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Vagabond Cruises

37 Bank St | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
+61 2 9660 0388
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Ranked #191 of 405 Activities in Sydney
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Owner description: As Sydney's longest operating boutique cruise company, Vagabond Cruises has provided the ultimate platform for thousands of spectators on Sydney Harbour. From intimate gatherings to grand corporate affairs, explosive Dance Shows to delicious Lunch & Dinner Cruises, Vagabond Cruises has a cruise package to suit your every want and need! With 3 vessels to choose from, each boasting spacious, carpeted dining areas, parquet dance floors, in-house sound systems and amazing outdoor decks, you will be spoilt for choice when planning your next trip on Sydney Harbour! Join us now to see what all the fuss is about!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went with family for my brother's birthday and it was great. The food was delicious and good range. The performance was fun and interactive and drinks wernt too expensive. we missed out on the fireworks due to weather. The dj wasnt bad except when he tried to mix. The captain was rude and made the cruise start off bad by... More

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VagabondManagement, Front Office Manager at Vagabond Cruises, responded to this review

Hi beckt87, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, we are thrilled that you all had a great time for your brother's birthday! Our performers work hard to create a fun and entertaining environment so we will be sure to pass on your feedback to let them know what a great job they are doing! With regards... More

Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Went on Melbourne cup harbour cruise from 1pm till 4pm.nice size boat.staff very friendly.food was good but not much variety if you didn't eat seafood.took full 3 hours by the time you get on and settled with drink and had lunch it was time to get of- would have liked it to have started earlier.was disappointed in outrageous hat prize-... More

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VagabondManagement, Front Office Manager at Vagabond Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Clarky1501, Thank you for your feedback and we are thrilled that you had a brilliant time with us! We do include a Carvery in this particular menu for those that are not seafood lovers, we hope you enjoyed these options too! Other non seafood options include; Succulent chicken wings roasted in Moroccan herbs and spices, Mediterranean style Roast Beef,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

I was really unhappy with the experience. The cruise departed late; food quality and options were very basic; the cruise stopped for a while under a bridge twice; entertainment was too short for the time spent; even soft drinks had to be bought separately which is silly given we paid $90 a head; towards the end of the night music... More

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VagabondManagement, Front Office Manager at Vagabond Cruises, responded to this review

Hi ReviewfromOz, Thank you for your feedback and we are truly sorry to hear that the experience did not live up to your expectations. The food served on our cruises are an essential aspect of the experience which is why we use only the freshest of ingredients prepared by experienced and fully qualified chefs. We consistently receive excellent feedback for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic time for my Hens night! Everything was great, the food could have been a little better but still a nice meal. Would recommend Vagabond to anyone looking for a great night out on the Harbour for a very reasonable price.

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VagabondManagement, Front Office Manager at Vagabond Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Debbie Aqua, Thank you so much for your brilliant review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your Hens night and it is feedback like this that lets us know we are on the right track to providing a unique and memorable experience to our customers! We have taken your comments regarding the food and shall pass on to our... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

I am writing this honest review in order to bring some issues to your attention that I feel are much needed. The boat chugged in at Darling Harbour warf, with broken pieces of wood all over it. ( not very inviting) Tables set up nicely, staff very friendly Window frames dirty and mouldy Seafood fresh but ALL other food (... More

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VagabondManagement, Front Office Manager at Vagabond Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Wellshelly, Thank you for your honest feedback and we are sorry to hear that you rated the experience only 1 out of 5 stars overall. We greatly value all feedback as it allows us to focus on which areas we can improve in to ensure we are providing great memories to all our customers! Having investigated your complaint we... More

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Food was average, long wait for food, way too overcrowded. Do not cater for kids. Would never take kids again.

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VagabondManagement, Front Office Manager at Vagabond Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Maria T, Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear that you rated the experience only a 3/5. It is extremely rare that our customers describe the food on board as 'average'. All our food is cooked and prepared fresh on board, and for the catering aspect alone, we consistently score an average of 10/10 in... More

Nowra, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Harbour was at its best. The cruise covered far more areas of the Harbour than any of the several cruises that we have been on. We were on a table for four so there was plenty of room, far better than the tables for six which looked a bit crowded. The other couple (strangers) were great company and added... More

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VagabondManagement, Front Office Manager at Vagabond Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your brilliant review! It is feedback such as this that lets us know we are on the right track to providing a personal and engaging experience for our customers! Don't forget we offer great loyalty scheme bonuses and discounts for return customers and we would love to welcome you back on board very soon! Please... More

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

It was very good experience,our table was not too crowded, company was pleasant, more food, prawns & oysters, seafood was not enough but all was very tasty & cooked well, dessert was beautiful.

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VagabondManagement, Front Office Manager at Vagabond Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are pleased that overall you rated the experience highly and had a good experience with us! We shall of course take on board your comments regarding the quantity of food and act accordingly as it really is extremely rare that anyone leaves our cruises hungry! Once again, thank you for taking the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Sydney Harbour is pure magic. So pleased I saw it by boat. Everything else was disappointing. The staff were unprofessional and were publically humiliating a parent of a young child. Their English was poor and it was hard to understand instructions. The food was average. Prawns were fresh. The cake and fruit for dessert was inadequate and they ran out.... More

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VagabondManagement, Front Office Manager at Vagabond Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Jazzloverssad, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and I am sorry to hear that the cruise did not live up to your expectations. I would like to take some time to address your concerns raised in your review; Firstly, I am sorry to hear that you found members of our staff rude. All of our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

Hi The entertainment was good, there wasn't enough food, DJ wasn't good, the views were lovely. We had a good time

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VagabondManagement, Front Office Manager at Vagabond Cruises, responded to this review

Dear Melissapapallo, Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. We greatly value all feedback as it allows us to focus on which areas we can improve in to ensure we are providing great memories to all our customers! It is very rare that we hear there was not enough food on our cruises as we always try... More

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