If you are out holidaying in Sydney, a boat trip on the harbor is an absolute ‘must do’. Sydney Harbor cruises provide you with not just a chance to get out on the water but also an array of other ways to witness the magic of the harbor.
The cruises consist of site-seeing, dining, private hired and special events such as Australia Day, Christmas Day, New Years, and such. The price and lengths of the cruises vary from company to company.
The popular routes for these cruises generally stay on the east of Sydney Harbor Bridge. The main sites include Sydney Cove, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Taronga Zoo, Woolloomooloo, Kirribilli House, Luna Park and the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
Some journeys that continue for long move further east, taking in Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, Manly and Middle Harbor. Some may also run west of the bridge past sites such as Darling Harbor and Cockatoo Island.
Commentary is given on the site-seeing cruises. The larger boats consist of GPS automated commentary which is played through speakers as places of interest pass by. In other smaller companies a tour operator gives live commentary.
Sydney Harbor Cruises, Captain Cook, Matilda Cruises and Majestic are some of the biggest companies that run cruises. These companies have tons of boats of all sizes and shapes and they are easily available at the Circular Quay and on the Harbor.
Matilda Cruises and Captain Cook offer ferry and discount tickets. These offer attractions such as 24 or 48 hour ferry services to many Harbor destinations, or ferry plus attraction entry on the discount ticket which saves 20% of your total cost.
Spending some time shopping online for cruises is worth it. Prices are usually discounted and hence cheaper than the ticketing windows at Circular Quay or other tourist shops.
Sydney Harbor is one of the best known harbors in the world and choosing any one among the multiple types of Sydney Harbor cruises is a magnificent way of relishing the sites whilst also experiencing the vibe of being in the water.