Feb 24, 2019
1. Hire a yacht and skipper
The quintessential Sydney experience is to sail around one of the world’s finest harbors with a picnic hamper, sipping iced “chardie” (Chardonnay) and pausing to swim at a secluded cove. Tour operator Harbour Days Sailing Experience (harbourdays.com.au; from A$308 per adult) offers private sailings that leave from the Aquarium Wharf Darling Harbour.
2. Hop a maritime cab
Break out of Sydney’s notorious traffic jams and hire a water taxi to speed across the harbor. A scenic ride from Darling Harbour to the Rocks is about A$50 per person with Yellow Water Taxis (yellowwatertaxis.com.au), while luxury service Water Taxis (watertaxis.com.au) offers rides that start at A$150 per person one-way to Watsons Bay.
3. Paddle the harbour
Kayak-rental companies are now scattered around the waterfront, but visitors are better off with a guided four-hour tour of the Middle Harbour, a part of Sydney Harbour that still has pockets of pure wilderness, with Sydney Harbour Kayaks (sydneyharbourkayaks.com.au; from A$125 per person).
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