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Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise
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Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

By Captain Cook Cruises
About
A cruise around Sydney Harbour is a quintessential experience for visitors to Sydney. With this tour, see Sydney’s skyline at its most magical during an evening cruise and admire illuminated landmarks such as Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. While many cruises offer a buffet dinner menu, this cruise includes a 4-course sit-down dinner, so you can dine in style as you cruise around the city.
from
AU$139.00
per adult
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Ages 0-99, max of 100 per group
Duration: 2h
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Highlights
  • Stunning views of Sydney’s illuminations from the water
  • Choice of seating: upgrade for guaranteed window seat
  • Live music on-board
  • Gourmet 4-course dinner with seafood and vegetarian options

  • 4-course a la carte dinner, including canapés
  • Upper Deck seating
  • Live music Saturday's & Sunday's
What's not included
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please check your confirmation for your selected departure location. Ticket offices located at both locations, please check in at your confirmed departure point 20 minutes prior to departure.
  • Other:
  • King Street Wharf 1, New South Wales, Australia Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1 departure at 7.00pm.
  • Captain Cook Cruises - Circular Quay, Wharf 6, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Circular Quay Wharf 6 departure at 7:30pm.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3378DINNER

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Seating on upper decks is via stairs only (no elevator) - please request accessibility information at time of booking if required.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking and we will aim to accomodate
  • By selecting the child fare, a Children's menu applies. Children 4-15 can receive the adult menu by booking an adult fare
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise?
During this experience, places you will visit include:Discover and book Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise on Tripadvisor
How much is Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise?
Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise price starts from AU$141.20. Discover and book Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise on Tripadvisor
What is the Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise cancellation policy?
Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise?
Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise is hosted by Captain Cook Cruises. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Captain Cook Cruises on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3378DINNER

