

Wilson Parking

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

Remember to check with local authorities for special event road closures.

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  • Wheelchair access - The entrance level deck of rocket ferries are wheelchair accessible with wheelchair accessible bathroom, however not at destinations are wheelchair accessible. Please check the Accessibility page for further details and wharf access.
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  • Credit card fraud - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online


  • Operates daily
  • Timetables are issued daily on arrival or onboard
  • Special timetables may operate on selected dates - see the notes shown the bottom of timetable.
  • Taronga Zoo: Guests holding Cruise & Zoo Combo tickets may access the zoo via the Lower Zoo Entrance just a short walk from the wharf. Guests with ferry 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).

See Legend below for variations

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
2:20pm# 2:35pm2:45pm2:55pm3:10pm3:30pm3:35pm3:50pm

Timetable Commencing 16 April 2024 | Issued 16 April 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: 25-Dec (Christmas Day), 26-Dec (Boxing Day selected services), 26-Jan (Australia Day)

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

Vivid Drone Show Nights 08, 09 & 15 June 2024: Timetable will finish at 5:05pm at Circular Quay

See Legend below for variations

Circular Quay - Wharf 6Cremorne PointTaronga ZooShark IslandWatsons BayManly - Wharf 3Watsons BayShark Island Taronga Zoo Cremorne PointCircular Quay - Wharf 6



Timetable Commencing 16 April 2024 | Issued 16 April 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

Cremorne Point Service @
Does not operate 15-29 Apr 2024, 01-22 Jul 2024 , 30 Sep-11 Oct 2024, 11 Dec 2024 - TBA

Wharf Check-in Offices

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.

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