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Sydney Harbour Top Deck Lunch Cruise

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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

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)
  • Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure 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.

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
Operated by Captain Cook Cruises

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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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 sanitization during Sydney Harbour Top Deck Lunch 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 is the social distancing policy during Sydney Harbour Top Deck Lunch Cruise?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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Traveler 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).
142 reviews
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Relaxing in the harbour
Annette_D, Jun 2022
We had the steak for main course for lunch and it was amazing. The whole experience was relaxing and fantastic
MaryAnn_C, Jun 2022
Our experience was exceptional, The view was breathtaking, the staff and service was very customer focused . The food was exceptional A Wonderful experience
Great experience
Kerri_F, May 2022
Would recommend highly - the meal and service was very good - have recommended to friends and family 😀
A great time
James_B, Jan 2022
Wonderful sightseeing tour. The staff were very helpful and the food was fantastic. I need to say it again... the food was remarkable. Would highly recommend it.
Good time
Julie_R, Dec 2021
Service and views were amazing nice time of year to get out on the harbor for our end of year get together
Great way to see the harbour
Vicki_Y, Nov 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Weather was perfect. Want to do it again. Food servings were a good size and lovely. With choices to suit everyone. Staff were efficient. Only criticisms are that ⁰it went too quickly and that they could have been a bit more generous with the Chardonnay jus on the chicken.
Above & Beyond all Expectations
Clinton_J, Oct 2020
This Lunch Cruise was a fantastic experience from the ease of booking, the embarkation, the window table, the great food, drinks, the cruise, & most importantly the staff. All very well trained in their respective tasks, friendly, welcoming, attentive, & an absolute pleasure to be with. Congratulations on providing a first class lunch cruise that we enjoyed very much. Thank You.
Sydney Harbour
Jennifer_F, Mar 2020
The cruise was good. The food was tasty for the the courses - the food came quickly, the drinks also came soon after you ordered them. Check your bill for drinks and the change. The view from the boat was Sydney harbour
1 traveler found this review helpful
Enjoyable experience!
Lori_C, Feb 2020
Good food. Great service! Friendly staff. Window seats were perfect to see the amazing views. Enjoyable experience.
Great boat ride experience
Edgar_F, Feb 2020
Excellent way to view Sydney harbor from the water. The food service was excellent and the food not bad. Be sure to visit the top deck for an incredible viewing experience. I also recommend spending a few extra bucks for a window seat.
Sydney harbor deck lunch cruise
DEBRA_M, Dec 2019
The food and service were impeccable. Unfortunately we got off a bit early to explore darling harbor without realizing it was quite a walk back to the circular quay. But it was nice. Thank you.
Lovely experience cruising the harbor
Karen_S, Nov 2019
I was by myself and worried that I would be seated with others who spoke different languages than I did...hard if you are sitting with others for 3 hours. But I had a table by myself in the top windowed- deck with menu opposed to the other two floors that had a buffet. I highly recommend this deck. The food choices were outstanding, the food quality and service excellent, wine choices equally so. And I could leave things at my table and go to the top open deck or other spaces and take photos and nothing was bothered. I got on at circular quay and off there as well after two hours plus. I could have stayed on for another 1 1/2 hours at no additional charge. But it looked like rain, and this was my last day. So I chose to get off and wander around the Rocks and its shops instead. Take this Top Deck Lunch Cruise. You will not be disappointed!!!!
Sydney Harbour lunch
Karen H, Nov 2019
Great service, not overwhelming. Great lunch. Certainly the best way to enjoy the beautiful Sydney Harbour.
Nice lunch but cruise was disappointing
John R, Nov 2019
We had a very nice two course lunch. The cruise simply went back and forth between the Zoo and Darling Harbor. We stopped at Darling Harbor then Circular Quay were we started then again at Darling Harbor and back to Circular Quay. I was expecting a non stop 3 hour cruise. Disappointing cruise.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lunch cruise for special occassion
Robyn K, Oct 2019
We were looking forward to this cruise as it was for our 40th wedding anniversary. As it turned out we were rather disappointed. When we boarded at Circular Quay there were already a few people aboard, who must have embarked at King St Wharf, which we were unaware of(not stated on the website) being served. We were shone to our table and completely left alone for approx 20 minutes without being given any water to start with. Then when we finally got that & they took our order for wine & food, we were waiting for at least another 20 minutes or so before one of the waiters came over to tell us they couldn’t find the bottle of wine we wanted at the bar on that level & had been looking all over the boat for it. On that note we had to order a different wine. (we should have been told straight away that we needed to wait,) Inbetween all that the couple of tables that were there when we got on were being fussed over by several waiters. I know you expect to wait for the food, but water should be given straight up, followed by wine(if ordered). It is always nice to go out on the harbour and that part was good, especially having a window table. The food was reasonable, but service poor.
Sydney harbour lunch cruise
rosecamera, Oct 2019
Great sights, service was good although entre and desert small and not like the ones shown on the website.
Beautiful and relaxing
atldee2019, Sep 2019
I absolutely loved this tour. The views were breathtaking. Our guide shared great information, and the food was nice too. Highly recommended! Great value for the price.
Lovely way to see Sydney Harbour
Anthony_H, Aug 2019
We had a beautiful lunch while cruising the harbour. Service staff were welcoming and attentive. Guests were invited to stay onboard after lunch to a second trip around the harbour & disembark at port of choice. Made for a lovely relaxing afternoon.
Great day out
Barbara_T, Apr 2019
Our luncheon cruise was a great day lovely food lovely staff our waitress so nice cruise ship was very clean
A wonderful lunch and amazing views...
Marjorie R, Mar 2018
A wonderful lunch and amazing views from our table by a window.The staff were very courteous and helpful.This was a fantastic golden wedding gift from friends.


Product code: 3378LUNCH