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4.5(2K)

Sightseeing Cruise on Sydney Harbour

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AU$32
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  • Forget the same-old tourist traps. Go for a Sydney Harbour catamaran sightseeing ride that'll leave you with a camera roll bursting with brag-worthy shots.
  • The cruise is for families, couples, solo travelers, you name it! Admire Sydney's skyline from a unique vantage point while soaking up the sun from the deck or cozying up inside.
  • Upgrade your ticket for a live guide as you sip tea or coffee. Learn about the first settlers and the engineering marvels that brought the Harbour Bridge and Opera House to life.
  • Reserve your lounge seat on the AC super-cruiser Sydney 2000 for luxury sightseeing and get a glimpse of hidden gems like the Sydney Botanical Gardens, Luna Park, and more!
  • Raise a glass to the wonderful cruise with a house beverage and indulge in a delightful Australian Cheese & Charcuterie board, that will have you saying "wow" with every bite.

Inclusions

  • 80-min catamaran sightseeing cruise
  • Indoor & outdoor open seating
  • Smartphone commentary
  • Free Wifi
  • 1.5-hr catamaran sightseeing cruise (optional)
  • Live guide (optional)
  • Tea & coffee (optional)
  • 2.5-hr super-cruiser Sydney 2000 sightseeing cruise (optional)
  • 1 house beverage (optional)
  • Australian cheese & charcuterie board (optional)
  • Tip: While everyone gets the classic bridge and opera house shot, look for unique angles and compositions. Capture details like hidden coves, working harbor areas, or sailboats gliding by.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance dogs and pets are allowed, provided they are restrained in a suitable box, basket, or other container at all times whilst onboard
  • Keep in mind smoking is prohibited on this experience.
  • The experience is not accessible for people with back and neck problems, serious medical conditions, injuries, and pregnant women.
  • You can access your cruise timetable here.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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3 or 4-Course Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour

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AU$115
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  • Sydney's stunning by day, but have you seen its illuminated skyline at night? Go for an evening of starlit fine dining with a choice of 3 or 4-course meals.
  • Cruise aboard the AC super-cruiser Sydney 2000 and watch the sunset over the beautiful harbour and have your unforgettable Instagram moment.
  • Picture a chorus of delectable canapés followed by: mushroom ravioli, beef cheek, smoked salmon, and salads - and that just the first of your 3 or 4-courses.
  • Upgrade your ticket for a front-row seat to the Sydney Harbour with guaranteed window seating perfect for romantic rendezvous, a birthday bash, or a family outing.
  • Opera House? You bet. Harbour Bridge? Absolutely! Sail past these iconic landmarks and on weekends, there's live music to create the perfect ambiance.

Inclusions

  • 2-hr sunset dinner cruise
  • AC super-cruiser Sydney 2000
  • 3-course meal
  • 3-hr sunset dinner cruise (optional)
  • 4-course meal (optional)
  • 3-course meal with guaranteed window seat (optional)
  • 4-course meal with guaranteed window seat (optional)
  • Live music on sat-sun

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tip: Don't miss the smaller sights like glowing lighthouses, illuminated forts, or the twinkling boats bobbing on the water.
  • You can check the 3-course dinner menu here.
  • You can check the 4-course dinner menu here.
  • The meal includes vegetarian and gluten-free options.
  • Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Strict dress code: Wear smart casuals.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance dogs and pets are allowed, provided they are restrained in a suitable box, basket, or other container at all times whilst onboard
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Vivid Sydney Sightseeing Cruise with Canapes & Complimentary Drink

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  • Forget cramped viewpoints! Elevate your night with a touch of sophistication aboard a luxury cruise for Vivid Sydney from the best seat in the house!
  • With room for 40 guests, it's the perfect blend of comfort and sophistication. Plus, you'll have a friendly skipper and host to take care of you.
  • Feeling snacky? No worries! They'll have delicious canapés going around, and your first drink is on them – beer, wine, or something lighter.
  • Swing by the licensed bar if you'd like more. Whether you fancy cocktails or classic drinks, you'll find it all while cruising the harbour.
  • The main event? Watching the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge turn into gigantic screens, adorned with a kaleidoscope of light projections.

