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Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise

Haymarket, Australia

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Enjoy an afternoon sail on Sydney Harbour aboard a historic tall ship. Learn about Sydney’s maritime roots and your ship’s sailing history during a cruise that provides close views of iconic sights including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Fort Denison. Get great photo ops and soak up the spectacular scenery. You can even lend the crew a hand by steering the ship and hoisting the sails.
  • Discover Sydney Harbour on an authentic Tall Ship
  • Sail past iconic landmarks
  • Become part of the crew for a truly unique experience
  • Commentary about Sydney Harbour highlights and history of the ships
  • Snacks and light refreshments included
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Departure Point

Campbells Cove Jetty, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

Departure Time

3:45 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to Campbells Cove jetty, located in the Rocks, the historic neighborhood where Sydney began. After boarding your 1850s-style ship, admire the exquisite restoration work that has rejuvenated this old wooden ship, one of only two tall ships that still sail the waters of Sydney Harbour.

Enjoy the sea breeze and waterfront views as your ship sets sail, passing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and gliding by Sydney Opera House. Hear the history of Sydney’s transformation from a sleepy colony town to a modern world-class city, and how the tall ships that once filled the harbor facilitated trade across the oceans.

If you like, tap into your inner sailor and help to raise the sails or take the wheel of the ship. Or simply relax on deck and admire Sydney from the water, snapping photos of Shark Island, Fort Denison and Sydney Harbour National Park. Snack on light refreshments served during your cruise.

Your ship returns you to Campbells Cove at the end of your cruise.
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Sydney Harbour Tall Ships
We will cruise past all of Sydney’s biggest attractions including Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Fort Denison, Garden Island, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park and Admiralty House. You will discover Sydney’s rich history and some of the stories and tales behind these iconic landmarks.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Sydney Harbour Tall Ships reserves the right to add, withdraw, substitute and/or vary advertised routes, prices, departure times and locations without notice if considered necessary for the safety and welfare of the tall ship, its passengers and crew. However, reasonable effort will be made to maintain arrangements as advertised.
  • Sydney Harbour Tall Ships will not be liable for any loss or expense incurred by a passenger as a result.
  • For more information, please call (02) 8015 5571.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sydney Harbour Tall Ships

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise?
This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Afternoon Discovery Cruise.

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Traveler Tips

  • "It doesn't take a huge hunk out of your day, so you can easily do this cruise and run off to explore the Central Business District all in the same day." See review
  • "We highly recommended this Tall Ship Experience, don't miss it." See review
  • "Have a wine and set sail past Kirribilli House, Opera House and under the Sydney Harbour bridge." See review


117 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Lovely weekend adventure
, Oct 2020
Gorgeous setting, well organised, thoughtfully narrated by Howard. Good COVID precautions and great open air experience on a beautiful ship!
Best way to sail
, Oct 2020
A great adventure on the water with expert commentary. Loved every minute of this unique tour. We plan to go back for the dinner cruise next visit to Sydney
Tall Ships a relaxing good time
, Jul 2020
This was a relaxing and leisurely cruise. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the Captain was easygoing with the kids, showing them how steer the ship and chatting to them. A very pleasant experience overall.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hi Sharon! Thank you for your kind feedback, we appreciate it. It is a pleasure to hear that you had a relaxing time aboard our tall ship. Hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Sydney Harbour Tall Ships
Excellent experience
, Mar 2020
I highly recommend this experience for anyone. I think it would be one of the best tourist thing to do in Sydney
Getting back to shore
, Feb 2020
I have never been on what was billed as a 1.5 hr CRUISE and it turned out we cruised out into the harbor 20 minutes and then parked for 45 min. The ONLY entertainment was watching a father and daughter climb up to the crow’s nest. 20 minutes back and the rip-off is concluded with an empty feeling and a waste of time. I am asking Viator for a refund. This should not be defined as a 90 min cruise.....
Tall ship
, Feb 2020
Fantastic experience everyone should do it. Great way to see the Harbour. nice appetisers to nibble on with a bar to purchase drinks. It was so great to see the sales go up on this 98 year old ship.
Sydney Harbor Highlight!
, Nov 2019
What a wonderful adventure sailing in this beautiful tall ship! The captain & tour guide were so informative & friendly as they recounted the history of the ship & the harbor area, explained what we were seeing onshore. They answered all our questions & even served snacks.
Great day in Sydney harbor!!!!!
, Nov 2019
The crew is great..very knowledgeable and friendly. To sail onboard one of these amazing ships is a fantastic experience.
Great experience
, Oct 2019
Great way to see the different sights of the harbour. Have a wine and set sail past Kirribilli House, Opera House and under the Sydney Harbour bridge. Definitely climb up to the crows nest. Well worth it. Andrew was a great host.
Boat trip cancelled day before
, Oct 2019
Sadly the provider cancelled the boat trip the day before. I’m fairness they did offer an alternative however we already had plans so couldn’t accommodate. Disappointed to not be able to undertake the trip.

Product code: 5067AFTERNOON

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