Jazz Lunch Cruise on Sydney Harbour

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From USD 60.74

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Soak up views of Sydney’s iconic skyline set to a soundtrack of live Jazz on this 3-hour lunch cruise of Sydney Harbour. Set sail on a scenic cruise, passing landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Luna Park. Then, tuck into a delicious 3-course set menu, followed by dessert, while enjoying the onboard entertainment, performed by jazz and blues musicians, and making the most of the licensed bar (own expense).
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
  • 3-course carvery and seafood set menu plus a selection of desserts

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • 3 hours on Sydney Harbour
  • Live Jazz & Light pop entertainment
  • Prizes and giveaways
  • The longest cruising route on Sydney Harbour
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • King Street Wharf, King St
    Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Wharf is outside the Cargo Bar. Directions: Please refer to your boarding pass for accurate details. Please arrive 15 mins prior to the cruise departure time. Unfortunately we cannot wait for late arrivals and if you miss the boat there will be no refunds or transfers permitted.

Start time

12:30 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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63 reviews
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Nothing can beat Sydney...
Helen_M, Jan 2023
Nothing can beat Sydney Harbour. Thank you for an excellent day. The food was very good also the musicians.
The food was good but we...
Angela_P, Dec 2022
The food was good but we found the music a bit too loud and a bit downbeat for the festive season. Although it may have been difficult we felt a commentary on the harbour and surrounds would have been interesting. The staff onboard were very friendly and helpful.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Angela, Thank you for your review and glad to hear you enjoyed your cruise overall. Sorry to hear that the music was not to your liking. Our musicians play a mix of jazz and easy-listening pop. We always do our best to keep music at a comfortable level for all guests to enjoy. We've run sightseeing style cruises with live commentary in the past. A bit tricky logistically with the live music but we'll keep your suggestions in mind for future events. Thanks again, we hope to see you on your next harbour outing :)
I enjoyed my time, couple...
Ritta_W, Dec 2022
I enjoyed my time, couple things were missing! There was no Jazz music! As advertised, it was a keyboard with a lady singing we can barely hear! The food was yummy however being served the last it was almost finished and had to wait for the extra dishes to come out! I really wanted just to enjoy a bit of Jazz music as that's why I booked it for However the staff are nice and welcoming.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Ritta, Thank you for your review, we are happy that you enjoyed your experience overall. Our cruises feature live jazz and easy-listening pop covers. On any given day you may get a different combination of instruments from grand piano, keyboard or guitar and a vocalist to brass instruments, double bass, vibraphone and more. We always try and strike a balance with volume that allows guests to enjoy the music whilst still being able have lunch and chat with friends. Regarding buffet service, we invite guests to the buffet table by table to avoid congestion and to allow time for our staff to replenish dishes. Some items will run low occasionally but are replenished as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience while our crew work to do this. Thank you again, we hope to see you in the near future. I might suggest booking during our lower season between Jan-Oct which isn't as busy and will allow you to enjoy the music more. You can always call our office and check what the expected attendance is for a particular day. Best wishes, The events team at Vagabond Cruises
Good trip
Esther_K, Dec 2022
Overall, very good experience we had, food was delicious, timings were perfect with 3 hour tour, only one thing was disappointing, picture showed there will be a saxophone player but it was guitarist and a singer. Thanks
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Esther, Thank you for your review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience overall and appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback online. We feature live music on our lunch cruise with a mix of jazz and easy listening pop. The musicians and instruments played vary from day to day. Some of the instruments featured on our cruises throughout the year include grand piano, keyboard, acoustic/electric guitar, double bass, brass instruments like the saxophone and trumpet, vibraphone, banjo and more. I hope this offers some insight. Thanks again, we hope to see you on your next Sydney Harbour outing!
Solid cruse with great views of the iconic places
Ilya_M, Nov 2022
Good cruise, Jazz was a nice bit, although it was a bit noisy to really enjoy the music and the day was so good to stay inside the deck, so we spent most of the time on the upper deck enjoying the viewes and the sunny day.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Ilya, thank you for the great review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon. Peak season (Nov-Dec) can get quite busy. Feel free to check in with our office staff about expected attendance on your next trip. We can try and get you on a quieter cruise where you'll enjoy the music more. Thanks again!
Easy afternoon on the Harbour
Ray_L, Nov 2022
Good atmosphere, good food, accomodating staff. Lovely nostalgic feel on the boat. Great viewing platform
Absolutely delicious...
Feauai_S, Nov 2022
Absolutely delicious seafood, dessert yummy with the fruits. Only the music was to slow for me and that make me sleep 😜hope next time will be the fast song. Thank you so much we had a good time for our 30years anniversary celebration ❤️
Amazing day on the Lunchtime Jazz cruise
Debra_G, Aug 2022
The staff were welcoming. Exceptional day on the harbour, the 3 course meal, entertainment & the 3 hrs cruising around the harbour was wonder. Great price for an amazing day.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community.
Very nice experience
maguirrepas, June 2022
The lunch was very nice, and service was great the musicians amazing. My only recommendation… real coffee!!! We will do it again for sure ❤️❤️
Response from Host, June 2022
Hi and thanks so much for the great review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience on our Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise. As coffee lovers, we hear you loud and clear! A little bit difficult on our vessels but we are working towards a system that will allow this down the line. Thanks again, we look forward to seeing you back again in the future :)
Leanne_M, May 2022
Wonderful day great atmosphere, staff were amazingly friendly, great food awesome fun, would recommend for anyone
Response from Host, June 2022
Hi Leanne, Thanks so much for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time on our jazz lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour and hope to see you again in the near future :) Thanks again!
Magic Moments
Cheryl_W, Apr 2022
Everything, it was the most wonderful experience. A very special day with my family. Just perfect. Also the staff made a difference, making sure we were receiving everything we wanted and that everything was to our liking. Fantastic magic experience. Particularly loved the band too. Thank you so much for a very special birthday celebration day.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you so much for the great review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your cruise and hope to see you again on your next Sydney Harbour experience!
Wonderful experience
Garrett_C, Feb 2021
We had a great time. The main dishes we not amazing but good enough. We certainly enjoyed the entrees and desserts. Lovely views and great music.
Response from Host, Feb 2021
Hi Bonnie, thank you so much for your review! I will share your feedback regarding your mains with our food and beverage team. We always aim to provide great food. You might also like to know that we aim to return to a buffet service soon. This is the style we do best and provides our guests with a great variety of delicious fresh food. The current set menu has been put together as part of our best effort to maintain a COVID-Safe environment. I am thrilled you enjoyed all other aspects of your cruise and hope to see you on board in the near future!
Jazz lunch Cruise
Relax68157183532, Mar 2019
The food was very tasty and there was plenty of variety as well. The Views of the Harbor were great! I had my own personal 'guide', but I feel if maps or other information were available it would be nice. The Jazz was a singer and a piano player. They were best enjoyed from the upper deck as it was too noisy on the first deck to really hear well.
We love jazz and eating a good...
Malcolm M, Dec 2016
We love jazz and eating a good buffet and this excursion did not disappoint. The food was fabulous and was plentiful. The jazz band was small two people and the music was limited, but they were a talented couple. The trip was not narrated, which was a unfortunate. This was our first time in Australia and did not know about the rich history in the harbor. The staff did not ask us if it was our first time and what they could do to improve our experience.