Vivid 5pm Dinner & Drinks


  • Cruise aboard "Vivid Sydney" MV Sydney 2000
  • 3-course Contemporary Australian set menu
    - Download Menu
    - Download Vegetarian Menu
  • Includes Standard bar package
  • See the lights of Vivid turn on from the water (approx. 6pm)
  • UPGRADE to the premium Sunset Dinner
    - Includes a la carte dining & drinks from $99pp

Need to know

  • Nightly during Vivid 25 May - 16 June 2018
  • Adult $85, Child (4-15 years) $69
  • Guaranteed window seating additional $19pp
  • Vivid Peak Nights
    - 25-27 May 2018
    - 01-03, 08-11 & 15-16 June 2018
  • Vivid Non-Peak Nights
    - 28-31 May 2018
    - 04-07 & 12-14 June 2018
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  • Special Event conditions
  • 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
Nightly during Vivid 25 May - 16 June 2018 5.00pm. Disembark 6.30pm

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Secure your seats now for the best deals. Cruise Sydney Harbour on this special dinner and drinks cruise and experience the lights of Vivid from the water. Depart Darling Harbour at 5pm ('lights on' approx 6pm) and cruise aboard "Vivid Sydney" vessel MV Sydney 2000. Disembark at 6.30pm for a stroll along the anticipated Vivid Walk for more spectacular light displays. More Info ...

2018 highlights coming soon - refer below as a guide

Vivid Highlights 26 May to 17 June 2017

2017 Vivid Light - more than 70 interactive light installations from 6.00pm to 11.00pm daily. 

Sydney Harbour Bridge - Eora-Bennelong & Harbour Lights
Sydney Opera House - Dreamscape
Museum Contemporary Art Australia - Organic Vibrations
Cadmans Cottage - MUSIC Box
Martin Place - Light installations, code-driven light shows and divine fare from Sydney’s hippest purveyors of food and beverage
Darling Harbour - Magicians of the Mist
Barangaroo - A day in the light
Royal Botanic Gardens - 3D Projections and a tunnel featuring tens of thousands LED lights
Taronga Zoo - Be the Light for the Wild light sculptures 
Chatswood - "Retro-futuristic" Smart City installations through the CBD
Kings Cross - Vivid KX will see the Coca-Cola LED billboard light up in vibrant colours for the first time in 40 years
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? Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice - Contact Us. Download vegetarian menu or child menu for the Vivid 7.30pm 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

YOUR SAY VALENTINES DAY - What an amazing night we had! The staff were pleasant and professional, and the food tasted amazing. During the cruise I proposed to my partner on the top deck so we are definitely going back home the special memories from Valentines Day 2015. Anne, UK

Other Cruises - Special Events

New Years Eve
December 31
Australia Day
January 26
Valentines Day
February 14
Christmas Day
December 25
Boxing Day
December 26
Vivid Festival
May - June
Melbourne Cup
Mothers Day
Fathers Day
Seniors Festival
Christmas Parties
November - December
Christmas in July
Big Ships in Sydney
Year Round
Food Festival
Good Food Month
School Holiday Fun
Great Offers for Kids
Whale Watching
May - November
Earth Hour
March - June 
Sydney Royal Easter Show
March - April
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100 % approval from 10 responses

5 months ago

Service: everything was great ,the meals were very nice. we had a wonderful window seat for the night to see all the lights of sydney

Product: great meals drinks and atmosphere to enjoy the harbour

6 months ago

Service: Very satisfied with the assistance from the staff in the Booking Office at King Street Wharf. We had a problem and they helped with a solution. We loved the dinner and drinks cruise - had a lovely table setting by the window, great service from the very friendly staff. The meal was very good and the wine and beer included made it great value. All in all very satisfied and proud to be a local if this is the experience that our overseas visitors get.

Product: Lovely all round. Good food, great service. Nice atmosphere. Not too crowded, not too noisy.

6 months ago

Service: Would definitely sail with Captain Cook Cruises again . A wonderful relaxing way to see the Vivid lights

Product: A perfect way to see the Vivid lights from the Harbour . Meal was delicious and service was fast and friendly

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Customer,

Thank you for your review of the Vivid Dinner Cruise with us on Sydney Harbour.  We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the cruise and that you found food delicious and the service onboard friendly. As you know we strive to provide the best customer service from booking to end product. We agree taking a cruise is the best way to experience Vivid. We hope to see you again on one of our cruises. 

Once again thank you for your review and recommendation, it is appreciated. 

Kind regards, 
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

6 months ago

Service: Efficient and orderly embarkation and disembarkation.

The vessel is clean and the dining area is functional and well designed.

Loved the table position - large window giving a uninterrupted view of the harbour.

Table Attendant was exceptional - friendly, efficient and very professional manner.

Cruise was well planned to encompass highlights of Sydney Harbour and the Vivid highlights.

Food was a little cool and dessert flavour was not well balanced.

Otherwise a fabulous night cruising around the best harbour in the world.

Product: Shown to table on embarkation, drinks served immediately, food was delivered promptly. Main meal was noticably cool when delivered. Dessert was a little bitter and needed more sweetness to balance the orange flavour.

Our waitress/attendant was exceptional, delivering an efficient and friendly service throughout the evening.

Response from Captain Cook Cruises: Dear Custonmer, 

Thank you for your review with us on Sydney Harbour. We are delighted to hear that you found the service professional and efficient, and that you found the dining area pleasant. We agree the best way to experience Vivid and Sydney Harbour is one of the best harbour in all the world. 

Once again thank you for your review, it is appreciated. 

Kind regards, 
Head of Customer Service
Captain Cook Cruises

6 months ago

Excellent Service and excellent food and beverage . The WOW factor

6 months ago

The staff were fabulous and very attentive.

6 months ago

Service: Ushered promptly to our seats and served beverage almost immediately. Waitress serving dinner was very attentive and nothing was too difficult to ask for.

Product: See comments above. Overall a very good purchase.

6 months ago

Service: The service and crew were excellent but I felt the food choice that was offered on this cruise was not as good as previous options. A kids choice of meal eg nuggets and chops etc could be offered as well. I saw other families who were asking for options as well.

Product: Great price and easy booking. The early cruise time is great for kids.

6 months ago

Service: Waiters are very good and polite

Product: Waiters are very polite and good customer service

6 months ago

Great friendly service, good food...

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