Sydney Harbour Top Deck Lunch Cruise

Sydney Harbour Top Deck Lunch Cruise

3 hours Sydney, Australia

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Cruise aboard Sydney Harbour on Sydney's flagship MV Sydney 2000. Enjoy stunning views of Sydney Harbour from the upper deck with optional guranteed window seating, superb dining and attentive service.
This Sydney Harbour Cruise includes a 3-course lunch. Your amazing views of Sydney's spectacular Harbour provides perfect photo opportunities whilst dining with the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge as your backdrop.

This is a wonderful way to enjoy Sydney Harbour, an unforgettable experience any time of year.

Would you like a window seat? Select the a confirmed window option to ensure that you receive a window seat to enjoy the spectacular Sydney Harbour scenery on your Sydney lunch cruise. Please note: this seating must be selected at the time of booking, and a surcharge applies.

Stop At:

• Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales 2060 Australia
• Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
• Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Easy walk from Circular Quay Train Station, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

Sample Menu

• Smoked Salmon - with herb salad of dill, lime, Sicilian capers and cornichons (GF)
• Ravioli pasta with spinach and ricotta, salsa Napolitana - with aged Italian Grana Padano cheese (V)
• Melange of sweet potato & pumpkin - with shredded kale and couscous, fragrant herb vinaigrette dressing with hints of rosemary, oregano, thyme & dried cranberries, crushed walnuts (V)
• Grilled barramundi fillet - gremolata rubbed, vegetable medley & lemon infused oil (GF available)
• Australian tenderloin fillet - served with mashed potatoes, baby beets and veal jus (GF available)
• Roast chicken supreme filled with wilted rocket, spinach & pumpkin - seasoned with lemon myrtle and white pepper Chardonnay jus and served with carrot batons
• Middle-eastern slow cooked eggplant - with zucchini, roasted capsicum, polenta and marinated semi-dried tomatoes (V-GF)
• Exotic Stone - whipped coconut mousse with a tropical crémeux insert on an
almond sablé with yellow glaze & passion fruit marshmallow
• Chocolate Caramel - light chocolate, cold-set cheesecake & smooth caramel inner
layer with dark chocolate mirror glacé and Belgium chocolate disc
• Tiramisu Tower - Amaretto biscuits dipped in coffee, layered with soft cream and
flavoured with cocoa


  • 3-hour sightseeing Cruise of Sydney Harbour
  • Guaranteed window seat (option to be selected at time of booking)
  • 3 course a la carte lunch


  • Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Sydney NSW, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Seating on upper decks is via stairs only (no elevator) - please request accessibility information at time of booking if required.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Mandatory check-in through Service NSW app for all staff and customers. Food service - All food service items including napkins, food wrappings, condiments, and cutlery will be accepted into our warehouse, quarantined, disinfected and secured prior to disbursement and utilization.


132 Reviews

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regulartraveller71 May 2021

Our party of 6 adults chose the Top Deck Lunch Cruise as a great way to see the Harbour, Food was excellent, service was prompt and friendly. My only comment would be that we had to order drinks through an app which took a little bit of mucking around but once we got the hang of it it was easy. Loved the fact that we could have lunch then move around the boat - downstairs in the lounge area or upstairs on the open deck. Also loved that we could stay on the vessel for 2 circuits of the Harbour. Very economical considering we could use our NSW dining vouchers. Great experience and would highly recommend.

djhol May 2021

Our welcome was great and staff excellent . The food was outstanding . One guest was gluten free , and this was catered for very efficiently. Thank you for a most enjoyable outing. We will return for the breakfast.

manyana2013 March 2021

This was a small special birthday lunch, the Captain Cook staff went over and above to make it feel very very special. The welcome was warm and inviting, the table staff very attentive but not interuptive. The menu very balanced and appealed to everyone’s tastes. We were pleasantly surprised to also have music and lovely singing to enjoy, very nice way to sail Sydney harbour. To top this off, the staff arranged a special sparkler for the birthday person that a accompanied his desert with a choir of happy birthday from the staff To everyone who looked after this small group celebrating a birthday a big big thankyou We would highly recommend this top deck lunch for the food, the cruise and great service

aldavril March 2021

This is an amazing time. Nothing better than cruising on beautiful Sydney Harbour enjoying a gorgeous 3 course lunch. The food is so very good. Lovely selection and cooked to perfection. A menu to chose from. The staff are warm and friendly and really can’t wait to do it again. The vessel is immaculate. Thoroughly enjoyed it all. A definite must especially for visitors.

John O January 2021

Once again Captain Cook Cruises has provided us with another memorable day on magnificent Sydney Harbour. The service, food and beverage that was enjoyed by our group was second to none and could not be faulted. Many thanks to the very hard working Sky Deck crew that looked after our every need with a high level of efficiency and good humour.

