Lunch Cruise with Music on Sydney Harbour

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Lunch Cruise with Music on Sydney Harbour
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience Sydney’s iconic skyline on a leisurely 3-hour cruise, passing famous landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park. Enjoy a delicious 3-course set lunch on board, including fresh seafood, cooked meats and tempting desserts, accompanied by live music and entertainment.
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
  • 3-course seafood and carvery set lunch with a selection of desserts
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water, accompanied by live music

Sample Menu


Oven baked chicken breast stuffed with herb and garlic butter

Served with creamy mashed potato and Mediterranean roast vegetables


Freshly tossed Penne pasta with mushroom and white wine cream sauce

Accompanied by crusty dinner rolls and traditional Greek salad with Kalamata olives and feta

What's Included

  • 3-hour cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Live music featuring classic pop and jazz covers
  • Seafood and carvery buffet lunch
  • Cakes, fresh fruit, coffee and tea
  • Licensed bar on board
  • Allocated seating
  • Prizes to be won

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • King Street Wharf, King St
      Sydney NSW 2000, Australia Directions: Please refer to your boarding pass for accurate details. Please arrive 15 mins prior to the cruise departure time. Unfortunately we cannot wait for late arrivals and if you miss the boat there will be no refunds or transfers permitted.

    Start time

    12:30 PM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    64 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
    Reviews by Viator travelers.
    Showing 1-10 of 64 reviews
    Worst tour we’ve ever taken through Viator.
    Lesley_M, Apr 2024
    One of the worst Viator excursions we’ve taken. Details said MAX 10 people and it was a big tug with about 100 people. Music? A great duo who had to keep moving from upstairs to downstairs to play. NO carved anything the buffet, and by the time our table was called (16), they had run out of most things. The stairs to the second deck where they sat us were extremely steep and narrow and EXTREMELY difficult to navigate with plates of food and beverages. No narration on the harbor tour.
    Amazing harbour cruise, a must do!
    Racheal_M, Apr 2024
    Lovely long lunch with spectacular harbour views on a beautiful clear Summer’s day. The music was the icing on the cake. Absolutely perfect.
    Relaxing Lunch Cruise Experience on Sydney Harbor
    Hugh_H, Mar 2024
    Our group recently enjoyed a delightful lunch cruise on Sydney Harbor, and while it's not your typical guided tour, in fact, it's not a tour at all. Just a pleasant lunch on Sydney Harbor. The concept could be modernized with a user-friendly website featuring points of interest along the way and a QR code for easy access, but the casual dining experience was a delight for everyone. The buffet-style spread offered a variety of tasty options, including fresh oysters, succulent shrimp, flavorful chicken, and tender beef, accompanied by an array of veggies and salads. While the music may not have been the main highlight for us, its jazzy and low-key vibe provided a pleasant backdrop to our afternoon. Overall, we found the experience to be enjoyable and relaxing, a perfect prelude to our upcoming New Zealand cruise. Would we do it again? Absolutely! We unanimously agreed that it's a fun way to unwind and would recommend it to others looking for a laid-back waterfront dining experience."
    Missing a Pop of Elegance
    SAUNDRA_W, Dec 2023
    The music was very relaxing and the chicken and shredded beef was delightful. The decor was very dated and table linens would go a long way with providing the touch of elegance the cruise lacked.
    Boat okay, great views, instructions horrible
    Henny_B, Dec 2023
    Lunch cruise was good but the instructions from Viator were horrible! They should let you know that the boat will show up on wharf boards about 15 minutes prior to boarding. We were very early hoping to enjoy a leisurely coffee while waiting but instead spent 90 minutes trying to find Vagabond and everyone we asked gave different directions. We were about to give up and then it appeared on the board. Viator should send the wharf number as soon as it is available.
    10/10 - one to do
    Clare_P, Oct 2023
    The cruise was amazing. Staff were friendly. The views was amazing and the food was great! This is a cruise worth doing for a great day!
    A great experience!
    Michael_B, Apr 2023
    A very enjoyable experience, great food, staff, music, and atmosphere. We would definitely do it again, terrific value!A
    Extremely pleased with our choice from the many options available.
    David_W, Apr 2023
    The boat itself was older than a lot of the other boats providing tours of the harbour but had lots of character and photographic charm because of this. The drinks from the bar were no more expensive than anywhere ashore and the inclusive buffet was plentiful , of very good quality and far exceeded our expectations. We explored every part of the harbour and thought it was a great way to get a 'feel' for the city and the lifestyle. Definitely recommend.
    Fantastic way to see Sydney Harbour
    Wendy_S, Mar 2023
    Staff were friendly, food was great. Not my kind of music, I would have been satisfied with a popular radio station on loud speaker. Overall a very pleasant 3 hours spent in the harbour. Thank you
    Vagabond Cruising was an...
    ellen_f, Oct 2021
    Vagabond Cruising was an enjoyable time on the harbour yes the boat is a classic but a lovely trip with decent food