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  • karenkX5575KL
    karenkX5575KL
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    No. 1 Work Christmas party lunch
    We had our first ever Work Christmas Cruise. We all paid for it ourselves, seemed a little expensive at the time, but as soon as we stepped foot on board, we knew it was value for money. We had the drinks package, and it was excellent value. The waiters kept asking us if we needed more drinks, and were bringing them to our table very efficiently. I have done 10 other Harbour Cruises at night, but they were nowhere near this standard. I received quotes from other operators, but felt this was the best, and I was right.
  • CindyC4417
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    Nice trip but food was mediocre. Crew and service good
    Trip was nice. Mediocre food which was more or less expected for tours of this type. Crew was nice and service good. The dessert was the best part
  • 437jacquelinew
    437jacquelinew
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    Super experience
    Super experience of fabulous harbour views with charcuterie selection & glass of wine. We were warmly greeted by Surpriya & shown to our pre allocated table. A very pleasant way to spend a few hours.
  • Dream18136855306
    Dream18136855306
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    Enjoyable evening
    A great night seeing Sidney from a different perspective and getting a view of landmarks not otherwise available. Food was delicious as well.
  • I6291AGvictorian
    I6291AGvictorian
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    Taronga Zoo
    Thank you very much, I enjoyed my day at Taronga Zoo, which has a wide range of animals and is excellently curated enabling visitors to learn a lot. My favourite animal sightings were the tigers, elephants, koalas and kangaroos.
  • philhK2459HG
    philhK2459HG
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    See the big sights.
    Very restful, saw most of the big sights, great service from all staff. Comfortable and staff were very attentive.
  • jameswM4879XN
    jameswM4879XN
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    Taronga Zoo Tour & Sydney Harbour
    The Taronga Zoo is a great place to explore and see all the animals while in the Sydney area. If you go with children, you could easily spend a full day there. They also have a hotel at the zoo, in case you wanted to do night walks to see the nocturnal animals in their natural habitat. That would be very cool to do also! I would definitely recommend this trip, but depending upon your available time, you may want to take a regular taxi ferry, as they run more frequently than the Captain Cook Cruises.
  • charlesbC2418BS
    charlesbC2418BS
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    fantastic
    i can not fault this two hour cruise from being greeted by the crew the service from the staff to the magnificent Boat /Ship and of course the Beautifull Sydney Harbour Views and the Price very reasonable including two beverages each plus cheese platter , i hope fully will be doing another cruise with some of my family Christmas Eve . PS thank you to the crew for going out of their way to make us Enjoy our selves
  • suekU6220FS
    suekU6220FS
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    Easy way to see Australian animals and others right in Sydney
    Taking the ferry to the zoo makes for a fun day. There are also great views of the city from the zoo itself. Taronga is somewhat spread out, but you can see most of it in about 4 hours. At the moment, they seem to have several exhibits undergoing renovations, so they seem to be continually improving the facilities. KIds would really enjoy doing this while in Sydney!
  • 513LouiseC
    513LouiseC
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    Sydney Harbour sunset cruise
    The dinner was excellent catered very well for the vegan in our party. All the food was great. Called a sunset cruise but actually we boarded at 5pm so arrived back before sunset having said that the views of the city, Sydney Harbour bridge and the Opera House were spectacular. Well worth doing.
  • Allison F
    Allison F
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    Nice way to see Sydney
    Lovely tour! Short ferry ride to each stop, where you could wander as you wished. Zoo was very nice and we also stopped at Watson’s Bay which was a cute small town.
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    R8327OQginag
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    A Must See for Animal Lovers
    Fantastic way to spend an afternoon after taking the ferry over from Circular Quay. The zoo had a wonderful variety of animals from different continents. The zoo was very clean and had adequate bathroom stations and water bottle filling stations as well. We were able to take in the Free Flight bird show. It was fantastic. The show with the seals was also enjoyable. Unbelievable views back toward Sydney Harbour from vistas within the zoo. Nice photo shots. Would suggest some better signage from the lower part of the zoo where are you depart from the ferry to get up to the area of the zoo by the upper main entrance. Existing Signage was a little confusing.
  • TravellerLoggy
    TravellerLoggy
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    Disappointed this time
    I went whale watching with Captain Cook back in 2016 and had a great time. We rebooked for today which left us very disappointed as we are at the end of our Australia trip and really wanted to see whales close up before we go home. Firstly, the cruise was booked for 1:15, we did not leave the port until after 1:30. Whereas other companies nearby which were also booked for 1:15 left boarded prior to this time and left the port at 1:15. Following a fellow passenger suffering with sea sickness just as we got out to sea, we returned to Watson's Quay to allow them off the boat with several other passengers. I could not hear what was being said over the speaker at any point outside as it was not loud enough, so had to ask staff when we stopped at Watsons Quay what on earth was going on. We were first told that we would be returning to Circular Quay and could enquire with the booking office to explore our options. However I was then advised that we were going back out whale watching following the drop off at Watsons Quay. They did not mention at this point that this would be for about 15 minutes (having lost about an hour of the trip returning the unwell customer back to the quay and then getting back out to sea) and we would still be returning to Circular Quay at the same time as previously planned, I wrongly assumed that we would be allowed a little more time. We did thankfully see a couple of whales, but just their fins surfacing from the water, however we did not have time to hang around in the area and wait for any more to resurface due to the rush to get back to Circular Quay. I would recommend that others book with other companies who offer 3 hour trips as it gives you a bit more time to see the whales, and should anything go wrong, it will hopefully mean you're not rushing back. These companies also seemed to set off from Circular Quay before us, despite having the same booking time. The problems above were clearly not the staff on boards fault, but I just feel as though the situation could have been handled better and communicated better with the remaining customers on board.
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  • Tourist54202781413
    Tourist54202781413
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    Expensive and disappointing
    Overpriced venue with some really rude staff especially the filipino bar manager who walks around like a storm trooper. Meals were little more than snacks , I asked for a med well steak which was a piece of meat about the size of a 50 cent coin and no joke it was charcoaled and bar prices were high as well and for the $140 price per person without any drinks im sure you could find better value for money! Only redeeming factor was the first officer upstairs who was friendly and great to talk to which made the outing a little better
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rosivdapirt101
Sydney, Australia81 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Solo
The 2 hour cruise was 10 minutes late leaving and more than 15 minutes early returning, so customers were ripped off almost 25% on cruising paid for and not provided.

