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Sydney Harbour - Part 1 - Orlando / Florida Guide

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Sydney’s iconic harbour has pretty much seen it all since then Lieutenant James Cook arrived aboard the Endeavour I 1770 and named it Port Jackson. It was here that the first settlers set up camp in 1788 and the harbour has been an important part of city life ever since, used for transportation and recreation.

Little wonder it is widely regarded as the greatest leisure harbour in the world. On any given day, the harbor is alive with boats of all shapes and sizes, be it passenger ferries, state-of-the-art yachts or kayakers. This is particularly true during the traditional Boxing Day lunch of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race when hundreds of craft follow the racers out of the harbour. And on New Year’s Eve, there’s no better spot to be then on a boat beneath the Sydney harbour bridge as the breathtaking fireworks display takes place in the skies above.

While the harbour bridge and Sydney Opera house are its two of the most famous landmarks, the harbour has plenty more sights up its sleeve. Circular Quay, Luna Park and Anzac-bridge are all accessible and visible from the water along the hundreds of bays, coves, beaches and waterways.

Several islands can also be found in the harbour, the most notable being Fort Denison, Shark Island and Cockatoo Island. With so much to see and do, it pays to plan ahead and the good news is that there are plenty of ways to get out on the water, designed to suit all budgets, time frame and interests.

Multi-award winning Captain Cook Cruises offers premium dining, sightseeing, ferry and whale watching cruises.

The harbour story cruise combines premium sightseeing with the stories of Sydney most fascinating characters every day.

These red rocket ferries zoom between Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay, Fort Denison, Fish markets, Shark Island, Garden Island, Luna Park, Manly Barangaroo, etc

The company’s flagships Sydney 2000 and John Cadman 2 take Sydney harbour dining to an impressive level. A comprehensive range of breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner options operate daily with a choice of contemporary Australian buffet, a la carte and six-course degustation menus.

For the more adventurous book a Whale watching cruise online and save up to 35% aboard Captain Cook cruises spacious ocean catamaran. Cruises operate daily with a whale guarantee and expert commentary. There is also full day excursions including a visit to the zoo.

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