Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Lunch Cruise

The Rocks, Australia
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From USD 67.28

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See Sydney in style on a lunch cruise that takes you sailing through spectacular Sydney Harbour aboard a traditional square-rigged tall ship built from the 1920s. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch as your captain sails past iconic Sydney landmarks such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, and Fort Denison. Have the option to include unlimited beer and wine with your lunch.
  • Sydney Harbour lunch cruise on board a historic tall ship
  • Enjoy snacking on a delicious buffet lunch while sailing around Sydney Harbour
  • Get great photo ops of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Taronga Zoo, and Luna Park from the ship
  • Learn from the captain about the history of Sydney, tall ships, and maritime Australia
  • Join the crew to help set the sails
  • Include unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks with the drink package upgrade

What's Included

  • Two hour cruise around beautiful Sydney Harbour.
  • See the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and more from an historic tall ship.
  • Three-course meal freshly prepared during the cruise.
  • This MENU is subject to change to ensure fresh produce of premium quality.
  • BBQ Chorizo Slices
  • Spinach & Cheese Triangles
  • Roast pumpkin, zucchini, mixed bean with sultanas, sunflower seeds & coconut salad
  • Mixed Leaves Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Mild spiced chicken with mushrooms, capsicum, baby spinach & Spanish onion
  • Sweet potato, eggplant & tomato with lentils
  • Plain white rice
  • Chocolate brownies
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Mast climb (available for purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Campbells Cove Floating Pontoon
    The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

    The meeting point is located between Park Hyatt Hotel and the Overseas Passenger Terminal. One of the crew will be there at least 30 minutes before the cruise departure time to welcome you.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your own way to the historic Rocks district where your tall ship is docked. Your captain welcomes you aboard your ship, one of only two that remain on Sydney Harbour, which was once filled with tall ships from Europe and other parts of the globe.

During your lunch cruise, learn about Sydney’s history and maritime traditions while sampling a delicious spread of fresh seafood or meat, vegetables, and mouth-watering dessert. You can upgrade when booking to add a drinks package with unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks.

As your captain explains the ship's history, appreciate the detailed restoration work that has preserved this old wooden ship, which first set sail in the 1920s. If you'd like a more interactive sailing experience, the crew can show you how to hoist the sails or take the wheel.

Get great photo ops of landmarks including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Fort Denison as you sail with your informative and entertaining crew.

At the end of your cruise, return to your starting point in the Rocks, the historic district where Sydney started in the 1700s, a perfect spot to continue your sightseeing in Sydney.

Sydney Harbour Tall Ships (Pass By)

