Sydney, Australia
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60 minutes (Approx.)
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Cruise around Sydney Harbour on a 1-hour evening boat excursion that gives you front row seats for the spectacular light displays of the VIVID Sydney festival. Drinks are available for purchase, sip a glass of wine, beer or soft drink while you admire the artworks that light up iconic structures including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay among others. Your cruise ends at Darling Harbour, where you can continue to explore VIVID installations along the illuminated waterfront at your leisure.
  • 1-hour cruise on Sydney Harbour for VIVID Sydney
  • Take in unobstructed views of the light shows at VIVID Sydney, one of Australia’s favorite annual arts festivals
  • Admire mesmerizing light projections displayed on the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • See some of the 50+ light creations made by artists from around the world
  • Stroll along the waterfront after your cruise to see installations from Darling Harbour to The Rocks
Make your own way to Kings Street Wharf to board the spacious motorized cruiser for your 1-hour VIVID Sydney cruise.

Take your choice of indoor or outdoor seating, and enjoy a glass of wine, beer, sparkling water or soda as you set out on the harbor (beverages are available for purchase at the full bar). Your vessel heads for prime spots to see the colorful light displays that are at the heart of the VIVID festival.

VIVID Sydney started in 2009 and has become the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Iconic structures light up with colorful projections, with the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Customs House and National Maritime Museum among the most famous Sydney landmarks that are part of VIVID.

When your boat returns to Darling Harbour, you can step off the boat and stroll into one of VIVID’s most colorful districts. Make your own way to your next destination from Darling Harbour.

If you want to see more lights, walk along the waterfront or stop into one of the numerous cafes and restaurants for great views of the festival’s video projections, lasers and fireworks. You can head towards Observatory Park and Circular Quay to catch more color-drenched outdoor sculptures made by artists from all over the world.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Feb 2017

Excellent cruise, well worth it

, Jul 2016

The sights were amazing!

, Jun 2016

We missed the cruise. We thought it left from Circular Quay, but it left from Darling Harbor. It was a big disappointment. By the time we realiized we were in the wrong place, it was too late to get over to Darling Harbor. I wish it had been more clear on the itinerary.

, Jun 2016

Very nice

, Jun 2016

This tour was amazing!

, Jun 2016

What a spectacular event and a marvellous way to see it on-board the very reputable cruise. Purchase and ticketing were easy, all details to find the pick up and drop off wharf were clear. Fantastic experience even in the wet rainy evening and exactly what I was hoping for. I took my mother as previous attempts at walking around Vivid were a bit too much for her. The cruise was ideal, we saw everything except obviously Customs House and the interactive installations. I wouldn't hesitate doing this again next year with mum.

, Jun 2015

I was a little disappointed. The boat was too crowed, it was late, we waited too long in the queue with my elderly parents and son. And I don't know way you would post Child rates and Adult rates but you still took Adult rate for my son! so next year we will not be cruising with you . Good luck.
Susan Polat.

, Jun 2015

It was a present for my father and his partner, they are unable to walk very far so this was perfect for them and they got to see vivid Sydney.

, Jun 2015

This tour was amazing!

, Jun 2015

Trip was very good fun , everyone had a great time.
We got up close and could see every light well
Drink service was slow
The only bad part was the final bill not being clear that it was in USD - so the total was even more

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