Seafood Buffet Lunch

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  • 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
  • Menu

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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. More Info ...

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

*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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80 % approval from 40 responses

Date
Rating
2 days ago
5/5

Service: The staff were incredibly lovely and professional.
Product: I felt the whole experience was really rushed, and the food was extremely average. I took my best friend as a birthday surprise and it didn't feel very special - the staff took away the food quite early to prepare for the next trip, and we had to hurry to finish our bottle of wine. The prawns were lovely and fresh but the rest of the food seemed like a buffet you would have at a school camp. I probably wouldn't recommend it again as a special occasion, as the value for money just isn't there.

3 days ago
5/5

Service: Courteous and attentive service
Product: Sufficient choice and amount

5 days ago
3/5

Service: Food was good and well presented. Drink order frequency fell short.
Product: Good size vessel, not over crowded, a little short in duration though.

5 days ago
5/5

We did a Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise with our two kids and another couple . We prebooked and got a good price, as well as paying extra for the standard drinks and window seating . The food was good and drinks service was generous, allowing guests to take bottles to the table . It was well worth the extra money for the seating and drinks . The Cruise was a good length and we all enjoyed it .

6 days ago
3/5

Service: I excitedly chose the Captain Cook Seafood Buffet for my birthday lunch as I love seafood and wanted to do something special with my Mum and children. I was really disappointed with the food. It was a rather small selection and the quality wasn't impressive compared to the description on the website. The description of "cheeses" resulted in a choice of 2 cheeses. Dessert was a choice of 4 cakes. Would have been nice to have something other than cake- jelly, pastry, slice, icecream. I don't remember seeing any crab as mentioned in the description. A couple of the Staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming.
Product: See previous comment for full description

6 days ago
5/5

Service: Had a great time. Very friendly and wonderful service. Would highly recommend.
Product: Great variety and plenty of it.

6 days ago
5/5

Service: The level of service was excellent and the food well prepared.
Product: Food was excellent but we are of the opinion that the choice of desserts could be improved on

6 days ago
2/5

Service: The buffet lunch was very basic.We could not hear the commentary at all whilst on the cruise.
Product: Poor selection of seafood.

6 days ago
5/5

Everything was very nice. Staffs are very kind. Food was delicious

1 week ago
4/5

Service: Food and commentry were great.
Staff needed to direct the patrons in regards to getting the food, needs to be clearer line area. People were like vultures and were pushing in.
Product: More order needed in regards to getting food.

1 week ago
3/5

Service: The drinks waitress was really hopeless and was obviously not experienced. I did not get value for what I paid for unlimited bar. I had to try to get someones attention for any drinks I had. The food was excellent.
In comparison with the dinner cruise where Francesca was our waitress (she should be promoted) the lunch cruise was a dissappointment.
Product: Because I had been offered the Complementsry Cruise

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for the review of your Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We were disappointed to read that you felt we were not able to meet your expectations regarding your drink service. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns, especially regarding food, drinks and service as they will be able to solve the problem immediately. However, please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our hospitality manager.  

Once again thank you for your feedback and we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. 

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service 
Captain Cook Cruises

1 week ago
5/5

Wonderful day. The crew bought us to our table, we had selected the lunch buffet and the buffet was overflowing with food. I highly recommend, as this is the second time I've done a lunch cruise with Captain Cook.

1 week ago
4/5

Service: The Staff was very helpful and Buffet Table kept topped up which
enabled everyone to have as much food as they wanted.
Product: Seafood Buffet was enjoyable but looked nothing like the
Picture of the Seafoof Buffet shown on the Brochure.

1 week ago
5/5

The service was efficient and friendly. The boat was clean and beautiful. The food was excellent and so well done that we just walked up to the buffet and not done table by table...and it worked so well. The selection of food was not huge but perfect and different and delicious...the oysters and prawns were superb and what you would expect if you were a tourist in Sydney. The whole experience was fabulous. The historical talk was very interesting too. We would highly recommend this cruise to friends and family.

1 week ago
4/5

Service: Was a great experience, we enjoyed the day, we were only a small group and we did get over looked when the large tour groups joined the cruise. The one thing that could be better is the photographer prices..... we spent $100 just on the on board photos this day, but a package would have been better as we would have bought all of them. For how much it cost to get on the cruise...... the service could have been a little better.
Product: The hot food selection could have been better. Also the cold seafood could have a better assortment.

