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From $28.00 per adult

Normally $32.00. Save $4.00.

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  • 2 Classic Cruises to choose from - rocket or relaxed sightseeing
  • Rocket Sightseeing - fully flexible departures throughout the day
  • Harbour Experience - 4 departures daily from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Family Bonus specials

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 $49

  • Leisurely cruise of Main Harbour aboard Sydney’s premier sightseeing vessels
  • Flexible boarding - up to 4 departures from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Light snacks and drinks available

Rocket Sightseeing $28 - $32

  • Take the express ride on a red rocket catamaran through Main Harbour and all the way to Manly and back
  • Fully flexible ticket valid on any departure throughout the day
  • Approx. 65-80 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

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  • Discover fascinating stories that bring history and culture of the Harbour city alive
  • Indoor and outdoor open seating
  • Smartphone Commentary and printed Map & Highlights
  • Family Bonus - one child free with every paying adult - see prices for details
  • Free Wifi

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 & Timetables


Prices from 01Apr24Rocket SightseeingHarbour Experience
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Child 4-15yrs
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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 2025. All prices are per person. Special subject to change.

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

Valid from 01-Apr-2025

DepartDarling Harbour King St Wharf 1Circular Quay Wharf 6
Depart 12:00pm (1.5h), 1:30pm (2.5h)
Disembark 1:30pm, 4:00pm
Depart 12:30pm (1.5h), 2:00pm (1.5h)
Disembark 2:00pm, 3:30pm
Departing Circular Quay Wharf 6 finishing at Circular Quay
Sat-Sun & Public Holidays 9:15am, 10:32am, 11:55am, 2:35pm, 3:50pm, 5:05pm

Mon-Fri from 29-Jan-24 9:05am 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, 2:20pm

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 5min to 1hr 20min.

Darling Harbour: Services do not operate to or from Darling Harbour during Easter Fri 29-Mar-2024 and 01-Apr-2024 inclusive.

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

Harbour Experience - Route Map

Rocket Sightseeing - Route Map

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  • Wheelchair access - The entrance level deck on Sydney 2000 (Ocean Deck), Captain Cook 3 (Main Deck) and The Jackson (Main Deck) and Rocket Ferries are wheelchair accessible with wheelchair accessible bathroom. Starship Sydney and Starship Aqua are not suitable for wheelchairs. 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

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