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There isn't another harbour in the world to rival Sydney's beauty and vibrancy. A lunch cruise is the best way to combine million dollar harbour views with spectacular dining. Choose from our range of buffet and a la carte dining options, group special event or sightseeing cruises ...

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See our full range of lunch cruises including:-

Long Lunch
Is there anything better than an invitation to a long lunch with good company, great water views and sensational cuisine? Weekends are fantastic but its even more indulgent during the week.

Top Deck Lunch
Created for the locals, this cruise is an exceptional 360 degree waterfront restaurant experience. The menu is premium a la carte and served on the top of three restaurant decks with the best views in Sydney.

Seafood Buffet Lunch
Sydney, seafood, sightseeing & sunshine. All set on the world's most beautiful harbour and in a casual and relaxed atmosphere aboard Sydney's most impressive cruise ship.

Special or limited timetables operate on 25, 26 & 31 December, 26 January and selected special events.

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Seniors Festival Lunch Cruise 03-12 March 2017 From $49pp

Visit the Seniors Festival page for cruise options & bookings

Mothers Day Lunch Cruise 14 May 2017 From $65pp

Visit the Mothers Day page for cruise options & bookings

Christmas in July Lunch Cruises 22-30 July 2017 From $65pp

Visit the Christmas in July page for cruise options & bookings

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January 26
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February 14
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December 25
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December 26
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May - June
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November
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May
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September
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March
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November - December
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July
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May - November
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March
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March - April
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84 % approval from 62 responses

Date
Rating
5 hours ago
4/5

Wife's 60th birthday, weather was inclement but had a thoroughly wonderful time. Food was excellent and would highly recommend it to others.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

9 hours ago
5/5

Service: Staff made us very welcome on embarkation. Wait staff were polite and service was good. Food was well presented and tasty. A most enjoyable experience, but wished we could have had more control over the weather on the day.

Product: Food was good, service was good.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 day ago
5/5

All was perfect,staff,food,coffee

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

2 days ago
5/5

Service: I was asked to order a gift voucher on behalf of my grandmother. The service was perfect. Then, my in-laws came to visit and we wanted to book another ticket with the gift voucher - not a problem at all.

Product: Such a wonderful experience. From the moment we boarded to the last moments on the boat, we were made to feel so welcome. And the food? Well, that was just to die for. We will be looking into doing these cruises more often.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

3 days ago
4/5

Service: Arrangements very good. Staff on vessel attentive and helpful. Food very good but perhaps faster stocking of dessert table would have been better. ( My group were like "Hoovers".)

Vessel clean and day went very well. We appreciated that the commentary was not deafening but was informative.

All comments from group---"Great Day"

Product: Very Good --see previous.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

3 days ago
5/5

Service: Excellent food and service. Alcohol very expensive; could be cheaper, therefore, would be able to sell more, as we did not have to drive. Our transport was by coach.

Product: Good food, however, more non fish dishes would be appreciated.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

3 days ago
5/5

Delivered as promised. Timing excellent. Service great and meals better than expected.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

3 days ago
3/5

Service: Very good service and food was lovely. My grandchildren especially loved the experience.

Product: Very nice food. Even my daughter in law who is gluten free had plenty of choices.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

3 days ago
4/5

Service: Great lunch, commentary was a bit hard to hear

Product: good value, enjoyed the afternnoon

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

4 days ago
5/5

Service: The staff and the food were first class

Product: The wine was a bit expensive. I thought eight dollars a glass would have been reasonable

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

4 days ago
3/5

Service: Too rushed. Poor quality food at buffet

Product: Glad we only paid pensioner price. Did not enjoy.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

4 days ago
5/5

Service: I bought 2 tickets for the Seniors Week cruise and sometime later needed to buy 1 more ,there was no problem.One of us ladies is disabled and she was unable to get up the stairs the staff were great giving us a table on the lower deck .The food was wonderful and plentiful.The commentary was very good .The ship was very comfortable All in all we had a great day in our great harbor on a sunny day in Sydney

Product: the meal ,staff, cruise was great

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

4 days ago
5/5

Service: Very friendly staff in the cruise and the food are great too.

