2 Day Pass

Inclusions

  • Timetable
  • Flexible Hop On Hop Off 2-Day Pass
  • 10 famous stops including
    - Circular Quay
    - Darling Harbour
    - ICC Sydney
    - Barangaroo
    - Taronga Zoo
    - Manly
    - Watsons Bay
    - Luna Park
    - Shark Island
    - Fort Denison (selected dates)
  • Combines easily with attraction entry
  • Live guided commentary on selected routes

Need to know

  • Add-on an optional Attraction entry and save. Valid for one single entry, within 7 days of cruise. See More Info for details
    - Taronga Zoo
    - SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
    - WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
    - Madame Tussauds Sydney
    - Sydney Tower Eye
    - Sydney & Bondi Big Bus Explorer (24hr pass)
  • Cruise ticket valid for 2 calendar days
  • Children (4-15 years) $27
  • Map
  • Cruise Info
  • Family Bonus - How to Book
  • There are no catering facilities on Fort Denison

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When in Sydney do what the locals do and travel on the harbour highway. The Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer pass is the easy way for visitors to explore Sydney over 2 calendar days visiting up to ten famous harbour precincts including Darling Harbour, ICC Sydney, Barangaroo, Circular Quay (The Rocks & Opera House), Taronga Zoo, Manly, Watsons Bay, Luna Park & Shark Island with commentary. More Info ...

The Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer pass is the easy way for visitors to explore Sydney. These red rocket ferries criss-cross the harbour throughout the day, travelling between eleven famous stops including Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Manly, Taronga Zoo and Watsons Bay. Hop-on and hop-off as you like using one easy to follow timetable, rather than the maze of commuter ferry timetables. You’ll also be welcomed onboard, given full commentary and provided hints on how to make the most of your time in Sydney that only the locals know. Best of all, it comes packaged in one simple price with savings of up to 95% on attraction entry combo prices.

Start your Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer from the main tourist precincts of Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.

Eleven stops including * Darling Harbour * ICC Sydney * Barangaroo * Circular Quay * Taronga Zoo * Manly * Watsons Bay * Fort Denison (Thu-Sun) * Luna Park * Shark Island

Daily timetables may vary depending on the what’s happening on the harbour. To see the Harbour Explorer daily timetable visit the Check Your Date link.

Available at additional cost (valid for one single entry, within 7 days of cruise)

  • Taronga Zoo entry & Sky Safari cable car
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium entry (Darling Harbour)
  • WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo entry (Darling Harbour)
  • Madame Tussauds entry (Darling Harbour)
  • Sydney Tower Eye entry (City Centre)
  • 24 Hour Sydney & Bondi Big Bus Explorer

Family friendly

Child fares available for children 4-15 years 

About Each Destination

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

Darling Harbour - Pier 26

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  • WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Maritime Museum
  • Waterfront restaurants & playground
  • Access to Darling Quarter & Chinese Gardens
  • China Town
  • Big Bus Sydney & Bondi Explorer

Darling Harbour - ICC Sydney

  • International Convention Centre (ICC) - Sydney's premier convention & entertainment precinct
  • Harbourside Shopping Centre
  • Restaurants & bars
  • Light Rail to Central and the Inner West

Barangaroo - King Street Wharf No.1

  • Access to Barangaroo and King St Wharf restaurants, pubs & hotels
  • Cruise & ferry wharves & car parking
  • Barangaroo Reserve
  • 6-minute Wynyard Walk to city and transport hub

Taronga Zoo

  • Australia's amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus & kangaroos
  • Animals of the world
  • Open daily 9am to 5pm

Manly

  • 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

  • Famous Doyle's seafood restaurant & waterfront pub
  • Park and picnic grounds
  • Short stroll to beautiful harbour swimming beaches, the Gap, South Head & HMAS Watson

Fort Denison

  • Historic island fort in the middle of Sydney Harbour
  • Museum & tide gauge

Please note there are no catering facilities on Fort Denison

Luna Park

  • 500m to Luna Park & North Sydney Olympic pool
  • 700m to the Sydney Harbour Bridge walkway
  • Luna Park opening days & hours - call +61-2-9922 6644

Shark Island

  • National Park Island
  • Perfect BYO picnic destination
  • Small swimming beach
  • Five picnic shelters
  • 360 degree harbour views from the Opera House to the Heads

Attraction Information

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

  • Aquarium Wharf Darling Harbour
  • Open daily from 10am to 6pm
  • Last admission at 5pm

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

  • Aquarium Wharf Darling Harbour
  • Open daily from 10am to 5pm
  • Last admission 4pm

Madame Tussauds

  • Aquarium Wharf Darling Harbour
  • Open daily from 10am to 6pm
  • Last admission 5pm

Sydney Tower Eye

  • Cnr Pitt & Market Streets
  • Open daily from 9am to 9pm
  • Last admission at 8pm

IMPORTANT Please note that smoking is not permitted on NSW National Parks sites. Rubbish bins are not provided - please ensure you take all rubbish with you. Penalties may apply for non-compliance.

