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 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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89 % approval from 9 responses

19 hours ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the cruise as very well presented and very friendly staff.

3 days ago

Service: Great cruise around Sydney Harbour! Very informative and hospitable.

Product: Great value for money! Staff were very welcoming and overview of the harbour was very informative,

5 days ago

Service: was good:)

Product: not enough info in the received email

7 days ago

Service: Delivered what was promised. Not crowded. Commentary was excellent. Some of the things mentioned in the commentary gave us ideas of what to do on our holiday in Sydney ie. visit Bridge pylon and museum. Commentary was up-to-date and appropriate. The cruise was the highlight of our trip to Sydney. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Boat was clean and well-presented. Very professional organisation.

Product: Fantastic! Couldn't be better!

1 week ago

Service: Could be better organized - we were told where to line up and then that changed. The guys on the boat let a number of late comers on board prior to us - and we were there 40 minutes early.

Product: We were on this cruise twice before. Found the prices have gone up and the cake/ coffee types are gone. Plain drip coffee and cookies for more money.

1 week ago

Service: Bearing in mind it was peak season, it was however somewhat confusing waiting to board the John Cadman. Vessel in excellent condition. The commentator, despite her humour, was a little "intrusive" at times.

Product: Brilliant route showing a lot of the best of Sydney harbour.

1 week ago

Excellent tour guide commentating on the tour! Very informative

1 week ago

Lovely route, good commentary, lots of seating, coffee and tea available, great value. On a negative note......no choice in biscuit selection, no hot chocolate for the children (alternative to tea and coffee) and the boat looked a little run down on the outside.

1 week ago

Service: Enjoyed the cruise. Consider an area onboard where speakers are not as loud to allow people to talk while listening to the guide.

Product: In peak times, you should have a line for picking up tickets booked online. Otherwise easy to order and arrange.

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