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Staff where soo nice and accommodating as i had my grandmother in wheelchair for her 98th birthday.
Rena (sorry not sure on spelling) downstairs i have to mention she was wonderful.
This was something myself and my grandmother used to enjoy for her birthday every year and we hadnt been for 8yrs since her breaking a hip.
Thankyou for a lovely walk down memory lane.
Product: A bit more traditional foods and a selection for children would make it perfect.

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Great food variety and fantastic service
Product: Great variety and friendly service

1 week ago
5/5

Service: Fantastic, they even upgraded us to a window seat.
Product: Lots of food to eat but not as much different variety like other buffet styles

1 week ago
1/5

Good

1 week ago
2/5

Service: Boot was goed, maar buffetvwas erg klein, niet veel keus.
Product: Op de website laten ze een uitgebreide buffet zien. In werkelijkheid was deze erg klein, weinig keuze mogelijkheden.

1 week ago
5/5

Service is professional accompanied by good information about Sydney. It is accompanied with mouth watering buffet. Would definitely plan another trip with my family to celebrate future occasions

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: My gests and I where very happy with the service and standard of the food.
Product: A good variety of food for different tastes.

2 weeks ago
5/5

Excellent people, food, view and overall experience.

2 weeks ago
3/5

Service: Going onboard was a fairly chaotic thing. There was no indicator on the wharf of your departure. The check-in person got us to the table but did not mention anything about the procedure for catering.
Product: Food was pleasant, and plenty of it.

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: A Lovely experience. Friendly staff, great food, a really great experience.
Product: Above expectations. Good food variety & good quality food. Sailing around Harbour was lovely.

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Excellent - It was a nice and relaxing way to have an office Christmas Party. The food was also excellent and fresh!
Paula
Product: Very reasonable for the quality of food and experience.

2 weeks ago
5/5

This is the second time we have used Captain cook cruises for our Christmas party the food & service is excellent we will be going again next year

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: The service and the foods so nice
Product: The seafoods so fresh. And the organise so nice tidy.

2 weeks ago
4/5

Very relaxing and the staff were fantastic

2 weeks ago
5/5

Staff members on board were wonderful, it was a beautiful day for cruising on Sydney Harbour, and the food was delicious. Whilst it may be a tad expensive, it's worth every cent.

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: I've been on a number of different cruises on Sydney harbour over the years and this is the most professional one with a very well appointed vessel.
Product: Could have been a bit more food on offer

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: We had a great time and would recommend you to every one we know.
Product: it was a great day.Every thing was perfect.

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Excellent staff, food and service.
Product: Food, staff and service were all excellent.

2 weeks ago
3/5

The food was Ok but not excellent, however, our mistake was trying to join a scenic harbour cruise with a nice lunch. It is difficult to have both at the same time. In hindsight, we should have done the morning or the afternoon scenic cruise to enjoy all the sights in then had a nice lunch separately around the foreshore near the wharf.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer, 

Thank you for the review of your Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We were disappointed to read that you felt we were not able to meet your expectations regarding your cruise. We display a cruise duration of 1 hour and 45 minutes, as well as a map of the cruise route on our website. This is to allow customers an approximate insight into the timing of locations that they will see during the cruise. However, we encourage guests who want a more detailed viewing of the harbour to board one of our sightseeing cruises. These also include GPS or live commentary detailing upcoming locations as well as relevant information about the sights being viewed on the Harbour.

Once again thank you for your feedback and we sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. 

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service 
Captain Cook Cruises

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: Very Pleasant experience on the cruise. The buffet was rich in all the foods we like to eat - seafood, vegetarian and especially the coffee service. The service was most welcoming.
Product: The seafood and vege platters were superb!

2 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Good service and nice meal
Product: Good selection, good seafoid

2 weeks ago
4/5

The food was excellent. Drinks service a little slow but I presume that was because it was a very busy day. Yes, I would certainly recommend it to others and already have done so. We will come again.

4 weeks ago
5/5

Service: food staff excellent and service we were all impressed as it was a staff Christmas party
Product: fresh tasty and plenty variety

1 month ago
5/5

Great service and fresh food, all we had expected from a respected company.

1 month ago
5/5

Service: Service was exceptional! The food was amazing and well presented and everything was replenished quickly. The crew could not have been more attentive and the scenery and commentary fantastic and informative. A huge thank you for a great experience! Would recommend this cruise to anyone!
Product: It was a perfect way to introduce our friends to Sydney Harbour. We all enjoyed the entire cruise and could not have been happier with our purchase.

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