Boat cruises and tours are the best way to experience the Vivid festival of lights. Not only will you get a chance to see the main sights like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, but you’ll also get a unique perspective seeing Sydney’s favourite landmarks lit up with an incredible lights display.
With Sydney Harbour Days, you can choose a Vivid cruise that works for you and your group. Choose from the best Vivid cruise in Sydney, and book your tickets fast, preferred dates sell out quick!
Vivid cruises are available most days of the week. As seating is limited, preferred dates sell out quickly. Vivid runs from 24th May to 15th June in 2024 so make sure to book your preferred date.
Your Sydney Harbour wharf location will differ depending on your boat cruise or tour. Most boat cruises start from King St wharf in Darling Harbour, but some pick up from closer to 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. Vivid boat cruises will head past the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, so make sure you have your camera ready for that incredible photo with these landmarks in the background.
In bad weather, boats still tend to go out. Boat cruise cancellations don’t occur in rainy weather unless deemed unsafe. For a complete list of cancellation policies, please read each boat cruise’s terms and conditions carefully.
The Vivid cruises are a sightseeing tour through the harbour so many have minimal inclusions. For each boat cruise, what comes included will be different. Please read the tour description carefully to ensure what to expect on the water.
The boat cruises will have a bathroom on board.
Please remember that these are marine toilets for boats with bathrooms on board. Only put what comes out of you into the toilet. Make sure you read any instructions in the bathroom for how to properly operate the restroom or check with the crew on board.
Your boat cruise will be on Sydney Harbour. Dress appropriately for the weather. For cooler evenings, make sure you have something warm. Most boats will have an area inside for cover but you don’t want to be inside as you sail past the harbour sights light up at night. Bring comfortable shoes and heels are typically not allowed on the ship for safety reasons and to make sure it doesn’t damage the floor.
Each cruise is different, so read the what to bring section in the boat cruise description.
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