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Sydney Harbour View Lunch Cruise
4.5

Sydney Harbour View Lunch Cruise

By Captain Cook Cruises
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Ages 0-99, max of 100 per group
Duration: 3h
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  • 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)
What's not included
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)


Start:
  • 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:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3378LUNCH

    • Seating on upper decks is via stairs only (no elevator) - please request accessibility information at time of booking if required.
    • 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

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Which attractions will I visit with Sydney Harbour View Lunch Cruise?
    How much is Sydney Harbour View Lunch Cruise?
    Sydney Harbour View Lunch Cruise price starts from $63.43. Discover and book Sydney Harbour View Lunch Cruise on Tripadvisor
    What is the Sydney Harbour View Lunch Cruise cancellation policy?
    Sydney Harbour View Lunch Cruise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sydney Harbour View Lunch Cruise on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Sydney Harbour View Lunch Cruise?
    Sydney Harbour View Lunch Cruise is hosted by Captain Cook Cruises. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Captain Cook Cruises on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sydney Harbour View Lunch Cruise on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3378LUNCH

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    • Captain Cook Cruises
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      Joined in December 2019
    • katharinem556
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely well priced day tour from Sydney Central Quay for great views.
      Took a day trip with this line. The wifi commentary does not work so don't bother with this. We went up to Manly and spent most time there. Also got off at Watson's Cove. If I was doing it again I would spend more time at Watson's cove. There is a great fish restaurant there, Doyle's. They also have a tearoom next to the library on the bay. The ferry is always very punctual and quick to leave the dock so give enough time to get to the boat.
      Written February 29, 2024
    • Gregg P
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Stay away from this tour!!
      This is a total scam. My wife and I traveled 8000 miles to get here. We wanted to see sunset as well as Sydney harbor all lit up at night. WE SAW NEITHER! The boat was back at the dock about an hour and a half before sunset! Their reply was that they don’t adjust for daylight savings time!! No refunds either.
      Written February 25, 2024
    • 207skya
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved it
      Stunning views, staff were all super friendly + helpful, well worth the price. Ferry was super fast too, no dilly-dallying. 10/10
      Written February 24, 2024
    • 506ulysseg
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice day
      Very Nice trip we can enjoy a vert good weather the beach in Manly is amazing and you can rent a Umbrella or a Cabana for a full day Watson bay is Also interesting if you want to walk
      Written February 23, 2024
    • Mrnigeguy
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Evening Dinner Cruise
      We did the evening dinner cruise. Everything was amazing- the service food entertainment and the views. We have been travelling across Australia for 6 weeks and this has been the most memorable experience Thanks to all the staff who looked after us
      Written February 23, 2024
    • Skiahlc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Comfortable and a good dinner
      The cruise was comfortable and the dinner was good, but the "Sunset Cruise" was back to the pier way before sunset!! I think they had to set up for the next group. It was still enjoyable though.
      Written February 21, 2024
    • X1913QFcharleneb
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice
      I was slightly disappointed. I was under the impression that we were reserved a window seat Those were reserved for the dinner cruise.
      Written February 19, 2024
    • Passenger65442213622
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dinner was dry and bland, harbour was stunning
      While the cruise around our stunning Sydney harbour was enjoyable, the dinner itself was a poor experience. There were 2 choices for both entrees and dessert, and 3 choices for main course. The food was fairly ordinary eg smoked salmon entree on a small bed of dry lettuce with capers was akin to what I would prepare at home. Mains of either chicken or barramundi were both dry and bland. Wait staff were mechanical and attempted to clear my plate while I was still eating with my fork mid air ! Similarly an over zealous waiter took my wine glass away mid meal even though we had a bottle of wine still. This was a valentines dinner and I felt mildly embarrassed I had chosen this. Unfortunately I cannot recommend captain cook cruises as a dinner cruise.
      Written February 18, 2024
    • U7462VBrobertac
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sydney Harbor cocktail cruise
      Saw the fireworks from the boat. Lovely experience overall. The service was very good and the singer on board was excellent. We sat downstairs where there wasn’t any crowd.
