Vivid 5pm Sunset Dinner & Drinks

Cruise aboard Vivid Sydney vessel MV Sydney 2000 including contemporary Australian dining plus house still, sparkling wines, beer and soft drinks. This 1½ hour cruise is a popular with early diners and those eager to see the lights of Vivid Sydney turn on every evening at 6.00pm.

Vivid Highlights 2020 coming soon. Refer 2019 details below as a guide.

2019 Vivid Light - more than 50 interactive light installations from 6.00pm to 11.00pm daily. 

Sydney Harbour Bridge - 'Eora-Broken Spear' projection & Harbour Lights
Sydney Opera House - 'Austral Flora Ballet'
Museum Contemporary Art Australia - Light projections
Customs House - 'Under the Harbour'
Darling Harbour - Robot SPACELand
Barangaroo - 'Winter Camp'
Royal Botanic Gardens - 'Firefly field' 
Taronga Zoo - Lights for the Wild light sculptures with new Sumatran Tiger Cubs lantern
Chatswood - 'Co-existence' 
Luna Park - new ride 'Volaré' makes its sparkling debut for Vivid 2019 
Vivid Music & Modulations @ the Carriageworks
Vivid Ideas Exchange @ the MCA
Vivid Live @ the Sydney Opera House

The Vivid festival includes the NSW June long weekend.

Dress: We recommend Smart Casual

Special Diet? Please visit our Menus page for information or Contact Us. Download vegetarian menu or child menu for the Vivid 5pm Sunset Dinner Cruise.

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

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy 

Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy 

Inclusions

  • Nightly from 5.00pm duing Vivid, up to 1.5 hours
  • Cruise aboard "Vivid Sydney" MV Sydney 2000
  • 3-course Contemporary Australian dining with a choice of mains
  • House beer, wine & softdrinks
  • Reserved individual table seating
  • See the lights of Vivid turn on approx. 6.00pm
  • Menu

Need to know

  • Nightly during Vivid 22 May - 13 June 2020*
  • Captains Special from $95 per adult
    - Normally $105
    - Limited availability
    - Terms & conditions
  • Children (4-15 years) $69
  • Optional Extras
    - Guaranteed window seating
  • Vivid Peak Nights - Saturdays
    - 23 & 30 May 2020
    - 06 & 13 June 2020
  • Cruise Info
  • 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 Street Wharf No.1
Nightly during Vivid 22 May - 13 June 2020*  5.00pm. Returns 6.30pm

*Vivid Sydney 2020 dates to be confirmed.

Car Parking  Please check your date for road closures 

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86 % approval from 51 responses

Date
Rating
4 months ago
2/5

kept us dangling on the wharf in the rain we were requested in promotional material to arrive early time given 4.30 food and serving staff for the dinner well done the rest I will take up with NRMA they advertise reduction what a joke

Review for Sunset Dinner

4 months ago
2/5

Service: The boat left late, see comments below
Product: I wad disappointed that there was only 1hour to eat a very nice three course meal.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your feedback. Our cruise times are listed on our website for complete transparency for our customers and we follow this as closely as possible. Our cruise duration is also optimised to provide the best timing between courses, as well as allowing customers to enjoy the ambience and views unobstructed by food. We apologise if 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 Sunset Dinner

4 months ago
2/5

Having your guests check on line for their departing quay puts a burden on your guests. And once going to your web site and then having to put in a booking number to find the quay, please remember that your guests come from many different countries and using phones to connect to the internet may not work the best. Also, not being familiar with Sydney and knowing the different quay locations when you’re jet lagged, creates stress. Your directions once you book on line can be hard to follow. We checked in at Quarry Quay and then we were told (rather rudely) that we were at the wrong place, should be at Darling Quay and the location was given to us on the website when we check in. We had to walk/run to get to the boat.

We do appreciate you holding the boat so we could enjoy the cruise. The food was good and we enjoyed the short time we had on top deck to see the views.

