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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!

  • 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 2020 fireworks cruise! Combine NYE views, premium dining & show.

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


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


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


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


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

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


NYE Paddlewheel Fireworks Cruise


Boost your typical New Year celebration to an eventful time by getting on board the famous paddlewheeler for this Sydney New Year's Eve cruise.

  • 7hr 15min cruise | 5-course seated & served menu | Only 30 guests
  • Premium beverages | Reserved tables | DJ & Dancing | No show


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


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



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