Seafood Buffet Lunch

Inclusions

  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman 2*
  • Delicious buffet featuring Sydney rock oysters or mussels, ocean prawns, succulent fish, plus a full range of non-seafood and vegetarian dishes, dessert & cheeses
  • Main Harbour sights & commentary

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Departs Circular Quay Wharf No.6 Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.1
Daily 12.30pm. Disembark 2.15pm 12noon. Disembark 1.45pm

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A delicious buffet with fresh seafood, sunshine and a relaxed, casual atmosphere is what Sydneysiders love best. Top them off with million dollar views of Sydney Harbour, a little sightseeing commentary and you have the perfect lunch escape for the whole family.

One of the great delights of Australia is the abundance and diversity of local seafood. As an island nation where 90% of the population lives on the coastal fringes, seafood has become a staple of the Aussie diet.

On the buffet, Sydney Rock Oysters, crab, ocean prawns and the succulent fish are the most popular treats. Non-seafood eaters, meat lovers and vegetarians can take pleasure in the abundance of international hot and cold dishes, salads, desserts and cheeses.

Enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year, this cruise combines a great sightseeing experience with a delicious lunch. The atmosphere is more casual than the Top Deck Lunch and the commentary provides a fascinating insight into Sydney of the past, present and future.  After lunch wander up to the open top deck for some Sydney sunshine, a close-up photograph of the Opera House gliding by, or wave at the climbers as we cruise under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Dress: We recommend Smart Casual

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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.

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89 % approval from 96 responses

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Rating
6 hours ago
5/5

Crew were very attentive and helpful. Only criticism we would have of our whole experience would be the food. Plenty of seafood but the hot dishes were limited and too similar, the baked potatoes didn't seem to have any accompaniment e.g. chicken or beef and the ham had no taste whatsoever. Little dessert cakes were not very pleasant.

5 days ago
4/5

All was nice and well prepared.

5 days ago
4/5

Service was great.

Although maybe a bit more variety in the buffet would be even better.

7 days ago
5/5

Service: This is our 3rd time on the Captain Cook Lunch Cruise, most enjoyable friendly staff and great food , would recommend fab value

Product: Great food, pay the extra for window seat and drinks package,,

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Hi Sheila,

Amazing, we love that this was your third time!
You're basically family now. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, we really appreciate it and love hearing about your experiences.

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

1 week ago
4/5

Service: Thank you

Product: Thank you. The food was great.

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: service food staff ship experience was excellent.

One concern no safety demonstration ie where the life jackets are kept etc

also commentary was not audible and very limited

Product: good quality and plentiful

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Hello Frances,

Thank you for writing to us about your recent experience on the Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise. We love hearing all feedback and appreciate you taking the time to write to us.

Our staff are all trained in safety measures and precautions and we will definitely keep your feedback in mind. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the food and the service from our staffs. Usually we get very good feedback on our commentary so we will try and improve on this.


Thank you again for your feedback!


Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

2 weeks ago
5/5

Superior service with great facilities.

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: My parents were visiting from overseas and I booked this because it gave us the best opportunity to see the Harbour and learn it's history; as well as a delicious seafood lunch! The food was fantastic and the crew were friendly! Thank you. Something I will do again. 😃

Product: Booked online.... was super easy

1 month ago
4/5

Service: The services was first class, the staff were friendly, polite and professional.

Product: It was well presented and delicious.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Lorraine,

Thank you for the review of your Seafood Buffet Lunch cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are pleased to read that you were offered a professional and friendly service onboard, and that you enjoyed the buffet.

Once again thank you for your review, it is very appreciated.

Kind regards
Head of Customer Service,
Captain Cook Cruises

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Friendly staff and good service, the ship is well organised and very clean, presentable, it's worth spending with

Product: Your professional staff, well presentable and good value for money have convinced me to change the rating. I especially thank you to the young gentleman staff who served the beer for me in the front of the ship. Well done mate! :)

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Danny Thompson, 

Thank you for your review of the Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We are delighted to read that you found the vessel well-organised and the staff were attentive and friendly. As you know we do our best to offer customers an amazing experience. We agree to say it is great value for money.

Once again thank you or your feedback, it is appreciated.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Very well organised. Very professional

Product: Could have more selections of fish

1 month ago
4/5

Need more fresh seafood and salads and deserts very ordinary. Service was good.

