Sydney Showboat


Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise

  • Iconic night-time experience since 1987
  • Sydney Showboats 3-hour dinner cruise
    (boarding time included)
  • Sydney’s longest running cabaret show
  • Restaurant-style deluxe 3-course dinner
  • Reserved tables* with waiter service
  • Air-conditioned boats with licensed bar
  • Outer decks for great views

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Iconic Sydney night-time experience since 1987Sydney Showboats 3-hour dinner cruise (boarding time included)Sydney’s longest running cabaret show ‘Voyage of Love’Restaurant-style deluxe 3-course seated & served dinnerReserved tables* with waiter serviceAir-conditioned boats with fully licensed barOuter decks for great views

Sydney Showboats is one of the most unique dining destinations on Sydney Harbour! An authentic paddlewheeler with historic good looks, the Sydney Showboat exudes old-world charm and glamour unlike any other vessel plying Sydney Harbour. Its outer decks and wrap-around verandas serve as fantastic viewing galleries to take in all the dazzling Sydney Harbour sights.

Stylish air-conditioned interiors, gleaming woodwork lined with rich textured fabric, backlit marble, a pillarless theatre-style layout – all set the stage for an unforgettable Showboat dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour. The dining experience is a seamless blend of old and new that gives you a taste of the old world with all comforts and luxury of modernity to enhance your Sydney Harbour dinner cruise experience!

The Showboat also has a mezzanine level and a private Azure Deck that offer ample space and flexibility to host a seamless private dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour.

Departure Location

King Street Wharf

Cruise Timing

Boards 19:00

Departs 19:30

Returns 22:00

Dress Code

  • Dress code is smart and elegant – ladies are encouraged to dress up and men should bring a dinner jacket (this is not compulsory)

Cruise Additional Information

  • We operate two authentic paddlewheelers on our regular nightly Sydney Showboat Dinner Cruise: Sydney Showboat II and Harbour Ballroom. Your reservation on the night, will be allocated to either of these two vessels at the company’s discretion. Your group will be allocated individual reserved tables
  • We recommend all guests arrive at the wharf at least 15 minutes prior to commencement of boarding time to collect your boarding pass. Please allow sufficient time for travel as all of our cruises will depart at the designated time on your cruise confirmation
  • The boat will not wait for any passengers beyond the designated departure time. Even in the instance a few passengers within a group are running late, the boat will not wait for them to join the cruise. No refund or credit will be issued for passengers who do not board the cruise on time
  • Children under the age of 16, cruising on our vessels, must always be under the supervision of their accompanying adults at all times. Under no circumstances, should children be allowed to run around inside the vessel or on the outer decks or lean over balustrades. Safety is our #1 priority and it is the obligation of the parents/guardians to uphold the safety of the children cruising with them. It is extremely important for parents/guardians to ensure that their guests below the age of 16 are always well behaved, so as not to impact the enjoyment of any other guests onboard.
  • Odd number bookings (e.g.1, 3, 5, 7 guests) may be subject to shared tables
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise at the time of reservation; we cater to special dietary requirements, including halal menu
  • Photography of the show is strictly prohibited
  • Please note that whilst we are delighted to welcome well-behaved children on board our vessels/cruising restaurants, we do not provide high chairs due to safety reasons. If you have infants, like an airline, you must book and pay the relevant price and declare at time of booking, as they must be included in the manifest. If infants are booked, we will facilitate extra space for stroller or pram on request.
  • Cruise program and schedule is subject to change
  • There are no baby-changing facilities on board
  • Beverage service for the duration of the cruise: Service begins from boarding (a selection of beer, wine & soft drinks) and stops 15 minutes prior to the end of cruise
  • We strictly adhere to NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol guidelines and house policies are strictly enforced.
    • Intoxicated guests will not be permitted access to board the vessel
    • No activity that encourages excessive alcohol consumption is permitted
    • Alcohol will not be served to intoxicated guests
    • We do not serve ‘shots’ or ‘doubles’
    • Alcohol service to minors is not permitted
    • No guest is permitted to bring or remove alcohol from the vessel
    • Our aim is to ensure that all our guests enjoy the harbour in a safe and professionally managed environment.
    • Please assist our staff in meeting the requirements of Responsible Service of Alcohol.
    • We ask you to please respect the residential neighbourhood when disembarking our vessel.

