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 departures
  • Available for purchase onboard
    - Licensed bar
    - Vittoria coffee & fine teas
    - Sweet & savoury morning tea selection
  • Children (4-15 years) $29
  • Cruise Info
  • Family Bonus - How to Book
  • Map


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

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Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6
Daily 10.00am. Duration approx 2 hours

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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. Two-hour morning and afternoon cruises depart daily from Circular Quay. More Info ...

The Harbour Story Cruise is Sydney’s best sightseeing cruise. 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. 

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, filtered coffee and biscuits are included. The licensed bar also offers a choice of premium wines, beers and coffee to order at additional price.

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YOUR SAY MOTHER'S DAY LUNCH - We have just had our cruise on Mother's Day 8/5/16. We had a wonderful wonderful time !!! The staff were fantastic, friendly and attentive and the food was such great quality - the oysters and prawns were so tasty. Really good quality. Ella, NSW

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71 % approval from 7 responses

1 week ago

The tour operator Andrew was very animated and a good story teller/narrator. However, more Australian history would have been appreciated. There was too much talk about the cost of real estate on the harbour (obviously!) and not enough talk about important stuff. But he was pleasant and interesting! The views were great and the time of the tour was perfect (2 hours). The barman wasn't friendly. It means everything to have friendly, honest staff on board. Overall, a good cruise.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Hi Diana,

Thank you so much for the feedback on the Harbour Story cruise, we appreciate the time you took to write to us. 
We will pass on all the feedback you gave us on the commentators. Thank you for praising our staff, they're amazing! 

Thank you again.

Captain Cook Team 

1 month ago

Service: The cruise was brilliant. Even The kids had a good time.

Product: Really easy purchase, and the morning cruise meamt we had the rest of the day to explore

2 months ago

Service: Best price around and great tour with commentary and morning tea and biscuits

Product: Good service and best price,I would definitely recommend.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer, 

Thank you for the review of your Harbour Story cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the commentary and that the service was of your standard. We agree to say that it is of great value for money..  

Once again thank you or your review and your recommendation, it is appreciated.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

4 months ago

Seeing a group of people queuing up for last moment purchase of Captain Cook Cruise ticket ,I'm glad that I have bought all my five tickets online; I only fronted up at the window for our boarding passes.The sun was shining on the morning we took the cruise,which showed my group of visitors from U.S.A. the best part of Sydney in the best of time. We are very pleased. We have no hesitation to recommend the Cruise to others .

5 months ago

an excellent running commentary ( thanks, Judy) around the various bays and points of interest in Sydney Harbour. We booked the regular tour, and had access to free tea, coffee and water, plus a bonus of Anzac biscuits, yummy! Great way to see Syndey skyline and various towns and suburbs all around. Tour lasted just over two hours and was good value for money. Highly recommended.


5 months ago

Good commentary and atentive crew

6 months ago

Not very good guide presentations

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