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Seafood Rainforest Cruise

Seafood Rainforest Cruise

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See an ancient volcano from the Tweed River during this half-day, guided, cruise that runs through the Tweed Valley and includes lunch. Take your place on the boat and head toward Mount Warning (Wollumbin), a looming remnant of a massive volcano said to have erupted 23-million years ago. Sip wine onboard as the natural world passes by and stop at a riverside café for a seafood lunch.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.88
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$59.88
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Whale Watching Terrigal

Whale Watching Terrigal

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Get a close-up view of the unique sight of whales migrating on this compact whale-watching cruise. Minimize the risk of getting stuck in the middle of a crowd without a view: head out in a small group with your guide, a qualified marine biologist. Watch the whales pass on their way from Antarctica to the Coral Sea, breaching and slapping their tails as they go, and learn about each species you see from your guide.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.91
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$44.91

Jervis Bay Boom Netting and Dolphins Tour

Jervis Bay Boom Netting and Dolphins Tour

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Boom netting is a popular water activity that involves sitting in a strong net secured to the rear of a boat for an adventurous ride through the ocean. This Jervis Bay tour is ideal for first-time boom netters regardless of age or ability, as the boat is equipped with specialty equipment to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all passengers as you bump past pods of bottlenose dolphins and other New South Wales wildlife.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.42
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$37.42
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1.5 HR Vivid Sydney Harbour Cocktail Dinner Cruise

1.5 HR Vivid Sydney Harbour Cocktail Dinner Cruise

Cruising from Wednesday to Sunday, take a 1.5 hour evening cruise on Sydney Harbour to experience the Vivid Sydney annual light festival from the water. This is a great way to see the city and its foreshore transformed into a canvas of light, including landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Cocktail dinner included and a fully licensed bar onboard to purchase your beverages. Two options available on Fri & Sat night 6 - 7.30pm or 8 - 9.30pm
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.64
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$51.64
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Sydney Harbour Melbourne Cup Cruise

Sydney Harbour Melbourne Cup Cruise

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The Melbourne Cup horse race is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the Australian sporting calendar, but if you happen to be in Sydney on the day, this cruise is a fun way to enjoy the festivities. During the three-hour lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour you can watch the race live on large screens, join sweepstakes, and enjoy a delicious seafood and carvery buffet meal. This is a fun activity with a date or a group of friends.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.10
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$71.10
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Private Sydney Harbour VIVID Cruise Including Sparking Wine

Private Sydney Harbour VIVID Cruise Including Sparking Wine

Get out into the Sydney Harbour and experience this picturesque city from the water, before you tour the world’s 3rd largest fish market. Board a luxury vessel to travel to your VIP behind-the-scenes tour, where you see auction floors, live tanks, and demonstrations. Cruise back to the harbor, enjoying the breeze, sipping sparkling wine, and partaking of gourmet Australian seafood.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$373.49
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$373.49
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Private Icons and Highlights Cruise of Sydney Harbour

Private Icons and Highlights Cruise of Sydney Harbour

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Get out into the Sydney Harbour for a relaxing private cruise on a luxury vessel. Leave the planning to your guide, so you can relax and take in this picturesque city, no matter how limited your time. Learn about the iconic Harbour Bridge and famous Sydney Opera House as you enjoy the breeze and sip sparkling wine.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$598.03
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$598.03
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Private Luxury Cruise on Sydney Harbour for up to Six Guests

Private Luxury Cruise on Sydney Harbour for up to Six Guests

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Skip the crowded harbor tours and enjoy a personalized, luxurious experience. This private cruise takes you around Sydney Harbour to see such landmarks as the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Take in the sights while enjoying sparkling wine and snacks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$485.76
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$485.76
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Private Sunset Cruise on Sydney Harbour for up to Six Guests

Private Sunset Cruise on Sydney Harbour for up to Six Guests

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Experience top-grade views of Sydney Harbour in style on this private deluxe sunset cruise. Prebook to secure your trip on your chosen day, and board your comfortable personal vessel with a skipper at the helm. Then, savor unobstructed views of Sydney’s skyline, Opera House, bridge, and waterfronts as they change color with the setting sun; all as you enjoy Australian sparkling wine and a gourmet cheese, cracker, and fruit hamper.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$598.03
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$598.03
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Sunset River Cruise near Byron Bay

Sunset River Cruise near Byron Bay

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This unique cruise is the perfect combination of relaxation with a hint of fast-paced excitement. Take a scenic 30 minute drive out of Byron Bay (transfer not included) and discover the tranquil waters of the Richmond River around Ballina Island, explore the mangrove forests, the richly diverse flora and fauna and the creeks that branch off it. Sit back and bask in a glorious sunset as you enjoy a cold beverage, tasty refreshments & some local history aboard this lazy river cruise that winds its way down Ballina’s beautiful Richmond River. Many rare birds and sea creatures such as dolphins can often be spotted along the Richmond River. This Nature Reserve will never cease to amaze you!
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  • 2 hours
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$52.39
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$52.39

Julian Rocks Byron Bay Cruise

Julian Rocks Byron Bay Cruise

There’s no better way to enjoy the magnificence of Julian Rocks and Byron Bay’s pristine coastal waters than aboard our purpose-built vessel offering 360-degree views of the surrounding natural beauty and wildlife. Our Coastal Discovery Cruise will take you on a breathtaking adventure from Ballina to Byron Bay where you can encounter species such as dolphins, turtles and birdlife as we navigate our way north through the enormous Cape Byron Marine Park (which includes the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve!). Discover sheer cliffs, secluded beaches and rocky islands as you listen to live commentary by our passionate Marine Biologist. Learn about wildlife, local points of interest & history of the area as you cruise by Australia’s most Easterly point. Imagine viewing Byron Bay’s iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse from a whole new perspective! We’ll circumnavigate one of Australia’s most stunning ecological sites Julian Rocks ‘Nguthungulli’ Marine Reserve before heading back down the coast to Ballina.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$148.95
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$148.95
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Cruise with Dolphins in Byron Bay

Cruise with Dolphins in Byron Bay

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The Ballina & Byron Bay coast plays host to hundreds of bottle nose dolphins all year round. They always provide our passengers of all ages a thrill, an experience to remember; something that always brings a smile to everyone’s face. Take a short and scenic 30 minute drive south of Byron Bay to Ballina (transfer not included), where you will board our vessel. Our friendly Marine Biologist will share in-depth knowledge of the area & marine creature encounters we experience. Learn about our local pods of dolphins, their habits and behaviours. We are so sure you’ll spot a dolphin that we offer a free return trip if you don’t see one on your first Dolphin Cruise!
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.10
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$71.10
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Harbour Sights Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour

Harbour Sights Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour

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Cruise Sydney Harbour exploring the natural and iconic city sights. Relax and enjoy an Aussie inspired lunch on the water as you mingle with other guests and take in the serenity and views of the harbour. Enjoy a half day tour cruising Sydney Harbour and discover the natural beauty of the harbour as well as the city sights from a unique perspective. With maximum passenger numbers of 14, you will experience an intimate guided tour, with harbour stops in peaceful locations, including Lane Cove River and Taylor's Bay, where lunch and afternoon tea will be served. Enjoy plenty of prime photo opportunities of Sydney's iconic landmarks. The Harbour Sights Lunch Cruise is perfect for all ages, families and visiting guests, to discover the Harbour’s sights and enjoy Sydney’s breathtaking views from the water.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$176.03
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$176.03
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Private Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruise For Up To 20 Guests

Private Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruise For Up To 20 Guests

Experience the Vivid Sydney Festival from on board a private catamaran on Sydney Harbour, in the company of your family, friends and colleagues. An intimate catamaran cruising experience for up to 20 guests on board Enigma X. Enjoy plenty of photo opportunities amongst the views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and other lit up locations, as a small vessel allows you to get up close to the shoreline for the best views of the Vivid lights. Light snacks are provided, including an Italian inspired antipasto spread with bread rolls + 1 cold non-alcoholic beverage (availability on cruises may vary). Passengers can choose to BYO alcoholic beverages. A private Vivid Sydney cruise is perfect for small to medium groups of family, friends and colleagues. Skip the crowds, see the lights, enjoy the water. Experience Vivid Sydney from a small boat!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$808.35
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$808.35
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Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Intimate Catamaran Cruise with Canapes

Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Intimate Catamaran Cruise with Canapes

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The Vivid Sydney Festival is one of the most spectacular events on central Sydney's calendar, and you'll enjoy the show from a prime position on Sydney Harbour. Get away from the crowds on a comfortable luxury motor catamaran, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Sip a complimentary drink while being mesmerized by the colorful light show outside.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.90
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$47.90
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Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Catamaran Cruise with BYO Drinks

Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Catamaran Cruise with BYO Drinks

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Get the best views of the Vivid Sydney Festival without the crowds on a 35 foot (10.5meter) Seawind Resort 1050 catamaran. Glide along the Sydney Harbour on an intimate cruise with delicious antipasto and bread rolls enjoy unobstructed views of the incredible light shows projected on to the Sydney Opera House and other landmarks. Spend a relaxing 90-minutes on the water and bring your own alcoholic beverage with no corkage if you choose.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.68
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$36.68
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Sunset and Sparkle Sydney Harbour Cruise

