Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Sydney Harbour Tall Ship Twilight Dinner Cruise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Great cruise, great sights and atmosphere, just don't expect to be fed on the dinner cruise..we were up the front of ship and received very little finger food ..basically eat before or after you go on boat..Note im not a fat .. just someone who expects more than 2 chicken kabab sticks.
The trip was lovely but was way to short for the price. Also, some music entertainment would have been nice.
it was ok the food could of been better I enjoyes the senic cruise
They took our booking months before, but then changed the day of sailing at the last minute - had to juggle our other holiday plans to do it. Staff could be better trained - most were holidaying from overseas, and had simply volunteered for the experience. Gorgeous people though. It was raining, but that didn't dampen it too much, but the lunch sailing would be better if raining. Didn't really get the feel that we were actually "sailing". In fact, we only "sailed" for a very small time. A sign for "Tall Ship" at the dock would have helped us find the pick up point better. (There are no signs, and the ship doesn't berth there - just sails in to pick up there.) Food was nice, and they are very helpful and accommodating about allergies. We enjoyed our sail, but mainly because of meeting some great fellow sailors. They booked through "scoupon" or something, and got a very good rate at $45 each. We thought our experience a bit ordinary at $84.50 each. We don't mean to be critical at all - just want to pass on a review of our experience to intending sailors. Would we recommend? Perhaps, but don't expect it to be the highlight of your holiday.
We all had a super great time on this ship. A bit on the expensive side. But we all had fun.
The actual boat cruise was fantastic, motoring out to shark island, setting the sails and sailing back into the Quay, the live music was great too. The food left SO MUCH to be desired, everything was covered in onions! We left the boat relaxed but STARVING! Honestly the best bit was the open bar.
We were expecting dinner as it is advertised not nibbles. So we was a bit dissapointed.
Too many people on the ship and was a bit crowded. Food is not good as I expected.
The actual cruise was not as initially stated although we did get a small discount due to this. There was no live music - not sure where it would have been anyway as no room. Food was ok. Had we had to pay for the drinks got them free eventually due to no live music and only 2 hour cruise not 2.5hrs as stated would have been expensive. Staff were polite and helpful and we were able to assist with hoisting and dropping flags. Given a talk about the ship and explained where things were but could not hear over the engine noise. Unfortunatly there was not much wind so had to use the engine to get back!
Beautiful scenery. Not enough seats on the boat. Food came through in Chinese take out boxes, not on plates. Ate one box at a time. Get the wine addition as you cannot get a soft drink for under $4. Better to take a non-dinner cruise.
I have to say this didn't live up to my expectations - I envisaged, right or wrong a romantic 'mini cruise' with perhaps 20 or 30 on board and was looking forward to a hearty aussie barbie. The reality was the boat was crowded with 60+ - trying to sit was impossible because of that and as a result we managed a chicken on a stick, a sausage and a bit of salad between us. The boat, in my opinion was underlit - a few more lights wouldn't go amiss. On the plus side the crew were very good. Overall I would have to say it was one of the poorer experiences of my time in sydney.
Having previously used Viator I arranged for my parents to go on this trip during their holiday in Australia. Unfortunately they were very disappointed as it did not live up to the website expectation. Per the web they expected to watch the sun set over Sydney Harbour, however the sun was already setting as they departed hence the views of Sydney Harbour were during darkness. They were also surprised to find very little lighting on the boat and could not see what food was served on the barbecue or find anywhere to sit and eat it. All in all they viewed this as the low light of a fantastic holiday to Australia, a massive shame for me as I booked this for them as a Christmas present.