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Admire the spectacular VIVID Sydney light show from the waters of Sydney Harbour during a 1.5-hour cruise luxury cruise from Circular Quay. The annual art festival takes place from late May to June, attracting international artists who create stunning light art displays for iconic sites such as the sails of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and other city attractions. Your vessel also glows with colorful lighting as it joins the festivities. Numbers are limited to 16 people on this exclusive small-group cruise that includes complimentary drinks and nibbles.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour small-group luxury evening cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Take in spectacular views of the light shows at VIVID, one of Australia’s favorite annual festivals
  • Get the exclusive opportunity to cruise on a motor-cruiser equipped with lighting displays specially designed for VIVID
  • Marvel at the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as they are transformed by mesmerizing light projections
  • Enjoy drinks and snacks throughout your deluxe cruise
  • Have the option to disembark at Darling Harbour and stroll through a district with amazing lighted art installations
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 16 people ensures a more personalized experience of VIVID Sydney

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What You Can Expect

Sydney VIVID Festival: Sydney Harbour Small-Group Luxury Cruise

Sydney VIVID Festival

Make your own way to Campbell’s Cove where the crew welcomes you aboard the luxury 52-foot (16m) motorized cruiser. Both outdoor or indoor seating are available and both options provide fantastic views and photo ops.

The crew shares stories and commentary about the VIVID festival and Sydney's sights as your boat sets out for the best spots in the harbor to see the colorful light displays. Marvel at the way Sydney’s most famous sights light up with multicolored displays of eye-popping projections. You'll see icons such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Customs House and National Maritime Museum from a new vantage point during your cruise. Your vessel also takes part in the festivities as it glows with special lighting that is programmed to change colors depending on your location.

While gliding around the harbor, enjoy complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks or sparkling water, in addition to a variety of cheese and antipasto appetizers. Have the option to disembark at Darling Harbour where you can disembark at King Street Wharf to walk through one of VIVID’s most colorful districts.

Choose from two departure times for this small-group experience in Sydney. When you return to shore after a memorable cruise, disembark at King Street Wharf and make your own way back to your hotel, or explore further on your own. There's plenty to admire among the color-drenched video projections, fireworks, outdoor sculptures and shimmering light fountains that have been installed for the annual festival. Nearby, numerous restaurants and cafes also afford great views of the city.

Customer Reviews

Michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great way to experience Vivid. Being on a smaller boat, we were able to cruise close to many of the light installations. Seeing the Sydney Opera House sails lit up and being so close was amazing. The food was great too and the staff were very attentive. I will be definately wanting to book the same cruise for Vivid in 2017.

Michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

What a fantastic way to experience VIVID. Being amongst a small group of people made for a very special experience with great viewing and photo opportunities. I'd say the highlight was being in prime position to watch the Aquatique Water Theatre at Darling Harbour. Our boat was at the front of all other boats, providing the best views as we relaxed with our dinks and nibbles on the front deck. Amazing!!!!

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

What an amazing night. Cruising around Sydney Harbour to view the lights of Vivid. Seeing the crowds on the street am pleased we took a cruise instead this year. The staff were extremely attentive and talented, carrying a drinks tray and not spilling a drop all night ! Mathew P.

David and Paul

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

What a magical night out on the harbour seeing Vivid! The staff and captain were all welcoming and couldn't have been more attentive. We had the best view of Vivid and even managed to see the 7PM laser projection show at Darling Harbour courtesy of some very clever steering from the captain. I highly recommend this as a great way to spend some time on the harbour and see the Vivid lights. David and Paul

Lisbeth F

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2014

The views of the VIVID lighting were fantastic. The crew were friendly and generous with drinks, and the length of the cruise was just right. Only issue was the food, we had to eat off a paper napkin, and the food selection was very basic. We did enjoy it overall.

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