See a selection of popular ticketed cruises available for NYE 23/24 below.
Your Sydney Harbour wharf location will differ depending on your NYE boat cruise. Most bigger boats depart from King St Wharf in Darling Harbour, but some pick up from other wharves around Circular Quay or around the Rocks. Please read the cruise description and check your tickets for when to meet your boat and where.
Departing from close to the city, you’ll get to see all the beautiful sights on Sydney Harbour. Your NYE cruises will head past the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge and find an incredible spot to view the 9pm and midnight NYE fireworks from Sydney Harbour.
Most NYE cruises will offer a food and drink package and entertainment like a DJ or band on the boat.
Make sure your camera is ready for that incredible photos, and let the countdown begin!
On NYE, many boats take part in the parade of lights. These boats are lit up as they make their way around Sydney Harbour leading up to the countdown. When boats enter this parade of lights, they get special access to the exclusion zone.
Boat entries are not determined until two months before NYE. Please ask us if your preferred boat will likely participate in this New Year’s parade of lights for your cruise.
In bad weather, boats will still go out on the Harbour on NYE. Boat cruise cancellations don’t occur in rainy weather unless the weather is deemed unsafe. With many of the NYE cruises, these boats offer ample interior space, so the weather would not affect you.
For a complete list of cancellation policies, please read each boat cruise’s terms and conditions carefully.
The NYE cruise is the best way to experience the Sydney fireworks. The view from the water is incredible and a memory you’ll never forget. For each boat cruise, what comes included will be different. Most NYE boat cruises include food, drinks (beer, wine, sparkling, and soft drinks) and entertainment on the night. You’ll be in prime position to watch the 9 pm and midnight fireworks.
Please read the tour description carefully to ensure what to expect on the water.
The boat cruises will have a bathroom on board. Many of the bigger NYE cruise boats offer full bathrooms with stalls similar to a venue on land.
Please remember that these may be marine toilets for boats with bathrooms on board. Only put what comes out of you into the toilet. Ensure you read any instructions in the bathroom for properly operating the restroom or check with the crew on board.
Your boat cruise will be on Sydney Harbour and will typically include all your food and drinks. Dress appropriately for the weather, and please take note of the NYE dress code for your boat cruise. Some boats do have a dress code you would be required to follow. For cooler evenings, make sure you have something warm. Bring comfortable shoes and heels are typically not allowed on the ship for safety reasons and to ensure they don’t damage the floor.
Each cruise is different, so read the what to bring section in the boat cruise description.
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