Product: Very friendly staff in the cruise and the food are great too.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

4 days ago
5/5

Service: We enjoyed both the cruise and the lunch. We did it for my partner's birthday and being senior's week the tickets were heavily discounted.

Product: Great value, the food was lovely

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

4 days ago
4/5

Service: Was a lovely day and a great trip.

Product: Good range of food and well labelled (I have some food allergies)

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

4 days ago
5/5

Service: The food and the atmosphere was outstanding

Product: The food was lovely - with a great selection

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

4 days ago
4/5

It was to be a seafood buffet ,but seafood was short on supplly.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

5 days ago
5/5

Service: Food was great, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the scenery was magnificent

Product: Great value, we got a seniors discount so it was extra special value

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

5 days ago
5/5

Service: Excellent service , staff were well trained and smartly dressed, food was very very good.

Product: great would do the trip again

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

5 days ago
4/5

Service: Lovely cruise with a good selection at the seafood Buffet Lunch. A little pricey on the wines but overall great value on the day.

Product: Good selection of seafood.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
1/5

Service: The food was good, but I didn't like that the trip at the end was from one port to the other one. You sell a three our tour, and half of the time we where waitin at the port, that wasn't fare.

Product: The trip was nice at the beginning, but then we where taken from one port to the other one.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Thank you for your feedback and we were glad to read your enjoyed our menu. The Long Lunch is a combination of the Top Deck Lunch and our Harbour Highlights cruise where we do make brief stops and our two departure and arrival stops to enable other clients on shorter cruises to embark and disembark. We are sorry that you felt we did not met your expectations as the long lunch is very often highly rated.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
5/5

Service: Excellent. Back again soon.

Product: Excellent. Plenty of it. Staff very attentive.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
3/5

Service: This was a special priced cruise to celebrate Seniors week.

With the discount represented good value for money with a good spread at the buffet.On this day the weather was dull and raining which detracted a little from the experience. However the main problem is the prohibitive cost of wine.You can get a package but for that you only get a poor Shiraz.The offered Merlot was $A55 which doubled the cost of the day

Product: Very Good Choice and well organised

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
1/5

Service: I went on a harbour lunch cruise. the cruise was excellent and the food was well

Product: The harbour cruise was excellent, the food was well presented and a very good selection of seafood. but I ended up with food poisoning projectile vomiting and the ambulance being called out to me with a drip inserted to re hydrate me. what more can I say

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Mr Westacott

Thank you for taking the time to advise us of your feedeback.. As you can appreciate we are deeply concerned about any reports from customers in relation to health issues.

Food hygiene is of paramount importance to our business. Consequently we are rigorous in our approach to ensuring that all food is handled appropriately, and in accordance with the highest standards in our industry. We continually monitor all aspects of the production chain including receipt, storage, distribution, cooking and presentation to ensure a top quality and consistent product is presented to our guests.

Whilst we sympathize deeply with your situation we are confident that we are offering a safe eating environment. Food poisoning or symptoms which appear to be like food poisoning can occur for a range of reasons. Given the uncertainties in this regard and the fact that we have no other reported issues on the day where many customers ate the same dishes including our staff, unfortunately we cannot accept that we were the cause of the problem.

Many thanks again for your feedback.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
5/5

Service: We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the cruise

Product: The prawns were not very nice but the oysters were great

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
5/5

Service: Have been on a few of their cruises. My only complaint this time was that the fish was dry. I did think some whipped cream would have been nice to serve with the fruit. It is only a small thing. Overall the staff are always attentive and seeing our harbour while cruising is fantastic.

Product: Just that this time the fish was dry..seemed it had been cooked too long. would have liked some cream or yoghurt served with the fruit.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
5/5

Service: always a great day ,this has been our 4th time and love the spread.

Product: Great food, great service, great views.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
4/5

Boarding was easy. Raining heavily but not much cover on dock. Food was very good quality and choice.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
5/5

Service: Iam always Crusing with Captain Cook Food and Service was excellent I really like my Window table thanks for I had very happy day

Product: Foods and Service was very good

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

6 days ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic service, wonderful food, myself and my visitors from the UK enjoyed it immensely, would recommend highly

Product: Perfect, great way to see the harbour

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: There was a ticket date mixup. Ticket said March 6 when it was March 12 so we did not have a table on the list. The staff were great and we were given a table. no problems whatsoever.