Inclusions

  • 90-minute cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Experienced skipper and deck hand/host
  • Roaming canapes
  • 1 beverage per person (beer, wine, soft drink, or juice)

Exclusions

  • Additional drinks (available for purchase)
  • Tip: Download the Vivid Sydney app. The app provides a map of all the light installations, including descriptions and show times.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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2 or 3-Course Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour

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AU$99
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  • Sun-drenched views, sparkling harbor, and a plate decadent with deliciousness? Ditch the boring lunch break and set sail on a 2.5 or 4-hour Sydney Harbour cruise.
  • Cruise past the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, all while savoring a 2 or 3-course lunch spread. Fresh seafood, juicy steaks, or vibrant salads - the choice is yours!
  • Unwind and relax on an AC super-cruiser, the Sydney 2000. Sip on refreshing cocktails or clink glasses of bubbly with stunning views as your companion.
  • Upgrade for the window seat and get front-row access to Sydney's dazzling harbor. Perfect for a romantic lunch date, a celebratory gathering, or a family outing.
  • Capture postcard-perfect moments as you cruise by golden beaches and national parks, all while soaking up the sunshine on the expansive open decks.

Inclusions

  • 2.5-hr lunch cruise
  • AC super-cruiser Sydney 2000
  • 2-course meal
  • 4-hr lunch cruise (optional)
  • 3-course meal (optional)
  • 2-course meal with guaranteed window seat (optional)
  • 3-course meal with guaranteed window seat (optional)
  • Live music on sat-sun
  • Tip: Don't miss the smaller sights like glowing lighthouses, illuminated forts, or the twinkling boats bobbing on the water.
  • You can check the 2-course lunch menu here.
  • You can check the 3-course lunch menu here.
  • The meal includes vegetarian and gluten-free options.
  • Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Strict dress code: Wear smart casuals.
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance dogs and pets are allowed, provided they are restrained in a suitable box, basket, or other container at all times whilst onboard
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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4.5(1.3K)

Combo: Captain Cook Cruises 2-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Cruise + Taronga Zoo Tickets

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AU$85
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  • Go easy on your pocket with this combo and explore the best of Sydney with a 2-day unlimited hop-on hop-off cruise and also visit Taronga Zoo.
  • Cruise through Port Jackson covering 8 well-defined stops with ferries departing every 10-15 minutes and hop on and off as you please.
  • Upgrade your ticket and see over 4,000 animals at Taronga Zoo including native Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and more!
  • With pre-recorded commentary available directly on your smartphone and onboard Wi-Fi, enjoy the best views of the city from the decks of the cruise.
  • Some of the popular stops include Harbour Bridge, Madame Tussauds, Barangaroo, the Sydney Opera House, Shark Island, and Watsons Bay.

Inclusions

Sydney Harbour Cruise: 2-Day HOHO

  • 2-day unlimited hop-on hop-off pass
  • Recorded smartphone commentary
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard

Taronga Zoo

  • Admission to Taronga Zoo

Sydney Harbour Cruise: 2-Day HOHO

  • Daily: 7:15am from Circular Quay Wharf 6.
  • Sat & Sun: 9am from Darling Harbour King Street Wharf 1.
  • Frequency: Approx. every 10-15 mins.
  • Popular stops: Harbour Bridge, Madame Tussauds, Barangaroo, the Sydney Opera House, Shark Island & Watsons Bay.

Please click here for a detailed red route map.

Sydney Harbour Cruise: 2-Day HOHO

  • Tip: Circular Quay is a bustling hub with a variety of shops, restaurants, and street performers. Take a leisurely stroll along the promenade, savor local cuisine, or indulge in some shopping.
  • Facilities: free WiFi, wheelchair accessibility, parking
  • It’s recommended to download the free guided commentary, available directly on your smartphone by following the steps from here.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the cruise.
  • Pets are allowed on board provided they are restrained in a suitable box, basket, or another container at all times whilst onboard.

