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Sydney Harbour Boat Tours

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Address: Rose Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney Harbour Boat Tours was designed so people could see as much of...

Sydney Harbour Boat Tours was designed so people could see as much of Sydney Harbour in one day. It mixes a personalised boat tour with hopping off at great locations other boat tours/cruises go past. If you want door to door service and do not want to get on a huge boat with 100+ people then this tour is for you. I love Sydney Harbour and aim to provide you with the best tour experience you'll have whilst your in Sydney.

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If Carlsberg did boat tours...

This tour provides a brilliant day from pick-up to drop-off and was easily the highlight of our 3 week visit to Aus and NZ. The boat gets you to many of the iconic landmarks of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Colin H

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour provides a brilliant day from pick-up to drop-off and was easily the highlight of our 3 week visit to Aus and NZ. The boat gets you to many of the iconic landmarks of Sydney and owner Andrew provides his own personal touch as the day progresses with his knowledgeable commentary and light-hearted delivery. Suitable for all ages.

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1 Thank Colin H
sydneyharbourboat, Owner at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi Colin and Tracey, Thanks for coming out on my tour, what a great day and good people on board. Hope it isn't to cold when you get back to Sunderland. Enjoy your Carlsberg's More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Andrew is easy to contact, laid back but very organised. He picked us up on time and provided a wonderful 7 hours of service showing us the unique aspects of the harbour and a great seafood lunch. We had only six people on the boat and shared our day with two Canadian couples who were absolutely lovely people. the cost... More 

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sydneyharbourboat, Owner at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for coming out Forbesy! Sometimes the smaller groups are as much fun as I get to know everyone on board, and we had a good group of 6. Next time in Sydney come out again, and I hope to have some more stories for you! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Booking was easy and Andrew personally picked up all passengers before heading to Rose Bay. Andrew is an excellent host and a mine of information on Sydney. We stopped at various points on the trip (which is around 6-7 hours in duration) including Darling Harbour, Shelley Beach, Manly Bay and Watsons Bay. Lunch is included and a veritable feast of... More 

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sydneyharbourboat, Owner at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for coming out on my tour, yes the fish markets is one of my favourite stops but I always eat too much. I do have an esky on board, though with the wharf time restrictions at the Fish Markets its hard to stock it with ice. I really appreciate the great review though thanks again. More 

Port Hedland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Thank you Andrew for a wonderful day on the harbor, Sydney at it's best, I am so thrilled to have shared this with my new husband who has never been to Sydney before in his 56 years. The beauty of this city never ceases to amaze me and your tour makes it feel like you are out for the day... More 

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sydneyharbourboat, Owner at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, responded to this review

HI Tina and Dug, Thanks for writing the great review, maybe you should start up a boat tour/fishing business up in the Pilbara where your from, but you can't beat the heat in 30 plus degrees water. Its always great showing people Sydney Harbour who haven't been here before, and they tend to be amazed at what us Sydney siders... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Our host Andrew is laid back, very informative about Sydney , the sights and history . We were on a small boat which meant a far better personalised service . Started at Rosebay , went right around over to Darling harbour and the fish markets for lunch which was lovely he also included our friends GF dietary requirement. It's was... More 

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sydneyharbourboat, Owner at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi Sonia, Thanks for taking the time to write a great review, yes I think it was about 38 degrees the day we went out, so I was looking forward to the beach stop. Its hard work driving a boat around Sydney Harbour and telling tourists about the place (NOT). When you're back down under feel free to come out... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I can't recommend this tour enough! It was brilliant from beginning to end! Well worth the money! Andrew made the tour....his local knowledge and stories makes this a tour not to miss. I've done a lot of boat trips on holidays and this was the best one....the small group made it really personal and a much more interesting tour. Thank... More 

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sydneyharbourboat, Owner at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi Laura, What a great day and it was good meeting you and your mum. I'm glad you thought mine was the best you have been on, as its only a small business and I try my best to give everyone a great day in Sydney. Sydney Harbour sells itself I just like to put a bit of a spin... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect day with an awesome host. I've lived in Sydney for twelve years but still act like a tourist when out on the harbour! Such a beautiful way to see the best city in the world!

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sydneyharbourboat, Owner at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, responded to this review

G'day Chris, Thanks for the great review, yes it is the best city in world, and definitely the best Harbour in the World. Now you know what's on your doorstep! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went on the boat tour to see in the New Year in with my husband and the in laws. What a fantastic night we had!! Andrew took us around the bay and anchored up with the most perfect view of the bridge for the fireworks!! Would recommend Andrew and the company to anyone looking for a great tour of the... More 

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sydneyharbourboat, Owner at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Yes I don't know how, but I always seem to jag the best spot on the harbour for the NYE, thanks for coming out it was a perfect night along with the perfect weather conditions. I hope you got plenty of great photos on the night. . Andrew. More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I spent the day out on the water with my husband and family on Sunday to celebrate my 30th birthday and was truly the best way to spend my birthday! I have lived in Sydney for five years and can't believe I haven't done this earlier. Even though I had seen all of the sights before, it is so much... More 

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sydneyharbourboat, Owner at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hi Carlie, Thanks for bringing the NZ gang out on the boat. Good times and good people that's why I keep doing the tours after 8 years. I'm glad you took the time to write a great and personal review. The Seafood platter and swim are my favourite parts of the tour as well . Andrew More 

Calgary, Alberta
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not so sure how this company stays in business. It is extremely disorganized and they seem to make plans on the fly. We held off on our other plans as we really wanted to do this tour. Only to be told they didn't have enough people and they hoped to get some for the following day. We were then... More 

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sydneyharbourboat, Owner at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, responded to this review

This is my second "Terrible" review in several years from a person who didn't even come out on my boat tour. I'm not sure how you can write a review when you haven't been on my boat tour, but it has been written. . Sydney Harbour Boat Tours is a small company which has been operating for 8 years. It... More 

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