Overnight Harbour Cruise

A unique overnight harbour cruise on a magnificent tall ship in the world’s most beautiful harbour!

This fully hosted and engaging experience begins with a relaxed wine and canapés evening cruise with a chance to climb the mast and includes one night’s accommodation in beautiful Sydney Harbour. The next morning, you will enjoy a hot buffet breakfast followed by a guided tour around historic Goat Island on our Convicts tour.

Step aboard one of our beautiful Tall Ships and experience all that Sydney’s wonderful harbour has to offer from the unique perspective of a historic tall ship.

Sydney Harbour Overnight Cruise with
Entertainment & Engaging Activities on an Authentic Tall Ship

Choose how much or how little you wish to be involved in sailing the ship. Those wishing to get “hands on” will be given one-on-one sailing coaching from our trained crew, who will ensure you get the best tall ship sailing experience possible based on your interests. You will have a unique opportunity to go aloft and take part in sail handling – this is not available on our usual day cruises.

Alternatively, those who prefer to watch from the deck will have the opportunity to hear about Sydney Harbour’s marine life from our knowledgeable host.

Sail the harbour bound for historic Goat Island where you will disembark for an “exclusive access” guided Convict Tour.
See some of Australia’s most important and intact convict-built buildings whilst being entertained with enthralling stories from your guide.

All meals and drinks are supplied by Sydney Harbour Tall Ships - strictly no BYO. If you have any special dietary requirements, special needs or requests please advise our office when booking.

PLEASE NOTE: Wine is included in your Wine and Canapés Cruise which ends when we berth at 2000/8pm. The bar will then reopen as a cash bar until 2200/10pm. After this, hot drinks will be available in the deckhouse. If you would prefer to have a cabin on your own, a single supplement will need to be paid at 50% of the fare paid.

When the ship anchors for the night, we offer hot drinks or water. Tea, coffee hot chocolate and biscuits before bed.

Gift vouchers are available and can be purchased . For more information please call us on 02 8015 5571 or send us an email from our contact page.

Group Bookings

An exclusive Cruise and Snooze can be booked for your group. Please contact our office on 02 8015 5571 for more information.

Tall Ship Cruise and Snooze Schedule

The following schedule is a guide only and timings are subject to change

15 Mins Prior to Sailing: Boarding at Campbell’s Cove, The Rocks
You and your fellow overnighters will be welcomed by your host for the evening. View Map

7:45pm: Wine and Canapés Cruise
Set off for a 2-1/2 hour Wine and Canapés Evening Cruise with live music. Enjoy a delicious meal of canapés with all drinks. During the cruise, you will have the opportunity to climb the mast (before drinks). This cruise is usually held onboard the Soren Larsen but on occasion is held on the Southern Swan or Coral Trekker tall ship. Please note that this Wine & Canapés Cruise is shared with other passengers who won't be staying overnight. After the cruise, you will relax onboard surrounded by stunning views.

Overnight stay on Soren Larsen
An exclusive group of no more than 14 people will stay overnight onboard in a secret Sydney Harbour location with spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

7:00am: Hot Buffet Breakfast
Full buffet breakfast served from the upper saloon that includes bacon, eggs, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, fresh bread with tea & coffee. Dine in the comfortable saloon or on deck to soak up the panoramic harbour views. Vegetarian and gluten free options available on prior request.

9:00am: Exclusive Guided Convict Tour of Historic Goat Island
Walk in the footsteps of Australia’s early convicts. Enjoy a guided tour of the island that contains some of Australia's most important and preserved convict-built buildings. Your host will engage you with tales of punishment, death and escape whilst you visit sites such as the amazing early 1800s military gun powder magazine and solders’ barracks complex.

10:30am: Soren Larsen Tall Ship Transfer
Depart Goat Island onboard our 1850’s style tall ship, the Soren Larsen.

11:00am: Disembark at Campbell's Cove, The Rocks
Arrive at Campbell's Cove and disembark. Your luggage will be waiting for you on the wharf.

Sydney Harbour Overnight Cruise Prices

$349.00 per person for quad share cabin

$399.00 per person for twin share cabin

A Fee of $50 per person will apply if a customer re-schedules or cancels their cruise 7 days before the date of their Overnight Cruise.

Frequently Asked Questions

How big is the ship?
Soren Larsen is a large wooden square rigger 145 ft. long (44.2m), 25ft 6 ins wide, 98 ft. high masts, 19th century brigantine rig; traditionally and comfortably furnished below decks. Learn more about Soren Larsen.

What do I need to pack?

  • Warm clothes – needed all year round as it cools down in the evening
  • Shoes suitable for climbing the mast and/or walking on Goat Island
  • Hat
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries

What are the accommodation arrangements?
A maximum of 14 guests can be accommodated in seven twin berth cabins and two four berth cabins. Some twin cabins have wash basins. Please note, singles booking at the twin/quad share price will share a cabin with another guest/s. If you would like to book a room to yourself please contact us on 02 8015 5571.

Duvets, linen and a bath towel are supplied by the ship.

You are advised to bring warm clothes as there are no heaters in the rooms. As the Soren Larsen remains a sea going vessel, her authentic timber cabins are basic and small. Soren’s cabins are typical of a voyaging tall ship and have been designed for offshore voyage conditions. This is your chance to have a taste of what it was like to travel the world on a tall ship 200 hundred years ago, but of course with many of the benefits of modern conveniences such has lighting, hot showers and electricity.

Do you cater for special dietary requirements?
Our ship’s cook is able to cater for vegetarian and gluten free options. Note that our vegetarian options are not vegan. If you have specific dietary requirements please contact us 7 days before your cruise to allow enough time for preparation. A minimum fee of $10 per person will apply, depending on the dietary requirements. For assistance, please call 02 8015 5571.

What facilities are available?
Shared facilities include short fresh hot water showers, 220 - 230 volt AC & 24 volt DC electricity. Please note that power is only available for charging phones and cameras when the generator is running during the evening cruise.

Is smoking allowed onboard?
Smoking is permitted on deck in one area designated by the captain. Soren Larsen is a timber ship and smoking below decks is strictly forbidden.

What is the minimum age?
All guests must be 15 years or older. Passengers under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Cancellations and Changes to dates
The Tall Ship Cruise and Snooze is an All Weather experience. However, we may cancel dates due to severe, unsafe weather conditions or in other circumstances outside our control. Wherever possible you will be contacted in advance and your stay rescheduled. Cancellation or rescheduling by participants is not allowed. All payments are nonrefundable.

Overnight Cruise

WINTER PERIOD: 1 Apr – 30 Sept 2020