What's On In Sydney

Vivid Festival May 26 - June 17

Vivid Sydney is Sydney's most spectacular outdoor lighting, music and ideas festival and the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Hurry - specials on peak dates are selling out fast. Book Now

Vivid Sydney 26 May - 17 June 2017

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

Until all the fun begins, check out this great Vivid Sydney 2016 timelapse video

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. 

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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 2017

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Christmas Party 17 November - 24 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 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 ...

Shared Cruises - Christmas Party Group Specials

Lunch from $65pp - click here 

Dinner from $89pp - click here 

  • Minimum 4 guests
  • ​Valid for travel 17 November - 24 December 2017
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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 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 2017

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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 2017

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Big Ships Cruise into Sydney Big Ship Days

Big Ship Arrival and Departure Days

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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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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

  • Mother's Day 14 May
  • Whale Watching 20 May - 01 November
  • Vivid Sydney 26 May - 17 June

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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. More Info ...

Fathers Day Cruises - Sunday 03 September 2017
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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. See More Info as a guide ...

Turn Sydney Harbour Pink 
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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. 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. 2017 details will be released soon so stay tuned ...

Food Festival Events
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Melbourne Cup November 7

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 generally sell fast, so secure your seats early and join the fun on the first Tuesday in November. More Info ...

Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 07 November ​2017
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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. More Info ...

Boxing Day Cruises - 26 December 2017
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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. More Info ...

Australia Day - 26 January 2018
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Chinese New Year Festival February 16

Each year 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. 2017 was the Year of the Rooster and in 2018 we will celebrate the Year of the Dog!

Chinese New Year Festival 2018
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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 Dinner Cruises - 14 February 2017

Regular Dinner Cruises - 14 February 2017

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Seniors Festival March 03-12 2017

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 2018
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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 2018
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Easter Show March 23 - April 3

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 23 March - 03 April 2018

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Mothers Day May 14

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 special Mother's Day cruises. More Info ...

Mother's Day Special Cruises 2018
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School Holiday Fun July 01-17

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 ...

School Holiday Specials

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Biennale March - June

Held every two years, Biennale of Sydney is the largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts event in the Asia Pacific region. More Info ...

Biennale of Sydney March - June 2018
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