Sydney Harbour View Lunch Cruise

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Sydney Harbour Top Deck Lunch Cruise

From $64.66

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket


Book a table for a 2-Course 1.5-Hour or a 3-Course 3-hour lunch and sightseeing cruise on Sydney Harbour. Pass Sydney's famous landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as your boat glides along the water. Your sit-down dining experience includes attentive service for your selected 2 or 3-course lunch. A variety of fresh seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes are served as you take in the sights. Upgrade when booking to guarantee a window seat.
  • 1.5-Hour or 3-hour Sydney Harbour lunch and sightseeing cruise
  • Cruise Sydney Harbour aboard a luxurious motor yacht
  • Snap photos of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour
  • Savor a 2 or 3-course à la carte lunch
  • Upgrade for a guaranteed window seat

Sample Menu


Smoked Salmon

with herb salad of dill, capers, and cornichons (GF)


Pumpkin, Ricotta & Goats Cheese Ravioli

served with Napolitana sauce and topped with Italian aged Grana Padano (V)


Crispy Pear and Garden Leaf Salad

with toasted walnuts and Grana Pandano (V, GF) (VG available)


Gremolata Rubbed Barramundi

served with salsa verde, roast vegetable medley, and fried caper berries


Black Angus Riverina Beef Sirloin

with creamy potato pave, baby beets, carrot batons and a shiraz jus (GF)


Twice Cooked Crispy Skin Chicken

with creamy potato cake, roast pumpkin, baby spinach and honeyed carrots


Middle Eastern Eggplant

slow cooked and served with zucchini, roasted capsicum, polenta and marinated semi-dried tomatoes (VG, GF)


Lemon & Lime Tart

served with a dollop of double cream (V, GF)


Malibu & Coconut Slice

served with mango coulis


Chocolate Raspberry Coconut Pebble

with raspberry sauce (VG)

What's Included

  • 3-hour Cruise of Sydney Harbour with 3-Course Lunch (if option selected)
  • Guaranteed window seat (option to be selected at time of booking)
  • 1.5-Hour Cruise on Sydney Harbour with 2-Course Lunch (if option selected)
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • King Street Wharf 1
    New South Wales, Australia

    Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1 departure at 12.00pm or Circular Quay Wharf 6 departure at 12:30pm. 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

After making your own way to Circular Quay or King Street Wharf, step on board your spacious, fully equipped cruise boat and set off on the waters of Sydney Harbour.

The welcoming staff show you to your table and soon lunch is served. Take in views of Sydney as you dine on a 2 or a 3-course meal, depending on your selected option. Savor a selection of fresh seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes; drinks are available for purchase from the bar. Your state-of-the-art vessel features several dining areas, large picture windows, an atrium, and a 360-degree viewing deck. Book ahead to confirm an upgraded window seat.

Keep your camera handy for photo opportunities of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge along the backdrop of the skyline. Travel up to Shark Island and Fort Denison, and view secluded bays, marinas, and impressive waterfront homes.

After three hours, return to Circular Quay or King Street Wharf to end your cruise, with easy access to nearby destinations in central Sydney.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Seating on upper decks is via stairs only (no elevator) - please request accessibility information at time of booking if required.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • By selecting the child fare, a Children's menu applies. Children 4-15 can receive the adult menu by booking an adult fare
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 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.

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Featured review
I was by myself and worried that I would be seated with others who spoke different languages than I did...hard if you are sitting with others for 3 hours. But I had a table by myself in the top windowed- deck with menu opposed to the other two floors that had a buffet. I highly recommend this deck. The food choices were outstanding, the food quality and service excellent, wine choices equally so. And I could leave things at my table and go to the top open deck or other spaces and take photos and nothing was bothered. I got on at circular quay and off there as well after two hours plus. I could have stayed on for another 1 1/2 hours at no additional charge. But it looked like rain, and this was my last day. So I chose to get off and wander around the Rocks and its shops instead. Take this Top Deck Lunch Cruise. You will not be disappointed!!!!


