School Cruises

Inclusions

  • Harbour Classroom
  • Choice of Cruises
  • Informative commentary
  • Main Harbour sights
  • All weather vessels 

Need to know

Fares are not available to the general public. Application is required direct from the education facility.

Timetable

Details available on application 

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A Captain Cook Education Cruise is a great field study experience for school students Kindergarten to Year 12, Adult Education or Hospitality and Tourism training.  

'A lack of seriousness can lead to all sorts of wonderful insights'. Join us on the harbour classroom and open your students' eyes to a thriving transport system, life on a National park island and an ancient aboriginal culture. See the relics of a nation's history, discover the changing tides and imagine the city of the future.

Special school fares are available on selected cruises and ferries to authorised education providers as part of the student excursion program.

Cruises operate in all weather conditions with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating and commentary. A personalised Education Officer/commentary can be provided at additional cost on selected cruises with a range of Educational Worksheets including

  • General Studies
  • History
  • Visual Arts
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • History
  • Geography
  • Early Colonisation

Education Options

  • Highlights Express (9.30am, 12.45pm, 2.30pm & 4.30pm)
  • Highlights Cruise (2.30pm)
  • Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer (every 45 minutes)
  • Shark Island Ferries

Combined cruise and attraction "SEE Packages" are also available including:

  • Cruise
  • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium (Darling Harbour)
  • Wild Life Sydney Zoo (Darling Harbour)
  • Madame Tussauds (Darling Harbour)
  • Sydney Tower Eye
  • Power House Museum
  • Monorail

Student Lunch Packs

Student lunch packs (available with or without a cruise booking) can be ordered through Captain Cook Cruises. Lunches are individually packed in an environmentally friendly paper bag including 3 items: (1) one gourmet sandwich; (2) one slice of cake or piece of fruit; (3) one bottle of still water. All orders are to be collected from Captain Cook Cruises No.6 Jetty, Circular Quay, Sydney.

All prices and details are available on application. Please note these fares are not available to the general public. Application is required direct from the education facility.

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy 

Other Options

Harbour Story PM

Discover Sydney’s best sightseeing cruise. The Harbour Story cruise includes refreshments and an entertaining, personalised commentary of the people, places and events that have made Sydney Harbour the most beautiful and exciting harbour in the world. Two-hour morning and afternoon cruises depart daily from Circular Quay.

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Harbour Story AM

Discover Sydney’s best sightseeing cruise. The Harbour Story cruise includes refreshments and an entertaining, personalised commentary of the people, places and events that have made Sydney Harbour the most beautiful and exciting harbour in the world. Two-hour morning and afternoon cruises depart daily from Circular Quay.

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Harbour Story Premium PM

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. 

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Harbour Story Premium AM

Sydney Harbour sightseeing at its very best. 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. 

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Cocktail Cruise

We'll get the party started with your first cocktail free -  a `Captain Cook Special' -  then it’s it up to you to decide on a Mojito by the Opera House, a Bay Breeze under the Bridge or any of the other frisky mix of liqueurs on the 1 ½ hour Cocktail Cruise.

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Harbour Highlights

Sydney's best value for money sightseeing cruise. See all the famous Sydney Harbour landmarks with GPS commentary. Seventy-five-minute afternoon cruise departs daily from Circular Quay.

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Sydney Flexi Pass 3 Attractions

The Sydney Flexi Pass provides you with the flexibility to choose from up to 35 fabulous attractions, and the freedom to visit them any time within 3 months. Experiences include a choice of Sydney Harbour sightseeing and whale watching cruises, walking and coach tours, wildlife parks, zoos and aquariums, museums, entertainment and activities. See More Info for details ...

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Sydney Flexi Pass 5 Attractions

The Sydney Flexi Pass provides you with the flexibility to choose from up to 35 fabulous attractions, and the freedom to visit them any time within 3 months. Experiences include a choice of Sydney Harbour sightseeing and whale watching cruises, walking and coach tours, wildlife parks, zoos and aquariums, entertainment and activities, historic buildings and museums. See More Info for details ...

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Highlights 1430 + Softdrink

See all the famous Sydney Harbour landmarks on this sightseeing cruise ...

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