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Iconic Sydney: Harbour Cruise with Lunch at the Fish Market
- Harbor cruise: On this intimate trip, limited to 15 guests, you'll tour one of the world's most beautiful harbors, while your captain entertains and informs you.
- Top sights: See the best views of this stunning harbor city, including the famous Sydney Opera House, majestic Harbour Bridge, and historic Fort Denison.
- Lunch and free time: Dock at the Fish Market and join the activity. You'll have a $25 lunch voucher to order your choice of menu items at a popular restaurant.
About This Sydney Tour
Get ready to cruise into the iconic image of Sydney – and of Australia. This unforgettable tour takes in the fantastic sights around the harbor and gives you new insights into the heritage of this vibrant waterfront city.
The historic fortress in the harbor's center has seen it all. It was just a rocky island in 1788 when English convicts were confined here in leg irons and fed only bread and water. Its nickname from that time – "Pinchgut" – still endures. Eventually, the tower was built and the island was renamed Fort Denison in the late 1800s. The prisoners are long gone, and the menu has expanded – the fort now houses a restaurant and museum.
This stalwart fort witnessed the development of modern Sydney. The Harbour Bridge opened in 1932, and it's still the world's tallest steel arch bridge, measuring almost 450 feet from the water to its peak. (The locals call it "The Coathanger," and we doubt you'll need your cap'n to explain that nickname.) You'll see amazing views of the Sydney Opera House, opened in 1973 after much controversy and cost overruns. All that seems to be forgotten now that it's recognized as one of the 20th century's most distinctive buildings.
As your captain docks at the market, get ready for a change of pace. You're about to become part of the exciting commotion of an authentic, working fish market, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Delight in the sights and smells of this massive market – the seafood stalls, fruit and vegetable markets, bakery, sushi bar, and delis. After a delicious lunch, jump back on board and just relax. You won't be feeling any Pinchgut.
Plenty of fish in the market
Up to 100 species of sustainable Australian seafood are traded at the Fish Market every day, adding up to almost 15,000 tons a year. All things seafood are also taught here. More than 13,000 people a year take classes from some of Australia's top chefs at the stylish onsite cooking school. Seafood BBQ is the most popular class, taught many times a month. We bet those Aussie chefs know the best ways to throw shrimp on the barbie.
Please make your way to Darling Harbour King Street Wharf # 8.
Take extra precautions to avoid too much exposure to the sun. Even on cloudy days, the UV is stronger than you may think.
Plan on walking for less than a half mile, through the market, at a leisurely pace. Expect to stand for periods of time. The tour is not wheelchair accessible but it is suitable for persons with limited mobility. Bring a companion to offer any assistance.
Boat Tour, Food & Wine, Adventure, Scenic
$25 Adult Lunch Voucher
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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