Taronga Zoo

  • Tip: Meet Luk Chai, Australia's first elephant calf, and the newly introduced trio of Sumatran tiger cubs.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility, Baby Room, ATM, Parking
  • Note that the following is/are not allowed on this tour: Animal costume, ball, balloon, scooter, skateboards, rollerblades, apparatus alcohol, audio equipment, or musical instrument.
  • Please refrain from touching animals, feeding animals, throwing objects, damaging structures, or signs, lighting fires, or littering.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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3-Course Long Lunch Cruise in Sydney

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AU$119
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  • Hop aboard a luxurious cruise vessel that blends sightseeing and a luxurious luncheon together perfectly on this relaxing Captain Cook lunch cruise.
  • Enjoy million-dollar views and immense cocktail decks on this premium cruise vessel as you sail along the peaceful Sydney Harbour.
  • Devour an extensive spread of contemporary Australian cuisine, a 3-course luncheon that comes with the Captain’s seal of approval.
  • Choose between a wide selection of beverages (wines, ales, and beers) to pair up with your meal.
  • Let the stunning views of the Sydney skyline sink into you as you experience luxury lunching like never before.
  • Travel with a view thanks to the ticket option that includes a window seat.

Inclusions

  • 1.5hr to 4hr cruise on a premier sightseeing vessel
  • 3-course contemporary Australian a la carte lunch
  • Menu
  • Window seat (optional)
  • Wheelchair access is available only on the entry-level deck
  • Smart casual wear is the recommended dress code for this luxurious cruise.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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6-Course Gold Dinner Cruise Sydney

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  • Hitch a ride on a luxurious cruise vessel that blends sightseeing and dining together perfectly.
  • Take advantage of priority boarding and experience upper-deck seating on the Sky Deck to soak up Sydney’s striking skyline at nightfall.
  • Relish the extensive 6-course meal of the contemporary Australian menu, while being serenaded with live musical performances on weekends.
  • Enjoy your lavish spread of delectables while admiring unparalleled views of the Sydney skyline.
  • Take your pick of beverages with an expansive wine selection, local and imported beers, liqueur coffee, and soft drinks.

Inclusions

  • Cruise on a premier sightseeing vessel
  • Welcome reception
  • 6-course Contemporary Australian a la carte dining menu
  • Live music & dancing on weekends.

Exclusions

  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Smart casual wear would be the recommended dress code for this dinner cruise.
  • Please note that children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Buffet Lunch

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  • Epic views, sightings of majestic whales, and a plate decadent with deliciousness? That's right! We've got a 4-hour whale-watching cruise with brekkie or buffet lunch calling your name!
  • Spot humpback whale breaching the surface, before crashing back into the sea with a splash. Get unobstructed views of these beings as they frolic and feed.
  • Your expert marine guide becomes your whale whisperer, filling you in details about their lives, migration patterns, and those gravity-defying leaps!
  • Choose from a breakfast or buffet lunch. Both options cater to vegetarians and specific dietary needs! Sip on tea, coffee, and water throughout your cruise.
  • Multiple viewing decks mean everyone gets a prime spot for the epic show. Relax in the indoor lounge, or outdoor lounge, or grab a celebratory drink from the bar.

Inclusions

  • 4-hour whale-watching cruise
  • Fully qualified crew onboard
  • Live commentary
  • Breakfast/lunch (based on the options)
  • Tea, coffee, and water

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tip: While everyone gets the classic bridge and opera house shot, look for unique angles and compositions. Capture details like hidden coves, working harbor areas, or sailboats gliding by.
  • If you are prone to seasickness, it is recommended to consult a medical professional for pills.
  • The experience is not accessible for people with back and neck problems, serious medical conditions, injuries, and pregnant women.
  • The lunch menu is tailored to suit vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free guests.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Captain Cook Cocktail Harbour Bar Cruise

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  • Hop aboard the Captain Cook Cocktail Harbour Bar Cruise and explore the Sydney Harbour on this luxurious sightseeing cruise that takes you through the most exciting harbor in the world in two wholesome hours.
  • Drift past iconic landmarks of the Harbour, such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Garden Island Naval base, Taronga Zoo, Government House, palatial waterfront homes, and Fort Denison among others.
  • Be welcomed with a welcome cocktail followed by your choice of house beverage.
  • Savor delicious modern Australian cuisine of Australian Cheese & Charcuterie Board to share between two.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour circuit of Sydney Harbour
  • One welcome cocktail and choice of house beverage
  • Australian Cheese & Charcuterie Board to share between two
  • Cocktail and charcuterie board menu
  • Premium reserved lounge seating on Ocean Deck

