Harbour Highlights

Sydney's best value for money sightseeing cruise. See all the famous Sydney Harbour landmarks with GPS commentary. Seventy-five-minute afternoon cruise departs daily from Circular Quay. More Info ...

The name says it all - the highlights of Sydney Harbour in one and a quarter hours. Capture the moment with your camera as you cruise up close to the Sydney Opera House and past palatial waterfront mansions along the exclusive eastern suburbs. Cruise under the Sydney Harbour Bridge where you may spot climbers waving to you from the top of the bridge. There is plenty for the children too with ferry and tug boats criss-crossing the harbour, islands and forts, lighthouses, naval vessels and submarines and even the occasional whale, dolphin, seal or fairy penguin.

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Inclusions

  • Daily from 2.30pm, up to 1hr 15min
  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000*
  • GPS commentary
  • Main Harbour sights

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Timetable

Below are the normal departure details. Special timetables operate on selected dates.

 

Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6
Daily 2.30pm. Disembark 3.45pm. Additional departures available for groups on request

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YOUR SAY NEW YEARS EVE - I was on John Cadman II on NYE and I couldn’t have had a better time. Everything about the cruise was perfect, the staff were polite and all retained their sense of fun and humour. Thanks to the crew for a great way to see in the New Year. Sallie-Ann, VIC

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62 % approval from 13 responses

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Rating
2 months ago
2/5

It was hard to hear the commentary as there were too many people on board and many of them were chatting.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. As you’re aware, finding the right balance of volume can be difficult as each customer has tastes and preferences. However, please be assured your thoughts will be forwarded to our hospitality manager for review.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards, Head of Customer Service Captain Cook Cruises

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3 months ago
5/5

Service: Very interesting. Must join this activity. I love it.
Product: Good price. Quick confirmation.

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3 months ago
2/5

Service: I was on the top deck, should have been more seating as there were many elderly people who were Chinese visitors. There was no comnetery
Product: It was good value for money

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are disappointed to hear you did not have a wonderful time on our Harbour Highlights Cruise. On this cruise, our GPS commentary is used to provide a general insight into the history and fun facts of the harbour. This is set at a volume so as to not interrupt or be obtrusive to the conversations and ambience of fellow passengers, whilst still at an appropriate volume for customers to listen to at their leisure. If customers prefer a live, personalised and interactive commentary, we provide live commentary on our Harbour Story cruises. Also, we attempt to provide as much seating as possible on board our cruises and we apologise that you did not find this to be the case on this occasion. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind Regards,Head of Customer ServiceCaptain Cook Cruises

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3 months ago
5/5

Service: From the very start, booking a special charter and also booking people on the Lunch Buffet Cruise, the team at CCC's couldn't have been more helpful. Dealing with last minute changes, they were helpful and happy always.
Product: Private Charter easy to organise last minute and Lunch Buffet Cruise had those who did this proclaiming the meal was fabulous.

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5 months ago
2/5

I had booked the cruise as a present from my parents who were over from the UK and my son and I were visiting Sydney from Perth. I checked the accessibility of the vessel as my mother uses a mobility scooter and all looked great. On the ship we went up one level so we could sit in the sun and listen to the commentary. I got seats from inside so my mum could sit down. We couldn't hear any commentary so queried it with staff who said it was only on the lower inside deck or the top outside deck. This was disappointing as the top deck was a huge climb for my mum to do. I went up to the top deck on three occasions and the commentary was not on. I queried this and was told there was a problem with it. When it finally did work I could hear that it was also playing on the front deck on the level we were on but the doors to the inside were locked so we could not access this. This would have been so helpful to have got to as my mum could have sat there and listened to it. We had seen people in this area when the boat came in so was confused as to why we couldn't get to it. Finally my mum made the huge effort to get to the top of the boat so she could enjoy the last 15 minutes of commentary but this upset my Dad so much as he was worried about her falling that he sat on the bottom deck. Overall I felt the whole experience was really disappointing and not the cruise I was expecting to enjoy.

Kind regards

Lindsey

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are disappointed to read that the service on your cruise wasn’t to your standards. We can assure you that our staff are trained to provide our customers devoted and efficient service. Our cruise offers live, personalised commentary providing insights from our highly experienced commentator. As you’re aware, finding the right balance of volume can be difficult as each customer has tastes and preferences. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns. However, please be assured your thoughts will be forwarded to our hospitality manager for review.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

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6 months ago
4/5

Very good. Would take the sightseeing trip again. Covered a lot of historical places

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6 months ago
1/5

Terrible service, from ticketing we were sold adult tickets only to reach the cruise to find out that it was already leaving. I then got onboard credit and took a shorter cruise. No one knew how to use that credit onboard. There was milk in the fridge but the bar dude said there is no milk for tea when I went to buy tea. I said there is milk in the fridge behind you, and he just rolled his eyes and said go upstairs I will bring it....the lack of professionalism and service is mind boggling for such a know cruising name.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for the review of your experience of your Cruise. 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. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns, especially regarding food, drinks and service as they will be able to solve the problem immediately. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our hospitality manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

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7 months ago
2/5

Service: While the price was fine, it would have helped if we knew we weren't allowed on the second or third deck of the boat. We went all the way up to get a seat with a view. I wanted to get something to drink and was told we couldn't be in on the third deck, so I went to the second deck and was told the same thing. So I had to climb down three flights of stairs and back up three flights of stairs, just to get something to drink. And the crew wasn't nice about it at all. I wouldn't recommend your harbor cruise to anyone.
Product: I already stated- we weren't told that we weren't allowed on the second or third decks, so after going to the top of the boat (fourth deck), I had to go all the way to the bottom deck to fer a drink.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer, Thank you for the review of your experience of your Cruise. When you are boarding an announcement is made of the available decks to your selected cruise. We apologise if this was not communicated clearly to you on this occasion.

Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind Regards, Head of Customer Service Captain Cook Cruises

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7 months ago
4/5

Service: 特別なサービスは受けていないが、クルーズ会社として良いと思う。
Product: シドニー港の主要部を周遊するクルーズとして良いコース設定だと思います。

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8 months ago
5/5

Service: Captain Cook Cruises are always easy to book and very professional
Product: I have already been to this exact cruise once before and left a 5 mark rating. It is the perfect length - long enough to see many important Harbour Highlights, and short enough not to get boring. This time I am giving 4 just because of the speakers on the upper deck, that sometimes were not functioning perfectly (we had to go ask the crew to put the volume up a couple times, because we could not hear the audio). Apart from that, again an amazing experience.

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8 months ago
5/5

Staff are amazing. They are smiling throughout the cruise. Feels home with Captain Cruise.

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9 months ago
5/5

The guide was fantastic and the tour really covered all the highlights of the city!

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9 months ago
4/5

Overall experience was good but I was expecting better service in the dining area.

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