Sydney Harbour Snooze and Cruise - Tall Ship Overnight with Goat Island Convict Tour

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Don't miss out on this authentic sailing adventure! Enjoy an overnight cruise aboard the Soren Larsen tall ship and get an exclusive guided convict tour of the historic Goat Island.

Highlights
  • Board a tall ship and sail around Sydney Harbour
  • Enjoy live entertainment, drinks and an array of finger food
  • Climb the mast to the crows nest and enjoy the view from above the sails
  • Spend the night onboard in a secret location with spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House
  • Have hot buffet breakfast with the captain
  • Become crew member for a day and participate in sailing activities
  • Learn about sharks and Sydney’s diverse marine life
  • Visit Goat Island and go on a fascinating Convicts Tour
  • Pose at the ship's helm and take the photo home as a memento

Description

Join us for a unique sleepover on the magnificent Soren Larsen Tall Ship, and wake up to spectacular views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House!

Itinerary/Activities

DAY 1

Board tall ship 15 mins prior to sailing

17:30 - Two hour Twilight Dinner Cruise with live music and all drinks included, OR

19:45 - Three hour Wine and Canapes Cruise with a substantial and delicious meal with all drinks.

Please be advised that guests will not have the option to choose the dinner cruise as it would be dependent on the sailing schedule. Exact departure time will be advised upon booking.

During the cruise, you'll have the opportunity to climb the mast, provided you haven't had any alcoholic drinks yet. After the cruise, you will relax on board surrounded by stunning views. Your host will bring you drinks and a selection of cheese and biscuits will be available.

Overnight stay at Soren Larsen

DAY 2

07:00 - Buffet breakfast (served at the upper saloon). During breakfast, the captain will share stories about the Soren Larsen and her offshore adventures, as well as tales about life at sea in the past and in the present.

08:00 - Tall ship real sailing adventure. Get hands on experience or choose to just sit back and watch all the action in the rigging as the square sails are set. Everyone is welcome to get involved in hoisting the sails and an optional personal one-on-one tall ship sailing coaching from the crew is available. During this time, you'll also learn about Sydney Harbour's marine life. Your knowledgeable host will provide you with fascinating insights and information about the harbour's sea life with a special focus on sharks.

09:00 - Guided convict tour of historic Goat Island. Walk in the footsteps of Australia's early convicts. Enjoy a guided tour of the island that contains some of Australia's most important and intact convict-built buildings. Your host will engage you with tales of punishment, deaths and escape whilst you visit sites such as the amazing early 1800s military gun powder magazine and solders' barracks complex.

10:30 - Transfer to Swan Tall Ship. We'll depart Goat Island aboard the Southern Swan Tall Ship.

11:00 - Arrival and disembark at Campbell's Cove.

Please Note

  • Passengers under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

  • The above schedule is a guide only and timings are subject to change.

  • The Twilight Dinner Cruise and Wine and Canapes Cruise is shared with passengers who will not be staying overnight.

  • Please be advised that guests will not have the option to choose the dinner cruise as it would be dependent on the sailing schedule. Exact departure time will be advised upon booking.

  • Vegetarian and gluten-free breakfast options are available, but must be requested at least 48 hours before departure date. Bringing of own food and drink is strictly prohibited.

  • The dinner cruises are usually held on board the Soren Larsen tall ship, but are occasionally held on the Southern Swan.

  • There is a smoking area designated by the captain on deck. Smoking below deck is strictly forbidden.

  • Duvets, linen and bath towel are supplied by the ship.

  • Shared facilities include short fresh hot showers.

  • Camera and video charging is available on board however, guests must bring their own adaptors. Please note that the ship is fitted with standard Australian three-pin plugs with 220-230 volts AC and 24 volts DC.

  • The Goat Island tour is a 1.5 kilometer walking tour that includes several steep inclines. It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes.

  • Please dress in warm clothes as it tends to cool down in the evening. It is recommended you bring a hat, waterproof jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen and toiletries.

