The Best Kid-Friendly Sydney Harbour Cruises

family-friendly Sydney Harbour Cruises

Now you already know that Sydney has one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world.

From, North and South Heads in the east to the head of Parramatta River, Sydney Harbour is 19km long and has an area of  55 km².

The shores of Sydney Harbour has many bays, beaches and inlets and stretch a staggering 317 kilometres. 

Any day out on the water is a joy if you ask me.

But having said that, we have had a few low moments when taking our kids out on Sydney Harbour cruises. A Middle Harbour cruise with a completely hyperactive two and a half year old with an urge to climb and no fear of heights was just a touch stressful.

We’ve had some fab times too.

A Tall Ship Family Pirate Cruise on Sydney Harbour two pirates

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I’ve also enjoyed a Sydney Harbour Lunchtime Cruise with a dear friend – and no kids!

A Tall Ship Family Pirate Cruise on Sydney Harbour

There are all sorts of other options to and here are some that sound great for families:

Captain Cook’s Hop On Hop Off Ferry Pass

Majestic Cruises One Hour Cruise

The Manly Ferry 

The Parramatta Rivercat

Sydney Harbour Ferries operate the last two and lots of people would say that simply zipping around the harbour by ferry is the best cruise of all.

Do check out the Sydney harbour Ferries blog Beyond The Wharf for lots of ideas of what to do around Sydney Harbour.

I’d alsways advise families with young kids to go for a shorter cruise. Children do get bored and even though the ferry commentary will interest adults, it might not hold kids attention for long.

Kid-centric cruises like the Pirate Cruise really are terrific options. They’re expensive though, so an infrequent treat whereas a simple ferry trip can be both cheap and cheerful

Parramatta Rivercat

The route from Circular Quay to Parramatta


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Do you have any questions about Sydney Harbour cruises?

If you’ve been on a cruise, would you recommend it to other families?

Keep cruisin’

Seana xx




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Posted on: January 4, 2016

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