1 month ago
3/5

Service: Nice service, nice view

Cruiser's window dirty, food not good at all

Product: Smooth and fast payment, confirmation mail comes quickly

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Tsz Yuk Chan,

Thank you for your review of your Seafood Buffet Lunch cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We were disappointed to read that the food was not at your taste as we usually receive good feedback on the choices available. The vessel’s windows are cleaned inside by our crew before and after every cruise and the outside windows have automatic window cleaners too. We strongly encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director if they have any concerns as they would be able to assist you immediately especially regarding food and beverage services.

Once again thank you for your feedback and we are sorry not to reach your expectations.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

1 month ago
5/5

Service: friendly staff and very engaging

Product: nice food. just wish more selection on deserts.

1 month ago
4/5

Service: Staff we very friendly

Cruise was very informative

Weather was gorgeous

The only disappointment was the variety of food.

Not enough choices and both dishes was hot and spicy

Product: See above as already given my comments

2 months ago
4/5

Service: Cruise was great! Seafood buffet sucked! Just do the regular cruise or try different food

Product: Seafood buffet sucked! Wasn't worth money. Cruise was great though.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Charlie Rogers III,

Thank you for your review of your Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We regret about not reaching your expectations as we usually receive valuable feedback on that cruise. We encourage guests to speak to the Cruise Director onboard if they have any concerns as they would be able to solve the problem immediately.

Once again thank you for your feedback and we are sorry.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service,
Captain Cook Cruises

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent meal, great service. All in all a great time had by all

Product: Good value for money - very enjoyable

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Loved the cruise. Got a bit annoyed when other pa§engers just talked over the commentary.

Product: The food was delicious and plentiful.

2 months ago
5/5

Great service we will use them again

3 months ago
3/5

Service: Crew were great, helpful polite and friendly. Seafood buffet was disappointing not the standard of food expected. More like a very cheap Valentines Buffet and a rugby scrum around the food. Not a relaxing Easter Sunday Cruise

Product: Not value for money sadly wouldn't buy again. Such a shame as it is on the most beautiful harbour in the world.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: 很棒的体验 很棒的服务 会再去 也会推荐给他人

Product: 绝佳的观赏海港大桥和悉尼歌剧院的角度 很好的服务 一定会再去!

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything about this cruise was fanastic. Service, food, views.

Product: Loved the crab, prawns, ham and desserts

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Food service was excellent for value.

Product: I will sugggest this cruise service to my friend.

3 months ago
3/5

Service: The food on the buffet wasn't always replaced when a dish had run out, unless you were in early.

Cheese board was virtually non existent.

Product: Great experience and commentary. Would've been nice to have had a good selection of food even though we weren't the first people to arrive. Desserts and cheeseboard wasn't very imaginative.

3 months ago
4/5

Let down by the buffet presentation, nothing like your photos, quality ok but presentation ordinary.

Trip itself was good,overall enjoyed it.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: 아주 좋았습니다.

Product: 끝 날때 Circular Quay 오기전에 왜 Darling Harbour wharf 에 너무 오래동안 기다려야 하는지 이해가 되지 않았습니다.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: We were anxious to travel with captain cook, because it was the first time for our family to go on a cruise. The staff at captain cook made us feel comfortable and they organised everything that we requested. so we were pleased with the outcome of the experience. Thank you captain cook

Product: The food was excellent just as we wanted.

3 months ago
5/5

Service: very pleasant staff made a special occasion wonderful especially polite behavior to our wonderful grandchildren who will carry a pleasant lunch forward with them future customers

Product: the food was fresh and presented beautifully

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Very polite professional service

Product: Food was replace when the plates were emptied the table was well presented and the food was tastey

3 months ago
4/5

Service: Everything all good.

But If u include the picture for costume.

Perfect for service

Product: All food quality.

Very nice.

3 months ago
5/5

Had a beautiful day they loved the boat they were on and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

4 months ago
5/5

Organisation of tables was good food was plentiful lovely to go to top deck after meal and enjoy scenery with drink.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Friendly staff, excellent food.

Product: Good value at published price, excellent value at the advanced purchase discount.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: staff were friendly and very helpful

Product: Basic buffet lunch but was very nice

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Great lunch and good tour of Sydney harbour.

Product: Good variety, lots to choose from. Steamed fisj was exeptional.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Great cruise and meal

Product: Nice choice of food and drinks

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Great good, great service. I was completely satisfied.