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Fully accessible bathrooms, wheelchair, and pram friendly – stair access to outdoor decks.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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3-Hour Starlight Dinner Cruise in Sydney

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  • Spend a romantic or casual family dinner aboard Captain Cook's Starlight Dinner Cruise in Sydney.
  • Discover the secret behind some of Instagram’s picturesque moments.
  • Cruise past the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Inclusions

  • 4-course à la carte dining menu
  • 2-3 hours of relaxed cruising
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Personalised service
  • Live music on Sat & Sun

Exclusions

  • Audio guide
  • Hotel transfers
  • If you're prone to motion/sea sickness, make sure to take medicines suggested by your doctor beforehand.
  • This experience is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • The experience is restricted for guests aged 4 and under.
  • The experience is not accessible for people with back and neck problems, serious medical conditions, injuries, and pregnant women.
  • All children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

View Sydney from its glimmering waters on a Sydney Harbour cruise

With the perfect blend of urban and aboriginal cultures, stunning landscapes and majestic wildlife, Australia’s Sydney is a brilliant holiday destination for people from all walks of life. And what better way to enjoy the city’s beauty than from its sparkling waters on a Sydney Harbour cruise? 

With a variety of options, you’re bound to feel spoilt for choice. So, here’s a comprehensive guide on how to make your newest memories beyond the coasts of Sydney. Read on to learn about how to pick your best cruise, what your onboard options are, and how to plan your boat cruise in Sydney.

Navigate your guide to Sydney Harbour cruises

  1. Why go on a Sydney Harbour cruise?
  2. How to pick the best Sydney Harbour Cruise for you?
  3. Your Sydney Harbour cruise options explained
  4. Find your perfect Sydney Harbour cruise here
  5. Your guide to boarding your Sydney Harbour cruise
  6. Know before you go on a Sydney Harbour cruise
  7. What to expect on your Sydney Harbour cruise?
  8. Top sights at Sydney Harbour
  9. Frequently asked questions about Sydney Harbour cruises

How to pick the best Sydney Harbour cruise for you? 

  • You can pick any of the following cruise types for your Sydney Harbour cruise; lunch, dinner, sightseeing, whale-watching and Vivid Sydney cruises. The best Sydney Harbour cruise perfectly catered to your needs will depend on the occasion you wish to celebrate, the duration of time you have, and largely, your budget

  • A sightseeing cruise will usually take you around the harbor to spot famous landmarks or natural wildlife. Lunch and dinner cruises usually include the same but also along with a meal, including luxury options of up to 6 courses. You can also upgrade your seating to specific decks or window seating. 

  • The biggest variation between the sightseeing and meal cruises would be the price, with sightseeing cruises being relatively within budget. However, meal cruises give you a wholesome experience with delicious Australian cuisines and beverage pairings, making them definitely worth the extra buck. Sightseeing cruises usually range from AU$32 to AU$110, while meal cruises can cost anywhere from AU$75 up to AU$205 for a 6-course meal. 

  • You also get the option to choose the type of boat you wish to sail for an enhanced experience. Choose between general cruise liners, AC Super Cruisers, Rocket Catamarans and Tall Ships. Rocket catamarans are usually low-capacity boats that travel fast, either as a sightseeing cruise, or as a hop-on-hop-off service. Tall ships, however, leave you feeling like an actual pirate with its wide sails. 

  • Apart from sightseeing and meal cruises, you can also specifically pick a whale-watching cruise to spot a few humpback whales during their migration, or a Vivid Sydney cruise to view the city lit up in stunning colors. The Vivid Sydney festival will be held from 24th May to 15th June. 

Your Sydney Harbour cruise options explained

Couple on Captain Cook Sydney Harbour Hop-On-Hop-Off Cruise

Sightseeing cruises

Ideal for: Solo travelers, families

  • Spot and learn about some of the most famous landmarks of Sydney against the shimmering backdrop of Sydney Harbour. 
  • Get live commentary with interesting insights, spot some rare marine wildlife, or even get around the city with ease with HOHO cruises. 