Someone needs to complain to Fair Trading about this rip off. The male toilets had manky floors either from leaky waste pipes or from customers peeing all over the floor, They knew about it as the door was jammed open with a slippery floor warning sign. Couldnt wait to get out of there.

Seating is arranged by them in some arbitrary way, not first come best dressed, so you run the risk of getting put in the middle of the floorplan where the views arent so good when there are people standing around.

The food portions are modest, and no coffee or tea or anything other than the meal is included. You get to eat what they tell you to eqt, there is no choice and I have never had that before.

The booking process was a nightmare, had to ring 4 times before someone did something in the background and manually emailed the details.

Sorry I didnt do the 4 hour Saturday latin cruise with another company, at the same price.

Not recommending this one to anyone.
Written 24 November 2022
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Thank you for your feedback and we are very sorry we did not meet your expectations. it certainly sounds like we did not reach on our normal high standards. Please contact us direct on feedback@captaincook.com.au so we can obtain more details. We would very much like to rectify the errors with your assistance. Kind regards
Written 24 November 2022
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Dave
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
Air conditioning didn’t work and the staff sugar coated it saying it just “went down” and did not work for the two hour cruise. The entertainment staff had to fan themselves to cool down. We asked for our meals to be served on the top deck which seemed to be all too hard. It was so damn hot in the restaurant we and others had no choice but to eat up there. The steak was ordered medium and it came out scorched like a rubber thong. Very very disappointing not to mention exorbitant drink prices. Sorry Captain Cook Cruises…… it’s a fail. Won’t be back
Written 15 May 2022
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Dear daveaus, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Our sympathies go out to you regarding your cruise experience, we are extremely disappointed that it wasn't up to our usual high standard. Please give us more information regarding your booking via feedback@captaincook.com.au. We hope to have the opportunity to host you onboard again soon. Regards, Captain Cook Sydney Team
Written 24 June 2023
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michelt1985
Ottawa, Canada10 contributions
Feb. 2023
This dinner cruise is a tourist trap. There is little value for your money. Don't pay the additional price to get a window table. It is worthless. All tables have a clear view of the windows. But the windows are covered with a film of dirt. People gulp down their bland food and rush to the deck to take pictures. Now that I know what I know, I would simply take the city ferry (yellow and green ships) to Watsons Bay and Darling Harbour. With the rest of the money, I would have a trip to Manly and enjoy a meal on the beach. And their would probably be money left over. Stay away from that tourist trap.
Written 3 March 2023
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Dear michelt1985, Thank you for your feedback and we are very apologetic for not meeting the expectations you've come to expect of Captain Cook Cruises. It certainly sounds as if we did not deliver upon our normally high standard of service. Your feedback has been directed to the relevant department and the appropriate Manager. We would also be very happy to talk to you direct. Our email is feedback@captaincook.com.au. Please be assured your time and feedback are valued and will be actioned. We hope we can restore your faith and you'll cruise once again with Captain Cook Cruises. Regards, The Captain Cook Team Sydney
Written 6 March 2023
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MAConvert
Berkshires, MA480 contributions
Jan. 2020
We did the harbor dinner cruise, and if all you’re looking for is a good view of the opera house and to go under the harbor bridge, this is a great option. It feels very much like you are just another tourist on a boat with a lot of them. The dinner was good and staff were efficient but not engaging. The dining room feels run down. Immediately after dinner, head upstairs to the top and watch the sights to make this trip more pleasant.
Written 30 January 2020
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Dear ADS80, Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. Our vessels are always reviewed to maintain a modern image, including a recent renovation of the Sydney 2000; the vessel our dinner cruises operate on. We do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the product – so your review for this is disappointing to receive. Please be assured your comments have been forwarded to our hospitality manager for review. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind Regards, Head of Customer Service Captain Cook Cruises
Written 3 March 2020
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Brian M
Adelaide, Australia106 contributions
Nov. 2022
A nice cruise, but Sundays and Thursdays the cruise is over by 715 when u return to the dock, so hard to call it a Starlight cruise. Meal servings were very small, the steak was very over cooked and inedible. Live music from Felicity was enjoyable and the staff were attentive.