Product: It was an easy transaction.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Staff were very friendly. The view was good. But the broadcasting was fair we couldn't hear much. The food variety could be better.

Product: Food variety could be better.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Very nice welcome aboard.

Great table service , very nice table near the window.

The buffet was excellent , very good chices and plenty of it at high quality.

Product: Excellent quality, variety y and quantity

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Attentive ontime service with a smile. Fresh tasty food. Exceptional value for a seafood buffet lunch cruise. All areas of the vessel clean, including boutique style ladies bathrooms that are spacious. The best way to get the perfect selfie right in front of the bridge and opera house.

Product: Fresh and tasty and plentiful with a modest amount of variety. Dessert was a delight.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was really good, they attended to my enquiries effectively and efficiently. The host and staff on the cruise were very attentive and professional.

Product: The food was better than I expected, plenty of it and a good variety.

Fresh and tasty

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Great trip. Nice food. Friendly staff.

Product: Plenty of choice and it never ran out

4 months ago
4/5

Excellent service for our group booking of 14 and the food was great.

4 months ago
4/5

Staff were helpful, but food varieties were not the best . Also staff were a little confused and rushed us to finish . I think it's much better don't started the buffet till you board both ports , Darling Harbour and Circular Quay

4 months ago
5/5

Service: The food provided was very fresh and yummy! Along the ride,we enjoyed the scenery and cold breeze on the top deck... please get ready your camera! You could get fabulous view of sydney opera house and etc!! Children freely explored the cruise by going up and down the cruise and they loved it so much!

Product: Fresh seafood served! I love the desserts too...!

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Yes

Product: Food was abundant and fresh.

4 months ago
4/5

Service: Good service, good view, but it will be great if the food range can be increased. Overall, worth it!!:)

Product: Worth it! Happy with everything.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was overall of a high standard. Good food. Everything clean and well organised. Friendly staff.

Product: Good value. Good experience.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Our vessel arrived at the wharf on time.

We were greeted by very friendly and informative staff.

Food was delicious and very fresh with a great variety.

We booked a window seat which was a MUST to thoroughly enjoy the sights of sydney harbour.

The commentary was excellent and very informative.

Well done to all we had a wonderful experience with Captain Cook Cruises.

Product: Very fresh and chilled with excellent variety.

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Great tour. Plenty of food. Excellent service.

Product: Everything met or exceeded my expectations.

5 months ago
2/5

Did not rate the lunch worth a higher mark.

5 months ago
3/5

Service: The staff were friendly, there could have been more variety with the buffet food for the cost of the cruise I.e. cold meats, more salads, cheese. We have been on a different company night cruise that also include wines, which was better value for the money. The wines were xxdy for a lunch cruise. We enjoyed the commentary & scenery.

Product: Needed more variety with the buffet lunch

5 months ago
5/5

Service: A beautiful experience of Sydney Harbour with excellent service and good food.

Product: We had an enjoyable cruise and enjoyed the food. Next time we will try the Top Deck.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff were wonderful and the assistance they provided was wonderful. Bringing us some dessert with sparklers for my mothers 80th birthday celebration made her day. Great atmosphere and plenty of lovely seafood. Thank you

Product: Plenty of food and a good choice of seafood

5 months ago
4/5

Service: good food good service

Product: easy online...............

5 months ago
4/5

Service: We had a wonderful lunch. The food was good and the service also.

Product: The selection of food was good and varied.

5 months ago
5/5

All was perfect,staff,food,coffee

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months ago
4/5

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

Product: good value, enjoyed the afternnoon

5 months 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

5 months ago
3/5

Service: Too rushed. Poor quality food at buffet

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

5 months 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

5 months 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.

5 months 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

5 months 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)

5 months ago
5/5

Service: The food and the atmosphere was outstanding

Product: The food was lovely - with a great selection

5 months ago
4/5

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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent. Back again soon.

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

5 months 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

5 months 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.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the cruise

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

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months ago
4/5

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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months ago
5/5

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

Product: Had seniors week day, great

5 months 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

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Great tour and food was enjoyed.

Product: Excellent food that was a high quality.

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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.

5 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months ago
5/5

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

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

6 months ago
5/5

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

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

6 months 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 '

6 months 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 .

6 months 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.

6 months 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

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