Watsons Bay Ferry

Who doesn’t love Watto? Home to Australia’s oldest fishing village, waterfront restaurants and great outdoor pubs, Watsons Bay is everything fun and carefree about Sydney. Only a short walk from the wharf you’ll find secluded beaches and amazing views from the South Head Heritage Trail and Hornby Lighthouse. If you live here, you have our envy! Join the only commuter and tourist ferry service operating between Watson’s Bay and the city. For everyone else there are tourist services to Watsons Bay from Manly, Taronga Zoo and Circular Quay.

Watsons Bay - Circular Quay Ferry

Watsons Bay - Circular Quay

Watsons Bay - Manly Ferry

Watsons Bay - Manly

Watsons Bay - Taronga Zoo Ferry

Watsons Bay – Taronga Zoo


Circular Quay

  • Sydney Opera House
  • The Rocks historic precinct & weekend markets
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Harbour Bridge walkway & Bridge Climb
  • Restaurants, bars & hotels
  • Big Bus Sydney & Bondi Explorer
  • Transport hub - cruise & ferry wharves & airport train line

Taronga Zoo

  • Australia's most famous Zoo with amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus, kangaroos and animals of the world - open daily 9am to 5pm
  • Headland natures walks towards Bradleys Head and Chowder Bay 


  • Short walk to famous Manly surf beaches
  • Ocean-front restaurants, bars & cafes
  • Discover the natural beauty of North Head Sanctuary (45min walk from Manly)
  • Fish n chips on The Corso
  • Cabbage Tree Bay Eco-Sculpture Walk on Marine Parade

Watsons Bay

  • Sydney's oldest fishing village
  • Waterfront restaurants & outdoor pubs
  • Home to the famous Doyle's seafood restaurant
  • South Head Heritage Trail and Hornby Lighthouse
  • Park and picnic grounds
  • Short stroll to beautiful harbour swimming beaches, the Gap, South Head & HMAS Watson

Lane Cove

  • Commuter and school services
  • Darling Harbour, Balmain East, Jeffrey St Wharf North Sydney, Circular Quay, Long Nose Point Wharf Birchgrove, Greenwich Point, Bay St Wharf Birchgrove, Northwood Wharf, Longueville Wharf, Alexandra St Wharf Hunters Hill, Riverview College Wharf Lane Cove

Car Parking 

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Children Under 18 Years

  • Please note children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult on all licensed cruises.

Terms & Conditions 

  • Special payment and cancellation conditions apply to all special offers and special events. View our terms and conditions


  • Select your ferry option from the `Book this cruise’ box
  • Zoo Express includes return ferry, entry to Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari cable car
  • Commentary on all tourist services

Need to know



TODAY'S Timetable   All the latest updates & operating dates

Watsons Bay-Circular Quay   Commuter service timetable

Watsons Bay- Circular Quay   Tourist service sample timetable

Watsons Bay- Manly   Tourist service sample timetable

Watsons Bay-Taronga Zoo   Tourist service sample timetable

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