“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 F., Qatar – See more reviews
What To Expect
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.
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
Menus are subject to change to ensure fresh produce of premium quality. Please specify if you are a vegetarian upon booking.
Entry fee to Goat Island
Lunch with bubbly, juices and water
Tips and gratuities
Rain ponchos are available for purchase onboard.
Boat is not wheelchair accessible.
The cruise departs from Campbell Cove EXCEPT on the following dates when the tour departs from Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon (subject to change):
March - 09, 23
April - 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 09, 13, 19, 20, 22
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
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.
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2 hours and 30 minutes
5 hours and 30 minutes