Sailing, Tall Ship Discovery Cruise - Sydney

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Step back in time for an afternoon cruise on a magnificent square rigger tall ship! See the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. There is no better way to cruise this awesome harbour.

The Rocks (Sydney)
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Item: TA13665LL
Our Price: $49
$25 child (2 - 14)

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  • Description
    • 1 hour 30 min harbour cruise on a large and stable 1850s-style tall ship
    • Departs Campbell's Cove, The Rocks (adjacent to Circular Quay)
    • Great photo opportunities
    • Complimentary appetisers

    Do you have a couple of hours to spare in the afternoon and wish to see Sydney Harbour and its iconic landmarks aboard a 1850's style timber tall ship.

    Take a trip back in time and sail past some of Sydney harbour's finest attractions. From the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Fort Dennison, Kirribilli House, Luna Park, Taronga Zoo, Admiralty House and the many million dollar waterfront properties that hug the shoreline of this picturesque harbour.

    The tall ship is a magnificent square rigger that has three masts reaching over 24m high. This experience can be as interactive as you wish. If you'd like to heave on a rope and help set the sails, you can. Otherwise you can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the entertainment provided by the crew, all of whom are at your service.

    The vessel served as flagship of the Bicentennial First Fleet reenactment voyage from Plymouth, England in 1988 and is now the last of these heroic ships to remain on Sydney Harbour. 200 years ago, a timber sailing ship was the only way to discover Sydney Harbour. And it still is!

    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • No experience required, you can join in on the activities or just sit back, relax and enjoy the cruise
    • Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access 

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Dress for the weather on the day (a jacket is a good idea if the weather turns cold on the afternoon)
    • Bring sunscreen, hat and long sleeves
    • Wear comfortable flat-soled, non marking shoes (runners / joggers are ideal) no sharp heels allowed
    • Your camera to capture all the sights

    What is Supplied

    • 1hr 30 min harbour cruise on a large and stable 1850s style tall ship
    • Appetisers
    • Join in and help hoist the sails or sit just back and relax
    • Experienced host provides information about the harbour and ship
    • Watch the crew climb the rigging and masts to set the sails
    • International crew ensuring a personal, interactive and fun experience
    • Opportunity to help the captain steer the ship (great photos!)

    More Information

    Duration: Approx 1 hour and 30 min
    Boarding Time: 3:30 PM

    About the boat:
    'Southern Swan' is a three masted barquentine built in Denmark in 1922 from Danish oak frames.

    Southern Swan regularly crossed the North Sea as a grain carrier between Denmark and Greenland for the Tuborg Beer Company until 1969. With ice being a constant hazard in these far northern waters, the ship's bow was strengthened during the initial construction to cope with any light ice work. She was purchased in 1969 as a private vessel and extensively refitted to make extensive ocean voyages, including service as a sail training vessel with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets.

    She participated in the 1982 Tall Ships Race from Philadelphia to Portugal. In 1986 after appearing at the World Expo in Vancouver, Southern Swan sailed to England to join the Australian Bicentennial First Fleet Re-Enactment for the historic voyage to Sydney. ‚ÄúSouthern Swan’s original name was ‘Mathilde’, then ‘Pacific’ [1926], then ‘H C Andersen’ [1930], then 'Svanen’ [1938], and finally ‘Southern Swan’ [2008].

    Capacity for 80 passengers plus crew

    Length: 40 metres
    LWL: 27.2 metres
    Beam: 8.2 metres
    Draught: 3.3 metres
    Mast Height: 24 metres
    Weight: 220 tonne

  • 60 Reviews
    60 Reviews
    4.7 out of 5

    Excellent experience with well managed staff, entire journey was interactive. They made sure everyone was given equal attention, mast climbing was fun and safe. Specially the hygein was priority considering all the Covid norms. Great opportunity to explore the history of Sydney and the ship.

    Aaina S   4 out of 5

    Had a great day out with Sydney tall ships on the harbour. Great knowledgeable friendly crew. Highly recommend this to anybody.

    Mick M   5 out of 5

    Just great value for your money and fantastic adventures

    Trudy   5 out of 5

    Loved the Sydney harbour cruise on the Tall Ships. Would thoroughly recommend this to anyone. Although having lived in Sydney for many years, I still learnt a lot of history that I had not known before. Such a lovely old vessel. Teresa Wright

    Teresa W   5 out of 5

    Great experience, interactive, great staff, would highly recommend

    Jill h   5 out of 5

    Loved the adventure. All the crew were so nice.Thank you

    Marilyn A   5 out of 5

    All of the tall ship crew were amazing and really helped my five year old have an amazing adventure. Fantastic value for money with the option to get involved or just kick back and enjoy sailing the harbour. Would thoroughly recommend this adventure.

    Lisa B   4 out of 5

    Great time it was worth the money spent on the tour.

    Mick   5 out of 5


    JEFF   4 out of 5

    Guys were very helpful and cheerful to make a good day,a memorable moment, ship was very interesting recommend it

    Lev   5 out of 5
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