  • Tour will be operated with a maximum of 22 guests.

  • Tour is approximately 15-17 hours, depending on the available departure time.

  • Cruise operates in all weather conditions. However, the local tour operator reserves the right to cancel cruises due to severe and unsafe weather conditions, or other circumstances beyond their control. Guests will be contacted in advance for rescheduling in the event of cancellation.

  • Cancellation or change of date is not allowed once booking is confirmed. All sales are final and non-refundable.

*Cruise Departure Points

The cruise departs from Campbell Cove EXCEPT on the following dates when the tour departs from Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon:

2017

October - 20, 22, 29, 30

November - 09, 13, 19, 21, 24, 26

December - 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 12, 15, 17, 20, 21, 24, 29, 30

2018

January: 02, 04, 10, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 22, 23, 27, 30

February: 02, 03, 04, 05, 09, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 25, 26

March: 05, 08, 09, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30

April: 05, 08, 11, 15, 16, 22

September: 15, 27

October: 10, 20, 23, 27, 29

November: 02, 05, 07, 08, 14, 16, 18, 23, 24, 27, 28

December: 02, 06, 08, 12, 18, 22, 23, 29, 30

Includes

  • Local beers, bubbly, soft drinks, juices and water

  • Overnight accommodation on Søren Larsen

  • Breakfast buffet

  • Dinner

  • English-speaking guide
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Twin Sharing Cabin

Duration: 15:30 - 17:30 hour(s)
Available: Fri
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Local beers, bubbly, soft drinks, juices and water Overnight accommodation on Søren Larsen Breakfast buffet Dinner English-speaking guide

Schedule

Starting time: 17:45 - 20:00 (Show more)
  • Day 1
  • 17:30

    Depart from Campbell's Cove

  • Dinner Cruise (subject to change)

    Have a relaxing evening cruise aboard an authentic tall ship. See the beautiful night lights of Sydney's biggest attractions while enjoying a tasty meal with drinks for a special evening experience.

    Please note that your start time may vary depending on the availability of the evening cruise.

  • Overnight Stay on Søren Larsen

    Spend the night on the famous tall ship, the Søren Larsen. Feel the perfection the cruise as you relax in one of the ship's classy cabins.

  • Day 2
  • Breakfast with the Captain

    Join the captain for a delicious breakfast of tasty bacon, eggs, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh bread with tea and coffee on deck as he share some stories about the Søren Larsen and its glorious adventures.

  • Tall Ship Sailing Experience

    Take part and enjoy all the action in setting the sail, have a personal coaching on sailing from the crew and experience the thrill of a lifetime as you climb the mast, the highest point on the ship, to see the real beauty of the harbour in the morning.

  • Goat Island Convict Tour

    Discover the historic side of the Goat Island as you walk in the footsteps of Australia's early convicts. Admire the significant convict-built buildings, 1800s military gun powder magazine and soldiers’ barracks while hearing the historical stories from your guide.

  • 11:00

    Check-out at Campbell's Cove

  • Day 1
  • 19:45

    Depart from Campbell's Cove

  • Dinner Cruise (subject to change)

    Have a relaxing evening cruise aboard an authentic tall ship. See the beautiful night lights of Sydney's biggest attractions while enjoying a tasty meal with drinks for a special evening experience.

    Please note that your start time may vary depending on the availability of the evening cruise.

  • Overnight Stay on Søren Larsen

    Spend the night on the famous tall ship, the Søren Larsen. Feel the perfection the cruise as you relax in one of the ship's classy cabins.

  • Day 2
  • Breakfast with the Captain

    Join the captain for a delicious breakfast of tasty bacon, eggs, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh bread with tea and coffee on deck as he share some stories about the Søren Larsen and its glorious adventures.

  • Tall Ship Sailing Experience

    Take part and enjoy all the action in setting the sail, have a personal coaching on sailing from the crew and experience the thrill of a lifetime as you climb the mast, the highest point on the ship, to see the real beauty of the harbour in the morning.

