Early Bird Special

From $179.00 per adult

Normally $225.00. Save $46.00.

*Specials subject to limited availability. T&C's apply.


Sun, 26 Dec 2021

  • See the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2021
  • Up to 3.5 hours on spectacular Sydney Harbour
  • Lunch with a choice of decks, menus & bar packages
  • Cruise aboard flagship Sydney 2000

Boxing Day Lunch aboard aboard the flagship

The start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day is an Aussie institution. While Melbourne swelters at the cricket, Sydney hits the Harbour with champagne, seafood and sailing thrills. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is more than one of the world's greatest ocean races. It's a bucket-list must do for anyone in Sydney in Summer.

Nothing stops these world class sailors. Within a few weeks of opening, over 50 vessels had already registered for the 2021 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, including Overall Winner 2019 Inchi Ban. Our flagship Sydney 2000 will be back too with an amazing Boxing Day lunch cruise. Each elegantly appointed restaurant deck feature a different menu and bar package to suit you and your guests.

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Your super-cruiser Sydney 2000

Sydney 2000 is the flagship of the Captain Cook Cruises fleet. The super-cruiser features three dining decks and a spacious open-air Star deck on the top of the vessel. Ocean Deck is at water level, with relaxed lounge and high-bar seating and close-up viewing of all the action. Club and Sky Deck are situated above, each with a forward and aft outdoor cocktail deck. The large windows throughout the vessel offer fabulous viewing from every deck and table.

Choose your deck

Sky Deck

  • 5-course premium menu
  • Our highest restaurant deck
  • Reserved restaurant table seating
  • Spirits, superior wines, beers and soft drinks

From $209pp

Club Deck

  • 3-course menu
  • Our second highest restaurant deck
  • Reserved restaurant table seating
  • Superior wines, beers and soft drinks

From $179pp

All options feature

  • Up to 3.5 hours on Sydney Harbour
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Access to the outdoor open star deck
  • Individual table seating
  • TV's and free Wi-Fi
  • Singles are seated at shared non-window tables

Cruise Format

  • Cruise to the eastern suburbs, anchoring approx. 12:00 noon at Parsley Bay between Watsons Bay and Nielson Park
  • Sydney to Hobart Race official start time 1:00pm with the fleet racing to the Heads over the next hour
  • Relaxed cruise from 2.00pm returning approx 3:00pm

Sky Deck Boxing Day Lunch

Club Deck Boxing Day Day Lunch

Special Menus and Dietary Requests: All meals are prepared fresh onboard. Due to the nature of cruising we have limited time to prepare and serve our menus. A vegetarian and gluten free option is available however requests for special diets, substitutions and modifications of our menus will be politely declined. View our menus for full details.


Departs From Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1
Sun 26 Dec 2021Depart 11:30amDisembark Approx 3:00pm

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    Retail rates are valid for 26 December 2021. All prices are per person. Special prices subject to change.

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      Book a private room with your own private cocktail deck. Private rooms are suitable for 2 to 60 guests. Private deck are available for larger groups. Prices are based on bespoke food and drink menus. Contact our Events Team.

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