Harman | Seven Islands Cruise

  • Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Darling Harbour, NSW
  • Product code: 7IC

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Covid-19 Update (as of 2/04/2020): We are certainly now in very worrying times with new social and workplace restrictions being announced and enforced by the NSW Government, on a frequent and regular basis (the most recent one being a ban on all non-essential outdoor gatherings of 2 or more). In response to this changing world we have introduced the following measures to assist in protecting the health and welfare of our customers, volunteers and staff. All activities including harbour cruises, charters, youth programs, volunteer training and Fleet Discovery Days booked up until the end of September have been postponed. In the meantime, you can register your expression of interest for our upcoming events post September by joining the waiting list. Should we be able to operate earlier, we will of course inform you directly.

Please follow the guidelines and advice given by the medical professionals and the NSW Government.

We hope to welcome you on-board one of our vessels within the near future.

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Start Time: 9.45am

Finish Time: 12.30pm
Vessel: 1943 Motor Launch Harman

Event Details: 

Our small motor launch Harman (c.1943) takes you close to Goat and Berry islands before a short stop at Cockatoo Island to see the historic docks. West of Cockatoo Island the tour includes Rodd, Snapper and Spectacle islands. Our guides will tell you about the various purposes Sydneysiders and some interesting visitors have used these islands for!

And…Yes—the 7th island will be revealed on the day!


  • Cruise from Darling Harbour to the Parramatta River and Iron Cove. 
  • Hear stories of gunpowder, convicts, water police, ships, bacteriological research, rats and rabbits, a bushranger, and a famous French actress and her dogs.
  • Mid route, we disembark for a short but fascinating Cockatoo island tour.

The tour finishes back at the Australian National Maritime Museum by 12:30pm.

Event Information:

What to wear: Please wear sensible footwear and dress appropriately for the weather on the day; a windproof jacket may be useful whatever the weather.
Meeting Time: 9.45am
Finish Time: 12.30pm
Meeting Point: At the two anchors outside the main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum


  • Walk from Town Hall station across the historic Pyrmont Bridge (15 min).
  • Darling Harbour ferry from Wharf 5 at Circular Quay and alight at Pyrmont Bay.
  • Light Rail from Central station and alight at Pyrmont Bay.
  • Bus No 389 which runs from Bondi Junction to Pyrmont and goes through the city via Park St. (https://transportnsw.info/routes/details#/sydney-buses-network/389/31389)
  • Parking at Harbourside Car Park, Murray Street. When booked on one of our sails you are eligible for discounted parking. To claim your discount, please go to the Main Reception of the Australian National Maritime Museum Building during open hours and ask for your ticket to be validated.

Other special instructions:

  • If, in the opinion of the Master on the day of the event the wind or sea state is deemed unsuitable for the comfort of passengers, the event will be cancelled. Smoking on board strictly prohibited.
  • Please take the time to carefully read through the terms and conditions prior to purchasing a ticket. Terms and conditions are available here https://shf.org.au/terms and at checkout.