Convicts Castles and Champagne Cruise

Meals included
Fitness level low
Intensity level low
4.56 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Guided tour on Goat Island
Tasty lunch served on-board
Bubbly juices and water
Famous Sydney Harbour sights
Scenic cruise
A great & informative day out
or 4 payments of $24.75 with more info

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Sun, Jul 21, 2024

What you can expect

Set sail on Sydney Harbour on this great value cruise past all the essential Sydney icons including the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge - all while relaxing and enjoying champagne! Relax and enjoy delicious finger food buffet in a tranquil setting while overlooking the city and the glittering waters on a sunny afternoon while taking in the views of the harbour from a different perspective. Spend 3 hours aboard the vessel as well as a unique guided tour of Goat Island to really discover the convict history of Sydney. Here you'll witness convict buildings, as well as first settlement sites.

Your friendly crew and guides will wow you with their knowledge of the area and share fascinating stories and facts about the Sydney of both today and the past. You'll also be given personal headsets so you can easily hear your guide's commentary as you cruise on this historic traditional vessel. With a max of 35 people, you can be sure that this cruise and tour is personalised enough for you to receive the attention you deserve. Enjoy a glass of your favourite, take in the wonderful sights of the harbour and enjoy this unique cruise experience.


What you need to know

  • 3 hour Sydney Harbour Cruise on the historic traditional vessel
  • Fully guided tour of fascinating convict buildings and stories on Goat Island
  • Professional local tour guide to share fascinating stories and facts about Sydney
  • Sydney icons viewed from the harbour including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge and surrounds including first settlement sites
  • See fabulous “castles“ of the rich and famous
  • Delicious freshly prepared substantial finger food lunch
  • Personalised small tour group guaranteed (maximum 35 per tour group)
  • Hotel transfers
  • Cruises usually depart from Campbell's Cove, The Rocks, between 9.45am-10.30am. You must call the operator to confirm exact time and location (contact details will be on your confirmation after booking)
What To Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes for the Goat Island tour
  • Jacket
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Wet weather gear if it looks like rain
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of cruise
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - If you are unable to print, vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Vessel subject to change without notice

Recent reviews

4.56 reviews

We booked the Convicts Castles and Champagne Cruise for Sunday

We booked the Convicts Castles and Champagne Cruise for Sunday, 22/4/18. The booking was easy to do and cheaper than direct with the supplier. The day was gorgeous. We boarded the Southern Swan Tall Ship at Walsh Bay and Keegan was our tour guide. We were immediately provided with unlimited champagne and juice and canapes whilst cruising to Goat Island. Keegan provided informative historical commentary for about 1.5 hours around Goat Island. Upon re-boarding the Southern Swan, we were provided with a delicious hot and cold buffet lunch consisting of 3 different salads, hot chicken dish, hot vegetarian dish and rice. The champagne and juice were still flowing freely. Whilst having lunch, we enjoyed a cruise along Sydney Harbour under the Harbour Bridge, past the Opera House and around Fort Denison, returning to Walsh Bay. The overall cruise and service was exceptional and we'd recommend it to anyone.

Charmaine about 6 years ago

Loved the tour

Loved the tour. Enjoyed Goat Island and great commentary from our tour guide Grace. Tall ship was a new experience, ample food and drink.

Steven and Candice almost 10 years ago

Friendly crew

Friendly crew, lovely old ship, an Interesting tour of Goat Island and surprisingly good value - especially if you like a glass or two of sparkling! Although living in Sydney, neither my wife nor I had been to Goats Island so we played 'tourist' for half a day and thoroughly enjoyed it. The ship is genuine, 'the real deal' (it's fully rigged but uses the engine for this trip). We'd no sooner left the quay than the bar was 'open' and we were sipping sparkling as we motored under the stern of Queen Elizabeth, towering above us. Passengers on the decks looked down with a hint of envy; so they should! Pretty soon we were at Goat Island and a personable & experienced guide showed us the sights and recounted its history complete with legends, stories & tall tales - all good stuff! (note: a bit of walking but nothing too strenuous) Then back to the ship and a short cruise down the glorious harbour as we sipped yet more wine (beer, soft drinks if you prefer) and dined on a simple but tasty bbq. All too soon we were back at the quay, a bunch of happy campers/sailors. Verdict: Great experience & top value!

Ian over 10 years ago

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