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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 Showboat Dinner Cruise


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

  • 3-hour cruise | Reserved individual table | 3-course choice menu
  • 1-hour show ‘Voyage of Love’ | All-Australian cast | A/C boat


Sydney Showboat Dinner Cruise with Drinks


Enjoy the iconic Sydney Harbour dinner cruise experience on board the spectacular Sydney Showboats with a 3-course restaurant-style dinner, drinks & live show!

  • 3-hr Sydney dinner cruise | Deluxe 3-course dinner | Drinks
  • Reserved individual tables | Famous show ‘Voyage of Love’


NYE Showboat Fireworks Cruise


BEST VALUE NYE CRUISE! Sydney's most spectacular New Year's Eve Cruise, combining the NYE fireworks with dinner cruise, drinks and world-class entertainment!

  • Spectacular experience | Fireworks | Australian show and cast
  • All-inclusive package | 7-hr cruise | 5-course dinner | Drinks


NYE Ballroom Fireworks Cruise


EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Family-friendly buffet dinner cruise on a large paddlewheeler. Only 260 guests - boat licensed for 430 guests. No overcrowding!

  • Air-conditioned boat | Cathedral windows | Wrap-around verandas
  • 7.5-hr fireworks cruise | Seafood buffet | Premium beverages | D


Christmas Day Showboat Lunch Cruise with Drinks


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

  • 3-hr special Christmas Day cruise | Deluxe buffet | Drinks
  • Jazz duo | Christmas-sy ambience | Reserved seating | A/C Boat


Boxing Day Showboat Lunch Cruise


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

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


Australia Day Showboat Lunch Cruise


Enjoy Australia Day celebrations, Ferrython Race and the spectacular Tall Ships Parade on a Sydney Showboats cruise. Cruise package includes a deluxe buffet lunch.

  • Ferrython | Tall Ships race | RAAF flyover | Air-conditioned boat
  • 3.45-hr cruise | Buffet | Individual table | No overcrowding


Australia Day Showboat Dinner Cruise & Drinks


Undoubtedly Sydney's most spectacular dinner cruise & show since 1987 – perfect to celebrate Australia Day! Don’t miss out on this famous Sydney dining experience!

  • 3-hour cruise | Reserved table | 3-course dinner | Drinks
  • ‘Voyage of Love’ cabaret show | Sydney Harbour views


Valentine's Day Showboat Dinner & Drinks


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’ that celebrates love!

  • Romance your partner on a 3-hr cruise | Only 220 guests
  • Individual table |3-course dinner | Beverages | Live show


NYE Azure Deck Fireworks Cruise


EARLY BIRD SPECIALS! Celebrate and see the spectacular NYE fireworks from this private dining area and outer deck of Sydney Showboat II (show is not included).

  • Reserved, shared tables of 8 | Maximum 64 guests | Premium views
  • 7.5-hour cruise | 5-course dinner | Beverages for the duration


NYE Paddlewheel Fireworks Cruise (NEW)


LAST FIVE SEATS! Most economical NYE cruise that offers uninterrupted views of the Harbour of Light Parade & NYE Fireworks combined with a premium dining experience!

  • Reserved table | Only 32 guests on this mezzanine level | No show
  • 7-hour cruise | 5-course dinner | Beverages for the duration


Showboat Paddlewheel Azure Deck Dinner Cruise


Enjoy a value-for-money Showboat Sydney Harbour dinner cruise experience with a 3-course restaurant-style dinner, inclusive of 3 drinks. Show not included

  • 3-hr Sydney dinner cruise | Deluxe 3-course dinner | 3 drinks
  • Reserved shared tables | A/C vessel | Great views


VIVID Sydney 2018 Showboat Dinner Cruise Special


Combine Vivid Sydney lights with a Showboat dinner cruise and enjoy a truly spectacular night! Spectacular Vivid lights with great views from the 3 outer decks.

  • Live show | Vivid Views | 3-hr cruise from Mon-Sat only
  • 2-course dinner | Shared reserved tables | Drinks


VIVID 2018 Sydney Value Ballroom Family Buffet Cruise


Sydney's best value and family-friendly cruise to enjoy the Vivid Sydney lights while dining on a value buffet spread of hot dishes & salads.

  • 2-hr Vivid dinner cruise | Family-friendly | Available Sun– Fri
  • A/C vessel | Value buffet | Beer, wine & soft drinks included


VIVID 2018 Sydney Value Ballroom Late Buffet Cruise


Best value Vivid dinner cruise to enjoy the electric atmosphere of the Vivid Sydney light festival while dining on a value buffet spread complemented with drinks.

  • Available Sunday to Friday only | Fully air-conditioned boat
  • 2-hour cruise | Value buffet | Spirits, beer, wine & soft drinks



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