Top Deck Lunch Cruise

Long lunches are a revered and infamous Aussie pastime, where friends and family start by coming together with endless plates of food and wine but finish with memories that can last a lifetime. At Captain Cook Cruises, our Top Deck Lunch Cruise on the harbour offers an exceptional restaurant experience for you and your loved ones. Featuring à la carte dining and endless Sydney Harbour views this is one waterfront restaurant you won't want to miss.

For 50 years Captain Cook Cruises has been in the business of making family memories and our Top Deck Lunch on the water will be the purveyor of many, many more. This lunch cruise with a view features 3-course à la carte dining and contemporary Australian cuisine. Our chef’s local seafood selection is a guest favourite, as are our tender Australian beef steaks.

There is a reason this lunch takes place on the upper restaurant deck of our most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000. These Harbour views while floating across Sydney Harbour don’t get much more premium than this.

Welcome aboard to our Top Deck Lunch experience.

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

Inclusions

  • 3-course à la carte dining
  • 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 - Sunday (to 29 Apr 2021)
Friday - Sunday (from 30 Apr 2021)
Check availability for additional departures
Depart  12:00pm, 1:30pm
Disembark 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm
Depart 12:30pm
Disembark 2:00pm, 3:30pm

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 DINNER - Wow, what a way to see the city. Wendy, South Africa

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88 % approval from 16 responses

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Rating
12 months ago
5/5

We were very well looked after, we enjoyed our meal and the whole experience

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
2/5

On reaching the vessel, the ushers led us to a small table hardly enough to fit two adults, let alone with a three year old.
Later, another staff took us to larger table, thanks to her.
While other patrons were having the main course we had to call the attention of the crew for them to take our order. The whole experience was like having to wait for everyone before we are served. Food was good other wise my rating would be two star

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
2/5

We were extremely disappointed with the incompetent administration staff at the Captain Cook Pier 26 office. We missed our boat because the woman told us to wait at King St Wharf no 8. She drew the location on a map, but failed to give us the map. We waited 45 minutes at the wrong wharf and missed our boat, then had to walk to Circular quay. When phoning the office for options, they were also very unsympathetic and offered very little service except 'you'd better walk fast' .
We were a party of ten - including two seniors over 60, a heavily (9 months) pregnant young lady and a woman with a broken foot in a cam-boot, and two children. The walk was 1.5 kms and we only had 15 minutes until the boat left.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to note that we have already corresponded via email. We always encourage our customers to check the website concerning more information about your cruise. Our departure points are listed on our website, and on this occasion there may have been a miscommunication between you and your staff member. Please be assured your feedback has been forwarded to our reservations manager for review.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Everything was perfect

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Service is always excellent which makes the whole experience very enjoyable
Product: Excellent food and friendly service

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Excellent service. Great food and drink. Informative commentary. Exceptional value for money. Would highly recommend.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything!! Superb service. Beautiful Food. We had friends from the USA and we found it the perfect way to show them around the harbour. Our table service was brilliant.
Product: We had a superb experience Lovely food.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: It was magic - Service was excellent and food was tops
Product: The personal service and food was fantastic

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

The service throughout the cruise was very good. As soon as we were seated, the wait-staff were already chasing gluten-free options for me. Everyone was welcoming and attentive.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful trip showcasing one if the worlds great harbours. 4 Hours including a 3 course meal of impecable quality. The Sydney Opera House and Bridge were best seen in this relaxed mode. Our American guest in her late 70's totally enjoyed it.
Product: It enabled us to relax and enjoy the scenery

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: The lunch cruise was great from the moment we stepped onto the boat. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Having our 'own' table waitress made us feel more comfortable and more important.
Product: The price is very good for all the service and the time we spent on the boat. The food was delicious. A little disappointed that tea and coffee aren't included in the price even if that means raising the price a little.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

We did the 3 hour Long Lunch to celebrate a Wedding Anniversary.
The food was very nice and well presented.
Staff were very professional, and gave us a special treat for our Anniversary.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Wonderful service from the moment we checked in. Our 3 course long lunch was excellent and I was so pleased that my American guests enjoyed our gorgeous harbour so much. Will certainly recommend this cruise to anyone

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