Frequency: Last Friday of the month, starting Feb 25 2022
This cruise provides an opportunity to learn more about a selection of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) activities and facilities in Sydney Harbour from 1788 to the present, especially during WW II.
The places you will see and learn about include; HMAS Waterhen, Cockatoo Island, Spectacle Island and Snapper Island.
The commentary on this cruise is supported by a complimentary booklet of photos to bring the story to life.
During the cruise you will also learn about some of the RAN customs and traditions.
The Cockatoo Island Dockyard built over 38 RAN ships and during WW II completed 31 major battle damage repairs to warships.
The Spectacle Island Armament Depot once held 1,000 tons of high explosive RAN ammunition and was central to resupply operations in Sydney. The Sea Cadet Company based on Snapper Island provided training for young boys and girls with many joining the RAN.
King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW
Vessel: MV BENNELONG operated by Caprice Charter Cruises Pty Ltd.
Check-in Time: 09:30am
Boarding Time: 09:45am for 10:00am DEPARTURE
End Time: 12:30 – 1:00pm
Access: Ferry, Train and walk from Town Hall or Wynyard Stations.
Refreshments: Morning tea is included.
Individuals: $75 per person.
Groups: $65 per person.
Note: Minimum group size is 10 people. Use coupon code CRUISE10 at checkout to receive discounted group rate.
COVID Protocols: Pre boarding checks and onboard procedures as determined by the operator.
SPECIAL NOTE: As this event is being conducted by the Naval Historical Society of Australia which is a ‘not for profit’ organisation the cruise can only proceed if sufficient tickets are sold to cover boat charter costs. In the most unlikely event that sufficient tickets are not sold, a decision will be made 14 days prior to the event on whether to proceed or not. Naturally all concerned will be advised and a full refund will be made to ticket holders if a negative decision is made.
Ticket Cancellation/Refund Policy:
More than 30 days full refund of ticket. 30 -15 days – 75 % of ticket value.
14 – 7 days – 50% of ticket value. Less than 7 days – no refund
Phone: NHSA Cruise Coordinator: – 0451 218 336 (Between the hours 0900 to 1500)
E-mail: NHSA Cruise Coordinator: – firstname.lastname@example.org