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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. 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...

  2. Two Ports and City

    Two Ports and City

    This tour is designed for passengers having a gap between cruise disembarkation and a connecting flight. Wachtl Australia will pick you up at the terminal and take you to your selected destination of ...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. Shire Discovery

    Shire Discovery

    Your tour travels past world famous Botany Bay on your journey to The Shire. Visit Symbio Wildlife Park and enjoy a morning with kangaroos, koalas and emus. Stanwell Tops Lookout is the morn...

  6. Secrets of Sydney

    Secrets of Sydney

    Enjoy a delightful day discovering the 'Secrets of Sydney' and its best sights. This private tour begins with a Sydney Sights and winds around the scenic Harbour foreshores out to Watsons B...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Guided Bike Tour

    Guided Bike Tour

    Manly Bike Tours run every day at 10.30am and are approximately two hours in duration (including a 15 minute safety demonstration).The tour follows the Sydney Harbour National Park Explorer ...

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