Sydney Harbour Sunset Dinner Cruise

Sydney, Australia

From USD 67.39

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


Enjoy a deluxe sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour accompanied by a delicious three-course dinner. From the water, admire iconic sights such as Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Luna Park and more. Snap photos as the sky shimmers at sunset and the city skyline lights up for the night as you cruise through Sydney in the evening.
  • Combined early dinner and 2-hour Sydney Harbour sightseeing cruise
  • Early-evening cruise of Sydney Harbour aboard the luxurious MV Sydney 2000
  • Photo opportunities of Sydney Harbour icons at sunset
  • 3-course dinner

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This dinner cruise doesn’t take up too much time and is great value with three courses and live music.

Sample Menu


Melange of sweet potato & pumpkin

with shredded kale and couscous, fragrant herb vinaigrette dressing with hints of rosemary, oregano, thyme & dried cranberries, crushed walnuts (GF)


Ravioli pasta with spinach and ricotta, salsa Napolitana

with aged Italian Grana Padano cheese (V)


Smoked Salmon

with herb salad of dill, lime, Sicilian capers and cornichons (GF)


Grilled barramundi fillet

with seasonal vegetables, with capers & lemon oil (GF)


Australian tenderloin fillet

served with mashed potatoes, baby beets and veal jus (GF available)


Roast chicken supreme filled with wilted rocket, spinach & pumpkin

seasoned with lemon myrtle and white pepper chardonnay jus and served with carrot batons


Middle-eastern slow cooked eggplant

with zucchini, roasted capsicum, polenta and marinated semi-dried tomatoes (V-GF)


Exotic Stone

whipped coconut mousse with a tropical crémeux insert on an almond sablé with yellow glaze & passion fruit marshmallow


Chocolate Caramel

light chocolate, cold-set cheesecake & smooth caramel inner layer with dark chocolate mirror glacé and Belgium chocolate disc


Tiramisu Tower

Amaretto biscuits dipped in coffee, layered with soft cream and flavoured with cocoa

What's Included

  • Sydney Harbour dinner cruise
  • 3-course dinner, served alternatively
  • Live music Saturday's & Sunday's
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Captain Cook Cruises
    King St Wharf 1, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Cruise departs Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.1 at 5pm. Please check in at the ticket office at least 20 minutes prior to departure.

Start time

05:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Board your spacious cruise boat at King Street Wharf in the early evening and enjoy comfortable seating at your table as the cruise sets sail. Take in the sights from the windows of the large dining room, or head out to the open deck for unobstructed views.

Your ship passes close to Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House so that you can enjoy great views of these classic landmarks from a new perspective. See historic Fort Denison up close, swing by Shark Island, watch the comical entrance to Luna Park light up at dusk and see the sky change colors with the sunset.

Enjoy your three-course dinner, with the option to purchase a selection of wines, champagne, beer or a beverage from our detailed cocktail list, this 2-hour cruise promises a sightseeing experience in Sydney that you’ll enjoy in style.

Please note:
• During the winter season MV Sydney 2000 vessel will be replaced with the John Cadman III or Captain Cook III.
• Due to daylight saving in the summer months the timing of sunset will be later. As a rough guide, sunset can be observed at the following times:
• Winter (Jun-Aug) 4:54pm - 5:37pm
• Spring (Sep-Nov) 5:37pm - 7:51pm (note daylight savings time starts approx Oct)
• Summer (Dec-Feb) 7:52pm - 7:31pm
• Autumn (Mar-May) 7:31pm - 4:54pm (note daylight savings time ends approx Apr)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking and we will aim to accomodate
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Seating on upper decks is via stairs only (no elevator) - please request accessibility information at time of booking if required.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • By selecting the child fare, a Children's menu applies. Children 4-15 can receive the adult menu by booking an adult fare
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 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

