Harbour Story AM


  • Quality sightseeing cruise experience aboard premium sightseeing vessels
  • Personalised commentary of the stories of Sydney
  • Unlimited self-serve coffee, tea & biscuit selection
  • Duration approx 2 hours
  • Afternoon Cruise also available

Need to know

  • Daily except Sunday morning
  • Available for purchase onboard
    - Licensed bar
    - Vittoria coffee & fine teas
    - Sweet & savoury morning tea selection
  • Family Bonus - How to Book
  • Children (4-15 years) $22


Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6
Monday - Saturday 10.00am. Duration approx 2 hours

Check Your Date   Special timetables operate on selected dates

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Discover Sydney’s best sightseeing cruise. The Harbour Story cruise includes refreshments and an entertaining, personalised commentary of the people, places and events that have made Sydney Harbour the most beautiful and exciting harbour in the world. Morning and afternoon cruises depart daily, except Sunday morning when our full breakfast cruise operates ... 

The Harbour Story is the newest and most entertaining sightseeing cruise in Sydney. It combines the old and the new, the fun and the amazing, the sights and the characters, all told through a series of stories and insightful commentary. Learn a little, laugh a little and maybe even shed a silent tear. Most importantly you will leave feeling like a part of our Sydney family.

The cruise route can vary - we like to mix it up depending on what's happening on the harbour. We guarantee every cruise includes Sydney's iconic landmarks such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Garden Island Naval base, Taronga Zoo, Government House, palatial waterfront homes, Fort Denison and much more. The pace is relaxed and gentle, giving you plenty of time to capture the perfect selfie. The Harbour Story operates on a premium sightseeing vessels which means spacious outdoor decks and expansive viewing windows from our all-weather indoor lounges.  

Unlimited self-service tea, coffee and biscuits are included in the cruise fare. The licensed bar also offers a choice of premium wines, beers, coffee to order and a selection of sweet and savoury treats.


Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

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YOUR SAY BREAKFAST - The service and the breakfast was just excellent! Sydney 2000 is very well laid out, access is easy and the view from the upper outside deck is just fabulous. John, NSW

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100 % approval from 21 responses

7 days ago

Service: Tour guide was excellent & informative crew were very friendly all round great experience

Product: Highly recommended with smaller group on board

2 weeks ago

Service: Brilliant! Captain Cook Cruises are by far the best!

Product: Commentary was just fantastic! A must do for visitors in sydney!

2 weeks ago

Service: We enjoyed the cruise

Product: Enjoyed knowing the history of the Harbour

4 weeks ago

Service: Excellent

Product: Excellent service and commentary. Thank you

4 weeks ago

Service: Nice boat & friendly professional crew. Great service.

Product: Great route around the Harbour & good commentary. Nice refreshments included in ticket price.

1 month ago

Service: I tried to reserve a ticket midnight on the day of the cruise wondering they would accept it or not. But I could make it. It was so helpful to make a tour plan for the rest of the day .

Product: Crews on board were nice and explanation of the guide was very informative.

Also tea survice was good.I really could enjoy the cruise.

2 months ago

Service: I'm a local and would normally never take a "tourist" trip, but I was accompanying an American visitor who wanted to do the tour. The company service was very good, the boat was clean, staff pleasant.

Product: As a local I would normally not do this "tourist" thing. I was a bit disappointed they hardly went west of the Bridge which I think is very interesting. I guess that is why I don't do "tourist" stuff. Less time spent lingering near the Spit Bridge and more time west of the Harbour Bridge would have been better. The guide was informative although I don't think the foreigners necessarily understood her humour. However, I would recommend the tour to other foreigners as it was all very pleasant and well run.

2 months ago

Lovely cruise, interesting commentary

2 months ago

Service: The speaker volume was way too loud all over the ship. And there was nowhere for people to get away from it. The volume was so loud that it hurt our ears. It was unnecessary. I asked for it to be turned down but they seemed unable to be able to adjust it. Sealink could spend a little more money on the sound system. I am reluctant to recommend Captain Cook to others as a result.

Product: The boat was comfortable and kept to its timetable. The Cruise Host was reasonably interesting. However he should have been able to tell us if we were going to go under the Spit Bridge or not. Perhaps Sealink could brief their cruise hosts about Spit Bridge Opening Times on Public Holidays?

2 months ago

Service: Nice and informative staff, bulk ANZAC biscuits good too.

Product: Great sightseeing cruise with highly informative and interesting commentary, beat way to see Sydney Harbour for a good price.

2 months ago

Service: cruise ran as expected.

Product: Could not hear the narrator - the PA system was not effective.

3 months ago

Service: The tour guide was amazing, very informative, friendly, and helpful.

Product: It was a good length of time and interesting.

3 months ago

Service: Terrific boats, lovely service!

Product: Commentary and cruise lovely/relaxing just what we wanted! Couple more bikkies would be nice.

3 months ago

Service: Great

Product: Very informative

3 months ago

Service: the weather was perfect. the ship comfortable and even if there was a full house we felt that we would be able to see and move about easily. Service from staff at the bar was good and made it easy to upgrade to better coffee. Rating would have been excellent except for the tacky paper cups and disgusting coffee offered on the minimum package. It should not be difficult to provide coffee that tastes pleasant.

Product: the tour was very good; it was handy having a gps to understand where we were. The Australian commentary was good in parts, grating in others. We were investigating to see if it would be suitable for non-English speakers but it seems no other language option is available. A map of where we were going with points of interest marked would be helpful.

4 months ago

Service: Easy to book the cruise online. Ferry was clean and large, we enjoyed being in the cruise.

Product: Great way to see the sights around Sydney Harbor and learn some history and trivia about it. Commentator was lively and entertaining and crew were nice.

4 months ago

Service: ok

Product: ok

5 months ago

Service: Comfortable ship, great cruise and service from booking to boarding was pleasant experience

Product: Cruise was good as in seeing a lot of great locations etc. would have been better if could hear commentary the whole time as speakers at front of ship kept cutting out so only heard half.

5 months ago

Service: Easy to book

Product: Good commentary throughout the cruise was a plus.

5 months ago

Service: Good service

Product: Commentary was good, but would have liked more information about Indigenous history of the area

6 months ago

Service: The service is good, staff are polite.

Product: The guide is very knowledgeable on the tour and was able to give a detailed presentation.

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