Long Lunch


  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000*
  • 3 course Contemporary Australian a la carte dining
  • Main Harbour sights
  • Million dollar views 

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Departs  Circular Quay Wharf No.6 Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1
 Daily 12.30pm. Disembark 3.45pm 12noon. Disembark 3.30pm

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

Gather the troops - even the most nay-saying harpie will love this cruise. As much as I love a party at home, I'm exhausted just thinking about the shopping, cooking and cleaning. I pride myself on running a tight ship and my crew are arguably the best polishers in Sydney. But to clean my own home from top to bottom twice in 24 hours, once before the guests arrive and then again after they leave, doesn't seem efficient to me.

If you have a celebration coming up, you could hoist the work overboard, and let me, my Officers and Crew accept the load. You don't even need a reason - take a certain set of ladies who join us once a month on a Wednesday for what they call their "monthly sabbatical". I'd bet my Captain's braids their husbands are very happy men come Thursday morning.

The cruise departs from both No.1 King Street Wharf at 12 noon (a short 6 minute walk from Wynyard Station via the Wynyard Walk) and Circular Quay at 12.30pm (bus, train and ferries at your doorstep). For the next three and a quarter hours all you have to do is enjoy the million dollar views and your choice of entree, main course and dessert from the Top Deck Menu. My recommendation, do try a dessert wine or liqueur at the end of your meal - a good start is essential, but a great finish makes it memorable.

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

Also available at additional cost

  • Bar package including Tyrrell's sparkling & still wines, Toohey's New draught beer and soft drinks
  • 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.

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Special Diet? Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice - Contact Us

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YOUR SAY BREAKFAST - It was a lovely way to start your Sunday and when you get back to Circular Quay after 1,5hrs the Rocks Markets are just around the corner which provide a nice stroll after your cruise. Caroline, Sweden

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83 % approval from 23 responses

7 hours ago

Excellent day as the rain cleared away and the sun decided to shine for the first time in a week. Waitress service was first class and the food was well presented and cooked well.

Wine prices were a bit excessive

16 hours ago

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

20 hours ago

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.

3 days ago

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.

4 days ago

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

6 days ago

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.

7 days ago

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

1 week ago

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.

2 weeks ago

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.

2 weeks ago

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.

2 weeks ago

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.

3 weeks ago

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

Product: all good.food and drinks very nice.

3 weeks ago

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.

3 weeks ago

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.

3 weeks ago

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.

3 weeks ago

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

3 weeks ago

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

3 weeks ago

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

3 weeks ago

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!

3 weeks ago

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

4 weeks ago

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.

4 weeks ago

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.

4 weeks ago

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

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