Clinton_J October 2020

This Lunch Cruise was a fantastic experience from the ease of booking, the embarkation, the window table, the great food, drinks, the cruise, & most importantly the staff. All very well trained in their respective tasks, friendly, welcoming, attentive, & an absolute pleasure to be with. Congratulations on providing a first class lunch cruise that we enjoyed very much. Thank You.

Jennifer_F March 2020

The cruise was good. The food was tasty for the the courses - the food came quickly, the drinks also came soon after you ordered them. Check your bill for drinks and the change. The view from the boat was Sydney harbour

Traci G February 2020

We truly enjoyed the food which was surprisingly good A “long lunch” is an understatement . We wish we would’ve gotten off at the 1st return to Circular Quay-to go around d the exact same journey became dull

Lori_C February 2020

Good food. Great service! Friendly staff. Window seats were perfect to see the amazing views. Enjoyable experience.

Paradise51507120743 February 2020

Lovely relaxing cruise. The team are well organised and the staff service was excellent. Food was very nice.

Edgar_F February 2020

Excellent way to view Sydney harbor from the water. The food service was excellent and the food not bad. Be sure to visit the top deck for an incredible viewing experience. I also recommend spending a few extra bucks for a window seat.

BKGTrips February 2020

As a last minute addition to our time in Sydney we decided to add the Harbor Lunch cruise. It was nicer than we expected and the food was good. Great way to view the harbor and relax!

DEBRA_M December 2019

The food and service were impeccable. Unfortunately we got off a bit early to explore darling harbor without realizing it was quite a walk back to the circular quay. But it was nice. Thank you.

743petem November 2019

Highly recommended, really enjoyed it. Excellent food and barramundi was perfectly cooked☺️

Karen_S November 2019

I was by myself and worried that I would be seated with others who spoke different languages than I did...hard if you are sitting with others for 3 hours. But I had a table by myself in the top windowed- deck with menu opposed to the other two floors that had a buffet. I highly recommend this deck. The food choices were outstanding, the food quality and service excellent, wine choices equally so. And I could leave things at my table and go to the top open deck or other spaces and take photos and nothing was bothered. I got on at circular quay and off there as well after two hours plus. I could have stayed on for another 1 1/2 hours at no additional charge. But it looked like rain, and this was my last day. So I chose to get off and wander around the Rocks and its shops instead. Take this Top Deck Lunch Cruise. You will not be disappointed!!!!

Karen H November 2019

Great service, not overwhelming. Great lunch. Certainly the best way to enjoy the beautiful Sydney Harbour.

John R November 2019

We had a very nice two course lunch. The cruise simply went back and forth between the Zoo and Darling Harbor. We stopped at Darling Harbor then Circular Quay were we started then again at Darling Harbor and back to Circular Quay. I was expecting a non stop 3 hour cruise. Disappointing cruise.

Robyn K October 2019

We were looking forward to this cruise as it was for our 40th wedding anniversary. As it turned out we were rather disappointed. When we boarded at Circular Quay there were already a few people aboard, who must have embarked at King St Wharf, which we were unaware of(not stated on the website) being served. We were shone to our table and completely left alone for approx 20 minutes without being given any water to start with. Then when we finally got that & they took our order for wine & food, we were waiting for at least another 20 minutes or so before one of the waiters came over to tell us they couldn’t find the bottle of wine we wanted at the bar on that level & had been looking all over the boat for it. On that note we had to order a different wine. (we should have been told straight away that we needed to wait,) Inbetween all that the couple of tables that were there when we got on were being fussed over by several waiters. I know you expect to wait for the food, but water should be given straight up, followed by wine(if ordered). It is always nice to go out on the harbour and that part was good, especially having a window table. The food was reasonable, but service poor.

rosecamera October 2019

Great sights, service was good although entre and desert small and not like the ones shown on the website.

atldee2019 September 2019

I absolutely loved this tour. The views were breathtaking. Our guide shared great information, and the food was nice too. Highly recommended! Great value for the price.

MaureenScrivener September 2019

Well worth every penny including upgrade to window seat. Good was excellent as was the staff. Very smooth ride. As there was no commentary on the dining area we went around again at no extra charge handover up to the upper deck. Would recommend this highly as a 1at experience of the harbour. Added bonus the man at the next table proposed to his girl friend. Oh she said yes xx

Anthony_H August 2019

We had a beautiful lunch while cruising the harbour. Service staff were welcoming and attentive. Guests were invited to stay onboard after lunch to a second trip around the harbour & disembark at port of choice. Made for a lovely relaxing afternoon.

Barbara_T April 2019

Our luncheon cruise was a great day lovely food lovely staff our waitress so nice cruise ship was very clean

Karla D September 2018

This was a wonderful way to see the Sydney Harbour and have a very nice lunch at the same time. We paid a little extra for a guaranteed window seat which I think was worth doing. The food was yummy, service very good, and views spectacular.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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