Harbour Story Premium PM

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 afternoon tea including a mixed sweet & savoury selection
  • Duration approx 2 hours
  • Morning Premium Cruise also available

Need to know

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

Timetable

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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Sydney's best sightseeing cruise has just got even better! The Harbour Story Premium Cruise offers an entertaining and personalised commentary of the people, places and events that have made Sydney Harbour the most beautiful and exciting in the world, with premium inclusions. 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 afternoon tea listening to the stories of Sydney's most amazing characters. Morning and afternoon cruises depart daily ...  

If you only have an afternoon in Sydney, and you need to create a memory to last a lifetime, you can't go past the Harbour Story Premium. 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 afternoon tea selection.

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 NEW YEARS EVE - It was one of the greatest highlights in my life. The service, the kindness and dinner on board was fantastic. Gertrud & Karl-Heinz Rueger

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Date
Rating
2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful and informative guide/narrator.

Would definitely recommend.

Product: Wonderful guide/narrator.

Very good value.

2 weeks ago
2/5

Service: Awesome guided commentary and good selection of cookies and drinks!

Product: Value for experience and money

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Informative and friendly crew - all very helpful. The cruise itself was a good and a complete journey around the harbour east of the bridge and middle harbour. Would have given 5 stars except boat was late.

Product: Informative and friendly crew - all very helpful. The cruise itself was a good and a complete journey around the harbour east of the bridge and middle harbour. Would have given 5 stars except boat was late.

3 weeks ago
5/5

Excellent live commentary. The cakes, cheese and biscuits and wine great. Sit on the right hand side for the views.

3 weeks ago
3/5

I booked this cruise for myself, my husband and my parents as a treat with premium tickets and it was embarrassing. It was a nice couple of hours but when it's been advertised as morning/ afternoon tea cruise 'with a mix of savoury & sweet treats' and asked for any dietary requirements, I didn't expect to be given 4 little boxes in a plastic wrapper. No plates, no napkins nothing. The food was a piece of cheese with a little pack of lavosh on one box and then the 3 remaining boxes has little cakes in, all containing coconut. There was no structure it was a free for all! Disappointed

1 month ago
5/5

Service: The service from getting the tickets to boarding was great. On board during the cruise was so friendly too.

Product: Was easy to buy the tickets and it was great getting on board first to have the best selection of seats.

1 month ago
4/5

The cruise portion was good. Conducted by a knowledgeable tour guide. Info regarding boarding the boarding process and where was somewhat confusing with so many people.

1 month ago
4/5

Service: Everyone was smiling and welcoming. Willing to assist in any way that was needed.Only negative was that the windows were dirty and that impacted on the view

Product: We enjoyed having a staycation at the same time as showing our overseas visitors around Sydney

1 month ago
4/5

Great trip with an enjoyable afternoon tea.

1 month ago
4/5

Service: The boat was late and so I felt the tour was cut short to make up time.

Also, the staff at the Quay did not communicate about the late boat arrival and when the cruise would depart.

Otherwise is was enjoyable and informative.

Product: See my previous explanation

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Great tour. Enjoyed the commentary. Having the warm jackets available was also a plus.

Product: Easy to make the reservation on-line.

1 month ago
5/5

Service: It was a terrific and educational experience. Thourougly enjoyed it. Daughter did it a few weeks back when in Sydney and recommended it to me. I have been on two many years ago but this was very good. Also lady I took with me said it was fantastic. Even tho we had just come off a cruise ship

Product: Very very good. Said it all in above statement

2 months ago
5/5

Excellent value for money, a great experience, the cruise went everywhere we thought it would and more.

2 months ago
4/5

Very informative account of the views and locations around Sydney Harbour. Very clean, tidy vessel with plenty of room and viewing options. The afternoon tea was lovely.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: you covered the highlights and some history of the harbor, all with some good humor. We saw a lot in a short amount of time.

Product: nice touch with the food and drink offered for the premium ticket.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Had a lovely afternoon cruising around the harbour

Product: Easy to purchase as we were unable to print the tickets we went to captain cook office in darling harbour and they issued us our tickets

2 months ago
5/5

If we had one thing to complain about, it would be the afternoon tea. You probably need to supply more savoury. there were too many sweet things. One of the cakes could be a savoury muffin? Otherwise, it was a most enjoyable day. Thank you

2 months ago
5/5

very good experience crew were excellent the story of the harbour was excellent the lady doing the story was excellent

2 months ago
5/5

Service: It was a nice experience, good services, especially with the senior rate!

Product: Good story telling with a lot of unaware information about the Sydney harbour!

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Most of our passengers in the coach group were happy with the cruise however none of them were impressed with the High Tea part of the cruise. To recieve there Tea in a box did not go over very well!

Product: As before the cruise was good but the High Tea was not!

2 months ago
5/5

We brought 2 American friends with us who wanted to see the Harbour. What a way to see it. From the time we boarded till we left the cruise was great. I had purchased the premium tickets and the coffee and afternoon tea was more than I expected. About the only complaint I would have is the lady doing the commentary. I know she is suppose to sound vibrant and happy but with all her gushing she made us feel like we were little 5 year olds learning things. Maybe she could tone down her delivery a bit?

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent and informative cruise. I had a relative travel to Australia from San Francisco for the first time, and she really enjoyed and appreciated the cruise - learned a lot about Sydney in the process!

