Australia Day Showboat Lunch Cruise
$135
Full Price $135
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Australia Day Showboat Lunch Cruise

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Australia Day is an amazing day to experience down at Sydney Harbour, even more so when you enjoy it from the wrap-around verandas of an authentic paddlewheeler! Experience the thrill of the 2018 Ferrython race, the RAAF flyover, Navy search and rescue and other events throughout the cruise. The Showboat Australia Day package includes a 3-hour lunch cruise with a deluxe buffet.

Sydney Showboats are large paddlewheelers with wrap-around verandahs on each level and a large top deck for viewing the Australia Day celebrations. This unique, purpose-built vessel is pillarless and has large cathedral windows to enjoy the festivities while you enjoy the deluxe buffet lunch in the air-conditioned dining saloon.

Do appreciate that Australia Day is one of the busiest days on the harbour and we will make every endeavour to be in a good location for you to enjoy some of the spectacular events of the day.

HARBOUR EVENTS ON AUSTRALIA DAY

10:45am: FERRYTHON (We don't chase the ferries)
See Sydney's beloved first fleet green and gold ferries (dressed and decorated) race from Shark Island to the finish line under the Harbour Bridge

12:00pm: SALUTE TO AUSTRALIA
21-Gun Salute to pay tribute to Australia

12:05pm: TUG AND YACHT BALLET
A display of a fleet of 10 yachts and 10 powerful tug boats moving in unison to a musical score

12:30pm: RAAF FLYOVER
Red Berets and Russian Roolettes Flyover

1:00pm: TALL SHIPS PARADE
See Sydney's Tall Ships as they race to the finish under the Harbour Bridge

*Events based on the Australia Day 2016 harbour events
King Street Wharf
Boarding
10:15
Departure
10:45
Return
14:00

Cruise Inclusions

  • Buffet lunch, freshly prepared on board
  • Lunch cruise on a fully air-conditioned vessel
  • Beverages available for purchase from the fully licensed bar on board
  • Reserved tables & restaurant style seating (shared seating for odd number bookings)
  • Great views of the Australia Day harbour events

Cruise Highlights & Points of Interest

  • A truly memorable Australia Day celebration on Sydney Harbour
  • Amazing views of the Sydney icons – Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House
  • Take in the views of Sydney Harbour from the outer decks
  • See the Ferrython, the RAAF Flyover, Navy Search and Rescue

Cruise Additional Information

  • Arrive at the wharf 15 minutes prior to boarding time
  • Suggested dress code: Australia Day colours of green and gold
  • Guests are welcome to the wheelhouse (please seek Captain’s permission)
  • For more information on the vessel, please contact the Captain on board
  • We recommend comfortable shoes (no high heels)
  • Please check the weather conditions prior to travel as jackets may be required
  • Cruise program and schedule is subject to change
  • We strictly adhere to NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol Guidelines
  • Our captain will make every endeavour to position the vessel to see the Australia Day events, however, we are unable to guarantee the location which may be affected by various factors beyond our control (harbour traffic, weather, wind, etc.  
  • We offer a buffet menu on this cruise. We do not offer special dietary menus. The buffet menu is designed to cater for the majority of guest expectations. Please refer to our menus online before you make your booking
  • As all the dishes are prepared in our on board galley, we cannot give 100% guarantee that certain ingredients will not be in our dishes e.g. nuts etc.
  • For serious food allergies, we request our customers to make their own decision on selecting dishes from the buffet. Our staff comments are only to assist you in choosing your dishes, however, the final decision must rest with you. The company explicitly accepts no liability

Cruise Menu

ENTRÉE PLATTER (Served to the table)

Smoked salmon  I  Selection of cold meats  I  Samosas
Salad of asparagus, mozzarella and grape tomatoes | Veg Samosas  (Vegetarian – on request) 

BUFFET (Cruise Director invites guests to the buffet)

Medium king prawns served on ice
Sirloin with mushroom jus
Honey-glazed ham platter
Breast of chicken drizzled with butter chicken sauce
Spanish-style mussels and calamari
Panko-crusted barramundi
Oven honey-roasted vegetables
Classic potato au gratin
Orecchiette with pesto and pine nuts
Hokkien vegetable noodles

SALADS

Kale and quinoa salad
Beetroot and goat cheese salad
Traditional potato salad
Chinese cabbage and crisp noodle salad

Basmati rice and bread rolls

DESSERTS (Served alternately to the table)

Vanilla bean panna cotta and chocolate cake
Seasonal fruit platter
Cheese platter, crackers, dried fruits and quince paste
Lamington platter

* Indicative menu only. Items may be subject to change without notice
* As this cruise has a buffet menu, we do not take special dietary requests. All dishes are labelled on the buffet and we request the guests to make informed decisions to suit their dietary preference

