Experience sensational Sydney sailing on Sydney Harbour.Australian Spirit Sailing, specialises in tailored cruises that are fully skippered. The personalised, friendly service is ideal for visitors...
Cruise on Sydney Harbour for spectacular views of iconic Sydney attractions such as the Sydney Opera House. Explore the rich heritage of Sydney Harbour including the Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf, Fort Denison and the World-Heritage listed Cockatoo Island. Embark on a twilight cruise and watch a beautiful sunset behind the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Cruise beautiful Sydney Harbour
Depart from Circular Quay, Darling Harbour or Manly to explore one of the world's most beautiful natural harbours and enjoy uninterrupted views of iconic attractions such as the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House. Ferries and cruises pick up at other locations, though less frequently, including Double Bay and Watsons Bay.
The harbour is edged by pockets of enchanting bushland, sandstone cliffs, parks and gardens including the Royal Botanic Garden. Some of the islands east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge include Fort Denison, Clark Island and Shark Island, and west are World Heritage-listed Cockatoo Island and Goat Island.
Shark Island, near Rose Bay where seaplanes land and take off, is a delightful spot for a picnic and spectacular views. You can get to the island with Captain Cook Cruises and Matilda Cruises or a Sydney Harbour Discovery tour, which offers the opportunity to go snorkelling.
On Cockatoo Island you can hire a tent and stay overnight. The best way to get to the award-winning Taronga Zoo is by ferry from Circular Quay. Another popular ferry ride is from Circular Quay to Manly, passing by the harbour's awesome entrance called The Heads.
Another great way to experience Sydney Harbour is on a leisurely cruise. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner cruises as well as cocktail cruises at sunset.
Whale-watching cruises depart during migration season, between May and November. You'll cruise beyond the Heads to where thousands of majestic whales swim along the coastline for southern feeding grounds and northern breeding grounds.