ccexpl2ccexpl3ccexpl4 MV Captain Cook’s Explorer is Sydney’s only overnight cruise ship, accommodating 120 passengers in 61 ensuite cabins, and over 300 passengers for sightseeing and dining. Design your own itinerary – active or laid back – from the hundreds of waterfront attractions and beaches scattered over 250 kilometres of foreshore. The views alone are worth the journey – from a breathtaking sunset over the sails of the Sydney Opera House to a sparkling dawn on the cliffs of the north shore. Captain Cook’s Explorer is simply the best address in Sydney.Facilities
Three passenger-accommodation decks, plus ‘A Deck’ dining/conference room and cocktail bar with panoramic harbour views and the covered ‘Observation Deck’ for al fresco dining, meetings and sightseeing; lounge and library.Accommodation
61 cabins, each with private bathroom ensuite, on/off air-conditioning, serviced daily. Outside Cabins (43) on B & C Decks open onto outside walkways and have picture windows. Inside Cabins (18) on D Deck open to an inside passageway and have outside portholes.

The ideal meeting venue for up to 200 by day and 120 overnight. The expansive dining saloon easily converts to theatre style for up to 180 delegates, with breakout rooms available in the Lounge and Observation Deck. Boarding for guest speakers and day delegates is available at numerous wharves around the harbour.

The choice of waterfront attractions is endless. Nearly all of Sydney’s most popular attractions are located on the waterfront. Choose from bustling Darling Harbour, the historic Rocks district and markets, beachside Watson’s Bay, Sydney Aquarium, Taronga Park Zoo and the Star City Casino among many.


Weekend Escape

Every cruise includes two nights’ cabin accommodation, all meals, use of all onboard facilities, 24 hour self service coffee bar, welcome fruit cocktail, guided foreshore walks, nightly entertainment and Australian GST at 10%. Prices exclude drinks, personal purchases, Onboard Charges and/or fuel surcharges. For full information click here.

Sample Itinerary
Friday – Our friendly crew welcomes you at Number 1 King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour. As the city lights begin to shine we depart for our dinner cruise. Tonight we anchor in Farm Cove by the shores of the Botanic Gardens, close to the sails of the Sydney Opera House.

Saturday – Active types can board our tender for a quick trip to Man o’ War Steps beside the Opera House and a cool morning stroll through the Botanic Gardens. Once back on board, healthy appetites tuck-in to a hot buffet breakfast before we head for the upper reaches of the Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers. See foreshores and bay sides packed with historic sites, trophy homes and prestige residential developments while your on-board commentator shares stories galore from the past and present. The afternoon brings us back to town for an on-shore exploration of Sydney’s historic Rocks district. Among immaculately preserved colonial architecture, you will find fabulous market and retail shopping, corner pubs, top art galleries and plenty of busking talent. Then we set sail across the harbour and anchor off the northern foreshore for the Captain’s Dinner and an evening of live music and dancing.

Sunday – The early morning crew is out again, this time for a walk through the bush and the old artillery emplacements on Bradley’s Head. The hike is well worth it for the glorious harbour views from the headland. The mid-morning’s cruise takes us into the territory of Sydney’s rich and famous – the eastern suburbs. Your commentator lays out their history and relates intriguing anecdotes as we sail past huge homes and glamorous yachts bobbing at closely-packed moorings. At beachside Watson’s Bay we head ashore to explore the charming old fishing village and historic naval establishments which make up this exclusive suburb. You can take a guided walk to The Gap, an optional sea kayak tour around the picturesque bays, or relax in the waterside pub. Once again on board, lunch is served al fresco on the top deck and we cruise back to Darling Harbour.

Special prices and itineraries apply to Easter, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Australia Day cruises, plus special event cruises. Itineraries subject to change due to weather and other operational requirements

Cost: (Inside = bunk beds , Outisde = twin beds)
Twin Share:Inside $479pp/ Outside $599pp
Sole Occupancy:Inside $579pp/Outside $699pp
Double Bed:Surcharge $50/room/night
Early Saver Discount:10% discount