Sydney Harbour Gold Penfolds Dinner Cruise

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From USD 180.39

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


Enjoy an evening of fine dining and spectacular views on a dinner cruise that takes place on the waters of Sydney Harbour. Indulge your tastebuds with a meal that includes six superb courses accompanied by Penfolds gold selection of bin and vintage wines and a full open bar. Listen to live music from the lounge singer and pianist while soaking in iconic sights of Sydney such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. It’s a great way to celebrate a special occasion while in Sydney.
  • Combined dinner and Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruise
  • Enjoy premium six-course dining and an evening of dancing with a pianist and lounge singer
  • Full open bar including vintage Australian wines

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Six courses paired with wine, an open bar, and live music put this dinner cruise a cut above the rest.

What's Included

  • 6-course dinner complimented by Penfolds wines
  • Unlimited beer, wine, house spirits and soft drinks
  • Live music Sat-Sun
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • King Street Wharf 1
    New South Wales, Australia

    Please check in at least 20 minutes prior to departure to collect tickets from the ticket office located opposite King Street Wharf 1, Darling Harbour.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your evening starts with 5-star service as soon as you step onboard. You will be escorted to your premium window side table seated on the upper deck of the spacious cruise vessel and served your first drink of the night and a selection of canapes to enjoy as your boat sets off from the Sydney waterfront.

Your meal includes a delicious, carefully selected 6-course degustation dinner complimented with Penfolds gold selection of bin and vintage wines to accompany each course, plus unlimited beer, house spirits and soft drinks.  

Enjoy listening to live music from a lounge singer and pianist as you eat.

Admire the waterfront views and starry skies as you pass by famous landmarks including Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Imagine what Captain James Cook must have thought when he first landed in Sydney Harbour in 1770 and named the site Port Jackson. Since its beginnings, Sydney has captivated visitors. Enjoy it to the fullest aboard your dinner cruise!

Please note: During the winter season MV Sydney 2000 vessel will be replaced with the John Cadman III or Captain Cook III.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart
  • This is a specialty menu and we regret there are no variations available for special diets
  • Seating on upper decks is via stairs only (no elevator) - please request accessibility information at time of booking if required.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 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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Traveller Tips

