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Manly Fast Ferry

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Address: Manly Fast Ferry Booth 3 Circular Qy, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9583 1199
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Manly Fast Ferry operates every day between Manly and Circular Quay, during...

Manly Fast Ferry operates every day between Manly and Circular Quay, during the weekdays off peak and on weekends we operate the Manly Flyer tourist service between Circular Quay, Manly and Darling Harbour.A 24 hour Jump on Jump Off ticket is available including harbour sightseeing commentary

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Brit couple travelling Oz🇬🇧👍 Great Experience😄

Great clean efficient boat, fast, smooth journey, felt like gliding across the water.. A little more expensive than the Public ferry & also the Opal cards don't work, it's a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Manly more times than I can count, but have only ever taken the Manly Ferry (or, Manly slow Ferry, if you prefer), until now! The fast ferry slices about 12 minutes off the regular trip, and gets to Circular Quay (or Vice Versa) in 18 minutes Although, it was about 15 the day we travelled. The trip... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Great clean efficient boat, fast, smooth journey, felt like gliding across the water.. A little more expensive than the Public ferry & also the Opal cards don't work, it's a private ferry service & runs off private jetty so a separate ticket needed. JUST a word of warning, the ticket girls are in a world of their own😰 don't take... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Caught the Manly Fast Ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo with a zoo pass included was reasonably priced. Efficient service with friendly staff, highly recommended way to get to Taronga Zoo.

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Thank Alisa P
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The ticketing staff were so helpful and friendly, even had a good laugh with them. The embarking was quick and easy, good seating and good clear windows to see the activity on the harbour. Outside seating if preferred. Reasonable price. We enjoyed each trip we had.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Used the Manly Fast Ferry on a Tuesday between Circular Quay and Taronga Zoo and then back to Circular Quay. Had planned on also going on to Manly and the ending the day at Darling Harbour but we ended up starting late, staying longer at the zoo and changing plans! That said, the both trips on the ferry were right... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We started early to ensure that we would have time to see all of the sites. Outstanding way to see the harbour and visits interesting sites. The only issue is that we had long stays at Watson Bay and Q Station. Check timings before engaging. We were generally happy with service.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Think twice before booking Manly fast ferry. We just bought a two way ticket to Manly, which is two times the single way ticket. Then we realized if you do the long scenic walk, it really doesn't make sense to return by ferry. We immediately went to their office, but their staff didn't help us at all. They told us... More 

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Santa Fe NNM
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

On a rainy Sunday in September we bought round trip tickets on Fast Ferry for the short cruise from Manley to Watson's Bay where friends were meeting us for lunch. We clearly told the ticket seller where we were going and the ferry we wished to board and he handed us our tickets. About 7 minutes before our boat was... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The ferry to Manly leaves every 30 minutes. Tickets are bought over the counter or through a machine for either single or round trip. It was in August when we went to Manly Beach. We opted to sit outside for a scenic view. However, the cold wind was too much to bear and we had to go back in where... More 

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Thank jacqueline p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Amazingly quick service to Manly. Friendly staff on board. Well worth using if you planning a trip to Manly. Service frequent too.

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