Brilliant Dinner Cruise

Our Brilliant Dinner Cruise (previously our famous Captain’s Dinner Cruise) sets the benchmark for a waterfront restaurant in Sydney.  This signature, premium à la carte dining experience embodies everything that makes our city so special. Quality Australian food, live entertainment, a premium yet relaxed setting all against the spectacular backdrop of Sydney’s skyline by night.

The Brilliant Dinner Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises combines all the necessary elements of a lively evening out in Australia’s most exciting city. Live music, dancing, an endless Australian and international wine list, local seafood and local fine cut steak.

Are you looking for the perfect spot for a romantic dinner with a view? Or perhaps a casual family celebration on the water? Expansive windows throughout our MV Sydney 2000 vessel offers superb views no matter where you are seated.

Kids under four years old cruise for free and alongside the optional reduced menu prices for children under the age of 16, this unique setting represents the most value for money, contemporary floating dining experience in the entire city.

Dress Code:

  • Harbour Bar & Restaurant: Casual - no thongs or singlets
  • Lunch, High Tea & Sunset Dinner: Smart Casual 
  • Briliant, Gold & Platinum Dinners: We recommend Smart & Stylish - collared shirts for men and jackets in winter

Menus & Special Diets 

  • Lunch, High Tea, Sunset Dinner & Brilliant Dinner menus have at least one vegetarian and gluten-free entrée, main and dessert 
  • Gold and Platinum are specialty menus and we regret there are no special diet variations available 
  • A Children's menu is available on Premium Dining 
  • A Kid's menu is available on Casual Dining
  • Vew our menus for further details 

Car Parking 

About Your Vessel
Cruise aboard Sydney’s premier cruising restaurant, the spectacular MV Sydney 2000. World leaders, dignitaries’ celebrities, president’s, Prime Minister’s and sport stars have all enjoyed the magic of Sydney harbour from a Captain Cook vessel. Our air-conditioned restaurants are as waterfront as it comes, with 360-degree million-dollar views and expansive outdoor decks. Oversized windows throughout offer superb viewing no matter where you are seated on the vessel. From time to time, due to maintenance and scheduling, vessels may change. Our restaurant fleet includes Sydney 2000, John Cadman 2 and Captain Cook 3.

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​​Children Under 18 Years

  • Please note children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult on all dining cruises.

Credit Card Fraud Prevention

  • At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online

Terms & Conditions 

  • Special payment and cancellation conditions apply to all special offers and special events. View our terms and conditions

Inclusions

  • 4-course à la carte dining
  • Live music 
  • Up to two circuits of the harbour – each circuit approx. 90-minutes
  • Expansive windows, premium upper deck seating offering million-dollar views
  • Personalised service
  • Menu

Need to know

Timetable

View of the full schedule of pick up and drop off times for the Harbour Bar & Restaurant. First pick up is Darling Harbour, followed by Circular Quay before completing each circuit of the Harbour. Please note special timetables operate on selected dates

Departs Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1 Circular Quay Wharf 6 
Thursday (Dec 2020-Jan 2021)
Friday (Nov 2020-Jan 2021)
Saturday 
Plus
Sun 22Nov20
Depart 5:00pm, 7:00pm
Disembark 7:00pm, 9:00pm 
Depart 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Disembark  7:30pm, 9:30pm

Check Your Date   Check your date for special events & changes to the normal cruise program

Car Parking Specials  Remember to also check your date for NSW road closures 

Find Us

Wynyard Station to King St Wharf Map - 6 minute walk

YOUR SAY CHRISTMAS LUNCH - Congratulations on an excellent luncheon. Denise Gilbank

View Special Offers

Gold Dinner

Degustation dining and first class service with Gold Penfolds upgrade option. Luxury awaits.

High Tea at Sea

Enjoy sweet & savoury treats, sparkling wine & amazing views of Sydney Harbour from AU$69pp

Christmas Day Lunch

Join our family for Christmas Day Lunch onboard flagship MV Sydney 2000. Tickets on sale now.

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