Explore the Harbour

Discover the best way to see and explore Sydney Harbour with Captain Cook Cruises. We believe our Harbour is the most beautiful in the world, but there is so much more beyond the natural beauty. Wildlife and whales, islands and beaches, hidden coves and fishing villages all make up a vibrant living harbour. Palatial waterfront homes dot the foreshore, as do many of Sydney's most popular attractions including Taronga Zoo and SeaLife Aquarium. 

Hop On Hop Off

  • Stunning Sydney Harbour by day
  • The official Sydney Harbour Explorer
  • A quick and easy way to see the harbour and visit famous precincts Stopping at Circular Quay, Manly, Shark Island, Taronga Zoo & Watsons Bay  
  • Commentary
  • Approx 1hr 20min harbour circuit
  • Family Bonus 
From $35.00

Rocket Sightseeing

  • Join the official Sydney Harbour Explorer for a single loop of the Harbour
  • Approx 1hr 20min cruise
  • Up to 6 departures daily from Circular Quay 9.30am –3.00pm
  • Valid on any single departure throughout the day
  • Along the way the vessel will stop briefly at Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Shark Island, Watsons Bay & Manly
  • Commentary 
From $25.00

Whale Watching

  • 2021 Season: May to October 
  • Experience the wonder of the Humpback Whale migration 
  • Expert commentator providing fun and educational insights into whale behaviour
  • Family friendly, comfortable indoor and outdoor seating over multiple viewing decks
  • Approx 2.5-hour cruise
  • Whale sighting guaranteed or cruise again for free
From $59.00


  • Entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, Sydney Tower Eye, Big Bus Classic Ticket, Taronga Zoo or Hop On Hop Off ferry 
From $35.00

Harbour Experience

  • Sydney's best sightseeing cruise
  • Approx. 1½ hours of relaxed cruising
  • 5 departures from 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Commentary
  • Spacious outdoor and indoor areas with expansive viewing windows
  • Onboard purchase bar
  • Darling Harbour King Street Wharf
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Special or limited timetables operate on 25, 26 & 31 December, 26 January and selected special events.

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy 

Special Conditions apply to all Special Offers