Cocktail Cruise

We'll get the party started with your first cocktail free -  a `Captain Cook Special' -  then it’s it up to you to decide on a Mojito by the Opera House, a Bay Breeze under the Bridge or any of the other frisky mix of liqueurs on the 1 ½ hour Cocktail Cruise. More Info ...

We'll get the party started with your first cocktail free - a `Captain Cook Special' - as we depart for the exclusive eastern suburbs. The spacious open Star Deck is the place to be but don't forget to give the less fortunate land-lubbers a farewell wave from your cruise ship.

From 5.00pm the harbour jumps up another gear. On selected Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the sailing schools operate Twilight Races. Depending on the winds they can be quite spectacular with a mix of experienced and novice sailors tacking across the harbour, often with spinnakers set. The rule on the Harbour is cruise gives way to sail, and everyone gives way to ferries. Some sailors do like to push the boundaries if a win is in sight. One of the funniest sights we have seen was an 18-footer taking on the Queen Mary 2. A table is reserved for you on the dining deck should you prefer to watch all the action from our enormous picture windows.

Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy 

Special Conditions apply to all Special Offers

Inclusions

  • One complimentary house cocktail or glass of wine or beer or softdrink 
  • 1 hour 30 minute cruise
  • Main Harbour sights
  • Million dollar views

Need to know

  • The open air top deck is the place to be
  • A table is reserved for you on the dining deck should you prefer to watch all the action from inside
  • Children (4-15 years) $35
  • Cruise Info
  • Map

Timetable

Below are the normal departure details. Special timetables operate on selected dates.

Departs  Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1
Daily  5.00pm. Returns 6.30pm

IMPORTANT: Due to urgent renovations to King St Wharf 1 between 01 July to mid August 2019, this cruise will operate from King St Wharf 3.

  • For all departures during July to September 2019 please check this page for any updates.

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3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: Table service was good. Bar person was a little arrogant
Product: The cruise was ok the staff seemed busy setting up tables for the next cruise which destroyed the atmosphere

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1 month ago
5/5

Whenever I visit Sydney I always factor in the Captain Cook Cocktail Cruise that leaves from Darling Harbour. I never tire of it. I find that it is at a convenient time of day (I've done all my day activities and it doesn't interrupt dinner plans), it's affordable, I get a free beer and nibblies (which is quite enough for the hour and a half), the staff are always super friendly...and just look at that view! Whether it's summer and I can see everything, or whether it's winter and you watch the sun set and the lights turn on....I just love it. See you next time

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1 month ago
5/5

Beautiful cruise around the Harbour, lovely ending to our trip! Friendly and helpful staff

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3 months ago
4/5

Quasiment parfait ...

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3 months ago
5/5

Service: Very friendly and efficient service.
Product: Very enjoyable and lovely end to the day

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4 months ago
5/5

Fantastic cruise and friendly staff

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5 months ago
4/5

Staff were friendly, efficient and helpful.

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5 months ago
1/5

We have been arranged to Table 191 and isolated with the rest of the guest.

I have booked it to my friends from Melbourne , it was so embarrassing.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer, Thank you for the review of your experience of your Cruise. We always encourage customers to let us know prior to their cruise if they have any requests, such as seating, as this allows us to make relevant preparations. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind Regards, Head of Customer Service Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Cocktail Cruise

5 months ago
2/5

Service: The staff were very friendly and once you could gain their attention were more than happy to help in anyway. Unfortunately the staff were very focussed on serving meals that we were forgotten a lot of the time when we wanted a drink. It would be nice to be ‘checked on’ during the cruise for new drink orders as we felt as though we couldn’t go up to the bar to order. There was only one free drink option even though it was a cocktail cruise. The free drink should be a drink of choice from the cocktail menu. A bar menu on the table would also be helpful as we had no idea what drinks were available.
Product: It was a lot of money for not much in return. The free choice of cocktail is just one drink option and the staff weee so busy serving dinner to their guests they forgot to check in us for new drinks. It’s much cheaper to get the manly ferry and buy a drink at their kiosk on board.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for the review of your experience of your Cruise. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality, so we are disappointed that you felt this was not the case on this occasion. Our menu is listed on our website and we always encourage customers to view this to understand the inclusions on their selected cruise. 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. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our catering and hospitality manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Cocktail Cruise

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Well organised
Product: Would have been better if it was slightly later to see sunset!

Review for Cocktail Cruise

7 months ago
5/5

Sehr schöne Cocktail Hafeneinfahrt in Sydney.

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7 months ago
1/5

Bad experience. No commentary and staff not friendly.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for the review of your experience of your Cruise. Our Cocktail Cruise doesn’t provide commentary, as this would interfere with the ambience provided. We offer a variety of cruises that include commentary such as the Seafood Buffet Lunch Cruise, Harbour Story Cruise and Harbour Highlights Cruise. We can assure you that our staff are trained to provide our customers devoted and efficient 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. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our hospitality manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Cocktail Cruise

8 months ago
5/5

Great service, and we were thrilled to have our own table

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9 months ago
5/5

Great service and the views are amazing

Review for Cocktail Cruise

9 months ago
5/5

Upon arrival we were greeted by one of the hostess and promptly seated and served with our free cocktail. We were in Sydney to celebrate our daughters 18th birthday and were treated with a birthday surprise which was lovely. Beautiful views throughout the harbour.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

11 months ago
4/5

view was beautiful and staffs were kind enough
but the departure wasn't on time and no explanation to the queuing people.
Cleaner windows will be better

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