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!

  • Chevron down Tour Inclusions
    • One hour cruising aboard a modern Fantasea Catamaran
    • Licensed bar on board for beverage purchases (BYO beverages are not permitted)
    • Snacks available for purchase from the onboard kiosk, BYO snacks are also permitted
    • A unique perspective and great photo opportunities
    • See the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge transformed into spectacular canvas boards of light, music and 3D projections
    • Great onboard atmosphere complimented by the VIVID Sydney soundtrack and informative commentary
  • Chevron down Vessel Features
    • Plentiful seating arrangements
    • Spacious viewing decks
    • Licensed bar
    • Climate controlled air conditioning
    • Free Wifi available
    • PA and sound system
    • Multiple modern marine toilets, some vessels with wheelchair accessibility
  • Chevron down Timetable
  • Date Departure Time
    Friday 24 May 6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm
    Saturday 25 May

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Sunday 26 May

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Monday 27 May

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Tuesday 28 May

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Wednesday 29 May

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Thursday 30 May

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Friday 31 May

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Saturday 1 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Sunday 2 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Monday 3 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Tuesday 4 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Wednesday 5 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Thursday 6 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Friday 7 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Saturday 8 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Sunday 9 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Monday 10 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Tuesday 11 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Wednesday 12 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Thursday 13 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Friday 14 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

    Saturday 15 June

    6:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:30pm

Rated "Excellent" by 200+ Travellers!

Fantasea-Favicon 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
Fantasea-Favicon 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
Fantasea-Favicon 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
Fantasea-Favicon 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