If you plan on taking pics, the windows have water spots all over them so don't worry if you're eating and can't get the best pic.
A bit longer trip with actual sunset happening so that it would not feel a bit hasty, would have given the 4 stars.
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Our first visit to Sydney
Brett_T, Mar 2023
Although a set menu with expectation to share main meals, staff were happy to provide the same meal given seafood was not our favorite. Great service and although we got on at Darling Harbour we were able to get off at Circular Quay. A commentary as to what we could see would have been nice, but nice live music.
Excellent Cruise
Timothy_H, Mar 2023
The ood was delicious and views were amazing. I could easily say that I would this recommend to anyone
Stunning experience
Alana_L, Mar 2023
What a beautiful way to see Sydney while having dinner was magic Staff were efficient & a truly lovely experience
Treat yourself!
Therese_T, Mar 2023
Very well organised with seating arrangements, although it would have been nicer if the couple who decided they wanted a window seat weren't disturbing me from eating my meal.. The food was delicious and perfectly cooked, highly recommend the barramundi. Being able to get to the front of the vessel to take pictures and videos was perfect as we went under harbour bridge and travelled further than I was expecting. And whilst it was still light rather than sunset, the views, scenery and sunlight on the water were stunning and I'm so glad I treated myself to the experience.
Well worth the $
Niki_A, Mar 2023
Booking a window seat is a must for the best experience. Had 3 levels of dining plus an open deck on top. They had a 2 piece band playing while we were eating, which made it even more pleasant. The food came out fast. We ordered drinks through a app, roughly took 5 to 10min to receive. Would highly recommend this dinner cruise
Grand Sydney Harbour views
Patricia_H, Mar 2023
I appreciate your company was able to seat me with the group I'm traveling with. Food was good. Will
Cruise was beautiful, but...
johnkorzinski, Mar 2023
Cruise was beautiful, but we were disappointed that we were not actually out at sunset. (We started at 5:30, and returned at 7:00) We thought we would see the Sydney Opera House lit up at night. There was a later cruise that we were not aware of. The dinner was good and the pictures we took from the boat were great. Would recommend, but at the later time.
Sydney in the sun
michael_c, Mar 2023
Our server was fantastic, food was great and views were absolutely amazing. An experience that I would highly recommend
An unimaginative and totally rote experience. Don’t bother
Steven_G, Mar 2023
An entirely perfunctory excursion. No choice of dinner offerings. Want a second dinner roll?…nope, can’t have it. No commentary on the Harbour sights. If I knew what I was looking at, I probably would be a Sydneysider and not be on the ship anyway!. No announcement about top deck viewing area.
Great music and Food!!...
Maria_D, Mar 2023
Great music and Food!! The view was absolutely Beautiful!! The experience was well worth it! I highly recommend this dinner cruise 🚢
Not as described
Martin_C, Mar 2023
Definitely did not live up to the title and description . We left at 5 and returned at 6.45 which include a second stop to pick up move people. 1) the cruise was not 2 hours as described 2) we returned a full 45 min BEFORE sunset, again not as described
A great experience!
KNafe1, Mar 2023
Awesome experience! The cruise was smooth, staff was very accommodating and nice. The chicken dish was delicious!! Definitely worth the money spent and I’d do it again. The views from either side of the ship were amazing, the live entertainment was spectacular l! Not so loud that you couldn’t carry on a conversation but loud enough to be heard if you choose to. Highly recommend this for anyone.
Happy Journey
Jo_D, Feb 2023
Lovely food, supported my diet needs, great service , Thank you , so Happy with everything provided, love to travel again
The cruise was lovely. ...
Regina_G, Feb 2023
The cruise was lovely. Just make sure that folks are aware you cant each have the same entree. Food was very good
Food was good but limited...
Kevin_A, Feb 2023
Food was good but limited choice. Crew where good. Overall average experience. Would not do it again.
Dinner Choce IS NOT A CHOICE.
Al_Z, Feb 2023
Be AWARE!!! They have a fixed menu. Chicken and fish - that's it. Doesn't sound bad until you realize that it's an "Alternate" Dinner where one person WILL GET CHICKEN and the other WILL GET FISH. Period. Didn't see that on the web site.
Great harbor cruise
Ted_M, Feb 2023
The visual benefit of the cruise was very good (we had window seats). The food was reasonable. Time for the dinner was reasonable.
Great dinner and...
Ingrid_S, Feb 2023
Great dinner and wonderful views. Service was excellent. Ship was beautiful. Nice crowd of people there
relaxing cruise in z harbour.
Sabah_Z, Feb 2023
had 3 time good experiece on my birthday it was amazing cruise love z food and z views very relaxing atmosphere..
Chicken or fish
David_E, Feb 2023
My only complaints are that you only get 2 choices of food (fish or chicken) and although we had a window seat, people were standing right behind us taking pictures that had middle seats. Pros are that they had a singer it was easy to find.