Ships ‘n’ Shore Tour

Group bookings


Let our knowledgeable volunteer guides take you on a half day tour of Sydney Heritage Fleet!

The Ships ‘n’ Shore tour is very popular with Probus and community groups looking for an entertaining and well priced tour (previously known as Fish ‘n’ Ships tour).

The tour begins with morning tea and tour on board the1874 Tall Ship James Craig,* 58 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont. After this tour, passengers will hop aboard the heritage Motor Launch, Harman (c.1943) to embark on a 60 minute tour of the harbour west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge whilst travelling to the Heritage Docks and Workshops at Rozelle.

Here, tour our busy, volunteer powered workshops and see the smaller vessels in our collection. You’ll finish your tour at around 1pm back at the Australian National Maritime Museum for lunch, where Yots Cafe provides several lunch options for $15 (discounted especially for our SHF tour) at your own expense.

This tour is a great way to discover what the Sydney Heritage Fleet is doing for Australia’s maritime heritage.

– Group Bookings are taken Tuesdays and Thursdays, at only $30 per head.

Minimum passenger numbers: 15 (or groups fewer than 15 pay $450)
Maximum passenger numbers: 26

Groups need to arrive & meet at the two big anchors in the paved area outside the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) main doors, at the western end of Pyrmont Bridge, Pyrmont at 0930 sharp.

Groups coming by public transport:
To get to the two big anchors outside ANMM, groups can come by light rail (Pyrmont Bay stop); ferry (Pyrmont Bay wharf); bus from from North Bondi to Pyrmont and goes through the city through Park Street  (389); or a 15 minute walk from QVB.

Groups arriving with own bus:
Please advise us if your group is coming by bus when booking, so we can allocate a bus parking space.


For more information and to book call our office on (02) 9298 3888.

Ships ‘n’ Shore Information and Terms & Conditions 2016

NB: All participants of Ships ‘n’ Shore tours must wear sturdy covered footwear (sandals, stilettos or open toed footwear are prohibited) as our Heritage Docks & Workshop are an industrial construction site. On hot days, it is suggested that passengers bring bottles of water.

Please note that passengers will use steep stairs to board James Craig and to go down to the ship’s lower deck. We regret that wheelchair access is not available for this tour. Please contact Reception if you have any questions regarding mobility issues.


*If James Craig is unavailable, a nearby location will be arranged for morning tea. A complimentary ticket for a James Craig tour will be provided.