Recommended experiences:

  • Sightseeing Cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Buffet Lunch
Couple enjoying lunch on a Sydney Harbour lunch cruise

Lunch cruises

Ideal for: Group of friends, families with older kids

  • Enjoy a delicious meal while looking out at a beautiful view of the city skyline while floating on the tranquil waters of Sydney.
  • With curated gourmet food menus that pair well with their wine and beverage selections, you can choose up to 6 courses or have your fill at a buffet and open bar. 

Recommended experiences:

  • 2 or 3-Course Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Lunch Cruise
A couple enjoying dinner on a Sydney Dinner Cruise

Dinner cruises

Ideal for: Couples, small group of friends

  • End your day of sightseeing with a relaxing cruise on the Sydney Harbour and get spectacular views of the illuminated city after nightfall. 
  • The soothing ambiance is a perfect pick for a romantic dinner date. Enjoy live entertainment as you sip on a delicious cocktail on a Sydney dinner cruise.

Recommended experiences:

  • Captain Cook Cocktail Harbour Bar Cruise
  • Luxury Gold Penfolds 6-Course Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour
Sydney Whale Watching Cruise

Whale-watching cruises

Ideal for: Families with children, nature enthusiasts

  • Get the rare opportunity to spot some of nature’s gentlest giants, the humpback whales. 
  • If you don’t get to spot any whales, get free tickets to the next whale-watching cruise. 

Recommended experiences:

  • Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Buffet Lunch
  • Luxury Whale Watching Experience with Lunch & Open Bar
Opera house with Sydney Vivid Lights in the background

Vivid Sydney cruises

Ideal for: Friends and families, solo travelers, art enthusiasts

  • Watch Sydney city get illuminated by beautiful colorful displays and art presentations projected on the sides of the city’s biggest landmarks. 
  • Enjoy the beautiful views as you sip on a complimentary beverage or indulge in gourmet food. 

Recommended experiences:

  • Vivid Festival Sightseeing Cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Vivid Festival Tall Ship Cruise with Dinner
Taronga Zoo & Whale Watching Cruise Combo

Combos

Ideal for: Solo travelers, budget travelers, if you’re short on time

  • Save a few bucks by pairing your Sydney Harbour cruise along with another experience. 
  • Get the rare chance to spot humpback whales and get a free cruise if you’re unable to view any whales. 

Recommended experiences:

