To cruise Sydney Harbour is part of the tourist dream for a visit to Australia. Find out if you can save money on the Sydney Harbour cruise options available.
Sydney Harbour sightseeing usually involves visiting Circular Quay and the historic Rocks area adjoining it. From here, you can see the city's two major icons, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the shell-shaped Sydney Opera House.
At Circular Quay you can buy tickets for Sydney Harbour cruises with at least three different commercial companies. Which should you choose?
The ideal cruise of this large and long harbour takes you into the inner harbour area by sailing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then heads out past the Sydney Opera House towards the islands and bays that stretch out toward the harbour's exit into the Pacific Ocean.
Captain Cook cruises
Captain Cook Cruises provide a wide range of cruise experiences of Sydney Harbour. Their Winter specials offer around $35 AUD off the regular price if booked through their website Captaincook.com.au. People who have already experienced a Captain Cook cruise can join the Captain Cook Club for additional special offers, including their longer trips whale watching or to Fiji.
Often wrongly called 'majestic' cruises, this company use a play on words to combine the words magic and majestic to suggest a certain difference in their cruises. Take a look at their website for special offers of up to 40% off their daily Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruises.
Cruise Sydney Harbour by regular ferry service.
Sydney Ferries form a major and frequent service to Sydney's residents and visitors to North and South shores of Sydney Harbour. Find their timetables and fares at Sydneyferries.info.
To save money using ferries to cruise the harbour, buy a MyMulti Day Pass or a MyMulti Pass (weekly) or the Family Funday Sunday pass. All of these options include bus and train travel, as well as ferry travel around Sydney on the distinctive green and gold scheduled ferry boats.
The ultimate cruise of Sydney Harbour
Many sailing clubs are based around the harbour. The extreme free cruise of Sydney Harbour would be by crewing on a sailing boat. Rushcutters Bay is a large facility run by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, from where the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race starts every Christmas. The ultimate cruise experience of Sydney Harbour may be during the testing and training phase in the weeks leading up to the start of the race.