Shark Island Ferry

Shark Island is Sydney's most popular picnic island with 360° harbour views. Ferries depart throughout the day from Circular Quay. More Info ... 

Shark Island is Sydney's very own picnic island located just off the exclusive eastern suburbs of Point Piper, Rose Bay and Vaucluse with panoramic views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge to the west and the entrance of Sydney Harbour to the east. The island name comes from its shape, not the local marine life. Between 1880 and 1975 the island was used as a recreation reserve, animal quarantine area and a naval storage depot before becoming part of the Sydney Harbour National Park in 1975.

Facilities

  • Amazing 360° views
  • Five picnic shelters with table and bench
  • One gazebo for up to 30 people (this can not be booked, first come, first served basis)
  • Drinking water and toilets
  • Plenty of shady trees, grassy areas and a small beach area
  • There is no shop on the island - all food and drink should be taken with you
  • There are no BBQ facilities
  • Open daily
  • A National Park fee is applicable to all visitors
  • Rubbish bins are not provided - please ensure you take all rubbish with you. Penalties may apply for non-compliance
  • Download Shark Island map

Not permitted on the island

  • Amplified/loud music and/or public address systems
  • Candles or other open flames
  • Confetti, rice, petals or similar
  • Vines and other exotic plant material
  • Roping off areas or signs for events
  • Butterfly releases
  • Pegging or staking items into the ground
  • Depositing ice or iced water on grassed areas
  • Water balloons and paintball equipment
  • Domestic animals
  • Weddings unless pre-booked - a wedding consent fee applies - call NPWS (02) 9253 0888
  • Smoking is not permitted on the island

Please respect other groups and families whilst on the island. Please drink responsibly.

 

Ferries do not operate Christmas Day. Special or limited timetables operate on 26 & 31 December, 26 January and selected special events.

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

Inclusions

  • Timetable
  • Return rocket ferry between Shark Island and Circular Quay
  • Entry to Shark Island
  • Great harbour views
  • Sydney's most popular picnic island 

Need to know

  • Valid on rocket ferries only
  • Reservations essential for groups
  • Children (4-15 years) $17 return
  • There is no shop on the island
  • See More Info for details
  • Find us under Shark Island on Tripview
  • OpalPay accepted 
  • Map

Timetable

 

Timetable  Download timetable

Check Your Date   Special timetables operate on selected dates

Car Parking  Please check your date for road closures 

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YOUR SAY LONG LUNCH - Booked the Long Lunch Cruise to celebrate my husbands 65th birthday and we were not disappointed. Food and staff were both excellent, and the drinks package I would highly recommend if celebrating a special occasion. Cruising around Sydney Harbour with a glass of wine in hand is a perfect way to celebrate.  Sue, UK

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