Suggestion would be to send email to guest 48 and then 24 hours before cruise letting guests know to check in and in bold letters a reminder to make sure of the departure quay.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of your Captain Cook Cruises experience. We are pleased to see that we have already corresponded via email, and as per our conversation we can see in our records that you contacted us via our Live Chat feature on our website, where our staff member explicitly stated the departure location would be Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1, which you acknowledged with thank you prior to your cruise. We apologise if you felt that our communications weren't clear enough, and please be assured your feedback will be forwarded to our reservations manager.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Sunset Dinner

4 months ago
5/5

Excellent cruise service was great I would recommend this cruise to all my friends and family

Review for Sunset Dinner

5 months ago
5/5

Service: My Girlfriend flew in from the States and we wanted to see the Sydney Harbour. This dinner cruise provided us with a fantastic view Sydney’s iconic skyline, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House and a tasty meal and excellent service. We highly recommend this dining cruise experience to all like minded individuals and couples. Thank you and 🥂!
Product: Pleasant Experience and Good Dining

Review for Sunset Dinner

5 months ago
5/5

Service: A Captain Cook cruise will also give you some very special moments. The food and beverage are good, but when they get topped with the views from Sydney Harbour they can be unforgettable. Thanks for a great Sunday cruise!
Product: Everything went really well on the day

Review for Sunset Dinner

5 months ago
4/5

Service: Good service. Good value.
Product: see previous notes

Review for Sunset Dinner

5 months ago
2/5

Service: The whole cruise time was too short and we felt rushed from the moment we got in especially as it was a surprise 50th b'day!
These sunset dinners should be 2hrs at least.
We didnt get to feel the whole enjoyment and experience.
The quality and quantity of food was average but not what you paid for in total for the lot per person
Product: Pretty standard nothing special
Disappointed unfortunately

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you very much for your feedback. Our Sunset Cruise operates for 1 hour and 30 minutes. If customers would prefer a longer duration of cruising, then we also offer a variety of dinner cruises that cruise for a duration of 2 hours and 30 mins, to 3 hours and 30 mins. We always encourage customers to view our website to understand the inclusuibs fir their selected cruise.

Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest standards of quality, so we apologise if you felt this was the case on this occasion. 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 Sunset Dinner

5 months ago
5/5

Easy on-line purchase. Good value. Great crew and staff. Only two in party but full birthday service and great seating and food. Beautiful weather helped as well. Just love Sydney Harbour.

Review for Sunset Dinner

5 months ago
5/5

Service: Great
Product: Excellent

Review for Sunset Dinner

5 months ago
5/5

Friendly staff, great band, great food, awesome atmosphere.

Review for Sunset Dinner

6 months ago
5/5

Amazing service by the lady assigned to our table. It was my mums birthday and they surprised us with some cute sparkles on her dessert and sung happy birthday. Food was delish & the view was amazing. Very happy overall. Will be defs booking again in the near future.

Review for Sunset Dinner

6 months ago
5/5

Service: Lovely cruise with tasty food, great service.
Product: Very relaxing, good choice of beverages

Review for Sunset Dinner

6 months ago
5/5

Service: We had a wonderful time aboard the Capital Cook Sunset Dinner Cruise. The staff was attentive and the dinner was delicious. The views of the Opera House and the Sydney Bridge were breathtaking. We would do this again when we’re in Sydney next time.
Product: The wine, dinner, and cruise of Sydney Harbour was wonderful. It's a good value.

Review for Sunset Dinner

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Really great experience! Would do it again for sure! Only issue was that I felt there was a shortage of waiters attending tables
Product: Good but shortage of waiters

Review for Sunset Dinner

6 months ago
5/5

Have always found these cruises good value and totally enjoyable. This is now the fifth time we’ve used captain cook. This time it was with 2 children. The menu was great and the service fabulous. Will use again.

Review for Sunset Dinner

6 months ago
5/5

The food, service, and cruise was very enjoyable. My family had a great time.

Review for Sunset Dinner

6 months ago
4/5

Pretty good and attentive table service

Review for Sunset Dinner

6 months ago
2/5

料理があまり美味しくなかった。。
スタッフの方々は感じがよくて素敵な対応でした。

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 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.

Thank you once again for your feedback.

Kind Regards,
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruise

Review for Sunset Dinner

6 months ago
4/5

Service: Employees were friendly and very helpful. Food was very good. The cruise was too short. Called sunset cruise, but came back way before sunset. We felt rushed.
Product: Easy to reserve tickets

Review for Sunset Dinner

6 months ago
4/5

Windows could've been cleaned to ensure optimal experience and food is ok but not great. Overall, it was a nice experience amd enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend it for memorable moments.

