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1.5-Hour Vivid Sydney Sightseeing Cruise

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Watch Vivid Sydney from a 1.5-hour Sydney Harbour Cruise, offering stellar crowd-free views of iconic light displays.


  • This sightseeing cruise aboard a spacious 3-deck catamaran offers the best views of the Vivid Sydney light installation around the Harbour.

  • Add some glam to sightseeing, bring some light refreshments. You can even take your pick of drinks from the onboard bar.

  • Whether on the indoor or outdoor decks, find your perfect spot to enjoy spectacular light installations and 3D projections reflecting off the waters.

  • As you cruise from Darling Harbour, the city lights up – a striking display of colors on the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and the lively areas of Barangaroo and The Rocks.

  • Fun fact: In addition to light displays, Vivid Sydney features a vibrant lineup of live music performances, DJ sets, and immersive theatrical experiences.


  • 1.5-hour Vivid Sydney sightseeing cruise

  • Access to indoor & outdoor decks

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.


12 reviews
Ka Ho Yau



Jun, 2024

Ray Parkes



Jun, 2024

Sonia Hohi Pene



Jun, 2024

Cruise through a symphony of lights

Immerse yourself in the Vivid Lights Sydney Harbour Cruise, a visual spectacle that kicks off annually in late May. From the moment you step onto the cruise ship at Darling Harbour, you'll be transported into a world of color and light. As the cruise drifts along, you'll witness the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and the sails of the Sydney Opera House illuminated in a breathtaking display of lights. Don't miss out on the scenic precincts of Barangaroo, The Rocks, and Circular Quay on your 1.5-hour journey. These sights are not only a photographer's dream but also a delightful spectacle for the casual viewer.

Unforgettable views and exclusive comfort

With an onboard bar serving a selection of wines, beers, and sodas, you can purchase and sip your favorite drink as you bask in the glow of Sydney's iconic landmarks. What makes it the best option for this Vivid Sydney? It allows you to bypass the bustling crowds and foot blisters, offering a comfortable vantage point for the vivid light displays across the city. The cruise concludes where it begins, at Darling Harbour, an area that's beautifully lit up, offering even more sights to explore before and after your journey on the waters. By the way, did you know that the tradition of illuminating the sails of the Sydney Opera House started with Vivid Sydney in 2009, and since then, the festival has featured artwork from an Australian Indigenous artist on the sails?

What to bring

  • It is recommended to wear smart casuals on this cruise.

What's not allowed

  • Keep in mind outside drinks are not allowed on this experience. Pack wisely!

  • Strict dress code: Thongs, singlets, and beachwear are not allowed.

  • Please note not all vessels are wheelchair accessible and the final vessel may not be confirmed until the day of departure.


  • The experience is pram/stroller accessible.

Additional Information

  • Guests aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 30 mins before the scheduled time of your cruise to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

Boarding point

  • Board your cruise at King St Wharf No.2 or No.4.

  • Address: King Street Wharf, 4, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia.

  • The exact boarding point will be confirmed closer to departure. Alternatively, guests can check in at the ticket office located at King St Wharf No.1.

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