Sunset Dinner 5pm

Inclusions

  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2*
  • Contemporary Australian dining - shared mezze plate plus a choice of mains & desserts 
  • Tyrrell's sparkling & still wines, beer & soft drinks
  • Million dollar views

Need to know

Timetable

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

Download Wynyard Walk Map

Check Your Date   Special timetables operate on selected dates

Find Us

Sunset Dinner 5pm thumbnail

Pre-theatre dining or a great way to finish a spectacular day of sightseeing. The 5.00pm departure takes in all the colours of autumn/spring sunsets, winter twilight and the endless days of summer ...

The 1 1/2 hour Sunset Cruise at 5.00pm is without doubt the best way to start your evening. The views, food and wine set the perfect atmosphere and give you a chance to wind down from the day. 

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)

During this cruise you will enjoy spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as we cruise main harbour. At the end of the cruise dawdle along the Darling Harbour foreshore boardwalk and enjoy a nightcap at one of the many nightclubs and bars. There is always a celebration at Darling Harbour with fireworks most weekends plus a huge range or seasonal and cultural events. 

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

Also available at additional cost

  • Guaranteed Window seating

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 HOP ON HOP OFF - Excellent view of the harbour and surrounds. Friendly and courteous staff. Overall value excellent. David, Australia

View Special Offers

Options Sun May 14 Mon May 15 Tue May 16 Wed May 17 Thu May 18 Fri May 19 Sat May 20

Other Cruises - Special Events

New Years Eve
December 31
Australia Day
January 26
Valentines Day
February 14
Christmas Day
December 25
Boxing Day
December 26
Vivid Festival
May - June
Melbourne Cup
November
Mothers Day
May
Fathers Day
September
Seniors Festival
March
Christmas Parties
November - December
Christmas in July
July
Big Ships in Sydney
Year Round
Food Festival
Good Food Month
School Holiday Fun
Great Offers for Kids
Whale Watching
May - November
Earth Hour
March
Biennale
March - June 
Sydney Royal Easter Show
March - April
Gift Certificates
Order online & save 

76 % approval from 34 responses

Date
Rating
16 hours ago
5/5

Service: We had a cruise on my wife's birthday . It was a great experience , the service was great and the food was beautiful .

Product: Beautiful food and brilliant service .

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful cruise, wonderful staff, wonderful food and wonderful views!! Highly recommended and would choose again for sure.

Product: Excellent value for money. Cruise is one and a half hours. The extra $ for window seat is well worth it as the views are spectacular. 3 course meal, drinks provided. Fast efficient service and the staff are fantastic.

3 weeks ago
2/5

Service: Main course chicken to all members of our party very over cooked

Guaranteed window seat top up makes you feel ripped off on top of ticket price - the view should be standard on this kind of excursion. This is especially the case when you add the top up by phone on the day of travel and the staff don't tell you it's not necessary as the boat has a lot of spare capacity that's pretty poor customer service. On the plus side waiting staff were very friendly

Product: Needs to improve for reasons previously stated

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Already planned when will go on another one. Loved the sunset.

Product: All ran smoothly in good time

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic service and care for my allergies

Product: Super views without getting up. A real private dining experience without being too quiet

1 month ago
2/5

Service: Food was very disappointing. My wife also left a voice message to discuss and no one returned her call. Food was dry and seemed to be pre-packaged. Whole experience seemed very rushed with little time to enjoy the scenery.

Staff service was great.

Product: Food was very disappointing. My wife also left a voice message to discuss and no one returned her call. Food was dry and seemed to be pre-packaged. Whole experience seemed very rushed with little time to enjoy the scenery.

Staff service was great.

1 month ago
5/5

Service: The food was perfect. The salmon that was served me was still medium rare, juicy, and delicious. The presentation was quite nice as well. The ship was well managed and comfortable. To top it all off, the sunset was amazing.

Product: See above comments on this wonderful evening in Sydney.

2 months ago
3/5

Service: nice gentle cruise, friendly staff, food average.

Product: purchased and payed via phone without any problems..

2 months ago
5/5

Service: From the moment we boarded to our departure, the crew provided a continuous service of the highest level.

Product: Great value and sights of Sydney Harbour.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Very smooth and clear booking process.

Product: Fantastic service, good food, pleasant journey.

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Thoroughly enjoyed the whole dinner cruise. Ideal dinner cruise with two small children whom were kept interested for the total duration.

Product: Great food and service on an immaculate vessel.

2 months ago
4/5

It was a good evening. Maybe a little short and you need to think about a kids menu as our kids only ate the bread rolls and not $50 worth.

3 months ago
3/5

Service: We had the window a booking and shared with 4 friends on a 6 seat table.

The meals were enjoyable, and the cruise route was great.

But for tourists I thought it could have had a commentary of points of interest (small but landmarks pointed out). 90 minutes was not long enough to enjoy the surroundings, and therefore felt it was rushed. Maybe another 30 minutes would have left a mark on us as a 4 or 5 star experience.

Product: Meals were enjoyable, and wine was excellent.

