Explore Sydney by boat
Sydney is a beautiful – and easy – city to explore by boat, with coastal routes and inland rivers giving you plenty of options on where to go for a day trip or overnight houseboat adventure.
The easiest way to see Sydney by boat is to take a ferry. From Circular Quay, there are many destination choices. The ferry to Manly is popular – not only because it passes the Sydney Opera House but also because it ends at one of Sydney's most vibrant beachside communities. Other favourite ferry stops include Watsons Bay in the eastern suburbs or one of Sydney's Harbour Islands.
For something more unique, choose a sightseeing cruise or a cruise with onboard dining. For a romantic night out, consider a dinner cruise at sunset.
If you prefer an adrenaline rush, hold on to your hat and book a ride on an Oz Jet Boating or Sydney Jet cruise. Operating out of Circular Quay, these excursions take you around Sydney's waters in high-speed boats, performing quick spins and sharp turns – perfect for a mini adventure!
Prefer to be captain of your own ship? Take control by hiring a yacht or learning to sail. EastSail or Sydney by Sail are just two of the many operators who can help you enjoy a lovely day spent sailing on the harbor. For those looking for fitness and fun, hire a kayak for the day so you can explore the city's waters at your own pace.