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Christmas Party November 16 - December 24

At Captain Cook Cruises we create Christmas Parties your staff will be raving about for years to come!

Book now and secure the best vessel, on the best date, at the best price with our special Christmas Party packages. No group is too small with fantastic group prices from just 4 guests.  Cruise aboard our premier fleet of dining vessels for lunch or dinner as part of a shared public cruise, or charter your own vessel with a minimum of 30 guests. More Info ... 

Public Cruises - Christmas Party Specials 16 November - 24 December 2018

Save up to 30% on these fantastic Christmas Party packages

Charter Cruises - Christmas Party Specials 01 October - 30 December 2018 

Charter your own vessel from our fleet of premium vessels

Christmas Gift Certificates

Looking for a unique gift for a friend, family or colleague?

  • Save up to 35% on Gift Certificates from $45pp

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Christmas Day December 25

Join our family for Christmas Day, Christmas Lunch, Summer in Sydney and a spectacular cruise onboard Sydney 2000. Take in the sights from the expansive open observation deck and enjoy the feast on one of three restaurant decks. Great range of options for families, singles and travellers. More Info ...

Christmas Day Lunch Cruises - 25 December 2018

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Boxing Day December 26

Boxing Day (26 December) is the day Sydney comes out to play. All the action is centered around the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, one of the world's greatest ocean races. Enjoy an a la carte or buffet lunch cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000, or pack a picnic and join the fun on our spectator craft. More Info ...

Sydney to Hobart - Boxing Day Cruises - 26 December 2018

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New Years Eve December 31

The eyes of over a billion people worldwide turn to Sydney Harbour on New Years Eve, not only because we have the first major display but one of the world's best. The Harbour Bridge, city buildings, and specially selected cruise vessels feature in a fireworks, laser display and Harbour Light Parade that cascades down the harbour from Shark Island to the Parramatta River. More Info ...

New Years Eve Cruises - 31 December 2018

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Australia Day January 26

Sydney Harbour goes all out for its Australia Day celebrations, featuring an amazing line up of events including ferry races, tall ships, sailing regattas, fly-overs. Take in all the action aboard an Australia Day Lunch or Dinner cruise on flagship MV Sydney 2000. More Info ...

Australia Day Cruises - 26 January 2019

Australia Day Lunch Cruises - Front row seats to all the daytime action

Australia Day Dinner Cruises - Marvel at the Fireworks Spectacular 

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SailGP Sydney 2019 Spectator Boats February 15-16

SailGP Sydney, 15-16 February 2019

SailGP is sailing redefined: a new, fast, nation vs nation competition at iconic venues across the globe. Launching over two days on Sydney Harbour, six teams will race identical supercharged F50 catamarans capable of breaking the 50-knot barrier. 

  • A thrilling new fan-centric grand prix racing circuit
  • International league of six national teams from Australia, Great Britain, United States, France, China and Japan

Official Spectator Boats

SailGP has partnered exclusively with Captain Cook Cruises to deliver the official on-water fan experiences at the first ever SailGP in Sydney, February 2019. All Official Spectator Boats have preferred viewing positions on the race area perimeter, plus live onboard TV coverage.

Secure the ultimate on-water experience with a Club Pass onboard super cruiser Sydney 2000 including standing buffet, premium beer, wine and soft drinks plus spectacular viewing over four decks. Or get onboard with a Fan Pass and bring your own snacks on fan-centric cruising catamarans.

Early-Bird Tickets On Sale Now

Grab your supercharged tickets to all the action before they're gone. Early-Bird Sale from 22 November 2018 while tickets last. 

Friday 15 February 2019

Saturday 16 February 2019


Private Rooms
Available for fans wishing to host a private group on Club Pass Spectator Boat, Super Cruiser Sydney 2000 - call our Events Team on (02) 8270 5136

Private Vessels
Custom packages for private or corporate parties with preferred viewing position on the race perimeter, luxury bars, lounges and viewing decks - call our Events Team on (02) 8270 5136

  • AUSPRO - 90-foot superyacht catering for up to 45 guests
  • Sydney Crystal - 65-foot catamaran for up to 60 guests

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Darling Harbour Events Year Round

Darling Harbour is a vibrant waterfront Sydney hub, hosting a myriad of great festivals and activities all year round. Every season boasts major events like New Years Eve, Australia Day and Chinese New Year to cultural festivals, celebrations such as "Fiesta", "Santa Fest" and 'Month of Love", plus regular weekend Harbourside Fireworks. More Info ...

Upcoming Events

  • Fireworks Saturdays in December
  • Christmas 14 November to 25 December
  • New Years Eve 31 December
  • Star of the Show Ferris Wheel daily to 26 December

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Seniors Festival February 13 - 24

Advance sales now open. Seniors cruise from as little as $27.50 between 13-24 February 2019. NSW Seniors Festival is the largest celebration for people over 60 in the southern hemisphere. Captain Cook Cruises are proud to be a participant each year throughout the Seniors Festival. More Info ...