      Written February 18, 2024
    • helenmF8248EP
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day
      Very enjoyable day ,Shawn had a good sense of humor,he had so much knowlege and history of the trip He was personable with everyone. We would strongly recommend him and the company for any of the trips offered.
      Written February 8, 2024
    • Olatunji I
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Looking for Kangaroos.
      The zoo was average at best because I didn’t expect to go to Australia and not be able to see a big Kangaroos at the zoo but wannabes.I was very disappointed.Few local animals bit not too special.
      Written February 8, 2024
    • magnamosa
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don't use Captain Cook, they will leave you behind and not provide the refund they promise
      Not sure which is worse · They intentionally, rudely denied us access to the ferry in the Manly suburb of Sydney, AU · Or they promised on multiple occasions a refund only to never process it My husband and I took the hop on/off ferry to Manly and when trying to get back on the ferry to Taronga Zoo we got left behind event though we were right by the ferry agent and spoke to her. In fact we apologized for the behavior of another guest that was being rude to her. We asked if the boat that was there was ours and she told us to wait for the next boat. When it arrived, she opened the gate for passengers to get off and then quickly shut it and walked away. We thought she would come back but she didn't and the boat left!!! We couldn't believe it as we were right with her and she knew we were waiting for that boat! As a result we had to pay to take another line and then got to the zoo so late it wasn't worth paying the entry fee. We emailed captain cook management and the apologized, asked for our credit card for a reimbursement and promised a refund that never came. They did not dispute what happened but didn't provide what they promised TWICE! Dont' waste your time or money with this operation as there are others to choose from and they surely can't be worse.
      Written February 5, 2024
    • Kevan B
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      DO NOT BOOK ANY EXCURSIONS WITH TRIP ADVISOR
      We were sent inaccurate meet up information causing us to miss our Sydney harbour dinner cruise and wasting over £200 which has been refused a refund or credit. Trip Advisor are not an honourable company - always book direct with the tour operator
      Written February 4, 2024
    • Ghostwhowalksperth
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly Recommended.
      Fabulous cruise. Everything went perfectly. The welcome was great, the food was top notch , the service at the table was spot on . Of course the views were wonderful. I would give the cruise an extra point because thank goodness they didn't have a welcome to country.
      Written February 3, 2024
    • narcisse07
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day trip offer, some administrative kinks
      Wonderful opportunity to purchase fare and zoo entrance together. We were not aware of the hop on hop off Captain Cook ferry schedule. The schedule I used to consider what time to arrive at the terminal was the Sydney ferry schedule. After a thoughtfully planned day, we ended up having to waste an hour with a fussy toddler at the wharf waiting for the correct ferry's departure. I found I received multiple emails from TripAdvisor and for me personally they did not contain the most pertinent details of my trip, such as the ferry departure location or schedule, how to exchange my paid purchase for tickets, easily at my fingertips. This caused undue stress. When we arrived and saw buses l, we are also confused as to whether we should take a bus or not as we had no information on the bus prior. When we approached tej gate there was a long line of people. There was not clear direction that as we were prepaid we could bypass the line, nor were there signs or directions to indicate that we could do that. The ferry ride was great, the views spectacular and the Taronga Zoo is a lovely zoo, a good size to get around with a toddler and if you want to see more, you can. Thank you!
      Written February 3, 2024
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    4.5
    4.5 of 5 bubbles32 reviews
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    Philip O
    Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    This was a Mother's Day Cruise for my wife and me and we had another friend from Adelaide along as well. It was EXTREMELY disappointing.

    1. Staff were surly and not well trained. Some were clumsy carrying plates of food and almost none of them knew how to smile. It was just a job for them.

    2. Drinks are ordered via a QR-code link which required registration and entry of credit card details, but as my cc is on my watch I didn't have the number. After much uncertainty and about 20mins, staff managed to organise a "tap and pay" bar tab but they never brought the terminal to my table (despite me asking several times) so my alcohol bill didn't get paid. Their loss!

    3. I ordered a medium-rare sirloin. It was overcooked (very well done!), dry and totally inedible. It was like eating a piece of leather. It wasn't worth the effort of sending it back but in hindsight I should have. I figured my free alcohol was sufficient compensation.

