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Sydney Ferries

Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Outstanding wish all public transport around the world was so good

Great trips for no more than $15 a day what great value. We did several of the ferries to a variety... read more

Reviewed today
Simon F
Rugby, United Kingdom
Loved travelling on the ferries

Was in Sydney for the weekend to visit a girlfriend and she bought me a seasons ticket and we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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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“manly beach” (1,191 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Reviewed today

Great trips for no more than $15 a day what great value. We did several of the ferries to a variety of locations. Only fault if it could be described as that is that you have to come back to the main harbour port to...More

Thank Simon F
Reviewed yesterday

Was in Sydney for the weekend to visit a girlfriend and she bought me a seasons ticket and we hopped on and off like a bus on water. Great fun.

Thank SweetM0lly
Reviewed yesterday

Many trips at Circular Quay to choose from but after due consideration decided on Captain Cook Cruises. Very happy with their range of trips and prices were reasonable. Does what it says on the tin. Would definitely use Captain Cook Cruises again on our next...More

Thank sueappleby37
Reviewed yesterday

Super easy ride and worth the trip! Lovely "beach" village with wonderful shops and restaurants. And if you're looking for souvenirs, the prices are much better than any you'll find in Sydney.

1  Thank profginsburg
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ferries are a great way to get around the harbour and see some more of the city's iconic landmarks. We were staying near Circular Quay and travelled to Manly, Barangaroo (sailing under the harbour bridge) and Rose Bay. All the ferries were right on...More

Thank Aldolara
Reviewed yesterday

Taking the ferries across the harbour to different destinations is a highlight of visiting Sydney. Service is frequent and generally on time. If you plan to take more than one ferry trip it pays to purchase an Opal card (available at ticket offices and some...More

1  Thank Naomi S
Reviewed yesterday

We took the ferry from Manly to Sydney Circular Quay. Keep your party together. Does get very crowded especially when getting onto land. They run like clockwork and does not take long to get to your destination. Find a seat that gives a good view...More

Thank nola1961
Reviewed yesterday

Great way to go around Sydney. Even for a person with a delicate stomach like mine (I get seasick very easily). The ferries are very comfy and easy to get on and get off.

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 2 days ago

A one way trip from Darling Harbor to the Opera house is $7,10 for one person. I thought that was expensive. But after four days in Sydney with a few exceptions is very expensive. Saying all that I thought it was the best way to...More

Thank davcarl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great, inexpensive way to see Sydney. Barangaroo ferry to circular quay then ferry to Manly covers much of Harbour, you travel under the Bridge; see the Heads. Enjoy fish & chips at Manly.

Thank Leanne H
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Toni S
13 January 2018|
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Response from Maureen T | Reviewed this property |
You have to get off & then get back on as you need an Opal card that you scan on & off.
10 January 2018|
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Response from Chris T | Reviewed this property |
We picked ours up at the airport as we arrived, but as others have noted you have many options for buying the card. Once you buy it I recommend you download the iPhone or Android app for the Opal Card. With it you can... More
18 December 2017|
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Response from Funky_da_junky | Reviewed this property |
Highly recommend catching the ferry at circular quay and going to manly, you will get a superb view of the bridge and opera house and it’s a lovely cruise that takes around 20 minutes each way. Manly is a vibrant area with... More