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Fantasea Cruising

26 Pier St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Sydney Harbour VIVID Lights Cruise
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US$77.31*
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Australia Day Sydney Harbour Cruise
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US$17.18*
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Sydney to Birkenhead Point Shopping Outlet Round-Trip Ferry
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Fantasea Cruising delivers Australia’s most personalised experiences on the water. With the flexibility to cater for 2 to 1200 people, we offer charters in a range of vessel sizes from 16 seater water taxis to large vessels across a range of locations. Our fleet on Sydney Harbour operates evening cruises, special event cruises like Vivid & New Year’s Eve and daily whale watching cruises. Our whale watching cruises are unique to Sydney with a marine biologist on every departure and a hydrophone to hear the whale song underwater. Our fleet of water taxis not only offer point to point services to move people around Sydney with not a traffic light in sight, the sunset cruises and our exclusive picnic on Sydney Harbour are experiences not to be missed. On Pittwater, north of Sydney, we operate ferry services between Ettalong, Wagstaffe and Palm Beach. We also operate whale watching from Palm Beach during season.
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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26 Pier St | Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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"whale watching"
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"marine biologist"
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"saw humpback whales"
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"ginger tablets"
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"minute cruise"
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"great cruise"
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

We were Not notified of pier and time change for 1/26 cruise. So we missed our cruise and haven’t heard anything about a refund yet Aileen and Randal SchoeningMore

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FantaseaCruising, Guest Relations Manager at Fantasea Cruising, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Thank you for giving us a opportunity to respond and we are very disappointed to read your comments. We want to make sure you that we have sent an email to all of our guests 2 days prior to the cruise departure with elaborated details...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

I want to compliment the Captain of Catalina for his excellent handling of the vessel resulting in all passengers having a grandstand view of everything that was going on around the harbour. It is not easy to keep a vessel stable with so much movement...More

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FantaseaCruising, Guest Relations Manager at Fantasea Cruising, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your awesome experience on our Australia Day cruise. Our crew always try as hard as they can every day to make sure everyone leaves happy. Of course, the crew loved having you onboard and I know they look forward...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Maybe more info on the landmarks as you go around the harbour, mainly for overseas visitors. The knowledge of the crew re: the vessels during Australia Day was great.

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FantaseaCruising, Guest Relations Manager at Fantasea Cruising, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Thank you for your review and feedback. Our friendly crew member Dylan was providing commentary about the events happening on the Harbour, I am forwarding your review to our crew. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Excellent cruise good value and a captain who is very knowledgeable and skilled at getting a good vantage point. We would definitely go again. Thank youMore

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FantaseaCruising, Guest Relations Manager at Fantasea Cruising, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Thank you for cruising with Fantasea! Our crew always try as hard as they can every day to make sure everyone leaves happy. Of course, the crew loves fun and friendly guests like yours and I know they look forward to welcoming you back again...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

I was very impressed by the way the captain placed the boat in the best possible position in the harbor to view every event that was happening. The crew was great and the food was as expected. Overall great.More

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FantaseaCruising, Guest Relations Manager at Fantasea Cruising, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Thank you for your great feedback and we are thrilled that you enjoyed Australia Day cruise. Ensuring an excellent day on Sydney Harbour is something we are very passionate about and we are very happy that you liked the cruise. We certainly enjoyed having you...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

We had an absolute fabulous time on Fantasea. We were on the Australia Day cruise and it was fantastic. We had prime position on the harbour and could see all the amazing entertainment happening. Thank you to all staff on the cruise. It was an...More

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FantaseaCruising, Guest Relations Manager at Fantasea Cruising, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

We are so happy that you had a lovely Australia Day cruise with us. We hope we've made your Sydney trip memorable. Please keep in touch through Facebook. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

This was my first time in Sydney over new year and I honestly believe taking a cruise is the best option to see the fireworks show with minimum fuss. We booked the Ultimate cruise at 895 dollars per person. There was a delay in boarding...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Did this cruise for New Years Eve on Sydney harbour. Tickets were pricey as I booked late but was totally worth it! The cruise ship was located between the bridge and the Opera house for both firework shows. Food and drink was plentiful and great...More

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FantaseaCruising, Digital Marketing Executive at Fantasea Cruising, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Thank you for your great review. We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic time and liked food, drinks & music. We agree that watching Sydney's NYE fireworks is an amazing experience and we certainly enjoyed having you onboard with us.

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Fransiska L
June 29, 2017|
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Response from FantaseaCruising | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us. It's not the rain but the winds which effects whale watching cruise. If in any case, we have to cancel the cruise, you will get prior notice and we also get clear weather forecast one day... More
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Jan W
June 28, 2017|
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Response from FantaseaCruising | Property representative |
Hi Jan, Thank You for contacting us. We have several cruises planned for new year eve celebration. Most of the information is available on our website. If you could please share your email id, we can send you details... More
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