3 months ago
5/5

Except for being a rainy day it was fantastic experience. Great boat, lovely food with first class staff. We have already bragged to others about our wonderful day,thank you very much

3 months ago
4/5

Service: 23 of us took the Sunset dinner cruise for 1 1/2 hours from 5:00 to 6:30PM. The ship was in good condition, service was proper. The only regret was the food was too salty.

Product: It was easy to book and reschedule up to the last 48 hours. The customer service personnel was very helpful on rescheduling.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Fabulous cruise. This is our 3rd year, celebrating a wedding anniversary. Lovely evening

Product: Love the cruise and fabulous food. Very pleasant experience.

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Awesome! Staff were lovely, facilities were well presented, and we really enjoyed ourselves

Product: It was great, although I think we paid $15 x 3 for window seats when all tables greater than 2 are sat at the windows anyway?

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Booked through the website which was very easy and the staff were great

Product: A really enjoyable few hours. The boat was lovely, the staff were great and the views were fantastic. The only thing that could have been a little better was the food but it wasn't bad, the Trout starter was very good.

4 months ago
3/5

Service: Ship quality a bit run down. Table was dirty. Salt dispenser dirty. Not what i was expecting for the price. Some menu items were missing ingredients (one came without carrots, the other without onions, and so on).

Product: As above: ship run down, not clean, messy service.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: The staff was great........ As for the food, apart from the entree, we thought the rest was very average.......

Product: The staff was great. As for the food....... apart from the entree, the rest was very average......

4 months ago
3/5

The harbour views were beautiful, and the booking process was great. The entire cruise felt rushed- our group was rushed through dinner, the boat sped past the Opera House, and the dinner food was disappointing... maybe this is a result of doing the shorter/earlier dinner cruise, but it was sorely lacking as an experience compared to past times!

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Very easy booking, responsive team and easy-to-follow instructions.

Product: The service was excellent, the food was good! The food definitely surprised us to the upside, so credit to the company for that. The boat and the boat ride were lovely as well. Could have used a bit more narration of the ride perhaps but overall it was a great cruise.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Great afternoon, lovely meal, good wine. Go for a window seat - exquisite view. Highly recommended.

Product: Best time of day for a harbour cruise

5 months ago
5/5

Service: This was my second Captain Cook cruise when visiting Sydney, and as my previous experience, the meal and staff were excellent; loved the cruise through the Harbour. Highly recommended

Product: Highly recommended for visitors to Sydney - great way to see the magnificent Darling Harbour & city skyline; excellent service & meal

5 months ago
5/5

War sehr schön. Das Essen hat sehr gut geschmeckt. Der Service sehr aufmerksam

5 months ago
4/5

Service: It was a great cruise - easy to check-in and the service was great onboard. We got what we expected and paid for. The food was yummy!

Product: It was a great cruise - easy to check-in and the service was great onboard. We got what we expected and paid for. The food was yummy!

5 months ago
5/5

Service: The dinner cruise was absolutely delightful!!!

Product: The dinner cruise was absolutely delightful!!!

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Good rapid service, table staff attentive to the two children we had with us. Music was a bit loud to begin with we had to shout at each other. Food very well cooked and presented.

Product: Not cheap but worth it for a special event and the window table is essential.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: i thought the crew were professional. We had Viv as our waiter and she was polite and friendly. Nothing was too hard. We were happy with where we sat and as I had pre ordered 4 tickets and then had to ring just before the cruise and buy antoher it was no problem.

Product: very please with my value

5 months ago
3/5

Service: Good overall.

Product: Although food and service were good, the cruise felt very rushed. We were late leaving and early returning. I feel the cruise should have been at least 2 hours to accomodate a 3 course meal.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your email and we were delighted to read that your enjoyed your Sunset cruise. We apologise for the slight delay in our departure and our arrival time is usually between 620 - 625pm to allow time for berthing and disembarkation of our passengers. We do have a longer dining cruises which is the Captains Dinner and this goes for 2 – 2/12 hoursOnce again, we were glad you enjoyed the cruise.

5 months ago
3/5

Service: Crowded. Impersonal. We went on a sunset cruise (I thought it was the same one) two years ago and it was so much nicer.

Product: Crowded. Impersonal. We went on a sunset cruise (I thought it was the same one) two years ago and it was so much nicer.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Much more than expected!!!! Too short, should go at least for 2 hours instead of just over one hour!! Very clean, waitress very efficient and quick!

Product: Food very good! Decent variety!! Portions could be bigger!!!

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Staff were very attentive & available should we need anything. It was not very clear which side of the quay to wait & it was quite hot in the sun waiting for up to 45mins

Product: We'd hav loved another 30mins to cruise but food was great & views fabulous

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Booking process and collecting tickets was easy, staff and service on the cruise was excellent. Highly recommended!

Product: We did this cruise for our work Xmas party. Everyone enjoyed the experience, food was delicious and drinks service constant. One negative was the set smoked ocean trout entree, half the group aren't a fan of seafood and there was no choice. Also if the cruise was an extra 20-30 minutes for more time to enjoy the outside deck that would be great!

View more reviews