Australia Day Cruise on Sydney Harbour

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Celebrate Australia Day Like a Local – on the finest harbour in the world!

There are not many things more Australian than spending Australia Day amongst the famous landmarks on iconic Sydney Harbour… except maybe vegemite toast! Join us as we get into the ‘Aussie Spirit’ to celebrate the nations vast diversity and symbolic achievements! 

Spend four glorious hours with the Fantasea crew as we revel in all that Sydney Harbour has to offer. Cheer on your favourite ferry as they compete for the elusive title, block your ears as the 21 Gun Salute is fired from North Sydney under the bridge, watch the Tug and Yacht Ballet in awe of nautical precision as a fleet of yachts, personal watercraft, tugboats and ferries tack in unison.

Fantasea Cruising’s Australia Day cruise will be awash with the atmosphere and excitement of this memorable day. Let us give you an Australia Day experience from the perspective of those who live and breathe Sydney Harbour.

Sydney Harbour Activities

10.45am – 11.30am Ferrython
11.45am Salute to Australia
12.05pm Tug & Yacht Ballet
12.15pm Navy Helicopter Flypast Over
12.45–2pm Australia Day Harbour Parade
1–1.30pm Tall Ships Race
1.30pm 183rd Australia Day Regatta
2.00pm Red Berets: Australian Army Parachute Display

Best Dressed “As Aussie as” Competition

Calling all Sheila’s, blokes and happy little vegemite’s!
It’s set to be a scorcher in the big smoke, so don’t do ya’ block, escape every man and his dog, grab your cobber and crack a tinny as Fantasea Cruising deliver the goods cruising right under the Coat hanger

Get into the spirit of what it means to be an Australian and pay tribute to your favourite Aussie Icon. Dust off your flannie, slap on temporary tats, zinc up your nose and Bob’s your uncle! Give it a crack and let your inner bogan shine, it’s going to be the Cat’s pyjamas!

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  • Chevron down Tour Inclusions
    • Experience Sydney’s iconic landmarks from an extraordinary perspective
    • Watch the Ferrython, Tug and Yacht ballet, Tall Ships race, Harbour Parade and much more
    • Experience incredible insight into Australian culture
    • This insightful tour is guided and commentated by an experienced host
    • State-of-the-art multi-level catamaran with retractable sunroof
    • Aussie beer and burger cooked on-board on a sizzling BBQ with a beer included
  • Chevron down General Information
  • Departure Location Departure Time Duration
    Darling Harbour 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM 3 Hours
  • Chevron down Itenerary
  • Activity Time
    Sydney Festival’s Ferrython 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
    Salute to Australia 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
    The Tug and Yacht Ballet 12:05 PM – 12:15 PM
    Sydney’s Iconic Vessels Parade 12:45 PM – 02:00 PM
    The Tall Ships Race 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM
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"Great deal booked online and a really lovely 1 1/2 hrs cruising the harbour. We enjoyed the outdoor deck upstairs, but the inside area was just beautiful for those who preferred to be inside. Staff were lovely and overall experience was terrific. We were blessed with the weather... would highly recommend!"

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