Sunset and Sparkle Sydney Harbour Cruise

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Get the best possible views of stunning Sydney landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, and Sydney Harbour Bridge onboard a 35-foot (10.5 meter) catamaran. Relax and soak up the colorful sky as you cruise through the water at sunset while nibbling on an appetizer platter and sip on a cold beverage, or bring your own alcoholic beverages onboard with no corkage fee. Watch as the sun sets and the twinkling city lights come to life.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.58
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$34.58
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Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Small Group Catamaran Cruise

Vivid 90-Minute Sydney Harbour Small Group Catamaran Cruise

Experience the Vivid Sydney Festival from a prime location on a boat cruising Sydney Harbour. See Sydney and the harbour's famous landmarks lit up with colour from a luxury motor catamaran, with maximum passenger numbers of 20. This cruise takes place on board Enigma X - a luxury motor catamaran that can be enjoyed in all weather conditions with four on board entertaining areas for viewing the Vivid lights. With maximum passenger numbers of 20, and a boarding location away from mass crowds, enjoy plenty of photo opportunities amongst the views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and other lit up locations, as this luxurious vessel allows you capture those amazing moments in comfort and style. Light snacks are provided, including an Italian inspired antipasto spread with bread rolls + 1 complimentary beverage will be provided (select from beer, wine, soft drink or juice). BYO is not permitted.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$44.16
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$44.16
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Private Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise with Local Captain

Private Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise with Local Captain

Explore the beautiful Sydney Harbour from on board a private catamaran. Cruise Sydney Harbour exploring the natural and iconic city sights. Relax and enjoy a light morning/afternoon tea on the water as you cruise with the Captain and take in the serenity and views of the harbour. An intimate catamaran cruising experience on board Enigma X with the luxuries of a spacious internal cabin, along with a covered aft deck, large bow area and flybridge for prime photo opportunities. Enigma X is a great vessel for small, intimate groups to enjoy the harbour and has a functional layout that can be enjoyed in all weather conditions. A great way to cruise Sydney Harbour! Enjoy a private 90 minute* catamaran cruising experience in the company of your family and friends, with a maximum group size of 20 guests. Morning/afternoon tea is provided on board, including a selection of cake and biscuits + tea, juice/water. There is also the option to BYO alcoholic beverages on board.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$133.98
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Private Group Sydney Harbour Luxury Cruise - 90 Minutes

Private Group Sydney Harbour Luxury Cruise - 90 Minutes

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Sightseeing cruises on board Fleetwing II are a great way to explore the sights across Sydney Harbour and you can customise your cruising path or leave this to the experienced skipper. The vessel is also a great option for harbour transfers for corporate events or weddings for up to 46 guests. With pick up and drop off locations available across the harbour, why not get from A to B by boat. Fleetwing II is a luxury two story motor catamaran with a vast amount of indoor and outdoor space on board. The vessel has upper and lower decks, a large internal cabin and easily accessible bow area. The vessel has modern, fresh furniture and décor throughout and there is plenty of room on board to enjoy the harbour views and entertain guests. Fleetwing II can accommodate for small to medium sized groups and can be enjoyed in comfort in all weather conditions with large covered areas on board. There is a bar for the purchase of beverages and catering can be organised for an additional fee.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,010.44
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$1,010.44
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Private Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise Including Unlimited Drinks

Private Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise Including Unlimited Drinks

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Discover Sydney Harbour with all of your senses during a leisurely lunch boat ride by luxury cruiser. With just your party and private skipper, you’ll sail around Sydney Harbour—home to iconic sights such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge—and stop to sample gourmet dishes at two harborside restaurants. During the cruise, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and drinks from an open bar. Plus, you’ll have the chance to go swimming or kayaking during a stop at Middle Harbour.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$584.12
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$584.12
Price varies by group size
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New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour with Fireworks, Beverages and DJ

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour with Fireworks, Beverages and DJ

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Sydney in style on an evening Sydney Harbour dinner cruise. As one of the illuminated vessels participating in the Harbour of Light boat parade, you'll enjoy unobstructed views of the midnight fireworks show. The 5-hour cruise includes a 3-course buffet dinner with seafood; an open bar with beer, Australian wine, and soft drinks; and an onboard DJ. 
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$635.45
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$635.45
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Christmas Day Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour

Christmas Day Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour

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Celebrate Christmas day with a 3-hour lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour. View iconic sights such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as you enjoy a buffet Christmas lunch that includes beer, wine, and soft drinks.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$113.03
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$113.03
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Sydney Harbour Progressive Long Lunch Cruise

Sydney Harbour Progressive Long Lunch Cruise

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Treat your loved ones to a progressive lunch that travels by yacht to the most scenic parts of Sydney Harbour. Get great views of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge as you cruise to Watsons Bay for your appetizer course at a classic waterside eatery. Continue past Middle Head to Balmoral where you stop at your second waterfront restaurant for your main course. Return to your boat for the dessert and cheese course, then have time to swim, kayak or standup paddle board. Sparkling wine and other drinks are included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$445.34
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