Harbour Highlights

Inclusions

  • Minimum 1 hour 15 minute cruise
  • Main Harbour sights
  • GPS commentary
  • Million dollar views

Need to know

  • Family Bonus - How to Book
  • Children 4-15 years
  • Seats are not reserved as all vessels are large with spacious indoor and outdoor seating

Timetable

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

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

The name says it all. All the Sydney Main Harbour highlights in one and a quarter hours. Capture the moment with your camera as you cruise up close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, and past the most exclusive palatial waterfront mansions. Sydney's eastern suburbs are the home to the rich and famous and their stories will amaze and amuse. 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.

Cruising under the Sydney Harbour Bridge is always a popular moment and you might even spot the bridge climbers waving to you from the top of the bridge.

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YOUR SAY SUNSET DINNER - Just wanted to say thank you. My partner and I took the Sunset cruise on Saturday 11th Feb. We had a wonderful time, food was great, and would definitely recommend. Meagan, VIC

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  • Quality sightseeing cruise experience aboard premium sightseeing vessels
  • Personalised commentary of the stories of Sydney
  • Unlimited self-serve coffee, tea & biscuit selection
  • Duration 1½ hours (approx)
  • Morning Cruise also available
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  • Quality sightseeing cruise experience aboard premium sightseeing vessels
  • Personalised commentary of the stories of Sydney
  • Unlimited self-serve coffee, tea & biscuit selection
  • Duration 2 ¼ hours (approx)
  • Afternoon Cruise also available
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  • Quality sightseeing cruise experience aboard premium sightseeing vessels
  • Personalised commentary of the stories of Sydney
  • Glass of sparkling wine
  • Vittoria coffee or a selection of fine teas
  • Captain’s afternoon tea including a mixed sweet & savoury selection
  • Duration approx 1½ hours
  • Morning Cruise also available
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  • Quality sightseeing cruise experience aboard premium sightseeing vessels
  • Personalised commentary of the stories of Sydney
  • Glass of sparkling wine
  • Vittoria coffee or a selection of fine teas
  • Captain’s morning tea including a mixed sweet & savoury selection
  • Duration approx 2 ¼ hours
  • Afternoon Cruise also available
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  • One complimentary house cocktail or glass of wine or beer or softdrink 
  • 1 hour 30 minute cruise
  • Main Harbour sights
  • Million dollar views
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86 % approval from 32 responses

Date
Rating
23-May-2016
4/5

Service: My father seemed to have a difficult time managing the online Paypal payment, however we obtained our tickets easily when we arrived at the wharf.

Product: Left and returned at a good time of day (in between lunch and dinner) and provided perfect entertainment and a taste of Sydney harbour for my ageing parents who were visiting from Melbourne.

21-Feb-2016
2/5

Service: service was fine

Product: I thought this was very expensive for what it was, very difficult to hear the audio, the female voice in particular, next time I'll just take the manly ferry for tour for visitors

20-Feb-2016
5/5

Service: Was a great tour, the staff were more than helpful.

Product: Loved it!

11-Jan-2016
4/5

Service: Very easy to book

Product: Played the commentary for one person who was on wrong boat. Quite distracting as didn't really want this.

27-Oct-2015
5/5

The informative commentary was excellent & friendly staff

24-Oct-2015
2/5

Service: Booking was easy and the boat was punctual

Product: It was the most disappointing thing we did while in Sydney. Staff showed zero interest in directing us to where best to sit if we wanted to hear the commentary. It was every man for himself to grab a chair. That cruise really needs to be held on one of the other boats where there is organised rows of seating without the need to sit in the sun. I could not recommend this cruise to anyone.

24-Sep-2015
5/5

Service: First and second class passengers? Are you kidding? Made to feel second class, told to stay on the bottom, with views through dirty windows. No coffee, while first class sat up the top and had unlimited coffees etc. Didn't see any mention of this or ability to choose when booking. Complaints to staff about windows, bought a spray of water to windows, which didn't improve anything at all, in fact made it worse until the excess water cleared. No hope of taking photos here through this dirty glass, straining to see things. Noticed other boats with windows that open, this would be my choice next time. I don't enjoy being treated as second class, I was offended.

No idea when booking this was the setup

Product: Commentary was excellent, so some points for that, otherwise I would never repeat this Cruise. First and second class passengers, what an insult! Dirty streaky windows, inexcusable.

17-Sep-2015
5/5

Excellent - great for kids and easy system to book tickets online

08-Aug-2015
4/5

Service: Great service

Product: Great service

20-Jul-2015
4/5

Service: Good

Product: Good

19-Jul-2015
4/5

Service: The soundtrack for the cruise was off schedule with the sights by about 5 minutes. We saw the sights and heard the stories later, which was frustrating because we were trying to remember what we had seen while trying to not miss the current sights.