    4. The "cruise" consisted of Circular Quay, out around Shark Island then to Barangaroo where they docked, picked up some more pax then back to Circular Quay to drop off some pax then repeat the whole route. It was more like being on a a Sydney Harbour ferry service than a cruise.
    Written May 12, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Dear Phillip O, We are saddened to hear that your experience did not live up to your expectations of the cruise. We apologise for not being up to our usual high standard of service onboard. Please contact us via feedback@captaincook.com.au with more information and your booking details so we can investigate this further. We hope to see you onboard again very soon for another opportunity to create wonderful memories. Regards, Captain Cook Sydney Team
    Written June 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Tourist54202781413
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2023 • Family
    Overpriced venue with some really rude staff especially the filipino bar manager who walks around like a storm trooper. Meals were little more than snacks , I asked for a med well steak which was a piece of meat about the size of a 50 cent coin and no joke it was charcoaled and bar prices were high as well and for the $140 price per person without any drinks im sure you could find better value for money! Only redeeming factor was the first officer upstairs who was friendly and great to talk to which made the outing a little better
    Written October 15, 2023
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    Hi Tourist54202781413 We are sorry that you feel your experience was not satisfactory. This is certainly an unusual situation. Over the years, we have consistently delivered high-quality service to our guests, and it's disheartening to hear about your experience. We genuinely hope you might consider giving us another opportunity in the future to provide you with an enhanced and more enjoyable experience. Your feedback is invaluable to us in our efforts to continually improve. Best regards, Captain Cook Sydney Team
    Written October 17, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    477Michelle1968
    Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful clean boat with great amenities, staff were amazing, very friendly and great service.
    Food was delicious and served in a timely manner, drink orders were easy from the table.
    Plenty of room to move around without feeling crowded.
    Would have been good to have some sort of commentary about the sites we were seeing.
    Written May 17, 2022
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    Dear 477Michelle1968, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful and clean boat. Our staff take pride in providing amazing service, and we're glad they made your experience memorable. We're also delighted that you found the food delicious and the drink ordering process convenient. Regarding commentary, we actually have automated commentary available via our app. Thank you for choosing us, and we think its about time to welcome you back on board for another fantastic journey. Regards, Captain Cook Sydney Team
    Written June 22, 2023
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    David H
    Fern Bay, Australia16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    Do not miss the opportunity of viewing the world’s most beautiful harbour from absolute comfort, while enjoying excellent food and superb service.

    We enjoyed the 3 hour long lunch cruise and could not be happier with the whole experience.

