Historical Gems

Spend your day on Sydney Harbour, learning history, discovering sites and taking in the views of the spectacular Sydney landmarks.

There is no better way to experience Sydney Harbour than from the water. Join us for a full day tour cruising Sydney Harbour and discover the Harbour’s deep history, through from the convict era to the present. With maximum passenger numbers of 30, you will experience an intimate guided tour, with a mix of sea and land activities, including stops at Cockatoo Island, Mrs Macquarie’s Point and Watsons Bay, where lunch will be provided at a boutique cafe. This is the ideal way to spend a day on Sydney Harbour, discovering history and enjoying plenty of prime photo opportunities amongst the views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and other iconic landmarks.

The Historical Gems tour is perfect for all ages, families and visiting guests, to discover the Harbour’s history and enjoy Sydney’s breathtaking views.

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  • An intimate harbour tour with maximum passenger numbers of 30
  • A full day to learn history, discover the sites and enjoy amazing views
  • Personalised guided tour
  • Convenient departure point (located next to the Sydney Opera House)
  • Morning tea, lunch and drinking water provided
  • Suitable for all ages, families and visiting guests
  • A unique historical tour - there is no other tour like it on the harbour!

What’s included?

  • 6 hour guided tour with a mix of sea and land activities, cruising aboard a beautiful, spacious 10.5 metre catamaran with an experienced skipper and tour guide. An intimate harbour tour with maximum passenger numbers of 30
  • Pick up and drop off at Man O War Steps (located next to the Sydney Opera House)
  • Morning tea aboard the vessel
  • Lunch at a boutique cafe in Watson’s Bay
  • Drinking water aboard the vessel

What to bring?

  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes (includes walking activities; medium fitness level recommended)
  • A warm jacket in the cooler months
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Pocket money

Cruise Details

  • Scheduled tours run for 6 hours on Tuesday and Friday weekly*
  • 10:30am - 4:30pm
  • All cruises depart from Man O War Steps (next to the Sydney Opera House)

    *Cruise schedules are dependent on minimum passenger numbers of 8 and may vary according to special events held in Sydney. Tours are available daily by request for group bookings of 10+ adults (dependent on vessel availability). Smaller group bookings will be at the discretion of the Sea Sydney Harbour team.


  • $159 per adult
  • $109 per child (3-12 years)
  • $119 per senior (valid concession card must be presented)
  • $480 per family (2 adults, 2 children)
  • Passengers of all ages must be accounted for to ensure that the maximum number of passengers aboard the boat is not exceeded.


  • Book & pay online. For large group bookings it is recommended that you contact us to check availability before purchasing tickets
  • For tour dates within 24 hours please contact us to check availability before purchasing tickets
  • For bookings or enquiries contact us on +61 452 188 739 or email info@seasydneyharbour.com.au
  • By purchasing tickets for a harbour boat tour, you are entering into an agreement to honour the Sea Sydney Harbour terms and conditions of business. You acknowledge that you have read and understand the terms and conditions in full.
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