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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Timetable

Below are the normal departure details. Special timetables operate on selected dates.

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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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90 % approval from 30 responses

Date
Rating
3 days 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

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Friendly staff across the board.

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

1 month ago
5/5

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

1 month 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.

1 month 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!

2 months ago
5/5

very informative, the fizz and cakes were a bonus!

2 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.

2 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.

2 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!

2 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.

3 months ago
5/5

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

3 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

3 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.

3 months ago
4/5

informative and relaxing

4 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!

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful and informative guide/narrator.

Would definitely recommend.

Product: Wonderful guide/narrator.

Very good value.

4 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

5 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.

5 months ago
5/5

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

5 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

5 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.

5 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.

5 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

5 months ago
4/5

Great trip with an enjoyable afternoon tea.

5 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

5 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.

5 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

6 months ago
5/5

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

6 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.

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