What's On In Sydney
New Years Eve December 31
The eyes of over a billion people worldwide turn to Sydney Harbour on New Years Eve, not only because we have the first major display but one of the world's best. The Harbour Bridge, city buildings, and specially selected cruise vessels feature in a fireworks, laser display and harbour light parade that cascades down the harbour from Shark Island to the Parramatta River ...More Info
Darling Harbour Events Year Round
Darling Harbour is a vibrant waterfront Sydney hub, hosting a myriad of great festivals and activities all year round.Every season boasts major events like New Years Eve, Australia Day and Chinese New Year to cultural festivals, celebrations such as "Fiesta", "Santa Fest" and 'Month of Love", plus regular weekend Harbourside Fireworks. See More Info for details ...
- Christmas Fireworks - Saturday 6, 13, 20 and Wednesday 24 Deceember, 9pm
- Santa Fest - Sat 29 Nov - Wed 24 Dec
- Paddleboats To Santa - Selected Dates
- The Christmas Floating Tree - Sat 29 Nov - Wed 24 Dec
- Culture Beats - 06 Sep - 21 Dec 2014
- Polish Community Christmas Festival - Sun 7 Dec. 11am-6pm
- Japanese Festival - Sat 13 Dec, 10am-7.30pm
- New Years Eve - 31 December
Christmas Party November - December
Secure the best vessel, on the best date, at the best price with our special Christmas Party packages available for groups of 6 or more. Cruise aboard MV Sydney 2000 for lunch or dinner as part of a scheduled cruise or charter your own vessel. See More Info below for details ...
- Christmas Party Lunch Cruises from $59pp
- Christmas Party Dinner Cruises from $79pp
- Christmas party on a private boat from $109pp
School Holiday Fun December 20 - January 26
Sydney Harbour has so much to see and do for the kids during school holidays. Jump on a rocket ferry to Taronga Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, Luna Park, Fort Denison, Shark Island, Watsons Bay, Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. Fantastic value ferry and attraction entry passes, 24 hour passes, Whale Watching, plus free kids on selected cruises. See More Info for full details ...
Spring School Holidays Specials
- Free Kids - Kids cruise free on selected Sightseeing & Hop On Hop Off & Lunch & Breakfast cruises
- Save up to 45% on Sydney Attraction & cruise pass - 3 Attractions & 5 Attractions
- Free Ferry - With SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo or Madame Tussauds
- Free Upgrade - From Zoo Express to 24hr Hop On Hop Off Harbour Explorer + Zoo entry
- Fort Denison & Shark Island ferries
- See More Info for details and conditions
Christmas Day December 25
Join our family for Christmas Day, Christmas Lunch, Summer in Sydney and a spectacular cruise onboard Sydney 2000. Take in the sun and sights from the expansive open observation deck and enjoy the feast on one of three restaurant decks. Great range of options for families, singles and travellers. See More Info for details ...
This cruise is now sold out. If you already have an existing booking and would like to reconfirm departure point and inclusions please download Christmas Day Lunch flyer.More Info
Boxing Day December 26
Boxing Day (26 December) is the day Sydney comes out to play. All the action is centered around the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, one of the world's greatest sailing events. Pack a picnic and join all the fun on our spectator craft or choose from our range of regular cruises. See More Info below for details ...More Info
Cruise for Free Year Round
The team at Captain Cook Sydney have a passion for cruising, and enjoy both seeing and hearing about about passenger experiences. Every week there are a number of great prizes up for grabs - simply share your love of our beautiful harbour to be in the running, or join our Captains Club for exclusive offers and a free cruise on your birthday.
- Win back the value of your cruise - Share your photo on Facebook
- Cruise for FREE on your Birthday - With your free Captains Club membership
- See More info for full details & conditions
Australia Day January 26
Australia Day, 26 January, celebrations on Sydney Harbour feature an amazing line up of events including ferry races, tall ships, sailing regattas, fly-overs, fireworks and much more. Take in all the action aboard an Australia Day Lunch or Dinner Cruise on MV Sydney 2000, or take the kids out on a fun family cruise. Australia Day Monday 26 January 2015. See More Info for details ...
