Australian Cruise Group

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO INFECTION CONTROL

As Sydney Harbour’s premier cruise operator the health and safety of our guests and crew is our highest priority. As such we have implemented rigorous infection control procedures to ensure the safety, health and hygiene of everyone onboard.

Magistic 2-Hr Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch Cruise

Departure Location King Street Wharf
  • Boards 12:00
  • Departs 12:15
  • Returns 14:00
Cruise Inclusions
  • 2hr lunch cruise on a fully air-conditioned vessel
  • Reserved tables with restaurant-style seating
  • Quality lunch buffet, freshly prepared on the boat by our chefs
  • GPS based commentary about the iconic attractions during the cruise
  • Fully licensed bar onboard
  • Amazing view of Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge 
MAGISTIC LUNCH BUFFET MENU

COLD SELECTION
Freshly cooked prawns (served with cocktail sauce & fresh lemon)
Caesar salad (cos lettuce, parmesan cheese, crouton, Caesar salad dressing – bacon served separately)
Crispy crunchy apple and fennel salad (served with walnuts, rocket and honey dressing)
Caramelised cauliflower with shaved broccoli (served with creamy dressing)
Double bean and pesto salad
Fresh mixed leaves

HOT SELECTION
Baked fish with braised leeks, tomato & olives
Beef burgundy (slow-cooked beef in red wine and vegetables)
Sweet potato gratin (mix of sweet and white potatoes baked with cream & cheese)
Traditional Indian butter chicken
Orecchiette pasta (served with fresh basil & tomato sauce)
Medley of roasted vegetables with Italian herbs
Steamed Jasmine rice

DESSERT SELECTION
Rich chocolate cake
Pear slice
Tiramisu
Fruit bowls

* Indicative menu only. Items may be subject to change at any time without notice
* Requests for dietary (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free), substitutions and modifications of menus will be politely declined, as we have an on board kitchen and our kitchen team is required to serve the menus within a required time period, of the respective cruises. All our cruises have at least one vegetarian menu option for seated & served menus and buffets also offer vegetarian choice. We cannot guarantee that certain products or ingredients (halal, nuts, gluten, dairy, etc.) 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.
 
BEVERAGE PACKAGE - $24 UPGRADE

BEERS - Choice of any of the beers from the list

Crown Lager
Pure Blonde
Coopers Premium Light

WINES AND SPARKLING

Hardy’s Brut Reserve (Sparkling Wine)
Vibrant bubbly texture and rich fruit flavours and toasty character

The Riddle Sauvignon Blanc
Vibrant tropical fruit flavours, passionfruit lift, green apple crunch, crisp and refreshing

The Riddle Shiraz Cabernet
Rich blackcurrant and raspberry fruit flavours with savoury notes and pepper spice

SOFT DRINKS AND JUICES - Choice of any of the soft drinks or juices from the list

Fruit Juice (Orange & Apple)
Soft Drinks (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Solo, ginger ale, lemonade)
  • The dress code for this cruise is casual
  • We recommend comfortable shoes (no high heels)
  • Please check the weather conditions prior to travel as jackets may be required
  • Restaurant-quality dining on a purpose-built cruising restaurant
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch at leisure 
  • Amazing views of the Sydney icons – Sydney Harbour Bridge &Opera House
  • Take in the views of Sydney Harbour from the 3 large outer decks
  • Be inspired by the majestic views of the city skyline
  • Arrive at the wharf 15 minutes prior to boarding time
  • Odd number bookings (e.g.1, 3, 5, 7 guests) may be subject to shared tables
  • Guests are welcome to the wheelhouse (please seek Captain’s permission)
  • For more information on the vessel, please contact the Captain on board
  • Cruise program and schedule is subject to change
  • There are no baby-changing facilities on board
  • We strictly adhere to NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol Guidelines
  • Magistic Cruises offers a buffet menu on our lunch 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
  • The menu items are labelled and includes a choice for vegetarian, halal and gluten-free. 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 eg. 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
  • Please note that whilst we are delighted to welcome well-behaved children on board our vessels/cruising restaurants, we do not provide high chairs due to safety reasons. If you have infants, like an airline, you must book and pay the relevant price and declare at time of booking, as they must be included in the manifest. If infants are booked, we will facilitate extra space for stroller or pram on request.
  • 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.
  • Individual bookings (less than 6 guests): Requires a full payment at the time of the booking. These bookings are 100% non-refundable.
  • Group bookings (6 guests or more): The guest has a choice to pay a 20% deposit to confirm the booking, if the cruise date is more than 14 days in advance. The customer must confirm the final number of guests 7 days prior to the cruise date and are required a full and final payment. Credit will be issued for any reduction in final passenger numbers up to 7 days prior to the cruise date.
  • Change cruise date (transfer your booking): Any request to transfer a booking to another date must be made 72 hours prior to the cruise date. Such transfer of bookings are subject to availability of seats at the same price for the new cruise date. If the price is higher for the new cruise date, you will be required to pay the difference in addition to the minimum transfer fee.
  • Transfer fee: There is a $20 per person minimum transfer fee will apply. New Year’s Eve cruise tickets cannot be transferred to a different date.
  • Please note that whilst we are delighted to welcome well-behaved children on board our vessels/cruising restaurants (excluding Clearview boats), we do not provide high chairs due to safety reasons. If you have infants, like an airline, you must book and pay the relevant price and declare at time of booking, as they must be included in the manifest. If infants are booked, we will facilitate extra space for stroller or pram on request.
  • 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.
  • Requests from our guests for dietary requirements (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free), substitutions and modifications of menus on board our cruises will be politely declined, as our kitchen team prepares the meals in our onboard kitchens. As we cater for large number of guests in a relatively small meal time, it is not practical for us to accommodate to such requests within the given time frame. All of our cruises have at least on vegetarian menu option for seated & served menus. Buffet menus also offer vegetarian choice. We cannot guarantee that certain products or ingredients (halal, nuts, gluten, diary, etc.) will not be in our food, and we explicitly accept no liability in this regard. For serious food allergies you must make own decisions on selecting meals. Our staff’s comments are only to assist you in making an informed decision.
    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.
  • We exclude all liability for any loss or damage to clothing or personal items/belongings howsoever arising and whether or not our liability arises in tort, contract or otherwise.
  • 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.
  • It is a condition of this agreement that any claim for loss or damage must be notified to us in writing within seven (7) days from the day the cruise finishes, and any court action, suit or proceeding must be brought no later than one (1) year from the same day. If you fail to comply with either of these conditions, we will be forever discharged from all claims, suits, actions and/or proceedings relating to or arising out of or in any way connected with the cruise and we will be discharged from all liability whatsoever, including any liability for negligence.
  • 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.

