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Self-drive Speed Boat Adventure

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 409 reviews.Bellevue Hill, Australia

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Experience hosted by Dirk

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The Sydney Harbour Bridge towers above like a cathedral of steel. The sun shimmers on the water. Breathe the fresh, salty air and gaze at the curved seashell shape of the Opera House and the glassy downtown skyscrapers reflecting the sky.

You’re exploring the world famous Sydney Harbour on a boat. Even better, you’re the one behind the wheel.

Yup, that’s right. You’re the captain on this unforgettable adventure.

This is a fantastic way to see the main highlights of the harbour in a short amount of time - without having to share a boat with hundreds of others or listen to pre-recorded commentary.

It’s an authentic, small-group experience with a knowledgeable local guide - giving you an up-close-and-personal glimpse of Sydney’s coolest spots.

If you’ve never driven a boat before - don’t panic. The speedboat is safe and easy to operate and I’ll be right there to help you! No experience or licence is required.

This two hour self-drive boat tour is perfect if you are short on time. However, if you have time for our three hour journey (https://www.airbnb.com.au/experiences/693197) - the upgrade is definitely worth it. When you factor in time for the safety briefing and preparation, the three hour trip actually gives you nearly twice as much time on the water! It’s a great value way to explore even more of the legendary Sydney Harbour.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge towers above like a cathedral of steel. The sun shimmers on the water. Breathe the fresh, salty air and gaze at the curved seashell shape of the Opera House and the glassy downtown skyscrapers reflecting the sky.

You’re exploring the world famous Sydney Harbour on a boat. Even better, you’re the one behind the wheel.

Yup, that’s right. You’re the captain on this unforgettable adventure.…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Self-drive boat with life vest, waterproof bag and ponchos
From $72
/ person
Sun, Oct 25
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$72 per person
$72 per person
Sat, Oct 31
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$72 per person
$72 per person
Sat, Nov 7
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$72 per person
$72 per person

Meet your host, Dirk

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 409 Reviews
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Hi, I’m Dirk.

When I moved here from Germany in 2013, I fell in love with Sydney Harbour. Of course, I haven’t seen every harbour in the world. But that being said... I can’t imagine one more spectacular than this one.

When I arrived here, I got myself a kayak and spent days exploring every nook and cranny of the harbour. I realized just how special this location is and how much I wanted to share it with visitors.

With more than 25 years of experience on the water with sail and motor boats, you’ll be in safe hands with me guiding the tour. I know every corner of Sydney Harbour and I can’t wait to show you my favorite spots. Plus, I’ll tell you plenty of tidbits and stories most tourists miss out on hearing.

I’m looking forward to spending a beautiful day out on the water, sharing my love for Sydney with you aboard my speedboats.
Hi, I’m Dirk.

When I moved here from Germany in 2013, I fell in love with Sydney Harbour. Of course, I haven’t seen every harbour in the world. But that being said... I can’t imagine one more spectacular than this one.

When I arrived here, I got myself a kayak and spent days exploring every nook and cranny of the harbour. I realized just how special this location is and how much I wanted to share it with visitors.

With more than 25 years of experience on the w…
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Where you'll be

Zoom beneath the Harbour Bridge with your camera ready for the perfect view of the iconic Sydney Opera House. Cruise alongside the stunning mansions of Point Piper, Mosman Bay, Lavender Bay, Cremorne Point and Kirribilli.

You’ll even get to see the impressive Navy ships at Garden Island, the beaches of Athol Bay, the lighthouse at Shark Island and other spots that only Sydneysiders know about.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 409 reviews.

Faisal
September 2020
This experience is a must in Sydney! Exploring Sydney Harbour while being the captain is the best and the most fun way to do it. Dirk was very attentive, informative and made the tour a memorable one.
Chun
September 2020
Dirk是一位非常認真的教練 很值得推薦來體驗 不能錯過!
Solmaz
August 2020
One of the best experiences I've had in Sydney. Interesting perspective to see the city from and damn good fun. Absolutely a great trip well worth the money.
Sadok
March 2020
This is the perfect experience when you visit Sydney. Dirk is incredibly attentive and will take care of you throughout the entire journey. You have nothing to worry and everything to enjoy!
Sam
March 2020
Cruising the Sydney harbor in your own boat was an amazing experience. We had such a great time and saw the sights from a unique perspective. Rain and shine it was the thrill of a lifetime. Would highly recommend during your trip to Sydney!
Mandy
March 2020
What a brilliant adventure! We booked the speedboat trip for the day we arrived in Sidney after a night flight. By 3pm we were flagging but the trip more than woke us up! The little boats are easy to drive ,after a little practice, and we set off across the harbour for our first sight of the opera house and bridge. Can’t quite believe we were able to wiz through the iconic and busy harbour but with kurt’s guidance we followed him, in three boats, in and out of coves and past many sites that we would otherwise have missed. Fast and exciting at times then slowing up to see the sights. We all had a great time. My daughter who lives in Didney can’t wait to do it again with friends. Thanks Kurt for a fun experience, I thoroughly recommend it to those looking for something unique and exciting.
What a brilliant adventure! We booked the speedboat trip for the day we arrived in Sidney after a night flight. By 3pm we were flagging but the trip more than woke us up! The littl…

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  • Sun, Oct 25
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $72 per person
  • Sat, Oct 31
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $72 per person
  • Sat, Nov 7
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $72 per person
  • Sun, Nov 8
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $72 per person
  • Sun, Nov 8
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $72 per person
  • Sat, Nov 14
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $72 per person
  • Sat, Nov 14
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $72 per person
  • Sun, Nov 15
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $72 per person

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Please wear casual clothes and shoes and bring sunscreen and a hat/cap.

What to bring

Wear casual clothes and shoes

Sunscreen and a hat/cap