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Sydney Harbour: Tall Ship Vivid Dinner Cruise

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Activity provider: Sydney Harbour Tall Ships

Sydney Harbour: Tall Ship Vivid Dinner Cruise

Activity provider: Sydney Harbour Tall Ships
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From US$ 56.56 per person

Step aboard a historic tall ship to enjoy a sensational cruise and outstanding views of the Sydney Opera House light shows, with a delicious dinner served on board.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Be prepared for spectacular views of the Vivid festival
  • Witness city icons transformed into a spectacular canvas of lights
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner served on board
  • Cruise across the harbor in an authentic tall ship
Full description
Every year, Sydney is transformed into a spectacular canvas of lights when the Vivid Sydney festival takes over the city after dark. Vivid Sydney is the biggest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. It was even named Best Tourism Event at the Australian Event Awards in 2014. Last year’s Vivid Sydney featured a wild mix of projection mapping and interactive displays wherein the vessels on Sydney Harbour were also decorated with special colored LED lights for the first time. This year, audiences can expect much of the same and more. Join for a sensational cruise and enjoy outstanding views of the Sydney Opera House as the world famous sails are transformed by majestic 3D mapped projections by award-winning international artists. Watch in awe as you are taken on a dramatic journey through time – from the birth of architecture and civilization through to the pinnacle of human and technological achievement. During the cruise, you will be served a delicious and substantial dinner and enjoy live music, creating a delightful atmosphere for you and your guests to savor. Depending on the starting time, you will be on either the Soren larsen Tallshop or the Southern Swan, you can see the schedule below: This 1.5 hour Vivid Sydney cruise is a great way to see the lights in comfort and style.
  • 1.5-hour Sydney Harbour cruise
  • A tasty meal served on board
  • Drinks included (excluding premium beers)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Mast climb (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Campbells Cove Pontoon, 6A Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia. Campbell’s Cove (Floating) Pontoon is situated in Campbell’s Cove directly in front of Squire’s Landing at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. Please also note there is currently considerable construction work happening at the Campbell’s Cove public walkway area. To find this location, walk towards the northern end of the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay. There you will find ‘SQUIRE’S LANDING’ bar and restaurant. On the western side entrance of the Squire’s Landing restaurant (the non-Opera House side), you should see a yellow sign for ‘Campbell’s Cove Pontoon’. One of your guides will be there at least half hour before the cruise to welcome and sign all passengers in.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Children 3 and younger are not allowed.
  • Children between 4-14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. These Passengers must be aged between 4 to 14 years old at the time of the cruise to qualify as children.
  • You must be 18 years of age and present a valid ID in order to consume alcohol
  • Boarding time begins 15 minutes prior to the cruise departure for all cruises
  • These tours are conducted in all weather, except in the case of extreme weather events such as hurricanes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 47 reviews

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A great Sydney Harbour experience

This was simply the best way to experience Vivid Sydney on a cool but stunning winter night. The crew were friendly and helpful, our guide was very knowledgeable about Sydney history and trivia, and the hot meal was simple but perfect to warm us up after about an hour cruising taking in the spectacular sights of the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, and all the other harbourside locations that were participating in Vivid. One of life’s most memorable experiences, to be sure!

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June 13, 2018

Great food, perfect atmosphere, highly recommended.

What a great way to experience the impressive VIVID festival. The food was absolutely delicious and the choice of drinks excellent. We were very impressed with the whole experience and would recommend it to anyone travelling to Sydney. It is just a great way to take in the sights, while relaxing on the water.

June 13, 2017

Very enjoyable cruise, only complaint was far too cold for salads.

Very unique way to see VIVID on Sydney harbour. Loved the boat and crew. We queued for dinner near the end and it was cold rice and meat. Salads looked delicious but the evening was too cold to eat them. The hot brownies were a great touch. Overall thoroughly enjoyed the night.

June 6, 2017

Product ID: 90735