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92 % approval from 48 responses

Date
Rating
6 days ago
5/5

great experience!!!

Review for Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Would buy from Captain Cook Cruises again as service both at time of purchase and when carrying out the activity.
Product: The hop on, hop off service was very good, some great sights to see and interesting facts learned. Whilst the zoo trip was also good it was not quite as impressive as it’s billing suggested. Overall though a very enjoyable package.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Cruise to Taronga Zoo is perfect and easy, ontime, clean, spacious, baby stroller friendly
Product: Cruise with zoo entry ticket price is affordable

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

1 week ago
4/5

Service: Boat staff very polite and helpful. I found the timetable confusing. It would be great if the ferry went to all the places in a circular pattern so you could more easily get to all the places. The tickets are over priced. We were lucky about getting children for free otherwise way to high.
Product: I purchased ticket online but then when I got the ferry we had to go back to the office and exchange for another type of ticket. This should not be necessary especially since the ferry service starts prior to office opening or you could be starting at other points on the harbour.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Hop On Hop Off Cruise. We display our cruise routes on our website for all our cruises to enable customers the opportunity to know where they will be cruising and what to expect. We believe our pricing to be equal to any transportation company on the harbour and is reflective of the quality and reliability with which customers receive. Customers have the option of purchasing tickets online as well purchasing at a ticketing booth and onboard the vessels, including the use of OpalPay.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer

2 weeks ago
5/5

Friendly Staff on all ferries used!

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 weeks ago
5/5

Amazing experience!!!

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Super friendly staff.
Knowledgeable guides
Timely service
Well priced
Product: Good vehicles
Staff helpful
Good knowledge
Timely service
Well priced

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 weeks ago
2/5

Service: Comfortable seating
Product: The zoo was highly overrated. The only unique thing about it was the view.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 weeks ago
5/5

Excellent service - first from the woman in the Darling Harbour Office; she was so very helpful and pleasant; she even helped us manouevre my travel mobility scooter on board! Then the staff on the boats - they made sure we (and my scooter) got safely on and off the boat each time, and gave us advice for the zoo.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 weeks ago
4/5

Booking was easy from their website thought it was odd that they still require a printed confirmation - not really friendly if you’re traveling and without a printer.

Entering the zoo, cable car and ferry was fuss free. Our pickup from zoo to Circular Quay was about 15minutes late. Please note on schedule because if you miss the ferry you might need to wait up to an hour.

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Onboard service was great! The commentators were superb, knowledgeable and entertaining. A pity didn't get his name. He sings and he offers to help take picture for everyone.

One thing to highlight is the service at the counter at Darling Harbour. The lady could be a little more helpful in providing information. Went on Fri to collect our tickets but told her would only go to the zoo the next day. She gave us a timetable for Mon-Fri which I didnt realise till Sat when I waited for 9.40am ferry which only came at 10am.
Product: Mentioned in the earlier review

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Hop On Hop Off Ferry. Our cruise offers live, personalised commentary providing insights from our highly experienced commentator. As you’re aware, finding the right balance between providing information, humour and interactions can be difficult as each customer has tastes and preferences, so we’re glad you enjoyed this aspect of your cruise. We can assure you that our staff are trained to provide our customers devoted and efficient service. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our hospitality manager.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

4 weeks 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

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. Our cruise times are listed on our website for complete transparency for our customers and we follow this as closely as possible. 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 satisfying to receive. Your comments are very much appreciated by all our hospitality and catering staff and a copy of your email has been forwarded onto their department managers. We are sure they will value the positive feedback too.

Once again, thank you for your review.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Hop On Hop Off and SeaLife

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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 month 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 month 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

1 month ago
5/5

Great

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago
5/5

excellent service

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

4 months ago
5/5

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

Review for Hop On Hop Off and Taronga Zoo

4 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

4 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!

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