10 May 2011 (Tue): At 2.45 p.m., the Magistic Cruisesmart parked at the Jetty 6 of Circular Quay, ready to set sail. I was excited at the thoughts of travelling about the Sydney Harbour.
The Canon Digital IXUS 1000HS camera's battery was running low. I saw this as an indicator to enjoy the cruise by simply being present, rather than taking too much photographs. I did take a number of photographs on another camera.
The description for the Magistic Cruisesmart is worth a read. Here it goes:
See the splendor of the world's most beautiful harbour, aboard our multi-million dollar Australian owned and built catamarans. This one hour cruise glides by the harbour's main attractions with GPS commentary to keep you informed along the way. This is your best option and best value cruise on the harbour, without compromise. In the true tradition of Australian hospitality, you will receive a complimentary beer or soft drink whilst on board. (Source: http://seesydneypass.iventurecard.com/attraction/magistic-cruisesmart/)My mother and I received a complimentary can of carbonated soft-drink each. On hind-sight, we could have ordered a non-carbonated drink because in the end, none of us drank our drink. I was too happy enjoying the cruise and the marvellous views on board.
Our See Sydney Attractions Pass came in handy once again. The usual price of an adult ticket to board the Magistic Cruisesmart is AUS$25. See Sydney Attractions Pass holders get to enjoy the cruise for free! By the way, the departure time was different from the published ones so please check the schedule in advance.
It was an excellent way to enjoy Sydney's harbour on Magistic Cruisesmart. I highly recommend this tour to everyone who has a love for scenic sights while taking a cruise.
While I was onboard Magistic Cruisesmart, I was inspired and did a very quick sketch.
Cruise departs from Jetty 6, Circular Quay
Cost: AUS$25 per adult
Tel: (+61) 2 8296 7222