Sydney Icons, Bays, & Beaches Cruise

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Morning Tea

This great value guided boat tour gives you a taste of Sydney’s ‘living, working harbour’, from its iconic landmarks and opulent waterfront suburbs to beautiful national parks and historic outposts.  Includes a secluded beach stop, a museum tour, and morning tea with locally made delicacies.

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Cruise past Sydney’s famous landmarks

See waterfront homes of the ‘rich & famous’

Stop at a secluded National Park beach

Stop at the old Quarantine Station & museum

Chance to see penguins, seals, & dolphins

Try Aussie lamingtons for morning tea

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Trip Details



$149 Adult
$119 Children (4 – 12)

Tour times

9:45 am – 12:15 pm

Available from late May till late November

Departure & Return

Campbells Cove, Circular Quay West. 

Maximum Group Size

12 passengers. 

We Provide

  • Local guide
  • Captain
  • Morning tea (incl tea, coffee, Aussie cakes)
  • 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 Unique Sydney Harbour Experience

Sydney lies on the world’s largest and most beautiful natural harbour, and during this experience, you’ll discover what makes this vibrant and modern harbour tick.

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’.

We are the only tour company in Sydney landing on beaches and giving guests a real ‘local Aussie’ experience. This tour has everything – amazing photo opportunities, classic sightseeing with stories and insights from our passionate local guides, a beautiful national park beach stop for a nature stroll or swim (we supply towels), and complimentary locally-made morning tea & cakes at the historic Quarantine Station and Museum.

Your knowledgeable local guide and captain will tell you stories and facts about our ‘living & working’ harbour, and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a resident penguin, seal or dolphin.

This experience departs from Circular Quay in central Sydney at 9:45 am.

On This Tour, You’ll See...

  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Harbour National Park
  • The 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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Sydney Harbour at Twilight, the sun goes down on the horizon.
A small plane drifts over Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Birds eye shot of idyllic cove and boat floating in blue water.