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
  • Menu
  • 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.

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

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YOUR SAY HOP ON HOP OFF - Excellent view of the harbour and surrounds. Friendly and courteous staff. Overall value excellent. David, Australia

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83 % approval from 6 responses

2 days ago

The cruise was so enjoyable and comfortable, and became a memorable moment during the stay in Sydney.

4 days ago

Service: A two hour cruise to view the bay's of Sydney Harbour. Excellent commentary by Paul who pointed out all the points of interest. We visited a number of bays and inlets not visible from larger cruisers.
Product: Good value for the money.

2 weeks ago

The guide was excellent. This was the perfect introduction to Sydney for an outsider. Nice to see the area from the water and follow in the next days with walking trips. Highly recommend.

2 weeks ago

The commentary was culturally inappropriate. Dragged on and repetitive.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, 

Thank you for your review of our Harbour Story AM Cruise. We were disappointed to read that you felt we were not able to meet your expectations regarding the cruise commentary. Our cruise offers live, personalised commentary providing insights from our highly experienced commentator. As you’re aware, finding the right balance between providing information, humour and interactions 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.

Once again thank you for your feedback. 

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service   
Captain Cook Cruises

3 weeks ago

Very good

3 weeks ago

Service: Loved the cruise, 2nd time we’ve been in 3 years, it’s a Sydney highlight for us. The commentator is an absolute gem.
Product: Sydney highlight, have been twice in 3 years. The commentator is a gem.

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