showboat cruises

Cruising Sydney Harbour since 1987, Sydney Showboats has delighted over 6 million guests since 1987 with its daily Sydney Harbour dinner cruise that culminates in a spectacular cabaret show by an all-Australian cast.

This unique dining & entertainment cruise concept has catapulted the brand into a league of its own in the cruising industry. Sydney Showboats has recreated the charm of authentic paddlewheelers that used to ply the waters of Sydney Harbour during the 1800s. Originally conceptualised in 1986, this vessel was introduced to Sydney Harbour in November 1987, just in time for the Australian bicentenary in January 1988.

Sydney Showboats were purpose-built with a theatre-style layout and all the trappings of stage, light and sound requirements to host live cabaret shows, luxury dinner cruises and provide a unique viewing gallery to take in all the gorgeous sights Sydney Harbour has to offer.

The Showboat experience promises a night full of spectacular sights, great food and entertainment that transcends all expectations! Glamorous showgirls, in glittering beaded outfits, usher guests into this New Orleans-style paddlewheeler and transport them into a sensational world of glitz and glamour – an experience like no other!

Sydney's spectacular dinner cruise & show since 1987. Millions of guests have experienced that 'life is a cabaret' with restaurant-quality dining

  • 3hr cruise | Reserved individual table | 3-course choice menu
  • 1hr show ‘Voyage of Love’ | Air-conditioned vessel
  • Full Price $165
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  • Save $47
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  • Online Deal $118

Celebrate your special day the Showboat way with a spectacular Sydney Harbour cruise, deluxe dinner & a cabaret show by all-Australian cast!

  • 3hr Sydney Harbour cruise on an authentic paddlewheeler
  • Deluxe 3-course dinner | Live cabaret show
  • Full Price $125
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  • Save $7
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  • Online Deal $118

Spectacular New Year’s Eve 2021 fireworks cruise! Combine NYE views, premium dining & show.

  • Prime views of NYE events | Deluxe 5-course dinner with drinks
  • 1hr cabaret show | All inclusive package
  • Full Price $1100
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  • Save $330
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  • Online Deal $770

Spectacular Christmas party cruise with dinner and show onboard an authentic paddle wheeler.

  • 1-hour famous show | 3-hour dinner cruise | 3-course menu
  • Reserved tables | Restaurant style dining
  • Online Deal $118

Celebrate Mother’s day by treating your mum to a spectacular dining experience offering a sumptuous dinner menu and famous cabaret show.

  • Individual reserved tables | 3-course menu | 1hr cabaret show
  • Authentic paddle wheeler| Fully licensed bar | Reserved tables
  • Online Deal $99

Celebrate Christmas Day with a Showboat cruise on Sydney Harbour with family & friends, enjoying a deluxe menu

  • 3hr special Christmas Day cruise | Deluxe menu | Drinks
  • Jazz duo | Christmassy ambience | Reserved seating
  • Full Price $225
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  • Save $46
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  • Online Deal $179

A romantic Valentine's Day idea of ringing in the night with a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour with our spectacular show ‘Voyage of Love’!

  • Romance your partner on a 3-hr cruise
  • Individual table |3-course dinner | Beverages | Live show
  • Online Deal $150

Combine Vivid Sydney lights with a Showboat dinner cruise and enjoy a truly spectacular night!

  • Spectacular vivid views | 3hr paddlewheeler cruise
  • 3-course dinner | 1hr Cabaret show | Licensed Bar
  • Full Price $150
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  • Save $45
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  • Online Deal $105

The Azure Deck is a perfect function space for a private dinner with exclusive use of the outer deck and dining saloon.

  • 3hr cruise | 3-course dinner | Beverages
  • Ideal for private conferences | Private functions | Celebrations

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon on Sydney Harbour with your partner onboard Showboat lunch cruise offering a 3-course menu, beverages and a jazz band

  • Authentic paddlewheeler | Individual table |Jazz band
  • 3 hour lunch cruise | 3-course menu |Beverages
  • Online Deal $125
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