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Our most recommended Circular Quay Sightseeing Cruises

Sydney: Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour

1. Sydney: Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour

Enjoy a full-day trip to the most scenic part of Sydney on this fun-filled and unforgettable tour of the Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Relax on a scenic drive in an air-conditioned minivan to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. While there, bush walk to sacred rock engraving sites to learn about local Aboriginal culture. Enjoy stunning ocean views at Manly Beach, the Spit, West Head, Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Long Reef, North Head Palm Beach, Summer Bay and Palm Beach Lighthouse. Then travel to Narrabeen Beach, one of the best surfing spots in Sydney. Take advantage of the superb photo opportunities from Long Reef Headland, where you may even be lucky enough to see a whale. Then, escape the crowds and stroll the cliffs along the Curl Curl coastal walk. Stop to admire the spectacular views of Freshwater Beach, where you can learn about the origins of surfing in Australia. Sail past Sydney Harbour’s entrance between North and South Heads on the Manly ferry before enjoying views of the mighty Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House at the end of your tour!

Sydney: Private Sightseeing Cruise of Sydney Harbour

2. Sydney: Private Sightseeing Cruise of Sydney Harbour

Sit back, relax and take in the views of Sydney Harbour from the water on a 90-minute sightseeing cruise. Enjoy a private tour aboard the catamaran for you and your group. Indulge in morning or afternoon tea as you cruise around the harbor, with snacks and drinks provided. Ask your expert local captain for further insights into the region.

Sydney: Secret Beaches Harbor Cruise with Local Guide

3. Sydney: Secret Beaches Harbor Cruise with Local Guide

This tour is about learning, having fun and exploring places off the beaten track. During the tour, your local guide will provide fascinating insights into the harbour’s history, culture and natural environment. Your boat tour begins in the bustling Circular Quay before heading under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and stopping in front of the famous Opera House for photographs. From here, your journey continues past Australia’s largest naval base to the multi-million dollar waterfront mansions of Point Piper, homes to politicians, movie stars and billionaires. After a one hour cruise past all the classic Sydney Harbour landmarks and some fascinating lesser-known sites, you will land on an idyllic National Park beach, where the boat lands right on the beach for you to have a stroll or swim - you may even spot a penguin because this is home to Sydney’s only resident colony of Fairy Penguins. Your next stop is the historic colonial settlement of Quarantine Station and museum, for home-made refreshments and a glimpse of Australian history. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and a relaxing morning tea while enjoying the views of the harbour and national park. 

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What people are saying about Circular Quay

We (21 years old couple) have had a wonderful experience with Mike, our guide. It was a day filled with beautiful lookouts and interesting anacdotes. We were also lucky to see some wild kangaroo and a huge lizzard. The guide was very knowledgeable and flexible and tried to fulfill all of our requests. We fully recommend this trip to anyone whose in for views and beaches (highlight is palm beach of course).

Well worth the trip, fab day out!

Northern Beaches Tour. Guide was very knowledgable about everything we saw! Had great weather for it which made it that much better. Everything we saw was amazing, such lovely beaches. Most certainly Mike our guide made this trip. He was very nice and very accommodating to us. Felt like he was our friend guiding us around.

Great tour, Mike was an outstanding guide, knowledgeable in plants and nature, as well as aboriginal history and art. It was just two of us, but he did not spare any effort to show us everything, from nature and art to beaches and neighbourhoods. Well worth our time.

Local led personalized tour that exceeded expectations. We saw a flock of wild cockatoo, wild turkey and a large pod of dolphin.

Great trip to see the beaches and interesting sites. Guide was very knowledgeable and fun. GOOD way to spend a sunny day.