Captain Cook Cruises is an Australian cruise company based in Sydney, Australia. Since January 2021, the company had conducted 21 ships on the Sydney Harbour, offering a wide range of government-contracted and independent Cruise services, Sightseeing and charter cruises as well. Captain Cook Cruises has an impressive list of destinations that they offer their clients. Some of the famous destinations on which they operate include;
They operate cruise boats with accommodations ranging from small suites, deluxe to executive class and are well known for providing world-class customer service and premium quality entertainment. The company has been operating vessels in Sydney since 1998. These cruises provide guests with an opportunity to dine at world-class restaurants. A variety of entertainment activities are also provided on these cruises including Scuba Diving and Jet skiing. The company also provides complimentary onboard entertainment such as live music, movies, and dance performances.
Captain Cook Cruises operates several other types of cruises as well. One of these is the Adventure Company, which operates a variety of adventure activities in the Sydney Harbour. The company provides sailing, walking, and camping tours. Another is the Sydney Aquarium, which is among one of the oldest aquariums in the world. Cruising to the Sydney Harbour is also made easy by the number of ferries that can be spotted along the water’s edge. Ferries are able to bring visitors to different locations across Sydney Harbor.
The company operates four Great Barrier Reef ships which provide tours to the region’s most popular tourist spots including the Great Barrier Reef. This region is one of the best places to go to if you wish to see the incredible underwater life. From December to April, a number of November cruises operate for passengers to visit the wonderful attraction, which is home to hundreds of rare coral species. The Captain Cook special cruises began operation in March last year and have become extremely popular with travelers who desire to view the marine wonders from sea.
Another popular attraction with visitors to Captain Cook’s cruises in Sydney is Sydney’s Central Business District or the CBD. The area is home to many of the city’s business leaders and other movers and shakers in the business world. It is also home to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Tower. Among the famous landmarks in the area is the iconic Sydney Opera House, which was destroyed in World War II. The beautiful Royal Botanic Garden and the Watsons Bay National Park are other popular attractions in the CBD.
Captain Cook also made it his home in Australia after he sailed across the South Pacific. On his return, he named the islands that he discovered in Australia, namely” Watson’s Island, Heard’s Island, and White Bay” after two sailing terms with the Cook. He named the islands after his two favorite places in the South Pacific. Among his “homes” in the South Pacific were two volcanic islands, namely “Mount Ngongotaha” and “Simaroo”. These volcanic islands are just a few hour’s drives from Sydney and only about one hour from Brisbane.
One of the islands that Captain Cook returned to after leaving Australia was Fiji. He returned there in 1819 on board the White Star passenger ship “Endeavour” as part of a voyage of exploration and naturalist expeditions. During this trip, Captain Cook became the first Westerner to visit Fiji. Captain Cook took several trips through the tropical islands of Fiji in what is now known as the “Fiji Slipways”. These “slipways” were an amazing collection of sand dunes that were situated between the rivers and beaches and they were home to a variety of unique animals and plants including a giant mouse.
On his return journey from his long voyage to Fiji, Captain Cook wrote extensively about his experiences in the “Slips” and also included detailed accounts of his discoveries. One of the most interesting items included a description of “Simaroo”, a small island off the southeast coast of Fiji. The description of “Simaroo” described it as being a place with trees and flowers, but no vegetation or animals of any kind. Captain Cook noted that this was the first “real” island visited by him and that he had never seen a “plant” on it! He wrote that he had been driven to “simply sit at a great height, and behold the blue world” which was “so clear and so beautiful that I could not but smile.” This account of his early travels through “Simaroo” is included in Captain Cook’s” ashore publications” which continue to this day.