  • Goat Island Convict Tour

    Discover the historic side of the Goat Island as you walk in the footsteps of Australia's early convicts. Admire the significant convict-built buildings, 1800s military gun powder magazine and soldiers’ barracks while hearing the historical stories from your guide.

  • 11:00

    Check-out at Campbell's Cove

Adult ( Age & over ) From
Quad Sharing Cabin

Duration: 15:30 - 17:30 hour(s)
Available: Fri
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Local beers, bubbly, soft drinks, juices and water Overnight accommodation on Søren Larsen Breakfast buffet Dinner English-speaking guide

Schedule

Starting time: 17:45 - 20:00 (Show more)
  • Day 1
  • 17:30

    Depart from Campbell's Cove

  • Dinner Cruise (subject to change)

    Have a relaxing evening cruise aboard an authentic tall ship. See the beautiful night lights of Sydney's biggest attractions while enjoying a tasty meal with drinks for a special evening experience.

    Please note that your start time may vary depending on the availability of the evening cruise.

  • Overnight Stay on Søren Larsen

    Spend the night on the famous tall ship, the Søren Larsen. Feel the perfection the cruise as you relax in one of the ship's classy cabins.

  • Day 2
  • Breakfast with the Captain

    Join the captain for a delicious breakfast of tasty bacon, eggs, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh bread with tea and coffee on deck as he share some stories about the Søren Larsen and its glorious adventures.

  • Tall Ship Sailing Experience

    Take part and enjoy all the action in setting the sail, have a personal coaching on sailing from the crew and experience the thrill of a lifetime as you climb the mast, the highest point on the ship, to see the real beauty of the harbour in the morning.

  • Goat Island Convict Tour

    Discover the historic side of the Goat Island as you walk in the footsteps of Australia's early convicts. Admire the significant convict-built buildings, 1800s military gun powder magazine and soldiers’ barracks while hearing the historical stories from your guide.

  • 11:00

    Check-out at Campbell's Cove

  • Day 1
  • 19:45

    Depart from Campbell's Cove

  • Dinner Cruise (subject to change)

    Have a relaxing evening cruise aboard an authentic tall ship. See the beautiful night lights of Sydney's biggest attractions while enjoying a tasty meal with drinks for a special evening experience.

    Please note that your start time may vary depending on the availability of the evening cruise.

  • Overnight Stay on Søren Larsen

    Spend the night on the famous tall ship, the Søren Larsen. Feel the perfection the cruise as you relax in one of the ship's classy cabins.

  • Day 2
  • Breakfast with the Captain

    Join the captain for a delicious breakfast of tasty bacon, eggs, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh bread with tea and coffee on deck as he share some stories about the Søren Larsen and its glorious adventures.

  • Tall Ship Sailing Experience

    Take part and enjoy all the action in setting the sail, have a personal coaching on sailing from the crew and experience the thrill of a lifetime as you climb the mast, the highest point on the ship, to see the real beauty of the harbour in the morning.

  • Goat Island Convict Tour

    Discover the historic side of the Goat Island as you walk in the footsteps of Australia's early convicts. Admire the significant convict-built buildings, 1800s military gun powder magazine and soldiers’ barracks while hearing the historical stories from your guide.

  • 11:00

    Check-out at Campbell's Cove

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Schedule

Starting time: 17:45 - 20:00 (Show more)
  • Day 1
  • 17:30

    Depart from Campbell's Cove

  • Dinner Cruise (subject to change)

    Have a relaxing evening cruise aboard an authentic tall ship. See the beautiful night lights of Sydney's biggest attractions while enjoying a tasty meal with drinks for a special evening experience.

    Please note that your start time may vary depending on the availability of the evening cruise.

  • Overnight Stay on Søren Larsen

    Spend the night on the famous tall ship, the Søren Larsen. Feel the perfection the cruise as you relax in one of the ship's classy cabins.

  • Day 2
  • Breakfast with the Captain

    Join the captain for a delicious breakfast of tasty bacon, eggs, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh bread with tea and coffee on deck as he share some stories about the Søren Larsen and its glorious adventures.