After dinner whilst the boat was sailing you could have drinks from the open bar included within the price.
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Fay_G, Mar 2023
We paid for the gold penfolds cruise as my partner appreciates wine. I however can’t drink wine and noted the option for house spirits and soft drinks were also included. On embarking the boat, we were seated at the wrong section. We then were moved and when I requested another choice of drink the server responded by telling me I may not be able to get another drink and it depended on the server at the bar. I then needed to refer to what I have paid for. I had one drink for the duration of the cruise. For this price and expected service, I feel this shouldn’t have been an issue. I don’t like confrontation and this ruined what could’ve been a lovely evening which was our wedding anniversary. We also arrived back to disembark before we got our dessert and it felt rushed. Very disappointed. The cruise itself was lovely though and views of the harbour were amazing.
Great cruise
Daniel_B, Mar 2023
Delicious food and the wine was flowing! Highly recommend. Plating was beautiful, the service was prompt and I never felt rushed
Memorable food, wine and music
NeilR, Feb 2023
I know nothing about wine pairing but the wines matched the food beautifully. Fantastic views, great ambience, the singer on-board was awesome. Great mix of musical genres. A real special occasion venue
Totally recommend!
Mary_A, Feb 2023
It was a great way to see the harbor at night! Beautiful scenery, great service and delicious food and wine!
Worst experience 😪
John_B, Feb 2023
I was confused with the information provided cause meeting point stated 7.30pm at warf 1 darling harbour but it was 7pm nd 7.30pm at warf 6 circular quay.
Great evening
Thomas_E, Jan 2023
Great views and attentive staff. Food exceeds expectations. Pleasant entertainment that you could dance to.
Very good food
Beverley_H, Jan 2023
It flew by so fast….loved the music but I don’t think it should be a baby sitter. If you want kids than do your job as a parent and not the musicians
James_L, Jan 2023
Good food and wine. Our wait staff was excellent - Aseme (spelling?) loved the music duo. All good! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Maurice_W, Aug 2022
All of the trip was fantastic. Food and hospitality were top rate. We would recommend this trip to anybody.
It was a wonderful...
Benjamin_W, June 2022
It was a wonderful experience from the moment we arrived. Friendly, attentive service. Beautiful super yacht, amazing food & wine. Stunning views & to top it off superb live music.
Doesnt worth for the price
Maryam_V, Dec 2021
The high price for the poor service ;)the quality of the food wasnt what l expected and was advertised, unfortunately
We went on this cruise three years ago and it was Magical , we treated our friends this Saturday gone, the boat was half hour late and we was rushed to our table no menu did not know the wine we were drinking as it was a race as we eat the plate of food was taken from us and another course was put in front of us, the boat was packed and noisy and hour and half later we were told to leave as we had arrived at Circular Quay hour half to eat 6 course it was one big race i cant even remember what the food was. we would never go on the Captain Cook again this cost me and my husband $1554.00 for 6 of us we was so ashamed of taking our friends on this cruise for christmas better off going to mac donalds dont waist your money.
Spectacular but only the Gold class passengers. There should be a separate section for other diners
Gulay_G, Apr 2021
When the other parties left and only the Penfolds Gold Class passengers were left on board for the last 1 hour. That was the best.
First class experience
Tourist, Mar 2020
First class experience. From the welcome champagne and Hors d'oeuvre to the multi-course meal everything was superb.
jonathan_C, Mar 2020
We missed the cruise . We called 3 hours before to confirm the time and pickup location because our tickets had 2 different locations listed . We called they looked us by via the reference number and told us wharf 6 Circular Quay which was wrong . They will not do a refund even tho their people gave us the incorrect information . This is not how you run a business. Especially when we called to confirm since we weren’t familiar with Sydney . Be careful when booking . We will not use this service again. It was also very hard to even get ahold of anyone about the issue.
Date night with my husband
Diane_W, Mar 2020
Food was delicious and well presented. Wait staff (Mona)friendly and knowledgeable regarding food and wine. Value for money would do it again 😊
Penfold Wine Pairing Dinner Cruise
Robert_A, Mar 2020
We did the Pendold Wine Pairing harbor cruise. The cruise of the harbor was nice but the food was mediocre and the wine pairings sparse. I don’t believe it was worth the price.
very romantic and friendly
tony_e, Feb 2020
my wife and i went on feburary 15th and had the skydeck penfolds dinner. the food was amazing..the champagene and wine offered was really good. they space your food out perfectly so your not rushed to finish eating and your also not sitting thier waiting and wondering. the service we received was one of the best ever at any restaurant. the lady who was in charge was very friendly and knew very well what food she was serving us has she explained each dish and also explained each serving of wine has well. the piano player did a excellent job of having some music and singing in the background but not so loud has to get in the middle of your special moments between you and your partner. the yacht itself was very clean and easy to navigate. if you really want to make that someone know how special they are look no further. you wont be disspointed.
Great night and superb views
Raymond_P, Feb 2020
Brilliant night from boarding at Circular Quay to departure at Darling Harbour. My wife and I had window seats even although I did not pay the extra cost. We had a glass of champagne and canopies to start then as the boat sailed we started our 5 course meal accompanied by a glass of wine to compliment the food. Our server for the evening was very knowledgeable explaining all about the wines. The food was varied and very tasty. After dinner whilst the boat was sailing you could have drinks from the open bar included within the price. Whilst the boat was sailing you could go out on deck and take pictures with the views of the Opera House and Harbour bridge stunning when lit up in the dark. We left the boat around 10 pm after 3 hours and a great evening.
Food very good
kenwhalen, Feb 2020
Was a lovely evening. Food and drinks perfect. Trip a bit short thought it was to be 3 1/2 hrs was 2 1/2 hrs bit rushed with 5 courses and drinks. Was expecting more of harbor sailing. Sailed stopped turned round and round sailed stopped. That's why we chose it to see more harbor.