Sydney Harbour Secrets

Fishing Village

Historic Settlement

Penguin Beach

This is an absolute must do for people visiting Sydney. See the city’s famous icons ‘up close’ from the water whilst listening to interesting cultural and historical insights from our local guide. After stopping right in front of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge for photos we head to Sydney’s premier private local yacht club for lunch. Afterwards we cruise past Australia’s richest homes and waterfront suburbs before visiting a secluded beach in Sydney Harbour National Park, then stop at a 19th century historic settlement and museum where guests can wander through this fascinating piece of Australian history and grab a coffee or refreshments.


4 hours departing 12:30pm daily

Visit Historic Colonial Settlement & Museum

Cruise National Park coves - home to penguins & seals

Visit Sydney's premier Yacht club for lunch

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Trip Details



$269 Adult
$179 Children (4 – 12)

Lunch details

Lunch and beverages are available to purchase at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (it is reasonably priced fare). There is an extensive and delicious menu with local delicacies.

Tour times

12:30 pm – 16:30 pm

Available from October 1st to April 30th

Departure & Return

Campbells Cove, Circular Quay West. 

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Maximum Group Size

12 passengers. 

We Provide

  • Captain/guide
  • Bottled water
  • All safety equipment

Please Bring

Attire: It can get a little colder on the water and the boat is open-style for the best viewing, so bring a light jacket. There’s a short stop with a beach, so bring swimwear and towel if you wish to swim during the summer months.

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. Enjoy an adventurous afternoon discovering Sydney’s favourite harbourside hotspots, as well as lesser-known local hideaways.

You’ll cruise past iconic landmarks & opulent waterfront suburbs before stopping at picturesque Watsons Bay, where guests are free to wander around Australia’s oldest fishing village and order the city’s best fish n’ chips from Doyles take-away seafood shack, or sit down and order a delicious lunch from the local waterside pub (food and beverages not included).

Back onboard we cruise through secluded National Park waterways before arriving at historic Quarantine Station, where guests can explore this fascinating 19th century Australian settlement and museum, or take a swim or stroll on a secluded beach. Afternoon tea with local delicacies is available at the waterfront cafe (food and beverages not included).

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.
Three guests sit on the front of the boat laughing.
Sydney Harbour at Twilight, the sun goes down on the horizon.