AusDay Ferrython Cruise


  • Sydney Harbour Cruise
  • Morning tea
  • Cheer on the dressed & decorated ferries as they race

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Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6
Thursday 26 January 2017 Depart 10.00am. Return 12.45pm

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The Ferrython is one of Australia's best-loved spectator events. Cheer on the little green and yellow catamarans as they race from Fort Denison, around Shark Island and battle it out for line honours finishing under the Harbour Bridge. More Info ...

This cruise is fully booked. Visit the Australia Day page for available cruises


Captain Cook Cruises will be operating a great range of special sightseeing and lunch cruises from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. In addition most of our Dinner Cruises and regular Sightseeing Cruises including the popular Zoo Express will be operating as normal. 


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AusDay Club Deck Lunch

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AusDay Show Deck Lunch

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AusDay Lunch John Cadman 2

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AusDay Picnic Cruise

Enjoy a picnic lunch and experience Australia Day highlights on Sydney Harbour including the Tug & Yacht Ballet, Australia Day Parade and Australia Day Regatta on 26 January. More Info ...

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AusDay Shark Island Picnic

Shark Island is one of the best vantage points on the harbour for Australia Day events including the Ferrython, sailing regatta & Australia Day parade. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day on this fabulous Harbour Island in 26 January. More Info ... 

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AusDay Fort Denison Aus Tour

Fort Denison is the island in the middle of Sydney Harbour, and a great vantage point for harbour events. On Australia Day 26 January, visitors will have the opportunity to experience a special mini-tour of the Island's Martello Tower and access the fully operational tide guage room and Fort Denison Museum. Please note this tour is available on 26Jan17 only - the regular Fort Denison ferry service operates on all other dates. More Info ... 

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AusDay Parade & Fireworks

Cruise aboard a super rocket, one of only six vessels in the Australia Day Spectacular in Cockle Bay Darling Harbour. The vessels will parade around the bay before a breathtaking symphony of pyrotechnics, light and sound. More Info ...

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100 % approval from 13 responses

5 months ago

Service: Fantastic to be on the harbour amongst countless boats and ships. Would love to come on board next year to see it all again.

Product: Easy to use website, highly recommend Captain Cook cruises, we went on the Ferrython for the first time, it was excellent. We have been on the lunch cruise 6 times, a nice way for visitors to see the harbour and eat some seafood.

5 months ago

Wonderful boat tour yet again. Thank you very much. Very enjoyable morning.

Please consider your recycling however. So many glass and plastic bottles and cardboard not recycled! (Or do you take it from the main bins?). The bathrooms could do with some work too, the door hanging off wasn't a great look. Even so, they were clean and tidy.

Tour guide informative and humorous, with lovely personal touch coming up to the top deck etc. Generally lovely friendly staff. Delicious tea and cake. Great spare of the moment additions, like playing the Australian national anthem and the Judith durum and the seekers song at the end. Very atmospheric. Thanks again!

6 months ago

The Australia Day experience on the morning cruise was excellent and great value for money. The boat moved around sydney harbour in such a way that the passengers could experience close at hand all the events. I have been on many different harbour experiences on Australia Day and this experience with captain cook cruises ranks with the best

6 months ago

Service: The welcome staff were great, on board service staff were pleasant. The main hostess and cruise commentator was confident and playful but under informed about what we were going to see and when either making guesses or trying to trying to find the Australia Day schedule information on the go. The Ferrython was a bore (not your fault) but the hostedd didn't know what was going on or which ferry won. I felt we spent a good hour just floating around aimlessly. The ladies toilets had broken locks and door frames and were grimy. Can do beter.

Product: see former comments. no more to add

6 months ago

Service: Great Australia day out. Outstanding commentary, awesome boat, just a great day out. Good value and well timed to coincide with many Australia day events. Yummy food package

Product: already commented see previous

6 months ago

Service: The staff were fantastic from the time we arrived on the wharf until the time we got off the boat.. The ladies on the wharf were very accommodating and kept everyone orderly. One of the ladies was the host on the boat too & she was great. She went around talking to everyone while keeping us informed about what we were seeing.

Product: This was a great cruise to be on. We bought the tickets early December online. It was a very easy process.

6 months ago

Service: Extremely well organised, good level of service and comfort. Considered the amount of people at the wharf, being Australia Day, every went smoothly with boarding etc. our host and commentator on the cruise was excellent.

Product: Excellent. Great cakes and snacks. Excellent commentary.

6 months ago

Great staff , lovely morning tea. Enjoyed by all.

6 months ago

Service: The value was excellent with the lovely cakes and free drinks. We were Also right at the front od things and part of it. It was one of the five reasons I came back to Australia coming from Holland after 21 years. You really delivered. One but, the boat was tattered and the female toilets literally fel apart. Luckily there were four and One intact. Thanks for s Great Experience

I think it is very very cheeky I paid 55 dollar and you took 55,83 from my creditcard. Alas!

Product: I just gave you what I thought of it.

6 months ago

Great experience, would do it again

6 months ago

Service: Absolutely wonderful and fun day. Thankyou

Product: My teenage boys rated it as the Best Australia Day ever

6 months ago

There were two married couples in our 60's and we thoroughly enjoyed the day. We thought the course was excellent and the boat was great, having tables of 4 was far better than large tables and having access to the top deck when desired was also great. The Manna from Heaven cakes and cheese biscuits was excellent. However, as a suggestion maybe consider a jam lamington or mini pavlova as one of the cakes would add some Australia Day relevance. It was also good to stay out the extra 20 minutes to see the F18 and helicopter fly pasts. We also liked our tour director's (Leanne we think) commentary, just enough interesting facts and event information without being too much and allowing us some chat time.

In a word a perfect Australia Day out.

6 months ago

Service: Brilliant.

Our MC was wonderful. Made a great day on the Harbour perfect.

Loved the morning tea too.

Product: Brilliant.

Our MC was wonderful. Made our day on the harbour very special.

Great morning tea too

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