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

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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

*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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YOUR SAY CAPTAINS DINNER - Our party of four, including two guests from Canada thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Maureen & Aubrey, NSW

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91 % approval from 69 responses

Date
Rating
6 hours ago
5/5

Service: Excellent seafood buffet cruise

Product: Food terrific.staff very nice

7 hours ago
5/5

Service: great first glass serrvice

Product: we have tried this option before and love it

2 days ago
5/5

Service: Excellent experience, beautiful views, great food, wine and service.

Product: Great experience and a good way to see Sydney.

2 days ago
5/5

Service: Captain Cook cruise seafood is very delicious.

The view of Sydney from the ship is very good.

I had a good experience. The staff are very kind.

I would like to try again next time.

Thank you very much! !

Product: Captain Cook cruise seafood is very delicious.

The view of Sydney from the ship is very good.

I had a good experience. The staff are very kind.

I would like to try again next time.

Thank you very much! !

2 days ago
5/5

Service: Great!! Only issue i had was the drink serving was very slow. I ordered a drink ans didnt get it till 30 mins later. And then for my second drink i waited ans waited. Put my hand up. Nothing. I had to go to the bar and order my second drink. I paid for a bar package and got 2 drinks... it would be cheaper to have paid for them separately. Get your service up to spec!

Product: Food was amazing. Good selection. Good quality. Very happy with the food

6 days ago
4/5

Service: The day was lovely, food very good. We booked for 20 people, however, the guaranteed window seating didn't eventuate which was quite disappointing for the out of towners. The cruise was a touch to quick another half an hour would have been great.

Product: The food was very good and sufficient quantity

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Hi,

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the food and our cruise. We love hearing positive feedback. 
We've just had a look at your booking, and we can see you booked online however you didn't pay for a window guarantee which is why the window seating didn't occur. We're sorry about this but the guarantee is only for the customers that pay for that extra service.


If there is anything else we can help with please let us know!

Thank you,
Captain Cook Team

7 days ago
5/5

The friendly professional staff making sure our seafood lunch cruise wasn't just another eating experience but a memorable one with not only great food but excellent service too .

1 week ago
4/5

Service: Staff were attentive to our needs, nothing was a problem.

Thought the cruise could have gone for longer.

Product: It was a seafood buffet but I didn't think there was much in the way of Seafood. Only prawns, crab & mussels. There were no oysters.

1 week ago
5/5

Really good food, and views

2 weeks ago
4/5

Yes I will be going again and will recommending them to friends

The staff were fantastic and very friendly

2 weeks ago
5/5

all staff was excellent will do again next time in Sydney

2 weeks ago
5/5

Service: The seafood buffet lunch cruise was a fun experience. The food was great, service excellent and the two hour journey around Sydney harbour was spectacular.

Product: A perfect two hours, eating a delicious seafood lunch, whilst cruising on Sydney harbour. A very pleasurable experience and one I would recommend to anyone visiting or living in Sydney.

2 weeks ago
1/5

Service: We went to darling harbour to bored and was told the Father's Day Lunch was only boarding at circular quay so me and my partners and 3 year old daughter rushed all the way to circular quay just in time to board to to find out that every else boarded at darling harbour. So mad that I collected my tickets at darling harbour and was told to go to circular quay. Was such a hassle and waste of time really ruined Father's Day for us.

Product: Not much food to choose from and the oysters were off and you could clearly see they were green in colour. Everything was cold

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: The service and food great .the only problem the sound system wasn't working properly so the country visitors kept asking where we were. I would thoroughly recommend the cruise. We celebrated a birthday in style .No complaints from any of the group of 10

Product: The amount for buffet was reasonable .I was surprised when I booked I was expecting it to be more

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Hi Kay,


Thank you for leaving your feedback - we really appreciate it. We'll pass along the comments on the sound system as well so everyone can enjoy our highly rated cruises. 


Thank you so much again and glad you enjoyed the cruise! 

Happy belated birthday.

Regards,
Captain Cook Team.

1 month 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.

1 month ago
4/5

All was nice and well prepared.

1 month ago
4/5

Service was great.

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

1 month 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 month ago
4/5

Service: Thank you

Product: Thank you. The food was great.

1 month 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

1 month ago
5/5

Superior service with great facilities.

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months ago
5/5

Service: Very well organised. Very professional

Product: Could have more selections of fish

2 months ago
4/5

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

2 months 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

2 months ago
5/5

Service: friendly staff and very engaging

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

2 months 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

3 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

3 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

3 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.

3 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!

4 months ago
5/5

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

Product: Loved the crab, prawns, ham and desserts

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Food service was excellent for value.

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

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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

4 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

4 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.

4 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.

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Friendly staff, excellent food.

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

5 months ago
4/5

Service: staff were friendly and very helpful

Product: Basic buffet lunch but was very nice

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Great lunch and good tour of Sydney harbour.

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

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Great cruise and meal

Product: Nice choice of food and drinks

5 months ago
5/5

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

Product: It was an easy transaction.

5 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.

5 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

5 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.

5 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

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Great trip. Nice food. Friendly staff.

Product: Plenty of choice and it never ran out

5 months ago
4/5

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

5 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

5 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...!

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Yes

Product: Food was abundant and fresh.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 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.

6 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

6 months ago
4/5

Service: good food good service

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

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