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 Climb (see article below Aloft on James Craig) and 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 **.

Ticket Prices
$155 Non-members
$140 Members/ Concessions
$65 Child (12 – 16 years old)

Check-in 0915, boarding at 0930 from Pyrmont for a 1000 departure | Returning at approximately 1600.

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.

Aloft on James Craig

Take your outing to new heights – go aloft by climbing the mast of Australia’s largest operational tall ship!

Under the watchful eye of our experienced crew, as a passenger on Sydney’s iconic square-rigger, you can now climb the rigging and go aloft on James Craig just like an 1874 sailor but with the added assurance of 21st century safety gear and trained crew supervision!

From your vantage point, high above the deck, you will get an entirely different perspective of this incredible ship and Sydney skyline. You might even, if you’re lucky, be the first to cry “Whale ho on the starboard bow (me hearties)!”

Join the crew up in the rigging and enjoy the thrill of climbing the mast!

Add this mast climb to your See Sydney Under Sail ticket or James Craig Charter for only $75 pp*

This price includes full training, safety equipment as well as full insurance. The minimum age for this add-on is 16 years old.

Photos taken by one of our crew members are also available to remember your climb, show off to friends & family and take the adventure home.

Please note that mast climbs may not be available depending on conditions on the day.

To book a mast climb, simply notify the crew on the day of your sail and they will organise it for you.

Click here for directions to Wharf 7.