Australia Day Cruise on Sydney Harbour

A Classic Aussie Cruise Event!

On the 26th of January every year, Australians come together to celebrate their national day. This date celebrates the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet from Great Britain. Taken as an opportunity to reflect on the nation’s diversity and achievements, there is no better way to celebrate than an Australia Day cruise on the glorious Sydney Harbour!

Come aboard our 3 hour Australia Day cruise. Watch the Ferrython, Tug and Yacht ballet, Tall Ships race, Harbour Parade and many more events happening throughout the day. You will feel the roaring atmosphere rush across the harbour as we position ourselves to view all the excitement of this memorable day.

On this Australia Day cruise you will enjoy Sydney Harbour’s most authentic Aussie experience. You will be treated to a classic Australian burger and beer as the Classic Aussie Cruise shows you the most noteworthy and magnificent sights in Sydney. Furthermore, insightful commentary from our experienced hosts will educate and amaze, guiding you through Australia’s rich and diverse history.

With a variety of classic Aussie touches, our guests will experience a sense of real Aussie culture on this Australia Day cruise. Book now and be our guest on one of Sydney Harbour’s most exciting days!

Features and Inclusions Sydney’s iconic landmarks from an extraordinary perspective This insightful tour is guided and commentated by an experienced host the Ferrython, Tug and Yacht ballet, Tall Ships race, Harbour Parade and much more State-of-the-art multi-level catamaran with retractable sunroof incredible insight into Australian culture beer and burger cooked on-board on a sizzling BBQ with a beer included

General Information

Departure LocationDeparture TimeDuration
Darling Harbour (King Street Wharf 8)10:00 AM to 10:15 AM3 hours

Guest Activities

Sydney Festival’s Ferrython10:45am – 11:30am
Salute to Australia11:30am – 12:15PM
The Tug and Yacht Ballet12:05pm – 12:15pm
Sydney’s iconic vessels parade12:45pm – 02:00pm
The Tall Ships Race01:00pm – 01:45pm








Some Of Our Happy Customers!

Kevin Sheather

Reviewed 7 months ago

A great experience, would recommend it to anyone.

It was a comfortable day to be on the water with little glare and enough wind to ensure an interesting start. The captain did a great job in positioning us for the start and made sure that we got a good look at the leaders as he let them power past. We were looked after by an experienced crew who made sure that we enjoyed hot food and the cold drink.

David Mitchell

Reviewed 7 months ago

Fantastic value compared to others we looked at.

A whole new way of seeing the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Right in the action from the start then offshore from Bondi Beach. Really great up close boating. Well done to all, great burgers+ cold drinks+ the best boat driving= fantastic value compared to others we looked at. 

Christopher Christie

Reviewed 2 years ago

Fantastic and Awesome Had a Good Time.

Have just been on the Australia Day Cruise today it was great, Fantastic and awesome had a good time. The crew was very helpful and friendly. I will definitely be booking next harbour cruise through Fantasea.


Reviewed 3 years ago

Australia Day on Fantasea /Cruise.

Fantasea was the be best way to be in the middle of the harbor and experience all the water activities taking place on Australia Day. A 3-1/2 hr cruise with a reasonable cost. The captain was excellent. He knew how to maneuver boat into the best position to see the events taking place. There were several sitting areas whether your wanted the sun, inside in the shade or in the open back with a canopy. The boat was clean. The staff was friendly and helpful.


Reviewed 3 years ago

Australia Day Cruise.

Yesterday we went on the Fantasea Australia day cruise and had THE best day. The captain made sure we had front row “seats” to all the attractions happening on the harbour. The staff were so welcoming and took time to chat with everyone on board and the food was great. Our families had such a great day. THANK YOU FANTASEA we will definitely be booking with you again

J and M W

Reviewed 4 years ago

Sydney to Hobart Rolex Yacht Race 2014

We had two weeks touring NSW and Sydney and being aboard the Fantasea Escapade was voted the highlight of our holiday by the family. Passing the heads was exhilarating as the smaller vessels jostled for placing. The Skipper was brilliant and kept a close pace with the super maxis as they powered down to Bondi. As the private super launches dropped away the Fantasea kept on to the whoop of guests!


Reviewed 3 years ago

Boxing Day 2014

Fantastic day enjoyed by our family group which included international and interstate visitors who were thrilled with the Fantasea experience. The skipper had the boat in an excellent position to view the race start and all the boating activity and great fun to give chance to the maxi yachts leading the race out through the heads. We all want to make this an annual event.

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