Fathers Day

FATHER'S DAY

The first Sunday of Spring is Father’s Day in Australia. It’s a special day to show our appreciation for the fathers, grandfathers and father figures in our lives. Treat him to something different this year and he may even take you with him! Choose a lunch or dinner cruise you know he'll love, or let him decide with an open-dated Cruise Cash voucher from $50.

Father's Day 2021
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88 % approval from 83 responses

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Rating
10 months ago
4/5

Service: The service and food were great. Not your fault that the weather clouded any view of the harbour and foreshore. Very impressed with the beautifully set table and thankyou for the birthday sparkler for our friend's 60th birthday. Would definitely recommend.
Product: Easy to book and no trouble getting tickets at wharf.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

We were very well looked after, we enjoyed our meal and the whole experience

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
2/5

On reaching the vessel, the ushers led us to a small table hardly enough to fit two adults, let alone with a three year old.
Later, another staff took us to larger table, thanks to her.
While other patrons were having the main course we had to call the attention of the crew for them to take our order. The whole experience was like having to wait for everyone before we are served. Food was good other wise my rating would be two star

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
2/5

We were extremely disappointed with the incompetent administration staff at the Captain Cook Pier 26 office. We missed our boat because the woman told us to wait at King St Wharf no 8. She drew the location on a map, but failed to give us the map. We waited 45 minutes at the wrong wharf and missed our boat, then had to walk to Circular quay. When phoning the office for options, they were also very unsympathetic and offered very little service except 'you'd better walk fast' .
We were a party of ten - including two seniors over 60, a heavily (9 months) pregnant young lady and a woman with a broken foot in a cam-boot, and two children. The walk was 1.5 kms and we only had 15 minutes until the boat left.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to note that we have already corresponded via email. We always encourage our customers to check the website concerning more information about your cruise. Our departure points are listed on our website, and on this occasion there may have been a miscommunication between you and your staff member. Please be assured your feedback has been forwarded to our reservations manager for review.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Everything was perfect

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Service is always excellent which makes the whole experience very enjoyable
Product: Excellent food and friendly service

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Excellent service. Great food and drink. Informative commentary. Exceptional value for money. Would highly recommend.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: Everything!! Superb service. Beautiful Food. We had friends from the USA and we found it the perfect way to show them around the harbour. Our table service was brilliant.
Product: We had a superb experience Lovely food.

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

Service: It was magic - Service was excellent and food was tops
Product: The personal service and food was fantastic

Review for Long Lunch

10 months ago
5/5

The service throughout the cruise was very good. As soon as we were seated, the wait-staff were already chasing gluten-free options for me. Everyone was welcoming and attentive.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Wonderful trip showcasing one if the worlds great harbours. 4 Hours including a 3 course meal of impecable quality. The Sydney Opera House and Bridge were best seen in this relaxed mode. Our American guest in her late 70's totally enjoyed it.
Product: It enabled us to relax and enjoy the scenery

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: The lunch cruise was great from the moment we stepped onto the boat. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Having our 'own' table waitress made us feel more comfortable and more important.
Product: The price is very good for all the service and the time we spent on the boat. The food was delicious. A little disappointed that tea and coffee aren't included in the price even if that means raising the price a little.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

I would recommend Captain Cook Cruises to anyone and everyone. I have done the lunch buffet cruise 4 times. I have brought family from europe to sydney and have done the lunch buffet cruise with them. They all enjoyed the experience. The food is always fresh and plentiful. The service is excellent. The cruise always departs as scheduled.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Very friendly staff. Nice bar and good food.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

We did the 3 hour Long Lunch to celebrate a Wedding Anniversary.
The food was very nice and well presented.
Staff were very professional, and gave us a special treat for our Anniversary.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Great

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Wonderful service from the moment we checked in. Our 3 course long lunch was excellent and I was so pleased that my American guests enjoyed our gorgeous harbour so much. Will certainly recommend this cruise to anyone

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: The cruise and the service high class
Product: The food and hospitality

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: fantastic, staff could not do enough for us
Product: great, excellent variety, yummy

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Was good value for money young ladies waiting at tables very helpful

