Step back in time with a Sydney Harbour Cruise on a magnificent square rigger tall ship! Hoist the mainsail, or simply relax, enjoy lunch and watch scenic Sydney go by.
Experience the thrill of sailing Sydney Harbour on a magnificent square rigger tall ship.
During your two-hour sailing experience you will enjoy a delicious lunch as you take in Sydney's iconic sites including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Taronga Zoo and Fort Denison.
Throughout you will be entertained by the jolly crew who will show you the world's most beautiful harbour as you have never seen it before. Get involved and help set the sails or just sit back and enjoy the magnificent views.
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. “Southern Swan’s original name was ‘Mathilde’, then ‘Pacific’ , then ‘H C Andersen’ , then 'Svanen’ , and finally ‘Southern Swan’ .
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