Private High Tea at Sea - Weekday - For 2

Sydney Harbour, NSW
For 2 people
2 hours
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  • Explore the highlights of Sydney Harbour on a classic wooden sail boat
  • Indulge in a sumptuous high tea paired with Moet champagne
  • Learn about the history of Sydney – it’s characters, icons and maritime mysteries

Discover the best of what Sydney has to offer aboard a classic wooden sail boat. Sip champagne, enjoy high tea and see the highlights of the harbour – there is no more beautiful, intimate and elegant way to experience the harbour.

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This experience can only be found on RedBalloon

What's Included?

  • Private high tea cruise for two people
  • Experienced and knowledgable skipper
  • Zumbo macaroons, sweet pastries, scones jam and cream, sandwiches
  • Bottle of Moët champagne
  • Additional people can be accommodated with a per person fee of $100 (max 10)

Cruise the world famous harbour aboard a classic wooden sail boat, Ellen R has been meticulously restored to her original splendour. Built by Norman R. Wright & Sons in 1958, you will be transported back into a time of elegance, grace and style. Be entertained by Captain Stu with his many and various stories about life on Sydney Harbour (though you can tell him if you don’t want any commentary).

Your two hour experience departs from the Balmain Public jetty in Mort Bay, heading past Goat Island, Luna Park, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Farmers Cove, Royal Botanical Gardens, Fort Denison and Taronga Zoo. Captain Stu will ensure that you have the best views of the harbour – and he will even turn his hand to taking a few pics of you both to make sure you capture the moment. At Taronga Zoo you will drop anchor for a mouth-watering high tea paired with Moet champagne, before returning to Mort Bay.

Session Length

  • This experience is two hours in duration, departing at 2pm and concluding at 4pm
  • Enjoy one hour of cruising and one hour anchored for high tea
  • Available Monday - Friday only


  • Special dietary requirements such as gluten free or vegetarian can be accommodated. Please advise at time of booking
  • Participants must be over 18 years of age to consume alcohol
  • Available Monday - Friday only


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

Numbers on the Day

This voucher is valid for two people. You will have exclusive use of your own private wooden boat with skipper and crew.


The experience provider's job is to make sure you are comfortable – you can be completely undercover and enclosed so even in winter this is a lovely experience. In summer there is a deck to lounge on. They are happy to reschedule for another time if it is very windy, or raining.

Dress Code

Comfortable clothing is recommended please bring jackets – even on hot days it can be chilly on the water if there is a breeze. And flat white soled shoes (though bare feet are welcome too).

Other Info

If motion sickness is a problem. It is recommended that over the counter brands of tablets such as 'Kwell' or 'Motion Eaze' be considered and if taken 30 minutes prior to departure they may reduce symptoms. Consult your general practitioner. This might help you enjoy a great day on the water. Additional people can be accommodated with a per person fee (max 8).

This experience takes place on Sydney Harbour, departing from Birchgrove (Balmain).