We will cruise past all of Sydney’s biggest attractions including Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Fort Denison, Garden Island, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park and Admiralty House. You will discover Sydney’s rich history and some of the stories and tales behind these iconic landmarks.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Sydney Harbour Tall Ships reserves the right to add, withdraw, substitute and/or vary advertised routes, prices, departure times and locations without notice if considered necessary for the safety and welfare of the tall ship, its passengers and crew. However, reasonable effort will be made to maintain arrangements as advertised.
  • Sydney Harbour Tall Ships will not be liable for any loss or expense incurred by a passenger as a result.
  • Covid-19 Regulations On-Board:
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Staff very friendly and helpful lunch beautiful enjoyed the experience very much definitely a must do
    112 reviews
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    Enjoyable - but not what they said it would be
    Adele_C, June 2022
    Enjoyable experience - just different to what was advertised. Ship was not like the picture. Trip on the boat was good. Would not recommend this as a lunch experience. Food was tasty, but poorly presented and did not include a significant number of dishes advertised. Servings not at all generous. Advertised ‘staff member would be there 30 minutes before and please be there 15 minutes before scheduled departure’, turned out to be staff member would make himself known just before the vessel arrived - 5 minutes before departure. No signage, no uniform. Were really beginning to believe we’d been scammed. Crew were efficient, skilled and knowledgable but the experience was not what the advertising promoted. Would do the sailing experience again - but not a “lunch’ cruise
    Highly recommended!
    Diana_T, May 2022
    Even better than expected. Well worth it. Great food, great people. We had a blast. The vessel itself was fun to explore and the views from the water were unique and wonderful.
    The Staff were great,...
    Mick_M, Dec 2021
    The Staff were great, experience was wonderful and the bar was great. Weather was not perfect but the vessel easily accommodated everyone’s comfort 🤙🤙
    Very relaxing cruise
    Jen, May 2021
    Craig was a fantastic host. A wealth of knowledge and very passionate about his job. Very enjoyable cruise but the lunch was a bit of a let down. Possibly need more seating or advice prior.
    Well worth it
    Margaret_S, May 2019
    Excellent relaxing arvo. Staff very friendly and helpful lunch beautiful enjoyed the experience very much definitely a must do
    Excellent boat trip on a tall ship with friendly crew and lovely lunch.
    Dee_C, Mar 2019
    We would really recommend this trip as it is a little different from the standard ferry type boats. It was great sailing along Sydney harbour and the tour guide was great and so was lunch. It felt like stepping back in time to sail in an old sailing ship and it was calm and steady despite a small storm. A really great experience and good fun!
    Family adventure
    sherie_d, Dec 2018
    Great way to tour the harbor and learn about tall ships. We had two grandsons with us who got to play with some pirate swords and also help the captain steer the boat. Captain James was wonderful and a Jim lad very engaging. I would highly re ommend this gentle sail of the harbor.
    Fabulous experience
    j0ka02, Nov 2018
    Welcoming crew who were very obliging and informative. Lovely lunch cruise around the harbour with good food and reasonably priced drinks. Would definitely recommend this attraction.
    This cruise was everything we...
    Ronald W, Apr 2018
    This cruise was everything we expected and more, the food was great, workers were friendly and Captain was super!! We really enjoyed our trip around the harbor.
    The ship's crew did an outstanding...
    Sandra S, Nov 2017
    The ship's crew did an outstanding job taking us around the harbor and explaining the history of this Danish ship. It was such a pleasant day and the lunch was delicious. We throughly enjoyed ourselves.
    We had a wonderful time. As I was...
    Thelma_B, Oct 2017
    We had a wonderful time. As I was one of the few people not drinking, I even got to steer the boat for a nice long time.
    Great way to see Sydney. The crew...
    Mark K, Sept 2016
    Great way to see Sydney. The crew was courteous, food and drink was good. The stories about Sydney history was very interesting. And the scenery was spectacular.
    Brilliant trip. Had the opportunity...
    Sarah G, Apr 2016
    Brilliant trip. Had the opportunity to pay extra climb the mast on the day this part wasn't available for the day we originally booked. Crew were happy for people to go where they wanted and have a go at the wheel. They were also very good at pointing out sights and giving tourist information. Lunch was also excellent and there was plenty of it.
    A great trip. Very knowledgeable guide...
    PG_A, Apr 2016
    A great trip. Very knowledgeable guide to the area. Enjoyed very much.
    Good trip but slightly spoiled by a...
    carolreeves48, Feb 2016
    Good trip but slightly spoiled by a change of pick up point which was difficult to find. Staff were very good, in fact my husband helped to steer the ship back into harbour! Food was flavorsome and plentiful.
    Really enjoyed the boat tour on...
    Edward S, Feb 2016
    Really enjoyed the boat tour on Sydney Harbour. The food could probably be improved a little but overall the experience was excellent.
    Very disappointed with this trip. We...
    Mrs Deborah B, Oct 2015
    Very disappointed with this trip. We expected to be involved with the crewing of the ship, ie hoisting sails etc, but just sat around on the ship. The ship 'motored' within the harbour to start with, then 'sailed under canvas' to return to the dock, so slowly that we were overtaken by a man in a pedalo! The food provided was also disappointing, a half plate of sliced meat and salad seemed a poor return for the amount paid. Just a final point, the picture shown does not accurately represent the vessel that we went on, ours did not have half the amount of masts and sail. We feel very badly let down on this excursion.
    The tall ship cruise was really...
    Kim, Apr 2015
    The tall ship cruise was really nice! The crew was really nice as was the captain. The lunch they served was really tasty. BBQ chicken, pork or beef with rolls, potato salad, chick peas, salad and dessert. They even passed out canapés prior to lunch. Great way to end my holiday!
    We did the all inclusive Cruise...
    richam, Feb 2015
    We did the all inclusive Cruise, Lunch, Mast Climb and Alcohol package. The view from the top of the crows nest was fantastic. The cruise director looked after everyones glasses without prompting. It was a special day.
    Very good trip spectacular views of the...
    John_M, Feb 2015
    Very good trip spectacular views of the harbour lunch on board well prepared good choice.