    The service was first class, the meal was delicious and it was all delivered with almost military precision.
    Written October 6, 2023
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    Hi davidhE2721RX Thanks for your feedback and the fantastic 5-star rating! We're absolutely thrilled that you took the opportunity to enjoy the world's most stunning harbor from the comfort of our cruise. It's awesome that you loved the delicious food and top-notch service during your 3-hour long lunch cruise. Our team is all about giving you a great experience, and your feedback means a lot. We can't wait to have you onboard again for another fantastic cruise! Best Regards, Captain Cook Sydney Team
    Written October 9, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Stephanie M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023
    We are a disability group 7 people who went out on the Captain Cook Cruise top deck lunch Cruise. The crew were amazing and accommodated all our diverse needs. We all love the food and the amazing views. This was a first for our clients who would recommend this cruise to all our family and friends. We would highly recommend this experience to other disability groups. The boat and facilities were beautifully clean.
    Written July 20, 2023
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    Dear Stephanie, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are absolutely delighted to hear that your group had such an amazing time onboard. We strive to ensure every individual has an incredible experience with Captain Cook Cruises, regardless of disability. We will pass on your amazing comments to the onboard crew and make sure they get the praise that they deserve. We hope to see you onboard to make more wonderful memories again very soon. Regards, Captain Cook Sydney Team
    Written July 24, 2023
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    aldavril
    Wollongong, Australia1,196 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the best. We visit beautiful Sydney every year and this we always do. We have never been disappointed. From the moment you arrive, the greeting from the warm and friendly staff who really understand customer service. The lunch was perfection. Have been to many restaurants and can honestly say this food is up with the best. Cooked with care and attention to detail. Entree ravioli beautiful flavour. I had a generous portion of salmon. Very nice. We both then had perfectly cooked sirloin just melted in our mouths. Then the absolutely decadent desserts. Tiramisu and chocolate cheesecake both just exquisite and presented beautifully. Thank you to all involved for making it always a wonderful experience on the lunchtime cruise. Well done. Can’t wait to return. Love your work.
    Written March 4, 2022
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    Dear aldavril, Thank you for your wonderful feedback and for choosing Captain Cook Cruises as part of your annual visit to Sydney. We're delighted to hear that we consistently meet your expectations and provide you with a memorable experience. Our dedicated team takes pride in delivering exceptional customer service, and it's great to know that their warm and friendly greeting left a positive impression on you. We're delighted that you found our desserts to be decadent and beautifully presented. Your compliments are greatly appreciated and will be shared with the team. Thank you for your kind words and support. We can't wait to welcome you back on board for another exceptional experience. We love what we do, and we're thrilled to have made your visit to Sydney even more enjoyable. Best regards, Captain Cook Sydney Team
    Written June 25, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    regulartraveller71
    Urunga, Australia43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021
    Our party of 6 adults chose the Top Deck Lunch Cruise as a great way to see the Harbour, Food was excellent, service was prompt and friendly. My only comment would be that we had to order drinks through an app which took a little bit of mucking around but once we got the hang of it it was easy. Loved the fact that we could have lunch then move around the boat - downstairs in the lounge area or upstairs on the open deck. Also loved that we could stay on the vessel for 2 circuits of the Harbour. Very economical considering we could use our NSW dining vouchers. Great experience and would highly recommend.
    Written May 11, 2021
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    Dear regulartraveller71, Thank you for your positive feedback! We're delighted that you and your party enjoyed the Top Deck Lunch Cruise and had a great time exploring the Harbour. We appreciate your comments about the excellent food and prompt, friendly service. It's wonderful to hear that you appreciated the flexibility of moving around the boat and staying for two circuits of the Harbour. We're also pleased that our cruise provided great value, especially with the use of the NSW dining vouchers. Thank you for recommending us, and we hope to welcome you back on board in the future! Regards, Captain Cook Sydney Team
    Written June 25, 2023
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    505John
    Perth, Australia188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    Initially we avoided booking with CC thinking that the large boat would mean crowded spaces and stock food. We were pleasantly surprised by the open spacing, delicious food and attentive staff. The whole experience was way better than expected possibly because it was a Thursday.
    Written November 3, 2022
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    Thank you for the 5 stars! We so pleased we exceeded your expectations in every way. Our flagship Sydney 2000 is super spacious and all our meals are prepared onboard in galleys on every deck. Our Top Deck Long Lunch is one of our most popular cruises both with locals and visitors. We hope you will come back again and try our Gold Dinner. If you loved our Lunch, the dinner is spectacular.
    Written November 24, 2022
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    David A
    Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022
    Firstly they could not find booking but that’s OK we boarded and sat and began to relax.As this was my 60th birthday I was looking forward to this.Then we found out that the simple act of ordering a drink was only to be carried out with the use of a smart phone.You had to log into the said website and order your drinks.By the time this happened we had been served our entree and eaten it.All before a drink made its way to the table.I presumed a photographer would also be on board for photo opportunities ,but apparently not. The food I must admit was very good though.Iwas underwhelmed by the experience we will not be returning.
    Written May 3, 2022
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    Dear Bridie2362, Thank you for leaving your feedback. We regret to learn that your recent cruise experience fell short of your expectations. We sincerely apologize for not meeting our usual high standard of service on board. To address your concerns and gather more details, we kindly request you to contact us at feedback@captaincook.com.au, providing us with your booking information. We genuinely value your feedback, and we would appreciate the opportunity to investigate the matter further. Our aim is to ensure that every guest has a memorable and enjoyable experience on our cruises. We hope to have the chance to welcome you on board again in the near future, where we will strive to create wonderful and fulfilling memories for you. Regards, Captain Cook Sydney Team
    Written June 24, 2023
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    Eileen B
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    Fantastic lunchtime cruise today. We were a big group of 21, and the service was fantastic - so well organised, pleasant staff and lovely food. It was great value, and despite the bad weather, we had a wonderful time. Highly recommended.
    Written January 6, 2023
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    Thank you for the 5 stars! We are thrilled to receive your short, and very sweet review. On behalf of all of us, thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you onboard Captain Cook Cruises again soon. Regards, Captain Cook Sydney Team
    Written March 20, 2023
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    Product Overview: Sydney Harbour View Lunch Cruise

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    Duration

    180 minutes