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
  • Menu
  • Morning Premium Cruise also available

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Timetable

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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. 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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93 % approval from 27 responses

Date
Rating
2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Nice cruise, amusing commentator. The map of the route showed further into the western part of the harbour, which was not done, so was disappointed about that.

Product: There were no gluten free options.

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Our overseas visitors from NZ just loved it. We had a premium package and they made the most of it. The commentary was good and some of the pictures taken were great. Well done

Product: Our NZ visitors just loved it and coming from the Central coast of NSW this was our first and not our last

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Excellent service. Very informative tour. Views are fantastic!

Product: Highly recommended! Will keep on coming back!

3 weeks ago
5/5

Recommend highly and would definitely buy again based on our experience.

1 month ago
5/5

Service: The cruise was great and the emcee for the day was marvellous. The passengers were not young and she appealed to us all.

Product: The little packet of goodies was quite good as was the champagne and tea and coffee. It was ideal for just an afternoon tea.

1 month ago
5/5

It was a very professionally organised and smooth tour. The route through the harbour covered all the highlights and the commentary was understated and expertly delivered. The tour was much more enjoyable than I had anticipated and definitely woth. the value.

1 month ago
5/5

We loved the commentary and the opportunity to see and experience the harbour

2 months ago
3/5

I received my glass bubbly on arrival, not overly cold and shunted off upstairs, which was fine.

Couldn't hear a word of the commentary unless I sat right up the front.

What happened to my afternoon tea???

Not a crumb.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for the feedback of your Harbour Story Premium with us on Sydney Harbour. We are disappointed to read your comments as we usually receive good feedback on that cruise. The Premium package includes premium coffee or teas together with a mixed sweet & savoury selection of cakes upon showing your ticket at the bar. We encourage guests to speak directly to the Cruise Director onboard on the day as they can assist immediately.

Once again thank you for your feedback and we are sorry not to reach your expectations.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

2 months ago
5/5

Service: We are very happy with the service and food. Beautiful afternoon with family and friends. Really recommend to visitors coming to Australia, as our cousin & family were really happy and impressed

Product: Fantastic crew, especially the presenter.

2 months ago
5/5

The harbour story cruise was very relaxing. The commentary was excellent. The staff friendly and knowledgeable.

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Organisation from the buying of tickets, embarking, commentary and overall presentation was good. Staff were incredibly helpful, polite and treated guests well. The down side was the coffee and cakes presented as part of the trip.

Product: Please see above regarding my thoughts.

2 months ago
3/5

Service: Windows weren't clean. Can't see outside clearly.

Product: It's okay. Could've made premium level worths better.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Tracy, 

Thank you so much for your feedback and we are sorry regarding our windows being not as clear as this is sometimes to due the windy or inclement weather. Our Premium Harbour story is rated very highly at 90% as our other feedback has showing and we are disappointed that we did not meet your expectations.



Best Regards,
Captain Cook Team

2 months ago
5/5

The commentary that was given on the cruise was excellent! They shared really great information about the surrounding area of the harbour and the history of Sydney.

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Friendly staff across the board.

Product: Had the premier package - the cakes were somewhat average

3 months ago
5/5

The whole experience was excellent. The staff, the information given, the refreshments and of course the weather on the day!

3 months ago
5/5

The relaxed experience, nice afternoon snacks, the space on the boat, the ability to wander outside were all fab. The best bit was the history tour and Peter the Narrator - interesting and very funny all rolled into one.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Amazing little cruise around the Harbour. Staff were incredibly friendly and informative. We had a wonderful experience and learned a lot about Sydney and the harbour.

Product: Great value for money! Incredible experience!

4 months ago
5/5

very informative, the fizz and cakes were a bonus!

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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!

4 months 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.

5 months ago
5/5

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

5 months 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

5 months 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.

5 months ago
4/5

informative and relaxing

6 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!

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