(6:00 p.m. AEST) — Darling Harbour has been dropped from Sydney’s White Bay Cruise Terminal city ferry schedule due to greater demand for trips to and from Circular Quay.
According to Anthony Haworth, general manager of Captain Cook Cruises, it became apparent after one month of operation that Darling Harbour was not a popular option.
“Our customer is our main priority and it quickly became clear to us that the majority of passengers using the White Bay Ferry service wanted to embark and disembark at Circular Quay, rather than Darling Harbour, so we have adjusted the routes and timetables accordingly,” Haworth said.
He declared the ferry “a huge success”, with more than 1000 cruise ship passengers using or booking it in the first week.
The service, which began on 27 November 2015 after a couple of false starts, runs on days that cruise ships arrive and depart from White Bay. It initially provided rides to and from two city wharfs but no longer uses Darling Harbour.
A new ferry timetable, effective from 28 January 2016, is available on the Captain Cook Cruises website.