235 reviews
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It was just ok !
Nicole_A, Apr 2024
The food was lovely and boarding was quick but it was a little boring, we booked the 3hr cruise and got off half way through.
Family time
Carolyn_H, Apr 2024
The views, the service, the food - it was very enjoyable and memorable. The boat was spotless and comfortable. We will all remember the experience
Waiting for Hotel check in
Warren_S, Apr 2024
Nice way to kill a few hours before hotel checking time since most flights to Sydney arrive early morning. Clean and comfortable.
Relaxing cruise around Sydney Harbour with good food and drinks to compliment the scenery.
Maureen_L, Mar 2024
We really enjoyed the relaxing cruise around Sydney Harbour on St Patrick's Day. We got to see all the sites around the harbour in a slow paced cruise and the meal and service were excellent.
Sheila_H, Mar 2024
Disappointing, no commentary , no live music food average. Better to go on a ferry hop off& get a nice meal and get back on! This trip possibly suits less mobile customers
Good value for money
Gayle_M, Mar 2024
Am not able to walk long distances. So booked this trip to see as much of Sydney as possible. Booked lunch and window seats. I was very impressed
Great experience
KimMaree_S, Feb 2024
Beautiful lunch great experience Thought the 3hr cruise would take in more. As we booked on line did not realise we would go back into port half way through. Effectively went around twice seeing the same thing. Lucky it was beautiful & worth a second look !
Huong_T, Feb 2024
My great experience was the enthusiastic service, beautiful views, and excellent lunch. Thank you very much !
a peaceful cruise
dan_c, Feb 2024
We booked this lunch cruise two months in advance and we were ready for it. We had a great experience with Cook Tours and ha a great cruise around SYdney Harbour. Service was good, food was good and views were spectacular.
Great day on the harbour
Ian_B, Feb 2024
Great food, great service, great live entertainment, a relaxing 3 hour trip around Sydney Harbour, who could want more.❤️
Sydney Harbour Cruise for Couple
Beth_M, Feb 2024
Wanted a harbour lunch cruise for my husband and myself. This cruise was very civilised. Inside, air conditioning, table next to the window, jazz duo providing music. Only thing missing was a commentary where we were in the harbour.
A fine experience
Patrick_F, Jan 2024
The lunch cruise was well-staffed, the boat is in great shape and the meal was perfect! We boarded at the King Street wharf in Darling harbour and returned about an hour and half later. We paid for the window seating and it was well worth it.
Great Harbor Experience
scotohara, Jan 2024
The cruise was a beautiful overview of Sydney Harbor and the food was way better than we expected. Our server was attentive and personable. And from our guaranteed window seat, we had an excellent view without having to hunt all over the ship for a place to see. We loved it!
Sydney Harbour At Its Best
Sofia_P, Dec 2023
Great three-course meal, lovely staff especially our waitress Lucy, enjoyable music, and a comfortable, relaxing three hour cruise with beautiful views of Sydney Harbour. A wonderful experience.
Amazing views
Julijana_S, Dec 2023
Going around the city seeing the views it was amazing. Spending time with family. Being able to sit and relax
I enjoyed the excellent food. Scenery great but repetitive. Musician classy, excellent ability.
Glenda_O, Dec 2023
Food Music Scenery for first or second time I was on my own, if I’m a group or engrossed in conversation zi wouldn't have noticed. My waiter introduced himself and then saw him once when he told me that he’d be bringing sweets. I had to speak to floor manager just before cruise ended to get them. George wasn’t to be seen.
Could be better for the price
Tony_M, Dec 2023
Boat ride Food was cold and average expected better food , coffee should be included in price , or least 1 drink when boarding
Fabulous lunch cruise
Lisa_M, Dec 2023
Six of us went on the 3 hour lunch cruise to celebrate a milestone birthday. We had a great time. The cruise ship was larger and more luxurious than I thought it would be. The food was delicious (had turkey on the menu as we were close to Christmas). The staff were very attentive and friendly. I highly recommend it!
HELENW_L, Dec 2023
the view of Opera House and harbour bridge and in a relax atmosphere, staffs are friendly food is average.
Not worth 120 Australian...
Mark_W, Nov 2023
Not worth 120 Australian for a 1 1/2 hour cruise Website says it was 3 hour cruise which is deceptive

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