What's On In Sydney

Food Festival October 1-31

Every year Sydneysiders get to fulfil their culinary fantasies in a celebration of our state's fine regional produce and wine. MasterChef, Good Food Month, Crave, World Chef Showcase, Night Noodle Markets, Shoot the Chef and the International Food Festival have all chosen Sydney to host their prestigious events. In 2016 Good Food Month will feature a delectable mix of food and drink events throughout Sydney including the High Tea at Sea cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000. More Info ...

Good Food Month 01-31 October 2016

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Turn Sydney Harbour Pink October 12

Turn Sydney Harbour Pink is an event Captain Cook Cruises is proud to present in support of the McGrath Foundation. This year we invite you to join us on a very special pink High Tea at Sea. Fifty percent of ticket sales will go directly to McGrath Foundation which raises money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia as well as increasing breast awareness in young people. Join in the fun and help raise additional funds for a great charity ...

Silent Auction plus the chance to win great prizes including

  • 3-Night Fiji Islands Cruise
  • 4-Night Murray River Cruise

Turn Sydney Harbour Pink - Wednesday 12 October 2016

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Melbourne Cup November 1

Celebrate the race that stops the nation aboard Sydney's thoroughbred cruise ship MV Sydney 2000. Our Melbourne Cup Lunch will get you to the winners circle in style with a premium 3 course lunch, welcome drink and live viewing race lounge plus race sweeps, best dressed and lucky door prizes to be won. Tickets are selling fast so secure your seats now and join the fun on the first Tuesday in November. More Info ...

Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 01 November 2016

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School Holiday Fun September 24 - October 9

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, Manly, Luna Park, Fort Denison, Shark Island, Watsons Bay, Circular Quay or Darling Harbour. Fantastic value ferry and attraction entry passes, 24 hour passes, plus free kids on selected cruises. See More Info for full details ...

Holiday Specials

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Big Ships Cruise into Sydney Big Ship Days

Big Ships Arrival and Departure Days

Ovation of the Seas - Thursday 15 December 2016
Unfortunately Ovation of the Seas special event cruises have been cancelled. See More Info for details.

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Christmas Party November - December

Secure the best vessel, on the best date, at the best price with our special Christmas Party packages at great prices for groups of 6 or more. 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 50 guests. More Info ...

Shared Cruises - Christmas Party Group Specials

Private Boat Charters - Christmas Party Hot Deals

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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 sun and 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. 

Christmas Day Lunch Cruises - 25 December 2016

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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. Pack a picnic and join all the fun on our spectator craft or choose from our range of regular cruises. See More Info below for further details ...

Boxing Day Cruises -  26 December 2016

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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. 

New Years Eve Cruises - 31 December 2016

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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, fireworks and much more. Take in all the action aboard an Australia Day Lunch or Dinner Cruise on MV Sydney 2000, or take the kids out on a fun family sightseeing cruise. See More Info below for further details ...

Australia Day - 26 January 2017

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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. See More Info for details ...

Upcoming Events

  • Whale Watching Cruises Daily till November
  • Fireworks Saturday nights from 13 August
  • Spring School Holidays 24 Sep to 09 October

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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. See More Info for details ...

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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 cruise, dining and cocktail options to spoil your loved one on Valentines Day. 2017 details coming soon. Refer More Info as a guide ...

Valentines Day Cruises - 14 February 2017
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Chinese New Year February

2016 is the Year of the Monkey, and the City of Sydney is preparing to host a wonderful program of Chinese New Year events to celebrate including Festival Markets, the Lunar Lanterns, Dragon Boat Racing and fireworks. See More Info for details ... 

Chinese New Year - February
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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! See More Info for details ...

Earth Hour -  March 
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Seniors Festival April

Seniors cruise from as little as $25, between 01-10 April 2016. NSW Seniors Festival is the largest celebration for people over 60 in the southern hemisphere. Captain Cook Cruises are proud to be a participant with special Seniors Festival Lunch, Sunset Dinner, morning and afternoon tea Harbour Story Premium Cruises throughout the Seniors Festival in April.

NSW Seniors Festival - April
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Easter Show April 6-19

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. 2017 details coming soon. Refer More Info below as a guide ...

Sydney Royal Easter Show 06-19 April 2017
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Mothers Day May 14

The second Sunday in May is Mothers Day, one the 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. Why not spoil all the mums in your life onboard one of our special Mothers Day Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner cruises. 2017 details coming soon - see More Info as a guide ...

Mothers Day - May 
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Vivid Festival May - June

Vivid Sydney is Sydney's most spectacular outdoor lighting, music and ideas festival, and the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. A staggering 2.31 million people attended the 23 day event in 2016, an increase of over 35% on the previous year. 2017 is bound to be even bigger and more impressive, and we just can't wait! Pencil tentative dates 26 May to 17 June 2017 in your diary and we'll keep you updated as details are released. See More Info ...

Vivid Sydney tentative dates 26 May - 17 June 2017
- Until then, check out this great Vivid Sydney 2016 timelapse video

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Christmas in July July

Celebrate a traditional Winter treat with Christmas in July on Sydney Harbour. This July enjoy a northern hemisphere specialty with a distinctive Southern Hemisphere flavour.

Christmas in July 
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Fathers Day September 3

The first Sunday in September is Father's Day and Dads just love our buffet breakfast and lunch cruises. There is great truth in the adage `the way to a mans heart is through his stomach', with Fathers Day being one of our busiest days for the whole family. 2017 details coming soon. Refer More Info as a guide ...

Fathers Day Cruises - Sunday 03 September 2017
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Biennale March 18 - June 5

Held every two years, Biennale of Sydney is the largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts event in the Asia Pacific region. 2018 details coming soon. See More Info below as a guide ...

Biennale of Sydney
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