Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruise

Vivid Sydney is a unique annual winter event of light, music, and ideas that illuminates Sydney from late May to mid-June.

Your Vivid Sydney Cruise Includes:

  • See the Opera House and Harbour Bridge as they are transformed into spectacular canvas boards of light, music, and 3D projections
  • A complimentary drink included
  • A unique perspective and great photo opportunities

Vivid Sydney is a unique annual winter event of light, music, and ideas that illuminates Sydney from late May to mid-June. With the Harbour City transformed into an outdoor lights sculptures exhibition, the best way to experience this amazing light festival is with Fantasea Cruising’s Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruises.

To give you the most out of each evening we offer one-hour Vivid cruises, departing from Darling Harbour. You’re greeted with a complimentary drink as our boats cruise past the main precincts of the Vivid light festival; Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo, The Botanical Gardens and Walsh Bay. Our mission is to give you the best vantage point anywhere on the Harbour.

You see numerous light installations and projections which are on display in the main precincts. All Fantasea Vivid cruises last 60 minutes and gives you the best seat on the night with the luxury of watching it all come to you.

Vivid Sydney is sure to light up the Sydney skyline this year with mesmerising exhibitions of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations.

Vivid Sydney has wrapped for 2018. Program and packages for 2019 are yet to be confirmed. Like us on Facebook you can be the first to know when we release our Vivid cruise packages in 2019.

In the meantime, we have many cruises on offer. View our current cruises now.

  • Tour Inclusions
    • A unique perspective and great photo opportunities
    • Live Music on-board on weekend cruises
    • See Opera House, Harbour Bridge as they are transformed into spectacular canvas boards of light, music and 3D projections
    • A complimentary drink included
    • Fully licensed bar with drinks and snacks available for cash and card purchase
    • No tour groups/No overcrowding
  • Timetable
  • Fantasea Joy Bar Fantasea Catalina
    Monday to Sunday 6:00 PM & 7:30 PM N/A
    Saturdays and 25th May & 10th June N/A 7:00 PM
    Cruise Duration 60 Minutes 60 Minutes

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