See Sydney Under Sail – aboard Tall Ship

James Craig

Experience the thrill of ocean sailing on a fully restored tall ship from the 1870s!

James Craig is the only fully restored authentic tall ship in the world that you can regularly sail on and it’s right here – in Sydney!

This amazing experience starts the moment this historic ship leaves her berth at Pyrmont. As you cruise down the harbour, take in  the sights of other harbour icons – the mighty Harbour Bridge and the stunning Opera House, then wave farewell to the beautiful  Sydney skyline as we make our way out through Sydney Heads to the great blue yonder.

Tailor this exciting adventure to suit your own needs. You can choose to soak up the breathtaking views and relax on board, or immerse yourself in the life of a sailor. Help the crew set and trim the sails or learn to determine the speed by streaming the log.

And for those who seek even more excitement and adventure, why not purchase a Mast Climband experience the thrill of being 10 metres above the deck of a tall ship whilst she is under sail. This is indeed ‘the thrill of a lifetime’ but undertaken with strict safety requirements!

Don’t forget to take a tour of James Craig and take a firsthand look at the life of a 1870s sailor crewing aboard a merchant ship. Our volunteer crew are always happy to walk you through the ship and show you below deck. Keep an eye out for the strolling minstrel with his merry songs.

Experience history in action aboard the museum that goes to sea! Tick it off your bucket list!

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or call us on 02 9298 3888.

Prices for the 2 Sails you can choose from are as follows:

* A Day at Sea – Your ticket includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea **. Tickets are $155 for non-members, $140 for members/concession and $65 for those juniors aged 12-16 years old***. Check-in 0915, boarding at 0930 from Pyrmont for a 1000 departure | Returning at approximately 1600.

* An Afternoon Adventure – (Available on selected dates during daylight savings) Your ticket includes afternoon tea and
dips**. Tickets are $125 for non-members, $113 for members/concession tickets and $65 for those juniors aged 12-16 years old ***. Check-in 1215, boarding at 1230 from Pyrmont for a 1300 departure | Returning at approximately 1800.

Click here for directions to Wharf 7.

Square-Rig Sailing Adventure - James Craig at Sydney Heads

Tall Ship James Craig at Sydney
Heads. Photo: Gary Steer

Square-rig Sailing Adventure - James Craig at sea under sail

Tall Ship James Craig at sea under

* Please note that mast climbs may not be available on the day depending on conditions. Mast climb is an extra $75 per person.
** Please inform us about any special dietary requirements upon booking. Tea and coffee are available throughout the sail and alcoholic beverages can be purchased at the on-board bar.
*** Family tickets are available and include 2 adults and 2 juniors for the price of 2 adults and 1 junior, call us directly on 02 9298 3888 to book your family tickets.

Terms & Conditions

1. Tall Ship James Craig will sail in almost all weather and tickets will not be refunded due to rain.
 2. If, in the opinion of the Master on the day of the sail, the wind or sea state is deemed unsuitable for the safety of passengers, the sail will be cancelled. A rain check will be issued for another Sailing Adventure. Rain checks must be used within six months of issue and a new booking made within one month of the cancelled day sail.
3. You must be at Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont and ready to check-in 45 minutes prior to departure time. The ship will not wait for latecomers.
4. Public parking is available at Harbourside (Murray Street), Star City Casino (Pirrama Road) or Coles (Union Street); all within 5 minutes walk from Wharf 7.
5. Cancellation of a Tall Ship sailing booking must be made at least 14 days prior to the date of the booked sail to obtain a refund. A 10% administration fee will be deducted.
6. If you need to change a Tall Ship sailing booking, the revised booking must be made at least 14 days prior to the date of the originally booked sail.
7. Raincheck Vouchers and Gift Vouchers are transferable to another person but cannot be refunded.
8. Gift Vouchers must be redeemed by the use-by date on the Voucher.
 9. Please dress for all weather and be aware that weather can change during the course of a Sailing Adventure. Sharp-heeled shoes are not permitted on board.
 10. Passengers will use steep stairs to board the ship and to go down to the ship’s lower deck. We regret that wheelchair access is not available.
11. Smoking is not allowed on the ship.
 12. Some meals are included in your ticket price, depending on the type of sail. There is a licensed pay bar on board.
 13. Sydney Heritage Fleet can take no responsibility for lost or damaged property. All passengers travel on board at their own risk.

IT IS IMPORTANT that you take sea sickness precautions to ensure that you have a great day. Your pharmacist can advise on  appropriate medication. And finally, just like the good old days, remember – one hand for yourself and one for the ship!






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