Taronga Zoo Ferry

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Skip the traffic and travel to Taronga Zoo by rocket ferry departing regularly from Circular Quay, Watsons Bay and Darling Harbour. More Info ...

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Taronga Zoo - Circular Quay Ferry
Return rocket ferry between Taronga Zoo and Circular Quay 

TARONGA ZOO ENTRY & FERRY COMBO

Taronga Zoo Express
Return rocket to Taronga Zoo from Circular Quay, Watsons Bay or Darling Harbour plus Zoo entry

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

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79 % approval from 19 responses

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1 month ago
5/5

Service: Everything from booking on line to going to the pier and getting my tickets was first class. All staff and crew members were polite and helpful,
Product: This was an excellent way to travel to the zoo. I saw more of Sydney then I would have.

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2 months ago
1/5

Service: I must say my experience was unsatisfactory. We purchased two cruises on the 26th of January. The first, a small vessel participating in the boat ballet, was great. But when we showed up for a ferry to Taronga Zoo for a 2:35 departure from Circular Quay, we were very disappointed to find the service ended at 1:45. I understand we were to have "looked more closely at the schedule" as we were told, but I think the organization doesn't understand that tourists don't read these things regularly and to a novice it was not clear. There could have been much better warning about the limitations in your service. We didn't see 2 hours at the zoo as being "not worth it" as we were told. It all seemed somewhat deceptive.
Product: It is easy to misinterpret the schedule if you are not familiar with reading ferry schedules. In my opinion, the company should make more of an effort to warn people of easy mistakes. I took considerable time trying to understand Australia Day schedule differences from normal schedule and still made a huge blunder that dramatically changed our plans for the day.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for the review of your experience of your Cruise. We are pleased that you enjoyed your Boat Ballet Cruise on Australia Day. All information regarding timetables can be found on our website, which we update as soon as possible to give our customers accurate information. We also encourage our customers to contact our reservations team if they have any questions or inquiries regarding any information for their cruise.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Taronga Zoo Express Ferry

2 months ago
1/5

Service: Sehr lange Schlange vor dem Schiff. Wir haben nicht erfahren, dass man gegen einen kleinen Aufpreis auch über eine Priority Line reinkommen könnte. Auf dem Rückweg wechselte plötzlich die Destination und wir kämmen nicht zu unserem Ziel
Product: Überfüllt und sehr unpünktlich.

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2 months ago
2/5

Service: Leaving from Circular Quay was fine and fairly organised, you had your staff directing people where to go etc but coming back from Taronga Zoo was chaotic. The ferry we aimed to get, we couldn’t even get near due to so many people who I believe belonged to a tour party who dominated the entire area with a very bossy lady who wouldn’t let anyone pass by. The next one came in and the same palarva started again hence we missed our connecting trains back to the South Coast which added to an extremely long day. Although a good one, but tiring when you have a child with a disability all the same who is obsessed with schedules and wasn’t happy we didn’t make ours and I’m very lucky we didn’t have any major melt down.
Product: Was a good inclusive price

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for the review of your experience of your Cruise. As any other ferry operator in the harbour, we unfortunately depend on traffic and weather conditions to operate which can be affected by unforeseen circumstances. For that reason, we update our timetable daily to try to be as reliable as we can. We do apologise sincerely for the inconvenience. As you know we value customer feedback, therefore your comments were forwarded to the relevant managers on that matter.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Taronga Zoo Express Ferry

4 months ago
5/5

5 stars

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4 months ago
4/5

Service: The ship from the zoo to the Quay was delayed by 15 minutes, other than that, it was a good ride there and back
Product: Delayed at the zoo going back to the Quay

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6 months ago
5/5

awesome!

Review for Taronga Zoo Express Ferry

6 months ago
5/5

I liked the 'Captain' in costume at the wharf, nice touch and he was friendly and helpful.

Ferries were comfortable, fast and on time. The package ticket with the zoo ticket, Sky Safari and ferry was great.

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6 months ago
5/5

Service: Great view from the top deck.
Product: Easy access to Taroga zoo from darling harbour.

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6 months ago
5/5

Service: Clean and not too busy. The guide on board was great.
Product: No complaints I guess. Nothing else comes to mind

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6 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent ferry service. We used the service to Taronga Zoo and to Darling Harbour. Comfortable seating and ran to the timetable. Good prices especially combined prices for tourists wanting to visit attractions.
Product: Very good service we used the service to Taronga Zoo and on a different day Darling Harbour and the aquarium. All ran to the timetable. Comfortable and the Taronga Zoo ferry had outdoor seating, good for photographs of the fantastic sights of Sydney harbour. Good combined prices for tourists wanting to visit attractions.

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7 months ago
5/5

Service: I enjoyed the bought service.
Product: I enjoyed the service to reach and come back from Taronga Zoo.

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7 months ago
5/5

Service: Easy booking, kind employees and excellent service. Thanks for the day
Product: Amazing place and nice animal. All perfect

Review for Taronga Zoo Express Ferry

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Very friendly and helpful.
Excellent service with excellent staff.
Product: Perfect service for our family of five.
Arrived at the Zoo on time.
Plenty of return services during the day to choose from.

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8 months ago
5/5

旅途很顺利,很开心

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9 months ago
4/5

きれいな船内とスムーズなチケット発行でした!

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9 months ago
4/5

Service: Great knowledge of places and ports we passed and stopped at. Friendly and competent team, both on and off land! Really helpful when asked for advice/recommendations. Thank you CCC! Will use again!
Product: Great day out...if education is key on your list...this is the place!

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