Hop On Hop Off

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When in Sydney do what the locals do and travel on the harbour highway. A Sydney Harbour Hop On Hop Off ferry pass makes it easy for visitors to navigate the maze of commuter timetables. Hop On Hop Off rocket ferries depart the main tourist precincts of Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and Manly, for a 60 to 90 minute cruise around the harbour with a choice of up to 11 famous stopovers along the way.

Timetable 

2-DAY PASS - UP TO 10-STOPS $49

  • Circular Quay
  • Darling Harbour
  • Taronga Zoo
  • Manly
  • Watsons Bay
  • Luna Park
  • Shark Island 
  • Barangaroo
  • International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney)
  • Fort Denison (subject to availability)

ADD THE SYDNEY FISH MARKETS - UP TO 11-STOPS $59

  • All the above stops plus Sydney Fish Markets every Saturday & Sunday

ADD AN ATTRACTION PASS - SAVE UP TO 75%

  • Cruise & 1 attraction from $55
  • Cruise & 2 attractions from $89
  • Cruise & 3 attractions from $99
  • Cruise & 5 attractions from $159
  • Attraction entry tickets are valid for 7 days from your cruise

2-DAY HOP ON HOP OFF PASSES & COMBOS

2-Day Pass
The 2-day Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer rocket ferry pass including free reboarding at Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Fort Denison, Manly, Shark Island, ICC Sydney & Barangaroo.

2-Day Pass and 5 Attractions
Five of Sydney's most popular attractions
plus a 2-day Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer pass. Your ticket includes entry to Taronga Zoo including Sky Safari cable car, PLUS 24 Hour Sydney & Bondi Big Bus Explorer ticket (both Zoo & Bus valid for up to 7 days), PLUS one 3 attraction combo ticket with a choice of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds and Sydney Tower Eye (valid for up to 30 days) 

2-Day Pass and 3 Attractions
Three of Sydney's most popular attractions
plus a 2-day Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer pass. Your ticket includes a 3 attraction combo ticket with a choice of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds & Sydney Tower Eye (valid for up to 30 days) 

2-Day Pass and 2 Attractions
Two of Sydney's most popular attractions plus a 2-day Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer pass. Your ticket includes a 2 attraction combo ticket with a choice of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds & Sydney Tower Eye (valid for up to 30 days)

2-Day Pass and Sydney Fish Market
The 2-day Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer pass including ferry return to Sydney Fish Market. 

2-Day Pass and Taronga Zoo
The 2-day Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer pass including entry to Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari cable car.

2-Day Pass and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
The 2-day Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer pass including entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

2-Day Pass and Madame Tussauds
The 2-day Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer pass including entry to Madame Tussauds.

2-Day Pass and Sydney Tower Eye
The 2-day Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer pass including entry to Sydney Tower Eye.

2-Day Pass and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
The 2-day Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer pass including entry to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.

2-Day Pass and 24 Hour Big Bus
The 2-day Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer pass including 24 Hour Sydney & Bondi Big Bus Explorer Ticket.

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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91 % approval from 35 responses

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Rating
2 days ago
4/5

Service: staff were great as always .the new timetables is frustrating with long delays between ferries or inadequate time to transfer at barangaroo.Will certainly use again though
Product: 40 minute wait to get in. Wouldn`t want to be paying fullprice for this attraction as the content and size of displays has been further downsized since we visited in May .less to see ...huge distance to the toilets ...toilets filthy

Review for Hop On Hop Off and SeaLife

2 days ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic experience. The staff were friendly and professional, the ride comfortable and entertaining and the value for the money was excellent. Would highly recommend them. We used them several times to get from harbor to harbor on our trip to Sydney, Australia.
Product: Great value for the level of service.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

2 days ago
5/5

Service: Ferries were neat and tidy. Services were on time. The lady giving the commentary from Darling Harbour over to Manly was brilliant.
Product: Easy as. Done over the Internet. Collected the ticket at Manly Wharf. Heidi was most helpful.

Review for Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer

4 days ago
5/5

Service: Fabulous afternoon! The whales didn’t let us down!
Product: Fabulous time at the zoo!

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

1 week ago
4/5

Service: Helpful staff. Comments on the area history was great.
Not a regular service but coped.
Ok for value I think.
Product: Price ok I think.
Great it was for two days and why I bought this one as some were only one day which is no good.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic as a non Sydneysider to explore the city and get interesting info. Staff helpful and ship clean and comfortable.
Product: Great value entry to the zoo and 2 days of ferries.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

2 weeks ago
5/5

Great

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: My family & I had a memorable experience with the Captain Cook Hop-On Hop Off Cruises during our recent visit to Australia. The cruise were punctual and their staff were always serving with a smile. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery that Sydney had to offer through the cruise as well as on land during our stops. Definitely would recommend it to family and friends.
Product: My family & I had taken up the 48 hour Hop-on Hop-off cruise which comes with SeaLife tickets. It was an amazing experience for all of us. Definitely a holiday filled with memories.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and SeaLife

3 weeks ago
4/5

Overall was great, easy online booking and very friendly staff on board. Kids enjoyed the ride as much as we did.

