Harbour Bar

Sydney is a city ubiquitous with rooftop bars and heritage pubs with endless harbour views. These unique places, embedded in our cultural psyche, bring friends and family together for celebratory beers, grazing boards and pre-dinner cocktails. They’re part of Sydney’s DNA. Our newly launched Harbour Bar & Restaurant raises the stakes and takes this iconic Sydney past time to another level. Reserve your 90-minute sitting in one of the comfy new lounges, laze back and enjoy a distinctly Sydney cocktail range and live music.  Introducing Sydney’s newest waterfront bar experience, the Harbour Bar.

Sydney has a long-standing reputation of constantly reinventing the hospitality experience.

That’s why Captain Cook Cruises’ newest waterfront bar offering, the Harbour Bar, reimagines the way Australians can enjoy their time on this iconic Sydney landmark.

The Harbour Bar is an ideal relaxed, floating bar setting for those looking for an afternoon of day drinking, bubbles, pre-dinner theatre cocktails or even a late-night tipple with endless views of Sydney’s glowing CBD skyline.

For 50 years Captain Cook Cruises has been the first choice for overseas visitors to soak in the magic of our harbour city. But never before have locals had the opportunity to also revel in the exoticism of a day on the harbour in either a casual setting or bar lounge experience, paired with some of the best cocktails and on-board live music entertainment in the city.

Join us aboard our signature vessel, Sydney 2000, for dinner in our new waterfront restaurant before spilling into the new Harbour Bar where our bartenders will tempt you with a range of Sydney inspired cocktails including our signature Southerly Buster Mojito.

Our menus are designed for you to enjoy in 90 minutes but stay as long as you like, let the conversation (and the drinks) flow and leave it to us to ensure the good times roll on.

Welcome to a reimagined Sydney bar on the water, welcome aboard our new Harbour Bar.


Optional Extras:

  • Available for purchase onboard - easy & fast online food and drink orders from your table

Dress Code:

  • Harbour Bar & Restaurant: Casual - no thongs or singlets
  • Lunch, High Tea & Sunset Dinner: Smart Casual 
  • Briliant, Gold & Platinum Dinners: We recommend Smart & Stylish - collared shirts for men and jackets in winter

Menus & Special Diets 

  • Lunch, High Tea, Sunset Dinner & Brilliant Dinner menus have at least one vegetarian and gluten-free entrée, main and dessert 
  • Gold and Platinum are specialty menus and we regret there are no special diet variations available 
  • A Children's menu is available on Premium Dining 
  • A Kid's menu is available on Casual Dining
  • Vew our menus for further details 

Car Parking 

About Your Vessel
Cruise aboard Sydney’s premier cruising restaurant, the spectacular MV Sydney 2000. World leaders, dignitaries’ celebrities, president’s, Prime Minister’s and sport stars have all enjoyed the magic of Sydney harbour from a Captain Cook vessel. Our air-conditioned restaurants are as waterfront as it comes, with 360-degree million-dollar views and expansive outdoor decks. Oversized windows throughout offer superb viewing no matter where you are seated on the vessel. From time to time, due to maintenance and scheduling, vessels may change. Our restaurant fleet includes Sydney 2000, John Cadman 2 and Captain Cook 3.

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​​Children Under 18 Years

  • Please note children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult on all dining cruises.

Credit Card Fraud Prevention

  • At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online

Terms & Conditions 

  • Special payment and cancellation conditions apply to all special offers and special events. View our terms and conditions


  • 360-degree waterfront bar views
  • Access to spacious indoor and outdoor areas
  • Approx. 1½ hours of relaxed cruising
  • Stay for one circuit of the harbour, or longer if you wish 
  • Live music
  • Tapas-style bar menu available for purchase
  • Circular Quay & Darling Harbour King Street Wharf 
  • Contactless check-in | Cashless terminals | Smartphone ordering | Social distancing | Covid-Safe

Need to know

  • Open:
    - Friday 12pm - 7:30pm
    - Saturday 12pm - 10:30pm
    - Sunday 12pm - 7:30pm
    - See Timetable below for departures
  • Special from $9, plus 10% off drinks
    - Bar entry normally $29 | T&C's
  • Harbour Bar & Restaurant 
    - All day dining with pick-ups approx. every 90mins
    - Relaxed bar and dining experience
    - Easy & fast online drink orders from your table
    - Comprehensive cocktail & wine list 
    - Tapas Bar & Modern Bistro-style menu 
  • Map | Cruise Info | Virtual Tours | Gifts | Cruise Schedule | Covid Safe
  • Credit Card Fraud Prevention
    - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online
  • See More Info for further details


View of the full schedule of pick up and drop off times for the Harbour Bar & Restaurant. First pick up is Darling Harbour, followed by Circular Quay before completing each circuit of the Harbour. Please note special timetables operate on selected dates

Departs Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1 Circular Quay Wharf 6 
Saturday Depart  12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm
Disembark 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:30pm
Depart  12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Disembark  2:00pm, 3:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Friday and Sunday

Check availability for additional departures
Depart 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm
Disembark 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm
Depart 12:30pm. 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm
Disembark 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

Confirmed additional 2020 dates: Thursday's - 5 Nov (departures from 5:00pm), 12 Nov (departures from 12:00pm), 03 Dec (departures from 12:00pm), 10 Dec (departures from 5:00pm) and 17 Dec (departures from 5:00pm). 

Check Your Date   Check your date for special events & changes to the normal cruise program

Car Parking Specials  Remember to also check your date for NSW road closures 

Find Us

Wynyard Station to King St Wharf Map - 6 minute walk

YOUR SAY VIVID DINNER & DRINKS - The meal was very good, the lights magnificent, and your staff just keep getting better. Anonymous, NSW

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