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Set sail on 6-hour Sydney Harbor cruise for an exclusive New Year's Eve celebration that includes fireworks displays, cocktails and dancing.  Glide around the fairy-lit harbor as part of the Harbour of Lights Parade, and enjoy front-row views of Sydney’s spectacular fireworks shows at 9pm and midnight. Includes hearty appetizers, unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks, and DJ music to get the dance floor hopping. Countdown to 2016 from center stage as you watch Sydney’s world-famous New Year’s Eve fireworks displays from the harbor’s central exclusion zone.

Highlights

  • New Year’s Eve Sydney Harbour cocktail cruise
  • Enjoy a six-hour cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve on the luxury glass vessel
  • Enter the harbor’s central exclusion zone and be in prime position for Sydney’s breathtaking 9pm and midnight fireworks
  • Be part of the Harbour of Lights Parade
  • Snack on a delicious cocktail menu and drinks all night

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What You Can Expect

Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve Cocktail Cruise

Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve Cocktail Cruise

Make your own way to King Street Wharf to board your boat, the Bella Vista, which features 10-foot-high (3-meter) windows on the main deck, plus spacious upper and wrap-around decks that allow for 360-degree views.

Set out on the waters of Sydney Harbour and enjoy watching the sunset as you nibble on a delicious selection of appetizers, accompanied by your choice of unlimited complimentary sparkling, red or white wine, beer, or soft drinks. As evening falls, your boat become part of the festivities as it joins the Harbour of Light Parade, made up of colorful lighted vessels that have been invited into the exclusion zone in the middle of Sydney Harbour.

Take in the best views of Sydney’s skyline and harbor as your boat glides around the exclusion zone, which is off-limits to regular boat traffic for this special event. You get front-row views of the festive boats and waterfront, and enjoy prime positioning for the dazzling 9pm fireworks display.

Inside the main deck cabin, a professional disc jockey spins favorite dance tunes to get you out on the dance floor. Cocktail snacks and drinks are available throughout the night.

Feel the excitement build as the Bella Vista joins an exclusive flotilla of boats to celebrate as the year ticks over into 2016. Count down the final minutes of 2015, toast to the new year, and be amazed as you watch the ‘Bridge Effect' — a specially designed display of cascading lights that illuminates the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge — part of the spectacular midnight fireworks displays of Sydney.

Your six-hour New Year's Eve cruise continues with more music and dancing before returning to the King Street Wharf at 1am.

Itinerary

Cruise Schedule
  • 6:30pm - Commence Boarding
  • 7:00pm - 'Bella Vista' departs King Street Wharf
  • 8:00pm - Canape selection is served
  • 9:00pm - Fireworks display
  • 9:10pm - Midnight Harbour of Lights Parade*
  • 9:30pm - Disc Jockey and Dancing
  • 12:00am - Sydney New Year's Eve Fireworks! Happy New Year
  • 1:00am - 'Bella Vista' returns to King Street Wharf
New Year's Eve Menu
* Mini bruschetta with tomato and basil
* Caramelized onion and goat cheese tarts
* Tartlets of smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers
* Gourmet wraps with assorted fillings
* Spinach and ricotta triangles
* Assorted petite pies
* Assorted mini quiche
* Thai fish cakes
* BBQ beef fillet and capsicum skewers served with fresh tzatziki sauce
* Breaded calamari rings served with lemon aioli
* Prawn twisters accompanied with sweet chili sauce
* Chicken skewers with satay sauce

Individually Boxed
* Tortellini with porcini and mixed mushroom sauce with a touch of fresh cream, parsley and parmesan
* Penne pasta tossed in fresh basil and garlic pesto

From the Food Stalls
* Thai green curry chicken
* Singapore noodles with Asian-style vegetables
* Jasmine rice
* Thai beef noodle salad

Dessert
* Chefs selection of cakes
* Tea and coffee - served with after dinner mints

Menu subject to change without notice

Customer Reviews

Deesalim

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I cannot tell you how amazing this night was!

Such a wonderful experience, ONCE in a lifetime:

Food was good, drinks were good, loved our time there!

lodd

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Best time of my life with my family 2015 would be the best year....

G J C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Great cruise - a lifetime experience - just a hassle getting the boat voucher from ATS

Brian R United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

The view of the firework display from the ship in the harbour area was awesome. It was difficult to know in which direction to look.

Charles H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

A once in a lifetime experience, not to be missed.

Brian C

4 star rating: Recommended January 2016

Excellent experience, excellent boat and the excellent crew. The experience measured up to expectations, the boat surpassed expectations and comparable options and the crew definite got it done that night. Definitely choose this tour if you want a top 5 Sydney NYE experience.

Loriel L

4 star rating: Recommended January 2015

I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else on New Year's eve! The views of the harbour, the fireworks, and the brudge from onboard was second to none. The crew, especially Dan, was friendly and professional. The food was quite good, served to temperature, and plentiful. I say go!!!

Mark B

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

It was the best new years Eve that i have ever had. Sydney being one of the most beautiful city's in the world only added to the experience. But you had the added bonus of seeing the fireworks from the water. What a view it was, the show was second to none.
The staff on board were friendly and i were at hand with food and drink, which seemed to be endless. There was a good choice of food and i am sure there would have been something for everyone.
After a bad 2013 i had at least a memorable day to go out on. I had a fantastic time.

LUIZ CARLOS O. D Brazil

4 star rating: Recommended January 2010

I recommend the Sydney Harbour New Years Eve Cocktail Cruise because it is beautiful and terrific, but there is a big problem for me, sometimes the music is too loud. I am not a young man anymore!

Karyn M

4 star rating: Recommended January 2010

We enjoyed the evening, but had been advised by yourselves that the meal was a seated meal at shared tables. It was a slight disappointment that the meal was actually a buffet meal with space very limited, but enjoyable all the same.
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