Sydney Harbour Vivid Sydney Cruises

Winter in Sydney isn't just a season; it's a celebration! And Vivid Sydney is the biggest celebration of Lights, Music, Ideas & Food in the Southern Hemisphere, lighting up Sydney for 23 spectacular nights! Vivid Sydney 2024 will bring together some of the most revolutionary artists, musicians, thinkers and culinary maestros of our time, to bring to life this year's theme 'Vivid Sydney, Humanity'. So, are you ready to experience it with us on one of our Vivid Sydney cruises?

Last year, Australian Cruise Group participated as an official member of the Vivid Sydney Local Business Program. Our flagship vessels lit up in unison with the city’s high-rises and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, creating a vibrant and coordinated display of Vivid Lights. Stay tuned for the announcement regarding our participation details for 2024.
There are no better vantage points than our Vivid Sydney harbour cruises to take in the views of the festival icons – the ‘Lighting of the Sails’ of the Opera House and the scintillating projections on the Harbour Bridge pylons. Not to mention, the 3D installations and light displays that grace the harbourfront at Circular Quay, The Rocks, Barangaroo and Luna Park. Treat yourself to a magical evening on a Vivid Lights spectator cruise experience complemented with good food and refreshments (on dining cruise packages).
For more than three decades, we’ve set the benchmark for harbour cruising. We offer a wide range of Vivid Sydney cruises curated to suit your budget and schedule. Vivid Sydney dinner cruises with the complete dining experience, the Showboat experience with a live cabaret show, and spectator cruises with both early and late departures, are just a few of the options available.

The 2024 Vivid Sydney Program has been unveiled. Here are some of the highlights to look forward to:

Lighting Of The Sails: Echo
An icon of the festival – this year’s ‘Lighting of The Sails’ will breathe new life into centuries-old fabric techniques, as the sails of the Opera House light up with digitised textural artwork that depicts the enigmatic tale of Narcissus.

Love is in the Air
A festival favourite in the making, the drone show happens only for three special nights this year. Over 700 drones will light up the sky above Circular Quay to form love symbols through spectacular formations. It's a celebration of romance and connection, reminding us of the enduring power of love.

Vivid Light On Sydney Harbour
A vibrant display that spans the sea, sky and land – ferries, boats and cruises that sail along the harbour light up in unison with the city’s high-rises and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Global Rainbow
Guiding beams of rainbow colours emanating from the Sydney Tower Eye, the tallest building in the city, extending the footprint of Vivid Sydney for up to 40 kilometres.

Faces Of Change
The pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge portray the dramatic faces of the Torres Strait 8 (TS8) climate warriors, exploring humanity’s deep connection to nature through their prophetic stories.

Our Connected City
Sydney’s towering skyscrapers and the Harbour Bridge unite to form a vast canvas for the interplay of laser beams and searchlights. Over 150 searchlights criss-cross the sky, while thousands of light projections are reflected on the waters of Circular Quay.

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

Vivid Sydney Clearview Glass Boat Dinner Cruise With Drinks

Experience Vivid Sydney from the Clearview, Sydney’s newest glass boat! Delectable menu & exclusive ambience!

Duration 3hr

From $200 $230

Vivid Lights Magistic EARLY Harbour Cruise

Enjoy Vivid Festival and lit-up harbour attractions at its best aboard a budget-friendly sightseeing cruise.

Duration 1hr 45min

From $59 $65

Vivid Lights Glass Boat Cruise (Mezzanine Bar Lounge)

Witness Vivid Sydney 2024 transform the harbour and its attractions into luminous art installations from the mezzanine level of the Clearview.

Duration 3hr

From $85 $95

Vivid Sydney Clearview Glass Boat Dinner Cruise

Enjoy the stunning Vivid Sydney harbour installations from the comfort of a luxury glass boat cruise, complete with Chef’s Signature 3-course dinner.

Duration 3hr

From $160 $190

Vivid Lights Magistic LATE Harbour Cruise

Experience the annual festivity of lights and music on a spacious fully air-conditioned vessel.

Duration 2hr

From $59 $65

MV Fusion Vivid Sydney Cruise

Experience the vibrant colours of Sydney Harbour, Opera House & Harbour Bridge during Vivid Sydney from the spacious decks of this tri-level catamaran.

Duration 3hr

From $85

Vivid Festival of Light and Sound Cruise

Join this Vivid Sydney cruise to see the Opera House, Customs House, and other iconic attractions come alive with the dazzling lights of the festival.

Duration 1.5hr

From $59

Journey Beyond Vivid Lights Cruise

Cruise through multiple harbour precincts to take in the Vivid Light displays from the spacious decks of a luxury cruiser. Dinner & drinks included.

Duration 3hr

From $221

Vivid Sydney Classic Cruise

Leisurely cruise on a luxury catamaran with 5 viewing decks to take in the full splendour of the Vivid Lights on the harbour. Canape menu included.

Duration 2hr

From $85 $100

Tall Ships Vivid Sydney Festival of Lights Cruise

Sail into the magic of Vivid Lights on Sydney Harbour aboard an authentic timber Tall Ship. 3-course dinner & complimentary wine included.

Duration 2hr

From $99

Vivid Lights Cocktail Cruise

Join a fun-filled cocktail cruise for a delightful journey down the harbour through the spellbinding Vivid Lights. Welcome drink & substantial canapés.

Duration 3hr

From $99

Vivid Sydney Early Sightseeing Cruise

Family-friendly Vivid Sydney cruise with early departure offering great views of Vivid Lights on the harbour with hot snacks & beverages.

Duration 1.5hr

From $59

Vivid Sydney Weekday Lights Cruise

Ideal Vivid Sydney cruise for families – see the Vivid Lights on Sydney Harbour aboard the 'Mandalay' with its spacious Top Deck. Operates Mon-Thurs.

Duration 1.5hr

From $60

Vivid Sydney Weekend Lights Cruise

Reignite your Vivid Sydney weekends aboard the ‘Bayrunner’ and take in the full canvas of the stunning harbour lights from its spacious viewing decks.

Duration 1.5hr

From $60

Tribal Warrior Vivid Sydney Sightseeing Cruise

Here’s a Vivid Sydney cruise with an indigenous twist – enjoy a fascinating Sky Story projection and participate in a traditional smoking ceremony.

Duration 2hr

From $90

Felix Vivid Sydney Private Boat Hire

Hire this luxury cruiser for 15 guests & watch the Vivid Light displays on the harbour. BYO food & drinks. Ample recreational areas & central galley.

Duration 2hr

From $180

Enigma Vivid Sydney Private Boat Hire

Skip the crowds & watch the Vivid Light displays from your own private boat on the harbour. Spacious decks, luxury cabins & galley. Up to 15 guests.

Duration 2hr

From $200

Journey Beyond Vivid Sydney 3-Course Dinner Cruise

Exclusive Vivid Sydney dining cruise on a luxury boat with spacious decks, offering 360° views of the Vivid Lights. Menu – entrées, main & dessert.

Duration 3hr

From $168

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