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

Get the best views of Sydney Harbour and enjoy a 4-course dinner on board the most entertaining dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour!

  • 3hr Sydney Harbour Cruise | 4-Course Dinner
  • Priority Seating | Cabaret Show | Upgradable beverage pack

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

Go on an exciting Sydney Harbour cruise that includes a 2-course dinner and a spectacular show that’s sure to make your night truly special!

  • 3hr Sydney Harbour Cruise | 2-Course Dinner | A/C Boat
  • “Voyage of Love” Cabaret Show included | Reserved Tables

A unique cabaret cruise onboard a fully air-conditioned paddle wheeler which has served more than 6 million customers over a period of 30 years.

  • 3hr Harbour cruise | Fully air-conditioned vessel | Cabaret show
  • Fully-licensed bar | Exceptional Harbour views | Reserved tables

Spectacular New Year’s Eve 2020 fireworks cruise! Combine NYE views, premium dining & show.

  • Prime views of NYE events | Deluxe 5-course dinner with drinks
  • 1hr cabaret show |Boats at 50% Capacity

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

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

  • 3hr special Christmas Day cruise | Banquet menu | Drinks
  • Jazz duo | Christmassy ambience | Reserved seating

Sydney Showboat offers a special Boxing Day lunch cruise to see the start of the international yacht race from Sydney - Hobart at 1pm.

  • 3hr cruise | Buffet lunch& beverages | Great views of race
  • Large air-conditioned vessel | Outer decks | Wrap-around verandas

Enjoy Ferrython Race & other Australia Day celebrations on a Sydney Showboats cruise with deluxe buffet lunch & drinks!

  • Best harbour views | Air-conditioned vessel | 3hr 45min cruise
  • Buffet | Drinks| Individual table | No overcrowding

Sydney's Most Spectacular Dinner Cruise & Show Since 1987 – Enjoy front row seats to the spectacular finale.

  • 3hr Cruise | 3-course Dinner | Drinks | Reserved tables
  • Live Cabaret Show | Australia Day Live participating vessel

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

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

  • Spectacular vivid views | 3hr paddlewheeler cruise
  • 2-course dinner | 1hr Cabaret show | Licensed Bar

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

Azure Deck is the perfect private function venue in Sydney for a corporate/social dinner with exclusive use of outer deck & dining saloon.

  • Combination of cruise, dinner, beverages & show | Events team
  • Suitable for business events | Private functions | Social events

Spend some quality family time or go out with your friends this Christmas Eve on a stunning Showboat dinner cruise!

  • 3hr Christmas Eve special cruise | 3-course menu
  • Cabaret show | Reserved seating | Unique A/C boat
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