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First stop for seeing Sydney

If you really want to see this beautiful city shine, you can't beat a ferry ride on the Harbour... read more

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Jason G
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Great way to see the Harbour

I use the River Cat ferry to get into the city from time to time. However catching any of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you really want to see this beautiful city shine, you can't beat a ferry ride on the Harbour. Catch the Manly ferry to the beach, go to the zoo, or go to Watson's Bay for a lovely seafood lunch

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 2 days ago

I use the River Cat ferry to get into the city from time to time. However catching any of the ferries around the harbour is fun. Grab your opal card and go go go. You can pay for tourist cruises and commentary but if you...More

Thank Southborolass
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

These gems are found at circular quay. Right next door to the opera house at the departure wharf you'll find great snack food and busking. Best ferry to take is the manly ferry it goes right up the harbour so you get to see every...More

Thank darley47
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice trip to Manly on the ferry - got the train from Town Hall station and got off at Circular Quay. Using the Opal card means you don't have to mess around buying tickets. Take advantage of the discount for using other transport within a...More

Thank viv H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved it! The perfect tonic for an ten kilometre hike from the Spit Bridge to Manly Beach. A gorgeous sunshine didn't hurt as the glorious vessel edged past Mosman, Neutral Bay and Kirribilli House to Australia's oldest city centre. Cockatoo Island wasn't too shabby either....More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hop on hop off two day ticket with Captain Cook Cruises the way to go. You can hop on or off as many times as you like in the two day period. Ferry to the zoo, Darling harbour. Great service

Thank Debra D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Review written from a local's perspective, not a tourist. The ferries are adequate, they could use some refurbishments. The views and experience are really good. Practically, you need to leave much earlier to take advantage of a ferry, costs more and need to change more...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We take every opportunity we can whilst in Sydney to travel on the Sydney Ferries, to Manly, to Watsons Bay around to Darling Harbour etc. When the weather is fine there is little one can do that is more enjoyable then travell the Harbour

Thank thejoneses4218
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful way to see the city. Efficient friendly staff, low cost, convenient and an excellent way to see the sights of Sydney harbour and surrounds

Thank gerberas2005
Reviewed 4 days ago

A fabulous way to see Sydney from the water. We spent a couple of days on the Ferries and every single staff member was helpful, friendly and just seemed to be enjoying themselves making it a really positive experience. Really easy to figure out but...More

Thank Mj W
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26 June 2018|
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Response from Ray E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get on and off the ferry at anytime you like. Also you can get on and off the buses and trains anytime you like and resume your travel, with the OPAL card
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19 March 2018|
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Response from Nishantha P | Reviewed this property |
Yes your right!!!