only hiccup was twice we were at dock on time but ferry left already. first one we thought might be our watch are abit late. so we waited 45 minutes (suppose 30 minutes according the time table - 15 minutes late) for next ferry. second one we were at circular quay with a clock at the terminal. when we got there same thing happened right on time but ferry was long gone. so my advice is arrive early to avoid miss the ferry.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Yes we like them but we feel that the cruise times and locations are a bit confusing.
If for instance I want to go from one side of Darling harbour to the other not all boats do this. It would be much easier if all boats went in the same loop from one spot. For instance why do they need 2 moorings at Darling Harbour on the aquatics centre side? Just have 1 mooring at pier 26 next to Madame Tussauds
Product: I liked Madame Tussauds but why have a waxwork of Curtis Stone? Much better to have one of Gordon Ramsey.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Madame Tussauds

3 weeks ago
5/5

Everyone was really helpfull with information and help. Would absolutely recommend it.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Service was excellent, fast and friendly. There was some issues with the Big Bus and Anne from Pier 26 was extremely sufficient in helping us sort out the problem.
Product: The harbour cruise was amazing. Sea Life, the zoo and Madame Tussaud's lived up to our expectations. Unfortunately the Big Bus Tour wasted about 5 hours of our last day in Sydney as they didn't want to accept our Captain Cook ticket. Eventually, with a lot of help from Captain Cook staff, the problem was sorted. I would suggest more consistency in this regard, but other than this, everything was fantastic.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and 5 Attractions

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Convenient, hassle free and the crew is friendly and helpful
Product: One of best zoos we’ve ever been too. Also offers great views of the city, harbor bridge and opera house

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

2 months ago
5/5

It was a great way to see the city from the water. And, we were able to spend some time exploring some of the stops.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Big Bus

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Very friendly staff onboard. Very informative, pointing out landmarks as we passed them etc
Product: The boat was very late (which I know can’t be helped sometimes).

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

2 months ago
5/5

We took the hop-on, hop-off ferry to explore several Sydney sites including the zoo and Manly. I wish there were more options from the zoo in the afternoon towards Manly. The ferries were on time and easy to use. It's a good deal to include the zoo ticket with the ferry. We didn't get any commentary on our last trip from Manly to Barangaroo, so we must have gotten onto a commuting vessel instead of a tourist vessel. Great views at sunset heading back into the city.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

2 months ago
5/5

Service: great service and it was fun catching the ferry to Taronga zoo.
Product: good value, found website as a bit hard to find details.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

2 months ago
2/5

Service: Few people knew about the deal or could advise on how best to take advantage of it. Many of the customer service people were unhelpful and impatient.
Product: Misleading and not the greatest value for money.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruise experience. We always strive to provide the best customer service possible and we are disappointed to read that this wasn’t to your standards on this occasion. Please be assured your comments have been forwarded to our hospitality manager for review.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Hop On Hop Off and 5 Attractions

2 months ago
5/5

Amazing. I would highly recommend

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Cruise are on time, but not so stroller friendly for the hoho as we need to carry the stroller ourselves in and out the hoho.
Product: Great experience with the hoho

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 months ago
1/5

We were stranded when the ferry didn’t make a scheduled stop. Offered no compensation and no apology. Disappointed!

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 months ago
5/5

Fantastic boats - fast, clean, on -time and very helpful staff.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 months ago
5/5

Service: It was very informative.
We had a wonderful time
Product: There was a lot of stuff for us to see. Only wish we had more time

Review for Hop On Hop Off and 3 Attractions

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Thank you Captain Cook Cruises. I and my wife really enjoyed the ferry rides. The reception staff was very helpful in giving directions and also thoughtful by marking times on the timetable to clarify the ferry times for our ferry trips. Service at the reception was fast and queue was short so no long wait time. The same excellence in service was matched by the caring staff on the ferry. The commentaries during the ferry ride were interesting, personal and not repetitive. The ferry ride was very enjoyable with great scenic views. The ferry seemed clean and well maintained from external. The ganger bridge was easy to cross.
Product: Good value for money matched with good service

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 months ago
5/5

Very organised service with great options to get to nearby attractions. Comfortable boat and great commentary.

Review for Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer

3 months ago
5/5

excellent service

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Exceptional cruise
Product: Great transport to and from zoo

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 months ago
2/5

Service: I felt bad because of the inequalities of the employees. You had boat captains and some assistants who were fantastic and timely, but other support staff in the office who barely knew what was going on and people putting out the ramps on their cell phones and not listening to the captain's instructions.

Anyway, the service worked great for our purposes, just funny to watch a dysfunctional organization with poor employees try to put themselves together. The captain would often look at the paying customers with his head in his hands apologizing.
Product: With the discount, it made the ZOO + HOHO a good deal.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your recent review of our Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo Express Cruise. We can assure you that our staff are trained to provide our customers devoted and efficient service. As you know we do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the end product – so your review for this is very disappointing to receive. Please be assured your comments have been forwarded to our hospitality manager for review.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 months ago
4/5

Service: The Hop On Hp Off Ferry was the easiest way to see the best sights in Sydney. The only problem we had was that we were trying to catch the last ferry of the night from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour, we asked the captain when we were dropped off to make sure we knew where to be to catch the ferry back. While we waited for the last ferry with 11 other passengers, we watched the ferry come in at a different location and leave without us. A taxi boat then informed us that during special events like Vivid, the ferries could not stop where we were. Frustrated that we had been stranded on Circular Quay, we walked to the other pier. The last ferry in, that was no longer taking passengers, was nice enough to take us closer to where we were originally getting off. That captain saved the night.
Product: Great price for easy transportation in Sydney!

Review for Hop On Hop Off and SeaLife

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