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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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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 ...

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