  • Combo: Whale Watching Cruise + Taronga Zoo Tickets

Find your perfect Sydney Harbour cruise here

Experience
Cruise type
Timings
Inclusions
Customizations
Boat type
Book tickets
Sightseeing Cruise on Sydney Harbour
Sightseeing cruise
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Slots from 9am to 2:30pm
Indoor-outdoor seating, mobile commentary
Beverages, Aussie cheese & charcuterie board
Rocket Catamaran
Sightseeing Cruise on Sydney Harbour with Buffet Lunch
Lunch cruise
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12pm to 2:30pm
Buffet lunch, guide
First-class vessel
3 or 4-Course Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour
Dinner cruise
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5pm to 7:30pm, 7pm to 9:30pm
3-course meal, live music on weekends
Guaranteed window seat
AC super-cruiser Sydney 2000
Vivid Festival Sightseeing Cruise with 2 or 3-Course Dinner & Live Music
Vivid Sydney cruise
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5pm and 7pm; 2-3 hours
2-course dinner, individual seating
Live music
AC cruiser
Vivid Festival Sightseeing Cruise with Buffet Dinner
Vivid Sydney cruise
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6pm to 7:30pm, 7:30pm to 9pm
Complimentary drink, indoor-outdoor seating
Luxury Catamaran
Vivid Festival Sightseeing Cruise with Bring Your Own Beverage
Vivid Sydney cruise
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5:45pm to 7:15pm, 7:30pm to 9pm
Antipasto & bread rolls, non-alcoholic beverages
Catamaran
Tall Ship Sightseeing Cruise on Sydney Harbour
Sightseeing cruise
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3:15pm to 4:45pm
90-min cruise
Tall ship
Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast or Buffet Lunch
Whale-watching cruise
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12:15pm to 4:15pm
Live commentary, tea & coffee
Cruiser
Sydney Harbour 1/2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Pass
Sydney Hop-on Hop-off cruise
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Weekdays: 7:35am to 6:40pm, Weekends: 9am to 6:25pm
Smartphone commentary, free wifi
Entry into Taronga Zoo
Catamaran
Luxury Gold Penfolds 6-Course Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour
Dinner cruise
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7pm to 9pm
Premium upper-deck seating, vintage wine selection
Guaranteed window seating
Luxury Gold Penfolds cruise
Captain Cook Cocktail Harbour Bar Cruise
Dinner cruise
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5pm to 7pm or 5:30pm to 7:30 pm
Australian cheese & charcuterie, premium seating
Luxury cruise liner
6-Course Gold Dinner Cruise Sydney
Dinner cruise
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5:30pm to 8pm, 7:30pm to 10pm
Live music & dancing on weekends
Drinks
Luxury cruise liner
Sydney Harbour High Tea Sightseeing Cruise
Sightseeing cruise
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2pm to 3:15pm
Glass of sparkling wine, ambient music
Luxury cruise liner
Vivid Festival Sightseeing Cruise on Sydney Harbour
Vivid Sydney cruise
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5:30pm to 7pm, 7:30pm to 9pm
Indoor-outdoor access
Cruiser
Sydney Harbour: Whale Watching Express Cruise
Whale-watching cruise
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11:15am to 1:15pm, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Small group cruise, free ticket if no whales spotted
Speedboat
Combo: Whale Watching Cruise + Taronga Zoo Tickets
Whale-watching cruise combo
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9:30am to 4:30pm
Entry to Taronga Zoo, return ferry to Circular Quay
Catamaran and Rocket ferry
Jervis Bay Dolphin Watch Cruise Sydney
Whale-watching cruise
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10:30am to 12pm, 1pm to 2:30pm
Live commentary
Custom dolphin cruiser
90-min Guided Sightseeing Harbour Cruise
Sightseeing cruise
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2pm to 3:30pm
Commentary app access, free wifi
Snacks & beverages
Cruiser
Luxury Whale Watching Experience with Lunch & Open Bar
Whale-watching cruise
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11:30am to 3pm
Whale commentary, BBQ buffet lunch, open bar
Luxury cruiser
New Year's Eve Cruise in Sydney with DJ & Fireworks
Sightseeing cruise
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Sundays 7pm to 12:30pm
Multi-level, indoor-outdoor seats, DJ &free wifi
Jackson’s Rooftop bar access, free-flowing premium wines, cocktails & beer
Luxury cruiser
Intimate Small Boat Whale Watching Cruise in Sydney
Whale-watching cruise
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12pm to 2:30pm
Small group tour, expert crew
Custom whale-watching vessel
Sydney Harbour’s True Crime Cruise
Sightseeing cruise
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Sat & Sun 10am to 12pm
Expert host, tea, coffee & juice
Spacious cruiser
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Lunch Cruise
Lunch cruise
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Tuesdays 11:30am to 2:30pm
Live show of Sydney to Hobart race, premium beverages
Reserved table or window seating on Club or Ocean Deck
Sydney 2000 super-cruiser
Sydney Harbour Cruise at Sunset with Refreshments
Sightseeing cruise
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4:30pm to 5:30pm
Non-alcoholic drink, snacks, round trip transfers
Bring your own alcoholic beverages
Catamaran
Vivid Festival Sightseeing Cruise with Canapes & Complimentary Drink
Vivid Sydney cruise
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Slots every half an hour from 5:45pm to 9:30pm
Roaming canapes, 1 beverage
Additional beverages
Catamaran
Combo (Save 24%): Sydney Whale Watching Cruise with Breakfast/Buffet Lunch + 2-Day Sydney Harbour Hop-On-Hop-Off Pass
Whale-watching cruise combo
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Cruise timings: 9:30am to 12pm and 1:30pm to 4pm; HOHO cruise: 9am to 12am
Live commentary | smartphone commentary, free wifi
Whale-watching vessel and Catamaran
Tall Ship Cruise on Sydney Harbour with Lunch/Brunch/Dinner
Lunch or Dinner cruise
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1pm and 5pm; 1.5-hr to 2.5-hr cruise
2-hr lunch or dinner cruise
2-hr champagne brunch cruise, 2.5-hr wine & canapes cruise
Tall ship
2 or 3-Course Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour
Lunch cruise
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12pm to 2:30pm, 12pm to 4pm
Live music on weekends
Window seat
AC super-cruiser Sydney 2000
Vivid Festival Tall Ship Cruise with Dinner
Vivid Sydney cruise
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Slots from 6pm to 8pm; 1.5-hr cruise
Meal & wine
Tall ship

Your guide to boarding your Sydney Harbour cruise

While the most widely used boarding points for Sydney Harbour cruises are Circular Quay and Darling Harbour, the specific wharf or boarding point you’ll need to arrive at will depend on the cruise you pick. 

