Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruises

Traditional sightseeing is slowly becoming a thing of the past with the advent of Sydney Harbour cruises. Sightseeing is so much more relaxing and pleasurable if you’re on board one of the many harbour cruises seeing the world renowned Sydney attractions. Cruises on Sydney Harbour enhance the tourist experience with a variety of options and value-added services. Most of our harbour sightseeing cruises in Sydney depart from Darling Harbour, some from Circular Quay and others have multiple daily departures from different harbour locations.

Be it a Sydney hop on hop off cruise, a sailing or racing cruise or a luxury Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruise, you will have the perfect opportunity to take home a slice of spectacular Sydney in the shortest possible time. Far removed from the thronging crowds, you will have unobstructed views and fantastic photo opportunities with Sydney attractions in the background. Sit back and relax with a drink in your hand as you take in the icons of Sydney Harbour as the cruise vessel slowly glides past each attraction giving you ample time to take photos with no innocent photo bombing by other tourists. 

You can glean interesting facts and stories about each of Sydney’s iconic landmarks, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Luna Park, Fort Denison, the tranquil bays and beautiful million dollar homes that line the harbour foreshore. These interesting little nuggets of information give you a keener insight into the history of the harbour and its attractions –all you have to do is keep your eyes and ears open and take in the picturesque beauty of Sydney Harbour! 

You really don’t have to think twice about it… For the best sightseeing experience, a Sydney Harbour cruise is the way to go!

Popular Sydney Attractions

Harbour Bridge: Opened in 1932, the Harbour Bridge (almost 2.2km long) is one of the main icons and life lines of Sydney. 

Sydney Opera House: One of the pillars of the Sydney Skyline, the Opera House is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world.  

Fort Denison: Built on the bones of the most evil convicts, Fort Denison was built to fortify and protect the harbour from foreign conquests and attacks. 

Mrs Macquarie's Chair: Your own personal vantage point named after you, well those are the perks of being the Governor’s wife. One of the best panoramic views of the harbour can be seen from here. 

Kirribilli House: The walls of Kirribilli House could tell many a tale being present for over 160 years. The legacy continues and the house is now one of the official residences of the Prime Minister. 

Taronga Zoo & Luna Park: Sydney’s fun attractions that promise families and children bucket-loads of fun on the wild side!

Clark Island: When Lieutenant Clark planted vegetables on an island, little did he know his name would catch on to this now green paradise, a favoured ground for picnics and other gatherings. 

Shark Island: What the Aborigines called Boambilly later became Shark Island, with the shape of the island resembling a shark.

Magistic Cruisesmart Harbour Sightseeing Cruise

A must-do sightseeing cruise on a luxury catamaran to see Sydney’s iconic attractions, including the Harbour Bridge & Opera House.

Duration 1hr

From $40 $45

Shark Attack Jet Boat Thrill Ride

Thunder down the harbour on Sydney’s favourite Red Shark jet boat – 30 minutes of heart-stopping fun assured with spins, slides and power-break stops

Duration 30mins

From $89

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