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

good overall but a bit to exspansive

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a wonderful day on the Harbour Cruise.
The service was good, the wine was good and the food was good.
The boat was clean and maintained well.
Product: Same as above

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Helpful friendly staff. Good food.
Product: Seniors special.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: All the staff treated us as their special guests. Nothing was too much or too difficult. My 8 year old granddaughter said it was the best day of her life. My 92 year old mother loved the cruise. The whole experience was easy and enjoyable even with my Mother’s limited mobility. Thank you to all the staff.
Product: Fresh seafood and salads. Something for everyone to choose from.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
2/5

The buffet selection was average/limited and could not hear the commentary from allocated seat. Buffet was on lowest deck which I understand was not normal. Coffee in the urn ran out. Help with booking was excellent.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is standard for our Buffet Lunch to either be on the Show Deck or Club Deck of our Super Cruise Sydney 2000. As you're aware, finding the right balance for volume for our GPS commentary can be difficult as each customer has different tastes and preferences. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns, especially regarding food, drinks and service as they will be able to solve the problem immediately.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Yes I would recommend them. All the staff were lovely and very courteous. The food was excellent.
Product: Good menu excellent service excellent food

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Service was quick and staff very helpful and happy
Product: Food was amazing for adults but i had a 4 and 6 year old they didn't eat anything for them it was not the sort of food they would

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Very pleasant ,relaxing with good menu and drinks on a special day.
Product: Quality, portions, faultless

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Ji would certainly recommend.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Service: The food was plentiful and good quality, the service was Ok but it would have been better if the comprehension of English was better. Table and layout was excellent, we would look at this again for future cruises. It was great boarding at Darling Harbour as there were far less people than at Circular Quay.
Product: Reasonable value for money and good food.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Good food, informative cruise.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
2/5

Service: Cruise it’s self was lovely and clean.
Product: I didn’t feel the food was of value. No options for children and there desserts were very below average

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are disappointed to read that your cruise experience wasn't to your standards. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality - so your review for this is very disappointing to receive. Please be assured that your feedback will be forwarded to our hospitality and catering manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Service: The food and service was really good the overall experience was very enjoyable. It was nice not to be rushed just sit back enjoy view. The price of photos was also resonable as this sometimes is just out of the roof.
Product: It was just a great day on tbe harbour with good foof and good service

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was great,loved the lady's knowledge telling us all what to look out for.
Product: Was a little disappointed at the quantity and quality of food on offer, Last year was much better but maybe a different chef. I felt uneasy that overseas guests would think the same

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Good seating and good service with the drinks package
A good time had by all
Surprised by a vacancy at last minute as it was my Birthday as well as Valentine’s Day
We have done a number of Captain Cook cruises and have recommended to a lot of friends including from Overseas
Product: Internet would not work and had to phone but then all good

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent cruise, service and food made for the perfect day on the world's best harbour.
Product: The best way to spend an afternoon on Sydney Harbour. Great food, great service and exceptional value.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

The service was good & the waitresses were very polite & helpful. The quality of food was also good but it would be better to have a more variety of seafood to choose from on the serving table.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Booking was easy and staff were very helpful accommodating my requests. The family said the lunch and cruise was perfect in every way, a really enjoyable experience!
Product: The family all thought the buffet was great! Fresh, with a good variety to choose from and well presented.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Good presentation and service. Quick, and tasty food. Great ambientation. Ok portion size.Suggest that people can request a window seat when booking.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: It was a lovely experience, great food, lovely people, great cruise ship,
Product: Great experience

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Once again a very enjoyable lunch and cruise. Excellent food and the attention to detail from the staff was excellent. As usual the ship was very clean.
Product: Purchase of tickets was easy with no problems.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Staff at all points were efficient and courteous. Food was excellent and plentiful. Commentary was measured and not intrusive. It was good to know that it was "live" and to meet Elizabeth.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Great service as always, such a pity to see so few people this time .

