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
  • Cruise Info
  • Family Bonus - How to Book
  • Children (4-15 years) $29


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.

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 CHRISTMAS DAY - I would like you to know how great my experience was on the Sky Deck Lunch. The service, food and wine was unbelievable. Judy, Sydney

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92 % approval from 12 responses

6 days 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

2 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 .

3 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.


3 months ago

Good commentary and atentive crew

4 months ago

Not very good guide presentations

4 months ago

Service: Everything we could have hoped for and more.

Product: Not what we thought but informative. We were a bit forgotten on the lower deck and ended up moving upstairs as we didn't know where the host was directing our attention.

4 months ago

Service: this was my 2nd Captain Cook- I previously took other overseas guests. My first cruise was more informative I thought. and some information varied in content between each cruise.

Product: a good morning cruise on a beautiful harbour.

4 months ago

The boat was spacious with ample seating inside and outside. We sat outside and listened as the Captain gave us a history of the harbor as well as other very interesting facts we would never have known. It was by far one of the best tours we had during our adventure in Australia. I highly recommend Captain Cook Cruises. The Captain is extremely knowledgeable and very engaging.

4 months ago

Comfortable, informative, good for the money.

It was a beautiful day on the harbor.

5 months ago

Service: The tour of the Sydney Harbour was wonderful. Our guide was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Sydney.

Product: Wonderful tour. On time - terrific guide with lots of history in her commentary

6 months ago

Service: I bring my brother who came for a visit to see Sydney harbour for day . I bought the ticket online and find this very convenience as we don't have to wait in queuing . we find the guide story very informative and interesting. The cruise depart on the time and return on the time .

Product: Bought the ticket online .Very convenient. Tell us exactly what time needs to be there and which platform to board the ship.t

6 months ago

Service: The trip was wonderful and the commentator was absolutely brilliant, a very valued member of your team.

Product: Very good value for money.

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