Online Price


Retail Price $180

Child (5 - 14 Yrs) $80 | Infant (<5 Yrs) $40

Dinner Menu & Beverages

Beverage Package

Beers - choice of any of the beers from the list

Crown Lager

Pure Blonde

Coopers Premium Light

Wines and Sparkling

Hardy’s Brut Reserve (Sparkling Wine) - Vibrant bubbly texture and rich fruit flavours & toasty character

The Riddle Sauvignon Blanc - Vibrant tropical fruit flavours, passionfruit lift, green apple crunch, crisp & refreshing

The Riddle Shiraz Cabernet - Rich blackcurrant and raspberry fruit flavours with savoury notes & pepper spice

Soft Drinks and Juices - choice of any of the soft drinks or juices from the list

Fruit Juice (Orange & Apple)

Soft Drinks (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Solo, Ginger Ale, Lemonade)

* Beverages can be purchased from our fully-licensed bar on board

* Our wait staff will serve beverages of your choice to your table throughout the cruise

Showboat Wine List

Sydney Dinner Cruise Program

Showboat Show

Showboat Welcome

Harbour Views & Dinner

Onstage Celebrations

It’s Showtime

Showboat Farewell

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    Showboat Welcome

    You will be greeted by our glamorous Australian showgirls and shown to your reserved table.

    Entrée is served.

  • Dinner on Sydney Harbour


    Harbour Views & Dinner

    Stroll the spacious outer decks and enjoy the world-famous views of Sydney Harbour. Take picture-perfect selfies as you cruise under the Harbour Bridge & past the Opera House.

    Main course is served.

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    Onstage Celebrations

    Guests celebrating their birthdays and anniversaries are invited on stage, showered with greetings and treated to a glass of champagne.

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    It’s Showtime

    Our spectacular show 'The Voyage of Love', performed by our talented all-Australian dancers and songstress takes centre stage.

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    Curtain Call

    The show concludes as the cruise returns to King Street Wharf. Farewell from the cast and crew!

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Make the most of the incredible Showboat experience with a combination of dinner, drinks and show on board a unique paddlewheeler. With a live cabaret show featuring a cavalcade of vibrant performances, you’re sure to have a memorable dining experience on board this 3-hour Sydney Harbour dinner cruise.

Sweep your date off her feet with this romantic date night idea and experience a spectacular dinner cruise on Sydney Showboat! Enjoy a romantic 3-course dinner with drinks topped by a stunning cabaret show, ‘Voyage of Love’! With guaranteed window seating, a night to remember with roving Sydney Harbour views is a guarante.

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Party Cruises

Liven the festive spirits this holiday season with a Christmas Party cruise on Sydney Showboat! Experience Christmas with a difference when you go aboard a glamorous paddlewheeler and enjoy deluxe 3-course dinner, drinks and a live cabaret show!

Celebrate your special day with a party to remember on board Sydney’s spectacular dinner cruise. With a winning combination of a unique party venue on Sydney Harbour, restaurant quality dining, drinks and a live cabaret show, you can’t ask for a better way to make your birthday all the more special!

Upcoming Events

Showboat offers an exclusive choice of four Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruises, which are inclusive of a dinner cruise, drinks, dancing and prime views of all the harbour events and NYE fireworks displays! What better way is there to welcome the arrival of the New Year!

Choose Sydney Showboat for a festive family lunch cruise experience on Sydney Harbour. With Christmas carols in the air and picture-perfect harbour views, this Sydney Harbour Christmas Day lunch cruise will be one to remember! Book your seats in earnest before they are all sold out!

Take your better half on a ‘Voyage of Love’ this Valentine’s Day on board the Showboat dinner cruise. Inclusive of a romantic 3-course dinner with drinks & a spell-binding 1-hr cabaret show, it won’t be long before all seats are sold out, so make your reservations at the earliest!

View the spectacular Vivid light installations on Sydney Harbour from the wrap-around balconies of the Showboat! The festivities continue once you move inside, with an awe-inspiring cabaret performance and a deluxe 3-course meal. You don’t need to think twice to get your seats now!

