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Tour code: 5067SYDTWILIGHT
Experience the magic of sailing Sydney Harbour during a twilight cruise aboard an exquisitely restored historic tall ship. Enjoy seeing the city at sunset and get photo ops of iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as they light up for the night. Snack on refreshments and dinner dishes (if option chosen) and have the choice to include unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. The entertaining crew provide commentary on Australia's maritime history, making for an unforgettable sail on Sydney Harbour.


  • 2- or 3-hour Sydney Harbour twilight cruise on a historic tall ship
  • Watch the sun set over Sydney Harbour
  • Learn about the history of Sydney and the British colony
  • Upgrade for the 3-hour wine and canapé cruise that includes live music and drinks
  • Help the crew to set the sails for a more interactive experience
  • Climb the mast for a thrilling challenge on the earlier cruise (if option selected)
  • Enjoy snacking on appetizers and dinner while sailing (if option selected)

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What You Can Expect

Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Twilight Dinner Cruise

Sydney Harbour Tall Ships

Get a great start to your evening with an unforgettable 2- or 3-hour twilight cruise on Sydney Harbour. Make your own way to the dock in the historic Rocks district to board your tall ship, one of only two that still sail the waters of this harbor, which was once full of tall ships carrying goods from Europe and around the globe.

Snack on a tasty dinner as your informative captain shares details about your ship and early Sydney, where the British colony was established in the 1700s. Admire the sight of old sandstone buildings as your ship sets out on Sydney Harbour, then enjoy magnificent twilight views of the city and its iconic structures as your ship passes Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

If you wish, learn about sailing with a more hands-on experience by helping out the crew with setting the sails, and upgrade to include a thrilling climb up the mast. The climb culminates at the crow's nest, which offers the chance to soak in incredible views of Sydney Harbour.

You can choose to add the drinks package and the mast climb when booking your 2-hour dinner cruise. The 3-hour wine and canapé cruise features live acoustic music, a selection of canapés (appetizers), and unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks.


Buffet Dinner Menu

  • BBQ Choritzo slices (GF)
  • Spinach and cheese triangles


  • Your choice of pulled meats served hot on a roll: Beef with smokey BBQ sauce, pork, chicken (GF)
  • Veggie patties are available for vegetarians, please advise during the booking process
  • Coleslaw: red and white cabbage and carrots served with creamy mayonnaise dressing (V) (GF)
  • Chickpea salad: chickpea, onion and parsley with cinnamon and paprika spices (V) (GF)
  • Potato salad: potato, parsley and shallots with mustard and mayonnaise (V)
  • Fresh garden salad (V) (GF)
  • Choice of white or wholemeal rolls


  • Chocolate brownies
Winter Menu (through until September 2016)
  • BBQ choritzo slices (GF)
  • Spinach and cheese triangles
  • Butter chicken (GF)
  • Tasty beef meatballs in a fresh tomato sauce (GF)
  • Pulled pork in a sweet Asian sauce
  • Rice
  • Honey butter carrots and beans (V) (GF)
  • Green leaf salad
  • Chocolate brownies

Wine and Canapés Menu

  • Vietnamese duck rice paper roll (GF)
  • Oysters fresh from the market served with lemon wedge (GF)
  • Caramelized onion and goat cheese tartlet (GF)
  • Cheese gougére: a rich choux pastry with three cheeses (V)
  • Pumpkin and feta mini quiche with semi dried tomato (V)
  • Maki: rolled sushi with assorted fillings including tempura prawn, teriyaki chicken, cucumber, avocado and pickled daikon (V) (GF)
  • Tomato, oregano and cheese croissant (V)
  • Chicken wrap: satay chicken and lettuce with mayo served in a tortilla wrap (contains nuts)
  • Vegetable wrap: tortilla wrap with seasonal vegetables (V)
  • Beef pie
  • Panacotta with mango and passionfruit couli (GF)
  • Chocolate brownie served warm

Customer Reviews

Christine O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great twilight excursion in the harbor. Views were fantastic.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great few hours on beautiful Sydney Harbour. Lived up to all our expectations.

Richard S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This cruise was nice and relaxing. Our family enjoyed our harbor cruise, it helped us relax after our long flight earlier that day.

viki-lee k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Catherine G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great time to go, good crew, good food and great sites

Ross S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

For my wife and myself this was the most relaxed and informative dinner cruise we have done. Initially we thought we were boarding a pirate ship, (which added to the fun), but within a few seconds of boarding we were made to feel welcome with a surprisingly free run of the ship. The crew were fun,helpful, approachable and couldn't do enough for you. The mast climbing was very entertaining, even though I didn't climb it was great to watch others experience it. The food was great, not 5 star, but also not expected. Plenty of drinks for everyone and the above average commentary on they way back sailing under the harbour bridge was excellent. We would both recommend this to anyone wanting a good Australian experience.
R and A Tas

pauline c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Excellent, lovely evening sailing around Sydney Harbour, very informative talk given by one of the crew.Would recommend it to everyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

My two friends flew in from California in the afternoon, we went on the Tall Ship Twilight Dinner Cruise that same evening. The absolutely most perfect introduction to Sydney in every way. Could not imagine anything more magical.

Joseph M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great tour! Very knowledgeable guides.

Catherine H Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We really enjoyed the whole evening staff were very friendly and our 12yr old had a great time too.

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