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Beach Tours

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. Bondi Private Surfing

    Bondi Private Surfing

    Enjoy the thrill of surfing beautiful Bondi Beach with your own personal instructor. There is no better way to advance your surfing skills because private lessons are tailored specifically to meet all...

  2. The Northern Beaches

    The Northern Beaches

    High swells, exhilarating walks, daredevil surfers and mindboggling vistas.If Australia's beaches are one of the reasons you are holidaying in Sydney, then this half day tour is for you:...

  3. Eastern Beaches Tour

    Eastern Beaches Tour

    Sit back, relax and enjoy all that the Eastern Beaches of Sydney have to offer. Starting at Watsons Bay, you can take in the history and romance of shipwrecks, old lighthouses and military fortificati...

  4. Surf Easy Course

    Surf Easy Course

    If you're determined to ride a wave at Maroubra Beach - and stay on it - then the three lesson beginner's package will get you going. The professional team will get you safely up and onto you...

  5. Private Lessons

    Private Lessons

    Enjoy the thrill of surfing beautiful Bondi beach with your own personal instructor. There is no better way to advance your surfing skills, their private lessons are tailored specifically to meet all ...

  6. Sydney City Private Tour

    Sydney City Private Tour

    Carefully planned and personalised private Sydney city tours that allow you to enjoy this beautiful city in the care of a truly local Sydney tour guide. Whether you are a solo traveller, couple, famil...

  7. Sydney Harbour Tour

    Sydney Harbour Tour

    The Sydney Harbour Tour is an amazing experience for any traveller! The tour will take you to Farm Cove, the Botanical Gardens, the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay and to The Rocks. This is a slow w...

  8. Bondi Local Tour

    Bondi Local Tour

    Sydney is a beachside city. Join your friendly local Bondi Surf Instructor and experience Australia's most famous beach, Bondi, the way the locals do! Enjoy a half day tour that includes transfers...

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