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Address: Festival Pontoon, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9280 1110
08:00 - 18:00
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Sydney By Sail provides a range of sailing activities on Sydney Harbour....

Sydney By Sail provides a range of sailing activities on Sydney Harbour. From 3 hour Scheduled Sailing Tours to Overnight Romantic Packages and Skippered/Bareboat Charters we can cater for everyone's sailing desires. A great way to experience Sydney's most famous landmarks and iconic buildings from a different perspective, you can take part in the sailing or sit back and relax!!

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Amazing experience! Highly recommended!!

This was one of the best experiences we had while in Sydney. Long, our tour guide was very knowledgable about the boat and the harbour and was able to answer any questions we had... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Katie H

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was one of the best experiences we had while in Sydney. Long, our tour guide was very knowledgable about the boat and the harbour and was able to answer any questions we had. He also customized our tour based on what we wanted to see around the harbour. We did an afternoon tour on a hot day, so he... More 

Thank Katie H
Somerset West, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

There is nothing quite like sailing around Sydney harbour. My husband and I had a great afternoon out on the water. Skipper was full of knowledge and very attentive. Would highly recommend, could not fault our experience.Thanks Sydney By Sail !

1 Thank TachlessCps
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My partner surprised me last year for the couples overnight stay on the harbour. We were overjoyed with the quality of the vessel and the excellent service of Ed and our skipper. So much so that we decided to charter a boat for New Years Eve on the harbour this year with our family and friends. Wow!! What an experience!... More 

2 Thank AussieTrotter
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I did various Sailing courses at Sydney by Sail. Ed Penn, could not have been more accommodating and an all round great guy to work with. All the Teachers were very knowledgeable & thorough, I highly recommend Sydney by Sail. I will be back next year to continue more classes with them. All The Best Bobby

Thank bobbytrip2016
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were in Sidney one week ago for our honeymoon. When we arrived weather conditions were very poor it was cold and raining so we asked if it was possible to shift to another day. They cheated us saying it was predicted showers for the next 2 days which was not true as we stayed and it was sunny. The... More 

Thank Romiomy
Camden Park, Australia
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Reviewed 6 February 2016

Went on the twilight sail last Friday with my husband and daughter. We had never been on a sail boat before and did not know exactly what to expect. The experience was exhilarating probably because my husband was at the wheel!! Scared us half to death. I think we were the only ones frightened of falling into the water when... More 

Thank Ingrid S
SydneyBySail, Owner at Sydney By Sail Day Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely feedback. So glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Would thoroughly recommend using these guys. Bruce gave us an awesome sailing experience watching the sun go down over the Sydney harbour bridge and opera house. The perfect end to our holiday in Oz.

Thank Sibs7546
SydneyBySail, General Manager at Sydney By Sail Day Charters, responded to this review

Great thanks soo much. See you again soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

With my daughter, son in law and grandson, we finally took to sails. A bit expensive, but worth the three hours. Seven years old, 47 or 77. It was a beautiful sunny day, crisp breeze, young Captain Johnny and 6 other Yanks. Most took the helm, including my grandson with a lesson from Johnny. Past the bridge, past the opera,... More 

Thank Jimgo
Atlanta, Georgia
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

I stumbled on these guys while I was touring the Maritime Museum and thought I would give them a shot. What an experience! Second only to the BridgeClimb - if the weather is decent, everyone should do both of these things if nothing else while visiting. It was nice to sail close to the beaches, sail under Sydney Harbour Bridge... More 

Thank Mark H
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 23 December 2015

I have completed the Crew Certificate with Sydney by Sail in 2015. The instructors were all very competent and provided very clear explanations consistently. I highly recommend this company to anyone who wants a professional well balanced course which integrates theory and practice. Sailing with them in Sydney Harbour was a unique experience! Dominique from Switzerland

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SydneyBySail, General Manager at Sydney By Sail Day Charters, responded to this review

Thanks Dominique. Really appreciate the feedback More 

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