- Sky Deck Australia Day Lunch
- Club Deck Australia Day Lunch
- Show Deck Australia Day Lunch
- Ferrython Cruise
- Parade & Tall Ship Cruise
- Shark Island Picnic
- Fort Denison Aus Tour
- Australia Day timetable
Chinese New Year January - February
2014 is the Year of the Horse, and the City of Sydney is preparing to host wonderful program of Chinese New Year events to celebrate including Festival Markets, the Twilight Parade, Dragon Boat Racing and fireworks. Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the festival will feature over 80 events, and is expected to attract over 600,000 visitors from Sydney, interstate and overseas. 2015 Details coming soon - Refer More Info as a guide ...More Info
Valentines Day February 14
Sydney Harbour by day or night is simply spectacular and the most romantic way to experience it is on a Captain Cook Valentines Cruise. Choose from our great range of cruise and dining options over Valentines weekend Friday 13th and Saturday 14th February 2015. See More Info for full details ...More Info
Cricket World Cup Sydney February 14 - March 29
From the 14th February to the 29th March 2015, Australia & New Zealand will jointly host the 11th ICC Cricket World Cup (One Day / 50 over format). The event is one of the world's largest international sporting tournaments with 14 teams, 49 matches and more than 400 accredited players and officials taking part.
Purchase a World Cup Cricket ticket for any match during the tournament and save up to 20% off a great range of Sydney Harbour cruises during the event. See more info for details.
SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND MATCHES
- South Africa v West Indies - Friday 27 February 2015, 2.00pm
- Australia v Sri Lanka - Sunday 8 March 2015, 2.00pm
- England v Afghanistan - Friday 13 March 2015, 2.00pm
- Quarter Final - Wednesday 18 March 2015, 2.00pm
- Semi Final - Thursday 26 March 2015, 2.00 pm
Seniors Week March 14 - March 22
NSW Seniors Week is the largest celebration for people over 60 in the southern hemisphere. Captain Cook Cruises are proud to be a participant with special Seniors Week "Live Life" Lunch, High Tea, morning and afternoon tea Coffee Cruises throughout the Seniors Week 14-22 March 2015. See More Info below for details ...More Info
Earth Hour March 28
Over a billion people from seven continents, 150 nations around the world turn participate in Earth Hour each March. Show your support, turn off your lights at home and join us on Sydney Harbour for dinner. View the lights go out in Sydney between 8.30pm & 9.30pm and weather permitting you may even see the stars come out to play! 2015 detail coming soon.
Earth Hour 28 March 2015
- 2015 details coming soon - refer More Info below as a guide
Easter Show March 26 - April 8
Every year the Sydney Royal Easter Show brings the best of the country to the city. In return Captain Cook Cruises is pleased to offer our visiting country cousins, and all Show ticket holders the best of the city with special discounts on selected Sydney Harbour Cruises right through to the end of the Autumn school holidays ...
Sydney Royal Easter Show 26 March - 08 April 2015
- 2015 details coming soon - refer More Info below as a guide
Mothers Day May 10
The second Sunday in May is Mothers Day. The challenge lies in where to spend it - at Nan's, Grandma's or Mum's place, or in the traffic going from one place to the next. Why not spoil all the mums in your life onboard one of our special Mothers Day Breakfast or Lunch cruises. 2015 details coming soon. Refer to more info below as a guide ...
Captain Cook Cruises is proud to be a partner of Barnardos Mother of the Year.More Info
Vivid Festival May 22 - June 8
Vivid Sydney is a feast for the senses - Sydney's most spectacular outdoor lighting, music and ideas festival, and winner at the Australian Events Awards in 2013. For the first time the harbour itself will become a canvas for brightly lit vessels that change colour as they cruise. Experience the full canvas of the massive shoreside projections along the Sydney foreshore from Fort Denison, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Walsh Bay and Darling Harbour from the water. Choose from a great range of options for the whole family from the Vivid Lights to Vivid Dinner Cruise. Disembark then stroll around and immerse yourself in the interactive displays. 2015 details coming soon. Refer to more info below as a guide ...
