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!

3Hr Showboat Birthday Dinner Cruise For Two

Exclusive cruise package to celebrate your birthday with a special someone. Enjoy the signature Showboat dinner & show experience with VIP trimmings.

Duration 3hr

From $300

3Hr Showboat Birthday Dinner Cruise (Group Package)

Celebrate your birthday with friends & family on the famous Sydney Showboat, where a deluxe dinner, cabaret show and a memorable celebration awaits.

Duration 3hr

From $175

Sydney Showboat Buffet Lunch Cruise

How about a lunch cruise with spectacular views of Sydney’s iconic attractions aboard an authentic New Orleans-style paddlewheeler?

Duration 2hr 30min

From $105

Australia Day Art Decko Fireworks & Light Parade Dinner Cruise

Official participant in the ‘Lit Vessels Parade’ on Sydney Harbour. Watch the Australia Day Live concert & fireworks shows from the Art Decko level.

Duration 3hr

From $159

Australia Day Paddlewheel Lounge Fireworks & Light Parade Dinner Cruise

Official participant in the ‘Lit Vessels Parade’ on Sydney Harbour. Watch the Australia Day Live concert & fireworks shows. Dinner & drinks included.

Duration 3hr

From $150

Showboat Dinner Cruise with 3-course Menu & Show

Sydney’s spectacular dinner & show experience since 1987, delighting millions of guests with the ‘life is a cabaret' experience & restaurant-quality dining.

Duration 3hr

From $175 $200

Sydney Showboat NYE Fireworks Cruise

‘Life is a cabaret’ celebration on the Showboat NYE cruise – dinner, drinks, dances, DJ music and stunning fireworks on the harbour.

Duration 7hr

From $1450 $1600

Showboat 3Hr Christmas Party Dinner Cruise

This spectacular Christmas party cruise with dinner and show on board an authentic paddlewheeler is designed to impress your guests.

Duration 3hr

From $175 $200

Christmas Day Showboat Lunch Cruise with Drinks

Celebrate Christmas Day with a Showboat cruise on Sydney Harbour – live jazz band, special banquet menu and free-flowing drinks.

Duration 3hr

From $229

Showboat Art Decko Private Deck Dinner Cruise

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

Duration 3hr

From $250

Showboat Australia Day Fireworks & Light Parade Dinner Cruise

Sydney's most sought-after dinner cruise with show, combined with evening harbour events and grand fireworks show on Australia Day.

Duration 3hr

From $199

Vivid Sydney Showboat Dinner Cruise

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

Duration 3hr

From $175 $200