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Sunset and Sparkle Sydney Harbour Cruise
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Sunset and Sparkle Sydney Harbour Cruise

By Sea Sydney Harbour
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About
Cruise Sydney Harbour at sunset on a catamaran cruise, and get gorgeous views of landmarks from the Sydney Opera House to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. While single-hull boats can leave little space for passengers, flat decks on a 35-foot (10.5-meter) catamaran mean plenty of room to relax during this Sydney Harbour sunset cruise.
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AU$49.00
per adult
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Ages 0-99, max of 30 per group
Duration: 1h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Get views of the city's attractions from the water
  • Enjoy provided snacks and a non-alcoholic drink
  • Option to bring your own alcoholic beverage—with no corkage fee
  • Convenient departure point near the Sydney Opera House

  • A relaxed 1 hour harbour cruise aboard a beautiful, spacious 10.5 metre catamaran with an experienced skipper and knowledgeable and friendly crew. An intimate harbour tour with maximum passenger numbers of 30
  • Pick up and drop off at Man O War Steps (located next to the Sydney Opera House)
  • A grazing platter to nibble on + 1 beverage. Beverage included is either soft drink, juice or water (availability on cruises may vary)
  • Restroom on board
  • Option to BYO alcoholic beverages. No corkage fees apply
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • A guided tour


Departure details
  • Man O'War Steps, Farm Cove Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia The wharf is located between the Opera House and the Botanical Gardens. Plan to arrive at the wharf 15-20 minutes prior to departure time. Check your booking confirmation for departure times, as there may be some variations to the schedule in April and October pending daylight saving time changes.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not 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: 63794P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passengers of all ages must be accounted for to ensure that the maximum number of passengers aboard the boat is not exceeded.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 30 travellers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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  • You'll start at
    Man O'War Steps
    Farm Cove Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    The wharf is located between the Opera House and the Botanical Gardens. Plan to arrive at the wharf 15-20 minutes prior to departure time. Check your booking confirmation for departure times, as there may be some variations to the schedule in April and October pending daylight saving time changes.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Sydney Harbour Bridge
    Sydney Opera House
  • 1
    Sydney Harbour
    Stop: 60 minutes
    Relax and enjoy your time on board as you cruise Sydney Harbour at sunset.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sea Sydney Harbour
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Joined in March 2015

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  • CheltCiderman
    CheltCiderman
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    Sunset cruise.
    Me and my wife took the 1hr Sunset and sparkle cruise around the harbour on our last full day in Sydney. The whole experience was cracking. Staff were friendly and informative. The food provided as part of the package was really nice. The hour cruise was just right, it took in the sites and it was lovely to be out on the water in such beautiful weather. We took the advantage of the option of bringing our own bottle of Fizz which we enjoyed as we sailed. All in all highly recommended.
  • T5869ZTjennifera
    T5869ZTjennifera
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    An amazing part of our wedding
    My husband and I booked SSH for our wedding ‘hour in the harbour’ on the Heaven vessel, and it was an amazing experience for all of us on board! Frank and the team were so friendly, accommodating and extremely professional. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting good vibes!
  • msmuir83
    msmuir83
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    A perfect way to see the harbour!
    We recently travelled on "Heaven" for a work function and it was amazing! The ship was immaculate and the staff could not have been better! Thank you to Frank and Nat and I am sorry I have forgotten the other gentleman's name. We had visitors with us from Canada, North America, Malaysia and New Zealand and they were all super impressed. The food was also amazing and the drinks available were spot on! Highly recommend. Full size toilets are also a big plus!
  • mdzakirh0ssainm
    mdzakirh0ssainm
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    Excellent experience!!!
    I went to this cruise with a large group of twelve and we all thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. Frank and his crew were so friendly, hospitable, and welcoming from the get-go, from the briefing of the cruise at the start to the end of the trip. The Vivid lights were just mesmerizing and beautiful as the night passed, there were many different views and ways to see the city from. They also served amazingly yummy canapés, they also ensured that everyone had a bite, with the staff going around the cruise. My family and I also went on this cruise last year and the service is consistently exceptional. My family and friends loved this cruise, and I would recommend it to anyone.
