24 Hour Pass


  • Flexible hop on & off 24 hour ferry ticket between
    - Darling Harbour
    - Circular Quay
    - Taronga Zoo
    - Watsons Bay
    - Luna Park
    - Manly
    - Fort Denison
    - Shark Island
    - Garden Island
  • 30-45 minutes between vessels
  • Easy combined attraction passes
  • 60 to 90 minute round trip cruise
  • Live guided commentary 

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
    - Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary
    - Sydney & Bondi Explorer Bus (24hr pass)
  • Cruise Info
  • Family Bonus - How to Book
  • Children (4-15 years) $25
  • Hop On Hop Off Cruise Timetable
  • There will be no catering facilities on Fort Denison as of 26Jun17 until further notice


Please note Fort Denison Cafe will be closed from 26 June 2017 until further notice. Cruise operation and island access as normal.

Timetable  Download a sample timetable

Check Your Date   Special timetables operate on selected dates

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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 24-hours visiting up to nine famous harbour precincts including Darling Harbour, Circular Quay (The Rocks & Opera House), Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Luna Park, Manly, Fort Denison, Shark Island and Garden Island with full commentary.

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. These red rocket ferries criss-cross the harbour throughout the day, travelling between nine famous harbour precincts including 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 with departures every 30-45 minutes, or from Manly every hour.

Nine stops including * Darling Harbour * Circular Quay * Taronga Zoo * Manly * Watsons Bay * Fort Denison * Luna Park * Shark Island * Garden 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 above.

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)
  • Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary (Manly)

Family friendly

Child fares available for children 4-15 years 

About Each Destination

Darling Harbour

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  • WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Maritime Museum
  • Imax
  • Star Casino
  • Harbourside Shopping Centre
  • Waterfront restaurants
  • China Town

Circular Quay

  • Sydney Opera House
  • The Rocks historic precinct
  • Weekend Markets
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Harbour Bridge pylon
  • Restaurants

Fort Denison

  • Historic island fort
  • Museum & tide gauge

​Please note there will be no catering facilities on Fort Denison as of 26Jun17 until further notice

 Taronga Zoo

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

Shark Island

  • National Park Island
  • Perfect BYO picnic destination
  • Small swimming beach
  • Five picnic shelters

Watsons Bay

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


  • Swim with the sharks at Oceanworld
  • Discover the natural beauty of North Head Sanctuary (45min walk from Manly)
  • Fish n chips on The Corso
  • Ocean front restaurants, bars and cafes
  • Cabbage Tree Bay Eco-Sculpture Walk on Marine Parade
  • Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Garden Island - Heritage Centre

  • Free entry to the RAN Heritage Centre and the 150 year old historic gardens adjacent to the Centre with its panoramic views of Sydney Harbour.
  • The Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre was opened in 2015 and contains some amazing artefacts including  the conning tower of M22, one of the Japanese midget submarines that attacked Sydney Harbour in World War II.
  • Visitors can stand in a simulated open bridge of a World War II destroyer and get a submariner’s view of Sydney Harbour through the only fully operational attack periscope available for public use in Australia.
  • The centre also houses the popular Salthorse Café offering inexpensive light lunches and beverages to visitors in a unique harbour foreshore location.

Luna Park

  • Jeffrey Street Wharf
  • 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

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

  • Aquarium Wharf Darling Harbour
  • Open daily from 9am to 8pm
  • Last admission at 7pm

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

  • Aquarium Wharf Darling Harbour
  • Open daily from 9am to 6pm
  • Last admission 5pm

Madame Tussauds

  • Aquarium Wharf Darling Harbour
  • Open daily from 9am to 8pm
  • Last admission 7pm

Sydney Tower Eye

  • Cnr Pitt & Market Streets
  • Open daily from 9am to 10.30pm
  • Last admission at 9.30pm

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

  • Open daily from 9.30am to 5.00pm
  • Last admission at 4.30pm
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • Located next to Manly Ferry Wharf, just a short 200 metre walk along Manly Cove

Best Price Guarantee (BPG)

If you find a cruise of identical quality, service and inclusions advertised at a lower retail price, available at the same time, we’ll match it. Excludes attraction entry, third party agents, private charters and special events. Captain Cook Cruises reserves the right to limit the quantity of products available for price-matching at its discretion.

How do I redeem my Best Price Guarantee (BPG)
You can redeem your Best Price Guarantee by visiting our offices or calling us on +61-2-9206 1111. You can not redeem the BPG online. The BPG offer must be requested prior to purchasing your ticket. It cannot be redeemed after your ticket has been purchased.

What items are excluded from BPG?
* Non identical products and services * Package deals i.e. cruise and attraction bundles * Cash back and coupon offers * Third party resellers * Customer special orders * Contract pricing * Competitor clearance products * Private charters

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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100 % approval from 8 responses

7 days ago

il modo migliore per scoprire Sydney

1 week ago

Convenient, timely and great commentary about the tourist attractions.

3 months ago

Service: Eine schöne Hafenrundfahrt mit ausführlichen Informationen der Reisebegleiterin.

Product: Alles bestens, jederzeit wieder.

4 months ago

Service: Great Service!!!

Product: Great way to see Sydney !

5 months ago

Service: Very good service and friendly crews enjoyed a lot!


Product: Very experience thanks !!!

5 months ago

Service: Great amount of stops, friendly staff. Would benefit from more speakers upstairs as it was very difficult to hear the commentary over the wind/boat noise.

Product: Nice day out on the harbour with educational commentary when it was audible

5 months ago

Service: A great way to see all the sights of Sydney.

Product: Well worth the money. Convenient. Easy to access.

6 months ago

Really enjoyed the experience, would recommend it to my friends

The commentary was well said and timing was good from one place to another

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