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  •  Activities
  •  Sydney
  •  Sydney Harbour Showboat Dinner Cruise

Sydney Harbour Showboat Dinner Cruise

  • Sydney
  • English
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Three (3) hours dinner cruise on Sydney Showboat
  • 2. Three (3) course deluxe menu with multiple choices
  • 3. One (1) hour cabaret show 'Voyage of Love'
  • 4. Fully air-conditioned, theatre-style pillarless vessel
  • 5. Fully licensed bar (drinks at own expense)
From AUD

1 Key Facts


  • 1. Three (3) hours dinner cruise on Sydney Showboat
  • 2. Three (3) course deluxe menu with multiple choices
  • 3. One (1) hour cabaret show 'Voyage of Love'
  • 4. Fully air-conditioned, theatre-style pillarless vessel
  • 5. Fully licensed bar (drinks at own expense)

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Beers, wines, soft drinks, or any food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Sydney
Depature point ● Departs: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Tuesdays, Sundays, Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point#: King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour (Address: The Promenade, Lime St, Sydney NSW 2000)
#Please check with the staff at the Ticket Office for precise boarding location
● Departure Time^: 19:30
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability
● Returns at 22:00
How to get there ● By Train
-King Street Wharf is a 7 minute walk from Wynyard train station or an 8 minute walk from Pyrmont light rail station.
-Please check the Transport NSW timetables ( for more details to plan your trip.

● By Car
Secure Parking offer two great parking stations close to King Street Wharf.
-King Street Wharf Parking on Shelley Street is the closest parking available.
-Another nearby parking station is 321 Kent Street with an approximate five minute walk to King Street Wharf.
- Parking fees apply.
Operating hours
Monday, Wednesday - Saturday 19:30-22:00 Boarding at 19:00
Tuesdays, Sundays Closed
New Year's Day (01 January) Closed
Valentine's Day (14 February) Closed
Good Friday (10 April 2020) Closed
Easter Sunday (12 April 2020) Closed
Anzac Day (25 April 2020) Closed
Queen's Birthday (8 June 2020) Closed
Labour Day (5 October 2020) Closed
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Boxing Day (26 December) Closed
Additional Day (28 December) Closed
New Year's Eve (31 December) Closed
Check-in requirements If you are making your own way to the boarding terminal, please arrive at the ticket office 30 minutes prior to the departure time to exchange for ticket/boarding pass before proceeding to the boarding terminal. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in
What to bring/wear ● Government proof of ID (a valid passport, drivers licence, or proof of age card)
● Dress code
-Men: Requested to wear collared shirts and pants. Not permitted to wear sleeveless clothing or shorts.
-Women: Encouraged to dress appropriately. Inappropriate and offensive clothing should be avoided.
-Strictly no athletic wear (tracksuits or sweat pant and hoodies) thongs, singlets or beachwear.
● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Light jacket/sweater for windy or cool days
● Camera (waterproof)
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
Other info ● Special Dietary Requirements

-If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise at the time of reservation. It is not guaranteed that the requirements will be meet however we will pass them onto the Cruise company.

-Requests for dietary (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free), substitutions and modifications of menus on board the cruises will be politely declined, as the vessel has an on board kitchen and the kitchen team is required to serve the menus within a required time period, of the respective cruises. All cruises have at least one vegetarian menu option for seated & served menus and buffets also offer vegetarian choice. The Cruise company cannot guarantee that certain products or ingredients (halal, nuts, gluten, dairy, etc.) will not be in our food, and the company explicitly accepts no liability in this regard. For serious food allergies you must make your own decisions on selecting meals. The staff’s comments are only to assist you in making an informed decision.

● You can decide your choice of main course when on board. Set menu Entrée Platter is shared between two guests

● Vessels
There are two authentic paddlewheelers operate on regular nightly Sydney Showboat Dinner Cruise. Your reservation on the night, will be allocated to either of these two vessels at the company’s discretion. Your group will be allocated individual reserved tables.

● Child Onboard
-Children under the age of 16, cruising on our vessels, must always be under the supervision of their accompanying adults at all times. Under no circumstances, should children be allowed to run around inside the vessel or on the outer decks or lean over balustrades. It is the obligation of the parents/guardians to uphold the safety of the children cruising with them. It is extremely important for parents/guardians to ensure that their guests below the age of 16 are always well behaved, so as not to impact the enjoyment of any other guests onboard.