Product: Very happy with food choices

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: We really enjoyed our time aboard for the long lunch cruise. The food was excellent and service was great. Even the few showers of rain did not spoil the view. Would recommend Captain Cook Cruises to our friends.

Product: Excellent day, great food, service and scenery.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Food fabulous, view great, staff well mannered, all went well again.

Product: Had seniors week day, great

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
4/5

Service: I purchased 4 tickets on 21 January 2016 for the Seniors Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise. When we boarded the boat one of my friends was ahead of me in the queue. She was told by one of your staff that we would have to sit in the bow of the boat well away from the rest of the passengers as she could not find my booking on her sheet. She said that I must of booked late and wouldn't listen to my friend. Eventually when I got to the head of the queue I spoke with her and she still couldn't find my booking. I produced my receipt which had the booking date of 21/01/2016 on it. She showed us to a table in the main dining area and went away to check the booking. All was sorted out eventually and we enjoyed the lunch and cruise. This was my fourth such cruise and the first time that I have had any problems. It was quite embarrassing as we held up the queue for some considerable time and other people were getting annoyed. Other than that we had a lovely time and I look forward to going again next year.

Product: The buffet lunch and cruise was excellent except for the problem with the booking not being on the list when we boarded the vessel

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Great tour and food was enjoyed.

Product: Excellent food that was a high quality.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
5/5

Service: A great day food wonderful. Felt very special something that is nt normally in our price frame

Product: Wonderful experience nice to be spoiled

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

1 week ago
4/5

Service: The food was an excellent choice, relaxing trip around the harbour.

Product: I found it very delicious and a goo assortment

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

2 weeks ago
1/5

Service: Hi there

On Saturday 4th March we went on your 3 course long lunch Sydney - worst experience ever! Before booking I chatted to one of your customer service representatives and confirmed you cater for vegans. I then booked and stated 3 vegans. The food was horrible and the staff were uneducated. I told the waitress on arrival anyway and just to be sure explained what vegan meant. First course we were offered ravioli - it came with Parmesan cheese, which we sent back, we were then offered without or a salad. We reordered the ravioli (we later found out it wasn't special ravioli and contained eggs). Main course we had vegetable gratin (eggplant and sweet potato) dry and terrible and for dessert "fruit salad" if you can call it that! (See pic). I left hungry!

No milk alternatives available!

We paid $778 for 7 of us.

The food definitely put a damper on the celebrations, my brother proposed to his girlfriend.

To say I am disappointed would be the understatement of the year!

Product: Service wasn't great either...would love someone to call me from customer service.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The service was excellent. The staff were very friendly. The choice and quality of the food was very good. I really enjoyed the whole trip.

Product: Excellent. I would thoroughly recommend.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The whole Cruse ,except for the weather,was perfect.

Wine ( we purchased a bottle) a little expensive .

Geoffrey

Product: A great lunch with plently of food

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: My family and friends found the experience amazing, it gave us a new appreciation for Sydney with its amazing Heritage. We found the cruise to be very informative, staff above and beyond and the food was top quality. Highly recommended and will do it again next time we visit Sydney.

Product: Food and staff were amazing, very high standard of service and food was second to none. Very well priced and the drink package was a nice touch.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

2 weeks ago
2/5

Had American visitors. Great boat and good lunch. No commentary on top deck. 3 Hours plus on boat and only did repeat small circle from Quay to Bradleys Head under Bridge to King Street Wharf and back to Quay for drop off-pick up and same circle again. Had to go to bottom deck to get commentary and would have been wiser catching the Manly Ferry and have lunch there. For time on boat saw next to nothing of the Harbour. Very disappointing experience.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: the food was incredible the service was not reel good but ok except for one special lady on board and the cruise was sensational and enjoyable.

Product: great good enjoyable fun

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

2 weeks ago
3/5

Service: The cruise itself was really great and the staff were fabulous. The downfall was the food. There was hardly any variety of salads etc and the seafood was to be fair quite dismal.

I felt that the bar package was expensive as you didn't have loads of time to have beers and a bottle of bubbles so value for money it wasn't great.

