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24 May - 15 Jun 2024

  • Discover the unique perspective of the full canvas of Vivid Lights from the water and skip the crowds
  • 360-degree waterfront views from spacious indoor and outdoor decks
  • Approx 1.5 hours
  • 5.30pm and 7.30pm nightly

Vivid Lights On-Water Cruise Program

Departing Darling Harbour, King St Wharf
5.30pm and 7.30pm nightly with additional departures to be released.

Sydney Harbour provides a natural theatre for Vivid Sydney’s dazzling light displays. Captain Cook Cruises has released an exciting program of family-friendly Vivid Light cruises taking in the key precincts of Barangaroo, The Rocks and Circular Quay including Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails of the Sydney Opera House.

Avoid the crowds, foot blisters and the weather and experience the full canvas of the Vivid Light festival from the water in comfort. Water adds an extra dimension, with a kaleidoscope of light reflecting in every direction. It is a photographer’s paradise and a great way to experience the light displays along the foreshore, across multiple precincts.

Inclusions & Features

  • Discover the unique perspective of the full canvas of Vivid Lights from the water and skip the crowds
  • 360-degree waterfront views from spacious indoor and outdoor decks
  • Approx. 90 minutes of relaxed cruising
  • Visit the light installations along the foreshore before or after your cruise
  • Purchase bar (licensed vessels only)
  • Note the cruise is not suitable for customers in wheelchairs

Please Note

  • There is no assigned seating for this cruise, however there are spacious indoor and outdoor decks
  • Guests are also welcome to BYO light snacks (no drinks)

Vivid Sydney 24 May - 15 June 2024

Vivid Lights

From Darling Harbour King St Wharf
5.30pm7 Days - duration 1.5h
7.30pm7 Days - duration 1.5h

Cruises depart King St Wharf No.2 or No.4. Final departure wharf will be confirmed 48 hours prior to departure. Directional digital signage will also be available on the evening and/or guests can check-in at our ticket office at King St Wharf No.1

Additional departures may operate on selected dates which can be found when checking availability

    Vessels without Liquor Licence

    The following departures operate on our Rocket catamarans - no bar services is available

    • Fri 24 May 2024 - 5:30pm departure
    • Tue 28 May 2024 - 5:30pm departure
    • Wed 05 Jun 2024 - 5:30pm & 7:30pm departure
    • Other dates will be advise as confirmed

      Available 48 hours prior to departure


        24 May - 15 Jun 2024
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        Child 4-15yrs


        All prices are per person. Special prices subject to change.

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        • The 5pm Vivid Dinner Cruise and the Vivid Lights sightseeing cruises may operate on any suitable vessel from the Sydney Harbour Captain Cook Cruises, The Jackson and Starship Sydney fleet.
        • Please note not all vessels are wheelchair accessible and the final vessel may not be confirmed until the day of departure.
        • We therefore recommend customers in wheelchairs cruise aboard our flagship Sydney 2000, seating on the expansive Ocean Deck, with wheelchair accessible bathrooms and boarding (stair access only to upper decks).
        • Available cruises during Vivid include 5pm Sunset Dinner, 7pm Vivid Dinner, 7pm Starlight Dinner, 7pm Gold Dinner and 7pm Gold Penfolds Dinner. Please contact Reservations for further details
        • If you or your guests are in a wheelchair and/or not able to negotiate stairs, please contact our Reservations department who can guide you on the best options during Vivid
        • There are wheelchair accessible public bathrooms located directly behind King St Wharf No.1 at Exchange Place on Shelley St – Google Maps Exchange Place
        • View Captain Cook Cruises accessibility information


        Wharf Check-in Offices

        Please ensure you check the departure location of your specific cruise. This information can be found on your booking documentation.

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