We suggest that you refer to your voucher to get accurate boarding point details for your cruise. 

Circular Quay

Address: The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia.

Nearest train station: Circular Quay

Nearest bus stop: Circular Quay, Alfred St, Stand B

Darling Harbour

Address: Darling Harbour, Convention Jetty, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

Nearest tram stop: Convention

Nearest landmark: Darling Harbour

King Street Wharf

Address: The Promenade, Lime St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

Nearest bus stop: King Street Wharf, Erskine Street

Nearest landmark: SEA LIFE Sydney

Campbell's Cove

Address: 4 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia.

Nearest bus stop: Wharf Theatres, Hickson Road

Nearest landmark: Park Hyatt, Sydney

Know before you go on a Sydney Harbour cruise

Timings
Best time to go on a cruise
Rules & regulations
Facilities
Tips
Timings - Sydney Harbour cruises

The timings of your cruise depend on the type of cruise you pick. 

Sightseeing cruises: Available from 10am to 10pm

Lunch cruises: Start between 11am and 1:30pm; end by 3:30pm to 4pm

Dinner cruises: Start between 5pm to 7:30pm; end by 9:30pm to 10:30pm

Whale-watching cruises: Start between 9am to 1pm; end by 2pm to 4:30pm

Vivid Sydney cruises: Start between 5pm and 7:30pm: end by 9pm to 11pm

Best time to go on a cruise - Sydney Harbour cruises

Oct-Nov & Mar-Apr

Australia experiences peak seasons in the summers from October to April when the weather is warm and pleasant. While summers here are quite pleasant compared to the Northern Hemisphere, December to February can still get quite hot. Take a Sydney Harbour cruise in the months of October & November and March to April for the best weather.  

If you can’t help traveling in the peak summer between December and February, you can go for an evening or dinner cruise to avoid hot days. However, as whale-watching cruises usually take place during the day, we suggest you also carry some sun protection like hats and shades. 

With the Vivid Sydney festival being from 24th May to 15th June, this is also a great time to go on a Vivid Sydney cruise. June to August is the peak winter season in Australia when it gets quite chilly over the waters. We suggest that you carry some warm layers to keep yourself comfortable at this time.

Rules & regulations - Sydney Harbour cruises
  • Don't dress too casually: Casual wear may be allowed, but you may attract some raised eyebrows if you come onto your dinner cruise in flip-flops and shorts. Smart casual wear is highly recommended.
  • Follow the crew instructions: Although cruise ships are quite safe, there may still be some safety instructions you’ll need to follow when on sea waters. 
  • Keep children close: You may be allowed to move about freely on some cruises. Keep a watch on your child, especially if the deck may have any obstructions. 
Facilities - Sydney Harbour cruises
  • Wi-fi: Some cruises offer free wifi onboard for mobile commentary and audioguides. You can approach a crew member for access. 
  • Indoor-outdoor seating: Some cruises guarantee special seating for a small fee. You can book them while booking your cruise. 
  • Complimentary beverage: If included in your ticket, you will be given a free drink, either alcoholic or non-alcoholic.
  • Diverse menu: Meal cruises usually offer diverse menus with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, along with a variety of beverage options as well. 
  • Dietary inclusions: If you have specific dietary requests, you can mention them while booking your cruise or contact your cruise operator beforehand.
  • Wheelchair-accessibility: Some cruises may also be accessible by wheelchairs. If you’d prefer an accessible vessel, do confirm with your cruise if accommodations have been made for the same. 
Tips - Sydney Harbour cruises
  • Arrive early: Arrive at the boarding point at least 15 minutes early to avoid delays.
  • Boarding point directions: The directions to the boarding point for your specific cruise will be on your voucher. Do check your tickets for the right directions. 
  • Motion sickness: If you're prone to motion sickness, carry some medication to avoid feeling queasy.
  • Carry some water: Keep a bottle of water with yourself for when you get thirsty. 
  • Carry sun protection: Do carry a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself on hot, sunny days. 
  • Prepare for rain: Showers may be unexpected in the ocean. Carry a rain jacket if you see too many clouds on the day of your cruise. 
  • Don’t forget the camera: You’ll be able to capture some truly beautiful sceneries and memories on a Sydney Harbour cruise. Don’t forget the camera to keep these moments close. 

