All Aboard for Adventure!

Cast off on a harbour trip like no other! With YOU at the helm of one of our snazzy little red speedboats, you get right up close to those breath-taking icons – the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. And that’s just for starters. Sydney Harbour is chock full of history, unique places and fascinating landscapes. Experience them from a whole new perspective, with our trusty expert guide to lead the way. ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE OR LICENCE REQUIRED!

Follow the Leader

With Explore Sydney Harbour you’ll have a truly unforgettable experience.  You don’t need to know anything about boating. You don’t need any permits. All you need is a desire to have the time of your life! Our expert guide will quickly have you driving your little red 2-seater with aplomb. He leads the way. All you do is follow and enjoy the ride – and the views!

The Boats

Our unique red boats are custom-built and can carry two people in each. Their very special design means you’ll see Sydney Harbour from a completely different perspective compared to larger sight-seeing vessels. And because we head out in groups of only six people, you’ll have a very personal trip.

Kayaking can be fun, but it’s not a patch on the fun of our speedboats, and nowhere near as fast!  And while jetboats can have you round the harbour in a jiffy, even they don’t come close to our tours where YOU take the helm.

Feel the wind in your hair. Feel the spray on your face. Breathe the salt-tang air. Experience the difference!

Safety First

At Explore Sydney Harbour, we put safety first. So before you start your tour, you take part in a briefing about boat safety and operations. After you complete this training, you’ll be able to drive your own boat, following our guide for your breath-taking Sydney Harbour adventure.

The Highlights Tour

Total experience: 2:00 hours (approx.)
Time on water: 1:15 hour (approx.)
Price per boat: $158 ($79 p.p.)

  • Drive below the Harbour Bridge and past Sydney Opera House
  • See the massive navy ships in Garden Island
  • Enjoy close views of upscale residential areas in Rose Bay and Point Piper
  • Get to know Shark Island and Clark Island

The Grand Tour

Total experience: 3:10 hours (approx.)
Time on water: 2:30 hours (approx.)
Price per boat: $249 ($124 p.p.)

  • See everything from the Highlights Tour
  • Experience Darling Harbour and the Australian Maritime Museum from a completely different perspective
  • See the beaches of Athol Bay and Hermit Bay
  • Enjoy close views of upscale residential areas in Mosman Bay, Lavender Bay and Double Bay
  • Drive around Goat Island


Our tours start from Rose Bay boat ramp, which you can easily reach by car, as well as by buses 323, 324, and 325. The F7 Eastern Suburbs Ferry will get you from Circular Quay to Rose Bay in 10 minutes. Alternatively, take an Uber from the CBD for approx. $20.