    Bad experience don’t go
    Hamza_E, Apr 2021
    Music too loud and annoying guy had a terrible voice wouldn’t go there again, food was full of fat no flavour and wouldn’t go there again terrible terrible service
    Response from Host, Apr 2021
    Hi Hamza, I’m sorry to hear about your poor experience on board. We pride ourselves on providing great value, delicious, fresh food, outstanding service and fantastic entertainment across our cruise services. We regret that we missed the mark. If you’d like to discuss this further, please contact me directly on 02 9660 0388, I would like to try and work towards a resolution. Regards, Michel.
    Value for money but they get you on drinks.
    Stephen_V, Feb 2021
    Nice experience. Food was good, relative to cost. However drink is where you get clipped. $40 for a $10 bottle shop wine. The music was OK if you like Jazz piano vamping. Personally I would have preferred a guitarist vocalist, something a bit softer and more entertaining, Perhaps something with a Latin feel. Overall $75 for a Valentines Day lunch cruise is probably good value.
    Response from Host, Feb 2021
    Hi Stephen, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Happy to hear you enjoyed your cruise overall. We always aim to provide great value and a wonderful experience to all of our guests. I am sorry you feel that way about the price of your wine. We pride ourselves in selling bottled, South Australian wine on board produced by Angove Family Winemakers. Our Stonegate and Studio Series wines which sell at $40 on board actually retail at $21 ( I believe our markup is very reasonable. I think we can both agree that pricing at your local bottle shop vs a cruise on Sydney Harbour does not make for a square comparison. I appreciate your comments regarding the music. We love our jazz lunch cruise as do many of our guests but we fully understand that it is not for everyone. Perhaps try our Latino Dinner Cruise next time :) Thank you again for cruising with us and we hope to see you in the near future.
    Diana_K, Feb 2021
    No choices with food. Meat was chewy. Left late. Otherwise was quite good. Some young waiters very lazy. Plates are empty and no one was interested in taking them. Some staff mainly women were more keen
    Response from Host, Feb 2021
    Hi Diana, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I am happy to hear that you found your cruise enjoyable overall. We normally serve a buffet menu, providing plenty of choice and variety. As part of our effort to maintain a COVID-Safe environment, we updated our menus to provide a set meal (alternate drop) served directy to your table. A full menu is always available to view on our website prior to booking. Unfortunately, there was a short delay on Valentine's Day due to some late arrivals. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience. That being said, upon our return to King Street Wharf, we remained alongside for 15 minutes past the scheduled end time to provide our passengers with additional time on board. I have noted your comments in regards to food and service and shall put them forward to our food and beverage team for consideration. We always aim to provide fresh, delicious food and great service across all of our cruises. I appreciate your valuable feedback regarding this. Thank you again and we hope to see you on board in the future.
    Not overly impressed
    Linda_B, Dec 2020
    Relaxing and being with friends. Taking in the sights of the city eg. opera house harbour bridge and being out on the water
    Response from Host, Dec 2020
    Hi Linda, thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that you were not particularly impressed with your experience. Please feel free to contact our office on 02 9660 0388, we'd love to hear from you about any issues. We always aim to offer an outstanding experience!
    Exceptional Value, Quality and Service.
    Vicki_P, Dec 2020
    We loved every minute of this cruise. The food and Staff were exceptional! Will be back to do it all again with a group.
    Response from Host, Dec 2020
    Hi there! Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback. Thrilled you enjoyed your cruise and we hope to see you again in the near future!
    Fantastic Cruise - not to be missed.
    vicsbiz, Dec 2020
    The whole cruse was a wonderful experience. The meal served was amazing!!! Truly fantastic value for money. We are planning to take a group next time! Loved it!
    Response from Host, Dec 2020
    Thanks you for your feedback, that's wonderful news! We'd love to accommodate you again in the future. As part of our loyalty program we'd offer you a 10% discount the next time you cruise with us (valid Jan - Oct). Have a Merry Xmas and a wonderful festive season. All the very best. The team at Vagabond Cruises
    Lovely Afternoon Cruise
    vicsbiz, Dec 2020
    The Food and service was outstanding! The harbour views are always amazing. We totally loved the whole experience. Will be bringing a group next time for sure.
    Response from Host, Dec 2020
    Thank you so much for a lovely review. We look forward to having you onboard once again. All the very best for the festive season and Merry Xmas!
    So Good
    Julie_C, Apr 2019
    We thought this was a wonderful way,to have a Sunday Lunch. The food & music was outstanding. Would definitely recommend this,
    Adventure26985781031, Feb 2019
    It was a great experience and the kids loved it too!! 😄 I got the tickets online as a gift to my hubby's birthday. The crew was very friendly and love the jazz music in the background, made it very special.

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    up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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