Discover Sydney Harbour's best kept secrets on a beach-accessible touring boat which lands right on the sand. Stroll or swim at an idyllic national park, indulge in a waterside lunch at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel and enjoy a tasty afternoon tea at the historic Quarantine Station.
Uncover Sydney's spectacular hidden gems on this four hour sightseeing cruise. Departing Circular Quay on a comfortable 8.5-metre vessel, you will cruise past the icons of the city including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison and the Botanical Gardens, beginning the journey to more lesser known destinations that are frequented by locals. Your expert guide will point out historic sites, naval dockyards and the multi-million dollar mansions of Sydney's elite before docking in at Store Beach for a swim or stroll through the national park. From here you will venture to Watsons Bay where you will savour a delightful waterside lunch at the iconic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. Before re-boarding the boat, you will take a short stroll to The Gap which offers dramatic views across the heads, the Pacific Ocean and the harbour.
The final stop of the day is the historic Quarantine Station located in Manly's North Head. Embark on a fascinating tour of the grounds and museum led by your guide and learn about the old station which housed close to 16,000 people from 1835 to 1984. Finish with afternoon tea and lamingtons at a local waterside cafe before making the scenic journey back to Circular Quay. If you're lucky, you might encounter seals, dolphins, penguins and other bird life along the way.
This experience is four hours in duration and operates year round.
This tour is on a 8.5 metre boat and does not have wheelchair access.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are made at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:
Maximum number on the tour is 14.
This tour is designed for dry weather in an open-top boat. If the experience will be adversely affected by heavy rain or high winds you'll receive cancellation notice as soon as possible and will be provided with credit for scheduling.
This is a casual trip on an open boat. We recommend you bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, plus a jacket because it can get chilly on the boat, even in the summer. Sandals, thongs or casual shoes are advised as you will step off onto the beach. Swimwear is optional and towels are supplied, but note there are no changing facilities on the boat.
This experience takes place around Sydney Harbour, NSW.