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.

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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 GOLD DINNER - It was perfect and the staff were so pleasant and attentive. The meal and wine were delicious - the perfect way to spend my 50th birthday.... Lea Stanley, TAS

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88 % approval from 25 responses

3 days ago

Service: Boat was running late 12/3. Quick load and quick trip to Darling harbour which meant that some service standard dropped of. Paid for window and bar. Got a bottle of NZ white which I was told later that it was not included in package. Staff embarrassed after that resulted in not coming near us for the remainder of trip, no further drinks no offer of coffee etc. Travelled before and all good but this trip timetables ahead of service and value for the extra money paid was not good at all. But hopefully we can learn that even though we are running late, the following customers need to feel important too!

Product: Service was down but meal was good. I spent extra but ended up with less than the standard passengers, an oversight I hope

6 days ago

A fabulous time was had by all. The food was delicious. We keep coming back. Thank you Captain Cook Cruises.

6 days ago

Service: It was excellent! Friendly and helpful staff! Great food! Amazing location! It was very easy to organise and we had our own contact at the booking office. Angelina B. did a fantastic job! Thank you!

Product: Excellent food and experience!

1 week ago

Service: I took my family for a dinner cruise while they were visiting Sydney. The service was both efficient and friendly.

The food was delicious and good portion sizes for a three course dinner.

We were not very lucky with the weather (rain and wind!) but regardless, we had amazing views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. We were at the other end from the entertainment, so didn't hear much but that was great for us as we got to have a real catch up.

Product: The Club dinner cruise was fantastic. I have rated 4 stars out of 5, only because I felt it was slightly over priced for what you get.

1 week ago

Service: Nice food. Friendly waitress and lovely entertainer.

Product: The interior could do with a refresh to complement the food and entertainment.

2 weeks ago

Service: Great way to spend our last night in Sydney. Service was wonderful. Food - delicious!! Thank you for a nice evening.

Product: Food and service were both excellent!

2 weeks ago

Service: Lovely food and service, suggested improvements, table cloths and upgrade chairs. The Sydney 2000 is still a lovely vessel, could do with a bit of a makeover in some areas to retain its well appointed ambience.

Product: A great night out with old friends from England.

2 weeks ago

Fantastic service, good food, excellent entertainment.

2 weeks ago

Service: Nothing special mass produced food for tourists

Product: average nothing special -good views

2 weeks ago

Service: The food the service and the personal touch were wonderful

Product: Great value, service And food. All staff were friendly and the entertainment was excellent.

2 weeks ago

Service: We booked this cruise for 9 adults and 2 children for a 50th Wedding Anniversary. Overall excellent. The food and service was great and everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Would highly recommend.

Product: Great - the whole family had a fantastic night. Highly recommend.

3 weeks ago

Service: 前菜、メイン、デザートの3品のコースでしたが、かなり満腹になりました!!

Product: 天気が良くなかったので、あまり外に出られなかったのが少し残念でした。


3 weeks ago

Service: Great cruise, well organised and good value for money. The food was great. There were 3 of us and one was a non-drinker. It would have been great to have been able to pre-purchase a variety of drink packages (eg. small or full) per person.

Product: Great cruise. Lovely staff.

3 weeks ago

Cruise was good - started off a bit rocky in being late - due to a big ship leaving - but knowing that - they should have arranged to get in earlier.

Food was really nice & so was the alcohol package.

Entertainment wasn't much although was good that they sang Happy Birthday or acknowledged peoples celebrations which I thought was a good idea.

The event coordinator/ director came around a couple of times to check we were having a good time - although once again as it was a Captains Dinner therefore the Captain should have come to visit us in uniform even if it wasn't the real captain I think being in uniform & allowing photos with the guests would have been an extra.

Overall a pleasant night out.

3 weeks ago

I had never done this before, and after researching the other cruises on offer, I am very glad we chose yours. The staff, entertainment and food were all of excellent standard. The staff have been well picked and do you proud as a business. There was an incident where a couple become decided to move to a table near us and have a dispute with inappropriate language, and our waitress did her very best to help than the young lady in charge offered them a better viewing room and led them elsewhere. The way these two staff members handled it was terrific and others did not even notice. Well done, and I will certainly look at using your services again if I am ever in Sydney.


3 weeks ago

Service: Cruise was organized. Staff were helpful and friendly.

Product: An excellent experience. Friendly helpful staff and good food and wine. Exactly as advertised.

4 weeks ago

Service: Wonderful customer service.

Product: Great value for money and would recommend it.

4 weeks ago

Very nice and efficient peuple on board.

Food is good for this kind of


Very good moment altogether.

4 weeks ago

Service: When I seen the John Cadman sitting on the dock I was very disappointed at the condition of the boat, as it was a very special occasion for my husband and I. However, when I seen the Sydney 2000 pull into the Pier I was very pleasantly surprised that we were on this vessel as opposed to the John Cadman, which looks as though that it's in much need of a restoration.

The food on our cruise was fantastic, the service second to none (quick, efficient and very friendly). The boat was very clean inside and overall it was a very good experience and one to remember. I will also hopefully book a lunch cruise soon around Sydney Harbour.

We had a great night and the duration of the cruise was also adequate enough to enjoy the meal and sights at our leisure.

Well done and thankyou.

Kind regards,

Caroline Robertson

Product: Food was cooked to perfection, could have been forgiven for thinking that we were in a very upmarket restaurant in the heart of Sydney.

Very well priced and affordable, with the best chefs. Bon Appetit

4 weeks ago

Service: You guys made my proposal the most perfect it could have been, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for going the extra mile for us! We left Jack our last Australian dollars as we left the day after, but would love if you could pass on our sincerest thanks again!

Product: Amazing - the perfect cruise for the perfect night!

4 weeks ago

Service: Great evening. Our waiter (Guil?) was EXCELLENT and made the experience even better!

Product: Great experience - recommended (drinks package helped!)

4 weeks ago

Service: The meal was well prepared. I had the ravioli appetizer with the lamb shank and vegetables for my main course.The dessert was delicious, although I had to force down the Chocolate Roche as I was so full. The cruise of the harbour was beautiful.

We were also treated to a full moon rising behind The Bridge as we left Darling Harbour.

Product: It was a little pricey but worth the meal and the cruise.

1 month 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,

1 month ago

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

Product: As stated before a good experience

1 month 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.

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