Harbour Story Premium AM

Inclusions

  • 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
  • Afternoon Premium Cruise also available

Need to know

  • Captains Special from $45pp 
    - Normally $55
    - Selected dates & limited availability
  • Departs daily
  • Licensed bar
  • Children (4-15 years) $35

Timetable

Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6
Daily 10.00am. Duration approx 2 hours

Check Your Date   Special timetables operate on selected dates

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Sydney Harbour sightseeing at its very best. The Harbour Story Premium is more than just a cruise. It's a glass of sparkling wine by the sails of the Sydney Opera House. A machiatto under the Harbour Bridge. A fine blend of tea with the rich and famous. A delicious morning tea listening to the stories of Sydney's most amazing characters. The Harbour Story Cruise offers an entertaining, personalised commentary of the people, places and events that have made Sydney Harbour the most beautiful and exciting in the world, with premium inclusions. Morning and afternoon cruises depart daily ...

Experience the most beautiful harbour in the world, aboard premium vessels specially designed for Sydney, all accompanied a glass of sparkling wine, coffee to order, fine teas and a delicious sweet and savoury morning tea selection. If you only have a morning in Sydney, and you need to create a memory to last a lifetime, you can't go past the Harbour Story Premium. 

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. The licensed bar also offers a fine selection of premium wines, beers and soft drinks.

 

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YOUR SAY SUNSET DINNER -You really cant beat the experience cruising along the harbour with a glass of wine taking in the million dollar views. Anonymous, QLD

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89 % approval from 38 responses

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Rating
1 week ago
5/5

Service: A very well run cruise with excellent commentary and a surprisingly good premium morning tea. The service was professional and excellent throughout. We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise and will be planning our next one with captain cook cruises

Product: What a fantastic cruise, excellent premium morning tea, excellent service and an excellent morning out on the water. The captain did a great job keeping it a smooth ride also.

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The service was great, the ship was clean (which is important to older people) and the staff professional and friendly.

Product: The morning tea harbour cruise was fantastic, the weather was perfect and it was amazing to crusie around our beautiful harbour and because we had a lovely person doing commentary throughout the trip, we learned a few facts that we didn't know before. Highly recommend to all.

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Excelent

Product: Excellent Service friendly staff

4 weeks ago
5/5

The service was excellent, the food was excellent and the commentary was excellent considering this was her first day.

1 month ago
4/5

A nice tour of the Sydney harbor, accompanied by the comments of a witty and knowledgeable guide. Definitely worth the price.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Easy to book, terminal was easy to find and everyone was friendly and helpful.

Product: Just a brilliant way to take in all the landmarks without having to drive. Our guide Elizabeth was the best tour guide I've encountered, keeping the entire tour interesting and engaging. We were able to move about freely throughout the vessel and it was a nice smooth, quiet ride.

We loved this cruise and it was the perfect activity to see the sights on a limited timeframe and budget with a 2yo in tow.

Thanks!

2 months ago
4/5

Verry good cruise. Clean boat and all staff were verry good. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would do it again.

2 months ago
4/5

Service: The weather was the only downer on the cruise.

We Sydneysiders learnt a thing or two about our

beautiful harbour thanks to the lady commentator

who seemed to have a genuine passion & enjoyment for her

job. The John Cadman was roomy,stable in a

choppy sea, and the glass of bubbles at the start of

the cruise put us in the festive mood. Enjoyed seeing

Barangaroo from the water - a different perspective

and interesting to note the building progress from about

12 months ago. Got some good tips on other trips to do

in the harbour next time, when hopefully the weather is fine!

Product: Harbour cruise - a great way to spend a morning.

2 months ago
4/5

Service: lwasveryhappywiththlng

Product: itwasverygoodshewasverygoodatverythlng

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Staff were lovely, morning tea was delicious and Elizabeth on commentary was very knowledgeable and interesting. The only downside was the guests that continued to chat during the commentary which of course has nothing to do with the cruise itself. I felt a little sorry for any travellers who were trying to listen and learn the history of our beautiful City and Harbour.

Product: Great value as we took up the offer for Seniors Week. Premium was well worth it as the snack pack was delicious.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: As it has been 34 years since my previous Capt. Cook Harbour Cruise, thought I'd take advantage of a Senior's morning cruise & thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The glass of wine upon entering was lovely & Elizabeth's commentary was outstanding [if only travellers would shut up & allow courtesy!]. For the money, value was definitely obvious, however, a HOT finger-food morning tea would even further benefit our experience ... if at all possible. As I'll be accepting your generous offer of a freebie Birthday Cruise in June, maybe I can look forward to this addition, however, no criticism intended - suggestion only. I have already promoted all your cruises to Belgian friends arriving in November as I'll be accompanying them also. Thanks again CCC for a fabulous cruise around the Best Harbour in the World!

Product: The Senior's Festival Week special rate was exceptional!!

Thanks again team & looking forward to booking my Birthday freebie & also placing bookings for my Belgian visitors in November!

2 months ago
5/5

The cruise was most enjoyable despite overcast weather and we also feasted on a scrumptious morning tea .

The crew were pleasant and friendly and best of all the commentary was superb - Brendan ? [ I hope I have the correct name ] was a credit to your company and so enthusiastic about our harbour , enlightening my husband and me on facts we had never knew .

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Our Captsin Cook Harbour Story Cruise was nothing less than delightful!

Our host & commentator Brendan was superb! I learned so much about Sydney Harbour that I never knew before!

