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Parramatta River Cat Ferries

Jan 28, 2019 | Blue Mountains Attractions

This is the best ferry to return to the city. It is fast and only 25 minutes when it is an express service. It is far less crowded, and travels much faster than the big ferry. Our Blue Mountains Tours all catch this ferry unless you have arranged a city drop off. All private tours have the choice of either return method.

There is a ferry departure at  5.50 pm and arrives at Circular Quay at 6.20 pm, .

All boats create wake and the larger boat the more wake created as the speed increases. These ferries were designed in North Queensland for Sydney’s river system and were introduced in the 1990’s.

These unique boats are specially designed to have a high speed with very little wake which is the scourge of ferries all over the world. By using a long catamaran construction from a design to eliminate wake. It has been a very successful investment.

Sydney ferries has 7 of these boats which have been in service for well over 20 years.  This Ferry costs $10 per person and we do not include this ferry on our tours. We prefer to have more time in the mountains and take the opportunity to do the rides more than once as we have plenty of time.


Length  38 metres

Draft  1.4metres

Beam  10 metres

Passengers 230

Speed 22 knots  (41 klms per hour)

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