Friday, July 08, 2011

10 May 2011: Magistic Cruisesmart

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:
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.

Magistic Cruisesmart
Cruise departs from Jetty 6, Circular Quay
Cost: AUS$25 per adult
Tel: (+61) 2 8296 7222

All the photos on this post were taken using a Canon Digital IXUS 1000HS camera


eastcoastlife said...

It must be an interesting cruise taking in the beautiful Sydney harbour sights.

oceanskies79 said...

Eastcoastlife: Yes, it was.

Lakshvenetia said...

Yes you are right,i too had a similar experience two months back on the Magistic Cruises. But i went with a group of friends and we still keep talking about it.We also took a lot of photographs with our camera's and i also would recommend the same as you did and the sketch which you drew is really beautiful.

oceanskies79 said...

Lakshvenetia, thanks you for your compliments. I hope the beauty of the harbour still remains in the fond memories of you and your friends? Beautiful collective and shared memories somehow brings people closer together.