Frequency: last Friday of the following months;
2022: All cruises are fully booked.
2023: March, May, July, September and November.
If you can organize a group of 60 to 75 people it may be possible to schedule a dedicated cruise for you.
This cruise provides an opportunity to learn more about a selection of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) activities and facilities in Sydney Harbour from 1788 to the present.
At the start of each cruise the strategic importance of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will be covered as well as an overview of the RAN fleet today.
Sites visited include;
HMAS WATERHEN. The Navy mine warfare and clearance diving base.
Cockatoo Island. Learn about shipbuilding, ship repair and submarine refits. Also, the conversion of merchant ships to troop and hospital ships.
Spectacle Island. This is where the high explosive ammunition was held for RAN ships.
Snapper Island. Where many young people were trained in Navy skills.
A virtual tour of HMAS VAMPIRE to learn what life was like on board at “action stations” on a Daring class destroyer will also be included.
The comprehensive commentary provided is supported by information and photos on TVs to bring the commentary to life. A complementary booklet with lots of information and photos is provided as a souvenir.
King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW
Vessel: MV BENNELONG operated by Caprice Charter Cruises Pty Ltd.
Check-in Time: 09:30am
Boarding Time: 09:45pm for 10:00am DEPARTURE
End Time: 1:00pm
Access: Ferry, Train and walk from Town Hall or Wynyard Stations.
Refreshments: Morning tea is included.
Individuals: $75 per person.
Groups: $70 per person.
Note: Minimum group size is 10 people. Use coupon code CRUISE5 at checkout to receive discounted group rate.
COVID Protocols: Pre boarding checks and onboard procedures as determined by the operator.
SPECIAL NOTE: As this event is being conducted by the Naval Historical Society of Australia which is a ‘not for profit’ organisation the cruise can only proceed if sufficient tickets are sold to cover boat charter costs. In the most unlikely event that sufficient tickets are not sold, a decision will be made 14 days prior to the event on whether to proceed or not. Naturally all concerned will be advised and a full refund will be made to ticket holders if a negative decision is made.
Ticket Cancellation Policy
More than 30 days full refund of ticket
30 -15 days – 75 % of ticket value
14 – 7 days – 50% of ticket value
Less than 7 days – no refund
Tour Co-ordinator Contact
Phone: 0451 218 336 (working hours)