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Guided Sydney Harbour Self-Driven Boat Highlights Tour For 2

Sydney Harbour, NSW
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  • Follow your guide on a 1.25 hour Sydney Harbour boat tour
  • Get close-up views of all the major icons of Sydney Harbour
  • Incredible way to experience the crown jewel of Sydney!

Enjoy the full breadth of Sydney Harbour from a completely different perspective in this self driven boat tour. Drive under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and next to the Opera House and get up close with these icons. No license or boating experience is required, just follow the lead of your guide!

What's Included?

  • Boat hire
  • Safety equipment
  • Training
  • Friendly, expert guide
  • Ponchos if required
  • Watertight bag for any valuables

With this guided-yet-self-driven boat tour, discover the highlights of Sydney’s iconic harbour from a truly unique perspective.

Before the start of the tour each guest will participate in a boat safety and operations briefing. Once training is completed you will be able to operate your own boat as you follow your guide through Sydney Harbour.

Drive below the Sydney Harbour Bridge and past Sydney Opera House, experience Darling Harbour from the water, and see the massive navy ships in Garden Island. You will also enjoy close views of upscale residential areas in Rose Bay, Mosman Bay, Lavender Bay, Double Bay and Point Piper and also get to know Shark Island, Clark Island and Goat Island.

No license or boating experience is required, just follow our knowledgeable and experienced guide. These custom-built boats can accommodate two people each and due to their special design will offer you a completely different viewpoint on the water compared to large sightseeing vessels in Sydney Harbour. Group sizes are limited to only six people also to allow for an intimate journey.

Session Length

  • Please allow 2 hours for this experience
  • This experience is starting at 1pm and 3:15pm


  • Minimum age to rent the boat is 18 years
  • Minimum age to drive the boat is 16 years
  • Minimum participant age is 10 years
  • Maximum combined weight is 220kg


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy

  • Cancellations and reschedules must be received by the provider at least 7 days prior to the experience taking place

Numbers on the Day

There is a maximum number of 6 people in a tour is 6; 3 boats with 2 people each.


In case of adverse weather (wind over 16 knots, more than 0.5 meter waves, sustained rain) the tour will be rescheduled/cancelled. If a tour needs to be cancelled due to weather conditions the experience provider will inform customers until 6pm on the previous day for the 10am tour and until 9 am on the same day for the 2pm tour.

Dress Code

Please wear casual clothes and shoes. Due to the size of the boats you will get wet with some spray. Ponchos are provided but most guests enjoy the occasional refreshment. Each boat also has a watertight bag for all your valuables. Sunscreen and a hat is also recommended.

Dine & Discover - Discover restrictions

  • Discover NSW vouchers are single use only. Any balance of funds remaining on the voucher will be forfeited.
  • Only eligible to be used on products showing the “Discover” tag on site and cannot be used for Gift Vouchers or Gift Cards.
  • Promotional codes cannot be used in conjunction with Discover NSW vouchers.
  • Individuals are unable to redeem more than one voucher at the same business on the same day.
  • Discover NSW vouchers can be combined with another person’s Discover NSW voucher in one transaction as long as the transaction contains an equivalent number of eligible Discover products.
  • Cannot be used for tobacco, alcohol or gambling.
  • Discover NSW vouchers will expire 30 June 2021.
  • For full terms and conditions, visit the Service NSW website here

This experience takes place on the Sydney Harbour, departing Rose Bay.