-Please note that whilst Service Provider is delighted to welcome well-behaved children on board the vessels/cruising restaurants, Service Provider does not provide high chairs due to safety reasons. If have infants, like an airline, customer must book and pay the relevant price and declare at time of booking, as they must be included in the manifest. If infants are booked, Service Provider will facilitate extra space for stroller or pram on request.

-High chairs are not provided due to safety reasons. If you have infants, like an airline, you must book and pay the relevant price and declare at time of booking, as they must be included in the manifest. If infants are booked, the staff will facilitate extra space for stroller or pram on request.

-There are no baby-changing facilities on board

● Odd number bookings (e.g.1, 3, 5, 7 guests) may be subject to shared tables

● Photography of the show is strictly prohibited

● Cruise program and schedule is subject to change

● Cruise duration includes boarding time.

● It is against the law to sell or supply liquor to anyone under the age of 18 years old in Australia. Travellers who travel with children under 18 years, please book products without alcohol items. It is strongly recommend that travellers who are 18 years old and over please bring a valid photo ID (a valid passport, drivers licence, or proof of age card) which can prove your age when dining/travelling.

● The Cruise company strictly adheres to NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol guidelines and house policies are strictly enforced
-Intoxicated guests will not be permitted access to board the vessel. Intoxicated passengers will be removed from the vessel by the Captain, and if required with the assistance of water police.
-No activity that encourages excessive alcohol consumption is permitted
-Alcohol will not be served to intoxicated guests
-The Cruises do not serve ‘shots’ or ‘doubles’
-Alcohol service to minors is not permitted
-No guest is permitted to bring or remove alcohol from the vessel
-Please respect the residential neighbourhood when disembarking the vessel.

● This cruise does not operate on NSW public holidays, for more information please check government website:

● Service Provider reserves the right, if consider necessary (for example, due to mechanical breakdown, for safety reasons or weather conditions), to substitute vessels without notice (including any vessels of a third party), deviate from a vessels advertised route, change any menu, service, schedule, program, performance or cruise fare. Service Provider will endeavour to provide a similar quality vessel, route, menu, service, schedule, program, performance or cruise fare (as the case may be) in these circumstances. In such circumstances, Service Provider will not be liable for customer's direct or indirect loss, or to refund any fares or portions of fares, nor will Service Provider be liable for any other damage, loss, expense, loss of time, disappointment, inconvenience, or any other consequential loss suffered by customer.

● Cruises operate on busy waterways and are subject to the risks and perils of cruising on such watervvays including loss, damage and injury arising out of or in connection with changing tidal and weather conditions and the navigation of other craft. To the extent permissible by law, Service Provider will not be responsible in tort, contract or otherwise for any loss or damage arising out of injury or death sustained by customer or any other
passenger, howsoever arising and whether or not arising as a result of Service Provider's negligence or failure to render due care and skill. Customer enter into this agreement and book and travel on the cruises at customer's own risk. If however any guarantees, terms, conditions or warranties are implied into this agreement by any law of the
Commonwealth or New South Wales, the exclusion of which would contravene that law or cause part or all of this clause to be void, then to the extent permissible by law:
-Service Provider exclude all other guarantees, terms, conditions and warranties; and
-Service Provider's liability for breach of such guarantee, term, condition or warranty is limited to the supply of the relevant cruise again or the cost of re-supplying the cruise.

● Service Provider exclude all liability for any loss or damage to clothing or personal items/belongings howsoever arising and whether or not Service Provider's liability arises in tort, contract or otherwise.

● Some of the tours, products and cruises Service Provider operates may be considered dangerous and customer should be aware of the risks involved before participating, which may include injury or death. Where the tours, products and cruises include activities that could be considered dangerous, customer assume all of the inherent risks which are applicable to those activities. Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude customer from participating in activities and customer is responsible for confirming customer's ability to participate. Customer must use caution when participating in activities and inform Service Provider of any medical or other conditions.

● Service Provider may contract or arrange for third parties to provide the whole or part of the cruise and any related services to customer. Customer must not bring any claims or actions against such third parties.

