The only on-demand ferry in Sydney

HOY – The on-demand ferry which will take you from Elizabeth Bay to Circular Quay

The only on-demand ferry in Sydney

Just like Uber but on water

Did you know you can now call a ferry in the same way you call an Uber? That’s right, since December 2018 Captain Cook Cruises have been operating an on-demand ferry service from Elizabeth Bay Marina to Circular Quay Harbour Master Steps. It’s a Sydney first and we think it’s pretty special.

Forget timetables, traffic jams and crowded public transport, this is a fast and environmentally-friendly way to get into the city. All you need to do is download the HOY app and hail the boat when you need it.

Services start from $5.90 per trip and run Monday-Friday (excluding public holidays). Opal cards are accepted.

Captain Cook Cruises’ General Manager is, understandably, “very excited to launch this new on-demand ferry service for Elizabeth Bay commuters. With Uber proving so popular, we thought why not translate this success to the water and start an on-demand ferry service?”

The route is serviced by Captain Cook Cruises’ new and versatile “tubby-class” ferries. These 12-metre vessels have been purposefully built to operate a high frequency, low-cost service. They have the capacity to carry up to 60 passengers and are light weight, efficient and highly manoeuvrable.

All the Captain Cook Cruise fleet are designed and built to be fuel efficient, eco-friendly, and are equipped with the latest technologies to ensure they are continually reducing their carbon footprint.

Map of the Ahoy, Sydney on demand ferry route

Support your Elizabeth Bay on-demand ferry and win

Right now, you have the chance to win up to $860 of ferry and cruises vouchers. There are weekly prizes of $90 up for grabs and one main prize of a $500 cruise voucher.

Weekly prizes: Complete the entry form for your chance to win a $90 ferry voucher

Bonus entry – Win a $500 cruise voucher: Find the secret code on board the ferry and add it to your competition entry


The route is serviced by the new Tubby-class farry