This is the quintessential Sydney Harbour experience! Discover our city's hidden beaches, pristine waterways and famous landmarks on this fun & insightful 'sea & land' tour - the only boat experience on Sydney Harbour which is 'eco-tourism' certified. Our skipper and guide will meet you at Circular Quay on Beach Explorer, our fast, open-deck motor boat with wi-fi and shading. Beach Explorer gets 'up close' to all the action and lands right on the beach in a beautiful national park, so be prepared to get your feet wet and keep an eye out for the local wildlife! There's plenty of seabirds and wild oysters but we occasionally spot little penguins, fur seals and dolphins in the water. You'll start by cruising past all the iconic city sights, such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge for some classic photo opportunities, you'll learn about Sydney's colourful history and indigenous culture, and see multi-million dollar waterfront mansions of the ‘rich and famous’. We stop at a secluded national park beach (home to a colony of local Manly penguins) where you can swim or stroll on the sand, then you visit historic, colonial Quarantine Station on North Head for a fascinating look at Sydney's maritime past, while enjoying some delicious, locally-made Aussie lamingtons and cakes, as part of your complimentary morning tea.
Mark & Elodie
Our family have lived and owned boats on Sydney Harbour for 20+ years, so we can show guests the best spots where only local boaties go, and tell fascinating stories about our amazing harbour. We're a small, family-run business with experienced and qualified skippers and hosts, and our motor boat is fully insured and licensed. We're the only boat operator in Sydney with official EcoTourism certification and permission to land right on the beach in a beautiful national park. Onboard, we'll have two crew and you can expect to meet either Elodie, Zane, Emma, Shannon or Mark!
Morning Tea, coffee or soft drinks Lamingtons or other fresh local cakes
Bottled water Wi-fi & phone chargers
We'll land the boat on a secluded beach at Sydney Harbour National Park, then visit Quarantine Station (an historic colonial settlement on Nth Head) for morning tea and cakes. Sights you'll see from the boat include: Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Naval Base, Fort Denison, Millionaire Waterfront Mansions, Point Piper, Rose Bay, Shark Island, Camp Cove & the Heads.
Bring hat & sunglasses, swimming attire optional (towels supplied). Jacket or jumper (it can be chilly on the water). Comfortable shoes (no heels), note we land on a beach and wade in shallow water.