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Vagabond Cruises

37 Bank St | Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales 2009, Australia
02 9660 0388
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Ranked #141 of 306 Activities in Sydney
Type: Tours
Owner description: Vagabond Cruises is your unique venue on Sydney Harbour! 30 years of experience makes Vagabond Cruises Sydney's longest operating boutique cruise... more » Owner description: Vagabond Cruises is your unique venue on Sydney Harbour! 30 years of experience makes Vagabond Cruises Sydney's longest operating boutique cruise company.Weekly Cruises.Our Aqua Jazz Lunch Cruise is Sydney’s premier jazz and blues cruise featuring the amazing sounds of a live musician along with a plentiful seafood and carvery buffet followed by coffee, tea and desserts.Cruising from 12.30pm for 3 hours, this is the perfect way to spend a Saturday or Sunday Lunch in style!The Aqua Latino Dinner Cruise will spice up your nights with an explosive Latin Dance show straight from Rio de Janeiro. With a delicious international buffet and DJ rocking the boat all night, you won’t want this cruise to end! Departs most Fridays and all Saturday nights throughout the year from 7.30pm for 4 hours. Join us now and see what all the fuss is about!Private Charters.Vagabond Cruises can cater for as little as 30 guests up to 350 guests. With 3 different vessels to choose from, we are equipped to host events of all styles. We offer a tailored service taking into account your individual requirements and budget to fully realize a successful event.All our vessels have spacious outdoors decks and windows, and are perfect for making spectacular Sydney Harbour the setting for your next event. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

For a first time experience on a night cruise we found it very entertaining and fun. The food was excellent and we were all full. However it was a bit squishy to move around the chairs and the music was a bit loud. There was also no Greek music when I asked the DJ, however the opther music was nice.

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

Hi Sabata A, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! I am not so sure which cruise you went on board as the DJ usually doesn't have cultural songs available unless it is a private cruise. Overall though, I am glad you had a great time and hope to have you on board in the future again. More

Coolangatta, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I arranged for a group of 45 to cruise Sydney Harbour last Sunday night 02.03.14 on Vagabond Princess. Our group comprised male and female Licensed Club General Managers from the Gold Coast and a range of trade suppliers. Trust me, we can be a little fussy at times, particularly with service and food / beverage standards. We had no troubles... More

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

Thank you so much Bryan J for your wonderful feedback. We hope to have you on board again in the future! More

Wollongong, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

My cousin booked her 30th birthday celebrations on the Vagabond Latino Dinner Cruise on 22nd February 2014. There was a group of approx 25 of us, we each paid $75 for the cruise and were looking forward to a good night. From the moment we stepped foot on the boat we were very disappointed. It was evident that the boat... More

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VagabondManagement, General Manager at Vagabond Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Aishee_Alison, Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to tell us your honest feedback. Firstly I would like to address the issue of the cruise being "overcrowded". With the MV Spirit, we can actually take a licensed capacity of 350 passengers. On this night, there was exactly 225 passengers. This shows that the vessel... More

Bath, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

With such a wide choice of boats for the Boxing Day cruise on the harbour to watch the start of the Sydney - Hobart race, we plumped for Vagabond Spirit with no real idea of what to expect.....but what a fantastic day! The captain got us into excellent positions for viewing the start of the race, not easy with all... More

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VagabondManagement, General Manager at Vagabond Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Patty_Fields, Thank you so much for your feedback! I am so happy to hear you had a great time on board the cruise, and I hope to have you on board again in the future! More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Having lived in Sydney my entire life and finding myself at a loose end on Australia day i decided to take my first ever harbour cruise. I chose the Australia Day Lunch Cruise as i thought what better way than to spent Australia day on the most beautiful harbour on the planet. I had been highly recommended Vagabond from family... More

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

Hi dcon91, Thank you for your feedback. I am so happy to hear you had a great time on board our cruise. Our staff do try their very best to ensure all guests are happy, especially on a very important day like Australia Day, as I am glad to hear it has paid off. I am also very happy to... More

Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Booked an Australia Day cruise...........Was a seated buffet and it seemed like they had over sold 3 times over as we couldn't move at our table as there were people squished in everywhere. Music was a few old folks songs and played very softly - could not hear them on the deck of the boat at all (thankfully!) Food was... More

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VagabondManagement, General Manager at Vagabond Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Ana201179, Thank you for your response. We really value all feedback from clients, as it does help us to know what we need to improve on and what really works. I can ensure you we never oversell on our vessels. I am not so sure which vessel you were booked on as we do have three vessels and they... More

Terrigal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We have been on 4 Vagabond Cruises Three times with a group and one with just the two of us. Our most resent cruise was on Australia Day January 2014 The food was great with plenty of prawns and oysters salads are quite basic. If you are looking for a romantic cruise for two people do not book with vagabond... More

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

Hi jenn_terrigal, Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to tell us your honest feedback. It is wonderful to hear you have been on board our cruises many times in the past, as we always welcome and appreciate past customers. In terms of the cruise not being "romantic", we actually never advertise it as being romantic, especially on... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Absolutely amazing! My partner and I got this boxing day cruise as a christmas present and I was a little dubious as i've been on other harbour cruises with different companies which were no where near as good as this one. Vagabond office staff and the Spirit crew were truly amazing. The ship is beautiful, the food lovely, the bar... More

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VagabondManagement, General Manager at Vagabond Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Kaz W, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We hope to have you on board with us in the future, and please make sure you mention to us that you are a past customer, as we really value repeat customers. Thanks again, and looking forward to having you on board again. More

York, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We were on the NYE cruise and could not fault it, the staff were good, "white wine please" .. "bottle or glass" food was excellent and the music was danceable. How they run out of food I don't know as everyone was invited up for seconds. Position for the fireworks was great as we saw the lot, although not in... More

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

Hi Dawn and Dougie, Thank you for your lovely feedback! We always appreciate customers like yourself who take the time to tell us their honest opinions. I am very glad to hear our hard work has paid off. It is great to hear that the staff were professional and the food was plentiful. We did receive a comment of food... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Had an absolute ball on the Vagabond Princess on Sat. 11th Jan. It was a surprise 30th birthday dinner for my sister in love (law) who totally did not expect it. She absolutely loved every minute of it and so did the rest of our 24 fellow party people! Staff, food&drinks (bar package- cheap as chips!), view of our beautiful... More

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

Hi amazingGRACE84, Thank you so much for your feedback for our Aqua Latino Cruise! I am so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time on board our cruise and that your sister in law had a great time! We always love to hear customers thoughts about our cruises, especially our Aqua Latino cruise as we've been running them... More

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