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Adult Price
$72
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$66
Child $53 Age 5 - 14
Family $185 2 adults + 2 children
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Available for groups or bookings with special request

MAGISTIC LUNCH BUFFET MENU

COLD SELECTION
Freshly cooked prawns (served with cocktail sauce & fresh lemon)
Caesar salad (cos lettuce, parmesan cheese, crouton, Caesar salad dressing – bacon served separately)
Crispy crunchy apple and fennel salad (served with walnuts, rocket and honey dressing)
Caramelised cauliflower with shaved broccoli (served with creamy dressing)
Double bean and pesto salad
Fresh mixed leaves

HOT SELECTION
Baked fish with braised leeks, tomato & olives
Beef burgundy (slow-cooked beef in red wine and vegetables)
Sweet potato gratin (mix of sweet and white potatoes baked with cream & cheese)
Traditional Indian butter chicken
Orecchiette pasta (served with fresh basil & tomato sauce)
Medley of roasted vegetables with Italian herbs
Steamed Jasmine rice

DESSERT SELECTION
Rich chocolate cake
Pear slice
Tiramisu
Fruit bowls

* Indicative menu only. Items may be subject to change at any time without notice
* Requests for dietary (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free), substitutions and modifications of menus will be politely declined, as we have an on board kitchen and our kitchen team is required to serve the menus within a required time period, of the respective cruises. All our cruises have at least one vegetarian menu option for seated & served menus and buffets also offer vegetarian choice. We cannot guarantee that certain products or ingredients (halal, nuts, gluten, dairy, etc.) 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.
 
BEVERAGE PACKAGE - $24 UPGRADE

BEERS - Choice of any of the beers from the list

Crown Lager
Pure Blonde
Coopers Premium Light

WINES AND SPARKLING

Hardy’s Brut Reserve (Sparkling Wine)
Vibrant bubbly texture and rich fruit flavours and toasty character

The Riddle Sauvignon Blanc
Vibrant tropical fruit flavours, passionfruit lift, green apple crunch, crisp and refreshing

The Riddle Shiraz Cabernet
Rich blackcurrant and raspberry fruit flavours with savoury notes and pepper spice

SOFT DRINKS AND JUICES - Choice of any of the soft drinks or juices from the list

