2024 Sydney Harbour Vivid Lights Dinner Cruise

Departure Location King Street Wharf - 5
Boards 19:00
Departs 19:30
Returns 22:00
Price From $175
Full Price $200
  • 2hr 30min Vivid Sydney dinner cruise with deluxe dining, drinks & live show
  • Prime views of Vivid Lights from the spacious outer decks
  • Relish a 3-course seated & served dinner, freshly prepared by our chefs onboard
  • Sydney’s longest running sensational cabaret show ‘Voyage of Love’
  • Beverage package upgrade options & drinks for purchase from the bar onboard

Experience The Spectacular Vivid Sydney Festival Aboard Showboat

Vivid Sydney Festival is a celebration of creativity and innovation. Founded in 2009 as a smart light festival, Vivid has awed millions over the years. The festival attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world and brings together a wide variety of talents – musicians, innovators and creators from various fields like science, technology, politics and much more.

Like every year, Sydney Harbour is set to take the centre stage, with an array of eye-catching attractions lined up for 2024.

Vivid Cruise - The Best Vantage Point

The harbour precincts will be stacked with audiences to witness one of the most famous attractions of the festival ‘Lighting of The Sails’. Save yourself the hassle. Away from the thronging crowds, enjoy the best views of the Vivid attractions. A Vivid Sydney cruise is your go-to option for the prime views of the Vivid lights and art installations, along with the best waterfront dining experience and harbour views. Our well-tailored, cost-effective packages make it the perfect venue to spend the night with friends and family.

Why Showboat Vivid Sydney Cruise?

Sydney Showboat Vivid dinner cruise offers the best inclusions to make your night all the more spectacular. Choose the dinner cruise for a unique blend of Vivid lights, a multi-course dinner & a sensational cabaret show.

Marvel at the 3-D projections on the Opera House, the lit-up harbour attractions, and our incredible skyline from the wrap-around verandahs of the Showboat. Relish a deluxe seated and served dinner, prepared to perfection by our onboard chefs. The 1-hour cabaret show, “Voyage of Love”, performed by a talented Australian cast, will take you to a world of glitz, glamour and entertainment.

Reserve your seats aboard the Showboat Vivid Harbour cruise today!

Book with Confidence

  • 7 million + happy guests since 1987
  • Office in close vicinity to the departure location
  • Secure website for seamless payment process
  • Free Cancellation Up To 72 Hrs
  • Phone enquiries (10am-9pm)
  • Email support

Frequently Asked Questions

*As we endeavour to deliver holistic experience to our esteemed guests, we have compiled a set of frequently asked questions asked by our valued customers. Rest assured, the answers provided below are founded upon our profound knowledge and expertise in the dining cruise domain that spans over 36 years.

What are the Vivid Sydney highlights I can view aboard a Showboat Vivid Lights cruise?

Showboat Vivid Lights cruise offers you the best views of the displays on the Sydney Opera House’s sails, the breathtaking projections on Sydney Harbour Bridge, light installations of Circular Quay, The Rocks, Barangaroo and the grinning moon face of Luna Park that bestows a special charm on the harbourfront.

Is there a deal available for the Showboat Vivid dinner cruise?

Yes. We offer up to $25 discount from our full (retail) price of $200. You can purchase the tickets online for $175 on weekdays and $165 on Saturdays. For group deals you can email our reservation team at book@sydneyshowboats.com.au.

Is there a child price available for the Showboat Vivid dinner cruise?

Yes. Child price for the Vivid Showboat dinner cruise is $121.

Can I cancel the booking once booked?

For individual bookings (up to 9 passengers)
Up to 4 days | 0% cancellation fee. Full refund provided.
Last 3 days | 100% cancellation fee

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

A celebration of creativity, innovation and technology


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Experience 23 nights of magic and free live music at Tumbalong Park that envelopes the city in a symphony of lights. Explore the Light Walk, where roaming artists will ignite your imagination with their musical prowess. Prepare to be transported to a world of awe-inspiring music and captivating stories. Vivid Music in 2023 promises an irresistible fusion of artistry and expression that will leave you inspired, moved, and longing for more. Be a part of Vivid Sydney for an extraordinary musical odyssey and let the power of music ignite your soul.


Unleash your imagination as Vivid Ideas makes its grand return to 2023, challenging the very fabric of our ‘natural’ ways of thinking. Prepare to be enchanted as this extraordinary program illuminates underrepresented communities and those who use the transformative power of their creativity. With an exceptional line up of luminaries like storytellers, psychologists and renowned authors, this captivating program highlights the values that truly matter–community, authenticity, respect, and love.

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Excellent experience for Vivid lights.

I booked the cruise only for myself and my husband and was pleasantly surprised to be offered a downstairs table with dinner as an upgrade. We were extremely appreciative and thoroughly enjoyed both the meal and the cruise in general including the fabulous show. Will definitely choose to cruise again with Australian Cruises. It was everything we expected and certainly value for money. Thank you for your generosity.

Amazing night at the best table to see a fabulous show..! Many thanks for your work and your kindness Can’t wait to come again.

Absolutely loved it! Sow was incredible and very professional, food was delicious and views of Vivid lights was fantastic!

It was a wonderful experience. Food was better than expected in both quality and quantity. Service was friendly and attentive. Cabaret was professional and entertaining. View was spectacular!

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