Sydney Harbour Cruises

Experience a Sydney Harbour Cruise with a real taste of Australia

Join Fantasea Cruising on the most authentic Sydney Harbour cruises. Traveling between Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, and Watsons Bay, this cruise has it all. Insightful commentary will educate and amaze as you explore Australia’s rich and diverse history with our experienced hosts. With a variety of classic Aussie touches, guests will experience a sense of real Australian culture. Several family friendly cruises operate every day, ensuring flexibility for anyone’s itinerary. These Sydney Harbour cruises are the best way to experience firsthand a sense of Aussie culture.

Features and Inclusions Experience Sydney’s iconic landmarks from an extraordinary perspective This insightful tour is guided and commentated by an experienced host Enjoy our Vegemite tasting station and other innovative inclusions State-of-the-art multi-level catamaran with retractable sunroof Experience incredible insight into Australian culture Aussie beer and burger cooked on-board on a sizzling BBQ (Optional)

Harbour Cruise Options

Sydney Harbour Cruises

80-minute cruise including informative and fun commentary by an experienced host, guiding you through the highlights of Sydney Harbour. This is a family-friendly cruise, with a kids-corner on board as well as a Vegemite tasting station for those with a sense of adventure!


Explore Sydney’s hidden gems with the Yellow Water Taxi. 45 Minute Harbour Highlights Tour is unlike any other. Enjoy a great harbour tour by getting up close and personal with various iconic sites in the harbour. This tour is perfect for both locals and visitors alike.


Experiencing the highlights of Sydney Harbour has never been so easy. The Harbour Snapshot Cruise is the perfect way to travel under the harbour bridge and see the amazing Opera House from it’s most photogenic side – the water!  Operating daily on Yellow Water Taxis between Darling Harbour and Circular Quay between 11:30AM to 4:30PM.

Some of our happy customers!

Gareth G

Reviewed 8 months ago

“Essential Palm Beach Activity- Fabulous fun.”

Get you across to the basin and other river beach area including camping with facilities. Inexpensive way to see Pittwater and Hawkesbury areas- and the tea is not bad,

Jean M

Reviewed 7 months ago

“Way to travel”

Travel by ferry from Ettalong to Palm Beach is charming, especially if you don’t get to experience waterways like this.Use the bus (Opal Card) to get around.

Jennifer R

Reviewed 5 months ago

“Ettalong to Palm Beach ferry service”

We took the opportunity to enjoy the water experiences offered by Fantasea. We caught the ferry at Wagstaffe, which is a lovely quiet spot on the Box Head peninsular. We had a great ride via Booker Bay Wharf as Ettalong wharf was being “improved”. Palm Beach was warm and relaxed on a sunny winter’s day.

Roger H

Reviewed 3 months ago

“A breath of fresh air!”

A great way to add another dimension to the Northern Beaches. Took the Ettalong ferry over the Hawkesbury River, dog and bike friendly, clean and comfy, value at $11return. A nice blast of sea air and worth a visit to the Paranga?pub. Just do it.

Ann Sigford

Reviewed 2 months ago

Migaloo as the star!

Thanks again for the terrific whale cruise yesterday, with Migaloo as the star. It was unforgettable! I mentioned the work being done with dogs to locate whale droppings. This could be fun for your customers to hear about along with the breath sampling by drones.

Abbie R

Reviewed 2 months ago

An evening on Joy Bar!

My friends and I went on Joybar for an evening of wine and chocolate tasting. It was wonderful! The staff were attentive, approachable and were constantly making sure you were having a great time! We tried 3 different wines and chocolates to match each one. It was really well done. As if wine tasting wasn’t enough you are also cruising around the famous Sydney Harbour at dusk seeing all the famous sights up close and personal! It was a great evening and perfect for group friends!

George A

Reviewed 2 months ago

“A Harbour History Lesson With Syd D”

My partner and I were on a short weekend away from South Australia and wanted to get over to Taronga Zoo – a Water Taxi seemed the way to do it and were we lucky to get to ride with Syd? You bet. From Darling Harbour Syd gave us some insider knowledge on the naval vessels, history of the rocks, SH bridge, Kirribilli house and more. Entry to Taronga was part of our taxi fare – it was great. Thanks again Syd!


Reviewed 3 months ago

Wonderful Whale watching

We went on a whale watching cruise with Fantasea. The boat was big and new and the crew friendly and well informed. The crew included two marine biologists. We were lucky that we saw a lot of whales. My only regret was that the time passed too quickly. Could have stayed out at sea watching the whales for many more hours.