  • johngM7392GE
    johngM7392GE
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    Fantastic - the way to see Sydney harbor
    Alex (captain) was great!! Set a 90 minute private cruise around the harbor… Well worth it and nice to just have us on the boat
  • 261sarau
    261sarau
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    Wonderful Way to see Vivid and Sydney at Night
    We took the Vivid 90 minute Sydney Harbour Catamaran Cruise with BYO drinks. It was a great way to enjoy the lights of Vivid and see Sydney at night. The configuration of the boat combined with the small number of guests made it easy to sit back and see all the sights. And plenty of room to move about. Ninety minutes was the perfect length of time to see everything and enjoy some food and refreshments.
  • NaturalThomas
    NaturalThomas
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    A more intimate experience cruising on the cool catamaran to see Vivid from the harbour.
    It was a unique experience cruising Sydney Harbour during Vivid on a smaller craft. The crew were great and our fellow shipmates had a terrific time. I did a harbour cruise the following evening on a larger ship and while that was fun too, being close to the water, with a much smaller group on the catamaran was my favorite experience.
  • D436BRbens
    D436BRbens
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    Great Experience!
    The experience was fantastic. I would highly recommend to anyone. The food was delicious and the staff were incredibly accommodating and friendly. We will definitely be looking to do another Sea Sydney Harbour experience in the near future.
  • bee434
    bee434
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    Vivid Lights Cruise
    What a wonderful way to see Vivid. Exceptional customer service from Frankie and his fabulous crew. We were met immediately at the dock and clear explanation was given. Amazing views of Vivid lights and delicious canapes throughout the evening. We absolutely loved this experience and would highly recommend this. Many thanks for a relaxing night taking in the Vivid lights around Sydney Harbour.
  • zanconp
    zanconp
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    Love!
    Amazing service, beautiful boat, fantastic crew. Highly recommend for a great time with friends, colleagues or family
  • DiannePP
    DiannePP
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    Don’t miss it!
    Great cruise, fabulous friendly staff, food delicious and much more than expected - delicious! . Vivid was spectacular.
  • Anton B
    Anton B
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    Vividly friendly and spectacular
    Fantastic boat experience for our friend’s 50th. Complete with Vivid light show. Friendly service, calm captain and can highly recommend.
  • 873ashleyb
    873ashleyb
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    Vivid from the water
    Great way to see Vivid. Food was yummy. Friendly staff. Lots of seating outdoors so really clear view of lights.
  • Mark R
    Mark R
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    Heaven on water!!!
    Fantastic hospitality! A great and very clean boat. Topped of by fantastic weather and a few drinks whilst onboard. 10 out of 10 to skipper Frank and his crew!!
  • O6464ZFnicolem
    O6464ZFnicolem
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Marree G
Toowoomba, Australia10 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Friends
Frank and Natalie are fabulous hosts on this lovely experience on Sydney Harbour. Their commentary is informative without being intrusive. After the oohhs and aahhs of a magnificent sunset, the grazing platters are perfect to nibble on while watching the lights. Don't forget to BYO (cups, water and soft drinks available). A 10/10 experience!
Written 31 March 2023
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SeaSydneyHarbour
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this review. Glad you enjoyed the cruise, views, hosts and nibbles, and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Written 1 April 2023
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Rebecca A
1 contribution
Oct. 2023 • Friends
Had a fantastic evening on the sunset cruise. The crew were absolutely lovely, very friendly and funny. The views of the harbour were beautiful and it was a great evening activity to explore Sydney harbour. Would definitely recommend.
Written 5 December 2023
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SeaSydneyHarbour
We're glad you had a fantastic evening on our sunset cruise. Thanks for the kind words about our lovely and friendly crew. We appreciate the recommendation and hope to have you onboard again soon!
Written 6 December 2023
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Tina P
Palmerston North, New Zealand5 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Family
Not even rain could spoil this fantastic sunset cruise. Great hosts and the skipper was very knowledgeable about the area. The snacks were very tasty and there was plenty for everyone. Can’t wait to come back to Sydney and do this again in better weather.
Written 12 October 2023
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SeaSydneyHarbour
Great to hear you still had a fantastic experience despite the rain. Hope to have you onboard again soon!
Written 16 October 2023
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budsel83
Oakton, VA9 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Couples
Smaller size boat than expected but it was perfect for the 20 passengers we had onboard. Captain and crew were great. Food grazing tray was awesome. Tour was great and the weather cleared for us just in time for a beautiful sunset. Great experience for the price. Highly recommend!
Written 9 February 2023
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SeaSydneyHarbour
Great to hear you had a good time onboard the vessel hold 30 guests in total so its a great size for 20 guests. Hope to have you onboard in the future.
