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Sunset and Sparkle Sydney Harbour Cruise

Sydney, Australia

From $32.40

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get the best possible views of stunning Sydney landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, and Sydney Harbour Bridge onboard a 35-foot (10.5 meter) catamaran. Relax and soak up the colorful sky as you cruise through the water at sunset while nibbling on an appetizer platter and sip on a cold beverage, or bring your own alcoholic beverages onboard with no corkage fee. Watch as the sun sets and the twinkling city lights come to life.
  • Relax on a 1-hour sunset cruise of the Sydney Harbour on a catamaran
  • See 360° views of the harbor on an intimate cruise (30 passengers max)
  • Nibble on an appetizer platter and sip a cold drink (or BYO) as you cruise
  • See the iconic harbor landmarks from the decks of a 35-foot (10.5 meter) catamaran

What's Included

  • A relaxed 1 hour harbour cruise aboard a beautiful, spacious 10.5 metre catamaran with an experienced skipper and knowledgeable and friendly crew. An intimate harbour tour with maximum passenger numbers of 30
  • Pick up and drop off at Man O War Steps (located next to the Sydney Opera House)
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Restroom on board
  • Gratuities
  • A guided tour

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Man O'War Steps, Farm Cove Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    The wharf is located between the Opera House and the Botanical Gardens. Plan to arrive at the wharf 15-20 minutes prior to departure time. Check your booking confirmation for departure times, as there may be some variations to the schedule in April and October pending daylight saving time changes.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Passengers of all ages must be accounted for to ensure that the maximum number of passengers aboard the boat is not exceeded.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sunset and Sparkle Sydney Harbour Cruise?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Sunset and Sparkle Sydney Harbour Cruise?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sunset and Sparkle Sydney Harbour Cruise?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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27 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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A little disappointed...
Michael_C, Feb 2020
We were unfortunately left a little disappointed by our recent experience. The boat was just shy of fully capacity which meant that it was a scramble for seats out the front of the boat, resulting in us sitting on the flooring for the duration of the cruise. Secondly, despite being billed as an hour-long cruise, the boat didn’t dock until 8:20pm, and at a different location to that specified on our ticket! This would have been good had we not had plans immediately afterwards. Finally, our ticket advertised a free soft drink and snack platter, however this only materialised at 7:50pm when a guest questioned where it was. However, BYOB was a perk (plastic cups are provided onboard) and definitely made the cruise more enjoyable. Despite the above, we still had a good time, saw some great sunset views and managed to get some good photos around Sydney harbour.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed the views of Sydney Harbour. The vessel that this experience is taken on is a sailing catamaran that has a casual layout on board. Passengers can move around while on board and the layout of this vessel allows for 360-degree views of the harbour. As the cruise is hosted in a casual style, there is no set seat for passengers on board, and the seating is a mix of saloon-style seats, cushions and netted areas - this is the style of the vessel, this is not due to the number of guests on board. As this is an outdoor activity each experience does differ slightly as it can be impacted by weather. The crew’s priority onboard is to deliver a safe and comfortable experience for all and the elements can change the way the cruise is delivered. On the evening that you cruised with us, there were some winds that came about while on the boat, and so the skipper needed to adjust the speed and route of the vessel to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. When winds are about, the vessel does need to cruise with caution, and this is just one of the reasons why we advertise the cruise as “a relaxed 1 hour”, as there are so many external factors that impact on the cruise duration. Nevertheless, the cruise returned to the wharf later than planned, giving passengers more time to enjoy the harbour views and more value. The decision to dock the vessel at an alternate wharf (merely 400m from the original location) was also made by the skipper on the day, to ensure safe disembarking of all passengers. This was a location closer to public transport and restaurant venues, and passengers were informed of this change on the day. The nibbles are served on board at varied times, pending on the route and conditions on the water. The crew determine when they feel they are in an area with calmer water. While we appreciate your feedback, we do hope you can understand that logistics for an experience on a vessel work differently to that on land, and the crew adapt the cruise to suit the evening, however, safety and comfort will always be the priority.
dollarbill, Feb 2020
We had a lovely cruise through Sydney harbour. The crew was amazing with their commentary as well as their willingness to accommodate photos etc. The charcuterie board was a nice touch
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. We are so glad to hear that you had a terrific time onboard the Sunset & Sparkle Harbour Cruise. We hope to see you again in the future.
5 Star Experience
Stephanie_L, Jan 2020
Our sunset cruise was fantastic! It was a small intimate group of only about 15 people. The two crew members Very friendly and even included a little history and information about the harbor for us. Snacks were great. The entire experience was five stars definitely would do it again!!!
Response from Host, Jan 2020
So glad that you could join us for our Sunset Cruise and so glad to hear that you enjoyed experiencing Sydney from the water. Thanks for the amazing review and hopefully we will see you again in the future.
Don’t bother
Linda_H, Jan 2020
The captain offered to answer any questions but it would have been nice to receive a commentary of the history and names of the sights as we passed. We cruised in silence instead
Response from Host, Feb 2020
The sunset cruise that is offered as a relaxing harbour cruise on Sydney Harbour that includes nibbles and the option to BYO drinks, and the highlight is the stunning harbour views. Generally, it does not include a guided tour of the harbour, and the product description does not advise that this included, however the crew will endeavour to provide information on the harbour where possible. It is a shame that you had alternate expectations when boarding the vessel. As guests onboard are a mix of locals and visitors, not all on board wish to hear commentary of the harbour, hence the reason why the crew encourage questions if there is information you would like to know. The crew are always happy to have a chat with guests and provide them with further information on request. There is background music playing and guests onboard tend to mingle with each other also. We hope you enjoyed the views while on board, as cruising Sydney Harbour is often a once in a lifetime opportunity for many Sydney visitors.
Enjoyable, Informal Alternative Sydney Harbour Cruise
Maria_L, Dec 2019
Our group had an enjoyable evening. An intimate cruise of Sydney Harbour during sunset on a catamaran. BYOB, snacks provided by crew. A wonderful and refreshing alternative to the larger and formal dinner cruises offered.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Thanks for this amazing review Maria. So glad that you enjoyed the cruise and liked the intimacy of the experience. Hope to have you back on board next time you visit Sydney!
Fantastic time!
Corinne_P, Nov 2019
Very nice boat, great crew, and a beautiful sunset. Couldn’t have asked for much more. It was a good value.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Thanks for taking the time to leave this amazing review. Glad that you enjoyed the cruise and hope to see you again in the future.
Jenny_H, Apr 2019
Perfect evening. 28 degrees in the day. Stunning views. Great crew. Lovely boat. Well worth this trip. Would recommend to everyone not just tourists. Softer music would have been a bonus played on the boat, given the setting but I really enjoyed the beautiful breeze, sunset and magical setting. Very good value for money. Thank you.


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