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  • 4-course a la carte dining
  • Stunning Sydney Harbour by night
  • Live music Sat-Sun and selected special events
  • 2-3 hours of leisurely cruising

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.

Departing Fri & Sat year round, and Wed-Sun during Vivid Sydney. For midweek and Sunday departures outside of Vivid Sydney see our Sunset Premium Dinner


  • Stunning Sydney Harbour city lights by night
  • 4-course à la carte dining including Australian Premium Beef
  • Live music Sat 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
  • Departing 7:00pm Darling Harbour and 7:30pm Circular Quay

Optional Extras

  • Guaranteed window seating $18pp
  • Beverage Package - minimum 10 guests

Starlight Dinner Menu (PDF)

Starlight Dinner Christmas Menu (PDF)

Child Menu (PDF)

Beverage List

Celebration Desserts & Cakes (PDF)

Note special Christmas Menus may operate from mid-November to 24 December each year. A special Chid Menu operates during Vivid Sydney.

Special Menus and Dietary Requests: Most à la carte menus in our public restaurant contain vegetarian and gluten free options. Requests made for specialty diets, substitutions and modifications of menus for our public cruises will be politely declined.

View our menus for full details.

Sample House Beverage Package - see optional extras for prices

Young Henry’s Lager
James Boag’s Premium Light
Young Henry's Newtowner 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 01-Apr-2024
    Adult Retail
    Adult Online Specials from

    Optional Extras

    • Guaranteed Window Seating
    • Beverage Packages (minimum 10 guests)

    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.

    Valid from 01-Apr-2024$18 per person

    Beverage Packages

    • House Beer, wine and soft drinks
    • Minimum 10 guests
    Valid from 01-Apr-2024
    From King St Wharf
    Starlight Bar Package (up to 3hrs)

    $45 adult, $29 child (4-15yrs)

    Retail rates are valid to 31 March 2025. All prices are per person. Specials subject to change.


    We welcome families! All children 4-15 years automatically receive the Child Menu at discounted Child Fares

    Valid from 01-Apr-2024Child 4-15 (Child Menu)$57

    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
    • 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 2025. All prices are per person. Specials subject to change

    Weekly Schedule

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

    Depart Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1 Circular Quay Wharf 6

    Fri & Sat

    Depart 7:00pm
    Disembark 10:00pm
    Depart 7:30pm
    Disembark 9:30pm
    Vivid Sydney
    24 May - 15 June 2024
    Wed - Sun
    and Mon 10 June
    Depart 7:00pm
    Disembark 10:00pm
    Disembark 9:30pm

    Vivid Sydney 24 May-15 June 2024: Cruise departs from Darling Harbour King Street Wharf 1 only. No Circular Quay departures are available.

    Please note special timetables and vessels operate on selected dates. Please recheck this webpage closer to departure and any email updates for the latest information.

      Groups of 10 or more guests

      10% off already discounted online prices
      Valid on the Gold Dinner, Starlight Dinner, Premium Sunset Dinner, Sunset Dinner, Harbour View Lunch, Harbour View Long 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
      Christmas Parties Groups
      Visit our Christmas Celebrations
      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.

      Save on City Parking

      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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      • Frequently Asked Questions
      • Dress Code: Smart Casual
      • Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult
      • Wheelchair access - The entrance level deck on Sydney 2000 (Ocean Deck), Captain Cook 3 (Main Deck) and The Jackson (Main Deck) are wheelchair accessible with wheelchair accessible bathroom. Starship Sydney and Starship Aqua are not suitable for wheelchairs. Please check the Accessibility page for further details and wharf access.
      • Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy
      • Our Fleet
      • Terms & Conditions
      • Credit card fraud - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online

      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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