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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

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

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


Sydney Showboat Party Dinner Cruise


Celebrate your special day the Showboat way with a spectacular Sydney Harbour cruise, deluxe dinner & drinks and a mind-blowing cabaret show by Australian dancers!

  • 3-hour Sydney Harbour cruise on an authentic paddlewheeler
  • Deluxe 3-course dinner & drinks | Live cabaret show


NYE Showboat Fireworks Cruise


Spectacular NYE 2019 fireworks cruise! Combine NYE views, premium dining & show. Participant in Harbour of Light Parade. Book now!

  • Prime views of NYE events | Deluxe 5-course dinner with drinks
  • 1hr cabaret show | Live music | Individual tables with service


NYE Ballroom Fireworks Cruise

NYE Ballroom

SOLD OUT! Book tickets for this popular NYE cruise & enjoy seafood buffet, premium beverages & fireworks views! Participant in Harbour of Light Parade.

  • 7hr 45min NYE cruise | Deluxe seafood buffet | Premium beverages
  • Prime views of fireworks | DJ & dancing | Authentic paddlewheeler


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 | Christmassy ambience | Reserved seating | A/C Boat


Boxing Day Showboat Lunch Cruise

Boxing Day 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.

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


Australia Day Showboat Lunch Cruise With Drinks

Australia Day Showboat Lunch Cruise

Enjoy Australia Day celebrations, Ferrython Race & the spectacular Tall Ships Parade on a Sydney Showboats cruise. Cruise package incl. deluxe buffet lunch & drinks!

  • Best views of all events | A/C vessel | 3hr 45min cruise
  • Buffet | Drinks| Individual table | No overcrowding


Australia Day Showboat Dinner Cruise With Drinks

Australia Day Showboat Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Sydney's Most Spectacular Dinner Cruise & Show Since 1987 – Perfect to Celebrate Australia Day! Don’t miss out on this Famous Sydney Dining Experience!

  • 3hr Cruise | 3-course Dinner | Drinks | Reserved tables
  • ‘Voyage of Love’ Live Cabaret Show | Sydney Harbour views


Valentine's Day Showboat Dinner Cruise With Drinks

Showboat Valentines day cruise

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 | Only 160 guests
  • Individual table |3-course dinner | Beverages | Live show


NYE Azure Deck Fireworks Cruise

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Step aboard the private deck of the luxurious paddle wheeler for a sumptuous New Year's Eve cruise. Premium menu & beverages. Participant in Harbour of Light Parade.

  • Midnight fireworks | 7hr 15min dinner cruise | Premium beverages
  • 5-course seated & served menu | Private deck | 9PM fireworks


VIVID Sydney Showboat Dinner Cruise

Showboat Dinner

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

  • Live show | Vivid Views | 3hr unique paddlewheeler cruise
  • 3-course dinner | Shared reserved tables |Drinks


Showboat Azure Deck Private/Exclusive Dinner Cruise


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

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


Showboat Azure Deck Private/Exclusive Dinner Cruise With Show


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

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


Australia Day Ferrython & Tall Ships Race Cruise

Australia Day Tall Ship Cruise

Double the fun on this low-cost, family-friendly cruise! See the Ferrython Australia Day 2020 race & the Tall Ships Parade.

  • 4-hr cruise | Ferrython, RAAF flyover & Tall Ships race
  • A/C boat | BYO snacks | Free soft drinks | Licensed bar


Showboat Christmas Party Dinner Cruise with Drinks

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Spectacular Christmas party with dinner, show and drinks.

  • 1-hour famous show | 3-hour dinner cruise | 3-course menu
  • Drinks included | Reserved tables | Restaurant style dining


VIVID Sydney Ballroom Budget Family Early Buffet Dinner Cruise


Sydney's family-friendly cruise to enjoy the Vivid Sydney lights while dining on a value buffet spread.

  • 2hr Vivid dinner cruise | Family-friendly | No overcrowding
  • A/C vessel | Value buffet | Beer, wine & soft drinks included


VIVID Sydney Ballroom Budget Late Buffet Dinner Cruise

Vivid Ballroom

Budget Vivid dinner cruise to enjoy the Vivid Sydney light festival while dining on a value buffet with drinks.

  • Luxury Vivid dinner cruise | Fully air-conditioned boat
  • 2hr cruise | Value buffet | Beer, wine & soft drinks


Showboat 3-HR Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise

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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 | Deluxe buffet menu & drinks
  • Cabaret show | Reserved seating | Unique A/C boat



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