Probably would not do this again
Written 23 November 2022
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Dear Brian Thank you for your feedback and we are very surprised and saddened the beef was overcooked. We are normally well know for an outstanding steak experience! In regards to the timings, unfortunately visitors to our beautiful harbour city remain low and demand for dinners after 7.00pm really are limited to Friday and Saturday nights. We hope that will change as people begin travelling more. Our earlier Sunset Dinner from 5pm however is very popular and runs 4 nights a week. We are very sorry we did not meet your expectations and welcome our suggestions direct to feedback@captaincook.com.au. Kind regards
Written 24 November 2022
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AdamF
9 contributions
Oct. 2022
Disappointed! Cruise is scheduled for 2 to 3 hours, we were all finished and back to the wharf in 1 and 3/4 hours..... First 2 courses were very rushed and served even before we set sail. 3rd was soon after and then we were forgotten about, as the rest of the boat was loaded at Circular Quay…. Desert finally came, but it was a wait.
Staff were good but just overwhelmed by the number of people to serve in the amount of time. Empty bottles/ glasses and dirty plates were left on out table for the whole cruise.
Food was great and a high point, just a very rushed and short trip. I am sure there would be better dinner cruises out there….
Written 16 October 2022
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Dear KAK-TAS, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your dinner cruise experience. We take your comments seriously and will review them with our team to identify areas for improvement. We strive to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for all our guests, and we apologize for falling short on this occasion. We understand your disappointment and would like to extend our sincere apologies. If there is anything further you would like to discuss or if there is anything we can do to rectify the situation, please do not hesitate to contact us directly via feedback@captaincook.com.au Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience caused and hope you will cruise with us again soon. Regards, Captain Cook Sydney Team
Written 21 June 2023
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Elise I
5 contributions
Went on the brilliance dinner cruise with my partner last night (Friday 13th). We enjoyed lovely cocktails, a delicious dinner and stunning views for our romantic date night. Thank you to the lovely staff. We had lovely waiters and had a funny gentleman who made us feel very comfortable and accommodated.(If you’re reading this - we loved that window seat!)

Thanks again, such a nice evening and would highly recommend.
Written 13 November 2020
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Dear elisei101, We're delighted to hear that you and your partner had a wonderful dinner cruise with us! It's fantastic that you enjoyed the delicious cocktails, dinner, and stunning views, making it a truly romantic date night. Our staff takes great pride in providing excellent service, and we're glad to hear that the waiters and the funny gentleman made you feel comfortable and well accommodated. Thank you for recommending us, and we hope to welcome you back for another memorable evening soon. Regards, Captain Cook Sydney Team
Written 25 June 2023
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deniselux2015
Luxembourg12 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
The boat was lovely and the food was great, staff very helpful.
But it was all so rushed, only 2 hours from start to finish!!
You were barely seated when your starter arrived. No time to savor the food and relax with your drinks.
A pity because this spoiled an otherwise lovely evening.
Written 17 August 2023
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Dear deniselux2015, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that you think the dinner cruise was too rushed. We have taken this feedback onboard and will review the timings of service with our crew to ensure a smooth and comfortable experience onboard. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you onboard again soon. Regards, Captain Cook Sydney Team
Written 17 August 2023
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Bill R
Whangarei, New Zealand1 contribution
Best Valentines Day experience ever.
Such a romantic setting. Beautiful food, lovely unrushed cruise around the beautiful Sydney harbour.
Will always be remembered as a happy time in our lives.
Thank you.
Written 15 February 2020
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Dear B4254CEbillr, Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are happy to read that you enjoyed Valentine’s Day experience. As you know we do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the product – so your review for this is very satisfying to receive. Your comments are very much appreciated by all our hospitality and catering staff and a copy of your email has been forwarded onto their department managers. We are sure they will value the positive feedback too. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind Regards, Head of Customer Service Captain Cook Cruises
Written 3 March 2020
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Jason J
1 contribution
May 2018
This was not a glamorous experience. The food was nice, but the ambience and entertainment are pretty terrible. It's like a floating casino. At that price we were expecting it to be pretty nice. And have wine included.
Written 1 May 2018
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