Magistic Australia Day Cruise - (BYO Lunch)

Bring your Aussie spirit, bring your family, and bring your favourite food to this Australia Day spectator experience aboard the Magistic. Celebrate this day like never before on board our luxury catamaran Magistic II; catch all the action of the annual Sydney Harbour events from the expansive decks of the catamaran.

From the skies to the sea and shore, watch crowd-favourite events including the fastest ever Ferrython, Tall Ships Race, Harbour Parade and Maritime Mayhem. In the skies, watch the impressive comeback of the Royal Australian Air Force as they showcase their flying prowess – expect high-G turns, astonishing loops, and thrilling speeds of more than 680 km/h!

While you watch all the festivities, you can sate your appetite with the food you’ve brought on board. Make use of the Magistic’s expansive dining saloon while you eat. One free drink of choice will be offered on board! There is also a licensed bar with a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for purchase. The large, panoramic windows inside the dining saloon ensures that you won't miss any of the harbour action!

So, swap the usuals for this Australia Day cruise and make it a memorable national day celebration on the water!

Harbour Events On Australia Day

11:45 AM - 12:05 PM 
Midday Salute
A tribute to Australia featuring a 21-gun salute, an RAAF aerial flypast and a soaring flag display by the Navy’s Seahawk Helicopter.

12:00 PM - 12:10 PM 
Air Force Roulettes (New)
The nation’s daredevil aviators take to the skies for a jaw-dropping show of aerial prowess, which includes incredible loops, rolls & high-G turns.

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM 
Australia Day Ferrython
An all-new Ferrython with a new and longer route, which will see the dressed-up ferries racing at speeds never seen before on Sydney Harbour.

12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Maritime Mayhem
A tug-handling display akin to ‘monster truck show on water’ choreographed to a rocking soundtrack, jet-ski stunts and fun commentary.

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM 
Navy Helicopter Flag Display
Watch a Royal Australian Navy helicopter towing a giant Australian Flag across Sydney Harbour and its surrounds.

12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
Australia Day Harbour Parade
Fun afloat on Sydney Harbour as boats and crew vie for the ‘best-dressed’ prize and other ‘cheeky challenge’ prizes.

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Tall Ships Race
Watch a magnificent fleet of Tall Ships as they race by from Bradley’s Head to the finish line under Sydney Harbour Bridge.

01:30 PM - 
188th Australia Day Regatta
The oldest continuously-run annual sailing event featuring individual events for ocean racers, classic gaff-riggers, radio-controlled yachts and vintage skiffs.

  • Departure
  • Cruise Inclusions
  • Cruise Route & Attractions
  • Additional Info

Departure Details

Departure Location King Street Wharf - 5

  • Boards 11:00

  • Departs 11:30

  • Returns 14:00

Cruise Inclusions

  • 3hr Australia Day spectator cruise on Sydney Harbour
  • Cruise on a multi-million dollar catamaran with 3 spacious viewing decks
  • Watch the daytime events - Ferrython, Maritime Mayhem, Tall Ships Race & more
  • One complimentary drink (beer, wine or soft drink)
  • Air-conditioned dining saloon with panoramic windows (BYO food)
  • Licensed bar stocked with non-alcoholic & alcoholic drinks for purchase
  • Lunch is not included in this cruise (BYO food allowed)
  • Strictly NO BYO beverages

Cruise Route & Attractions

  • Barangaroo
    • Cruise past this spectacular 22-hectare waterfront precinct, which was previously a disused container terminal on the edge of Sydney’s CBD
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    • Cruise under this magnificent bridge also nicknamed ‘The Coat Hanger’ because of its arched design
  • Sydney Opera House
    • Come face-to-face with this distinctive masterpiece of 20th century architecture that is synonymous with modern-day Sydney
  • Fort Denison
    • Cruise around this heritage island fort, an ancient military Martello Tower, which once upon a time housed prisoners
  • Lady Macquarie’s Chair
    • Specially commissioned for Governor Macquarie’s wife, this chair was carved out of a sandstone rock ledge by convicts in 1810
  • Luna Park
    • See the welcoming ‘moon face’ of this rare surviving amusement park featuring fantasy architecture in the Art Deco style of the 1930s

Additional Information

(All communication with the company must be made in writing to

Please see our full terms of service on this link: The terms and services supersede all other information provided, either on a website or by any of our staff members.