  • Tall Ship Sailing Experience

    Take part and enjoy all the action in setting the sail, have a personal coaching on sailing from the crew and experience the thrill of a lifetime as you climb the mast, the highest point on the ship, to see the real beauty of the harbour in the morning.

  • Goat Island Convict Tour

    Discover the historic side of the Goat Island as you walk in the footsteps of Australia's early convicts. Admire the significant convict-built buildings, 1800s military gun powder magazine and soldiers’ barracks while hearing the historical stories from your guide.

  • 11:00

    Check-out at Campbell's Cove

  • Day 1
  • 19:45

    Depart from Campbell's Cove

  • Dinner Cruise (subject to change)

    Have a relaxing evening cruise aboard an authentic tall ship. See the beautiful night lights of Sydney's biggest attractions while enjoying a tasty meal with drinks for a special evening experience.

    Please note that your start time may vary depending on the availability of the evening cruise.

  • Overnight Stay on Søren Larsen

    Spend the night on the famous tall ship, the Søren Larsen. Feel the perfection the cruise as you relax in one of the ship's classy cabins.

  • Day 2
  • Breakfast with the Captain

    Join the captain for a delicious breakfast of tasty bacon, eggs, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and fresh bread with tea and coffee on deck as he share some stories about the Søren Larsen and its glorious adventures.

  • Tall Ship Sailing Experience

    Take part and enjoy all the action in setting the sail, have a personal coaching on sailing from the crew and experience the thrill of a lifetime as you climb the mast, the highest point on the ship, to see the real beauty of the harbour in the morning.

  • Goat Island Convict Tour

    Discover the historic side of the Goat Island as you walk in the footsteps of Australia's early convicts. Admire the significant convict-built buildings, 1800s military gun powder magazine and soldiers’ barracks while hearing the historical stories from your guide.

  • 11:00

    Check-out at Campbell's Cove

  • (For Check-In) Campbell's Cove Jetty (New South Wales 2000, Australia) Time: 17:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Campbell's Cove Jetty (New South Wales 2000, Australia) Time: 11:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Campbell's Cove Jetty (New South Wales 2000, Australia) Time: 17:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Campbell's Cove Jetty (New South Wales 2000, Australia) Time: 11:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Campbell's Cove Jetty (New South Wales 2000, Australia) Time: 19:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Campbell's Cove Jetty (New South Wales 2000, Australia) Time: 11:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Campbell's Cove Jetty (New South Wales 2000, Australia) Time: 19:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Campbell's Cove Jetty (New South Wales 2000, Australia) Time: 11:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
All Packages
  • All guests must be 15 years old and above to join the tour. Passengers under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Sharp heels are not allowed to be worn on board due to the ship's wooden deck.

Requirement(s) - Others
All Packages
  • Please call the activity provider 24 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • Dinner Cruise will be set based on availability. Exact departure time may vary and will be advised upon booking confirmation.

  • Please arrive before indicated departure time. A manifest will be done before boarding which starts 15 minutes prior to sailing time.

  • Cruises will sail in wet weather. Tickets will not be refunded due to rain. Please bring wet weather gear if it looks like to rain.

  • If weather conditions, mechanical problems or other factors cause the Master to cancel the sail, the activity provider shall be free from liability for failing to provide a service. Guests booked on regular scheduled sails will be issued with a gift certificate to be used within one year. No refunds will be made.

  • Shared facilities include hot showers and 220-230 volt AC and 24 volt DC electricity. Please note that power is very limited on the ship and only available for charging phones and cameras.

  • Vegetarian and special dietary needs can be catered for in advance.

  • Please bring warm clothes as there are no heaters in the rooms.

  • Smoking is permitted on the deck in a designated area by the captain. Please note that smoking below the deck is strictly forbidden.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 14.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Change Policy

Bookings can be transferred to another person for the same scheduled sail date and time. Changes can only be done up to 7 days prior to the activity with corresponding re-booking fee.

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