Daveyw Jones

Reviewed 11 months ago

NYE 2016/2017 9pm Fireworks

The entire team at Fantasea Crusing did an absolutely fantastic job before, during and after the cruise. Professional and organised, the team was also very compassionate and accommodating to the special needs of my family. Special thanks to Alexia for taking care of us and the crew on board for doing a great job during the spectacular fireworks show. A fabulous night to remember, thank you!

Trish Wilson

Reviewed 4 months ago

Best Harbour Trip with Your Fabulous Staff

Just went on the best harbour trip with your fabulous staff, Adam and Holly on the Shopper Hopper, they were so friendly and personable. Would definitely go again but only if these two are on duty


Reviewed 5 months ago

Fantastic Vivid Cruise.

This cruise exceeded my expectations. I have to use a forearm crutch to walk and balance and The crew were fantastic in assisting me with boarding and moving around the boat to be able to see the best of the “Vivid” light show. Not only did they help, but they did so in a friendly manner. Top marks to all, you made my Sydney Harbour cruise the highlight of my stay.

Timothy Henderson

Reviewed 5 months ago

Great Harbour Tour!

We got the last water taxi tour on the new years day bank holiday which was 45 minutes long and had a great time despite the weather. The guide was very knowledgeable of the area and the sites we saw.

Gary C

Reviewed 6 months ago

Great Cruise into Sydney!!!

This was the final leg of the Blue Mountains tour by Grey lines. The cruise was nice and so relaxing after a day of sight seeing west of Sydney. The drinks were great and I got some great pictures along the way. It ended at night and afforded a great view of the Harbor area upon arrival

Sujata C

Reviewed 4 months ago

Whale Watching- Most Fabulous Experience.

Most fabulous experience. Saw humpback whales doing the back flip. Amazing peaceful animals. Excellent facilities and manned by very good personnel. Would recommend only Fantasea if you want to guarantee whale watching. We have used other cruises before but only got to see whales with Fantasea.

Carol G

Reviewed 10 months ago

Fantasea Cruising for a fireworks cruise on NYE.

We joined the family on Fantasea Cruising for a fireworks cruise on NYE. The boat carried about 140 passengers so was very personal and we were pleased we chose this over one of the other boats.  Staff was pleasant & helpful.


Reviewed 3 months ago

Trip to Taronga Zoo and Back…Absolutely Great!!

Our skipper Chris was wonderful! He pointed out interesting sites and details, slowed down for photo opportunities, and gave us tips for things to see and do at the zoo! The whole experience was a pleasure and we enjoyed his great service!!

Victoria C

Reviewed 4 months ago

Trip to Taronga Zoo and Return

Tim, our water taxi driver for the morning run to Tooronga Zoo was exceptional. Light hearted banter whilst being very informative. He was excellent with soon to be 8 yr old son, showing him the boat’s various features and what the various buttons on the panel were for. The only reason why I didn’t give a 5 rating was our return trip (although the driver was waiting for us and on time) was a little abrupt and seemed to have a lot on his mind. When my son couldn’t alight quickly he seemed to get frustrated with him. This annoyed me as my son is on the autism spectrum and cannot be expected to simply just jump when asked. And it was only a matter of a few seconds. So not impressed.

Shiwen P

Reviewed 4 months ago

Really Good Trip

Enjoyed a really good trip on the taxi with Steve. Even waited for us before we came out of the Zoo and we haven’t wait for any minutes.


Reviewed 1 year ago

Great Staff, Spotlessly Clean.

The staff was fantastic, very helpful. Caught the ferry to Taronga Zoo and back as a package. The ferry times are very reliable, and the staff was helpful and professional. Due to bad weather and rough seas (yes, there were waves in the harbour – big ones!) the ferry crew had some fun and the skipper caught some waves for us, turning it into a bit of an adventure instead of a smooth ride. Great way to get around.

Resyvan Beek

Reviewed 1 year ago

Whale Watching and Zoo Visit

Used Darwin twice for a cruise in Sydney harbour: for a visit to the zoo (very easy, ticket for zoo included, drop off near sky rail and boat ride multiple times per day to get back to city; staff friendly; I guess similar experiences with different boat operators and I would hope that prices & services are comparable but don’t know that for sure) and whale watching (again , seen the number of boats watching the same whales, I would think that the competition between operators is fair. It was lovely to have a marine biologist on board who gave some information on the whales.

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