Secret Sydney Lunch Cruise

Fishing Village

Waterfront Restaurant

Penguin Beach

This half-day ‘sea & land’ tour is the perfect Sydney experience, stopping for lunch with the locals at a popular waterside pub/restaurant, stroll to the Pacific cliffs and land on a secluded national park beach. Includes a guided tour of the Quarantine Station and afternoon tea with locally made delicacies.

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Cruise past Sydney’s iconic landmarks

Lunch at Australia’s oldest fishing village

Stroll to Pacific Ocean cliffs for amazing views

Stop at secluded National Park beach

Stop at the old Quarantine Station & museum

Try lamingtons for afternoon tea

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Trip Details



$279 Adult
$189 Children (4 – 12)

Lunch details

1 meal with wine, beer or soft drink from the Beach Club, Watsons Bay Hotel (MENU)

Tour times

12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Available from late May till late November

Departure & Return

Campbells Cove, Circular Quay West. 

Maximum Group Size

10 passengers. 

We Provide

  • Knowledgeable local skipper & guide
  • Afternoon tea (incl tea, coffee, Aussie cakes)
  • Free onboard WiFi
  • Bottled water
  • All safety equipment

Please Bring

Warm top/jacket: It is essential to bring a protective jacket and dress warmly because temperatures off the coast of Sydney during Winter and Spring can be cold, and the boat is open-style for the best viewing, but subject to wind and occasional sea spray.

Comfortable shoes: No heels. Please wear soft soles.

Your Boat

Our custom-built Beach Explorer is designed to take small groups comfortably around Sydney Harbour for sightseeing and beach landings. It has a roof for shade and rain protection but is fully open for maximum viewing and photo opportunities. There is under-seat storage and a small cabin toilet. Find out more about your boat here.

A Perfect Sydney Harbour Experience

This locally curated tour covers almost everything you need to see and do in Sydney, all in one afternoon! See our world-famous landmarks, experience our lively modern food culture, learn about our indigenous and maritime history and explore a beautiful hidden rainforest and beach.

We’re the only tour company in Sydney landing right on the beach and giving guests a real ‘local Aussie’ experience. Sydney lies on the world’s largest and most beautiful natural harbour, and during this 4-hour experience, you’ll discover what makes this vibrant and modern harbour tick.

Firstly, we’ll cruise up-close alongside all the iconic landmarks such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, you’ll see historic sites and naval dockyards as well as opulent waterfront homes of Australia’s ‘rich & famous’. Then we head to Australia’s oldest fishing village for a delicious Aussie ‘pub lunch’ with a beer or wine at the Watsons Bay Beach Club, a modern and popular waterside hotel and restaurant.

After lunch, you’ll visit the towering cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and learn about shipwrecks and ‘the Angel of the Gap’, followed by a journey back in time to the colonial Quarantine Station and its Museum where you’ll learn about our past and enjoy some local delicacies for afternoon tea. Then we’ll land right on the beach at a beautiful and secluded National Park and rainforest, where NSW’s only colony of Fairy Penguins live.

Your knowledgeable local guide and skipper will tell stories about our harbour’s unique marine environment, and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a penguin, seal or dolphin.

This experience departs and returns from Circular Quay in central Sydney.

On This Tour, You’ll See...

  • Watsons Bay and The Gap
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour National Park
  • Quarantine Station & Museum
  • Double Bay & Rose Bay
  • Garden Island Naval Base
  • Shark Island
  • Fort Denison
  • Camp Cove
  • Kirribilli House
  • Point Piper Waterfront Mansions

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Guests land on a picture perfect beach.
A small plane drifts over Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Three guests sit on the front of the boat laughing.