Product: I was disappointed in the food as I said in the review above

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: very good day, my interstate guest loved it.

Product: all good.food and drinks very nice.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Service was great, food was yummy, and enjoyed the tour.

Product: Great variety of seafood, all fresh and yummy.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

3 weeks ago
3/5

Service: Disappointed compared to previous Top Deck Cruises. Wine list prices have increased dramatically and meals were average.

Product: Disappointed. Wine prices dramatically increased and food average.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Everything was perfect. Service was unbelievably nice and prompt. We enjoyed being on this cruise.

may I just say that I wish I was told about the food menu at time I was booking our cruise. Also I wish we knew that there several stops during the cruise. Actually having the stops were nice and to our benefit. But we did not know about them before hand.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: our long cruise, was excellent. it was just wonderful and were disappointed when it finished. the food was excellent, staff outstanding. trip around the harbour was just perfect with the big windows for viewing. I would recommend long lunch for anyone who wanted a lovely day. I would go again when we visited Sydney.

have told many friends about our trip already.

Product: just wonderful, food staff all excellent.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: We had some visitors from Norway and the long lunch cruise was the perfect way to show them Sydney. Everything went very smoothly, the service and food were excellent.We all had a wonderful day. Thank You.

Product: Good value and great expierience

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Te staff were professional, however warm, friendly & helpful

Product: Great range of food, Food was fresh & looked & tasted good

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

3 weeks ago
4/5

Delightful cruise pleasant staff, good food. Would have liked wider cruise to include balmain peninsula

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: My husband and I took my godmother and her son on the cruise to celebrate her 90th birthday - we all had a fabulous day and everything was perfect.

Product: Really lovely meal and great service

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: I purchased the Long Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour as a gift for my daughter and her partner who is from the UK. They enjoyed both the delicious meal, the professional attention from your top-notch staff, and the wonderful harbour sights viewed from their window table. Thank you for providing them with such a perfect day during their short stay in Sydney.

Product: The Long Lunch Cruise was Perfection, thank you!

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: I really cant think of one thing to complain about. Nothing at all - everything was a million dollars....THANKYOU for a great afternoon. Staff were fantastic, service was quick and courteous even though the boat was full of people, and no wonder i was with the quality of the dining experience. Boat was awesome! FOOD OMG was delicious. Views were spectacular but that was to be expected. The best way to spend our first day in Sydney .... thanks Captain and crew we'll be back next trip!

Product: Best value for money out of all we done in Sydney

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

3 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The staff we had were all curteous and helpful and help make our 30th wedding anniversary a time to remember.

Product: After having the steak and lobster dinner a couple of days before we were really looking forward to having the variety of the seafood buffet for our anniversary lunch. The entree and dessert were very simular to Sunday's.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Took a friend from the UK on the lunch cruise for her birthday. Having done this cruise before, I knew how good it was to introduce visitors to the wonders of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

This time around the food was still great, but the service got better. We had the best afternoon. Looking forward to trip number 3!

Product: Purchased the drinks package. Well worth the money.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: What a great way to see Sydney! Really attentive Staff, beautiful food and a very comfortable Cruise.Great value for money !

Product: Beautiful and very tasty '

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

4 weeks ago
3/5

Service: We thought the cruise was great! 👍😃

The staff were helpful, although not all understand English very well.

We had the seafood buffet , the food on offer was ok. Not enough variety . Also the food was running out by the time we got to it . 😔

Product: The food on offer was good . Although we thought not enough variety, and it was running low by the time we got to it .

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

4 weeks ago
4/5

Service: I had visitors from the USA who had 8 hours in Sydney! What to do? The lunch cruise was the perfect mid-point. It was relaxing, with variety of wonderful Australian produce and well organised, Staff were very helpful and helped make it a memorable afternoon. A bonus was that Sydney turned on the beautiful summer day so the harbour looked magnificent.

Product: Good value and showcased Australian produce.

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

we had the most enjoyable day of our stay in Sydney on your cruise your staff where excellent and the food was delicious.

Review for Long Lunch Cruise

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: I loved everything about this cruise and intend to take Spanish relatives again in the next few weeks. A really relaxing way to see the wonderful Sydney harbor.

Product: I wide selection of food and enough for all tastes

Review for Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise

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