Showboat Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise Experience

A dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour is simply breathtaking and often considered the ultimate dining experience – one that is unparalleled! When it comes to cruising on Sydney Harbour, no dinner cruise compares with Sydney Showboats, which has been an iconic attraction since 1987.

With more than 30 years of cruising experience at the Sydney Harbour, and entertaining over 6 million guests, Sydney Showboats has a lot of history behind it. Here’s a little bit of that history… The Sydney Showboats are authentic air-conditioned paddlewheelers, reminiscent of those that plied the Sydney Harbour waters during the 1800s, before the coming of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Paddlewheelers were the backbone of the romantic era of commerce and nation building in Australia that lasted almost a century. Ferrying people & vehicles across the banks of the Sydney Harbour, paddlewheelers also functioned as popular entertainment venues for the general public. Kalang, a former vehicular ferry, made redundant by the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932, was the original Showboat. The vessel was rebuilt as a Showboat to cruise Sydney Harbour by day and night until 1972.

Come aboard our nightly Sydney Showboat Dinner Cruise and experience a restaurant-quality dinner cruise combined with the glitz and glamour of a world-class cabaret show of exceptional Australian talent. . Enjoy a 3-course dinner at a reserved table, complete with polite & friendly waiter service. All dishes are freshly-prepared on-board by expert chefs, using the best local ingredients, ensuring all elements of your dinner are perfect, making it a meal to remember.

Post dinner, you are treated to a 1-hour live cabaret show showcasing the best of music, dance and daring theatre expressions. A frenzied high-pace performance, that is sure to get you excited, the performers change costumes for each routine, showcasing the cultural elements of 9 iconic world locations, all while celebrating the universal language of love! A lively and energetic performance with theatrical expressions that are sure to bring out your inner emotions, this will be one of the memorable dinners you have had in your life!

That’s not all! You will be mesmerised by Sydney’s icons such as the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, backlit by the lights of the sky scrapers of Sydney, one of the world’s most beautiful harbour cities. Take in spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge as you pass under this mammoth structure, giving you never before views and photo ops with your loved ones. Seeing the Opera House at night, lit up against the pitch black sky, will let you better understand the unique details of its architecture and the world-famous sails. Get the best views of these iconic Sydney Harbour attractions as you stroll the wrap-around verandas of the Showboat. While dining, you can catch many glimpses of Sydney’s glittering skyline & harbour icons, from the wide cathedral windows.

Since 1987, over 6 million happy guests have enjoyed a Sydney Harbour dinner cruise experience and show on board our fleet of Sydney Showboats.

Our daily Sydney Harbour dinner cruise operates from King Street Wharf 5 between 7:00pm and 10:00pm. The spectacular 3-hour Sydney Harbour dinner cruise and show is an unforgettable experience that has put a smile on every guest’s face at the end of the night.

Cruise on the stunning Sydney Harbour while enjoying a 3-course seated and served dinner followed by our famous cabaret show – ‘Voyage of Love’. This spectacular internationally recognised show features Australia’s most talented performers and continues to exceed guest expectations. Our experienced and dedicated crew will impress you with courteous service as we take pride in our long-standing tradition and reputation.

If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, be it your birthday, an anniversary or a Christmas party with colleagues, Sydney Showboats offers unique all-inclusive party packages at the Sydney Harbour, to make your special occasion more memorable. Our large purpose-built fleet of fully air-conditioned vessels with stage and full audio visual suite are also ideal for private charters to host large events for business, conference or weddings on Sydney Harbour.

The theatre-style layout of the Showboats, with a mezzanine level provides you with the space and flexibility to conduct a seamless event on Sydney Harbour, whatever the occasion! Sydney Showboats is also famous for harbour event cruises – much sought after world famous New Year’s Eve Fireworks cruise, Australia Day lunch and dinner cruises, cruises during Vivid Sydney Light Festival, the Sydney to Hobart Boxing Day Yacht Race and our very renowned Christmas Day buffet lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour.

Our team is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of passenger safety and comfort. We comply with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) regulations with both the Showboats undergoing periodic maintenance.

Why not enhance your Sydney experience with a Sydney Harbour dinner cruise on the spectacular Sydney Showboat that offers a dazzling show and variety entertainment as well? Book your Showboat Sydney Harbour dinner cruise today!

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