Product: See comments about the soundtrack above. We also spent a fair amount of time sitting at Darling harbor which cut into the whole cruise time. It was good to have the highlights section on top with good views and freedom to move around.

18-Jul-2015
1/5

Service: Rudest staff I have ever met at any tourist attraction.

Product: The audio was not turned on until 15 minutes after leaving the shore. Then it was turned on for 10 minutes at such a low volume that no one could hear the commentary. Finally, after being turned up the commentary was not in sync with the scenery and behind by 25 minutes. After being promised by on ship staff I would receive a refund at shore, I disembarked at Circular Quay to talk to a overly rude wharf manager who simply snuffed my refund, flat out laughed at me, told me that the staff on the ship had "no authority to issue refunds" and told me to send a letter to some PO Box. As far as I'm concerned I don't care who has or hasn't got the authority. The cruise was not as described and I was promised a refund. Do NOT cruise with this company. If you want a good view just take the Darling Harbour and Parramatta River ferries for a better experience and a lower price.

07-Jun-2015
4/5

Service: Really enjoyed our tour around the most beautiful harbour in the world

Product: Really enjoyed our tour around the most beautiful harbour in the world

10-May-2015
2/5

Service: Easy to book online using mobile phone

Tickets also easy to pick up from ticket office

Product: Cruise was still dirty from Lunch time

Tables sticky and still have lunch food Crockery left on them

Should have options for customers to purchase snacks during the cruise. Only tea & coffee available for 1hr 45min cruise

25-Apr-2015
4/5

Service: Very efficient

Product: We couldn't really hear the commentary because of the noise other passengers were making. It would be nice if you did smaller cruises for those actually interested in the history and highlights of the harbour.

22-Apr-2015
5/5

good service.

19-Apr-2015
4/5

Great ship. Good commentary friendly staff

18-Apr-2015
5/5

Service: We travelled from remote Cape York Queensland for a visit to Sydney and had booked our trip on the internet. It was excellent, the ship was spotlessly clean, the staff friendly and professional and the trip gave us a stunning trip around the most beautiful Harbour in the world. Thank you.

Product: Just one small suggestion...as most guests on deck did not know Sydney Harbour it would have been really helpful to have audio on the various sites we passed, like Kirribilli House, the various coves and the Zoo, as well as Darling Harbour. Cheers.

10-Mar-2015
4/5

Service: It was very easy to arrange a group booking all information provided was accurate and timely and tickets were available for collection on the day with out any issues.

Product: The cruise was enjoyable and informative

27-Feb-2015
4/5

Everyone queues in the same area but there is no visual indication re which cruise is next. So Coffee Cruise patrons line up with Highlights patrons and one or other is rejected at the gangplank. More info please. An electronic board like those used at railway stations needed. If locals get cranky overseas visitors get more so!

18-Feb-2015
5/5

Service: Easy to book online

Product: Informative commentary.

22-Jan-2015
5/5

Service: very helpful captain cook who saw out confusion and directed us to the correct boat. easy to book online too.

Product: very informative and covered the basics - soft drink prices too high though!

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your recent review of your Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We were delighted to read that you found it easy to book online and also found Captain Cook very helpful in your request.

Kind Regards,
Richard
Head of Sales & Marketing
Captain Cook Cruises

21-Jan-2015
5/5

The service was on time and very good.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Richard
Head of Sales & Marketing
Captain Cook Cruises

21-Jan-2015
4/5

Service: good service

Product: good value

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your feedback on your Harbour Highlights Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour, it is appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Richard
Head of Sales & Marketing
Captain Cook Cruises

20-Jan-2015
5/5

Service: Wonderful prices, excellent choices, and easy to purchase. My only issues: the line-up area at the harbour was very confusing. No one knew where to go as our cruise was 2 separate cruises. The tables were all dirty from the previous cruise. Finally, some of the speakers were broken for the narration.

Product: It was beautiful!!

19-Jan-2015
5/5

Service: Pretty good

Product: Good balance to the price.

19-Jan-2015
5/5

Service: Excellent

Product: Excellent

19-Jan-2015
5/5

loved the cruise! great view, great narration and value

19-Jan-2015
5/5

Service: COMPANY AND SERVICE WAS GREAT

Product: THE CRUISE WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND ENJOYABLE

19-Jan-2015
2/5

Service: The cruise was full of asians who were not remotely interested in the cruise and held conversations at very high volumes for the entire cruise. Therefore we were unable to hear any of the commentary.

Product: Very disappointed as had visitors from the UK with me.

19-Jan-2015
5/5

Service: Great trip

Product: Enjoyed the trip, on time and courteous staff

19-Jan-2015
5/5

Service: The service's wa really good!

Product: The service's was really good thanks!

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your recent review of your Highlights Cruise, it is appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Richard
Head of Sales & Marketing

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