Fantasea returns for Vivid Sydney 2015

We’re bringing you the best of Vivid Sydney right on the waterfront!

Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor ‘gallery’ of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world’s most important creative industry forums and, of course, the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails.

Join the award winning Fantasea Adventure Cruising on a grand adventure to see the spectacular sights on Sydney Harbour! Check out our list of cruises below.

By |March 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fantasea launches new vessel

Award-winning Fantasea Adventure Cruising will today add to its impressive offering in Sydney with the launch of a new 24 metre tall, high speed catamaran – Fantasea 8 Seasons.

8 Seasons will take cruising the Sydney Harbour to the next level, with its enviable ‘money can’t buy’ views of the iconic Sydney skyline, seen via an innovative electronically retractable targa rooftop.

Owned by Australian marine transport group, Riverside Marine, NSW General Manager, Callum Campbell said the award-winning Fantasea Adventure Cruising brand has stepped up their offering in Sydney to meet consumer demands.

“Fantasea Adventure Cruising is fast becoming a household name in Sydney, and our reputation for delivering excellence across everything we do has given us the opportunity to grow rapidly,” he said.

“We continuously strive to deliver high quality service that will create life-long memories for our customers, and a luxury offering like 8 Seasons definitely allows for this.”

8 Seasons is the first of […]

By |November 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Virtual diving takes you to the seabed

AN immersive underwater experience will be part of Sydney’s newest tourist drawcard to open mid-November at the harbourside Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) at Chowder Bay.

The interpretive marine science centre, complete with a virtual scuba dive exhibit, covers two large rooms at the SIMS campus, which occupies part of a heritage building that was once a submarine miners’ depot.

“We want to try and give folks a sense of the science around urban marine environments,” SIMS director and chief executive Peter Steinberg says.

In one room, a model of Sydney Harbour will show marine habitats, the ways humans use the harbour and the impact of urbanisation.

Visitors will be able to don virtual goggles and “swim” through a 3-D underwater version of the harbour and its coastlines.

“You can do some amazing things using 3-D virtual environments, and people will get […]

By |September 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hike to help our harbour

Help protect our iconic Sydney Harbour by taking a hike to raise funds for the Sydney Institute of Marine Science

Set along the stunning northern foreshores on Sunday 7 September, Fantasea Harbour Hike is a major fundraising activity for the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS), the premier research facility that is working to protect and preserve Sydney Harbour for future generations.

Sydney Harbour is one of the most unique waterways in the world and the jewel in Sydney’s crown but this natural gem must be nurtured so that our children and our children’s children can enjoy it the way we do now.

SIMS scientists are working tirelessly on a vital research program called the Sydney Harbour Research Project, a five-year undertaking to benchmark and help future-proof Sydney Harbour. It aims to find out ‘what lies beneath’ Australia’s most famous waterway, from the fish and other animal and plant species to levels of pollutants […]

By |July 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New wave of adventure tours launching on Sydney Harbour

One of Australia’s leading marine tourism operators, Fantasea Adventure Cruising, has launched their flagship Sydney coastal tour this past weekend as well as a new Bondi Beach tour.

Dubbed the Sydney Seven Wonders Coastal Adventure, the cruise boasts a different take on cruising around Sydney Harbour. Passengers travel south of the coast, speeding out pass the Sydney Heads, cruising by Bondi Beach, revisiting history in Bare Island, getting the chance to see Captain Cook’s first landing, arriving ashore on Jibbon Beach and Australia’s Royal National Park while lunching at Bundeena with an afternoon return trip.

Additionally, Fantasea’s new Bondi Boat tour promises a quick cruise around the Harbour and all the way to Bondi Beach for those who want to experience a fast way to see Sydney’s most iconic beach from a different point of view.

Fantasea’s General Manager Callum Campbell said that this was just the start of a wave of new […]

By |February 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Getaway: Exploring Magnetic Island’s Natural Playground

Start the new year with a glorious beach getaway, and your wanderlust will whisk you away to natural discovery and unforgettable experiences. Voyageurs can also celebrate Australia Day on January 26 because for Aussies, the good times keep rolling after the holidays and new year celebrations. Whether you need post-holiday relaxation or a beachy escape from winter doldrums, travel to Australia’s Magnetic Island for island escapades and aquatic antics.

Aussie Paradise

Sparking crystal clear water. Cool shady spots underneath a canopy of palm trees. Pristine beaches and lush greenery. Magnetic Island is a dream destination for a free-spirited wanderer. Offshore from the city of Townsville in North Queensland, Australia, the mountainous island is full of splendor. As part of the Great Barrier Reef, Magnetic Island is an Aussie natural jewel and marine activity mecca, offering a perfect tropical climate, breathtaking seascapes and terrain conducive for a plethora of outdoor activity pursuits. […]

By |December 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Studying Abroad in Australia? Guide to Seeing Sydney

Studying in Australia is an exciting adventure as you learn and discover so much about yourself and an entirely new country and its culture. While you are studying abroad make the most of any vacations, get away from your books and visit some of Australia’s amazing sites and cities. Sydney is well-known for its beautiful harbor, cosmopolitan party atmosphere and wonderful beaches. It offers a wide range of art, music, outdoor adventures and so much. So pack your bag and grab your friends — it is time to explore.

Sydney Harbour

Sydney’s harbour area is alive and vibrant with the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay, plus plenty of restaurants and bars. Take a ferry around the harbor for some amazing water views or you can stroll across the bridge. For the more adventurous, take a power-boat ride through the harbor or book in advance to do […]

By |June 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Big City Backpacking in Sydney

Sydney, Australia is a world-class city for culture, events, and excitement. But it is expensive — you’ll be paying through the nose for hotel accommodations on your visit. Sydney consistently has some of the highest lodging costs in the world, second only to New York in 2011, according to Hotels Combined Price Index. At an average of A$192.03 a night, you’ll go through your travel budget faster than you can say “Throw another shrimp on the Barbie!”

The solution for many travelers who want to experience Sydney but don’t want their funds sapped by expensive hotels is to backpack and stay at hostels. Granted, this option isn’t for everyone, but a properly planned backpacking trip in a world-class city like Sydney can be every bit as enjoyable as staying at a 5 star hotel. To plan your perfect backpacking trip start by ask these 5 questions:

Should I Buy Trip […]

By |June 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Natural Landscapes of Sydney: Chowder Bay

Many locals, and Sydney visitors, miss seeing some amazing locations, because they are not as well known as the Opera House, Bondi Beach, Darling Harbour or the Botanical Gardens. If you are keen to explore some of Sydney’s natural landscapes, you don’t actually have to travel too far from Sydney CBD. […]

By |April 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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By |April 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments