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Reviewer Lunch Cruises
Jun 2014
Deb Donnell
Topdeck Lunch - As one of the events during a family ‘girls’ weekend, my aunt decided to treat her sister and four nieces to a Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise. There were six of us ‘sisters’, as the cruise photographer referred to us. We really enjoyed the great service and delicious meals, as well as the views. It was certainly a highlight to our weekend. Thank you for a great memory, and we definitely recommend this to all as a ‘Must Do’ when in Sydney.
Mar 2014
 
Long Lunch - Just wanted to express our thanks to your company for an amazing 3 course lunch we had the pleasure of enjoying last week for my husbands birthday. We selected the "long lunch" so we could enjoy a relaxing time aboard the amazing Captain Cook 2000. The staff were amazing and very attentive at all times, took photos for us both and them meal was outstanding. You have a beautiful city and harbour and your organisation shows it off to visitors at its absolute best. Well Done and keep up the amazing standard you serve to your customers.
Jan 2014
Rosemary
Long Lunch - It was a wonderful day, perfect seating, excellent food and great service. The manner in which you all handled my enquiry from the beginning was professional, and this needs to be acknowledged. We can't wait to go on another cruise with Captain Cook.
Jan 2014
Ron & Chris
Long Lunch - My wife & I enjoyed a most pleasant cruise recently. The day was magnificent with superb food (5 star) & excellent service - in particular we would like to mention our waiter Wasja who was excellent. We will certainly recommend this event to our friends. One again thank you for a most enjoyable day.
Dec 2013
Judy, Sydney
Christmas Day Sky Deck Lunch‚Äč - I would like you to know how great my experience was on the Christmas Day cruise. I booked at Circular Quay in August for three people for the top deck as we felt we would like to be waited on. On the day we were given a window table in the quieter part of the ship - just great. The service, food and wine was unbelievable. All being well the three of us will go again on Christmas Day 2014.
Dec 2013
Champsellysse, NZ
Thoroughly enjoyed the lunch cruise. Highly recommend this if your looking for a nice way to appreciate the beautiful Sydney Harbour. Also got to take away some beautiful professional photos taken by onboard photographer.
Nov 2013
Mark
Long Lunch: Many thanks to our waitress Claire who did an exceptional job of looking after our many requests. Everyone commented on how great the food was and I would also like to mention that your phone staff was very understanding when we had an unexpected wife and child attend unannounced until the last minute. Well done Captain Cook Cruises for your professional service and making my 40th birthday a day to remember for many years to come.
Nov 2013
Mary-Anne & Peter
Private Room Lunch Cruise: Thank you for the wonderful lunch cruise we all enjoyed last Saturday 26th October celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. The private room with our own deck was ideal for the occasion, the menu choice and presentation perfect, likewise the service from Sophie and Ben.
Oct 2013
Melissa
Navy Fleet Review Lunch: The crew were very friendly, professional and courteous. The food was lovely and plentiful. The boat, with allocated seating ensured there was ample deckspace for all and it was an absolute pleasure to be onboard. We couldn't help but notice other, crowded boats and were very grateful to be on a boat that provided such considerate service. I'm quite sure this was the very boat I had my 21st on in 1987 so it added to a very special day.
Oct 2013
Adam & Tracey
Navy Fleet Review Lunch: I would like to thank all of the Crew of the Sydney 2000 for a wonderful experience at the Fleet review. The food was excellent the views spectacular and our Hostess Judy was brilliant. Many thanks for a wonderful day. 
Jun 2013
Joroni  & Aleem

 
Long Lunch: Just to let you know that we had a fabulous time at the Long lunch cruise.I had it booked for my husband's 40th Birthday party and have to say it was just fabulous.Never had such a party before and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly.It did really make us so happy and all our guests were so pleased with the service provided by the team.Million thanks to Kerrie who was so helpful,friendly and extremely pleasant.Will definitely book a trip again and cant wait to have fun:)
Jan 2013
Brett
Top Deck Lunch: Would highly recommend the Top Deck Lunch, had read all reviews prior to booking and it all seemed to good to be true for the price.Great food ,great service and a unbelievable cruise around Sydney Harbour 6 stars out of 5. A big thank you.
Oct 2012
Amanda
Top Deck Lunch: We had a wonderful time on the top deck a la carte cruise. Beautiful day. Great service, lovely waitress & beautiful food.
Oct 2012
Peter & Jeanette
Top Deck Lunch: I would just like to let you know of the wonderful experience of a top deck lunchtime cruise and the excellent service we received from Patrick Siani, it was simply great to have someone like that serve us on your cruise.
Oct 2012
Penny
Top Deck Lunch: We opted for the Exclusive Top Deck A-La-Carte Lunch and we could not fault it. Service was great, weather fantastic and food was superb. There was 4 of us in our group plus an 8 month old baby. Having the baby with us posed no problems for the staff. Would highly recommend this cruise.
Aug 2012
Trish
Top Deck Lunch: Yet again Captain Cook Cruises has delivered another memorable day for my family. My Aunty Pat is on holidays from the UK celebrating her 80th Birthday. Thank you for a fantastic day.
Aug 2012
Jack
Top Deck Lunch: The day was spectacular and the photo's from the top deck have turned out fab. This is an experience that you should do if your in Sydney as the veiws from the water to the Opera House,Rose Bay, the Zoo and under the bridge to Darling Harbour blow you away.
Jan 2012
Rita & Bob
Australia Day Lunch: We wish to express our thanks for a stunning luncheon aboard Sydney 2000 on 26/01/12. The environment, service and cordiality exhibited by your employees was wonderful. The menu speaks for itself...but the smoked trout was stunning!!!!
Aug 2011
Sister Helen
Top Deck Lunch: We had a wonderful afternoon and enjoyed the delicious meal and environment.It was so relaxing and a great way to catch up with long-time friends. Please convey our thanks to the very helpful and very professional staff.They attended to our every need from the time we arrived on board and helped make our afternoon a special time together.
Jul 2011
Susie Donlan
Top Deck Lunch: The food was delicious and we had great views of a lovely clear winters day from our window seats. My mother-in-law absolutely loved it, she said it was the best birthday she’s ever had.
Jun 2011
Fiona
We had a wonderful time on The Sydney Habour Cruise we felt like royalty when we board, it was my mother in laws 70th and she is still praising everything about the boat. » If you are looking for something special do this that does not break the budget.
Apr 2011
Barby & Margherita
Top Deck Lunch: The boat is very nice, staff very professional and kind, food outstanding and the cruise a MUST DO in Sydney.
Mar 2011
Gailius
Top Deck Lunch: Just dropping a line to let you know that my family thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The service was spot on and the food very nice.
Mar 2011
Stephen
The cruise & food was great. We were served/looked after by a young lady, I think her name was Louisa (has a slight German accent), she was terrific & friendly.
Feb 2011
Mason
Top Deck Lunch: We were celebrating my Mothers 90th Birthday and she had an amazing time... I would like to make special mention of our young waiter Scott, who excelled in every possible aspects of the service that he provided to our table.
Jan 2011
Raymond Davis
Australia Day Lunch: It was one of the best Australia Day celebrations we have taken part in. The food was of a very high standard and the waiter service was second to none.  Once again a big THANK YOU.
Dec 2010
Australia China Club
Top Deck Lunch: The event went very well. They were very grateful for the beautiful view of the Sydney harbor and the delicious food served on board with excellent service by your attendance.
Oct 2010
Paul & Kerry
Top Deck Lunch: I continue to be impressed by your friendly staff, and will continue to dine on our wonderful harbour, sometimes impressing interstate or overseas friends, with your company and crew.
Oct 2010
Peter
Wonderful trip, all 100%.
Oct 2010
Yvonne
Top Deck Lunch: Wonderful experience & a wonderful environment for celebrations.
Oct 2010
Louise
Top Deck Lunch: We were really made to feel very special the meal was beautiful your friendly staff made us feel so welcome, and the cruise it self was wonderful we stayed on after the meal and cruised around again. I would recommend your cruise to anyone who was looking for a special day.
Oct 2010
Andrew
Top Deck Lunch: Everything was again fantastic,the top deck crew treated us and all on board like royalty with your team leader even telling us it is her job to spoil us when we thanked her for the great food and service. The best way to take in the beauty of the harbour for sure.
Oct 2010
Col
Top Deck Lunch: Marvellous experience.
 
Sep 2010
J
A magnificent, relaxing celebration for a birthday.
Sep 2010
Keith
Top Deck Lunch: Would have liked to have a small map of the Harbour to check what we were seeing or a brief commentary pointing out the more important sights. CCC - The Seafood Buffet Lunch offers a full commentary while cruising the main Harbour.
Sep 2010
Arthur & Carol
Top Deck Lunch: Yesterday we enjoyed a 'top-deck' lunch cruise to celebrate our brother's birthday.  We all wanted to say a big 'thank you' for making it a memorable occasion.  It was a 60th surprise & even though we all live in Sydney, this was a first for each of us. The food was great (not a scrap left) & we also had a very attentive, friendly waiter in Michael who thoughtfully even  added a sparkler to the birthday "boy's" dessert. Again, "Thank you" to you all for a wonderful day.  Not only can we recommend your cruise but we hope to return with overseas visitors.
Sep 2010
Andrew
Top Deck Lunch: We enjoyed our 2nd cruise even more than the first. Everything was again fantastic, the top deck crew treated us and all on board like royalty, with your team leader even telling us it was her job to spoil us, when we thanked her for the great food and service. The food, service and staff were excellent. We could not have been offered anything more. This is the best way to take in the beauty of the harbour. Please pass on our appreciation to your crew, we will certainly be taking more of your cruises and advising our family and friends to do the same.
Sep 2010
Ros
Excellent. Would recommend to friends!
Sep 2010
MA
Thankyou for making my boyfriend's 21st extremely wonderful.
Sep 2010
Mike
An enjoyable day. Thank you!
Sep 2010
Theo
Biran was very helpful, fantastic customer service & very patient with the kids.
Sep 2010
Wendy
Highly recommended.
Sep 2010
Rebecca & Justin
Top Deck Lunch: Bimal was fantastic. He made the experience stand out with his attentiveness, obliging persona & cheerful nature.
Sep 2010
Steven
Top Deck Lunch: Our waiter Bimal was very friendly. He should get a raise!
Sep 2010
John
Top Deck Lunch: Very nice waitress.
Sep 2010
Carmel
Top Deck Lunch: Food was fantastic - meat was cooked perfectly & 'Captain's Mess' dessert was to die for. Thanks for a great day out.
Sep 2010
Christie
Top Deck Lunch: Our waiter was very friendly & attentive. Thank you for the lovely afternoon.
Aug 2010
Christie
Top Deck Lunch: My mother & I had an absolutely wonderful time onboard. It was an experience we will never forget. Food, service, & views were all second to none.
Aug 2010
Sarah
Top Deck Lunch: We would like to thank our waitress as she was lovely & really enhanced the experience of the cruise!
Aug 2010
Judy
Top Deck Lunch: We took my parents on a 60th anniversary lunch. They thoroughly enjoyed their day out.
Aug 2010
Charles
Overall exceeded expectations. An aerial view of Sydney Harbour naming point of interest would be nice.
Aug 2010
Mark
Top Deck Lunch: Helpful to people who need to eat gluten free. All inclusive cost with no hidden extras. 
Aug 2010
Leighton
Top Deck Lunch: Extremely pleasant afternoon & great service! 
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Aug 2010
James
Top Deck Lunch: Oleg (Cruise Director) was fantastic! The cruise was excellent & the food was fantastic! This is the only way to see the Harbour!
 
Reviewer Dinner Cruises
Feb 2015
Anne, UK
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 2015...

Jun 2014
Tracey

Gold Dinner: My husband and I had a lovely evening, it really was a great experience, especially with the Vivid lights. The service was fantastic from ticket check in and collection to the onboard greeting and table service. All the staff were welcoming and gracious. I honestly could not fault anything and was very impressed with the operational side.
Mar 2014
Xanerin

 
Gold Dinner: A beautiful champagne & nibbles while docked & looking at the harbour (Queen Mary 2 was docked beside us). We had 6 lovely professionally presented dishes all complimented with appropriate wine. The music played by live musicians was appropriate. Our waitress Karen was so pleasant & obliging which made our night. Thank you to all staff & crew for a beautiful night. We came to Sydney from Alice Springs purposely for this night & it was perfect.
Mar 2014 Captains Club Dinner: We just wanted to say a big thank you for a great night.   The service was great the lady looking after us was called Mango she was fantastic I have never had such great service. The food was good the entertainment was great the views and the boat was breath taking.
Mar 2014 Gold Dinner: We wish to thank Captain Cook Cruises for a wonderful dinner and night on Sydney 2000. We compliment the staff - especially the lady who looked after our table. Her warm, professional and caring manner made the night a joy for us and the people around. Extra thanks to her for making this a most memorable night celebrating our anniversary.
Jan 2014 New Year Fireworks Cruise: This cruise should be on everyone's "bucket list". It is a unique way to see the awesome fireworks over Sydney Harbour on NYE. We were on Matilda 3 and were served finger food, a buffet meal and drinks (open bar) all night. The cruise goes all around the harbour during the evening, but locates right in front of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House for each of the fireworks displays. Most of the other boats on the water, including the many hundreds of private pleasure boats of all sizes, are restricted to the perimeter of the Harbour. We got a perfect, unrestricted view. The food was great and the staff/crew very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. I don't think anyone on board left the evening dissatisfied in any way. Highly recommended.
Jan 2014
Terry 
NYE Fireworks: I was a guest on Matilda 3 and it was another memorable evening. A good variety of food, unrestricted view of fireworks, staff & the experience excellent. Amy worth a special mention for her outstanding service, friendly manner & mindful accommodation of my dietary needs.
Oct 2013 We were greeted with a genuine smile and a glass of sparkling white to enjoy by the breathtaking view of the harbour. Our beautifully set table was right next to the window and the ambience in the room was very romantic. The view was stunning, the service was impeccable and the food was really good.
Nov 2013 I cannot speak too highly of every aspect of our (that is Rotary Club of Sydney Cove) interaction with Captain Cook Cruises from go to whoa. Once aboard the service was exemplary both while drinks and canapes were served and subsequently during service of the excellent meal Congratulations to the chef and his team and also to the waitstaff.
Nov 2013 Gold Dinner Cruise: The food, the service and atmosphere was beyond what we expected. I have already told so many people how good it was.
Nov 2013
Kerry
The night was a huge success, quite exceeded my expectations. Many people told me how great the food was, you turned on a really lovely evening, everyone was appreciating the magic as we sailed past the opera house, and the music experiment worked just beautifully.
Nov 2013 We all had a very memorable time on board and we would very much like to say a huge thank-you to you and the crew. Everything went perfect & the crew. Everything went perfect & the crew couldn't have been more helpful, nothing was a bother and their service was excellent. The food was delicious and there was plenty to drink.
Nov 2013  Gold Dinner: This was a very special evening - made even better with such great service from Kerrie and the Cruise Manager for the evening. It may seem expensive but there is so much on offer from the priority boarding and champagne and canapés through the next six courses all accompanied by great wines. Nothing was too much trouble since I asked for two of my courses to be changed to non-meat - all done without any fuss at all. The cruise with great night time views was accompanied by live entertainment and I would recommend this as a great evening out.
Nov 2013 Captains Dinner: My wife booked us a surprise Dinner Cruise on a Saturday night in Sydney. Seeing Sydney Harbour at night was simply brilliant and an experience that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. We had a very pleasant young waiter who added value to the whole experience. I guess we were fortunate as the weather was kind and we were in the front of the vessel (Sydney 2000). This meant we had easy access to the deck and were somewhat removed from the cabaret.I can recommend this cruise without reservation.
Oct 2013 Seeing one of the most beautiful cities in the world while having a good dinner, drinking good wine, served by a friendly and professional staff..just amazing. This experience is highly recommendable.
Sep 2013
Caterina
Gold Dinner: My husband & I had a blast! The food, service and atmosphere was beyond what we expected. I have already told so many people how good it was, and I will have no hesitations in selling it to anyone who wants a special night out in Sydney.
Jan 2013
Wendy & David
Sunset Dinner: Great view of the Opera House and Bridge. Great food - smoked sea trout, barramundi, chocolate and orange pots, wine and champagne as part of a set dinner. On board photographer took one of the best photos of our holiday.
Jan 2013
Pat
New Years Eve: Had three trips with Captain Cook Cruises. The second one was the best - New Years Eve cruise and champagne dinner whilst watching the fireworks. Fantastic night.
Aug 2012
G&T
Gold Dinner: An absolute must do. Attentive staff with a lovely attitude, delightful food and wonderful entertainment, while enjoying the night lights of Sydney Harbour. The Winter special offers excellent value for money. Our thanks for such beautiful memories.
May 2012
Raelene
Starlight Dinner: The Captain Cook cruise was fantastic. We went on Starlight dinner. Food was amazing, service and atmosphere just great. As it was a get together with four friends we have decided to do it again next year and a big vote for the cruise.
Feb 2012
Meagan
Sunset Dinner: Just wanted to say thank you. My partner and I took the Sunset cruise on Saturday 11th Feb. We had a wonderful time, food was great, and would definitely recommend.
Feb 2012
Vanessa
Starlight Dinner: Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Lissa who looked after us last Saturday nite! She was only too happy to help us out in celebrating our mother’s 50 th birthday! Please forward our gratitude to her, she is an asset to your business!!
Feb 2012
Tatum
Captains Dinner: My mum had the most amazing time and didn't want to get off the boat :) A lady called Debbie looked after us and she was great, in fact, everyone was great!
Dec 2011
Maureen & Aubrey
Captains Dinner: Our party of four, including two guests from Canada. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening of Thursday 22nd on board the MV 2000.The cruise was smooth, the service good and the entertainer most pleasant.
Dec 2011
Karen
Sunset Dinner: The professionalism by all staff on all tours is world class and the food on all cruises has been superb.
Dec 2011
Renan Tavares
Captains Dinner: I just came back from my honeymoon. It was amazing! Thanks for Captain Cook for providing me such a unique moment. My wife enjoyed a LOT!!
Dec 2011
Lilian
Last night the cruise was absolutely brilliant.
Nov 2011
Matt & Grace
The food was first class and the entertainment was most enjoyable. We will most certainly take this Dinner Cruise again and would not hesitate to recommend it to our friends.      
July 2011
Nancy
Very classy !
June 2011,
Lea Stanley
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. I will certainly be recommending this to anyone who has an occasion to celebrate.
April 2011,
Wendy
It was absolutely amazing and wow what a way to see the city.The food was well presented and a great variety of choice, that is always an issue with certain people however you cater for all tastes and offer something for everyone.
March 2011
Mike P
Gold Dinner: If we were to use the scoring system of the TV series My Kitchen Rules, we'd give you a 10 for "the staff", a 10 for the atmosphere, a 10 for Sydney's beautiful harbour - and an 8 for the dinner. Quite a good score, and definitely an event that we'd recommend.
Jan 2011
Bob & Judy
Sunset Dinner: Thoroughly enjoyed it.The cruise, food, and service could best be described as excellent. In conclusion, a sincere thank you to your company and staff. We have recommended your Company to others.
Jan 2011
Rob & Gill
Starlight Dinner: Thank you for a perfect evening. Everything was delightful, great food, friendly, helpful staff & the bonus of watching the Diamond Princess cruise ship leave Circular Quay. A wonderful night.
Jan 2011
Shirley Sherbahn
Gold Dinner Cruise: The food was excellent and plentiful.  We were treated like royalty.  Our server was wonderful.  This was the highlight of our time in Sydney.  This 3 hour dinner was everything I had hoped for.
Dec 2010
Michelle
Yes we had a wonderful time it was really great. All in all we all enjoyed it very much
Dec 2010
Brian
Thanks again for making this a truly memorable occasion for my mother & our family.....please pass on our gratitude to your wonderful staff!
Nov 2010
Rachael
We had a fantastic night. The meal was delicious, the staff were excellent & the room perfect.
Oct 2010
Hannes
Recommend this cruise for everyone visiting Sydney.
Sept 2010
Vicki
Starlight Dinner: Awesome dinner & trip. Would do again.
Sept 2010
Aola
Captains Dinner: It was a good night. Well done!
Sept 2010
Michael
Gold Dinner: Moira and I thoroughly enjoyed the night.
Sept 2010
Siwaporn
Very friendly staff, made us feel welcome.
Sept 2010
Leonroa
Captains Dinner: Very excellent service from Patrick. Hope to be here again.
Sept 2010
Morris
We had a great night, thank you!! We will see you again next year I hope (Birthday celebration).
Sept 2010
Seng
Thanks for a great time.
Sept 2010
James
Great service, great food, thank you from America!
Sept 2010
NSW
Starlight Dinner: Thank you Tanya for making our fourth anniversary special.
Sept 2010
Natalie
Tanya was gorgeous! So friendly, helpful & fantastic service. Thanks.
Aug 2010
Michelle
Lucy has been our waitress for the night. She was an absolute delight & is a great credit to her employer. 
Aug 2010
Lara & Hargo
Gold Dinner: Honeymoon celebration - We were served by Jesu. A really professional, nice & friendly person.
Aug 2010
B
Captains Dinner: Very recommended. I highlight the attentiveness of the staff & the great live music.
Jul 2010
Brenda
Captains Dinner: I am writing to thank Captain Cook Cruises for a lovely night last Saturday evening.  A special mention should go to our waitress on the evening, Smriti, who was very attentive, courteous and professional - she really went out of her way to make sure that we all had a wonderful time.  We had no complaints whatsoever and we will be recommending the cruises to all our friends. Thanks again!
Jul 2010
Eimear
Starlight Dinner: It was such a great experience. The view was one thing, but the service was equally excellent. We would happily recommend the Captain Cook Dinner Cruise to anyone looking for a special night out. Well done to all for running such a great experience.
Jul 2010
Brett & Chloe
Just sending you an email to let you know how enjoyable your dinner cruise was. The meal & views were outstanding & I would recommend it to anyone who wants a nice dining experience. We will definitely be coming back again sometime.  
May 2010
Ana
Private Room Dinner Cruise: The view is fantastic from the top open level. When we got taken to the room we booked all to ourselves, we were both taken back. It was so romantic & private it suited our occasion perfectly. The room was set out superbly. We thoroughly enjoyed our private balcony. The food, the service, the decor was fantastic.
Apr 2010
Cameron
I went on your dinner cruise on Saturday night, and let me just say THANK YOU to your staff for a wonderful evening. We enjoyed ourselves and had the best time. I'm so impressed with your service, i have recommended your cruises to friends & family. 
Apr 2010
Andrea
Captains Dinner: We danced a lot and the food was delicious. The singer of the band is a very good entertainer and she likes it when people dance to her music.   
Apr 2010
Miklos
I would thoroughly recommend this cruise. The level of service provided by the crew is exceptional. The three course meal was restaurant quality and the views were stunning. Overall, it was an extremely relaxing and pleasant experience.  
Apr 2010
Margaret
We were seated on the upper deck and had a great choice of meals on our menu. Our steward was wonderful and couldn't do enough for us. We just want to let you know what a wonderful night we had.  
Apr 2010
Michael
My partner and I were delighted to take advantage of this during our recent stay in Sydney and had a memorable evening. Certainly a great addition to any trip to Sydney.
Apr 2010
Justine
Starlight Dinner: My partner and I enjoyed it tremendously and I have no hesitation in recommending it in the future.
Mar 2010
Marc
Gold Dinner: So, overall from the beginning when I organised this dinner with you to when we alight at Darling Harbour, you all made it a fantastic night!
Mar 2010
Raie & Robert
Starlight Dinner: My husband and I had a most fantastic experience. The staff and crew were very attentive all evening and the meals were wonderful. 
Mar 2010
Dennis
Mum and Dad were thrilled for their 60th wedding anniversary and our English friends wouldn’t believe us when we said this was just a normal Friday night in Australia. We had a wonderful time with very good food and excellent service by everyone.
Mar 2010
Gabrielle
Starlight Dinner: My partner and I went on the Sydney Starlight Dinner Cruise on Friday night and just wanted to pass on our thanks for such a wonderful evening. Staff were amazing and treated us wonderfully. 
Mar 2010
The Downeys
New Years Eve Cocktail Cruise: Just want to say we had the best time ever on the cocktail cruise in Sydney Harbour on New Years Eve. It was the highlight of our long trip to the southern hemisphere. Belated thanks to all the crew and staff on cruise. It was simply the best!!!
Feb 2010
Tony & Pauline
New Years Eve: There was four of us, and we all want to congratulate everyone on the night, for making it a night that we will never forget. The food was excellent, and the service that we received was just out of this world.
Jan 2010
Priya
However i really wish to acknowledge your staff, our night was made perfect because of her hospitality.
Jan 2010
Jean & Terry
NYE & Sunset Dinner - great service, nice food and good company alongwith a brilliant band. All in all one of the best nights we can remember will hopefully come back and do it all over again in a couple of years. After the recent wonderful evening on your New Years Eve cruise we decided to do the Sunset Dinner Cruise. OK nothing can be like NY Eve but we were not disappointed - once again we enjoyed the food and entertainment. Once again thank you for our 2 great evenings and hope to be in Sydney in the future when we can do it all over again. 
Jan 2010
Byron & Susan
New Years Eve: Just a quick note to thank you for making our NYE,in Sydney,an unforgettable experience. We decided to travel on one of the Catamarans. What a wise decision. Plenty of room to move around, a cruise around the Harbour after the 9 pm fireworks &,what I feel was the best part, we were able to bring our own food & drinks. You people certainly know how to look after your patrons &, as such, in July, we are going for the 3rd time, on the Sydney 2000 dinner cruise. We have been twice & loved it both times, so we are taking some friends with us, this time.
 
Reviewer  Breakfast Cruise & High Tea At Sea Cruise
Jan 2013
Caroline
Breakfast Cruise: A lovely breakfast with really nice views!
May 2012
TRAVELinc Magazine
Breakfast Cruise: Thank you to Captain Cook Cruises for the great service and breakfast at Tri-States - I personally had a fantastic time and enjoyed seeing Sydney from the boat.
Sep 2011
Mitchell
Breakfast Cruise: I would like to extend my families and I sincere gratitude for a wonderful
day on Sunday.  The head chef went above and beyond his duty to look after us.  Your boat was immaculate and the crew were very personable.
Jun 2011
Northcott Disability Services
Breakfast Cruise: Our group of 23 people had a really lovely time and felt completely spoilt – from the glass of champagne on arrival to the delicious breakfast and incredible scenery.
Jun 2011
Leah
High Tea At Sea: My mum is particularly hard to buy for, so the High Tea at Sea was the perfect Mother’s Day gift– it was the perfect end to a day of shopping and gave us an opportunity to catch up over a glass of bubbles and a cup of tea while enjoying one of Sydney’s best assets.  The food was top notch too!
Jun 2011
Christine & Hamilton
Breakfast Cruise: We had a fantastic time and it was the highlight of our long weekend.the food was just lovely and so much choice! we will be recommending your tour to families and friends who visit Sydney.
Jun 2011
Susie Alcantara
High Tea At Sea: I just wanted to thank you for organizing our cruise on Saturday – we all enjoyed it a lot and the staff were all very professional and attentive.
Mar 2011,
Anne
QM2 & QE Breakfast Cruise: We were delighted with our table at the window on sky deck and the staff and service and the FOOD was terrific, we could not fault anything, we will certainly come on one of your other cruises.
Mar 2011
John
QM2 & QE Breakfast Cruise: The service and the breakfast was just excellent! Sydney 2000 is very well laid out, access is easy and the view from the upper outside deck is just fabulous! To my surprise we were taken all the way to Sydney Heads to meet and greet the floodlit ships, a sight to behold. It was just a magical morning as we cruised up the harbour in company with the Queens.
Mar 2011
Michael
QM2 & QE Breakfast Cruise: We had the best vantage point, much, much better than being onshore or on any other water craft.
Mar 2011
Sylvia
QM2 & QE Breakfast Cruise: Wow, Captain Cook Cruises, you’ve done it again.  I have to thank you for this week’s magical Tuesday morning breakfast cruise. Apart from the yummy food served and the great service received on board, our view of the two ocean liners was fantastic.
Feb 2011
Zara
Breakfast Cruise: We had an amazing time! Will definitely be recommending it in the future as something unique which no other cruise line in Sydney seems to offer.
Dec 2010
Lesley & all the Girls
Breakfast Cruise: View, boat, food, crew, harbour – all spectacular would highly recommend to everyone not just tourists, great way to rediscover just how beautiful our harbour is. Special thank you to Bob our Cruise Director for making all the ‘Tamworth’ ladies welcome.
Sep 2010
Pat, Coffey Intl
Breakfast Cruise: was all that could be asked.  The group could not have had a better introduction to Sydney or to Australia and they were most appreciative.  They are still talking about it in Adelaide.
May 2010
Yvonne
Breakfast Cruise: It was just a superb time with all care and extra care given by the gentlemen of your staff. I want to thank you for providing such a welcome example of lovely hospitality. I really enjoyed such a relaxing time.
May 2010
Jess
Mother's Day Breakfast: I’d just like to take the opportunity to compliment your staff on the outstanding hospitality and service on the breakfast buffet Mother’s Day cruise. As a surprise for my mother I booked the cruise in the hope of a nice morning on the harbour and our experience with Captain Cook Cruises definitely went above and beyond. The high level of personal dress standard, quality service and friendly staff made the experience all the more pleasurable. I’d like to pass on my appreciation , I have attended a variety of different cruises companies and Captain Cook clearly stood out as the highest quality of service.
Apr 2010
Margaret & John
Breakfast Cruise: The food the service and the great views a great day was had by all. What a way to start a Sunday in Sydney magnificent!!!
May 2010
Ingrid
High Tea At Sea: This cruise was a big hit with the team. We had an international guest come and visit us at head office for the day and the cruise was a fantastic way for her to experience it. Thanks again.
Apr 2010
Boydie
High Tea At Sea: Myself and two friends had a most enjoyable and relaxing High Tea yesterday. The service, quality and quantity of food, was of a high standard. We had perfect weather on the harbour. Thank you.
 
Reviewer Sightseeing Cruises
July 2014
Anne McNamara
Fleet Review Cruise: Thank you to commentator Janet, Captain Dave and the wonderful crew of John Cadman III for a memorable cruise. We were lucky to have Janet in our section of the ship and she was very witty and well-informed and nothing was too much trouble for her to find out for us. There was plenty of room to move about on the ship and it was very relaxing being on the water. 
Mar 2014 Coffee Cruise: Great choice of cruise for the harbour. We went for the morning coffee cruise which includes a surprise box of goodies (lots). The commentary was clear and very interesting. We saw dolphins too which was a bonus. We followed up the cruise with a bit of a land tour and picked up on several of the landmarks we had seen from the water. The views of the opera house and the bridge make perfect photo opportunities. Very much enjoyed it. 
Feb 2014 One of my 88 year old mothers wishes before she was unable to travel was to do a harbour cruise. We cannot speak highly enough of the wonderful assistance and professionalism of Cruise Director Bob, given to my mother. He is a credit to Captain Cook Cruises and his professionalism is outstanding. Elizabeth's commentary made the trip memorable. We had a wonderful afternoon - my mother hasn't stopped talking about the cruise.
Dec 2013
Robin M
Coffee Cruise: “Fantastic harbor cruise” Captain Cook cruises are very organized, timely and customer service oriented. We took the 2 hour coffee cruise of the harbor and found the scenery and narration beautiful and informative. This is a Must Do while in Sydney. The price was very reasonable as it included coffee or tea and a box of tasty goodies. Seating was comfortable and you sit inside or outside (under cover or in the sun).
Dec 2013
Graham K
“Great value” Took a great 2 hour harbour sightseeing trip on a glorious Boxing Day afternoon. Some great sites and beaches to be seen. The commentary was excellent and more than happy when people asked her questions to provide the answers for all to hear. Well worth the money and a great 2 hours of sites & sunbaking a plus too.
Dec 2013
Donna
Coffee Cruise: I would like to make comment on the outstanding service we received this morning. While waiting in the queue to board the cruise, to celebrate our elderly mothers 84th birthday, we were approached by cruise director Julie who was extremely helpful in assisting us to get mum and her wheelchair safely onto the vessel. She got us seated in a fantastic spot before boarding the other passengers. All the crew were just as helpful on disembarking. This was the first outing we have done since mum has lost her mobility and it was made all the more enjoyable by the wonderful staff at Captain Cook Cruises. We will certainly recommend this company to our friends and we will definitely be cruising with you again.
Nov 2013
ILikewhatILike, Canada
Coffee Cruise: Spent the weekend in Sydney and looked to do as much as I could in a limited time. The Coffee Cruise was an excellent way to see the Harbour and get a unique view of many of the attractions including the Opera House, Garden Island, the Bridge and multi million dollar homes. Sitting on the back deck in the sun, drinking tea, snacking on treats, and getting a unique perspective on a natural wonder - it was a good choice with great value received. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again.
Nov 2013 Coffee Cruise: What a great relaxing way to spend 2 hours seeing Sydney Harbour from a different perspective. Tour commentary was informative but relaxed. Little boxes of cake and treat with tea and coffee.
Nov 2013
Kierra
The service from your staff on and off board was amazing. The food was incredible and we had such a wonderful afternoon.
Nov 2013  Coffee Cruise: Perhaps it was the absolutely gorgeous day, but our afternoon coffee cruise was one of the highlights of our short Sydney stay. We sat up on the top deck; not crowded at all. The narration was very informative. The coffee and cakes were yummy. But most of all, we enjoyed the sunny day and seeing the beautiful Sydney Harbour.
Nov 2013
Susan
Coffee Cruise: My husband a friend and myself went on your Coffee cruise to see the Tall Ships. I have to express my sheer delight and absolute praise for the commentator. He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic he made the whole trip come to life.
Nov 2013 I highly recommend this cruise for any family, there is truly no better way to learn about (with wonderful commentary) or to see every aspect of Sydney Harbour.
Nov 2013 Reservations (who I spoke with twice), on-boarding/seating, waiting team, food and commentary were all of a very high standard. The Captain and all his staff could not have been more friendly and helpful at all times - we felt valued! In particular we would like to thank Janet whose soothing voice-over and highly informative commentary made the journey outstanding. She offered an interesting blend of Naval information as well as general information about developments on and around Sydney Harbour which brought us right up to date.
Nov 2013 The crew were very friendly, professional and courteous. The food was lovely and plentiful.The boat, with allocated seating ensured there was ample deck-space for all and it was an absolute pleasure to be onboard. We couldn't help but notice other, crowded boats and were very grateful to be on a boat that provided such considerate service.

Oct 2013

Fleet Review: I would like to congratulate Captain Cook Cruises for providing a great opportunity for the public to enjoy the Fleet Review Cruise on Saturday 5th October. They provided excellent value for money; good commentary; not to forget the skill of the captain who position the vessel for all to see special moments.
Oct 2013
Raeleine
Coffee Cruise: My family and I were incredibly thankful to enjoy Sydney with a Coffee Cruise recently. It brought about so many incredible memories. A HUGE thank you for making mine, and also my husband and children's Sydney visit a fabulous one. I highly recommend this cruise for any family, there is truly no better way to learn about (with wonderful commentary) or to see every aspect of Sydney Harbour.
Jan 2013
David
48hr Hop On Hop Off 3 Island Pass: We booked the 48 hour pass to see the harbour & thought that one day would not be enough - we were right. We departed from Pier 26 Darling harbour and first stop was Goat Island. Nice walk around the island. Saw the old buildings and an excellent view of the harbour bridge.
Next stop Circular Quay. Spent the afternoon at The Rocks. Plenty of shops and restaurants. Walked around from the bridge to the Opera House. Returned to Darling Harbour in the evening. Next day we went to Fort Denison. Always wanted to go on the island since I was a child. The main building is a museum. Plenty of large pictures and history to read about. Even a large old fig tree growing on the island. There is also a restaurant there. Next stop was Taronga Park Zoo, we stayed aboard and cruised around to Watson's Bay and back to Circular Quay. That was really nice. Next stop was Jeffrey Street wharf to get off for Luna Park and then back to Darling Harbour. The tour guide on the ferry was very good and informative.  Excellent view of the harbour and surrounds. Friendly and courteous staff.  Overall value excellent.
Jan 2013
Pat
NYE fireworks & Zoo Ferry: Had three trips with Captain Cook Cruises. One a daytime harbour cruise where you get great views and a commentary on the city. The second one was the best - New Years Eve cruise and champagne dinner whilst watching the fireworks. Fantastic night. Thirdly, used Cpt Cook ferry to go the the Zoo - superfast transport.
Jan 2013
Suellen & Zakaria
Coffee Cruise: I would just like to express my delight... It was the 10am Coffee Cruise and this was my third one over the last few years. [Bob Johnston - commentator] was interesting from the moment we left the dock to the end of the cruise. I thoroughly enjoyed it..... I would recommend this cruise to other people (tourists and Australians) and will definitely go on a Captain Cook Cruise again. Thank you for employing great ambassadors to promote our beautiful country and wonderful harbour.
Dec 2012
Hannah
Hop On Hop Off Explorer: We were on a Hop on Hop Off cruise of the bay with Captain Cook. At first we weren't going to get off but the guide said really good things about it so we did. We walked up to see the views up behind the town. Great views of, I guess it is the Tasman Sea. 
