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Melbourne Cup November 6

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 and live viewing race lounge plus race sweeps, best dressed and lucky door prizes to be won. Secure your seats asap and join the fun on the first Tuesday in November. More Info ...

Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 6 November 2018

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Christmas Party November 16 - December 24

Secure the best vessel, on the best date, at the best price with our special Christmas Party packages at great prices for groups of 4 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 30 guests. More Info ...

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

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

Christmas Gift Certificates

  • Save up to 35% 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 (coming soon). 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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Big Ships Cruise into Sydney Big Ship Days

Big Ship Arrival and Departure Days

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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

  • Whale Watching 19 May to 31 October 
  • Vivid Sydney 25 May to 16 June 
  • Fireworks Fridays and Saturdays to 16 June 
  • Star of the Show Ferris Wheel daily to 22 July 

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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 July 07 - 22

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, Sydney Fish Market, Fort Denison, 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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Christmas in July July

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 Special Cruises 2018
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Fathers Day September 2

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 Father's Day being one of our busiest days for the whole family. More Info ...

Father's Day Cruises 
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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 buffet lunch or high tea cruise Sunday 29 October 2017. More Info ...

Grandparent's Day Cruises 2018 
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Australia Day January 26

Brand new for 2018, we saw 'Live at the Quay' feature a breathtaking maritime, musical and fireworks extravaganza. During the day enjoy all your family favourites including the ferrython, tall ships, sailing regattas and fly-overs. More Info ...

Australia Day Cruises
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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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Turn Sydney Harbour Pink October

Turn Sydney Harbour Pink is an event Captain Cook Cruises is proud to present in support of the McGrath Foundation. On 12th October 2016 our very special pink High Tea at Sea was a great success with fifty percent of ticket sales going 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. We hope you can join in the fun and help raise additional funds for a great charity at our next event - details coming soon. More Info ...

Turn Sydney Harbour Pink 
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Food Festival October

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. Good Food Month was a highlight of the 2016 'foodie' calendar, featuring a delectable mix of food and drink events throughout Sydney including the High Tea at Sea cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000. More Info ...

Food Festival Events
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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 ...

Chinese New Year Festival 2019
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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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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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Seniors Festival April

Seniors cruise from as little as $27.50 between 04-15 April 2018. 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 
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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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Vivid Festival May - June

Vivid Sydney Cruises - 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! More Info ...

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 timelapse video or visit the official Vivid Sydney site

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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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