Family Bonus Available

From $28.00 per adult

Normally $30.00. Save $2.00.

*Specials available on selected dates only and subject to limited availability. T&C's apply.
  • Choice of two great sightseeing cruises
  • Approx. 80-90-minute single circuit of the Harbour
  • Smartphone Commentary
  • Family Bonus

The Best Way to See Sydney

Discover the most beautiful in the world - its iconic landmarks of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the natural beauty of its beaches, parks and bay, and the playgrounds of the rich and famous. Captain Cook Cruises has been at the forefront of Sydney Harbour sightseeing for over five decades. Our sightseeing cruises are world-famous, with a wealth of awards and over a million guest from all over the world.

Choose from the Harbour Experience aboard our premier sightseeing fleet OR Rocket Sightseeing aboard our red rocket catamarans. Visit our Premium Sightseeing experiences for superior comfort and style.

Harbour Experience from $45

  • Experience Sydney In style cruising leisurely along the Main Harbour foreshore
  • 1 ½ hour circuit of Sydney Harbour aboard Sydney's premier sightseeing fleet
  • Family Bonus - one child free with every paying adult - see prices for details
  • Flexible boarding - up to 4 departures from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Expansive indoor and outdoor viewing with open seating
  • Light snacks and drinks available for purchase onboard
  • Discover fascinating stories that bring history and culture of the Harbour city alive via expert guided commentary available directly through your smart phone
  • Free Wi-Fi to post your magical moments
  • Upgrade packages available to our Premium Sightseeing & Harbour Bar range

Rocket Sightseeing from $28

  • Take the express ride on a red rocket catamaran for a full circuit of Sydney Harbour all the way to Manly and back
  • Approx. one 80-minute round trip onboard the official Sydney Harbour Explorer stopping briefly at Taronga Zoo, Shark Island, Watsons Bay, Manly, Circular Quay/Opera House and Darling Harbour
  • Family Bonus - one child free with every paying adult - see prices for details
  • Choice of indoor and outdoor open seating
  • Fully flexible ticket valid on any departure throughout the day
  • Smartphone Commentary
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Upgrades available for our fully flexible one or two day hop on hop off passes

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


Rocket SightseeingHarbour Experience
Adult Retail
Adult Online Special from
Child 4-15yrs
Family Bonus
(2ad, 2ch)


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

Retail rates are valid to 31 March 2024. All prices are per person. Special subject to change.

The Harbour Experience picks up from Darling Harbour, then Circular Quay before making a round-trip circuit of the Harbour.

Harbour Experience Departs From Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1 From Circular Quay Wharf 6
Wednesday - Sunday Depart 12:00pm, 1:30pm,
Disembark 1:30pm, 3:00pm
Depart 12:30pm, 2:00pm
Disembark 2:00pm, 3:30pm
Departing Circular Quay Wharf 6 finishing at Circular Quay
Sat-Sun & Public Holidays 9:15am, 10:32am, 11:55am, 2:25pm, 3:50pm, 5:05pm

Mon-Fri 9:20am, 11:00am, 12:20pm, 2:15pm, 4:10pm

Departing Darling  Harbour King St Wharf 1 finishing at Circular Quay
Sat-Sun & Public Holidays 9:00am, 2:10pm

We recommend using your Rocket Sightseeing ticket is a single round-trip loop of the Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer starting and finishing at Circular Quay, at the above times. This vessel stops briefly at a number of destinations along the way. Guests may decide to disembark at any point, however once you disembark the vessel, your ticket is considered complete. Should you wish to re-join the vessel an additional return ferry fare will apply.

Guests may also choose to use their Rocket Sightseeing ticket on our mid-week commuter rocket ferries for a round trip between Circular Quay and Watsons Bay if they so prefer. See our timetable section for details

Duration approx 1hr 20 min.

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

Special Timetables Operate
: Sun 31-Dec-23 (New Year’s Eve), Mon 01-Jan-24 (New Year’s Day) - to be released

Harbour Experience - Route Map

Rocket Sightseeing - Route Map

More Information

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

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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