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VIVID Sydney Cruises on the Harbour

24th May - 15th June 2024

Quick Details

  • Experience the best of VIVID Sydney with a 1-hour cruise on the Harbour
  • Drinks and snacks available to purchase on board


Use code ‘FLASHSALE’ when booking online for 20% off all VIVID Cruises from Monday to Thursday.

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Offer ends 27/05/2024.

Monday - Thursday
Children (4-15)
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)
Friday - Sunday
Children (4-15)
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)

1hr VIVID Sydney Harbour Cruise

a view of a city at night

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 twice every night from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay. 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 in May and June, VIVID Sydney is sure to light up the main precincts of Circular Quay, Darling Harbour and Barangaroo 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!

Why a harbour cruise?

On a cruise, you can enjoy the world’s largest outdoor art-gallery at a gentle pace from the comfort of your own seat. Sydney’s famous foreshore landmarks are best viewed from the water. Experience the full canvas of the massive shoreside projections from Fort Denison, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Walsh Bay and Darling Harbour.

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Rated "Excellent" by 200+ Travellers!

great way to see the Vivid lights

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 via TripAdvisor

I would highly recommend this cruise company, they were able to embark and disembark passages professionally and fast. The vivid lights were fantastic from the boat. Great way to beat the crowds and see the lights. They had a man singing and playing guitar which was fantastic. Definitely worth the money.

– karenwK7279GG | Sydney, Australia via TripAdvisor
Great way to see vivid

Very impressed with the Fantasea cruise - we didn’t want dinner etc just the cruise and drinks - this was exactly what Fantasea delivered - arrived at the wharf on time and left the wharf exactly on time - great tour - very clean vessel and had an enjoyable time with lovely crew - highly recommend!

– Coffsharbour0 | Coffs Harbour, Australia via TripAdvisor
Awesome Cruise Experience

We booked the 8:30pm VIVID cruise on a Monday night, the boat was not packed at all, we actually had the whole front deck to ourselves on the return trip. The boat was exactly as described, even more pleasant than expected even. Smooth sailing, went up close to all the lights - VIVID itself was a bit mellow this year) but we got a great close up view of everything in Circular Quay then cruise close past the Opera House and around to the Botanical Gardens and past Mrs Macquarie Chair. Took a wide turn out in the harbour and came through under the centre of the bridge. We had a brilliant time and I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone interested. Great for all ages, I even noticed a kids play area inside the lower deck cabin.

– Stacey_Sunshine | Sydney, Australia via TripAdvisor
Great way to see the lights of Vivid without the crowds

We spend the night in Sydney to get the whole Vivid experience. As part of the visit, we booked a trip with Fantasea cruises to look at the lights of Vivid. It was very economical, and in the 1hr cruise we got to see the city from the water from Darling Harbour right around to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. The view of the city, Botanical Gardens, Opera House and Harbour Bridge was fantastic, and allowed for some great photo opportunities that you can't get unless you're on the water. The cruise was not over crowded, and boarding and disembarking was well organised and simple. This is a great way to add to the whole Vivid experience

– Bellbirdweb | West Pennant Hills, Australia via TripAdvisor
Great value and time!

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.

– HeatherC199502 | Rio Rancho, New Mexico via TripAdvisor