Fruit Juice (Orange & Apple)
Soft Drinks (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Solo, ginger ale, lemonade)
  • The dress code for this cruise is casual
  • We recommend comfortable shoes (no high heels)
  • Please check the weather conditions prior to travel as jackets may be required
  • Restaurant-quality dining on a purpose-built cruising restaurant
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch at leisure 
  • Amazing views of the Sydney icons – Sydney Harbour Bridge &Opera House
  • Take in the views of Sydney Harbour from the 3 large outer decks
  • Be inspired by the majestic views of the city skyline
  • Arrive at the wharf 15 minutes prior to boarding time
  • Odd number bookings (e.g.1, 3, 5, 7 guests) may be subject to shared tables
  • Guests are welcome to the wheelhouse (please seek Captain’s permission)
  • For more information on the vessel, please contact the Captain on board
  • Cruise program and schedule is subject to change
  • There are no baby-changing facilities on board
  • We strictly adhere to NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol Guidelines
  • Magistic Cruises offers a buffet menu on our lunch 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
  • The menu items are labelled and includes a choice for vegetarian, halal and gluten-free. 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 eg. 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
  • Please note that whilst we are delighted to welcome well-behaved children on board our vessels/cruising restaurants, we do not provide high chairs due to safety reasons. If you have infants, like an airline, you must book and pay the relevant price and declare at time of booking, as they must be included in the manifest. If infants are booked, we will facilitate extra space for stroller or pram on request.
  • 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.
  • Individual bookings (less than 6 guests): Requires a full payment at the time of the booking. These bookings are 100% non-refundable.
  • Group bookings (6 guests or more): The guest has a choice to pay a 20% deposit to confirm the booking, if the cruise date is more than 14 days in advance. The customer must confirm the final number of guests 7 days prior to the cruise date and are required a full and final payment. Credit will be issued for any reduction in final passenger numbers up to 7 days prior to the cruise date.
  • Change cruise date (transfer your booking): Any request to transfer a booking to another date must be made 72 hours prior to the cruise date. Such transfer of bookings are subject to availability of seats at the same price for the new cruise date. If the price is higher for the new cruise date, you will be required to pay the difference in addition to the minimum transfer fee.
  • Transfer fee: There is a $20 per person minimum transfer fee will apply. New Year’s Eve cruise tickets cannot be transferred to a different date.
  • Please note that whilst we are delighted to welcome well-behaved children on board our vessels/cruising restaurants (excluding Clearview boats), we do not provide high chairs due to safety reasons. If you have infants, like an airline, you must book and pay the relevant price and declare at time of booking, as they must be included in the manifest. If infants are booked, we will facilitate extra space for stroller or pram on request.
  • 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.
  • Requests from our guests for dietary requirements (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free), substitutions and modifications of menus on board our cruises will be politely declined, as our kitchen team prepares the meals in our onboard kitchens. As we cater for large number of guests in a relatively small meal time, it is not practical for us to accommodate to such requests within the given time frame. All of our cruises have at least on vegetarian menu option for seated & served menus. Buffet menus also offer vegetarian choice. We cannot guarantee that certain products or ingredients (halal, nuts, gluten, diary, etc.) will not be in our food, and we explicitly accept no liability in this regard. For serious food allergies you must make own decisions on selecting meals. Our staff’s comments are only to assist you in making an informed decision.
    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.
  • We exclude all liability for any loss or damage to clothing or personal items/belongings howsoever arising and whether or not our liability arises in tort, contract or otherwise.
  • 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.
  • It is a condition of this agreement that any claim for loss or damage must be notified to us in writing within seven (7) days from the day the cruise finishes, and any court action, suit or proceeding must be brought no later than one (1) year from the same day. If you fail to comply with either of these conditions, we will be forever discharged from all claims, suits, actions and/or proceedings relating to or arising out of or in any way connected with the cruise and we will be discharged from all liability whatsoever, including any liability for negligence.
  • 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.

Reviews

Guests Reviews

A very nice cruise & excellent value for the price, no complaints at all would certainly recommend your company.

ALAN AND CAROLE

Was really well run and organised. Kids and I had a fantastic time been able to see all the sights from the Harbour. Thank you to all the staff for a great time.

Michelle

My husband and I have cruised with you for years we love the harbour and what better way to see it than a cruise I was very impressed with the food the last cruise we went on the food wasn't really nice but this time it was excellent the staff were great and we really enjoyed ourselves

James

Great outer decks. Enjoyed the commentary. Very stable boat.

Dianne

My family and myself enjoyed the day immensely. Staff were courteous, friendly and very helpful. Our only qualm would be the drinking glasses and the plates could have been cleaner. Regardless we would definitely recommend the cruise to family & friends. Thanks again for a very memorable afternoon.

Lori

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Magistic 2-Hr Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch Cruise

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Over the last 15 years, Magistic Cruises has redefined Sydney Harbour lunch dining. As soon as you board the vessel, your cruise director will lead you to your individual reserved table in a fully air-conditioned dining saloon with large panoramic windows. You will be able to enjoy lunch at leisure as the buffet will be open for 90 minutes and regularly replenished. You can purchase beverages of your choice from the fully-licensed bar on board.

The Magistic lunch cruise is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion or to enjoy a lazy weekend lunch. The cruise is also popular with visitors to Sydney as it is a better value alternative than dining in a waterfront restaurant.

*Odd number bookings (e.g.1, 3, 5, 7 guests) may be subject to shared tables

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