Sunset Dinner 5pm


  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2*
  • Contemporary Australian dining - shared mezze plate plus a choice of mains & desserts 
  • Includes Standard bar package
  • Million dollar views
  • Menu

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Below are the normal departure details. Special timetables operate on selected dates.

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Departs  Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1
Daily  5.00pm. Returns 6.30pm

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Dine on Sydney Harbour and experience all the colour of autumn/spring sunsets, winter twilight or the endless days of summer on the 5pm Sunset Dinner Cruise. Start your evening with a glass of sparkling wine and a mezze plate to share, followed a choice of mains and desserts, with wine and beer included.

The Sunset Dinner departs at 5pm for a 1 ½ hour cruise of Sydney Harbour including beer, wine and soft drinks. The early evening start means an early finish, making this cruise the perfect option for pre-theatre dining, family groups and those wanting to wind down after a big day in the city. 

For the keen photographers, below is a rough guide to sunset times in Sydney:

  • Winter (Jun-Aug) 4.54pm - 5.37pm
  • Spring (Sep-Nov) 5.37pm - 7.51pm (note daylight savings time starts approx. Oct)
  • Summer (Dec-Feb) 7.52pm - 7.33pm
  • Autumn (Mar-May) 7.31pm - 4.54pm (note daylight savings time ends approx. Apr) 

Enjoy spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as we cruise the main harbour. At the end of the cruise meander along the Darling Harbour foreshore and enjoy a nightcap at one of the many nightclubs and bars or catch the fireworks in Cockle Bay most Saturday nights. 

A special Childrens Menu is available when pre-ordered - Contact Us

Dress: We recommend Smart Casual

*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.

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

YOUR SAY VALENTINES DAY - What an amazing night we had! The staff were pleasant and professional, and the food tasted amazing. During the cruise I proposed to my partner on the top deck so we are definitely going back home the special memories from Valentines Day. Anne, UK

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86 % approval from 7 responses

1 day ago

Service: The food was good, but choices limited. The overall experience would have been much better if the cruise went for a longer time. It felt like we were being rushed off the vessel before the hour and a half so that the next cruise could get away. Very much like a conveyor belt and not at all personal. We arrived back at the dock 15 minutes early and that time would have been better spent on the harbour!!
Product: Purchasing was easy enough - redemption was no problem either. It should be highlighted that this cruise departs from Darling Harbour and not Circular Quay where thehop on hop off service operates from.

3 days ago

Service: Lovely food and great views.
Product: A very relaxing and enjoyable outing.

3 days ago

Service: Good food, great service
Product: Good view and perfect duration

1 week ago

Service: Great way to see the harbour. Only downside was the time was too short and unfortunately beyond control is the disgusting culture along the wharf including smoking and drinking.
Product: Felt a little rushed for dinner and sightseeing in the time given.

3 weeks ago

Service: Good service, friendly and courteous. Food was mediocre. Would have liked for the sunset sail to have been closer to sunset. Didn’t want the later sailing that was just around sunset as it included loud live entertainment and dancing. Would have liked more time to meander around the outer deck and take photos
Product: Nice environment, mediocre food, not at sunset

3 weeks ago

Service: The boat staff were friendly and accommodating. The booking office were efficient and friendly too.
Product: The food was tasty although I would have preferred to see a more substantial entree for the table and more diverse choice for dessert (both desserts had citrus in it, if you didn't like citrus you weren't getting dessert).

3 weeks ago

Service: Tämä on ihan must do Sydneyssä. Parasta mahdollista palvelua, hyvää ruokaa ja juomaa + uskomattomat maisemat.

Jos satut olemaan 26.1 Sydneyssä niin silloin ehdottomasti fireworks dinner cruiselle. 👌 Kävimme kolmella risteilyllä lomamme aikana ja Captain cook on ehodottomasti paras vaihtoehto.
Product: Hyvä palvelu, erinomaista ruokaa ja hulppeet puitteet maisemineen.

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