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.

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

  • Daily from 5.00pm, up to 1.5 hours
  • Cruise on MV Sydney 2000*
  • One complimentary house cocktail or glass of wine or beer or softdrink 
  • 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
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  • 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

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67 % approval from 6 responses

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Rating
7 months ago
4/5

Service: Confort, précision des horaires et amabilité du personel.
Product: On ne regrette pas. cela d'autant plus que le prix est très raisonable.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

7 months ago
2/5

Service: Not combine a cocktail cruise with a dinner cruise. If that is your protocol then advise your patrons notify in advance.
Product: The unknown that it was combined with a dinner cruise.

Review for Cocktail Cruise

7 months ago
5/5

Service: Lovely boat, great views and really good service
Product: Good value for money

Review for Cocktail Cruise

9 months ago
2/5

Service: The whale watching cruise is too much bumpy when sailing and maybe we are in the end of the whale watching season and the sea is not so calm but we still manage to see some whale. The whale watching cruise crew is awesome and give us very good service.
Product: Cruise window is dusty and not clear enough to view the scenes along the cruise. Probably it’s caused by a cloudy day. Kind of bored for us and we might enjoy more if on a open air boat.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review of your cruise experience. As you may know, we endeavour to provide our customers with the best experience possible. As you know, the movements of whales and sea conditions are unfortunately outside of our control.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

Review for Cocktail Cruise

11 months ago
5/5

Fabulous staff from the boat entry to the end of the tour. Lovely drinks and snacks.

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