Harbour Story Premium AM


  • Quality sightseeing cruise experience aboard premium sightseeing vessels
  • Personalised commentary of the stories of Sydney
  • Glass of sparkling wine
  • Vittoria coffee or a selection of fine teas
  • Captain’s morning tea including a mixed sweet & savoury selection
  • Duration approx 2 hours
  • Menu
  • Afternoon Premium Cruise also available

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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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Sydney Harbour sightseeing at its very best. The two-hour Harbour Story Premium cruise includes an entertaining, personalised commentary of the people, places and events that have made Sydney Harbour the most beautiful and exciting harbour in the world, including a glass of sparkling wine, Vittoria coffee to order, fine teas and a delicious sweet and savoury morning/afternoon tea. More Info ...

If you only have limited time in Sydney and you need to create a memory to last a lifetime, you can't go past the Harbour Story Premium Cruise. This is more than just a cruise. It's a glass of sparkling wine by the sails of the Sydney Opera House. A macchiato under the Harbour Bridge. A fine blend of tea with the rich and famous. A delicious morning or afternoon tea listening to the stories of Sydney's most amazing characters. 

The Harbour Story Premium Cruise is simply 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 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.  

In addition to your complimentary glass of sparkling wine, Vittoria coffee to order, fine tea and a delicious sweet and savoury morning/afternoon tea selection, there is a licensed bar with a choice of premium wines and beers available at additional price.

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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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95 % approval from 20 responses

16 hours ago

Service: Great morning, great tour, very informative... the only, downside.. the tour guide was great, except, she got ahead of herself a couple of times. I as a Sydney sider, knew when she did, but the couple that were with us didn't, and it was only when they, pointed out the Quarantine Station was on Sth. Head, instead of Nth. Head. I suppose I should have got up and quietly said to her, but I let it slid.
Product: Our price was wonderful, because I had bought the tickets as part of Seniors week. otherwise we couldn't have afforded them

4 days ago

Service: My Sister and I decided we should go on a cruise and we decided on the Captain Cook Cruise. We had such a great trip with the running commentary to add the thrill of the cruise.
Product: Great value for the cruise we enjoyed

4 days ago

Really enjoyed the Morning Cruise. Good commentary and interesting tour. Cakes on the Cruise could be improved though. Thank you.

4 days ago

Service: The cruise delivered what it advertised - a good commentary and good food.
Product: The boat was clean and staff friendly.

4 days ago

I enjoyed the history, the sights and the service; I would recommend this cruise. Sarcasm as a form of humor though does not often work well.

5 days ago

I was very happy with the service and the cruise was fabulous. I would recommend you to other people yes I have another booking with you on3/6/18.

1 week ago

Morning tea cakes and drinks were of a high standard and served by an obliging crew. Commentary was excellent and ship was roomy.

1 week ago

Service: I would certainly recommend them 4 of my party got the time mixed up although
I had paid for their tickets however they were able to use the tickets for
the next cruise.

As they were not able to go upstairs staff kindly brought their coffee ect.down
to them.
Product: great value for money well organised and plenty of seating

1 week ago

Not too crowded. Excellent commentary. A price we could all afford. Everyone in my group had a wonderful morning.

1 week ago

Service: It was a fantastic way to see The Harbour Bridge and the Opera House for the first time! So informative and relaxed and the most amazing photo opportunities! I would definitely do it again 😊
Product: It was everything we had hoped it would be! Relaxed & informative with a great coffee! Plenty of room to move around and fabulous photo opportunities!

1 week ago

Service: Yes I would recommend that cruise. The Staff were very nice. The young lady who did the commentary was very good. The tea and cakes,biscuits, very nice. The weather was perfect.
Could I recommend toilets for the disabled and elderly. Stairs are too difficult for them to negotiate.
Product: It was an enjoyable cruise. Spacious boat. the Staff were very good. The lady doing the commentary was excellent. would recommend the cruise.
Could I recommend toilets for the disabled and elderly. The stairs are too difficult to negotiate.

2 weeks ago

A very pleasant morning during the entire cruise - the air-con was quite cool and the sound system was too loud to commence with but the staff rectified both issues promptly and efficiently to everyone's satisfaction . The staff were excellent and obliging in every way . Most enjoyable and the coffee was great .

Thanking you all , Billie Halpin

2 weeks ago

Service: A great morning trip on the Harbour , Excellent commentary with humour , a beautifully appointed vessel.
A very enjoyable time , this is the third time for us on this trip.
Product: Value for money , will do it again.

2 weeks ago

Service: Staff were exceptionally friendly as was Judy, who ran commentary during the cruise. She spoke clearly and her knowledge of Sydney was amazing. Her humour, quick wit and friendliness made the cruise perfect. The places we saw on the way were interesting and the whole 2 hours seemed more like 3 because of the leisurely way the cruise happened.
Product: Staff, food, coffee, friendliness and mostly Judy made it a great day.

2 weeks ago

Service: all staff were so friendly and helpful, they couldn't do enough for you
Product: excellent commentary and very informative throughout the cruise

2 weeks ago

The service on the boat was excellent.

2 weeks ago

Service: We have done a similar cruise before and will probably do it again in the future.
Product: 1. Excellent weather
2. Excellent venue
3. Perfect boat
4. Great 'snacks'
5. Outstanding commentary by "Aunty" Judy

2 weeks ago

Service: Elizabeth was warm and informative giving a wonderful insight into our history. This is the second year we have taken this trip and although it is a small detail the fact there were no Anzac biscuits was disappointing and the morning tea was not quite as good as last year.
Product: Not quite as good as last year regarding tge quality of the food

2 weeks ago

Service: I took a group of 20 seniors for the "seniors special morning tea"'
I was very disappointed for my group as 2 biscuits tea/coffee juice is not what I would call a special morning tea.
the commentary was excellent but we were not there for that alone, I was looking forward to a delicious morning tea with scones, cake etc.
I would definitely not bother again.\

Given that I have been purchasing dinner cruises for our parish raffle I was very much let down.

Anne Manenti Social Committee Co-ordinator
Product: the commentary was very good - too long and not a chance to converse.

3 weeks ago

Service: Excellent service, good commentary and amazing Australian Humor.
Product: Amazing Service, great & humorous commentary and photo opps.

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