Vivid Lights Cruises

Vivid Update - 16 March 2020

Unfortunately, Vivid Sydney 2020 has been cancelled on the recommendations of the Australian Government and health authorities regarding organised gatherings of more than 500 people. We are currently working through the implications of the decision. If you have any questions please contact us here. 

Vivid Sydney

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 seven 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 2020 are yet to be released. 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? Most dietary requirements can be catered for with advance notice - Contact Us

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


  • One hour Vivid Lights cruise
  • Up to 7 departures nightly from 5.45pm - 9.15pm
    - 9.15pm Happy Hour Cruise - half price house beer & wine
  • 'Lights on' nightly at 6.00pm

Need to know

  • Selected dates during Vivid 22 May - 13 June 2020
  • Event Special from $25 per person
    - Normally Adult $39, Child (4-15 years) $29
    - Limited availability 
    - Terms & conditions
  • Vivid Peak Nights - Saturdays
    - 23 & 30 May 2020
    - 06 & 13 June 2020
  • To book: Select time in the 'Book this cruise' box
  • Download Flyer
  • Special Event conditions


Vivid Sydney 22May - 13Jun 2020

One-hour Vivid Lights Cruises depart Darling Harbour King Street Wharf No.1

  • 6.45pm Vivid Lights (nightly)
  • 8.00pm Vivid Lights (nightly)
  • 5.45pm Vivid Lights (Fri, Sat & Sun plus Long Weekend Mon)
  • 6.15pm Vivid Lights (Selected dates)
  • 7.00pm Vivid Lights (Fri, Sat & Sun plus Long Weekend Mon)
  • 8.15pm Vivid Lights (Fri & Sat plus Long Weekend Sun)
  • 9.15pm Vivid Lights (Sat plus Long Weekend Sun)

Car Parking  Please check your date for road closures 

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