18th Dec 2020

Covid-19 Travel Update

UPDATE 3rd Jan: Face masks are mandatory on public transport from the 3rd of January.

UPDATE 19th Dec: as of 5pm Saturday 19 December the seasonal Manly – Watsons Bay leisure service will be suspended temporarily following NSW public healthorders.

The Manly – Circular Quay essential service will continue to operate to schedule and in accordance with our COVIDSafe plans. The NSW Government advice is currently to limit non-essential travel. If travel is necessary, customers are encouraged to wear a face mask and practice appropriate social distancing. We will continue to ensure our vessels and wharf areas are cleaned and sanitised regularly. Anyone who is experiencing flu-like symptoms or has been in close contact with someone who has, should get tested as soon as possible. We monitor all updates from NSW Health and adapt our approach accordingly.

In line with NSW Government advice, the Sydney Harbour Explorer and City Sights & Sunset cruises have been temporarily suspended until further notice.

COVID-19 Response

Status of Services & Cruises

Ferry Services

  • Manly - Circular Quay
  • Manly - Watsons Bay
  • Manly - Barangaroo
  • Manly - Darling Harbour
  • Balmoral Beach Shuttle


  • Manly
  • Circular Quay
  • Watsons Bay
  • Darling Harbour
  • Taronga Zoo
  • Barangaroo
  • Q Station
  • Balmoral Beach
  • Chowder Bay

Harbour Cruises

  • Sydney Harbour Explorer - 1 Day Pass
  • Sydney Harbour Explorer - 2 Day Pass
  • 2hr Sightseeing Cruise
  • City Sights & Sunset Cruise
  • Balmoral Beach Shuttle

We have a COVID-19 Safety Plan and are committed to keeping you safe.

As a responsible operator, My Fast Ferry has taken a number of additional measures to keep our ferry services as safe as possible for our guests.

These measures are subject to change depending on Local, State and Federal requirements surrounding COVID-19. Updates to My Fast Ferry’s operations will be available on this page.

In line with the latest government advice, you may wish to consider downloading the COVID Safe App.

COVID-19 Response

Additional Measures

Wear a Face Mask

Face masks are mandatory on public transport from the 3rd of January 2021.

Physical Distancing

You’ll see distinctive green dots onboard our vessels and wharves. They are there to show you the safest places to sit and stand.

Limited Numbers

Maximum passengers numbers onboard our vessels have been reduced to allow for physical distancing.

Drink at Your Seat

Please return to your seat, after you purchased a drink at the onboard bar.

Please maintain 1.5m distance from the bar.

Cashless Bar

My Fast Ferry services operate a cashless bar onboard each vessel.

Payments can be made contact-less with EFTPOS and Credit Cards.

No Paper Tickets

My Fast Ferry will no longer be selling return tickets between Manly and Circular Quay.

Customers may purchase single tickets via Smartcard, Opalpay or credit card.

Additional Cleaning

All high-touch surfaces will be disinfected before and after each service.

Additionally regular deep cleans are carried out at our wharves and on all vessels via professional service providers.

Temperature Checks

Temperatures of passengers may be checked before boarding our ferry services.