DINNER CRUISES Please click here for our premium dinner cruise selections from $109 per personMore Info
Football Transfers July - October
Whether your passion is the Wallabies Rugby team or the Rugby League Grand Final, the best pre-game warm up is an ice-cold beer and a BBQ sausage as you cruise your way to ANZ Stadium Homebush onboard a Rocket Footy Transfer Cruise from Darling Harbour. Guaranteed to get you to the game on time minus the traffic or parking dramas. Transfers for the big games depart August - October. 2015 details coming soon. Refer to more info below as a guide ...More Info
Sydney International Boat Show July 30 - August 3
The Sydney International Boat Show has something for everyone. Halls of display and a marina packed with boats of every size, shape and price tag for serious buyers, window shoppers and the simply curious. Save up to 40% off our great range of Boat Show Cruises departing Darling Harbour 31 July - 04 August 2014. 2015 details coming soon. Refer to more info below as a guide ...More Info
Fathers Day September 6
The first Sunday in September is Fathers Day and dads just love our buffet breakfast and lunch cruises. There is great truth in the adage `the way to a mans heart is through his stomach' with Fathers Day being one of our busiest days. 2015 details coming soon. Refer to more info below as a guide ... ...
Fathers Day Sunday 7th September 2014More Info
Christmas in July July
Celebrate a traditional Winter treat with Christmas in July High Tea on Sydney Harbour. With tiers and tiers of Yuletide treats, pink bubbles and sensational sights, these special High Tea at Sea cruises depart on the Saturday 12th & 19th July 2014. 2015 details coming soon. Refer to more info below as a guide ...More Info
Turn Sydney Harbour Pink October
Turn Sydney Harbour Pink, in support of the McGrath Foundation returns in October 2014. Captain Cook Cruises is excited to release the 2014 charity cruise program featuring special guest performance by Adam Harvey on Sunday 12th October, 2014. With a career spanning almost twenty years, gold and platinum albums and eight Golden Guitar Awards, this is a rare opportunity for fans to meet Adam and see him perform live in an intimate setting, while helping raise funds for a great charity.
The Turn Sydney Harbour Pink with Adam Harvey cruise comes with million dollar harbour views aboard the spectacular MV Sydney 2000 and a delicious two course lunch and drinks package. An array of lucky door prizes including a three night Murray River Cruise for two people valued at $2450 and over $1000 of Sydney Harbour cruise tickets will be given away during the cruise. Every dollar over $50 per ticket is being donated by Captain Cook Cruises to the McGrath Foundation to help fund Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia and to increase breast awareness in young Australians. 2015 details coming soon. Refer to more info below as a guide ...More Info
Food Festival October 1 - October 31
Every year Sydneysiders get to fulfil their culinary fantasies in a celebration of our state's fine regional produce and wine. MasterChef, Crave, Good Food Month, World Chef Showcase, Night Noodle Markets, Shoot the Chef and the International Food Festival have all chosen Sydney to host their prestigious events. In 2014 the Good Food Month will feature a delectable mix of food and drink events throughout Sydney including the High Tea At Sea cruise. 2015 details coming soon. Refer to more info below as a guide ...More Info
Melbourne Cup November
Celebrate the race that stops the nation aboard Sydney's thoroughbred cruise ship Sydney 2000. The Melbourne Cup Lunch will get you to the winners circle in style enjoying premium dining, live viewing race lounge, great prizes to be won - sweeps, best dressed and lucky door prizes. Join us on the first Tuesday in November. 2015 details coming soon. Refer to more info below as a guide ...More Info
Biennale March 21 - June 9
Held every two years, Biennale of Sydney is Australia's largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts event. Presented free to the public, Biennale showcases works from over 100 artists and 44 countries at major venues including the Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art and Cockatoo Island 21 March - 9 June 2014. 2015 details coming soon. Refer to more info below as a guide ...
Pre-purchasing your Biennale Ferry ticket is essential - book your tickets online from just $7 returnMore Info