Nov 2012
Cruise Weekly
Venture Cruise: Sun, sail and swim on Sydney Harbour with the Captain. Read the review as it appeared in Cruise Weekly.
Nov 2012
KARXPRT
Hop On Hop Off Explorer: Fast ferries with commentary. Goes to Darling Harbour, Luna Pier, Circular Quay, etc. Runs frequently. Depending on number of passengers, commentary can be spotty or very informative. Saturday afternoon times are great because of the number of sailboat races in the harbor. Very colourful.
Aug 2012
'Traveller' - Katrina Lobley
Whale Watching: Breaching new heights - Katrina Lobley gives a blow-by-blow account of her first whale sighting. Read all about it here.
Jul 2012
Corinne Gourmantic
Coffee Cruise: Enjoy Corinne's great blog of our Coffee Cruise on Sydney Harbour. A comprehensive review of the cruise with some fantastic pictures. Click here to view.
Jul 2012
John & Doreen
Whale Watching: We had a great whale watching time yesterday, Wednesday 25 July. The whales were scarce but the captain and crew made sure they would be found and they were! Full marks for their effort. The ferry was first class (and fast). The crew members were great. We saw a lot of the coastline and this morning got out the map and traced our cruise course. 
July 2012
Corinne
Coffee Cruise:  Enjoy Corinne's great blog of our Coffee Cruise on Sydney Harbour.  A comprehensive review of the cruise with some fantastic pictures. Click here to view.
May 2012
T & B Fitz
Coffee Cruise: The views are always fantastic and the refreshments were tasty. The commentary was really great - very informative and very clearly presented with some witty bits added to make it all very entertaining. The Commentator knows her job well and we congratulate her on the manner in which she operates.
Jan 2012
Colin
Coffee Cruise: Many thanks to all who organised our coffee cruise this arvo. It was great. The snack box of goodies with afternoon tea excellent.
Jan 2012
Kathleen
Coffee Cruise: Thank you for a great coffee trip. I will be telling all my family and Friends about your trips.
Jan 2012
Natalie
Coffee Cruise: My family and I, and our extended family, had the most spectacular day. The lady commentating throughout the tour needs to be commended for expertise, she was knowledgeable and she even had my children listening intently, and her humorous manner made it most enjoyable. The morning tea boxes were excellent and a delight to our London visitors, - well done! 
Dec 2011
Bernadette
Coffee Cruise: It was one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had with my children so far! The staff were all so friendly and helpful (assisted us with pram), it was extremely clean and the lady who explained the view was funny and informative. The smooth running of everything just allowed us to sit back and enjoy the experience.
June 2011
Kim
Coffee Cruise: Our “Captain Cook” cruise on Friday 3 June was absolutely wonderful.
March 2011
Anne
Coffee Cruise: We had a wonderful cruise with you last Thursday, made even more memorable by the exceptional commentary by your guide! Of course the weather was good which all made it perfect.
March 2011
Fred & Jan
Coffee Cruise: We thoroughly enjoyed the scenic tour of our magnificent Harbour.
December 2010
Hayley
The entire experience was an enjoyable one for the family.  It was second to none and a great value.  Great staff and great service.
Nov 2010
Mosman Daily - Lisa Muxworthy 
Fort Denison: Take a cruise to Fort Denison & discover the history of the island in the middle of Sydney Harbour (and fine food) as Lisa Muxworthy did in her 'Food & Dining' article, 'History lesson between courses.'
Oct 2010
Keith Gascoine
Naval Reunion group
Coffee Cruise: Just to let you know how much my group liked the Coffee Cruise this morning.The food was of good quality, and there was plenty of it.  The commentary was absolutely brilliant.  From my perspective, the booking process was smooth and efficient.  Our tickets even had "Naval Reunion Group" printed on them which makes them nice mementoes.
October 2010
Judi
What a wonderful time I had!  The commentary was excellent, detailed and entertaining.  The tea and pastries were abundant and delicious, the sights were, as always, amazing, and the crew kept the vessel spotless and they all had wonderful attitudes.
Aug 2010
SC
It has been a very enjoyable cruise with amazing views along Sydney Harbour. Lovely food in a lovely, relaxing atmosphere.
Aug 2010
Elias
The experience was quite remarkable with the right blend of your product and the service of your courteous staff.
Aug 2010
Danielle
Hop On Hop Off: We had an amazing time in Sydney and loved the convenience and ease of using the hop on hop off express. A harbour cruise is an absolute must in Sydney, so we will be recommending it too all of our clients.
July 2010
Adrian McWilliams
Coffee Cruise: We would like to say thanks for your continued efforts on behalf of our TAFE students. All the groups were very pleased, impressed and informed by cruise. For many of them it has been their first time on such a cruise.
May 2010
Sue & Noell
Zoo Express: We really enjoyed our Taronga Zoo Captain Cook experience. Your staff are wonderful and the commentary of the harbour was very interesting. We both commented on the value we got for our money. Thank you.
May 2010
Judy & Dennis
Coffee Cruise: I enjoyed the day so very much Leonie is so professional and all the staff. I think we had the best spot on the ship Leonie explained and pointed out what she was telling us about she had great jokes (we understood her wit) It was a great day all round.
March 2010
The Downey's
Cocktail Cruise: Just want to say we had the best time ever on the cocktail cruise in Sydney Harbour on New Years Eve 2009. It was the highlight of our long trip to the southern hemisphere. Belated thanks to all the crew and staff on cruise. It was simply the best!!!