Sydney to Hobart Sky Deck Lunch

Experience the excitement of one of the world's great ocean races. See the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race departing Sydney as the yachts set sail for Hobart, enjoying a 4 course premium lunch and drinks package on the Sky Deck of flagship MV Sydney 2000.

Sample itinerary

  • Race start time 1.00pm
  • Cruise departs 10.30am Darling Harbour, King St Wharf No.1
  • Cruise to the eastern suburbs, anchoring approx. 11.00am
  • Vessel will be anchored at Parsley Bay between Watsons Bay and Nielson Park to see the vessels race to the Heads between approx. 11.00am and 2.00pm
  • Cruise back to the city
  • Disembark approx. 2.15pm

Children Under 18 Years
Please note children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult on all dining cruises.


Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy


  • 4-course premium menu
  • House spirits, superior wines, beers & soft drinks
  • First-class Sky Deck individual table seating
  • Commentary provided plus TV's on each deck
  • Cruise aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000
  • Menu

Need to know

  • Boxing Day - Saturday 26 December 2020
  • Event Special $209 per person
    - Normally $235 
    - Limited availability
    - Terms & conditions 
  • Child (4-15 years) $169
  • Race start time 1.00pm
  • The vessel will be anchored approx 11.00am - 2.00pm
    - See More Info for sample itinerary
  • Special Event conditions
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  • Credit Card Fraud Prevention
    - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online


Departs Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf No.1
Saturday 26 December 2020 Departs 10.30am. Disembark approx. 2.15pm

Car Parking  Please check your date for road closures 

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89 % approval from 9 responses

10 months ago

We where disappointed at being positioned near the side door as we are regular travellers on this vessel twice a year The service was good Meals good Yes we would have liked to be closer to the actual race Also this vessel should have a TV on this top deck rather than travel down a deck.

10 months ago

Service: Bright efficient personnel. However when I booked I stated I needed to eat gluten free. The staff did not know I had this requirement. OK the entrée and main course was. The morning tea had 6 pretty cakes, only 1 was obviously GF. The dessert pf a mousse was on a biscuit base which is not GF. The cheese board came with no GF biscuits I had to ask for some. I feel for top deck this sort of detail should be improved.
Product: see previous statement

10 months ago

Service: Staff were very pleasant and courteous,
Product: Service was very slow. To get a first drink on such a hot day wasvery long

10 months ago

Service: Excellent table as requested upon booking. Food wine and service were 1st class!
Product: Excellent in every aspect. Food, service and boat.

10 months ago

Excellent from beginning to end. Good food, good service and an extremely nice boat. Couldn’t fault it.

10 months ago

Service: Fantastic value for money and service exceptional Would recommend to everyone!
Product: Great value

10 months ago

Service: We loved our experience on the Captain Cook Boxing Day Luncheon Cruise. The food and service was excellent and the opportunity to see the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race was great. Thank you.
Product: The online purchasing process was smooth and efficient with no issues encountered. The price was affordable and value for money.

10 months ago

Service: Since the 28/08 this was my fourth lunch time cruise one of the cruises was for 16 people and there is only one word to describe each cruise EXCELLENT
Product: excellent

10 months ago

Service: Great day out, great food. Can't wait to do it all again next year
Product: Great spot on the harbour

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