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Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

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.

Explore more Sydney tours

  1. Sydney Highlights Tour

    Sydney Highlights Tour

    Highlights include Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Sydney Opera House, Mrs Macquarie's Point, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Bondi Beach, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Watsons Bay.Experience this H...

  2. One Day Bareboat

    One Day Bareboat

    At all times, you have exclusive use of the yacht with Skipper at commencement of booking provided for Safety Induction.The Beneteau Oceanis is the ideal yacht for bareboat hire. Full induct...

  3. Sydney


    See Sydney with a local - you will be introduced to a side of Sydney not often seen by visitors. Learn about Australia's interesting history, culture and lifestyle. Join their expert driver guide ...

  4. Bondi Surf Easy Course

    Bondi Surf Easy Course

    If you want to learn to surf fast and easy - then book a three day Surf Easy Course. You can surf three consecutive days or schedule days to suit you. Courses run every day and each session goes for t...

  5. Manly Surf School

    Manly Surf School

    Manly Surf School runs classes every day and classes cater to all levels of ability, fitness and age. The program focuses on teaching the skills of surfing and how to handle yourself and you...

  6. City and Wildlife

    City and Wildlife

    Discover the city and famous beaches. Learn about the first settlement, see the busy districts and exclusive suburbs situated on the most magnificent harbour, stroll along the famous beaches. Leave th...

  7. Sizzling Sydney

    Sizzling Sydney

    Discover fabulous Sydney on this five day adventure. See the best Sydney has to offer including the Botanical Gardens, Bondi Beach, beautiful Sydney Harbour, the Blue Mountains and of course the wonde...

  8. 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...

  9. Group Lessons

    Group Lessons

    Are you a beginner wanting to learn the thrill of riding a wave or an intermediate wanting to improve on your existing skills to help gain the confidence to get to the next level, then the coaches at ...

  10. Bondi Surf Experience

    Bondi Surf Experience

    Experience the thrill of riding your first wave on beautiful Bondi Beach. Let the world famous team of expert, friendly surf instructors guide you in a two hour surfing lesson. All equipment...

  11. 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...

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