Sydney

VIVID Dinner Cruise with Complimentary Drink on Arrival

Sydney, Australia
VIVID Sydney Sydney Harbour Lights Cruise
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Enjoy a spectacular vantage point for VIVID Sydney aboard an evening catamaran cruise. You'll be in the center of the action when Sydney’s most famous structures light up with colorful displays. Admire the illuminated sails of the Sydney Opera House and the sparkling Sydney Harbour Bridge in addition to many other art sculptures during the popular annual celebration that starts in May. Your boat is even part of the festivities as it glows with colorful customized lights. Your cruise lasts approximately 1.5 hours and includes a welcome drink and buffet.
  • An evening boat cruise on Sydney Harbour for VIVID Sydney
  • Take in great views of the light shows at VIVID, one of Australia’s most popular festivals
  • Get an exclusive opportunity to join VIVID by cruising in a boat equipped with specially designed lighting displays
  • See light projections on the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Customs House, and National Maritime Museum
  • Have the option to disembark and stroll through the lighted art show at Circular Quay
  • Enjoy an included welcome drink, canapés and buffet

What's Included

  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • King Street Wharf 9
    King Street Wharf, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Your cruise will depart from KING STREET WHARF 9.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

VIVID Sydney invites international artists to design dazzling light shows that are projected onto Sydney’s most famous structures, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Customs House and National Maritime Museum. Set sail into the heart of the VIVID Sydney festivities and enjoy superb views from your boat's indoor or outdoor seating areas and spacious deck.

Shutter bugs can take advantage of this water-based vantage point for prime photo opportunities of the brilliant light displays. Even your catamaran is equipped with special lighting, programmed to change colors depending on your location in the harbor, making your vessel part of the VIVID show.

Your cruise includes a complimentary glass of beer, wine, soft drink or sparkling water and additional drinks are available for purchase from the onboard bar. The buffet dinner you will enjoy while cruising has something for everyone from hot meats to noodle dishes and plenty of other fresh selections (please advise of other dietary requirements at the time of booking).

Your cruise ends when your boat returns to Darling Harbour after 1.5 hours.

Please note: You have a choice of two evening departure times.The earlier departure gives you option of cruising at 6pm and second session gives you the option of cruising at 7:30pm. As mentioned, all cruises will depart from an allocated King St Wharf – specific allocations will be published and communicated closer to your cruise date. Please note all Wharf Departures are within 200m of one another and are easily identified by their displayed wharf number.

Sydney Opera House (Pass By)

Sydney Harbour Bridge (Pass By)

Sydney Harbour (Pass By)

Australian National Maritime Museum (Pass By)

Vivid Sydney (Pass By)

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please dress appropriately with comfortable shoes and warm clothing
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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Catherine_B
Food was good, hot and plenty, staff very nice, cruise was a little short by 15 minutes but otherwise very pleasant way to see the lights. Easy location to embark from.

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Great views, less than great food
YikShun_L, Jun 2023
We got a good view of the Darling Harbour, but the VIVID light shows are only visible on the harbour bridge and opera house. The food was ok, not spectacular, because the selection was limited. The service was great. The crew was passionate and friendly.
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Hi YikShun, Thank you for your Feedback, Yes the Service is Great with our Passionate and Friendly Crew.We are sorry to hear you missed the stunning lights that light up, Most of the Buildings in Circular Quay and surrounds in the Domain, we have received some Beautiful Photos, from our Guests and Crew, The Complimentary buffet had Marinated Chicken, Australian BBQ Sausages with onion and Gravy -a very popular dish on a cold night, not to mention Delicious Vegetable Ratatouille, Steamed Rice, Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary and Rocksalt, Italian Pesto Pasta,Vegetarian Morrocan Salad, Rainbow Slaw and Fresh Garden Salad, a Complimentary drink on boarding -great value! We hope to see you out soon on our Amazing Harbour!
Thursday night cruise
Catherine_B, Jun 2023
Food was good, hot and plenty, staff very nice, cruise was a little short by 15 minutes but otherwise very pleasant way to see the lights. Easy location to embark from.
Boat was very very late, light show was...
Regina S, Jul 2014
Boat was very very late, light show was poor nothing wow or exciting. However in saying that the staff were very friendly and organised.
The actual VIVID display left me a...
Fahad S, Jun 2014
The actual VIVID display left me a little underwhelmed, but I cannot fault the cruise. Friendly staff, great food and drink service.
We really enjoyed this cruise. It was...
John S, Jun 2014
We really enjoyed this cruise. It was a great experience to see the VIVID lights and we would recommend it to anyone in the future.
This is good just to experience the...
Rosemarie P, Jun 2014
This is good just to experience the cruise by night in Sydney but not as awesome as what we had during our Budapest river cruise. It you want to see vivid Sydney, all you need is be at The Circular Quay where all the lights are.
Very disappointing. The boat was late...
Sylvia C, Jun 2014
Very disappointing. The boat was late arriving, it was advertised as leaving 6pm and it was after that when it arrived. The food was ordinary. Unfortunately the boat spent more time out of the view of the lights as it sailed past Circular Quay. The only plus was that it sailed into Circular Quay on the way back so we had the choice of getting off there instead of back to King Street Wharf. I realise that because there are so many boats on the harbour they cannot hang around too long but I can't see a reason why it could not have sailed into the Quay and back out again at the start of the trip so we could have seen more of the Opera House sails changing.
Firstly we arrived at the pier at the...
jlatjvansant, May 2014
Firstly we arrived at the pier at the allocated time-5:45 BUT no boat till 6:10! The boarding was extremely disorganised and slow. The food was absolutely terrible!!! The best part was the walk around circular quay. However this again was disorganised with no arm. Ands that apparently should have been handed out.We should have just taken transport to circular quay and done that. The harbour cruise was a waste of money with almost no commentary or explanations.
The cruise was fine but the food was...
Thomas A. S, May 2014
The cruise was fine but the food was terrible. Would never recommend this to anyone.
It was a wonderful experience being so...
Patricia T, May 2014
It was a wonderful experience being so up close to all the action, the colours of the light shows were superb, definitely well worth the cost.

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