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Sydney Ferries

Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Fun trip to Manly Island!

I love my ferry trip to Manly Island using Sydney's ferry service. It was reliable, efficient... read more

Reviewed today
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
via mobile
Ferries to everywhere

We did the harbour tour and we upgraded which was quite nice you join a less busy queue and get on... read more

Reviewed today
Stephen A
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Sydney Ferries is a public transport agency, providing ferry services on Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River in Sydney, Australia.Having operated on Sydney Harbour and its related waterways since 1875, today Sydney Ferries carry over 14 million customers each year to destinations in and around Sydney.
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“circular quay” (2,633 reviews)
“manly beach” (1,210 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Reviewed today via mobile

I love my ferry trip to Manly Island using Sydney's ferry service. It was reliable, efficient, clean and safe. Just go to Circular Quay by walking and go to platform 3. The ticket one way cost around Aud8 and you need to use your Opal...More

Thank Nippy2013
Reviewed today

We did the harbour tour and we upgraded which was quite nice you join a less busy queue and get on the ferry first and theres wine and biscuits very nice ! the tour is a couple of hours and they take you past the...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What should have been quite somple was nearly a small disaster in my evening plans. We went to the platform announced for the zoo and when gettong on we thought to ask a crew if we were on the correct ferry. We weren't. We got...More

Thank Aaron N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Yup. Simple. Sit inside or stand outside (sit if you can). Not much room outside. But it is nice. If you are visiting for the first time. This is a great way to see the area! Feels good! It is not quick but then again...More

Thank GeneT60
Reviewed yesterday

The ferries run to numerous locations & a great way to get around & see the harbour. The Main departure area is Circular Quay getting there is easy by train. Take a trip to Manly with its lively atmosphere , beautiful beach & numerous eateries...More

Thank David H
Reviewed yesterday

In one day we took 6 ferry rides as we explored the harbour area. Each time, the boats were about half full, which was fine with us. We always sat up top in the sun and wind, but still loved it! If you go, try...More

Thank boggett2001
Reviewed yesterday

Took the Manly ferry to Manly beach from Circular Quay. It was a leisurely 30 minute (one way) ride with awesome view of Opera House and Harbor Bridge. The ride was so enjoyable to relax on your way to Manly. Easy to locate (wharf 3...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was lucky enough to have a wonderful day on the harbour on Monday. Was a bit sceptical of how I would enjoy and be able to manage with bad leg!! Not a problem did we experience. Would highly recommend everyone to travel by this wonderful...More

Thank 212robyn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had some time to kill before catching a late flight back home. We used our opal cards to catch a train from Kingscross to Town Hall and then onto Wynyard, where we walked to Circular Key and jumped on a ferry...More

Thank Phillip S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing transportation set up in Sydney! We had a cruise with NCL to NZ. Passenger Terminal and the ferries are all in the same area. For access to this we stayed at the Sydney Harbour B&B @ “The Rocks”. Reasonably priced for day passes user...More

Thank patriciae648
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Response from Kentg1 | Reviewed this property |
I find any time makes an enjoyable trip. Weather is the main thing.
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13 January 2018|
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Response from Geoff F | Reviewed this property |
Thanks Martin - apologies for delayed response. We had thought of something similar however they do empty the ferries at certain stops. You have to have an Opal card to travel on bus, train and ferry and you tag on and... More