Written 12 March 2023
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Ashlee
3 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Friends
Had an amazing tour with Frank and Otis! We luckily had the most perfect sunset, Frank was super lovely and friendly and spoke to all of us on the boat personally, the food provided was fresh and tasty and the seats were super comfy! You could see every part of the harbour on the boat and Frank went out of his way to make sure everyone was safe and comfortable! I highly recommend booking this tour! Well worth the money!
Written 18 March 2020
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SeaSydneyHarbour
Thank you for this amazing review. We are so glad to hear that you had a great time onboard and were able to capture an amazing sunset on Sydney Harbour. Glad the team took great care of you and hopefully we will see you back again in the future.
Written 19 March 2020
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Cathleen M
13 contributions
Lots of fun with beautiful views and many photo ops! The tour guides are friendly and do an awesome job taking you around the harbor area. It exceeded my expectations and highly recommend!
Written 11 February 2020
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Thanks for the review Cathleen and glad that you enjoyed the cruise and it exceeded your expectations. Hope to see you again in the future.
Written 12 February 2020
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Simone J
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Me and my parents did the Harbour Cruise today and it was such a lovely evening! Benn and James picked us up in the right time to see the the sunset from perfect angles, we just relaxed and enjoyed the cruise through Sydney Harbour. It was so comfortable and we felt really good taken care of. Would definitely recommend this Cruise to everyone.
Written 8 May 2019
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience Simone and providing this lovely feedback. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the harbour cruise and we hope to see you again on your next visit to Sydney. :)
Written 10 May 2019
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Bianca B
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland5 contributions
The tour began too early (6.20 pm) - therefore no chance of sunset which would be at about 8 pm . So it was no special atmosphere on the boat. I found it rather boring. But the food was nice and delicious.
Written 28 December 2018
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Thanks for your feedback Bianca. We are glad that you enjoyed the food while on board and hope that you also enjoyed the amazing Sydney Harbour views from the water. The cruise is designed to be a relaxed harbour cruise, with the harbour's beauty the focus and highlight of the experience. While we do endeavour to capture the sunset, we are sorry to hear that on the day that you cruised with us the timing was not 100%. We hope you enjoyed your trip to Sydney and thank you for sharing some of that time with our team.
Written 2 January 2019
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Alicia C
Auckland, New Zealand73 contributions
Nov. 2018 • Friends
Great cruise. One person in our party was experiencing her first trip to Sydney and another person isn't that great in the water. Both thoroughly enjoyed the cruise.
It was short and suited our needs as we were short on time.
The boat arrived relatively on time (about 10 mins late but it was very windy).
Two person crew, both were friendly and answered any questions you might have or take photos of your group. However, they didn't talk a lot about what we were seeing during the cruise. For example, if you wanted historical info about the area or random facts about the opera house this is not the cruise for you.
Food provided was better and more than expected for what we paid for our tickets. Cheese, crackers, fruit (grapes, strawberries etc), carrot sticks, hummus dip, bread sticks, dried apricots, chips etc. Soft drinks or water provided.
Only about 15 people on our cruise so we have lots of space to move about for some good photos.
We went in Nov so sunset is quite a bit later than 6pm to 7.30pm but still really pretty. The cruise is from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour and back so you get some good angles to take photos of the area.
Timing suited us a we had a dinner appointment.
Highly recommended! Really good value and suitable if short on time or if you have people in your group that might get seasick.
Written 7 December 2018
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Thank you your feedback and review Alicia. It is so great to hear you enjoyed your harbour cruise and that this was well-suited to your and your guest's needs. The cruise is definitely a great way to see a snippet of the harbour and get some amazing photos from the water, so glad that you were able to experience this while visiting Sydney. Hope to see you on board again in the future!
Written 11 December 2018
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Kathy h
1 contribution
Was told by MANY people, to give bad review. NO direction, boat was not what was shown in picture and no contact number…..
Written 4 December 2023
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SeaSydneyHarbour
Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to read this review and hear this recount of your experience. As your booking was made through a third-party website, tickets and booking confirmations can vary in their appearance, as this is outside of our control. However, despite this variation, the location and directions to the wharf, as well as specific images of the boat and experience, are all provided in the experience listing and/or on your booking confirmation. Our direct contact information is also available to you, and while we acknowledge your comment about a contact number being omitted, we kindly note that you did reach out to our office by phone three days before your cruise, during which our team provided you with information on the wharf's location between the Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanical Gardens. We appreciate all feedback and will take this on board moving forward.
Written 9 December 2023
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