James Craig will be at the Overseas Passenger Terminal on 23rd-24th May

Ship will be Open to the Public

As part of Sydney Heritage Fleet’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations, Sydney’s third icon alongside the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, tall Ship James Craig, will make a rare visit to Sydney Cove Overseas Passenger Terminal on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of May this year.

This magnificently restored square-rigger will be open to the public for a “gold coin” donation. Guides will be on hand to answer visitor’s questions and to run tours. Visitors will be able to board from 0900 on both days and the last tour on each day will board at 1600.

At 1730 on Sunday 24th May, James Craig will leave her berth at the Overseas Passenger Terminal taking passengers to view the VIVID spectacular light show. People wishing to join this cruise can book online or by phoning 02 9298 3888.

Sydney Heritage Fleet’s 50th year

The visit to the Overseas Passenger Terminal is planned as part of a year-long celebration of Sydney Heritage Fleet’s 50th Anniversary. The Fleet began life as the Lady Hopetoun and Port Jackson Marine Steam Museum, founded by a group of public-spirited individuals to preserve Sydney’s 1902 VIP steam launch Lady Hopetoun.

The organisation later became known as the Sydney Maritime Museum. The trading name, Sydney Heritage Fleet, is now used to distinguish the Fleet from the Australian National Maritime Museum, which generously hosts the head office of the Fleet and provides a berth for James Craig outside the Wharf 7 at Pyrmont.

The Fleet now comprises 10 historic vessels, one of the largest such collections in Australia. Five of them are more than 100 years old and fully operational.

James Craig berthed at Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT) with ha