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Sydney Harbour Boat Tours

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Address: Rose Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 404 026 678
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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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You must do this!!!

This is absolutely a great tour! My husband and our two kids took this tour. It was so personalized because it is a smaller boat and Andrew, the owner, is so knowledgeable, fun... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hotstuff2016
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Scottsdale, Arizona

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Calgary, Alberta
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114 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is absolutely a great tour! My husband and our two kids took this tour. It was so personalized because it is a smaller boat and Andrew, the owner, is so knowledgeable, fun and kind. It is such a unique way to see Sydney and the harbour. We took a Sydney land day tour the day before this, and Andrew's... More 

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2 Thank Hotstuff2016
sydneyharbourboat, Owner at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Linda, Marty and kids. We had a picture perfect day and the beach all to ourselves, plus the penguins. It certainly helps getting people on my boat who write reviews and experience the tour. I'm glad you had a good day on the boat, and I could throw in some wildlife as well. (Dolphins Penguins)... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you Andrew for a fun filled day on the harbour, we had a ball. Loved your stories, knowledge and humour. There's nothing like a westerly to keep the day interesting! You won't be disappointed if you book this tour, it's informative, fun and very inclusive. Loved every minute of it! Helen, Tony and Alide

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1 Thank Fish096
sydneyharbourboat, Owner at Sydney Harbour Boat Tours, responded to this review

Hello Dutchies! Thanks for taking the time to write a great review, yes the westerly did get us that day and the old splash of water. Its a pity we didn't have a picture/weather perfect day but I think all the laughing on board phased that out. Come out again and I hope to have some more stories, or tell... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I first did this tour on my first trip to Sydney 4 years ago. I had such a great time that when I returned to Sydney last month I had to do it again and I enjoyed it just as much the second time. Andrew is a great guy and a very knowledgeable tour guide and really goes out of... More 

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

Hi Lisa, Great to catch up with you again four years later. I hope I had some more stories for you, I'm always looking for them. Repeat business is great even if it only comes back 4 years later. I hope you had just as good of a time this time. Pity about the Fish Markets I wish they would... More 

Hampden, MA
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

This was a 5 star tour before we even arrived in Sydney. We had already booked a 9 AM bridge climb that would not be over until 10:45 which was more than an hour after the usual starting time for the Harbour tour. Andrew said "no problem" and began the tour later that day in order to accommodate the 6... More 

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

G'day Rich, Thanks for bringing your gang out! What a great day, I know its going to be a good day when everyone is talking to each other before we get to the boat. Not a problem with the delayed pick up, I had an extra hours sleep in. Feel free to come out again when your back from States.... More 

Brooks, Canada
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Great tour with an informative guide!! Very fun! Small groups. The smaller boat can get into all the little areas and beaches. Our tour guide Andrew was amazing and you could tell he really loved doing these tours. He was full of great stories about some of seaside homes and their owners. Great value for a a day trip, which... More 

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

HI Anne, Thanks for taking the time to write a review, and thanks for coming out on the boat. "Manly Island" Haha I like it! Manly always throws people out, though its not an island. Great place for a stop, and so are the other stops. Come again some time/ More 

Saint Paul
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21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

We were looking for a small group boat tour of Sydney Harbour that would cover more than the bridge to Opera House area. Sydney Harbour Boat Tour explores the entire harbour from Manly Beach to Darling Harbour and more. The boat was comfortable and transversed the harbour without undue motion. Our guide Andrew was very knowledgeable and had great background... More 

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

Thanks Zelzer, Sorry but I can't remember a Zelzer on my tour, but that's obviously your TA name. Great to see you made the time to write us a review. Please come again, you never get sick of this office! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

If you want a more casual, intimate, fun tour of the harbour, on a boat that can maneuver into the coves and beaches, with a guide who will keep you smiling with great stories and a few surprises - this is the one! And it's an incredible value for a full day excursion including lunch.

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

Hi Peter, Thanks for the great review, pity the weather was all over the place that day and the Bush Fire at Store Beach almost smoked us out. But Quarantine Beach around the point was just as good, and gave you and your guests an insight to our colonial past. Come out again some time. Andrew More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

The day we did Sydney Harbour boat tours could easily be the most memorable day of our Australia trip. For overseas tourists like us, the courtesy pick up and drop service was of great help as it could have been stressful to find our way to the location. Andrew, the tour operator, is such a wonderful ambassador for Sydney. He... More 

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

Thanks Doc and Doc, great to have you on the boat on this day. And thanks for writing a great review, great day and great people on board. Hope its not to busy back at work for you. Come out anytime! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

This tour has the benefits of a small group. The tour host was very informative and also fun with plenty of laughs. He took us to some great spots on the Sydney harbour for some great photo opportunities. We had a very nice lunch and even a couple of beers. We also stopped at a really nice secluded beach for... More 

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

Thanks for the review, its always nice getting adventurous people on board, who do not like the big charter boats and tours. The reason why I started it up in the first place so people could get a more personalised tour! More 

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