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!