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  • 4-course a la carte dining
  • Live music Sat-Sun
  • 2-3 hours of relaxed cruising
  • Personalised service

Stars, glittering city lights and a dinner on the water to remember

The Starlight Dinner Cruise combines all the necessary elements of a sparkling evening out in Australia’s most exciting city. An extensive Australian and international wine list and fresh local produce, live music on the weekend, all set to the spectacular backdrop of Sydney by night.

Looking for the perfect spot for a romantic dinner with a view, or a casual family celebration on the water? The views don’t get more waterfront that this! Expansive windows throughout the vessel offer superb views no matter where you are seated.

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  • Stunning Sydney Harbour city lights by night
  • 4-course à la carte dining
  • Live music Sat-Sun and selected special events
  • 2-3 hours cruising on Sydney Harbour onboard our air-conditioned super-cruiser Sydney 2000 with expansive windows throughout the vessel offering million-dollar views
  • A photographer’s and Instagrammer’s dream with spacious outdoor open leisure decks to capture Sydney’s iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge by night
  • Flexible boarding – up to 4 departures from 5:00pm to 7:30pm with a choice of embarkation points at Circular Quay and Darling Harbour King St Wharf

Optional Extras

  • Guaranteed window seating
  • BEVERAGE PACKAGES available for groups of 10+ passengers:
  • (1) Select 'Starlight House Bar (up to 2hrs)' to include house beer, wine and soft drinks
  • (2) Select 'Starlight Soft Drinks (up to 2hrs)' to include soft drinks and juices $25pp

Starlight Dinner Christmas Menu to 24Dec23 (PDF)

Starlight Dinner Menu (PDF)

Child Menu (PDF)

Note a special Chid Menu operates during Vivid Sydney

Beverage List

Celebration Desserts & Cakes (PDF)

Special Menus and Dietary Requests: All meals are prepared fresh onboard. Special menus may operate on special event dates. Due to the nature of cruising we have limited time to prepare and serve our menus. Most à la carte menus contain vegetarian and gluten free options however requests for special diets, substitutions and modifications of our public Dining Experience menus will be politely declined. View our menus for full details.

    Sample House Beverage Package $40pp

    Young Henry’s Lager
    James Boag’s Premium Light
    Grifter Pale Ale
    Tyrrell’s Moore’s Creek – Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (NSW)
    Tyrrell’s Moore’s Creek – Shiraz (NSW)
    Tyrrell’s Moore’s Creek – Sparkling Brut (NSW)
    Soft Drinks & Fruit Juices


      Valid from 01Apr23
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      Optional Extras

      Guaranteed Window Seating

      Expansive windows throughout our vessels offer superb viewing no matter where you are seated. For those who wish to guarantee window seating, surcharges apply. Please note surcharges apply to all guests on the same table/booking.

      Guaranteed Window Seating from$15 per person

      Beverage Packages

      Beverage Package options for groups 10 or more guestsSelectPrice
      House beer, wine & soft drinksStarlight House Bar (up to 2hrs)$40 adult, $25 child (4-15yrs)
      Soft drinks and juicesStarlight Soft Drinks (up to 2hrs)$25 per person

      Retail rates are valid to 31 March 2024. All prices are per person. Specials subject to change.


      We welcome families on the Starlight Dinner. From 01 April 2023 all children 4-15 years automatically receive the Child Menu at discounted Child Fares

      Starlight DinnerChild 4-15 (Child Menu)$55

      Please note the following variations

      • Infants 0-3yrs may travel free of charge with no food/beverage provided OR purchase a Child Fare and receive the Child Menu. In the comments section please advise number of infants travelling
      • Children under 16 years can receive the Adult Menu by booking an Adult Fare
      • The new discounted Child Fare is only valid with a minimum of one (1) Adult per four (4) Children
      • Children above this ratio are required to book an Adult Fare, and offered a choice of the Adult or Child Menu
      • Should a customer book Child Fares in excess of the one (1) Adult per four (4) Children ratio, the additional children will be required to pay the difference between the Adult and Child Fare prior to boarding
      • Any alcohol included is substituted for soft drinks for children under 18 years

      The above rates are valid to 31 March 2024. All prices are per person. Specials subject to change

      Weekly Schedule

      The Starlight Dinner picks up from Darling Harbour, then Circular Quay before making a circuit of the Harbour. View the full timetable.

      Starlight Dinner Departs From Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1 From Circular Quay Wharf 6
      Friday & SaturdayDepart 7:00pm
      Disembark 10:00pm
      Depart 7:30pm
      Disembark 9:30pm
      Additional Departures
      Thursday 7 & 14 December 2023
      Check availability for additional departures
      Depart 7:00pm
      Disembark 10:00pm
      Depart 7:30pm
      Disembark 9:30pm
      Vivid Sydney
      24 May - 15 June 2024
      Wednesday - Sunday
      and Monday 12 June
      Depart 7:00pm
      Disembark 10:00pm
      Disembark 9:30pm

      NOTE: During Vivid Sydney 24 May - 15 June 2024, this cruise departs at 7pm Wednesday to Sunday, and Monday 10 June, from Darling Harbour King Street Wharf 1 only and returns at 10:00pm. There are no Circular Quay departures available.

      Please note special timetables and vessels operate on selected dates. Explore our timetable section for the latest information

        Groups of 10 or more guests

        10% off already discounted online prices
        Valid on the Gold Dinner, Starlight Dinner, Sunset Dinner, Top Deck Lunch and High Tea cruises in our public restaurant decks, excluding selected special events.
        Book online and only pay 30% deposit
        with the balance due 7-days prior to cruise date
        More Info - How to Book & Pay for a Group Online
        Private Rooms
        Book a private room with your own private cocktail deck. Private rooms are suitable for 2 to 60 guests. Private decks are available for larger groups. Prices are based on bespoke food and drink menus. Contact our Events Team.

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        Wilson Parking

        Captain Cook Cruises' guests receive special rates at selected parking stations when you pre-book your car park online with Wilson Parking.

        Remember to check with local authorities for special event road closures.

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        Map & Directions

        Wharf Check-in Offices

        Please ensure you check which of these locations your cruise departs from, this information can be found on your booking documentation.

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