Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise

Sydney, Australia

From USD 60.66

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Enjoy a relaxing afternoon cruise around Sydney Harbour accompanied by high tea goodies and sparkling wine. Admire clear views of iconic landmarks such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison and the city skyline during your 1.5-hour scenic sightseeing cruise. Upgrade to guarantee a window sea with excellent sightlines on the famously beautiful harbor city.  You’ll want to keep your camera handy for great photo ops in every direction.
  • 90-minute Sydney Harbour High Tea sightseeing cruise
  • Sip sparking wine aboard the MV Sydney 2000
  • Delight in Crystal Bay prawns, chocolate dipped strawberries, baby tartlets, mini scones and more accompanied by tea and coffee
  • Cruise past the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Opt for a guaranteed window seat, offering uninterrupted views

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Sip a glass of bubbly while admiring the sights of the harbor on this short cruise.

Sample Menu


Crystal Bay prawns on dill blini crème fraiche


Finger sandwich selections including

cucumber dill and four crème dill fingers; smoked salmon, chive cream cheese and caviar; leg ham and Swiss cheese with chutney


Porcini mushroom, chili jam and spec pork sausage rolls


Caramelized onion, beetroot, goat cheese baby tartlet and chervil


Glazed mango and coconut custard tartlets


Mini scones with strawberry jam and vanilla cream


Chocolate-dipped strawberries


Assorted petit fours

What's Included

  • Sweet and savory High Tea selection
  • Glass of sparkling wine
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Circular Quay Wharf 6
    Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Departs 2:00pm from Circular Quay Wharf 6. Check in at the ticket office located on Wharf 6 Circular Quay at least 20 minutes prior to departure.

Start time

02:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

After making your own way in the afternoon to the dock at Circular Quay, set sail aboard your deluxe motor yacht. Upon boarding your vessel, receive a glass of sparkling wine. You can also snack on a high tea that offers a choice of delicious nibbles such as finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, delicate desserts and hot tea and coffee.

Multiple exterior decks and spacious cabin interiors with large viewing windows offer great views of iconic Sydney landmarks as you slowly cruise past them. As your sturdy boat glides smoothly around the harbor, have time to snap photos of classic sights including Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Choose to upgrade to the guaranteed window seat option for prime viewing.

At the end of your 90-minute cruise, your captain returns you to the dock to end your tour.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Seating on upper decks is via stairs only (no elevator) - please request accessibility information at time of booking if required.
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking and we will aim to accommodate
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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40 reviews
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A value for the cost!
MaryAnn_B, Mar 2023
The High tea treats were excellent and there was more than enough to eat. The cruise around the harbor was very relaxing and passed some of the "must see" sights.
A lovely high tea experience 😀
Passenger_O, Jan 2023
Everything was great. We went up to the deck upon the recommendation of the staff and took photos! It was a lovely time for mum and my sisters! Will be a great memory. Just wish it was a little longer! 90 minutes seems so short!
Relaxing and tasty cruise
COLIN_L, Dec 2022
To be honest I had fairly low expectations of what the food would be like but it was excellent. A really relaxing cruise and a lot of very tasty sweet and savouries. We didn’t manage to eat everything.
Was a great day. Food...
Deborah_C, Dec 2022
Was a great day. Food was good. Service great and very relaxing. We’ll priced. If you hadn’t been on a fetry yet great photo op.
Lovely afternoon on the water.
Dayna_W, Nov 2022
The crew were lovely and the setting was amazing on the harbour. Food was lovely and fresh but a different variety in teas would have been preferred. All in all a lovely afternoon out.
Excellent service by the...
Xuanxing_G, Nov 2022
Excellent service by the cruise staff; Beautiful sea view and great high tea food. I strongly recommend people to choose window seat which is very worth to try.
LINDA_G, Sept 2022
It was lovely! Right on time! The Rose champagne was an excellent choice! The sandwiches were excellent! Loved the mini quiche! My tea of choice was lemon ginger! The route was great.. right under the Bridge! The desserts were delicious! Highly recommend for an afternoon lunch!!
Lovely way to spend a Sydney afternoon
Lisa_B, July 2022
We booked the high tea cruise on our first day arriving in Sidney because we wanted a way to get perspective on the city and have a relaxing nurturing experience- and this cruise did not disappoint. The boat was lovely (much larger than we anticipated), the crew was delightful, and the food simply delicious (with an A+ for presentation!). It is a lovely way to see the city and enjoy the views.
A truly enjoyable experience
Maliza_H, May 2022
Great experience! Food was nice with generous portions and the staff were very friendly. We really enjoyed ourselves.
A fantastic mini adventure
Rachel_P, Apr 2022
From start to finish the experience was well run and smooth. Staff were friendly and helpful. It was a great way to spend an afternoon.
Sumptuous high tea on Silver Sydney Harbour
Norma_W, Feb 2022
90 mins cruise advertised, 15 minutes of our cruise time was spent sitting at Barangaroo wharf, which was disappointing. High tea food was very nice.
Awesome experience
AdamadiaDiane_S, Jan 2022
Lovely to sit down and have high tea whilst cruising the harbour. All staff where friendly and food was really nice.
Overpriced, Extremely poor service
Alan_W, Jan 2022
Food was ok but it took over 30 minutes into the high tea cruise before we were asked about drinks then another 15+ minutes before we got any food. We got on at Circular Quay and the company doesn't tell you that they do a drop off or pick up at Darling Harbour.
Afternoon high tea cruise
Cassie_S, May 2021
went on a high tea cruise with my husband and it was wonderful. The staff are professional and friendly. Food delicious and great atmosphere
Went out of their way
Judith_D, May 2021
The team were so lovely - I forgot to request a vegan meal! They whipped up a lovely plate of food for my daughter - thank you so much. The food was great, the cruise calm and the atmosphere was relaxed. We loved everything about it.
Amazing food and time spent on the harbour
Kylie_L, Feb 2021
Food was absolutely amazing. The sausage roll and scone were the best I’ve ever had. Very easy to collect tickets snd staff very attentive. Highly recommend.
Every thing was amazing
Maral_L, Oct 2020
Amazing thnx alot for every thing every thing was good food and service and people and the view thnx again ♥️
Joyce_W, Mar 2020
Wonderful day spent with my adult daughter! The food and service top notch! Had a beauty view of the harbor!
Tea at sea
Phyllis_B, Mar 2020
The semi private room with delicious food and excellent service was a memorable experience. I would suggest this to others. Thanks to my daughter who planned and accompanied me. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise
Charlie_J, Jan 2020
Daughter & I had an amazing time, felt very special, all staff friendly and efficient. Only criticism would have liked more Home Made food, rather than processed. Also liked having our own deck to take pic's etc Defiantly recommend.