NSW Seniors Festival Cruises - 13-24 February 2019

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Vivid Festival May - June

Advance sales now open - Vivid Sydney Cruises 24 May - 15 June 2019

Vivid Sydney is Sydney's most spectacular outdoor lighting, music and ideas festival, and the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2018 Vivid Sydney celebrated its 10th birthday in stunning fashion and 2019 is bound to be even bigger and more impressive, and we just can't wait! Choose from a great range of cruising options for the whole family from the Vivid Lights to the prestigious Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise. More Info ...

Book now to secure the best deals!

Vivid Lights Cruises - Nightly from Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.1

Great Value Vivid Dinner Cruises - Nightly from Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.1

Premium Dinner Cruises - Nightly from Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.1

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Official Partner - Vivid Sydney `Harbour Lights'
Be part of Vivid Sydney and dine aboard MV Sydney 2000 displaying the official `Vivid Sydney' lighting installation or MV John Cadman with the ‘#ilovesydney’ installation. Both vessels travel through a spectrum of light as they cruise the Vivid Sydney Harbour precincts. More Info ...

Check out this great Vivid Sydney 2018 highlights video or visit the official Vivid Sydney site

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Cruise for Free Year Round

The team at Captain Cook Sydney have a passion for cruising, and enjoy both seeing and hearing about passenger experiences. Every week there are a number of great prizes up for grabs - simply share your love of our beautiful harbour to be in the running, or join our Captains Club for exclusive offers and a free cruise on your birthday. More Info ...

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School Holiday Fun December 22 - January 28

Sydney Harbour has so much to see and do for the kids during school holidays. Jump on a rocket ferry to Taronga Zoo, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, Sydney Tower Eye, Manly, Luna Park, Sydney Fish Market, Shark Island, Watsons Bay, Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. Fantastic value ferry and attraction entry passes, 2 day passes, plus free kids on selected cruises. More Info ...

School Holiday Specials

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Valentines Day February 14

Sydney Harbour by day or night is simply spectacular and the most romantic way to experience it is on a Captain Cook Valentines Cruise. Choose from our great range of Valentines dinner cruise options to spoil your loved one on February 14. More Info ...

Valentines Day Cruises 
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Chinese New Year Festival February

2019 is the year or the Pig and the City of Sydney hosts a wonderful program of Chinese New Year events to celebrate, including events like the Lunar Lanterns trail, Festival Markets, fireworks, and the largest Dragon Boat regatta in the southern hemisphere. In 2019 we will celebrate the Year of the Pig! More Info ...

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Earth Hour March

Over a billion people from seven continents, 150 nations around the world turn participate in Earth Hour each March. Show your support, turn off your lights at home and join us on Sydney Harbour for dinner. View the lights go out in Sydney between 8.30pm & 9.30pm and weather permitting you may even see the stars come out to play! More Info ...

Earth Hour 2019
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Mothers Day May 12

The second Sunday in May is Mother's Day, one of our favourite days of the year. The challenge lies in where to spend it - at Nan's, Grandma's or Mum's place, or in the traffic going from one place to the next. Spoil all the mums in your life onboard one of our cruises this Mother's Day. More Info ...

Mother's Day Cruises 2019 
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Christmas in July July 18 & 26

Winter is a magical time on Sydney Harbour. Grab your yuletide cheer and join us on the Christmas in July Lunch Cruise for traditional treats and all the seafood that makes Sydney famous. More Info ...

Christmas in July Cruises
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Fathers Day September 2

The first Sunday of Spring is Father’s Day in Australia. It’s a special day to show our appreciation for the fathers, stepfathers, fathers-in-law, foster fathers and father figures in our life.  More Info ...

Father's Day Cruises 2019
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Grandparents Day October 28

The last Sunday of October marks Grandparents Day in Australia. It’s a special day to show our appreciation for the contribution Grandparents and older people make to our lives and community. Join us for a special lunch or high tea cruise to celebrate. More Info ...

Grandparent's Day Cruises 
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Melbourne Cup November 5

Get that winning feeling and celebrate the race that stops the nation aboard Sydney's thoroughbred cruise ship MV Sydney 2000. The Melbourne Cup Lunch cruise will get you to the winners circle in style with premium 3 course dining and all the action of race day live from the lounge plus race sweeps, best dressed and lucky door prizes to be won. Secure your seats now and join all the fun on the first Tuesday in November. More Info ...

Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise 2019
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Biennale Mar 2020

Held every two years, Biennale of Sydney is the largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts event in the Asia Pacific region. Presented free to the public, the 21st Biennale of Sydney showcases works by 70 artists from over 25 countries at major venues, including Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art, Carriageworks, and Cockatoo Island 16 March to 11 June 2018. See More Info below ...

Biennale of Sydney 16 March - 11 June 2018

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Big Ships Cruise into Sydney Big Ship Days

Big Ship Arrival and Departure Days

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Easter Show April

The Easter Show is Australia's largest annual event, showcasing Australian culture and heritage, and bringing the country to the city. Captain Cook Cruises is pleased to offer our country cousins, locals and visitors the best of the city with special discounts on selected Sydney Harbour Cruises right through to the end of the Autumn school holidays. More Info ...

Sydney Royal Easter Show 2019
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