Watsons Bay

Lovely beaches, marvellous views
and delicious seafood.

Watsons
Bay

Lovely beaches, marvellous views
and delicious seafood.
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Now that My Fast Ferry is part of the NRMA, Members can save 10% on selected ferry services that accept OpalPay.

That’s on top of the 20% discount they already receive on whale watching, Sydney Harbour Hop On Hop Off tickets and attractions combo passes – all thanks to NRMA Blue. So now, there’s an even better way to move on the water.

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  • Operates On Weekends
  • Licensed Bar Onboard
  • Free Wifi Onboard
  • OpalPay Accepted

COVID-19 Update

Face masks are mandatory on public transport and wharves. Please assist our staff and crew by wearing your face mask at all times.

Watsons Bay & Camp Cove, Ferry

There’s a lot to love about Watsons Bay. It’s got lovely beaches, marvellous views and delicious seafood. Located on the South Head peninsula in Sydney’s east, it’s a delightful day out. Australia’s oldest fishing village is home to waterfront restaurants, great walking trails and a harbourside park perfect for family picnics.

Steeped in history, Watsons Bay is rich in indigenous and colonial heritage. Join Kadoo Tours for insights into Aboriginal culture and the bay area. A two hour guided tour through the clifftops of the Gap Bluff walking track will have you marvelling at the vast ocean as you walk by the spot where the full-rigged passenger ship the Dunbar shipwrecked in 1857.

South Head heritage trail takes you past Lady Bay Beach, which permits nude bathing, and then on to the tip of South Head. Here you’ll find the historic red and white striped Hornby Lighthouse, built in 1858 after the Dunbar sank. You can spot whales from South Head between May and November during their annual migration.

Watsons Bay is a calm, protected cove with a small sandy beach which makes it perfect for stand up paddleboarding. Watsons Bay Stand Up Paddling offers lessons as well as guided SUP tours that take you to secluded little bays around the harbour or you can just hire the gear and go off on your own.

Stand Up Paddelboarding,Watsons Bay Ferry

Camp Cove is just a short stroll from the ferry wharf but a million miles away from the rest of the world. The soft, sandy beach stretches out in front of multi-million dollar mansions. It’s a calm, secluded haven that is beloved by families and a great spot to go snorkelling or kayaking.

Watsons Bay is home to the seafood institution Doyles. Doyles on the Beach is fine dining on the water, serving up fresh fish, lobster, prawns and more. Doyles on the Wharf, where the ferry docks, serves takeaway fish ‘n’ chips which can be enjoyed at nearby Robertson Park.

Dunbar House is a historic building and elegant space on Robertson Park serving high tea. The perfectly-positioned Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, right on the water, has the more casual Beach Club which serves a light, fresh menu made to be enjoyed by the harbour.

Timetable

The My Fast Ferry Manly – Watsons Bay service operates every Saturday and Sunday. The Fantasea Cruising Sydney Harbour Hopper operates Thursday – Sunday.

Ferry between Manly and Watsons BayWeekends Only

Watsons Bay Towards Manly Arrival Times
Watsons Bay Manly Wharf 2
9:54 10:10
10:34 10:50
11:14 11:30
11:54 12:10
12:34 12:50
13:19 13:35
14:34 14:50
15:14 15:30
15:54 16:10
16:34 16:50
17:14 17:30
 
Departure times shown unless otherwise stated.
Manly Towards Watsons Bay Arrival Times
Manly Wharf 2 Watsons Bay
10:14 10:30
10:54 11:10
11:34* 11:50
12:14 12:30
12:54 13:15
14:14 14:30
14:54 15:10
15:34* 15:50
16:14 16:30
16:54 17:09
17:34 17:50
 
*Departs from Manly Wharf 3. Departure times shown unless otherwise stated.

Sydney Harbour HopperOperates Thursday - Sunday

Darling Harbour Towards Manly
Darling
Harbour
Circular
Quay
Taronga
Zoo
Watsons
Bay
Manly
9:15 9:35 9:49 10:07 10:26
10:05 10:25 10:39
11:30 11:44 12:03 12:22
12:15 12:35 12:49
13:50 14:04 14:24 14:43
13:55 14:15
15:25
15:35 15:49 16:08 16:27
90min Sightseeing CruiseThursday – SundayWeekends Only

Manly towards Darling Harbour
Manly Watsons
Bay
Taronga
Zoo
Circular
Quay
Darling
Harbour
10:26 10:45 11:05 11:16
10:55 11:12 11:23 11:41
12:22 12:41 12:59 13:10
13:05 13:22 13:33 13:51
14:43 15:02 15:20 15:31
14:29 14:40 14:58
15:54 16:05 16:23
16:27 16:46 17:05 17:16

Thursday – SundayWeekends OnlyDrop Off Only

Fares Info

Single Ticket Fares

Single ticket fares between Watsons Bay and one destination from the list below.

Tickets can be purchased from our ticket office at Manly Wharf 2 or onboard the vessel at Watsons Bay.

Destination Adult Child
Manly $8.00 $6.00
Taronga Zoo $6.00 $4.00
Circular Quay $8.00 $6.00

OpalPay Fares

OpalPay fares between Watsons Bay and one destinations from the list below.

Destination Adult Child
Manly $8.00 $6.00
Taronga Zoo $6.00 $4.00
Circular Quay $8.00 $6.00

NRMA OpalPay Discount Fares

NRMA members SAVE 10% with exclusive OpalPay discount fares between Watsons Bay and Manly. Redeem offer.

Destination Adult Child
Manly / Watsons Bay $7.20
  • OpalPay accepted on this Ferry Service
  • Staff are not permitted to accept cash on board vessels. Most debit/credit cards are accepted

Route Map

  • Departure Wharf

Single Tickets From

$6.00
  • 6.00 - Adult
  • 4.00 - Child (4-15)
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Save 10% on OpalPay

Now that My Fast Ferry is part of the NRMA, Members can save 10% on selected ferry services that accept OpalPay.

That’s on top of the 20% discount they already receive on whale watching, Sydney Harbour Hop On Hop Off tickets and attractions combo passes – all thanks to NRMA Blue. So now, there’s an even better way to move on the water.

Redeem Offer

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