Vivid Sydney Early Sightseeing Cruise

4.5 based on all time ratings

Vivid Sydney is here! There’s so much excitement in the air to experience the brand-new light installations and what better way to enjoy it than from the decks of a cruise on Sydney Harbour. Join this value-for-money Vivid Sydney cruise and experience the city's transformation from the water.

You can enjoy the Vivid Lights from one of the indoor dining decks or you can head outside and take in the sights from the expansive outer deck. To complement your sightseeing experience, hot finger food, tea, coffee and chocolates are included in your cruise.

With early departures on weekdays and weekends, this is the perfect cruise for you and your family to enjoy the Vivid Sydney lights on Sydney Harbour. Don’t miss out – book your spots today!

Multiple Departures available on weekends (6:00 pm & 8:00 pm). Drone show dates:  8th, 9th and 15th of June (from 9:00 pm).

  • Departure
  • Cruise Inclusions
  • Cruise Menu
  • Additional Info
  • Terms Of Services

Departure Details

Departure Location King Street Wharf 9, Darling Harbour

  • Boards 17:30

  • Departs 18:00

  • Returns 19:30

Cruise Inclusions

  • 1.5hr Vivid Sydney early departure cruise on Sydney Harbour (including boarding time)
  • See the Vivid Lights on Opera House, Harbour Bridge & more
  • Hot finger food with coffee, tea & chocolates
  • Upbeat background music
  • Free indoor seating layout
  • Bar packages available – check our booking page
  • Multiple Departures available on weekends (6:00 pm & 8:00 pm). Drone show dates: 8th, 9th and 15th of June (from 9:00 pm)

Cruise Menu

Additional Information

  • Multiple Departures available on weekends (6:00 pm & 8:00 pm). Drone show dates:  8th, 9th and 15th of June (from 9:00 pm). Contact our customer care for more information
  • Australian Cruise Group is selling this ticket as an agent. The cruise is operated by Vagabond Cruises..
  • Vagabond Cruises contact details:0296600388.
  • Please re-confirm your departure wharf details with Vagabond Cruises.
  • Strictly no BYO food or beverages
  • ​No reserved seating 
  • No cancellations or transfers permitted
  • Tickets are non-refundable 
  • (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 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. 
  • All requests for cancellations, amendments, transfer/change of date must be submitted in writing (WE DO NOT PROCESS THESE REQUESTS OVER THE PHONE).
  • 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)
  • 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. 
  • 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.

Terms Of Services

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  • Adult Price

    from $59

  • Child (2–13 years)

    from $39


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Group Discounts

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