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Sydney, Australia
Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Sydney aboard a hop-on hop-off Sydney Harbour cruise that stops at top destinations including Circular Quay, Watsons Bay, Manly . Get a great vantage point for photo ops of icons such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Simply jump on and off at as many stops as you like; when you're ready to move on to your next destination, just catch the next boat. Upgrade to include an entrance ticket to Taronga Zoo, another fantastic attraction located on the harbor shores.
  • Enjoy a flexible schedule with this sightseeing cruise on Sydney Harbour with the choice of one or two days
  • Departs frequently throughout the day
  • Learn about the city from live onboard commentary
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Choice of 1-Day or 2-Day Hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise pass, select at time of booking
Live commentary on board in English
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Attraction Entries

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Create your own sightseeing itinerary with your hop-on hop-off cruise boat pass that is valid for 2 calendar days. Simply head to Circular Quay to board the boat, then sit back and enjoy a scenic, relaxing cruise.

Hop off at any of the five stops, including Taronga Zoo, Shark Island, Watsons Bay and Manly. Enjoy learning about the sights from live informative commentary provided on board the cruise.

Boats departs frequently from Circular Quay, and the entire route takes up to 1.5 hours to complete.

Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia's amazing wildlife. Choose the optional upgrade to include zoo entrance ticket and the Sky Safari Gondola. The zoo is home to more than 2,900 exotic and native animals, with zoo-keeper talks and animal shows offered daily.

Shark Island: An island situation in the middle of the harbour. Ideal for a picnic and a swim as you take in the breathtaking vistas of Sydney Harbour

Watsons Bay: A short walk to beaches, lookout points and popular waterside restaurants.

Manly: Situated among the Northern Beaches of Sydney, and a popular spot for Australian surfers.

Circular Quay: Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House, the historic Rocks district, Sydney Harbour Bridge and weekend markets.
Itinerary
Duration: 
7 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Take in all the famous sights of Sydney Harbour with boats depart every 1 hour 20 minutes. Circular Quay: Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House, the Rocks - historical area, Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon and weekend markets. Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia's amazing wildlife. Choose the zoo option to ride on the Sky Safari Gondola and an entry ticket to the zoo. With over 2,900 exotic and native animals, free zoo-keeper talks and animal shows, there is something for everyone. Watsons Bay: A short walk to beaches, lookout points and waterside restaurants. Manly: Manly Beach is a beach situated among the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia in Manly Shark Island: An island situation in the middle of the harbour. Ideal for a picnic and a swim as you take in the breathtaking vistas of Sydney Harbour
Taronga Zoo Wharf, Athol Wharf Rd
Watsons Bay
Manly, Wharf 1
Shark Island
Points of interest passed by on this route
Taronga Zoo
 
Manly Beach
 
Captain Cook Cruises
 
Watsons Bay
 
Circular Quay
 
Shark Island
 
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Hop-On Hop Off 1-Day Explorer is valid for same day travel.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hop-On Hop Off 2-Day Explorer is valid for 2 consecutive calendar days.
  • OPERATED BY Captain Cook Cruises
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Sydney Harbour Hop-on Hop-off Cruise.

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  • "Some tours omit one or more of the stops, and it requires considerable study and planning to know where one will actually be able to get on and off." See review
  • "The ferries were a great way to inexpensively get from here to there and all points in between!" See review
  • "Good way to have availability to a lot of places quickly." See review

Reviews

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star-5
One of our best memories pre Covid
Barbara_W
, Dec 2020
We took the two day pass that included admission to the zoo. It was a great choice. We saw so much of the Bay and really got our bearings from that. It was very interesting and very relaxing so a great choice. Excellent value.
star-5
Better than a Bus hop-on-hop-off
Lief_G
, Mar 2020
Cruise offered a surprising number of destinations among Sydney Harbor's 67 bays. We got 2-day pass and were glad we did. Schedules were spot-on and the narrations varied enough from speaker to speaker that even sailing the same route was interesting.
star-5
Sydney Harbor Hop On Hop Off
Sandi_K
, Mar 2020
Great way to see the Harbor! The boats were comfortable and mostly on schedule; the staff was courteous and helpful.
star-5
Great way to see Sydney
randy_e
, Feb 2020
This was a great way to see the Sydney Harbor and get to see many areas we might not have seen. Amazing views of the entire skyline, Two best stops for us were Manley Bay and Darling harbor.
star-4
Great harbor, confusing schedule
Will
, Feb 2020
The harbor sites were great and the boats were comfortable. Major complaint is that the schedules for the various stops are confusing and limited. Some tours omit one or more of the stops, and it requires considerable study and planning to know where one will actually be able to get on and off.
star-4
Sydney in 2 days
John_B
, Feb 2020
Good way to have availability to a lot of places quickly. Enjoyed some stops more than others, but overall a good value
star-5
Inexpensive transportation and sightseeing opportunities
Jane_B
, Feb 2020
A great way to see the harbor and all the coves and bays. We went to Manly and walked two blocks to the beach to see the surfers. The second day we took the ferry to the Toranga Zoo and spent several hours enjoying the animals, especially the Australian ones. The ferries were a great way to inexpensively get from here to there and all points in between!
star-4
Harbour sites
John_R
, Feb 2020
Great way to see Sydney from the ocean. Cruise departed and arrived on tine. Clean boat. Professional crew.
star-3
Easy way to sight see Sydney
AMIT_P
, Jan 2020
Everything was good till the last pickup from the the Darling Harbor. The employee on the last boat gave us incorrect information that there was another boat coming. The store front of the company at the harbor were also of no help and promptly closed the store at 5, leaving us stranded at the harbor. The good thing was that the metro was within walking distance and so we could get back to our hotel without having to take an expensive taxi.
star-1
Disappointed
Michael_W
, Jan 2020
Very upset the boat trip was canceled due to smoke and we got stuck at the opera house and had to walk back to darling harbour with the dad who is 71 year’s of age. When we arrived in darling harbour we went to Thomas cook who offered no refund

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