Vivid Lights Cruises

Be part of the Vivid Sydney Harbour Lights and experience the full canvas of lights from the water. This special one-hour Vivid Lights cruise departs to up 6 times nightly from Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.1. `Lights On'  from 6.00pm nightly during Vivid. Book now to secure the best times and dates.

Vivid Highlights 2021 coming soon. Refer 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

Dress Code

  • Smart Casual - no shorts or thongs

Menus & Special Diets 

  • Lunch, High Tea, Sunset Dinner & Brilliant Dinner menus have at least one vegetarian and gluten-free entrée, main and dessert 
  • Gold and Platinum are specialty menus and we regret there are no special diet variations available 
  • A Children's menu is available on Premium Dining 
  • A Kid's menu is available on Casual Dining
  • View our menus for further details 

Car Parking 

About Your Vessel
Cruise aboard Sydney’s premier cruising restaurant, the spectacular MV Sydney 2000. World leaders, dignitaries’ celebrities, president’s, Prime Minister’s and sport stars have all enjoyed the magic of Sydney harbour from a Captain Cook vessel. Our air-conditioned restaurants are as waterfront as it comes, with 360-degree million-dollar views and expansive outdoor decks. Oversized windows throughout offer superb viewing no matter where you are seated on the vessel. From time to time, due to maintenance and scheduling, vessels may change. Our restaurant fleet includes Sydney 2000, John Cadman 2 and Captain Cook 3.

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Children Under 18 Years

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

Credit Card Fraud Prevention

  • At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online

Terms & Conditions 

  • Special payment and cancellation conditions apply to all special offers and special events. View our terms and conditions


  • One hour Vivid Lights cruise
  • Up to 6 departures nightly from 5.45pm - 8.30pm
  • 'Lights on' nightly at 6.00pm

Need to know

  • Selected dates during Vivid 06 - 28 August 2021
  • Event Special from $29 per person
    - Normally Adult $39, Child (4-15 years) $29
    - Limited availability 
    - Terms & conditions
  • Vivid Peak Nights - Saturdays
    - 07, 14, 21 & 28 August 2021
  • To book: Select time in the 'Book this cruise' box
  • Vivid Flyer | Map | Virtual Tours | Gifts | Covid Safe
  • Credit Card Fraud Prevention
    - At check-in you will be required to present the credit card used to purchase your cruise online


Departing during Vivid 06-28 August 2021 Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1
Nightly                   Depart 5.45pm & 7.15pm
Duration Approx. 1-hour
Friday & Saturday  Depart 8.30pm
Duration Approx. 1-hour

Car Parking Specials  Remember to also check your date for NSW road closures 

Find Us

Wynyard Station to King St Wharf Map - 6 minute walk

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