Harbour Story PM


  • 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
  • Morning Cruise also available

Need to know

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


Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6
Daily 2.15pm. Duration approx 2 hours

Check Your Date   Special timetables operate on selected dates

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

There is a reason why hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world have travelled with Captain Cook Cruises. Our sightseeing cruises are simply the best way to see Sydney. Give your feet a break, get off the bus and absorb the Sydney sunshine as we show you Sydney at its very best. The mansions, the parklands, the marinas and beaches are all brought to life by very talented commentators who love Sydney even more than you will.

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

Special Conditions apply to all Special Offers

YOUR SAY SUNSET DINNER - Great view, great food, the on board photographer took one of the best photos of our holiday. Wendy & David, UK

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January 26
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February 14
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December 25
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December 26
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May - June
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Fathers Day
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November - December
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Big Ships in Sydney
Year Round
Food Festival
Good Food Month
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May - November
Earth Hour
March - June 
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March - April
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100 % approval from 8 responses

2 weeks ago

Lovely and very well informed cruise round the beautiful Sydney harbour. Would highly recommend this to visitors or locals Lovely day out

2 weeks ago

Service: Exquisite, great guided commentary, good service at the bar, comfortable seats/setting ... it was perfect . The best part, however, was the staff at the Darling Harbour booking counter. I would particularly like to commend the 2 ladies (who I purchased the tickets from) though have now forgotten their names. A fair, (maybe Asian?) lady who was extremely helpful, kind, precise in her advise and very very polite. She's one of the reasons I'm now a huge fan of Captain Cook cruises. Another highlight was the staff on the trips Milsons Pt to Darling Harbour, and from Darling Harbour to Circular Quay ... you have such amazing staff ..... excellent customer service ... wins tourists over ... making Australians proud !

Product: Summarised above already ... very good coverage ... great for first time visitors to Sydney

3 weeks ago

Perfect first day excursion in Sydney. Informative guide. 2 1/2 hrs was perfect length

3 weeks ago

I was a bit disappointed when booking online. It said that the harbour premium cruise was discounted to same price as normal one. I booked them and then when I went to pay, the price was dearer than it originally said. So I booked the regular cruise instead. That being said, the cruise itself was great. My parents thoroughly enjoyed it as did my sister and myself. The staff were very helpful with my dad as he uses a walker to get around. They were also all very friendly. Thankyou.

3 weeks ago

Pleasant Cruise on Beautiful Harbour. Interesting information on Harbour and stories of surrounding area. Good value.

3 weeks ago

Informative and entertaining!

3 weeks ago

Service: Great tour in a wonderful sunny day!

Product: Great tour of about 2 hours in Sydney Harbour

3 weeks ago

Service: Great commentary.

Product: Was easy and convenient to book

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