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

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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.


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YOUR SAY BREAKFAST - It was a lovely way to start your Sunday and when you get back to Circular Quay after 1,5hrs the Rocks Markets are just around the corner which provide a nice stroll after your cruise. Caroline, Sweden

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95 % approval from 21 responses

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago

Comfortable, informative, good for the money.

It was a beautiful day on the harbor.

1 month 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

2 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

2 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.

2 months ago

Service: It was professional but there could have been some gluten free biscuits to go with the cup of tea.

Product: The cruise was informative and fun. Judy the lady giving the commentary was enthusiastic, interesting and funny. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cruise to other people.

2 months ago

Service: Great cruise, clean boat and not too crowded, a perfect morning.

Product: Great commentary by Elizabeth.

3 months ago

Great tour of the harbor. Appreciated that it sailed by the opera house/bridge 3 times. Nice narration as we saw the different sights.

3 months ago

Service: The cruise, scenery and the tour person was nice and insightful. However,the tea/coffee service offered was disappointing. Only one type of biscuit was handed out and crappy tea/coffee. Don't think i will book the Harbour story cruise again as not worth the cost.

Product: Not worth the money if only telling history and most people not enough listening

4 months ago

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

Product: Highly recommended with smaller group on board

4 months ago

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

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

4 months ago

Service: We enjoyed the cruise

Product: Enjoyed knowing the history of the Harbour

5 months ago

Service: Excellent

Product: Excellent service and commentary. Thank you

5 months ago

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

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

5 months 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.

5 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.

6 months ago

Lovely cruise, interesting commentary

6 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?

6 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.

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