Top sights at Sydney Harbour

Sydney Opera House - Sydney Harbour cruises

Sydney Opera House

The most notable highlight of Sydney, you can catch a few spectacular views of the Opera House with its sail-shaped roof. This world-renowned performance arts center is a must-visit for anyone from out of town, not just for the shows, but also for its magnificent architecture.

Sydney Harbour Bridge at night - Sydney Harbour cruises

Sydney Harbour Bridge

A steel arch connecting the Central Business District with the North Shore, Sydney Harbour Bridge has to be the second most popular landmark after the Opera House. Made for both rail and road, the bridge is famously called “The Coathanger” for its arch-shaped design.

Royal Botanical Gardens - Sydney Harbour cruises

Royal Botanical Gardens

Established in 1816, the Royal Botanical Garden is a heritage-listed garden spread over 74 acres and encircles the Farm Cove. Being one of the oldest surviving colonial botanical gardens in the world, it is home to some extremely rare and cultivated unusual plants that provide immense scientific value. 

Giraffes at Taronga Zoo Sydney

Taronga Zoo

Located right on the shores of Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is home to 5000+ animals and 350+ species. A pioneer in wildlife conservation and rehabilitation, Taronga Zoo has various exhibits with Australian and Asian native animals, including the magnificent Sumatran Tiger.

Darling Harbour, Sydney - Sydney Harbour cruises

Darling Harbour

A popular social hub for entertainment, dining and shopping, Darling Harbour gets beautifully illuminated when nighttime hits. Lined with a variety of eateries, shops and attractions, Darling Harbour hosts events all year long and is quite popular for its vibrant nightlife.

The Rocks - Sydney Harbour cruises

The Rocks

Connected to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, this suburb of Sydney is one of the city’s oldest establishments. The area has many buildings with old architecture, a stark contrast to relatively modern structures like the Opera House and the Bridge, making it a popular tourist attraction. 

Frequently asked questions about Sydney Harbour cruises

What do I need to carry with me on a Sydney Harbour cruise?

Make sure to carry a bottle of water, sun protection, a rain jacket and also some sea sickness medication, if you tend to get nauseous.

How do I find the directions to the boarding point?

The most popular boarding points for Sydney Harbour cruises are at Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. However, to get directions to the boarding point of your specific cruise, we suggest you refer to your voucher.

Is it worth going on a Sydney Harbour cruise?

While Sydney’s landmarks look beautiful on the land itself, you can’t deny the unbeatable views you can get of them when they’re illuminated at night and you catch a glimpse of their reflections in the sparkling water. Some cruises also give you the rare opportunity to spot humpback whales during their migratory periods. With a variety of sightseeing, food, entertainment and boat options, you can certainly find a cruise that perfectly caters to all your needs.

What if I can’t spot any whales on my whale-watching cruise?

You can rest assured even if you can’t spot any whales on the day of your cruise. You will be given free entry on another cruise that’s heading out for whale watching.

Will my cruise be canceled because of unforeseen weather changes?

Weather over the Sydney Harbour is usually quite pleasant with some traces of rain. However, these conditions may not be so severe that your cruise will be canceled. If the weather changes suddenly and it’s dangerous to sail, your cruise may be canceled under these circumstances, but you will certainly be provided with a refund.

What is the cancelation policy on Sydney Harbour cruises?

While most Sydney cruises allow free cancelations up to 24 hours before boarding, some cruises may only do it for up to 72 hours before boarding or may even not support cancelations. Make sure to read the cancelation policies for your specific cruise before booking the tickets.

Are Sydney Harbour cruises wheelchair accessible?

Some cruises do have accommodations for those in wheelchairs. We suggest that you read the accessibility information for your cruise carefully before booking and mention any special requests while booking.