  • All odd number bookings (1, 3, 5, 7, 9 etc.. ) will be seated at shared tables, subject to the cruise director’s discretion. 
  • All bookings for 1 guest will be seated at shared tables of 2.
  • All guests/passengers must carefully check the booking confirmation and invoice and ensure that date of cruise, number of guests and all cruise inclusions and prices are correct. 
  • Requests for dietary (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free), substitutions and modifications of menus will be politely declined.
  • Please refer to our cancellation and transfer policy on the above link. Please note policies vary between regular lunch, dinner and sightseeing cruises and special event cruises (NYE, Australia Day, Valentine’s Day, VIVID Sydney, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and any other special event cruise). 
  • All requests for cancellations, amendments, transfer/change of date must be submitted in writing (WE DO NOT PROCESS THESE REQUESTS OVER THE PHONE). Please allow up to 14 days for your refund to be processed. 
  • We recommend all guests to arrive at the wharf at least 15 minutes prior to boarding time as shown on your confirmation ticket. No refund or credit will be issued for passengers that do not board the cruise on time (no show)
  • All passengers including the infants must be manifested for safety and security reasons. Un-manifested guests will be refused boarding.
  • Our fleet does not offer wheelchair accessibility. Whilst our vessels are not wheelchair friendly, our crew will be happy to assist passengers with limited mobility in boarding the vessel both on the gangway and using the stairs, with your or a carer’s consent, where possible. We do not accept any risk or liability in relation to our staff providing assistance with boarding. Guests must make their own informed decision in choosing to access the vessel with assistance of the crew at the boarding point. Amenities on some of our boats are located on lower levels accessible by stairs only. We do not recommend our cruises to guests with mobility restrictions which prevent them from using stairs. We do not have facilities to store motorised wheelchairs or heavy/non-collapsible mobility devices, either onboard or on the wharf. If you contact our staff either by phone or email, our staffs’ comments are only to assist you in making your own informed decision on whether the vessel is suitable for the guest’s mobility requirements. Staff comments must not be misinterpreted that the vessels are wheelchair friendly. In the event that a guest is unable to access the vessel due to their mobility limitations, a refund will only be provided for the guest and 1 carer.
  • Cruise program, menu and beverage inclusions, and schedule are subject to change without notice. 
  • Beverage service for the duration of the cruise: Service begins from boarding (a selection of beer, wine & soft drinks) and stops 15 minutes prior to the end of cruise.
  • Sydney Harbour has very strict marine pollution (MARPOL) regulations. YOU OR YOUR GUESTS MUST NOT THROW ANY OBJECT INTO THE HARBOUR WHILST ON BOARD (Including cigarette butts, glassware & bottles). You will be liable to all fines imposed by the regulatory authority on behalf of you or your group. You are only allowed to smoke within designated smoking areas on board. As part of our privacy policy, if requested by authorities we are forced to disclose your details to regulators. Please refrain yourself and your group members from breaching these regulations at all times. We appreciate your cooperation.
  • We strictly adhere to NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol Guidelines and house policies are strictly enforced. Failure to comply may lead to the removal of the group from the vessel.
  • We do not offer split bills onboard. 
  • Seating requests must be made in writing 7 days prior to cruise but are not guaranteed. 
  • The Company reserves the right to transfer your booking to the next available cruise and re-issue you with a new e-ticket/confirmation. If you wish to not proceed with the scheduled new cruise, please forward the new e-ticket to the email above. 
  • Guests are not allowed to bring infants or children onboard without a valid ticket. 
  • There are no baby-changing facilities on board
  • We do not offer highchairs due to safety reasons. 
  • It is the obligation of the guests to ensure children below 14 are always accompanied by an adult or seated at the table. The company will not be responsible for any accidents due to non-compliance to this strict guideline. It is also important to ensure children do not disturb any other passengers.

Please see the special terms and conditions relevant to your event.
  • Many special event cruises fall on a public holiday. The higher ticket prices are reflective of the higher wage costs associated with double time payments made to staff on public holidays.
  • If your special event cruise includes a Harbour event (fireworks display, Australia Day celebration etc.) organised by the government or any regulatory authority:
    • that is cancelled for any reason, no refund will be offered, either partial or in full. 
    • The location of the vessel, in most instances, are pre-determined by the government/Harbour authorities. Location may also be affected by various factors beyond our control (harbour traffic, weather, wind, etc.) No refund will be offered, either partial or in full due to vessel location.

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  • Adult Price

    from $110

  • Child (2–13 years)

    from $75


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