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A must do experience for every visitor to Sydney. Discover the most beautiful harbour in the world on a sightseeing cruise that takes you leisurely into the most beautiful and fascinating coves of Sydney Harbour with commentary. Cruise or sail, cocktails or afternoon tea, outer harbour whale watching or education cruises. All at great value prices.

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See our full range of sightseeing cruises including:-

Harbour Story
Enjoy morning or afternoon tea and an entertaining and personalised commentary of the people, places and events that have made Sydney Harbour what it is today.

Harbour Story Premium
The Harbour Story Premium is more than just a cruise. It's a glass of sparkling wine by the sails of the Sydney Opera House. A machiatto under the Harbour Bridge. A fine blend of tea with the rich and famous. A delicious morning or afternoon tea listening to the stories of Sydney's most amazing characters.

Cocktail Cruise
A Mojito by the Opera House, a Bay Breeze off Rose Bay or a Cosmopolitan under the Bridge. Choose your favourite frisky mix of liqueurs available on the Cocktail Cruise.

Harbour Highlights
Sydney's best value for money sightseeing cruise. See all the famous Sydney Harbour landmarks with GPS commentary.

School Cruises
A Captain Cook Education Cruise is a great field study experience for school students Kindergarten to Year 12, Adult Education or Hospitality and Tourism training.

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

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Grandparent's Day Cruises 28 Oct Visit the Grandparent's Day page for details
Boxing Day Race Cruises 26 Dec Visit the Vivid Sydney page for details

Other Cruises - Special Events

New Years Eve
December 31
Australia Day
January 26
Valentines Day
February 14
Christmas Day
December 25
Boxing Day
December 26
Vivid Festival
May - June
Melbourne Cup
November
Mothers Day
May
Fathers Day
September
Seniors Festival
March
Christmas Parties
November - December
Christmas in July
July
Big Ships in Sydney
Year Round
Food Festival
Good Food Month
School Holiday Fun
Great Offers for Kids
Whale Watching
May - November
Earth Hour
March
Biennale
March - June 
Sydney Royal Easter Show
March - April
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95 % approval from 22 responses

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Rating
12 hours ago
4/5

Informed commentary to compliment a leisurely cruise with plenty of room om board.

Review for Harbour Story - Morning

21 hours ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service and knowledge people excellent guided tours
Product: Good discount for family and groups

Review for Harbour Story - Morning

2 days ago
5/5

Service: excellent service, perfect way to get the best view of the opera house and harbour bridge
Product: worth to try, i got the free cruise on my birthday

Review for Harbour Story - Morning

2 days ago
5/5

Service: Good service, clear commentary, lovely ady
Product: Top cruise, best intro to Sydney for visitors

Review for Harbour Story Premium - Afternoon

3 days ago
4/5

Buona esperienza, guida (solo in inglese) simpatica, competente ed esauriente nelle descrizioni dei luoghi e nelle informazioni. Navigazione tranquilla ma completa, un bel tour completo della baia.
Da fare.

Review for Harbour Story - Afternoon

3 days ago
4/5

We enjoyed our recent 2 hour afternoon cruise. Our commentator was very informative with his narration. This is my second time on Captain Cook Cruises and will we doing another one with friends in a few weeks.

Review for Harbour Story Premium - Afternoon

4 days ago
5/5

The staff were friendly and welcoming the lady on the mic who was giving the history and the information about the harbor did a great job she was fun and informative. You could sip wine on the inner deck and take in the full feeling of the sights on the outer top deck. Afternoon tea was served it was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.

Review for Harbour Story - Afternoon

4 days ago
2/5

Service: The snack not
Good enough .
Product: With more variety of food is better

Review for Harbour Story Premium - Afternoon

4 days ago
4/5

Service: Harbour cruise was good, quite informative. Nice boat. Perhaps a glass of wine/beer/cheese platter could be included with the price though.. I wouldnt pay $45 again for it. But it was a nice way to see the harbour.
Product: For the price I think a glass of wine/beer/light snack could be included.

Review for Harbour Story - Afternoon

1 week ago
5/5

We took the two hour captain cook cruise hosted by, my apologies, as I cannot recall her name, english/lived Australia most of her life, ex teacher who was welcoming, knowledgeable, fun with a good sense of humour and frankly a great asset to your business!

Review for Harbour Story - Afternoon

1 week ago
5/5

Service: The crew on board and in the ticket office were very happy and friendly. The lady speaking on the tour was very informative and engaging
Product: The afternoon tea was yum!!

Review for Harbour Story Premium - Afternoon

1 week ago
5/5

I would recommend this for others as the service was amazing and the experience was even better.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Great experience

Review for Harbour Highlights

1 week ago
5/5

The whole experience was fantastic. The commentary was excellent and really interesting.
The staff in all sections were extremely helpful and fun and the Cruise route made for wonderdul photo opportunities. All in all will be a great highlight of our Sydney visit.

Review for Harbour Story - Afternoon

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Very good, well worth the money.
First cruise I have been on that goes into middle harbour as well.
Product: Great value, easy to organise on line

Review for Harbour Story Premium - Afternoon

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The service is always of the highest standard - crew on board friendly and helpful and the food and drink service is excellent.
Product: Great value! All the Captain Cook Cruise products are fantastic!

Review for Harbour Story Premium - Afternoon

2 weeks ago
5/5

Our tour guide was topnotch! Very knowledgeable on history of Sydney as well as lots of interesting information about the areas around the harbour. Really enjoyed the two hours.

Review for Harbour Story Premium - Morning

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: We booked cocktail's only on the cruise. The staff was great, Good service, Drinks were Delicious. Enjoyed the view of the coast and the harbor. It could have been better if more people were there for the cocktail cruise everyone else was on a dinner cruise. We would recommend the cruise.
Product: It was worth the money, I would have paid a little more to get two drinks each instead of only one. The cost of a second drinks was too high.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

It was excellent. The only problem I had was with the ticket office, I paid for premium and the person gave me the normal tickets.

Review for Harbour Story - Afternoon

3 weeks ago
5/5

We took the PM story of the harbour tour. The issuing of boarding pass is quick and the narrator was great! History of the harbour, interesting facts and other bits and pieces made the trip wonderful for the family. The bridge and the opera house looks great in the setting sun when we return.

Review for Harbour Story - Afternoon

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Room, comfy boat with awesome tour commentary.
Product: Roomy, comfy boat with great views through large windows. Fantastic commentary by enthusiastic and friendly staff.

Review for Harbour Story - Afternoon

1 month ago
5/5

The premium 2hr cruise around Sydney harbour was fantastic.
Our host, Elizabeth, was brilliant - fantastic commentary.
Highly recommend.

Review for Harbour Story Premium - Morning

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