Convicts, Castles and Champagne - Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise and Goat Island Tour

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Enjoy a fun and engaging guided convict history tour on limited access Goat Island. Savor your delicious buffet lunch (with bubbly) in peaceful surroundings overlooking picturesque Sydney Harbour. Sit back and relax as you cruise past and learn about Sydney icons and the most prestigious and historic waterside "castles."

Description

The three most captivating prisoner stories of the world - Alcatraz, the Tower of London, and Convict Sydney. The Convicts, Castle and Champagne lunch tour is a unique and personal guided harbour tour that gives you the chance to get up close and personal with Sydney's colorful convict history.

We head towards Goat Island, where we will walk in the footsteps of Australia's early convicts. During the tour, your guide will engage you with tales of punishment, deaths and escape while visiting the country's most important and intact convict-buildings, an 1800s military gun powder magazine, the soldier's barracks complex and Sydney's oldest Water Police Station.

We'll be cruising past some of the wealthiest and most prestigious suburbs in Australia and take in the harbour side castles. Here, you'll be able to see the most expensive property in the county as well as learn about the history of the beautiful Kirribilli House and Admiralty House.

You can sit back, relax and have a chilled glass of bubbly during the cruise or while in the island.

Guided Tour Highlights

  • Fascinating convict buildings and stories on restricted access harbour island

  • Sydney icons viewed from the harbour including the Opera House and Harbour Bridge

  • Historic Sydney Harbour and surroundings including first settlement sites

  • Fabulous "castles" of the rich and famous

Menu

Menus are subject to change to ensure fresh produce of premium quality. Please specify if you are a vegetarian upon booking.

Please Note

  • Rain ponchos are available for purchase onboard.

  • Boat is not wheelchair accessible.

  • The walking tour is an easy 1.5 kilometer walk with some inclines. It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes. No stiletto high heels.

*Cruise Departure Points

The cruise departs from Campbell Cove EXCEPT on the following dates when the tour departs from Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon (subject to change):

October - 20, 22, 29, 30

November - 02, 09, 13, 16, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26

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

Cancellation Policy

  • All sales are final and non-refundable but are transferable to another person for the same scheduled sail date and time. Bookings can only be changed up to 7 days prior to the original sail date and a rebooking fee will be charged.

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

  • If weather conditions, mechanical problems or other factors cause the Master to cancel the sail, the operator will 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.

Includes

  • Entry fee to Goat Island

  • Donation to the National Parks and Wildlife Service

  • Lunch

  • English-speaking guide
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Campbells Cove Departure

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Entry fee to Goat Island Donation to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Lunch English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 12:50

    Meet Your Guide at Campbells Cove

  • Goat Island Convict Buildings

    Take a guided tour around Goat Island which houses the country's most important and intact convict-buildings. Hear the fascinating stories of punishment, deaths and escape. Visit different parts of the island such as the soldier's barracks complex and Sydney's oldest Water Police Station.

  • Castles on the Harbor

    After your tour of the historical island, continue cruising around the harbor and see one of the wealthiest areas in Australia. See the most expensive property in the country where movie stars and business tycoons live. Learn about the history of the beautiful Kirribilli House and Admiralty House.

  • Harbor Cruise Lunch and Champagne

    Sit back and relax as you see take in the amazing scenery along the harbor. As you admire the beauty of the cityscape, enjoy a buffet lunch with champagne, juices or water.

  • 16:00

    Tour Disbands at Campbells Cove

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Walsh Bay Departures

Duration: 3:30 hour(s)
Available: Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Entry fee to Goat Island Donation to the National Parks and Wildlife Service Lunch English-speaking guide

Schedule

  • 12:50

    Meet Your Guide at Campbells Cove

  • Goat Island Convict Buildings

    Take a guided tour around Goat Island which houses the country's most important and intact convict-buildings. Hear the fascinating stories of punishment, deaths and escape. Visit different parts of the island such as the soldier's barracks complex and Sydney's oldest Water Police Station.

  • Castles on the Harbor

    After your tour of the historical island, continue cruising around the harbor and see one of the wealthiest areas in Australia. See the most expensive property in the country where movie stars and business tycoons live. Learn about the history of the beautiful Kirribilli House and Admiralty House.

  • Harbor Cruise Lunch and Champagne

    Sit back and relax as you see take in the amazing scenery along the harbor. As you admire the beauty of the cityscape, enjoy a buffet lunch with champagne, juices or water.

  • 16:00

    Tour Disbands at Campbells Cove

This was a really fun excursion to end our holiday and the stories told on the tour were fascinating.. the tour providers made it very fun. It was great to visit Goat Island and have views on the city from another direction, plus it feels very secluded so quite special when you are there having your lunch.

Samantha & Steve

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Schedule

  • 12:50

    Meet Your Guide at Campbells Cove

  • Goat Island Convict Buildings

    Take a guided tour around Goat Island which houses the country's most important and intact convict-buildings. Hear the fascinating stories of punishment, deaths and escape. Visit different parts of the island such as the soldier's barracks complex and Sydney's oldest Water Police Station.

  • Castles on the Harbor

    After your tour of the historical island, continue cruising around the harbor and see one of the wealthiest areas in Australia. See the most expensive property in the country where movie stars and business tycoons live. Learn about the history of the beautiful Kirribilli House and Admiralty House.

  • Harbor Cruise Lunch and Champagne

    Sit back and relax as you see take in the amazing scenery along the harbor. As you admire the beauty of the cityscape, enjoy a buffet lunch with champagne, juices or water.

  • 16:00

    Tour Disbands at Campbells Cove

  • (For Check-In) Campbell Cove (Campbell's Cove Jetty, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) Time: 12:50:00

  • (For Check-Out) Campbell Cove (Campbell's Cove Jetty, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) Time: 16:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Campbell Cove (Campbell's Cove Jetty, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) Time: 12:50:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Campbell Cove (Campbell's Cove Jetty, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) Time: 16:00:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Walking shoes

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • Rain ponchos are available for purchase onboard.

  • Boat is not wheelchair accessible.

  • The walking tour is an easy 1.5 kilometer walk with some inclines. It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes. No stiletto high heels.

  • All sales are final and non-refundable but are transferable to another person for the same scheduled sail date and time.

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

  • If weather conditions, mechanical problems or other factors cause the Master to cancel the sail, the operator will 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.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 15.

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Reviews

This was a really fun excursion to end our holiday and the stories told on the tour were fascinating.. the tour providers made it ...very fun. It was great to visit Goat Island and have views on the city from another direction, plus it feels very secluded so quite special when you are there having your lunch. more

Samantha & Steve

The Tour was very well organised. Both Couriers were very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and considerate of their guests and the c...onservation of Goat Island. Lunch too was well organised, delicious and quite sufficient. Thank you. more

Michelle

Cancellation Policy

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

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