Step back in maritime history and sail aboard an authentic tall ship. You can even climb the mast high above the deck for magnificent views and an exceptional Sydney adventure. Help the crew hoist the sails and watch the canvas fill with wind. The Mast Climb Experience can be added to any Sydney Harbour Tall Ships cruise. A qualified crew member will instruct you on how to scale the mast. On the exhilarating climb you’ll be wearing specially designed safety equipment.
Tours operate from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Sunday. Cruises depart Campbell’s Cove, in The Rocks. Walk from Circular Quay past the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the Overseas Passenger Terminal to the wharf at Campbell’s Cove. The Southern Swan is a three-masted barquentine that was built in Denmark in 1922. Another tall ship is the Soren Larsen, a two-masted brigantine built in Denmark in 1949. Sydney Harbour Tall Ships also offer seasonal whale-watching cruises.