As Sydney Harbour’s premier cruise operator the health and safety of our guests and crew is our highest priority. As such we have implemented rigorous infection control procedures to ensure the safety, health and hygiene of everyone onboard.
STAFF POLICY & TRAINING
All team members will undertake infection control training on commencement of employment.
Staff will be required to undertake mandatory temperature checks at the start of each shift.
Upon arrival for your cruise proceed directly to your designated wharf and boarding point.
Gangways and pontoons will be marked to indicate 1.5m distancing between groups.
Crew will conduct temperature checks for all guests at the boarding gangway.
Before being seated the digital boarding pass will need to be presented to the Cruise Director.
We encourage patrons to download the COVIDSAFE app.
We will comply with NSW regulations for safe distancing of patrons with reduced vessel capacities.
Menus are included on your digital boarding pass to assist with contactless ordering.
All table settings will be polished and handled by staff wearing disposable gloves.
Hand sanitiser will be available at boarding points as well as multiple locations onboard the vessel.
Sanitising wipes will be available on request.
Enhanced cleaning of the vessels will be carried out at regular intervals with a focus on high contact areas including bathrooms, bar tops and handrails etc.
All patrons are encouraged to use contactless payment for all onboard payments.
Australian Cruise Group
COVID-19 BOOKING POLICY
25 March - 23 September 2020 (whilst NSW or Federal restrictions apply)
Applies to all new bookings made between 25 March – 23 September 2020 with cruise dates in the future commencing 1 October 2020
RISK FREE BOOKING | ZERO CANCELLATION FEE
If you make a booking with us and we are unable to perform the cruise due to either a federal or NSW Government restriction related to COVID-19, we will offer you a 100% refund.
Any new reservation made directly with Australian Cruise Group during COVID-19 period between 25 March – 23 September for cruise dates from 1 October onwards can be changed or cancelled at no charge, up to 72hrs prior to departure time (excludes New Year’s Eve cruises).
ZERO DEPOSIT bookings are available for all group bookings and Charter cruises during the COVID-19 period.
Sydney Harbour, with its wide expanses and hidden coves, is ripe for exploration. There are countless cruise and luxury boat operators along the Sydney waterfront as they see a great demand throughout the seasons. You can also choose a privately chartered boat for a seamless luxury at its best. Then there are the unique Sydney Harbour dinner cruises and lunch cruises that take you in for a zip through the harbour waters and a delicious meal.
Skippered cruises are best if you prefer formal dining, spending a night in five-star digs or perhaps go fishing with state-of-the-art gear. Most cruises are highly customisable too—providing you freelance chefs or in-house culinary teams who can exact your requirements without much hustle. Another advantage of choosing a skippered cruise is that you can maximise your time on the harbour with a cruise extension at a reasonable rate. A longer cruise booking can also be an opportunity for you to explore the secluded national park waterways and lesser-known hidden beaches.
Self-drive or Bareboat Charter Options
How would you like to have a self-drive boating experience minus the skipper and crew? In Sydney, booking a bareboat charter is quite easy because all you need to do is to have a valid boat license. Or if you don’t have one, you can sign a statutory declaration that confirms your ability. Now, if you have no experience at all and are simply feeling adventurous, there are operators in the city that will let you hire a boat after you undertake a basic training session. However, you should keep in mind that you might not be able to travel around the waters as far as you might on a skippered boat.
If you’re someone looking for a venue to host one of your events, parties or a get together, a cruise on Sydney Harbour would be the best option to consider. Many skippered luxury boat services on the harbour cater to the top end of the market, offering more than 100 skippered yachts available for hire across Australia. From standard four-hour harbour cruises to weeklong tours along the New South Wales coast, an online cruise agent will give you many options to choose from.
Quick Trips on Board Regular Cruises
Regular cruises on Sydney Harbour are a crowd-favourite in the city. Be it the tourists or the locals visiting the harbour, the regular cruises are always a hit when it comes to offering a holistic sightseeing cum dining experience. The way the harbour looks in the daylight is altogether different to how it looks at night. For the same reason, we have both lunch and dinner cruises in Sydney which offer unique views. A regular cruise option will typically include a freshly prepared menu, beverages(either included or available as an upgrade) and mesmerising views. The close-up views of the iconic harbour attractions including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are a major highlight about these cruises.
Chartering one of these cruises is also another wonderful option. As Sydney’s leading cruise operator, Australian Cruise Group offers some amazing dinner cruise packages at exciting prices. Come on board our famous Showboat dinner cruise for an amazing dining experience that also includes a 1-hour show called “Voyage of Love”, performed by experienced chefs. What better way to celebrate the spirit of Sydney Harbour than a luxury cruise!
For a more satisfying and memorable cruising experience in the city, you can also opt for a quick trip or overnighting at one of Sydney’s luxury vessels. However, before you dive into it, we suggest you look out for cruise deals that give you a good offer on the prices, which are often higher than a regular cruise experience in Sydney.