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:
Light rail – alight at the Pyrmont Bay light rail stop (LH side exit) cross over Pirrama Road lights and walk to the ANMM (2 Murray Street).
Ferry – Darling Harbour ferry from Wharf 5 at Circular Quay and alight at Pyrmont Bay Wharf.
Rivercat – There are two options if using the Rivercat to Barangaroo Wharf. First is to connect with F4 ferries (Green and Yellow First Fleet) to get to nearby Pyrmont Bay Wharf, or allow at least 30 minutes to walk from Barangaroo Wharf across the Pyrmont Bridge to ANMM.

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


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

Ships ‘n’ Shore Terms & Conditions

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.