|Meet your yacht at 10.00am at the Aquarium Pontoon at the Aquarium Wharf
Darling Harbour and the tour begins. Cruising up Darling Harbour you'll turn towards the
famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, which was completed in 1932 and is the largest steel arch
bridge in the world. The Opera House offers the perfect place to take some photographs
with such a famous landmark as the backdrop. Continuing the adventure you'll dodge the
ferries leaving and entering Circular Quay and see the Rocks, birthplace of British
settlement where convict labour constructions are easily visible. You'll pass Farm Cove
and Mrs. Macquaries
Chair on the right and Fort Denison on the left, originally an area for
newly-arrived prisoners where they were left with only bread and water to survive on.
Turning towards Rushcutter's Bay, hoist the sails and turn the
engine off. Sail past the traditionally wealthy suburbs of Sydney, viewing the spectacular
private homes at Darling Point, Point Piper and Vaucluse and the national parks of Clarke
and Shark Islands. You'll continue on past Watson's Bay and the famous beachside
restaurant Doyles, operated by the same family for over 100 years.
You have now been sailing for approximately two hours and
everyone is looking forward to lunch and the opportunity to cast a fishing line or have a
swim. Cross the Harbour entrance to Spring Cove on North Head. This lovely quiet beach is
surrounded by natural bushland, the peaceful atmosphere enhanced by the sound of a small
waterfall cascading over rocks or the laughter of a Kookaburra in the trees.
While lunch is prepared, toss a fishing line over the side. Bream
and Flathead can occasionally be caught so make sure the cameras are handy to record the
event. In the cockpit
you'll settle down to enjoy a delicious lunch of prawns, sushi, chicken, ham, salad, pasta
and bread. With a glass of Australian wine or beer relaxation takes over and a desert of
fruit and cheese makes it almost impossible to leave. In the early afternoon you'll head
for home under sail, soaking up the sun and fresh air.
The Sailing Vessel:
A fully equipped
cruising yacht (up to 40ft).
Fully equipped galley, private cabins, shower (interior and exterior), toilet facilities,
state-of-the-art features, comfortable and spacious dining/lounge area. All required
safety equipment is on board.
Operates daily with
a minimum of two passengers.
Soft shoes, swimwear and sun screen are essential items to bring.
All equipment is supplied for fishing and snorkelling.
Towels are supplied.
Exclusive charters available by prior arrangement.
One Way city transfer included.
|Harbour Days Sailing Experience
2000 to 30 June 2000
2000 to 31 March 2001
* (recommended for a
maximum of 8 pax)
Note: All tours include GST