Cruise past Sydney Opera House on Rockfish Catamarans

Why Take a Cruise on Sydney Harbour?

As a deckhand on Rockfish Catamarans, I’m lucky to spend the majority of my days out on Sydney Harbour and there’s really no place I’d rather be! With amazing views, hidden spots to explore and sunshine to enjoy (most days! 😉 ) it’s no surprise Sydney Harbour is one of the most visited spots in Australia! So why take a cruise on Sydney Harbour? Whilst every day is different on Rockfish, here’s what an average day on Sydney Harbour looks like for me!

Cruising around Sydney Harbour allows you to see all Sydney has to offer from the water. It’s so much prettier cruising around on a boat…and what better way to beat the traffic and crowds of the city? Starting in Darling Harbour we cruise past the National Maritime museum, check out the big submarine and the new building developments at Barangaroo before catching a glimpse of Luna Park and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Cruise under Sydney Harbour Bridge on Rockfish
Cruise past the Opera House seal on Rockfish

We head out of Darling Harbour and around the corner, cruising underneath the impressive Sydney Harbour Bridge. In my opinion, it’s the best way to experience it and gives you a completely different viewpoint! It isn’t until you’ve cruised underneath it that you realise just how big it actually is!

Moving along, we head past Circular Quay and check out the massive cruise ship waiting to head out to sea! Sometimes, as we sail past the famous Sydney Opera House (again a must-see from the water!) we can spot Sammy the seal soaking up the sun on the steps. Oh boy does he live the life!

As we travel around Farm Cove we come across, in my opinion, the best views of The Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Opera House – it’s  the perfect photo opportunity! Just past Farm Cove, we cruise into Woolloomooloo where we can spot the massive Navy Ships.

One of my favourite places in Sydney Harbour is a lovely little beach called Taylor’s Bay. It’s the perfect place to stop off for a BBQ and a swim, especially on a hot summers day in Sydney – the water is so clear! We usually spend a few hours here for a spot of lunch, swimming and chilling on deck and on the beach! One of my most memorable experiences on the Harbour happened close to Taylor’s bay. We had started cruising back towards the city when a pod of dolphins came up to the boat and started to swim alongside us! It was a real ‘pinch yourself moment’ and the best thing I have ever seen!

Cruise Sydney Harbour at sunset on Rockfish Catamaran
Cruise past Luna Park on Rockfish

It’s time to start cruising back towards the city where we pass Bradley’s Head and cruise past Taronga Zoo, keeping an eye out for giraffe heads peeking through the trees of course! My favourite time to cruise Sydney Harbour is just as the sun is setting, especially when Sydney has so many amazing sunsets! The sun setting behind Sydney Harbour Bridge never gets old and is the perfect way to finish off an awesome few hours on the Harbour.

We cruise past the Prime Minister’s house at Kirribilli, under the Harbour Bridge and into Lavender Bay where we get to check out Luna Park. It’s great to see the fairground light up as we sail past. Heading back to Darling Harbour we said g’bye to the Harbour Bridge views and make sure we’ve got some great Instagram snaps of the day!

Cruising around the Harbour is always my fave way to spend the day! So why should you cruise on Sydney Harbour? Because it is freaking awesome! That’s why.

Want to charter your own private catamaran on Sydney Harbour? Come and cruise with us from just $15 pp/ph for a fun and affordable day on the harbour for any occasion!

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