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James Craig Tall Ship

Wharf 7 Pirrama Rd Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
+61 2 9298 3888
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Barque James Craig is rightly famous around the world. She is Sydney’s only 19th Century square rigger (or Tall Ship) and her incredible restoration to full sailing condition was recognised in 2003 by the World Ship Trust’s award of their prestigious Maritime Medal. Her restoration cost almost $A30 million and took nearly 40 years to complete after she was rescued from Recherche Bay in far southern Tasmania. This beautiful ship regularly goes to sea with up to 80 passengers and is open for public inspection at her berth at Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. She is also available for charter and for functions. Tall Ship James Craig is looked after by Sydney Heritage Fleet, a community-based non-profit organisation, with the following mission: To build and maintain an internationally recognised centre of excellence in maritime heritage for the benefit of all Australians by presenting through research, acquisition, conservation, restoration, education and operation, our continuing maritime history. The Fleet is funded through donations, membership subscriptions and income from vessel charters and tours. The Fleet’s 1200 strong membership and 450 dedicated volunteer workers restore, operate and maintain the fleet of vintage vessels. In the process they preserve traditional technical methods and skills.
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Wharf 7 Pirrama Rd Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you settle down after the excitement of boarding this old favourite, the cruise around the best harbour in the world leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling, this is a must.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Great weather, crew and entertainment created a nice day out, with plenty to eat and lots to see (whales and a large turtle). Crew were friendly but perhaps just too many, as we had hoped to get more involved with pulling on ropes. Fascinating hearing...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

I purchased a voucher which included both food and drink. What a bargain. The views were sensational, the food was plentiful and we had a ball. A few people even paid extra to climb up to the top which was not for me. Well worth...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

This is how it used to be. You will be fascinated at the space below decks. It's rare to see a ship in this condition. Do yourself a favour and step aboard both this ship and the Endeavour should it be alongside at the museum....More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

I books for myself to go on the Tall ship cruise- well worth the money the food was great and if you wanted you could have climbed the the rigging to the top at a cost of course- I didn't not do that too high...More

Thank natmac64
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Our sailing day was in early May and the run out to the Heads was quite interesting,once outside the ship was becalmed for the whole time we were out there adrift bobbing around on the gentle swell. While lack of wind is beyond anyones control...More

Thank SCARFIE05
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SHF_Team, Front Office Manager at James Craig Tall Ship, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Hi Scarfie05 Thank you for your time to write us a review and thank you for joining us on a Day At Sea in May. Indeed, this type of event is weather dependent and it is unfortunate you hadn’t had a chance to see James...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I went on the James Craig afternoon cruise. It was a wonderful experience. The volunteer crew were wonderful, explaining everything about the ship and guests were encouraged to take part in the running of the ship. This cruise opens your eyes as to the wonderful...More

Thank heatherellis01
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Took a visiting relative from the US out on the high seas for something different for her visit to Sydney, a must do for travellers and locals too.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

An amazing tall ship restoration the James Craig (1874) and unique experience to sail Sydney harbour off shore on a Tall Ship/square rigger. This vessel is manned by volunteers who climb and haul ropes, make lunch, relay the history and make the afternoon delightful for...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Painstakingly restored to her original shape, the James Craig, a three masted tall ship provides an impressive sight as you traverse Darling Harbor. She is moored in Pyrmont Bay very close to the Maritime Museum and is maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers. We...More

Thank jaybeeFL
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chelle6431
16 July 2018|
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Hi, We move slowly about the harbour as there are many other vessels out on the harbour during the night. However we can’t guarantee that it will not get a little rocky if it hit’s a rough patch. If you have any concerns we... More
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Hi Flibbix Thanks for your enquiry. We are not specialised in whale watching tours, although, the Humpback Whale migration passing Sydney takes place between April and December so if we are lucky we may see one or two and... More
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Hi Antoinette G, Unfortunately our tickets for this NYE are already sold out - it's one of the most popular events in our calendar year! All information is on our website however and if you wish to go on our waitlist or... More
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