Getting There

We encourage the use of public transport, with Watsons Bay serviced well with a public ferry wharf and bus stops nearby.

Opening Hours
As Required

Car or private coach/mini-bus
There is very limited parking for cars available. There are no parking facilities for mini-buses or coaches at the Pilot Station. Please drop off and pick up outside the Pilot Station and park in Hopetoun Avenue.

Please note - the road to The Pilot Station is narrow and the turning circle small. It is not suitable for large coaches.

For arrival by road, the address for the Pilot station is 1A Marine Parade, Watsons Bay.

Train and Bus
Buses run from Bondi Junction and Edgecliff Stations, and are a quick and easy way to get to the Pilot Station. From Edgecliff Station take the 324 or 325. From Bondi Junction take the 380.


Sydney Ferries and Captain Cook Cruises run services to Watsons Bay from Circular Quay.

Sydney Ferries: F7 Eastern Suburbs service from Wharf 4. For weekdays, the first ferry is 10.05 and the last ferry from Watsons Bay is 16.45; for weekends, the first ferry is 08.35 and last ferry from Watsons Bay is 21.30. A full timetable can be found on

Captain Cook Cruises: Wharf 6 from 7.15am with the last ferry returning 7.30pm, weekdays only. A full timetable, including information about weekend ferries, can be found at

Private Boat
Access by water is by far the easiest and best way to get to the Pilot Station. On arrival disembark using the pontoon and tie up securely for the duration of your visit. Please do not use the wooden steps on the south side of the wharf as they are slippery at low tide. If you intend to come by boat please advise the Centre Manager prior to your visit.

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Call us on
(02) 9438 2077 or
(02) 9337 2988
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Watsons Bay Pilot Station,
1A Marine Parade,
Watsons Bay NSW 2030