Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise

Our Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise is the quintessential introduction to gourmet food and wine on Sydney Harbour. Nothing quite compares to a 6-course degustation alongside a Sydney harbour view. Leave full, merry and breathless as you and your guests are treated to not only the view, but a swathe of plate matched Penfolds wines including the classic St Henri Shiraz.


Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise

  • Including Penfolds gold section of private bin vintage and bin wines to complement each course plus a selection of house spirits, liqueurs, beers and soft drinks
  • From $249 

Gold Dinner Cruise

  • Gold dining without drinks included
  • Special from $159 | T&C's
    - Normally $179

Penfolds is one of those names that is both ubiquitous and legendary with fine Australian wine.

Not only is it delicious, this brand of wine has connotations and meaning that exudes both celebration and excitement for those who drink it. This is brought even further to life onboard our signature vessel, MV Sydney 2000. 

For that truly special occasion, our Gold Penfolds Dinner is an unforgettable waterfront restaurant experience where every detail matters.

The exquisite, all-inclusive 6 course degustation menu is matched with Penfolds’ finest wines, making this a harbour dinner cruise like no other.

Sit back and relax on a romantic dinner with a view or jump up and have a dance to our nightly contemporary live music. 

Dress Code:

  • Harbour Bar & Restaurant: Casual - no thongs or singlets
  • Lunch, High Tea & Sunset Dinner: Smart Casual 
  • Brilliant, 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


  • 6-course degustation fine dining
  • Penfolds gold selection of private bin vintage and bin wines to complement each course
  • Selection of house spirits, liqueurs, beers and soft drinks
  • Guaranteed window seating
  • Live music 
  • Up to two circuits of the harbour - each circuit approx. 90-minutes
  • Expansive windows, premium upper deck seating offering million-dollar views
  • Gold personalised service
  • Food & Penfolds wine menu
  • Gold Dinner - 6 course degustation dining without drinks also available - Food only menu 

Need to know

  • Captains Special from $159
    - Normally $179 | T&C's 
  • Cruise Options
    - Gold Penfolds Dinner from $249
    - Gold Dinner from $159
  • Group Specials - Min 6 guests
  • As this is a specialty menu we regret there are no special diet variations available 
  • Map | Cruise Info | Virtual Tours | Gifts | Cruise Schedule | Covid Safe
  • Credit Card Fraud Prevention
    - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online
  • See More Info for further details


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 - Sunday (to 29 Apr 2021)
Friday - Sunday (from 30 Apr 2021)
Check availability for additional departures
Depart 5:00pm, 7:00pm
Disembark 7:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:30pm
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 

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YOUR SAY HARBOUR STORY - A fantastic experience & we learnt a lot from the commentary. Ricky, NSW

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50 % approval from 2 responses

11 months ago

Service: Average says it all.
No priority boarding as promised
Bar service slow, lots of drinks not available
Only 5 courses rather than the 6 advertised
Food nice enough, service fine
Closed bar half an hour before end.
Looks like they are preparing to close soon
Product: Expected better than Average.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. Our Gold Dinner does include 6 courses, including the canapes upon the Priority boarding & welcome reception, which as per the website is part of our Circular Quay departures only. We can assure you that our staff are trained to provide our customers devoted and efficient service. Each course is matched with a selected glass of Penfolds Wine, with additional beverages available at any time.
Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Gold Penfolds Dinner

12 months ago

Service: The food, cruise and staff were 5 stars but I was very disappointed I did not have time to start my dessert or drink the last 3 wines as we had to get off. If I was to do this again it would need to be at least half an hour longer so you can relax and enjoy eating and enjoying the wines.
Product: see above

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