AusDay Parade & Fireworks

'Australia Day Live' at Circular Quay promises to be even bigger in 2019! Join us aboard 29-metre catamaran Nancy Wake, an official participating vessel in 'Australia Day Live'. Marvel at an amazing fleet of heritage and working boats before the fireworks finale. More Info ...

Inclusions

  • Official Australia Day Live parcipating vessel
  • 3.5hr cruise aboard premium ferry fleet from 6.30pm
  • Cruise inside the exclusion zone for the Australia Day Live Heritage & Working Boats Parade 
  • See the spectacular finale & fireworks
  • BYO picnic  - No drinks - licensed onboard bar
  • Indoor and outdoor ferry seating

Need to know

  • Australia Day Saturday 26 January 2019
  • $89 per person
  • Smart casual dress - please wear comfortable shoes
  • Note there is no assigned seating on this vessel 
  • This vessel is licensed - drinks are not permitted to be brought onboard
  • Strictly no large eskies
  • Ticketing & Arrival Info - be sure to have a printed copy of your reservation record to produce on request at precinct security gates
  • Special Event conditions
  • Download Flyer
  • Credit Card Fraud Prevention
    - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online

Timetable

Departs Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.2
Saturday 26 January 2019 Arrive 6.00pm for 6.30pm sharp departure. Return approx 10pm

Car Parking  Please check your date for road closures 

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83 % approval from 12 responses

Date
Rating
5 months ago
2/5

There was no music on the boat so no atmosphere... They should have streamed the Aussie day fireworks music to enhance the experience...

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for the review of your experience of your Cruise. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality, so we’re disappointed that this did not meet your standards on this occasion. As you know we do strive to deliver world best practice customer service from booking all the way through to the end product – so your review for this is very satisfying to receive. Your comments are very much appreciated by all our hospitality and catering staff and a copy of your email has been forwarded onto their department managers. We are sure they will value the positive feedback too.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Very good ambience.
Product: Value for money surely good to join.

5 months ago
2/5

Service: It was a fun to participate in the Australia Day parade! The crew was good, but ran out of wine :(
Product: Good value for this trip!

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for the review of your experience of your Cruise. We are pleased you enjoyed participating in the Australia Day Parade. Unfortunately, the variety of beer and wine stock is limited, however we always endeavour to substitute these products with the closest equivalent item when the need arises.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

5 months ago
4/5

Service: It was a awesome afternoon cruise my mum and i really enjoyed it alot.
Product: It was okay but not as good as the afternoon cruise

5 months ago
5/5

Service: The service and value of the Australia Day Cruise on the harbour was FANTASTIC! Great value for money, we could see all the fireworks and events on water and we were very close to it all. I would do it again.
Product: Good value for money for the 4 hours and fireworks spectacular.

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Enjoyed the cruise which placed us right at the heart of the action. Could have better signage at the wharf to identify which cruise is departing from each wharf.
Product: The cruise was really good and would recommend to others

5 months ago
4/5

Service: The service was very good.
Product: I enjoyed the cruise to watch the fireworks. Would have liked to have watched the ABC coverage as well.

5 months ago
4/5

Service: It was a great cruise but could of been better there was no commentary ran out of beverages and there was no music at all they had the tennis on the TV
Product: A lot of money for a family to sit on the harbour with no drinks

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for the review of your experience of your Cruise. Our staff unfortunately made an error when undertaking a stocktake before our cruise departed, resulting in a lower number of alcoholic beverages than was needed. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. As you’re aware, finding the right balance between entertainment options can be difficult as each customer has tastes and preferences. However, please be assured your thoughts will be forwarded to our hospitality manager for review.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

6 months ago
4/5

Service: The cruise itself was great and the people on the boat did their best however to not have the items as advertised on the boat was not acceptable - there was no BBQ as per the information I saw and the fridge was not restocked between cruises hence we ran out of the drinks that we wanted to purchase and this took a shine off the night
Product: The cruise itself was great and the people on the boat did their best however to not have the items as advertised on the boat was not acceptable - there was no BBQ as per the information I saw and the fridge was not restocked between cruises hence we ran out of the drinks that we wanted to purchase and this took a shine off the night

6 months ago
5/5

Service: The boat was on time and they delivered what they promised. The boat was very clean.
Product: The fireworks cruise was worth every cent

6 months ago
5/5

Fabulous! Boat was closest to the fireworks and we were in the parade around circular Quay. Would highly recommend.

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Amazing service - great crew, clean vessel and a well-behaved crowd!!
Product: Up close to the fireworks, well inside the exclusion zone. Great view!

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