About us

Sydney Harbour’s Fresh New Story

Fantasea Cruising delivers Australia’s most personalised experiences on the water. With the flexibility to cater for 2 to 1200 people, we offer charters in a range of vessel sizes from 16 seater water taxis to large vessels across a range of locations. Our fleet on Sydney Harbour operates evening cruises, special event cruises like Vivid & New Year’s Eve and daily whale watching cruises. Our whale watching cruises are unique to Sydney with a marine biologist on every departure and a hydrophone to hear the whale song underwater.  Our fleet of water taxis not only offer point to point services to move people around Sydney with not a traffic light in sight, the sunset cruises and our exclusive picnic on Sydney Harbour are experiences not to be missed.

On Pittwater, north of Sydney, we operate ferry services between Ettalong, Wagstaffe and Palm Beach. We also operate whale watching from Palm Beach during the season. In Townsville, we operate a car barge and ferry experience to the beautiful Magnetic Island. Whatever your itinerary may be, our experiences can be tailored to your requirements. We will depart when you want, where you want and for however long you like. With Fantasea Cruising you build the cruise experience around your itinerary not the itinerary around the Cruise. Established in 1928 with over 30 years of experience in tourism, we aspire to uphold the values of our family business.

Experience in providing the utmost flexibility removes the stress for you and allows us to cater to any wish you may have. From high-speed water taxis and large number transfers to Christmas parties and exclusive harbor cruises; our services make every request a success. Complex and crucial services may have infinite possibilities in time, location, activities, and inclusions. Under these conditions, personal attention by a friendly and knowledgeable team makes all the difference.

Don’t leave the success of important services and events in the wrong hands. Unmatched on the water, we ensure all of our guests feel relaxed, secure, and professionally attended to. Our expertise will ensure the delivery of the best experience possible. Choose a company that puts the customer first, relieve the stress and let us handle the fine detail. Providing quality service with a welcoming Aussie smile, Fantasea Cruising is here to help.

Proudly Australian Owned

Fantasea Cruising operates in three locations, proudly entertaining guests across Australia.

Fantasea Cruising Sydney

Fantasea Cruising Sydney operates a wide variety of personal cruise experiences on Sydney Harbour. This includes Sydney’s Yellow Water Taxis, the largest, safest, and most flexible water taxi fleet on Sydney Harbour. With small and large vessels specifically tailored to the needs of all groups, there is no better-equipped operator in Sydney.

Fantasea Cruising Magnetic

Fantasea Cruising Magnetic operates a guest and vehicle shuttle service from Townsville to Magnetic Island in Queensland. You can learn more about our Magnetic Island story here

Fantasea Cruising Pittwater

Fantasea Cruising Pittwater operates the Palm Beach Ferry service, as well as charters and special events on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Central Coast. We also operate whale watching from Palm Beach during the season. You can learn more about our Pittwater story here

1926
Riverside Marine was founded in Brisbane
1982
Fantasea Adventure Cruising was founded
2006
Fantasea joins the Riverside Marine
2010
Fantasea cruises to Sydney! 🙂
2011
Fantasea supports Harbour City Ferries
2012
Seven Wonders is launched
2012
Fantasea Cruisin' joins the fleet
Early 2013
The Bondi Boat and Whale Watching cruises are launched
Late 2013
Fantasea Escapade joins the fleet
Mid 2014
Yellow, Sydney and Aussi Water Taxis join Fantasea
Late 2014
Fantasea 8 Seasons joins the fleet
Dec’ 2014
Hop on Hop off is launched
Mid 2015
Fantasea sends missions to China and Melbourne! Woo Hoo!
Mid 2015
Morning Tea and Taronga Zoo cruises are launched

We love Sydney

  • Discover where Sydney locals go to relax

  •  Immerse yourself in the city of festivals with cruises from Fantasea Cruising Sydney

  • Our friendly staff are always armed with a smile to welcome you onboard

  • We’re bring the life and fun back to Sydney Harbour!

Fantasea Morning Tea Cruise - Sydney Opera House
whale watching
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