Cocktail Cruise

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 Star 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
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Timetable

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

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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.

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YOUR SAY NEW YEARS EVE - I was on John Cadman II on NYE and I couldn’t have had a better time. Everything about the cruise was perfect, the staff were polite and all retained their sense of fun and humour. Thanks to the crew for a great way to see in the New Year. Sallie-Ann, VIC

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92 % approval from 26 responses

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Rating
1 week ago
5/5

I would recommend this for others as the service was amazing and the experience was even better.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

3 weeks ago
4/5

Service: We booked cocktail's only on the cruise. The staff was great, Good service, Drinks were Delicious. Enjoyed the view of the coast and the harbor. It could have been better if more people were there for the cocktail cruise everyone else was on a dinner cruise. We would recommend the cruise.
Product: It was worth the money, I would have paid a little more to get two drinks each instead of only one. The cost of a second drinks was too high.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

2 months ago
5/5

When my husband and I visit Sydney we always take the Cocktail Cruise from Darling Harbour. It's only 90 minutes, we get a drink each and a lovely tray of nibblies and the view is always magnificent and (it seems) always different. Back on land in time to go in search of a meal. You've never really seen Sydney until you've seen it from the water.

We've also done the dinner cruise (for my 40th with a group of friends) which was perfect. And we've done the morning tea cruise before going to a matinee at the Opera House. The staff are consistently eager, fun and polite.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

2 months ago
4/5

Friendly crew and good service.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

2 months ago
5/5

We were short on time in Sydney & wanted to see as much as possible and the cocktail cruise was a fantastic way to see the harbour. It was very enjoyable & lots of fun.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Service: Friendly staff, the cruise itself was amazing.
Product: Cocktail cruise was fantastic, great timing to see the views and the sunset.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

3 months ago
5/5

Fantastic little cruise around the harbour for first time visitors.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

4 months ago
5/5

Service: Very easy to deal with, no fuss at all. Good inclusions with the product as well
Product: Went on this cruise with some first time visitors to Sydney. An awesome experience on a fantastic vessel! A great way to see the harbour for the first time

Review for Cocktail Cruise

4 months ago
5/5

2nd time and what a great experience!

Review for Cocktail Cruise

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Great way to see Sydney Harbor for a reasonable price. Snacks provided with the cocktail were much better than expected. Easy to snap all the pictures you desire. Super view of the Harbor Bridge and Opera House. Delightful way to spend our first evening in Sydney. Would recommend this to all.
Product: Easy and reasonably priced.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

5 months ago
5/5

The staff were absolute sensational, literally went above and beyond for customer service. very friendly/welcoming.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

5 months ago
5/5

It was a lovely experience, exceeded my expectations!

Review for Cocktail Cruise

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Great service, good nibbles and cocktails. Will be back
Product: Great service, loved the cruise will be back. Cocktail was delicious

Review for Cocktail Cruise

6 months ago
2/5

Don’t put the bahja nut mix in the fridge. It makes it soggie and stale.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Excellent, simple but friendly and attentive
Product: Great value for money - breathtaking views

Review for Cocktail Cruise

6 months ago
4/5

Thank you for accommodating our group.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Aquality vessel and great service
Product: Great experience in a fantastic location

Review for Cocktail Cruise

6 months ago
5/5

Easy to book tickets online. Helpful customer service when I rang to increase the numbers. Easy ticket collection.
Lovely staff on board a clean ship.
The weather was hideous but that didn't ruin it as everything else was great.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

6 months ago
2/5

Service: The boat and staff were great however we were disappointed their was no commentary as we went around the harbor. As a harbor cruise of all the key sites, it would have been good to hear what and were they were.

That was our only concern.
Product: The staff and service was great and cocktails were good.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for the review of your Cocktail Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour. We offer our Harbour Story which includes extensive live commentary as well as Harbour highlights which includes GPS commentary of the harbour. The cocktail cruise offers a fun and relaxed environment and we feel that commentary would interrupt this ambience. We were pleased to read that the service and cocktails made for a good cruise despite this misunderstanding.

Once again thank you for your feedback.

Kind Regards, 
Head of Customer Service 
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Cocktail Cruise

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Very well organised team.
Product: Easy transaction with clear information.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

9 months ago
5/5

The cruise ship had a lot of space to move around the amenities were surprisingly spacious compared to other ships I've been on. The service was lovely and the entire experience was absolutely memorable. Will return again very soon.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Brilliant service from bookings to cruise welcome to cruise staff, couldn't have been better, thankyou.
Product: We had the best time and staff, cocktails n nibbles perfect!

Review for Cocktail Cruise

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Absoloutly beautiful experience! Would do it all over again in a heart beat! Very worth it!
Product: Such a beautiful time on the cocktail cruise watching the sun go down while having a drink and looking at the gorgeous scenery.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

10 months ago
5/5

We did the cocktail cruise, it was wonderful.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

10 months ago
5/5

Excellent service
Thought there should have been some sort of commentary

Review for Cocktail Cruise

10 months ago
4/5

Service: staffs wewe friendly.
Product: nice view and nice time on the ship.

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