From $75.00 per adult

Normally $95.00. Save $20.00.

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Specials available on selected dates only and subject to limited availability


24 May - 15 Jun 2024

  • See the Vivid Lights turn on at 6.00pm
  • 2-course menu
  • 2-hour cruise onboard your air-conditioned cruiser from the Captain Cook fleet
  • Individual restaurant seating

Amazing value-for-money Vivid dining

This relaxed early dining experience offers amazing value-for-money with a simple quality 2-course menu. This early Vivid Special Dinner cruise is perfectly timed for sunset which falls between 5.19pm and 5.34pm. Time to relax and enjoy your meal before the second big reveal of the night – `lights on’ for Vivid Sydney at 6.00pm at Circular Quay.

After your cruise meander along the boardwalk to Cockle Bay and immerse yourself in the installations in Barangaroo and Darling Harbour, or take the Vivid Light Walk east past Walsh Bay to Circular Quay.


  • See the lights of Vivid turn on at 6.00pm
  • Individual restaurant seating
  • 2-course menu
  • 2-hour cruise onboard your air-conditioned cruiser from the Captain Cook fleet with expansive windows
  • A photographer’s and Instagrammer’s dream with spacious outdoor open leisure decks to capture the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and more
  • Boarding 4.45pm, departing 5.00pm, returning 7.00pm Darling Harbour King St Wharf
  • Note this cruise is not suitable for customers in wheelchairs

Sample Menu

Vivid 5pm Special Dinner (PDF)

Menus are a guide only and subject to change Note GF and VG alternate dish available on request onboard

    Sample Vivid Child Menu

    • Chicken with vegetables or salad
    • Vanilla Ice Cream with chocolate sauce

    Beverage List

    Celebration Desserts & Cakes (PDF)

    Special Menus and Dietary Requests: All meals are prepared fresh onboard. Special menus may operate on special event dates. Due to the nature of cruising we have limited time to prepare and serve our menus. Most à la carte menus contain vegetarian and gluten free options however requests for special diets, substitutions and modifications of our public Dining Experiences menus will be politely declined. View our menus for full details.


      Vivid Sydney 24 May - 15 June 2024
      Adult Retail
      Adult Online Special from
      Child 4-15 (Child Menu)

      All prices are per person. Specials subject to change.


      All children 4-15 years automatically receive the Vivid Child Menu at discounted Child Fares

      5pm Vivid DinnerChild 4-15 (Child Menu)$47

      Please note the following variations

      • Infants 0-3yrs may travel free of charge with no food/beverage provided OR purchase a Child Fare and receive the Child Menu. In the comments section please advise number of infants travelling
      • Children under 16 years can receive the Adult Menu by booking an Adult Fare
      • The new discounted Child Fare is only valid with a minimum of one (1) Adult per four (4) Children
      • Children above this ratio are required to book an Adult Fare, and offered a choice of the Adult or Child Menu
      • Should a customer book Child Fares in excess of the one (1) Adult per four (4) Children ratio, the additional children will be required to pay the difference between the Adult and Child Fare prior to boarding
      • Any alcohol included is substituted for soft drinks for children under 18 years

      All prices are per person. Specials subject to change

      Vivid Sydney 24 May - 15 June 2024

      Departs From Darling Harbour King St Wharf
      Wed-Sun & Mon 10Jun24 Boarding: 4.45pm
      Depart 5:00pm
      Disembark 7:00pm

        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

        Available 48 hours prior to departure

          Groups of 10 or more guests

          Book online and only pay 30% deposit
          with the balance due 7-days prior to cruise date
          More Info - How to Book & Pay for a Group Online
          Private Rooms
          Book a private room with your own private cocktail deck. Private rooms are suitable for 2 to 60 guests. Private decks are available for larger groups. Prices are based on bespoke food and drink menus. Contact our Events Team.

          Save on City Parking

          Wilson Parking

          Captain Cook Cruises' guests receive special rates at selected parking stations when you pre-book your car park online with Wilson Parking.

          Remember to check with local authorities for special event road closures.

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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

          Map & Directions

          Wharf Check-in Offices

          Please ensure you check which of these locations your cruise departs from, this information can be found on your booking documentation.

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