Review for Sunset Dinner

7 months ago
5/5

Service: Quick boarding and seating. Table service was good.
Product: Value for money

Review for Sunset Dinner

7 months ago
5/5

enjoyable food typical large scale style but was a well operated cruise

Review for Sunset Dinner

7 months ago
4/5

Service was really nice. Great views and a lovely way to see Sydney

Review for Sunset Dinner

7 months ago
5/5

Great service. A very nice restaurant setting on water. Highly recommend as a great tourist attraction.

Review for Sunset Dinner

7 months ago
4/5

Had my cousin from overseas, we enjoyed the cruise immensely, food was just right and drinks were a great choice. I would off like for the whole experience to be a bit longer than just the 11/2 half hour.

Review for Sunset Dinner

7 months ago
5/5

Service: Great Staff members and excellent food!
Product: The dinner cruise had a lovely atmosphere and the food and view were amazing

Review for Sunset Dinner

7 months ago
2/5

Food not good.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear customer,

Thank you for your review. Our aim is always to provide an extensive variety of options maintaining the highest 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 you 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 Cruises

Review for Sunset Dinner

8 months ago
4/5

Service: Hilfsbereites freundliches Personal
Gute Organisation
Product: Gutes Personal, Essen in Ordnung, gute Organisation

Review for Sunset Dinner

8 months ago
5/5

Service: Service and food were excellent. A real fun time!
Product: Reasonable price for this fun experience!

Review for Sunset Dinner

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Boarding was swift.
Directions were guided well by pleasant staff.
Waitress was wonderful.
Meals were delicious.
Plates were cleared away quickly.
Plenty of photo opportunities.
Photo guy for memories was great too
Product: Booking on line was easy and informative

Review for Sunset Dinner

9 months ago
4/5

Service: well organized decent food and wine
Product: good experience well trained and courteous staff services

Review for Sunset Dinner

9 months ago
4/5

Service: very good service for the sunset cruise. unlimited drinks was nice. you can see many of sydney main attractions. very reccomended for a tourist as well as a local.
Product: very good and attentive staff.

Review for Sunset Dinner

9 months ago
4/5

We had a nice experience as using your service during our visit in Sydney. The staff was very nice and foods are just perfect for us.

Review for Sunset Dinner

9 months ago
5/5

Service: I would definitely recommend them.
Food was good. Wine was good. Service was excellent.
And to make it even better the music was not loud and not raucous!

And of course not forgetting the view that was provided.
Product: I just did that. Not sure what else you want me to say.
I said it all above

Review for Sunset Dinner

9 months ago
5/5

Service: Amazing everything!
Product: Amazing experience and food

Review for Sunset Dinner

9 months ago
5/5

Service: very easy to book online, and excellent and responsive customer care, which is the most important thing to me.
Product: Great experience all around! Loved the food and the views.

Review for Sunset Dinner

9 months ago
5/5

Could have been a little longer, or maybe time just seemed to fly by because I had a good time ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Review for Sunset Dinner

9 months ago
5/5

Service: good food, good service. Really enjoyable cruise
Product: I cant remember the purchase experience

Review for Sunset Dinner

10 months ago
5/5

Service: very good service
Product: staff very good and helpful

Review for Sunset Dinner

10 months ago
4/5

Service: Friendly, professional staff who went out of their way to meet requests.
Really nice food, especially for a “mass” dinner service.
The sunset dinner cruise is such a great idea for giving visitors an experience of the harbour in both daylight & evening when all the lights come on. We have taken a number of people on this cruise & they were all very impressed.
Product: I’ve already done that in previous question

Review for Sunset Dinner

10 months ago
5/5

Highly recommend, an unforgettable experience. Excellent service, great food, free flowing drinks. 10/10.

Review for Sunset Dinner

10 months ago
5/5

Excellent experience!

Review for Sunset Dinner

11 months ago
5/5

Service: Good service but only entree not good
Product: Maybe more better 3 course meal but service was excellent

Review for Sunset Dinner

11 months ago
5/5

Service: I would recommend the cruise. Service was great.
Product: Wonderful time. Service was great

Review for Sunset Dinner

11 months ago
5/5

Overall it was a great experience. Done like clock work. Great views, great weather and good food.

Review for Sunset Dinner

12 months ago
4/5

Service: Entree and main good was good, dessert average. No entertainment on board. Boat arrived back earlier than time stated. Tyrells wine nowhere in sight although advertised. Asked for second bread roll and my meal was almost finished before we got it.
Product: No Tyrells wine as adveryised, no entertainment, boat arrived back earlier than schedule. Dessert was ordinary.

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