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“So much history to experience”

James Craig Tall Ship
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Sydney’s Tall Ship Sailing Adventure on James...
Ranked #10 of 492 things to do in Sydney
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Wow! What an amazing history of this tall ship. Thank you to all those volunteers who gave of their time, experience and money and made this boat possible for us to enjoy today. Truly wonderful.

Thank Toni2011
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

to think this was a rusting hulk and is now fully restored is remarkable and a testament to the skills of those who have done this.Its a ship you can actually stand up in and the volateers are very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Adrian C
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

very well trained staff well information given by host he is a zoo keep and doing this job as a hobby , crew take us to sail with them together pulling up down great experience if you want to try upper deck you need spend 30 extra pretty sure worth it

Thank kkking01
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Really worth a visit.
The ship is in beautiful condition, and our tour guide Alan was a wealth of information, and a really nice gentleman to boot.

I watched this ship get restored most of my life while it was at Rozelle.
So going on it was a real treat.

We will be going back soon for a Saturday sail.
That's will be great.

We did this as part of a full day all attraction ticket for the Maritime Museum.
You get to take in everything, and we saved $60. Best value ever.

1  Thank Patrick R
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

What better way to spend the afternoon, sailing on one of the Tall Ships. As we slipped out of the harbour with a pod of dolphins just in front, it was magic. The sun shone, there was activity everywhere and you were encouraged to join in and help get the feel of what life was like all those years ago. A musician was there to entertain and afternoon tea was served as we came back into the harbour. The crew were great and did their best to ensure that everything ran smoothly and a good time was had by one and all.

Thank Doreen A
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