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Beach Tours and Harbour Cruises in Sydney

Hop on a ferry. Sail a boat. Jump in a helicopter. Or let Sydney's experienced tour operators show you the way. With an adventurous spirit, it's easy to uncover the best-kept secrets of Sydney's beautiful waterways and beaches.

Jet speed boats, harbour cruises, twilight sails, fishing charters and whale watching tours (in season) are all great ways to experience Sydney Harbour, but don't forget the ferry. Manly's the most famous destination from Circular Quay, but you can also catch ferries to Watson's Bay, Balmain, Woolwich, Mosman, Taronga Zoo and even Parramatta. Buy a day pass and hop aboard.

Diving enthusiasts can discover the best dive sites and marine life around the harbour with a guided tour. Or, wax up a board and hop on a wave; you'll find surfing lessons in the Northern Beaches, Bondi and Cronulla. A kayaking tour is also a great way to get to know Sydney's lesser-known waterways.

For an aerial perspective, book a helicopter flight or seaplane tour, some of which combine flights and a romantic gourmet lunch. And don't forget the fun you can have from the shore, either. On an eco-tour, you'll learn about lagoons, headlands, rock platforms and flora and fauna. Or, join an Aboriginal fishing tour and learn how to catch your dinner and cook it!

There are also heaps of great day trip tours on offer to the Northern Beaches, the Central Coast and iconic Bondi Beach. And if you've got time, don't miss a day trip to the beautiful beaches of Bundeena and the Royal National Park, around an hour out of Sydney.

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  1. Best Beaches

    Best Beaches

    Surf beaches, surf culture, harbour beaches, secret beaches, nude beaches, all beaches, lagoons, lookouts, bushwalks, Aboriginal rock carvings, Ku-ring-gai National Park, the Spit to Manly walk, the ...

  2. Kids Surfing Lessons

    Kids Surfing Lessons

    The team of instructors at Manly Surf School run four day courses for kids every school holidays, even in winter. All kids are provided with the right surfboard, wetsuit and placed in the right age gr...

  3. The Bondi Boat

    The Bondi Boat

    With a twice daily departure you may board from either Darling Harbour or Circular Quay. You will be welcomed by a friendly, informative host who will offer you complimentary tea and coffee. Start you...

  4. Package A - 2 Days/1 Night

    Package A - 2 Days/1 Night

    This journey allows you to experience most of the Coast Track over two days, an amazing coastal walking tour, massage on arrival, comfortable camping accommodation and genuine four course fine dining ...

  5. Package B - 1 Day

    Package B - 1 Day

    For those who may be time short this journey allows you to experience some of the Coast Track over just one day, finishing with a massage and four course fine dining or Champagne tasting as the sun se...

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