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

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

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Discover Sydney’s best sightseeing cruise. 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. 

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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91 % approval from 46 responses

Date
Rating
1 week ago
4/5

We had made a booking a needed to get it changed. The process was very smooth, the staff was very helpful. They said a refund was not possible but they could make a change and they did.

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Lovely boat. Great tour guide.

Product: Not sure the premium is worth it except for the priority boarding. But this cruise is great overall.

2 weeks ago
4/5

The cruise ame very close to 5 stars!

The only things that brought the rating down, was that you didn't really go past Goat Island on the upstream.

I know there is alot more history up that way that would have been great to check out on the cruise.

The staff themselves were excellent!

2 weeks ago
5/5

I took my Mum who is visiting from interstate on the 'Harbour Story Premium PM' and we had the best day! We both loved the commentary provided, the views were incredible, the drinks & afternoon tea was so lovely & we even spotted a whale from the boat! I couldn't recommend this service enough. Not one flaw.

1 month ago
5/5

First rate cruise. the history narration and scenery were incredible. I would do this cruise again on my next visit.

1 month ago
5/5

The Harbour Story Premium cruise was fantastic. From the first moment of contacting the reservation staff - this was done before the cruise day - to the actual cruise I was very impressed. All the company staff that I had contact with were professional, helpful and friendly.

The actual cruise was very enjoyable. I learnt quite a bit about Sydney Harbour. Which was impressive as I am a local The afternoon tea provided was very tasty and nicely packaged. Paul provided an excellent commentary on-board.

I will be back!!

Thanks

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Madam,

Thank you for your recent review of our Harbour Story Premium PM on Sydney Harbour. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed our tea and coffee service provided on-board and that you found all of our staff attentive, friendly and professional. As you know we care a lot to provide the best customer service possible. We will pass your compliments along to Paul. We agree that even for locals, the cruise is surprisingly educative. 

Once again thank you for your review, it is highly appreciated.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

1 month ago
5/5

It was excellent. The staff were very friendly and assisted me with whatever I required. They were very informative. The lady that gave all the information on the cruise made it fun with all her jokes. It was very relaxing and I enjoyed the drinks and cakes.

1 month ago
4/5

informative and relaxing

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Very helpful and considerate staff to our local and overseas family and guests who havent experienced Sydney harbour.

Product: Very easy process, will go again some day!

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful and informative guide/narrator.

Would definitely recommend.

Product: Wonderful guide/narrator.

Very good value.

2 months ago
2/5

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

Product: Value for experience and money

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of the Harbour Story Premium Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are delighted that you found the commentary interesting and that you enjoyed the food and beverages onboard.

Once again, thank you for your review, it is appreciated.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

3 months 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 months ago
5/5

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

3 months 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

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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

3 months ago
4/5

Great trip with an enjoyable afternoon tea.

3 months 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

3 months 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.

3 months 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

4 months ago
5/5

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

4 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.

4 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.

4 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

4 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

4 months ago
5/5

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

4 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!

4 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!

4 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?

4 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

4 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.

4 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.

4 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

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Good value!

Product: Easy to book and navigate around!

5 months ago
5/5

Good informative cruise with a excellent tea

5 months ago
5/5

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

5 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.

5 months ago
5/5

Great presenter learned lots.

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

Thank you

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Very vivacious and friendly host/narrator

Product: Very vivacious and friendly host

5 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!

5 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.

5 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。

5 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!

6 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!

6 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 !!!!!

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