Sydney Harbour Hop On Hop Off Cruise with Taronga Zoo entry

Sydney, Australia

From USD 54.11

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 to 16 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Swap a guided tour for the flexibility of exploring Sydney your own way. This 2-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise pass allows you to set your own pace, see the sights, and visit up to five harborside areas, including Circular Quay, Shark Island, Manly, Watsons Bay, and Taronga Zoo. This value-for-money pass also includes tickets for the Taronga Zoo
  • Hop-on hop-off cruise pass allows you to set your own pace
  • Disembark where you want for as long as you want
  • See Sydney's most famous sights from the water
  • Includes admission to the Taronga Zoo

What's Included

  • Hop On Hop Off 2-Day cruise ticket with recorded commentary available for download in English
  • One day entry to Taronga Zoo
  • Food & drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Circular Quay Wharf 6
    Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Please check in for your 2-day Hop on Hop off pass and Zoo Entry tickets from the ticket office located at the wharf at least 20 minutes prior to departure. Ticket office is open from 9:00am and the first departure from Circular Quay Wharf 6 is at 9:15am.

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 4/1/2022 - 3/31/2023

    Wednesday - Sunday : 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

  • 4/1/2023 - 3/31/2024

    Wednesday - Sunday : 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Special timetables operate on public holidays and special event days
  • Timetables are subject to change without notice
  • Taronga Zoo is open from 9:30am to 4:30pm daily
  • To ensure you have enough time to visit the many exhibits in Taronga Zoo, it is recommended that you board the first departing ferry of the day.
  • Travel must begin with Captain Cook Cruises from Circular Quay Wharf No.6
  • Cruises operate from Wednesday to Sunday
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 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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Traveller Tips

It was recommended that we go early to have enough time to see the Zoo.
Hint,get the schedule, layout your planned trips and use it as transportation
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Good and good value for money.
Harriett_T, Mar 2023
Sometimes it isn't clear as to where the hop on and off stops were. After a long day at the zoo or a hot day in the sun you get to where you think you need to be but there are no clear signposts. Staff were friendly enough, and overall if you make good use of the two days then it is very good value for money. Whenever I called the Captain Cook Cruise phone number they were very helpful and straight to the point.
Fun Way to get to the Zoo
Vickie_O, Jan 2023
We enjoyed taking a ferry to the Taronga Zoo where we could spend as much time as we liked. We looked at the Australian animals' section of the zoo but chose not to see the rest since they were animals we had already seen. There is a lot of walking up and down hills. We got back on the ferry and toured the harbour as it stopped at the beaches and other stops but chose not to get off. It was nice to have the choice.
Rain or shine. No refund
Mona_F, Oct 2022
The commentary. The weather was very rainy and we couldn’t really enjoy hop on hop off. We got off at the zoo because it was none refundable and , well, hey. We only saw about 1/3 of the zoo. But our ferry guy was very pleasant and helpful to point out a point of interest I asked about.
Just beautiful
Douglas_D, Oct 2022
Stop to Manly! We did the short walk to manly beach and Shelly beach. It was absolutely magnificent, just beautiful. We were able to stay as long as we wanted. Would do that again in a heartbeat
It was ok. Most animals...
John_G, Oct 2022
It was ok. Most animals In The zoo were not even available Over all it wasn’t to bad It felt like we were at a child care center. A million kids running around unsupervised sneezing and coughing.
Was well worth it!
Shauna_N, Mar 2020
The Sydney Harbour cruise was amazing. We were able to get on and off at our leizure and there were plenty of boat times throughout the day. It was recommended that we go early to have enough time to see the Zoo. It was a very well kept and well designed zoo, too! I especially loved the indigenous animals, as well as the new tiger and elephant exhibits. Would definitely go again!
All the Australian animals at the Zoo
MICHAEL_P, Mar 2020
Good way to get to an see the Taronga Zoo on one ticket. Also great commentary from the Hop on cruise guide.
Views from the cable car and Zoo were pretty spectacular but not many animals to see. Lots seemed to be missing from their enclosures and many of the spectator areas were out of bounds. Didn't get to any of the keeper presentations as most of the exhibits only had one each day. The seal show only took place at weekends and holidays. The two day James Cook hop on hop off ticket was not good value. Very limited number of sailings compared to other operators made it impractical to "simply jump on and off as many stops as you like, when you're ready to move onto your next destination just catch the next boat". Furthermore, the sailings quoted on the website were incorrect and different timings applied each day
Highly recommend
Dennis C, Oct 2019
The Taronga Zoo was one of the highlights of our family trip to Sydney. A must visit. You get ferry ride. You have an excellent view of the city.
Hop on hop of and Taronga zoo
Joan M, Aug 2019
An excellent way off getting around the harbour. The vessels are very clean and always on time. We enjoyed the zoo very much they have a strong ethos on conservation The exhibits allow you to get up close to the animals and the zoo keeper talks are very informative.
Hop on hop off ferry and zoo
Leslie_u, May 2019
We stayed in Darling Harbor and had we understood how this works probably would of used it more. Hint,get the schedule, layout your planned trips and use it as transportation
Memorável mesmo a grande...
Graa_M, Feb 2023
Memorável mesmo a grande trovoada e chuva quando estávamos no zoo!!! Acabamos por não ver tudo 🥲. Fora isso tudo muito bom 👍