Website Terms & Conditions

  • These Terms and Conditions set out the terms on which you (on behalf of yourself and any person on whose behalf you are booking, together "you" or "your") book through Australian Cruise Group Pty Ltd ABN 89 152 554 302 (referred to as, we, us and our, in these Terms and Conditions) for all bookings, reservations, products and cruises operated by us including Sydney Showboats, Magistic Cruises, Cruising Restaurants of Sydney, Magistic Events, and any other cruises, websites, operations or entities operated by us. These Terms and Conditions constitute the agreement between you and us.
  • At the time of booking a cruise, you must pay for it in full. Once booked and paid for, all cruise tickets may be transferred at our discretion. Any requests to transfer a booking to another date or time must be made 72 hours prior to the cruise time, are subject to availability in the class and any promotional price of your booking and will incur a $10 transfer fee for each time a request is made. If in our discretion we agree to any transfers to a different class or promotional price, you must pay the difference between the original booked price and the price of any transferred booking. No agreement will arise between you and us until we have received payment at the time of booking in accordance with this clause. All group bookings and private charters require a 25% deposit in order to confirm the booking and full payment and confirmation is required 7 days prior to the cruise date.
  • All cruise fares are quoted in Australian Dollars and include Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  • We reserve the right, if we consider necessary (for example, due to mechanical breakdown, for safety reasons or weather conditions), to substitute vessels without notice (including any vessels of a third party), deviate from a vessels advertised route, change any menu, service, schedule, program, performance or cruise fare. We will endeavour to provide a similar quality vessel, route, menu, service, schedule, program, performance or cruise fare (as the case may be) in these circumstances. In such circumstances, we will not be liable for your direct or indirect loss, or to refund any fares or portions of fares, nor will we be liable for any other damage, loss, expense, loss of time, disappointment, inconvenience, or any other consequential loss suffered by you.
  • Most of our menus are prepared in our galleys on board the vessels. Due to the high volume of demand on the catering team it will not always be possible to change a particular menu item to suit your requirements. Where possible, we will try and accommodate your special requests to vary certain ingredients in the menu item. However, we cannot guarantee that certain products or ingredients will not be in our food, and we explicitly accept no liability in this regard. For serious food allergies you must make your own decisions on selecting meals. Our staff’s comments are only to assist you in making an informed decision. In exceptional circumstances, with our prior written consent you (or one of your guests) may bring your own meal.
  • Our cruises operate on busy waterways and are subject to the risks and perils of cruising on such waterways including loss, damage and injury arising out of or in connection with changing tidal and weather conditions and the navigation of other craft. To the extent permissible by law, we will not be responsible in tort, contract or otherwise for any loss or damage arising out of injury or death sustained by you or any other passenger, howsoever arising and whether or not arising as a result of our negligence or failure to render due care and skill. You enter into this agreement and book and travel on our cruises at your own risk. If however any guarantees, terms, conditions or warranties are implied into this agreement by any law of the Commonwealth or New South Wales, the exclusion of which would contravene that law or cause part or all of this clause to be void, then to the extent permissible by law:

    (a) We exclude all other guarantees, terms, conditions and warranties; and
    (b) Our liability for breach of such guarantee, term, condition or warranty is limited to the supply of the relevant cruise again or the cost of re-supplying the cruise.
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  • Some of the tours, products and cruises we operate may be considered dangerous and you should be aware of the risks involved before participating, which may include injury or death. Where the tours, products and cruises include activities that could be considered dangerous, you assume all of the inherent risks which are applicable to those activities. Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude you from participating in activities and you are responsible for confirming your ability to participate. You must use caution when participating in activities and inform us of any medical or other conditions.
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  • We may contract or arrange for third parties to provide the whole or part of the cruise and any related services to you. You must not bring any claims or actions against such third parties. If you bring such a claim or action in breach of this agreement, you agree to indemnify us and the person against whom the claim or action is made against the consequences of that claim or action. You agree that in entering into this agreement, we are acting as the agent of and trustee for each of our employees, officers, agents and subcontractors, and each of these persons is deemed to be a party to the contract for the purpose of entitling each of them to enforce, have the benefit of and rely upon these Terms and Conditions.
  • You must not bring any alcohol or illegal substances onto the vessel. We reserve the right to refuse you entry to the vessel, or to require you to disembark from the vessel, including due to your intoxication or for the safety of other passengers or the vessel.
  • This agreement is to be governed by and is to be construed in accordance with the laws in force in New South Wales. Any action, claim, suit or proceeding arising out of or connected in any way with this agreement or the cruise will only be brought in the Courts of New South Wales.
  • If any of these provisions are unenforceable, this shall not affect the enforceability of any other part of the provision or any other provision. In the event of inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any other terms, these Terms and Conditions will prevail to the extent of the inconsistency. No waiver or variation of this agreement will have binding effect unless such waiver or agreement is in writing and signed by us.
Guest Reviews
  • We had a perfectly enjoyable day and the window seating was just lovely. Enjoyed every moment. Of course, the weather was good when we expected rain, which added to the day. While there is no entertainment for a lunch cruise, the entertainment from the Australia Day RAAF Flyover, tall ships, ferry boat race etc. more than compensated throughout the day. We would be happy to consider repeating the experience next year.
    Dorothy
  • Thank you. We had a great time and it was worth our three hours by train each way. Janette.
    Janette
  • We were both very happy to be cruising with our choice of boat for our Australia Day Celebrations. All staff seemed to go out of their way to assist us with any request we had, even when they were very busy. I will definitely choose the Australian Cruise Group for any future cruises we are undertaking. Thanks for a top day.
    Casey
  • Fabulous day cruise and lunch around Sydney Harbour on Australia Day. I will recommend it to friends and family. We had good views of all the harbour and very nice 3 course lunch. The staff were friendly and helpful. Great value for money.
    Marion
  • I was very impressed my mum and friend also loved it would do it again one more hour would be great.
    Karen
 
 

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$135
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$70
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$325
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