Sydney Showboat Dinner Cruise

  • 3hr Dinner Cruise
  • 1-hr Cabaret Show
  • 3-Course Deluxe Menu
  • Spectacular Harbour Views
  • 8+ Million Happy Guests
An authentic paddlewheeler cruises past the iconic attractions under the glittering night sky.
Restaurant quality dining at your individual reserved seats.
Departure Location King Street Wharf - 5
Boards 19:00
Departs 19:30
Returns 22:00
Price From $175
Full Price $200
  • 3-hour Sydney Harbour dinner cruise on an authentic paddlewheeler (including boarding)
  • Warm welcome by glamorous showgirls at the wharf
  • Delectable 3-course dinner served to your reserved seats
  • Fully licensed bar on board to purchase drinks; beverage package upgrade options
  • Live entertainment with the sensational cabaret show ‘Voyage of Love’

Cruise & Experience The Magic Of Sydney Showboat On The Harbour

Delighting millions of guests since 1987, Sydney Showboats is a trusted local brand that hosts the longest running cabaret dinner cruise on the harbour – topping the charts as one of the must-do experiences in Sydney!

The Showboat sets the stage for a night of entertainment… welcome by glamorous showgirls, a gourmet 3-course dinner, and a spectacular cabaret show performed by an all-Australian cast! All this and more awaits you aboard this authentic paddlewheeler with theatre-style interiors!

Sydneysiders always find occasions to cruise with us time and again; as a visitor, this could be your one-time ‘life is a cabaret’ experience onboard the Sydney Showboat! Don’t take our word for it… see, experience and believe!

The Sensational Show-Dining Experience

Gear up for a mesmerising experience that begins with the glamorous showgirls welcome at the wharf. They'll show you to your reserved seats. Enjoy a sneak peek to the visual treat in store for you – a prelude to the “Voyage of Love”. As you cruise past the iconic attractions, immerse yourself in the breathtaking spectacle. Indulge in a sumptuous 3-course seated and served dinner, freshly prepared by chefs on board. There is also a licensed bar on board to purchase additional drinks.

Post dinner, you are treated to a 1-hour live cabaret show – ‘Voyage of Love’, showcasing the best of music, dance and theatre expressions by an internationally acclaimed troupe. A cavalcade of ever-changing performances and costumes that is sure to get you excited, it showcases the cultural elements of iconic world locations, all while celebrating the universal language of love!

That’s not all! You will be mesmerised by Sydney’s famous attractions such as Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Take in spectacular night views as you cruise past the Harbour Bridge and see the world-famous sails of Opera House as you stroll the wrap-around verandas of the Showboat. While dining, see Sydney’s glittering skyline & harbour icons from the wide cathedral windows. The cruise also has an Art Decko, which is a large outer deck with private dining saloons, perfect for small private parties.

Where And How To Get Aboard The Cruise

Get on board Sydney Showboat, one of the most popular Sydney Harbour dinner cruise for an entertaining end to a perfect day out in Sydney! Our daily Sydney Harbour dinner cruise operate from King Street Wharf 5 between 7:00pm and 10:00pm. Although there are plenty of Sydney dinner cruises available, only the Showboat offers the famous cabaret show “ Voyage of Love ” along with delicious dinner ensuring an unforgettable cruising experience.

The Perfect Venue For Special Occasions

Sydney Showboats offers spectacular dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas parties. With its unique ambience, theatre-style seating, and impressive stage and audio-visual suite, it's the ideal venue for large events such as conferences and weddings. What’s more? They also have private function spaces for smaller groups.

The showstopper is popular for their Christmas Day lunch cruise, New Year's Eve Fireworks cruises, Australia Day and Vivid Sydney cruises. Sydney Showboats also prioritises passenger safety and complies with maritime regulations.

Organising any event or reunion in Sydney becomes effortless when you choose to charter Showboat. Simply reach out to our consultants to schedule your function on your preferred date. With a single point of contact, our dedicated charter consultants will assist you throughout the entire process of planning and coordinating your event aboard Showboat. Choose from any of the two easy group booking options on our daily cruises–where the individual pays or the organiser pays. Mail an inquiry or request our charter team for a quote. Book your next event with Showboat right away!

