Captains Dinner


  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2*
  • 3 course Contemporary Australian a la carte dining
  • Great live music and dancing
  • Million dollar views

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Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6 Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1
Year Round Except Sat (year round) & Fri (Nov-Mar) 7.00pm. Disembark 9.30pm 7.30pm. Disembark 10pm
Sat (year round) & Fri (Nov-Mar) 7.00pm. Disembark 10.30pm 7.30pm. Disembark 10pm or 11pm

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The Captains Dinner has my personal seal of approval. This cruise has it all - the best vessel, quality a la carte dining (including vegetarian options), a comprehensive wine list, live music and dancing ...

Its not every cruise I put my Captain's seal of approval on, but this cruise meets all my standards and more - an expanded menu and wine selection (a man can't live on bread and water alone), top views from the upper dining decks (essential for any good navigator) and great music and dancing (the ladies do look sensational so best to show off a little on the dance floor). The bar package also earns top marks with the huge selection of Australian wines and imported ales on offer (you must try Tasmania’s famous James Boag’s draught).

Having an otherwise wise sister with four children under 12 years, I am very empathetic to parents in need of a night off without the kids and you'll have plenty of company. The ship's company also caters for family groups with the excellent assistance of the Cruise Director and his creative seating plans skills. Infants under 4 years are free of charge if you bring along a meal from home. Otherwise the full menu selection is available at reduced prices for children under 15 years. A special Children's Menu is available when pre-ordered - Contact Us

Also available at additional cost

  • Guaranteed Window seating
  • Bar packages including a premium selection of Australian wines and imported ale

*About Your Vessel
Cruise aboard Sydney’s premier fleet including the spectacular Sydney 2000 and John Cadman 2, both with million dollar views and expansive cocktail decks. Our world class vessels are chosen for many international VIP dignitaries including the official arrival of Pope Benedict XVI for World Youth Day. Air-conditioned restaurant decks, private dining rooms, expansive decks and 360 degree open Star Deck are just a few of the features. Special attention has been made to ensure fantastic views from every seat with below table height windows. Sydney 2000 operates on dining cruises most days however we do always reserve the right to amend vessels at any time.

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

Dress: We recommend Smart & Stylish - collared shirts for men and jackets in winter.

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy

Special Diet? Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice - Contact Us

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YOUR SAY CHRISTMAS LUNCH - Congratulations on an excellent luncheon. My family and myself enjoyed the day immensely. Denise Gilbank

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90 % approval from 30 responses

22 hours ago

Service: The food and waitress were great. Had a wonderful time although the singer was a little off key, but she warmed up at the end between Circular Quay to Darling Harbour. Will definitely do it again.

Product: Red, white wine and sparkling wine too expensive,

2 days ago

Service: Great experience, the view from our table, friendly staff

Product: As stated before a good experience

3 days ago

Very pleasant experience offering fantastic views of Sydney at night as well as a decent selection of food. First time I've ever done a dinner cruise and I enjoyed it immensely.

3 days ago

Service: Was a lovely smooth cruise.

However if I had known how old fashioned the interiors and 90% of the clientele where over 70 I would have booked a different cruise. I also had an issue with my salmon I sent it back and I happily received a near perfect salmon in its place.

Also the menu states if you write a review while on the boat you receive a prize. Not one member of staff knew what that was. Not helpful.

Would I book again? No.

Product: Over priced for what you are getting.

3 days ago

Service: My guests were blown away by the food, service and atmosphere. Many of them commented that the meals rivalled the best they had ever had.

We have recommended this widely and look forward to our next opportunity!

Product: Outstanding experience enjoyed by all

4 days ago

Service: The staff were very helpful and attentive. We felt the service was very personal and thoroughly enjoyed the dinner cruise.

Product: The dinner cruise was a great way to celebrate a special occasion.

5 days ago

Service: Food and service were great.My family had a great time celebrating my husband's birthday. Unfortunately the air conditioning was a bit too cold and I had to go outside to warm up.

Product: Great food and service. Air conditioning too cold.

5 days ago

Great cruise with lovely selection of food to choose from.

6 days ago

Service: Service by the waitress was very good. Food tasted great and it was a very pleasant evening all round

Product: See above - whole experience was very goog

7 days ago

Service: Beautiful night we had.neat,clean,excellent service,delicious food,pleasent romantic environment.

Product: Good deal,paid extra for window seats.worth it

1 week ago

Service: Merveilleuse soirée, cuisine délicieuse, ambiance chaleureuse et bon service.