2 Overview

Revolutionising the concept of waterfront dining on Sydney Harbour, Sydney Showboats has fashioned a league of its own in the cruising industry. Learn how the visionary Brian Gray took a giant leap into the future by rekindling the romance of the 1800s with this paddlewheeler dining venue. Since 1987, the Sydney Showboat dinner cruise has successfully delivered unforgettable experiences to over 6 million guests.

Sydney Harbour Showboat Dinner Cruise


Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruises

Rekindling the romance of the past, Sydney Showboats has entertained over 6 million guests on its famous dinner cruises. Luxurious yet simple, glamorous yet understated, captivating yet allowing for conversation - choose from two popular Sydney Harbour dinner cruises that rank among the best of dinner cruises out on the harbour, striking just the right balance.

How would you like to go on a dinner cruise in Sydney that takes you back in time to an era when glitz and glamour, romance and vibrance were the order of the day? The Sydney Showboat is definitely no time machine; but when glamourous showgirls in glittering outfits welcome you aboard this Sydney Harbour dinner cruise, you're magically transported to a world that is defined by an old-world charm.

Since 1987, over 6 million happy guests have enjoyed a Sydney Harbour dinner cruise experience and show aboard the Sydney Showboats. 

Stylish air-conditioned interiors, polished woodwork lined with rich textured fabric and backlit marble all set the stage for a spectacular dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour. It's a blend of old and new that gives you a taste of the past with all the comforts of modernity for a complete Sydney Harbour dinner cruise experience!


The Show

What sets this dinner cruise apart from the numerous other options on Sydney Harbour is the 'Voyage of Love' - Sydney's longest running cabaret show. Watch our talented all-Australian cast of singers and dancers come together to take you on an exotic journey diving into diverse countries and cultures! This one-of-a-kind entertainment is a spectacular routine of creativity and choreography guaranteed to leave you spellbound on your dinner cruise in Sydney!


The Dinner

The dinner cruise on Sydney Showboat also presents an unmatchable dining experience. Keeping with the old-world theme, dining aboard this cruise is a formal experience. A delectable three-course meal is served to your individual table that is dressed, with crisp linen and sparkling silverware, and you'll have the added luxury of courteous staff attending to your every need. You can begin your evening with refreshing beverages from a wine list that includes an interesting array of cocktails and spirits, beer, wine and soft drinks (optional extra at own expense).


Sample Menu*

*Menu is reference only and subject to change without notice

  • First Flavour* (Entrée Platter) - *Shared Between Two Guests
    • Smoked salmon
    • Grilled teriyaki chicken tulips
    • Butterfly garlic + herb + chilli prawns
    • Vegetarian spring rolls
  • Main Flavour (Now Offering A Choice Of 4 Main Course Options)
    • Grilled Australian veal cutlet + chef's special potatoes + broccolini + asparagus + shiraz jus
    • Oven-roasted chicken breast Spinach mesh Grilled asparagus + Chimichurri
    • Beetroot ravioli + Pinenuts + Raisins + 3eurre blanc
    • Grilled salmon Spinach mash Broccolini
  • Sweet Flavour (Dessert Platter) - *Shared Between Two Guests
    • Tonka Bean Marquise
    • Layers of flourless chocolate sponge with a layer of tonka bean ganache and a tonka bean mousse
    • Raspberry Cheese Cake
    • Light cheese cake mousse with a raspberry centre on raspberry crunch disk


Sample Menu - Vegetarian*

*Menu is reference only and subject to change without notice

  • First Flavour* (Entrée)
    • Salad of roma tomatoes, asparagus spears and avocado drizzled with balsamic vinegar
  • Main Flavour
    • Beetroot ravioli + pinenuts raisins + beurre blanc
  • Sweet Flavour
    • Heavenly tiramisu
    • Fruit platter


The View

After your meal, you can leisurely stroll the outer decks and take in Sydney's breathtaking sights and sounds that will enchant you beyond words! Cruise past the magnificent Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Luna Park, Fort Denison and the dazzling harbour shoreline. All lit up under the Sydney night sky, these landmarks give off an aura of brilliance - an experience you definitely don't want to miss on this delightful dinner cruise in Sydney!


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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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