Product: Good value. Will recommend this for our next visitor

2 months ago
5/5

Service: A great experience, with a friendly crew and knowledgeable and informative commentary. Well worth the long train trip from the Central Coast to Circular Quay and return.

Product: FANTATSTIC . A VERY GOOD PURCHASE AND GREAT VALUE FOR A SHORTER CRUISE.

3 months ago
4/5

Service: I thought the commentary was good although it would have been good to hear some more about celebrity homes on the harbour. The cakes were great. Might have liked some more savouries. The sparkling wine was a nice touch.

Product: Great value for money. Will be doing it again at some stage.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: This cruise was the best we'd had. We hado a premium trip with priority boarding, champagne and afternoon tea. It was a full trip with lots of informative commentary from Brendan , our guide. The bar and boarding staff couldn't have given better service.

Product: Great service and value from all concerned

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Good value!

Product: Easy to book and navigate around!

3 months ago
5/5

Good informative cruise with a excellent tea

3 months ago
5/5

Loved the guy who gave the commentary. Witty and informative.

3 months ago
3/5

Service: Enjoyable and informative but only when it was possible to hear. Poor audio. Clearly a two tier tour: the premium allowed preferred seating, but not sure the extra cost was warranted by the quality of the refreshments served.

Product: See overall rating provided above.

3 months ago
5/5

Great presenter learned lots.

Comprehensive cruise around the bay in comfortable conditions. Very pleasant staff.

Thank you

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Very vivacious and friendly host/narrator

Product: Very vivacious and friendly host

3 months ago
5/5

Service: We loved the premium PM Harbour Cruise. It was a great time and had interesting commentary - a perfect day out. We got so many good pictures! Also enjoyed the cakes & coffee.

Product: Great commentary, snacks and beautiful scenery of the harbour, including the bridge and the opera house! I highly recommend!

3 months ago
5/5

We all enjoyed the cruse. The views were really good and the person talking had a good lot of knowledge and was entertaining. The food and drink provided was fine as well.

3 months ago
4/5

オペラセンターとベイブリッジを海側から見ることができ、またブリッジの下を通ることができ満足しています。

3 months ago
5/5

Service: The overall experience was great, I bought the premium ticket (at the price of the basic, online) and it was totally worth it, we could pick the seats first than everybody, got a glass of champagne, good coffee and a lot of biscuits (very good), the crew was very friendly, the story they were telling on board really interesting, is not just the Opera House, but they show you all the houses of the Harbour, the beaches, etc. it was everything they promised and more, besides there where plenty of available room and everyone was very polite

I would recommend it

Product: very easy to buy and the price for buying online even better!

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Very nice route and informative and friendly guide.

The cakes packed in plastic included in the premium cruise is not really worth the extra money. Food/beverages were not impressive.

Still, the guide was perfect and we had a great experience

Product: Food/beverages included was not worth the value.

Good cruise!

4 months ago
2/5

I find it hard to understand when the product you are selling is a visual experience that the viewing portals I.e the windows on the boat are so dirty. I have taken several overseas visitors on your premium cruise this summer and each time the windows have been filthy. How hard can it be to have the windows clean !!!!!

4 months ago
5/5

Relaxing and informative tour of our very own Sydney Harbour. The story behind our settlement and the various bays and pockets of the harbour is told in an entertaining way as you sail around in a large, comfortable cruise boat enjoying a delicious afternoon tea.

The cabin crew and ticket sales staff are all very friendly and hospitable. I would recommend this cruise for visitors to Sydney and for those who have been around for longer who would like to learn a little more about their own back yard!

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Cruise was lovely as usual. The harbour story premium states that you will receive a plated afternoon tea along with a premium tea or coffee. We have done this cruise before and that was what we got. However on this cruise, there was no allocated seating and no plated afternoon tea or someone to take coffee orders. Instead we went to the bar and got a boxed afternoon tea and drink. Although the cakes were very nice, it is not the same experience as someone taking your coffee order and serving you a nice plated afternoon tea. This was a bit disappointing as we were expecting the same service that we had previously experienced and was stated on our booking form.

Product: Please see previous comment.

4 months ago
5/5

Wonderful Cruise and helped ensure my friend from Brazil saw all the amazing sights of our beautiful harbour

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Very friendly staff, the boat was very clean and on time.

Product: Very informative cruise, especially loved the afternoon tea and the glass of bubbly. Good value for the money, would highly recommend this cruise.

4 months ago
5/5

Excellent and informative cruise.

4 months ago
5/5

Our guide on the cruise (sorry can't remmember her name) was knowledgeable, helpful and very entertaining. Thank you

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service including a lot of information about a city history

Product: Very good purchising on the web

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Very satisfactory.

Product: Interesting commentaries about the history of the suburbs around the harbour

4 months ago
3/5

The cruise was late departing and waiting to embark was confusing , not clear what queue to join and no staff down on the dock to ask.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Product: It was on special for the same price as the afternoon cruise, a no brainer really! The commentary was excellent and very informitive, a great waymto see SydneynHarbour and learn some of it's history.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Awesome!

Product: Great Value. Awesome way to get introduced to a city.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Have sailed with Captain Cook many times on our visits to Sydney and without exception they have always been good and a highlight of our holiday

Product: It's a very simple formula tour of the area and it just works so well giving excellent views, useful commentary and the staff were very helpful and pleasant without being intrusive

6 months ago
5/5

Service: fantastic

Product: fantastic

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