VIVID Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise

Sydney, Australia
VIVID Sydney Cruise

From $37.36

Select Date and Travelers

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

  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Enjoy the ultimate viewing platform for the Sydney VIVID festival during an all-inclusive dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a cocktail-style buffet dinner with drinks as your boat sails around Sydney Harbour, providing you with spectacular views of iconic sights including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House as they transform with light art projections by international artists.
  • VIVID Sydney cruise with buffet dinner and drinks
  • Get an amazing perspective on the light art of VIVID from the waters of Sydney Harbour
  • Glide past famous landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Watch the sails of the Sydney Opera House light up with colorful projections

What's Included

  • 1.5 hour Vivid Festival cruise
  • Witness Sydney's iconic landmarks transformed by Vivid light shows
  • Spacious indoor and outdoor viewing decks
  • Indoor unreserved seating, cocktail stand-up format
  • Selection of finger food included
  • Cash bar for beverages
  • Tea, coffee and chocolates
  • Background music
  • Excellent photo opportunities of Vivid
  • A dedicated Cruise Director to ensure that you'll have a great time!
  • Restroom on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Other beverages (cash bar available)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • King Street Wharf, King St
    Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Departure Points Please refer to your boarding pass. King street wharf in Darling Harbour

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your own way to the designated meeting point to board your boat for the cruise during VIVID Sydney.

Your vessel takes the longest route on Sydney Harbour, which allows you to see more of the city's landmark buildings and other structures as they light up with 3D light and laser shows. Get great photo ops from the water and enjoy the visual feast that is VIVID, the Southern Hemisphere's largest light art festival.

Dine on a tasty cocktail-style buffet dinner served with beer, South Australian wine, and soft drinks, and other beverages available for purchase at the bar. At the end of the cruise, your boat returns you to your starting point, where you can explore the festival further on your own.

Sydney Harbour

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vagabond Cruises

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Vivid Sydney

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 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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Featured review
We love the food. And the crews are very accomodating. We love the tour so much. We have so much fun viewing all the lights of vivid


29 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Josie_T, Jun 2023
We love the food. And the crews are very accomodating. We love the tour so much. We have so much fun viewing all the lights of vivid
Sarah, Jun 2023
Would've booked this if there was a picture of the boat, unfortunately one of the oldest smallest looking boat, compared to the other company boats at the Wharfe. Doing the same vivid sightseeing cruises for alot cheaper
Carol_L, Jun 2023
I was disappointed in this cruise. Very few table set ups to sit around. It was set up cocktail party style but this was not a cocktail party type event. The decorations were quite elementary and boat seemed quite old. I saw very little food. It must have been on a different level. I would not recommend this tour. There are other cruises available.
Beverly_O, Jun 2023
Really did not see as much as I thought that I would from the Boat, did a big circle under the bridge and sat there for a while. Would have been better to have walked the area for free. Also there was no commentary on Board! The tickets need to have the Wharf number you are leaving from as well. Overall was very disappointed in this experience.
Huge Dissappointment
Glenda_S, Jun 2023
The "Vivid Festival" was underwhelming and a disappointment. It was not anything like represented in photos of years past. Other than the bridge and the opera house there was really nothing to see. It was so disorganized trying to find our boat, it was not at the wharf indicated on the ticket and the only instructions the Vagabond employee could give us was "you boat is down there", down there where? The name of the boat was on the back, not visible when trying to locate it from the wharf. There was some attempt to decorate the boat but it looked cheap and underwhelming as well.
Must see!
Jill_L, Jun 2023
Great way to see all the lights! Not too crowded. Staff was very friendly. Food was just enough for the time on the boat
Enjoyed it
Marites_D, Jun 2023
We had a wonderful time. Definitely worth the experience. Finger foods kept coming and we didn’t feel crowded at all.
Not happy
Julie_W, May 2023
We got to wharf on 6.30 and boat had left …no phone call…nothing ..we missed Son was crying..A lively lady from “Constellation “ boat ..Gave me a pass for her boat ..I would like a refund please
David_K, May 2023
Being on the harbour. All the colour boats decorated bridge bird pictures Flowers Unexpected food on boat great ! Service very good on Vagabond My 95 year old father with wheelie Walker managed
Sydney Harbour Cruise
Chris C, Jun 2019
Lot of fun. The finger food was very good and there was a complimentary drink. As well there was a Senior's rate
Response from Host, Jun 2019
Hi Chris, Thanks for the great review! We're thrilled you enjoyed our Vivid Cruise, the finger food and service on board and hope to see you again in the future!
We didn't realize we would be circling...
tabasco456, Jun 2016
We didn't realize we would be circling Sydney harbor several times, so that was a pleasant surprise. The view from the water was beautiful!
They packed us all in one boat. There...
fantaflowers, Jun 2016
They packed us all in one boat. There were not enough seats. We had to stand. Canapés were substantial but they weren't good and not tasty. Below expectations. Boat docked at the other end where there wasn't any other cruises. Too far to walk in bad weather.
Amazing scenes of Vivid Sydney. Great...
Alexis S, Jun 2016
Amazing scenes of Vivid Sydney. Great food, drinks and atmosphere. A must if you are going to see Vivid Sydney
IT was all that was advertised with...
Robert H, May 2015
IT was all that was advertised with great canapes and drinks.

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