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Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruise

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See VIVID by Sea

Just when you thought a Sydney Harbour Cruise couldn’t get any better, VIVID returns for yet another year of spectacular light, art and music displays.

Join Fantasea Cruising as we explore the waterside wonder of this annual festival, cruising to the official VIVID Sydney playlist, watching in awe as magical projections illuminate the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

From VIVID’s humble beginnings back in 2009, VIVID Sydney is now one of the Harbour city’s most anticipated events, and with increased Sydney Harbour waterfront activations there is no better time to combine Sydney Harbour cruising with your VIVID Sydney exploration.

To ensure you can make the most out of your evening, Fantasea Cruising’s, VIVID Sydney Harbour Cruises depart from Darling Harbour three time’s nightly. Over the course of one hour we will take you on a journey showing off the foreshore installations from the perspective of our friendly crew, who are lucky enough to live and breathe Sydney Harbour every day.

With this winter wonderland set to take place between late May and mid-June, VIVID Sydney is sure to light up the main precincts of Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo, The Botanical Gardens, Walsh Bay and the Sydney Skyline bigger and better than the years before.

So let us add a little FANTASEA to your VIVID Sydney Harbour Cruise, we can’t wait to welcome you aboard!

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  • A unique perspective and great photo opportunities

    • See Opera House, Harbour Bridge as they are transformed into spectacular canvas boards of light, music and 3D projections
    • Licensed bar with drinks and snacks available for cash and card purchase
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  • Dates Departure Times Duration
    Monday to Sunday 6:00 PM,  7:15 PM, & 8:30 PM 60 Minutes
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    “My partner and I booked a night cruise to see the Vivid lights and we had a very good time.

    The vessel is very modern and roomy, with plenty of space indoors and outdoors and an open rooftop. Sailing was smooth and touched all relevant Vivid landmarks, particular note that the boat goes all the way into Circular Quai so you can see lights from relatively close distance.

    There is also a bar on board which serves alcohol, soft drinks and snack. Staff was lovely and the whole service was seamless. I would highly recommend this cruise particularly if you would like to grasp all major Sydney Vivid lights in one go (cruise last about 1 hour) or if you have limited time in Sydney.” – baby2017, Sydney, Australia |  Trip Advisor

     


    “This is a good price for a great cruise. We didn’t need drinks or dinner or anything fancy. Just a nice ride to enjoy the beautiful lights and this cruise was exactly what we asked for!” 
    – annemaeb2015, Burlingame, California |  Trip Advisor

     

     


    “Professional crew, modern large catamaran, comfortable, many viewing areas, would definitely use again.” NoCrapFromBusinesses
    Hobart, Australia| Trip Advisor

     

     


    “This is such a great way to see vivid! First off, the boat is nice. It has something for everyone. You can sit inside, go out on the upper deck outside, or go down to the bar. They had a musician playing on the second level and he was really good! We loved the views and the experience was great. You really can’t beat the value! Price point- good, boat- good, views-spectacular.” 
    HeatherC199502Rio Rancho, New Mexico| Trip Advisor

     

     


    “Superb value and we got an even better deal through NRMA. Not overcrowded and easy to book, queue and board. Great way to see part of Vivid while listening to live music on the Friday night cruise. Ample space and great for kids with little legs that get tired!Thank you. Tip-Queue early to get good spot on top floor.” 
    Corbiere97, Bundanoon, New South Wales, Australia| Trip Advisor

     

     


    “Thank you so much for providing a wonderful cruise for vivid 2019! Lovely staff and a beautiful boat. Thank you for accommodating us last min. it means so much to our little family!! Bless you all ♡♡”  Buffanau
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Memorable Whale Watching Experience

"It was an absolutely great whale watching experience. We saw a lot of humpback whales and dolphins. Beautiful day. Staffs were very friendly. The boat was large, comfy and clean. It was really enjoyable and I'll definitely come back. :)"

– Yinzhi L. via TripAdvisor
Great Cruise!

"Amazing view of the lights without the crowds. The boat was clean and comfortable and not over crowded. Lots of room to move about and get photos. All the staff were friendly and pointed out things of interest. Highly recommended!"

– rickyandrobyn via TripAdvisor
Great Whale Experience!

"We had a great morning with the Fantasea crew and saw a lot of humpback whales, really amazing experience. The staff was friendly and the facilities very good. We would definitely go again!"

– Rebekka K. via TripAdvisor
A Lovely Evening Cruise

"Great deal booked online and a really lovely 1 1/2 hrs cruising the harbour. We enjoyed the outdoor deck upstairs, but the inside area was just beautiful for those who preferred to be inside. Staff were lovely and overall experience was terrific. We were blessed with the weather... would highly recommend!"

– Kerrilyn H. via TripAdvisor