Product: Our Captain Cook Harbour Story Cruise was delightful! Brendan our host & commentator is excellent! We appreciated learning so much about about Sydney Harbour!

2 months ago
3/5

Service: The commentary was well done and very informative however I was very disappointed with the morning tea provided. It was advertised as a plated morning tea but it wasn't freshly baked scones etc but rather prebaked and packaged fare.

Product: Good commentary. Poor morning tea.

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Great commentary. We were with a group of 8 all from Sydney and thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and the morning tea.

Product: Easy to book Online and great value.

2 months ago
4/5

Enjoyable cruise with information about the Harbour. It was a little confusing about the coffees. We had purchased a Premium M'Tea Cruise and were unaware that we were entitled to a cappuccino. We thought that was an extra cost. The standard coffee was undrinkable as it was so, so, strong. It would have been easier for us Seniors to have the box of morning tea cakes handed to our tables on showing our ticket rather than all queuing up to get it. We would have then had two free hands for putting milk/ sugar into our tea/coffee and walking back to our tables.

The Manna from Heaven cakes were very nice, but unfortunately they were still very cold and firm and not at that room temperature for best flavour.

2 months ago
5/5

Commentary was excellent morning tea appetising

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Absolutely Fantastic! Very informative and interesting. Great Service, food and beverages. The Speaker was very knowledgeable.

Product: Value for money, very informative and great sevice.

3 months ago
5/5

Wonderful - definitely the 'must do' on a short stay in Sydney.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Our Sydney trip will never be complete without cruisin' the harbour with Captain cook. :)

Product: We've tried the dinner and buffet breakfast cruises and they were all great experiences. We thought of trying this cruise for a change and we were very pleased that it exceeded our expectation. Been recommending it to our friends since we got back in Adelaide!

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Great morning on Sydney Harbour. The history, as told by Elizabeth, was very interesting and informative. The boat is comfortable, spacious and well maintained. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Product: Value for money. Very friendly staff. Best way to see all the bays of Sydney Harbour.

3 months ago
4/5

Great way to see the harbour whilst Relaxing on board.

4 months ago
5/5

What a great way to see Sydney Harbor. The cruise was great! The tour guide was also great! We totally enjoyed seeing, and learning about the different parts of the harbor, and what was going on in each section. It was also a great overview for our 'ground tour' of Sydney a few days later! Truly enjoyable!

4 months ago
3/5

whist our guide spoke through most of the tour, there were times when she seemed to just be saying any thing.

as an example, we passed a number of small dingies, probably returning from a lesson, all tied together and being towed ashore, her comment was that they were learning to sail, and this was a good way to learn. not true. she said that the light houses and beacons were kept in working order, but were actually surplus to requirements as the naval vessels knew where to go, visiting ships had a pilot on board, and cargo vessels go else where. what about the vast number of yachts using Sydney Harbour?

as a result I started to distrust the other information given.

she was very good at advertising other businesses. not what I wanted to hear.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: すごく良かったです

船上のスパークリングワイン最高でした

ありがとうございました

Product: すごく楽しかったです

またシドニーにいったら乗りたいです

4 months ago
3/5

Service: We paid for a premium cruise experience - this is not worth the extra money as all we got for the extra was a glass of champagne or orange juice on arrival and to board first. Morning tea was exactly the same for all passengers.

However the cruise itself was most enjoyable and the commentary was excellent. We were looking forward to getting back at the end as a 2 hour cruise was a little long for us, we had seen enough of the harbour by then and were rather hungry.

Product: Harbour story premium is not worth the extra expense. Purchase the straight Harbour story and save yourself a few dollars unless you get it on a special price (as we did) where you get premium for the regular price - gives you priority boarding and a juice or champagne on arrival.

4 months ago
3/5

Was fine at the start but the stories kept stopping and starting with so many breaks in between it got boring

4 months ago
5/5

Very informative. Service on board was great

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Beautiful weather (which helps) and a first class commentary really set this harbour cruise apart. My wife's brother was visiting from England and he was absolutely delighted with the cruise, as were my wife and I. Full marks to Captain Cook Cruises for a wonderful time on the harbour and a first class experience.

Product: Excellent experience, a wonderful commentary and very good value.

4 months ago
5/5

excellent cruise with great commentary.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Purchased our Harbour Cruise on-line the night before the trip. It can be very busy at the ferry office so it may be best if you can do this - we also got a great deal for premium this way. Service on-board was really good and the lady giving the history as we cruised was very good!

Product: Great way to see lots of the areas in the harbour - wish I had take the cruise earlier in my visit to Sydney as the great information given would have helped in deciding what to see on the ground! Great views of the Opera House & Bridge for all those selfies!! Morning cruise was not over crowded - perfect

4 months ago
5/5

Excellent value and superb host. Very entertaining

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Very informative and funny tour guide, smooth ride and friendly service

Product: Great value and easy to use website made booking a breeze

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Great time and excellent crew.

Product: Great value for money. Very informative..

4 months ago
5/5

Amazing, funny guide and great value..

4 months ago
4/5

I was impressed with the information given during the cruise. I would like to have seen a little more personal service as far as food and beverages were concerned but this is a small matter compared to the overall cruise.

5 months ago
5/5

Awesome

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Wine on boarding is good , but the packaged snack box was no where in sight . An hour and a half later we asked at the bar area ,and were told we had to ask for it . Why cannot it be given when the wine was . Only the Premium guests get wine , so not so difficult I would think !

Product: Commentary excellent . Trip good .

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