The cruises offered by Sydney Harbour Boat Tours (SHBT) are by far the most personalized way of experiencing the harbour, without having to charter your own vessel. Designed for small groups, the SHBT boats can reach the nooks and crannies of the harbourside that the other tours miss. For instance they land on the beautiful beaches of the north shore, which offers a whole new concept in terms of seeing and getting to know Sydney. The crew was knowledgeable and friendly. All in all it made for an unforgettable afternoon. I highly recommend SHBT…!
Excellent customer service. Staff friendly and super professional. We used ‘Spectre’ for senior clients during an event, an amazing boat which fitted all our client needs, with a fantastic Captain (Justin) and First Mate (Elodie). Would highly recommend.
My husband and I and our two daughters, ages 10 and 12, really enjoyed our afternoon tour of Sydney Harbor with SHBT! It was a great introduction to all of the Sydney Harbor sights, a tour of some of the bays (homes of the rich and famous and a naval base), and a few beach stops at beautiful national park beaches. We were also lucky to see a seal and an enormous jellyfish! We loved Elody’s commentary throughout, and the afternoon tea was a treat. This was a relaxing but interesting way to see Sydney, and we highly recommend!
I live in Sydney but took a day off to enjoy touristing with a friend from home- the boat tour sounded like a great idea and I’m so glad I did! We both had a fabulous time- the crew had great stories and information for us and we got to discover some stunning beaches that I’d never have known about otherwise. 5 stars 🙂
I had a fantastic afternoon with Ellie and Zain. They gave a us lovely personalised tour. The highlight was being able to step of the boat onto a secluded beach that was only accessible by boat, for a while we were the only ones on the beach. The tea and cake provided was extra nice touch too. The water got a little bouncy in places but I felt totally safe with Zain at the helm. Would suggest wearing sun cream before hand even on slightly cloudy days. 😉
Mark and his family hosted my wedding on The Spectre. From a business perspective they were professional, on-time, accommodating, well priced, and flexible with an amazingly beautiful boat. My husband and I are not from Australia and needed more help than we realized making decisions and carrying out such a unique wedding. From beginning to end Marks daughter Margaux helped us decide with virtually no effort that they were the ones we wanted to book with. Weddings can be overwhelming to plan and sometimes you forget to have fun and truly embrace the beauty of the event. Mark and his daughters were so genuinely happy for me and my husband it really set the tone for the entire experience. It actually felt more like it was our own families boat out for a private event. On the day of our wedding, the weather wasn’t perfect….the water was pretty rough. Looking back, Mark would have been within his rights to cancel or greatly modify the trip, but he shared his concerns about spray and rocking. We wanted to proceed and he was happy to accommodate. It was a blast. He was so careful with us and so attentive and watchful as we got sprayed a few times….making sure we were ok with the experience. We all loved it. Mark and his daughter made us feel the joy and comfort that we will never forget, as well as providing an incredible experience on Sydney Harbour. I could not more highly recommend their service. I have never been so happy with an experience like this and honored to have met this remarkable family. Many thanks to the Dalgleish family!!
The crew were very friendly, social, and informative of the harbour sites!!! We took the 3 hour tour and saw soooo many sites. We would have easily paid a lot more for this tour for the exceptional service and experience we received.
Fantastic experience! We felt so welcomed and it was just like being out with friends for the day from the moment we were greeted by Adam and Elodie at the wharf. The places we stopped were stunning and the local knowledge was really impressive. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and will be doing it again in the future with family.
The best time i’ve ever had in Sydney. I got a chance to learn more about the Australian history. Overall my experience was phenomenal
We had a great 3 hour boat trip with the brand new Axopar boat named Spectre. A beautiful, fast and very comfortable boat. Perfect for 8 people. The crew was very professional and serviceminded. Great service also from the office. I highly recommend this company.