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“So much in our own backyard!”

Convict, Castles and Champagne Tour
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US$58.55*
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Sydney Harbour Cruise and Goat Island Walking Tour
Ranked #93 of 385 Tours in Sydney
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

I live near Sydney so not a "tourist" as such. It was so nice to see something different and hear about the history of Goat Island without having to travel too far! The boat is old, yes, but in a good way! It has great character. The food was great and satisfied my mother's fussy palate as well as having enough flavour for me. The bar was a nice touch too.
My mother is 80 and had no trouble with the walking. Take a hat and sunscreen and wear walking shoes. Fascinating, fun and relaxing.

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

What a great surprise to board the Wangi Queen ferry for our trip to Goat Island. Have had many a trip on her when she was in Lake Macquarie, my home base. Blessed with great weather we had a pleasant trip to the Island whilst enjoying lunch and taking in the harbor highlights. Once on the Island we were well looked after by our knowledgeable guide Esther who balanced the history fact and fallacies with good humour. It was over in no time and I would definitely consider a visit again perhaps when the Island is open to the public as it affords one of the best vistas of the whole harbor that I know of.

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

As you prepare for your voyage back in time to the early settlement years of Sydney Harbour we were graced with a lovely old girl who was able to transport us to yester year past. (some imagination required). Crew were friendly but don't be late or you will miss the boat.... The tour itself was very interesting and the guide "Esther" was quite knowledgeable in relaying information concerning "Goat Island" and its wonderful past.
Don't forget to wear sunscreen, take a hat to wear and water to drink... Oh also a camera for the superb photos that you will get of the harbour. Wonderful day.

Thank sherylpayne62
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Sydney Harbour is beautiful but be careful what tours you book.
We were given a gift of a tour with Red Balloon on Sydney Harbour.
The boat was so old, it leaked & broke down before we even started our cruise.
The staff were inexperienced in roping the boat to shore for us to get on - rough seas
- it took 1/2 to put board out for us to walk on to boat!
When we did get going there was no commentary.
We had to rush walking tour of island as we were very late.
I don't know where the Castles were!!!
Food was less than average.
We did a Review as requested by Red Balloon but have not received any feedback.

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Having been given a Gift Voucher for this cruise we were very excited. It was a lovely afternoon and our guide Esther was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable, great sense of humour and all round wonderful. It was a lovely day on the harbour and the lunch and free bar great. We didn't know Goat Island existed and it is an absolute gem. I would recommend this cruise for an interesting afternoon out. Thank you to all the staff and crew. Keep up the good work.

Thank Barbara B
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