Nous avons adorés danser sur la piste,merci.

Si nous repassent sur Sydney, nous referons ce dîner croisière à coup sûr !

Product: Soirée fantastique

Très bonne cuisine

1 week ago

We had 19 immediate family on board for my wife and my combined 70th birthdays - 140 years in all. Nearly every grandchild has already mentioned that it was the best night of their life. The food was excellent as well. My two year old grandson, whose bedtime is 7 pm, boarded the boat at 7.30 pm , and we wondered how long he would last. To our surprise, he stayed dancing on the dance floor until the very end. I lost count of the number of people taking a video of him. He brings such delight to us all.

2 weeks ago

The trip was wonderful. It was my first time in Australia,and I thoroughly enjoyed the diner cruise.

2 weeks ago

Service: Great service. Friendly and prompt.

Product: Good communication. Quite pricey.

2 weeks ago

Service: A really lovely evening.... Great food, good entertainment... only suggestion would be to not just have slow songs, having some more upbeat ones would have rendered the cruise perfect....

Product: On the more expensive side, but a really enjoyable evening....

2 weeks ago

Service: Excellent food and serivce with beautiful views

Product: great food and service with nice views

2 weeks ago

Service: What a great way to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. Our dinner cruise was perfect, from the moment we boarded the vessel, to being escorted to our table by the window (highly recommended), to being waited on by young enthusiastic staff. And to finish off a perfect night, champagne outside on the top deck with spectacular views of the worlds greatest Harbour City.

Thank you Captain Cook!

Product: Excellent value for money, the best Restaurant views of the Harbour in Sydney.

2 weeks ago

Service: No departure from Circular Quay was a big disappointment, effectively cutting the cruise by 30 minutes, and reducing the impact and excitement for my international guest of leaving from between two of Sydney's icons, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

We were served by a nice young lady who explained that she was learning, but after the initial courtesies and ordering our meal, it was very hard to get service.

The food was generally good, but I ordered the Lemon and Lime Tart for desert and found that the pastry was stale, I couldn't eat it. I informed the waitress when she cleared our plates, but got no acknowledgement, nor an apology.

Overall my guests enjoyed the cruise, but I felt the service was not up to the same level as I have experienced from you previously.

Product: The cost was relatively high and the service relatively average

2 weeks ago

Would definitely do it again. Service was wonderful and good fantastic. Thanks for a really great night.

3 weeks ago

Service: very nice meal

excellent staff and service

very comfortable


Product: very nice meal

excellent staff and service

very comfortable

easy transaction

easy access, easy parking within a block

3 weeks ago

Good experience food only just warm otherwise very tasty.

3 weeks ago

Cruise and dinner were great. Staff also top class. All up we had a very enjoyable evening.

3 weeks ago

Australian day fireworks

Great night. Lots of space on the boat. Staff really lovey and great vantage spot for fireworks.

3 weeks ago

Service: Great food and service. Had a really great night.

Product: Great food and service - had a great night.

Suggestion - perhaps offer free window seats to regulars?

3 weeks ago

Service: VERY good service, staff polite and we enjoyed the live entertainment.

Would recommend to others.


3 weeks ago

Service: The waiter was very good. He was polite and helped us chose a lovely wine.

Product: Brought a photo, was not that good but wanted something to remember the evening.

3 weeks ago

Service: Great way to take in Sydney Harbour while enjoying excellent food in a very relaxed setting

Product: Good value for money, excellent menu

3 weeks ago

Service: Excellent service

Product: Great food but slightly expensive

3 weeks ago

Service: I thought that the cruise is overrated. I paid extra for a window seat, extra for drinks and then was only told that night that I was only allowed to have certain drinks with the extra fee.

Food was not great in quality. Feels like your at a 80's wedding reception. The singer on board sung love songs that put you to sleep. I personally expected better for what I payed. Captain cook cruises need to update with today's moving times as this industry is competitive in order to survive on a long term basis.

Just being honest.

Product: Overrated and expensive for what I paid. Quality of food poor.

3 weeks ago

it wasn't for us really. the service of staff was excellent, views wonderful, lovely ship, the food fairly good but not excellent. the entertainer seemed lovely but it was very dated for us. i think the whole experience needs to be more comtemporary for our age group (40 and 48). i think it would appeal more to tourists and older customers (which seemed to be the majority). it was a lovely evening but i think, given our time again we would choose to spend that amount of money of a fancy restaurant to celebrate a birthday.

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