Sydney Harbour Top Deck Lunch Cruise

Badge of ExcellenceNew South Wales, Australia

From USD 60.20

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


Book a table for a 2-Course 1.5-Hour or a 3-Course 3-hour lunch and sightseeing cruise on Sydney Harbour. Pass Sydney's famous landmarks including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as your boat glides along the water. Your sit-down dining experience includes attentive service for your selected 2 or 3-course lunch. A variety of fresh seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes are served as you take in the sights. Upgrade when booking to guarantee a window seat.
  • 1.5-Hour or 3-hour Sydney Harbour lunch and sightseeing cruise
  • Cruise Sydney Harbour aboard a luxurious motor yacht
  • Snap photos of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour
  • Savor a 2 or 3-course à la carte lunch
  • Upgrade for a guaranteed window seat

Sample Menu


Smoked Salmon

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


Ravioli pasta with spinach and ricotta, salsa Napolitana

with aged Italian Grana Padano cheese (V)


Melange of sweet potato & pumpkin

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


Grilled barramundi fillet

gremolata rubbed, vegetable medley & lemon infused oil (GF available)


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

  • 3-hour Cruise of Sydney Harbour with 3-Course Lunch (if option selected)
  • Guaranteed window seat (option to be selected at time of booking)
  • 1.5-Hour Cruise on Sydney Harbour with 2-Course Lunch (if option selected)
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • King Street Wharf 1
    New South Wales, Australia

    Darling Harbour King St Wharf 1 departure at 12.00pm or Circular Quay Wharf 6 departure at 12:30pm. Please check your confirmation for your selected departure location. Ticket offices located at both locations, please check in at your confirmed departure point 20 minutes prior to departure.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

After making your own way to Circular Quay or King Street Wharf, step on board your spacious, fully equipped cruise boat and set off on the waters of Sydney Harbour.

The welcoming staff show you to your table and soon lunch is served. Take in views of Sydney as you dine on a 2 or a 3-course meal, depending on your selected option. Savor a selection of fresh seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes; drinks are available for purchase from the bar. Your state-of-the-art vessel features several dining areas, large picture windows, an atrium, and a 360-degree viewing deck. Book ahead to confirm an upgraded window seat.

Keep your camera handy for photo opportunities of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge along the backdrop of the skyline. Travel up to Shark Island and Fort Denison, and view secluded bays, marinas, and impressive waterfront homes.

After three hours, return to Circular Quay or King Street Wharf to end your cruise, with easy access to nearby destinations in central Sydney.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Seating on upper decks is via stairs only (no elevator) - please request accessibility information at time of booking if required.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • 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

I also recommend spending a few extra bucks for a window seat.
I know you expect to wait for the food, but water should be given straight up, followed by wine(if ordered).
179 reviews
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See Sydney in class
Trudy_K, Mar 2023
Beautiful attraction to take someone that hasn’t been to Australia before! Do all the Sydney landmarks while enjoying beverages and a 3 corse meal! Unfortunately second time I a row the boat has been broken down/problems with the engine-great compliment free drink so they tried to cater both times the hiccups. All and all I will do again and still take my friends to do the experience. Great service! staff were amazing ! even under so much pressure of questions and answers to why we weren’t moving. They did well! Cheers we will be back with new people to show them what Sydney Aus has to offer!
Must do
TZUYUEH_H, Mar 2023
Great service, good meal, gorgeous view. There is no better way watching the world famous Opera house and the Bridge in a sunny day with a glass of beer in your hand.
Lunch on the Sydney Harbour
Sue_S, Feb 2023
We had a very enjoyable cruise in the Sydney Harbor along with a delicious 3 course lunch! The meal was beautifully presented.
Service was amazing food...
Kylie_G, Feb 2023
Service was amazing food was great nice day out highly recommend will bring my family next time Enjoyed the sights of Sydney
Excellent Trip
HEATHER_O, Feb 2023
Food was superb. The cruise itself was really just Darling Harbour to Circular Quay and back, not very much else and no commentary which surprised us. However we really enjoyed our Lunch Cruise. We booked a window seat and it was well worth it. The views were superb.
expected more for the money paid.Never do it again!
michele_t, Feb 2023
the scenery was beautiful. Food was average,expected a commentary on sydney landmarks. The 3 hr cruise stopped back at the pier 1.5 hrs into the cruise.Should have done a second lap
Very good cruise!
Sayako_K, Feb 2023
We had a great time and my parent from Japan enjoyed very much! The view was very nice. I recommend this cruise!
Not worth the money.
George_S, Jan 2023
The food was way less than I expected. The seat was so uncomfortable my behind was hurting in fifteen minutes. The harbor tour was pretty good but too short.
Great service, amazing...
Jenna_D, Jan 2023
Great service, amazing food and views. Boat was smooth and comfortable. We had a nice time and had to think of nothing but having a good time.
Beautiful experience
Dilsha_M, Jan 2023
Was an amazing experience and the service and the food was top quality. We had the clear and stunning views of the opera house up close and the harbour bridge. Definitely worth the money.
Everything about it. Good...
Ray_S, Jan 2023
Everything about it. Good food, good service with lovely friendly staff and a very relaxing cruise around the harbour
Good trip
Stuart_S, Jan 2023
Get a window seat .. but you can go on the top reach and take photos … reasonable food , good service .. well worth doing
Best way to view the Harbour.
gordon_g, Dec 2022
3 hour lunch cruise on a very comfortable boat. Fantastic three course meal and service, with views to die for!
Food was delicious...
Jade_K, Dec 2022
Food was delicious service was amazing lovely afternoon out highly recommended if you haven’t been on the darling harbour
Lunch cruise magic
Geoff_M, Dec 2022
Excellent meat and great service ,views were stunning we were greeted and seated in a very professional way, all in all a great day
We enjoyed from first to...
Kim_P, Dec 2022
We enjoyed from first to last minutes. Good service . My friends from overseas are very happy. I’ll introduce this tour to my other friends. Many thanks
Overall a good lunch cruise
Nomads_T, Dec 2022
Nice harbour cruise staff were fabulous, those serving food. Bit vague on what was happening lots of people didn’t know when to get off as it then set off around the harbour for a 2nd time. Food was nicely presented and tasty, probably a bit expensive for what you got though. We did this trip for our 43rd anniversary and enjoyed it. Only gripes were people queuing to get on and some rude passengers just pushed in front to board. Maybe staff should’ve had better lines in place as yiu come you board etc. drinks were not too horrendously expensive beer about $8. Overall a nice day and you see darling harbour and circular quay, (but we’d already done this on the cheap ferries on our opal cards for $2.50/day, bargain!)
Fantastic time with Viator cruise
Aurea_V, Dec 2022
I live the cruise ship itself, it's big, the service is fantastic. The staff/crews are friendly. I would love to cruise again with Viator and i will highly recommend it to my friends and family. Well Done!!!!
Great day out, highly recommended!
Janice_S, Dec 2022
Easy boarding and excellent seating on the top deck. We paid extra for a window seat and it was worth it. The food was excellent, great choices and piping hot when served. The beverage ordering via QR code was quick and efficient and with individual ordering, was much better than a table bill. All in all a great day 😃
good sinery, poor meal.
sukwon_K, Nov 2022
It was great joy cruising the harbour. But the meal/food was poor if we consider the price. If it was a buffet, it would be better.