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Sydney Ferries

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Address: | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 8113 5400

Sydney Ferries is a public transport agency, providing ferry services on...

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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Very reliable service

After we got a handle on how the schedules worked, we loved the ferrys. They offer convenient reliable transportation, and nice views of the harbor.

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Wichita, Kansas
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33 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After we got a handle on how the schedules worked, we loved the ferrys. They offer convenient reliable transportation, and nice views of the harbor.

Thank Enginerd_Mike
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

You must take at least one trip on the ferries... All boats were good, clean and had plenty of seating...

Thank Joanne C
Carnarvon, Australia
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When we first got to Sydney booked into hotel after a bit went for a walk along Darling Harbour..go talking to a guy ...he was a water taxi ...he took us to the opera house was expensive something like $60 stupid us thought it was there and back but not he dropped us off when I asked about getting back... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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So easy to catch one of these dinosaurs, so easy to workout where to go, where to get off and crew are always so friendly. The only way to travel in Sydney!

Thank joff s
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Timetables easy to read at the wharf or google. Staff were nice when asked questions. Nice way to see the most beautiful harbour in the world cheaply.

Thank Lynette G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

With the OPAL travel card, taking the ferry is easy. OPAL card has a maximum spend of $15 per day ($2.50 on Sundays), irrespective of how much you travel on that day. We took the ferry from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour (as it went under the Harbour bridge)

Thank Damanig
Newcastle, Australia
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Wow, what a spectacular journey on a fabulous May Day! We stayed in Sydney for the opening weekend of Vivid. We decided to take the ferry from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay & return. We got off the ferry at Watsons Bay to have lunch & drinks whilst relaxing looking at the beach & views. Well worth going on the... More 

Thank Cathie M
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I caught the Sydney to Manly Ferry and the views are just incredible. The worlds most beautiful and natural harbour. You will begin your journey from Circular Quay where you will see amazing views of the city then as you go along pristine shore lines, blue water and sunshine.

Thank joshpeters2015
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Instead of taking a sightseeing cruise, we took a local ferry to Manley Beach. It was a wonderful trip

Thank WorldTravler1946
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You don't have to pay a fortune for a harbour cruise and this service will take you everywhere. The glamour trip is probably from Circular Quay to Manly across the heads, but there are many other route, including the river-cat to Parramatta which cover the many bays and districts around this magnificent waterway.

Thank Wanderering1

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