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

The service was excellant

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
4/5

Service: Service was great, friendly staff, loved the food.
Highly recommend..
Product: Highly recommend

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: My second cruise both amazing received warm welcome on arrival food was delicious nice and clean. Fantastic surprise we were celebrating my aunties 80th and a cake was brought out and everyone sang happy birthday. Was brilliant to see her excitement so overall once again enjoyed our cruise thankyou 👌
Product: I look for presentation and of course taste and found a nice variety of food. Desert could of had less sugary sweets and didn’t enjoy the coffee machine however the brew was nice

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
2/5

I didn’t like that the food was already out and you were basically made to go up and get your food straight away. I was there to sight see I wasn’t interested in food the moment we stepped on board. I thought we would get on, someone would give us a run down of what to expect on the trip and then the food would come out and as we liked we could go up and get food. We got our food and went back to our table to finally start sight seeing and listening to commentary when someone came up and asked us if we would like drinks, which was nice but I had already got our drinks. Then just as we started eating again, a photographer came up and kept taking our photo not sure how we are meant to sight see or listen to commentary when we keep getting interrupted. About half way through the cruise I wanted another drink, of course no one would come near us then nor was anyone ever at the bar to go and get one myself, I never got another drink. Right at the end of the cruise I discovered that there was an outside deck you go out on, this would have been nice to be informed about at the start.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. We always encourage customers to view the company website to understand the cruise product and inclusions on their selected cruise. The timings onboard our cruise is optimised to provide the best timing for food, as well as allowing customers to enjoy the ambience and views unobstructed by food. We apologise you felt this was not the case on this occasion.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Very enjoyable trip and meal, the staff was great!

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Service before and during the Long Lunch Cruise was amazing. My work team unfortunately had to cancel our Xmas Lunch Cruise at the last minute in December 2019 (out of our control) and the service team understood and although the cost was not refundable, they provided a credit for a future cruise which we took in February when we were all back from leave. Re booking was no problem and the food and service onboard was fantastic.
Product: Amazing food and food choice. Very filling and tasted fantastic! Wine choice was also great and the option to get off earlier suited some of our work team and for those who didn't have to rush back to the office, we enjoyed the 4.5hours cruising around the harbour. Only fault was the coffee wasn't great.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: The booking was easy to make online. Easy pickup of tickets at the wharf. The waitstaff were courteous and efficient and the food was excellent. I did find the commentary hard to hear at times, however I don't know how this could be fixed without it being too loud.
Product: Excellent food and service.

Review for Long Lunch

11 months ago
5/5

Service: From the booking agent to the waiters the service was excellent
they were friendly and polite
Product: As this was a special lunch celebrating our wedding anniversary I would of like to have white table cloth on the tables...to look a bit more formal.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: The staff, vessel and food were excellent & contributed to making it a very enjoyable harbour cruise.
Product: A great choice for a family harbour buffet lunch cruise with something for everyone (except for the limited soft drink/soda selection). Nice modern vessel and wonderful staff.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: service, booking, food and crew were all excellent
Product: I could not break down the drinks package to include 3 premium and one standard, not sure if this is an option but for the difference in price it didn't matter, easy to do online booking other than that, thankyou

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
4/5

Service: Good environment, good food and nice service. Only that staff need more attention in customers caring.
Product: Staff are helpful and nice.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
1/5

Service: Would never go again terrible
Product: I hated the heat no air conditioning

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are disappointed to read that you didn't enjoy your cruise experience. Our dining cruises do feature air conditioning. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns, including the cruise temperature, as they will be able to solve the problem immediately. Please assured your concerns have been forwarded to our hospitality manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
4/5

Service: The service was excellent. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful
Product: The buffet lunch was delicious. Thought there may have been mmore seafood, however the prawns, smoked salmon and oysters weretops and the roast meats were well cooked.
Desserts were fantastic and must admit 2nds were in order

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

12 months ago
4/5

Service: Overall as good as our past experiences. Idling at piers fills ship with diesel fumes which is unfortunate when you are enjoying dining.
Product: Good food and good service.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Absolutely fabulous trip , lovely food so chilled atmosphere lovely day

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Good service, most staff were friendly. Especially the lady who showed us to our seats. Very nice views
Product: We had the buffet lunch, we didn’t really like the food and wasn’t much variety but a lot of other people seemed to enjoy it. Otherwise it was a nice experience