Book With Confidence

  • 7 million + happy customers since 1987
  • Office strategically close to the departure location
  • Secure website for seamless transactions
  • Up To 72 Hrs Free Cancellation
  • Enquiries by Phone (10am-9pm)
  • Mail support

Showboat Dinner Cruise Programme

Awe-inspiring artists with their career best moves and acts onboard the Showboat
Welcome by our Showgirls
Theatre-style pillarless layout with individual reserved seats
Showboat dinner cruise departs
Enjoy the riveting moves by the stunning folliues on board the showboat
Prelude - 'Voyage of Love'
Celebration Time - Birthdays & anniversaries celebrated on stage
Get a breathtaking perspective of the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge
Great photos – cruising past the Opera House & Harbour Bridge
Fascinating costume changes and dance steps by the talented artists
It’s showtime! – ‘Voyage of Love’
A glitzy and glamorous paddlewheeler floats on the water past the iconic attractions.
Cruise returns to wharf, farewell by cast

Australia’s Longest Running Cabaret Show Since 1987

Showgirls showcasing their talent on the 'Voyage of Love' cabaret performance aboard the Showboat.
Performers treating guests to dance moves from all around the world on board the Showboat.
An ensemble cast of Australian performers entertaining guests with mesmerising performances.
Dancers spellbinding guests with colourful performances aboard the Showboat.

'The Voyage of Love' - an exciting cabaret show featuring a captivating array of outstanding Australian cast who bring together breathtaking dance moves and enchanting song routines from all around the world. But, it's definitely our talented cast that makes the show exhilarating!

Frequently Asked Questions

*As we strive to deliver holistic experience to our esteemed guests, we have curated a collection of frequently asked questions asked by our valued customers. Rest assured, the answers provided below are backed by our extensive knowledge and expertise in the dining cruise domain that spans over 36 years.

What makes Showboat dinner cruise the best?

Showboat dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour offers you a variety of experiences on one platter – the best food, harbour views and entertainment in the form of a glitzy and glamorous cabaret show.

Do you offer dinner cruise deals on Sydney Showboat?

Yes, you can avail attractive dinner cruise deals and save up to $25 on 3hr Showboat dinner cruise.

Does the Showboat dinner cruise have a specific child price?

Showboat has a child price for children aged 4 to 13 years for the Showboat dinner cruise without drinks. The child price is $121.

When is dinner served on the Showboat?

The entrée is served when you board. Dinner service continues after the prelude to the show, between 7:30 and 9pm.

What is the show about?

The ‘Voyage of Love’ is a glamourous cabaret performance that features nine sets of enchanting song and dance routines from around the world, performed by a talented Australian cast.

Which Sydney Harbour attractions do you cruise by?

The Showboat cruises by iconic harbour landmarks including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Kirribilli House, Campbell’s Cove, Fort Denison, Luna Park and more – with brilliant photo ops along the way.

Are we allowed to smoke on the decks?

We do not have designated smoking areas on board, but our guests are allowed to smoke while they’re on the outer decks.

Is there a cancellation policy for Showboat?

Certainly, for bookings given below-
(For up to 9 passengers) Individual bookings
0% cancellation fee. Full refund provided (Up to 4 days)
100% cancellation fee (Last 3 days)

(10+ passengers) For group bookings
0% cancellation fee. Full refund provided (Up to 7 days)
100% cancellation fee (Last 6 days)


10 February 2024

When we got guests from overseas or business meeting we sometimes use Show boat. We always enjoy it. Always give us good seats and we really appreciate it! This time also it was given seats that was the third table from the stage left side. Thank you very much for the kind hospitality! We will bring more peoples in the future!

10 February 2024

Last year did Captain Cook Cruises this year decided on the Showboat as something different and it was faboulous. Definitely do it again when visiting Sydney. Superior to other cruises. Staff and the entertainment girls were so friendly and lovely. Loved all the different outfits and the singer was really polished and great. A top quality show. 10/10.

08 February 2024

It was absolutely fantastic. My sister and I were visiting from Bowen QLD. We left the boat absolutely gobsmacked with the service, the beautiful food and amazing entertainment. Lauren and her Foley's are the best. Definitely will be back to see them again. Thank you for a wonderful night.

20 January 2024

Absolutely brilliant !

13 January 2024

Absolutely the best day /night ! Food was amazing and the entertainment was awesome will definitely go again.

Exclusive Showboat Events

Private Charters

Impress your guests with a private charter cruise aboard the Showboat which offers a selection of menus, a show & splendid harbour views.

The Aussie cast of dancers and songstresses take centre stage during a Showboat private event charter.
Showboat History
The Showboat is known for its intriguing history and hence has an old world charm

Old Fashioned Romance... On Sydney Harbour

Revolutionising the concept of waterfront dining on Sydney Harbour since 1987, Sydney Showboats has fashioned a league of its own in the cruising industry. Learn how the visionary Brian Gray took a giant leap into the future by rekindling the romance of the 1800s with this paddlewheeler dining venue. Since 1987, the Sydney Showboat dinner cruise has successfully delivered unforgettable experiences to over 7 million guests.

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