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: The service was very good and staff were friendly
Product: The tiger prawn entrée was only made of 2 medium prawns and every person who order this was disappointed by this amount as it was not sufficient for an entrée, a few more would have made a difference in the rating

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns, especially regarding food, drinks and service as they will be able to solve the problem immediately. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our catering manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: it was great food/service/view
Product: great value of money

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

great customer service. good food.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Excellent food, plenty of time to eat, chat and go up deck to take in the views. Would certainly do it again, especially with international guests.
Product: Great food, very tasty and just the right portion sizes.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
2/5

The cruise itself was great, and we took the long lunchtime cruise so went up on top for the second run around the harbour - this was quite entertaining and we enjoyed the narration that plays.

The lunch itself though was quite ordinary. The meat was dry, the food fairly tasteless, just not particularly enjoyable.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. We continually monitor all aspects of the production chain including receipt, storage, distribution, cooking and presentation to ensure a top quality and consistent product is presented to our guests. We always encourage guests to talk to the Cruise Director on board if they have any concerns, especially regarding food, drinks and service as they will be able to solve the problem immediately. Please be assured your concerns have been forwarded to our catering and hospitality manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Good service, timely departure and arrival.
Product: Easy to purchase online and good customer service help

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: Outstanding service, great food, nice wines, one of the best ways to spend a long lunch is to take a Captain Cook Long Lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour. The staff were happy, friendly and attentive, and they made our experience top notch.
Product: Good value for money, combining good food, great attentive service and outstanding comfort.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
2/5

Service: I have been on the top deck cruise before and found our meals were not quite up to previous standards
Product: As above

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. We continually monitor all aspects of the production chain including receipt, storage, distribution, cooking and presentation to ensure a top quality and consistent product is presented to our guests, so we are disappointed that you felt this was not the case on this occasion. Please be assured your feedback has been forwarded to our catering manager for review.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: That's what we meant, you guys are just 5 star service, excellent all round, from the ease of booking online, to getting there by train, to getting tickets to boarding to table to lunch (AMAZING!) to the cruising and the sight seeing, on top of good price offer on Wednesday! I can't wait for my next trip, given half a chance in Sydney again.
Product: We don't see any reasons you and your cruise should be rated any less.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

12 months ago
4/5

Service: My son and I enjoyed our lunchtime cruise on Sydney Harbour immensely. Our waitress, Enid, was lovely. She was polite, friendly and efficient and made sure all our needs were taken care of.

We had booked a window table, however our table was next to a large and very loud group booking. We asked to be moved and Enid arranged it quickly, with no fuss. She relocated us to another window table away from the group. The rest of our cruise was delightful.

The menu was small, however it had something for everyone. My son enjoyed the ravioli for entree, a perfectly cooked eye fillet for main and a 'stone' coconut concoction for desert which he said was delicious! I ordered the king prawn entree, the eggplant vegetarian dish for main and the chocolate caramel for desert. All were mouth-watering delicious.

We will definitely do this cruise again.
Product: Excellent food, excellent service, excellent views. A perfect way to spend the day on Sydney Harbour.

Review for Long Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a wheel and disabled clients the staff were excellent. Staff were helpful and accommodating. The food was served at the table to a large group and was amazing
Product: Will definitely book more events

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

12 months ago
5/5

Service: The Captain Cook Buffet Lunch / Harbour Cruise was a wonderful, low-key way for us to celebrate a wedding anniversary - enjoying the iconic views of the harbour, while enjoying a delicious meal, all for a very reasonable price!
Product: The meal was exceptional value, the cruise was very enjoyable, and we enjoyed the sights of the harbour.

Review for Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch

12 months ago
4/5

Service: The long lunch cruise was very enjoyable, meal was more than satisfactory although on the small size. My major disappointment was for the second half on the cruise there was practically no waiter service as all were too busy setting up for the dinner cruise. Trying to get a drink was an effort and we had prepaid for drinks.
Product: Think that the lack of waiter service spoilt what was a a very enjoyable cruise.

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