Joy Bar

The Quintessentially Sydney Experience!

Joy Bar Sydney’s signature evening wine cruise – a breathtaking setting with arguably one of Sydney’s most iconic views of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House & Harbour lights. While the views may initially lure visitors to the Joy Bar, the fabulous wine with gourmet chocolate pairing is what keeps them here.

Joy Bar is the perfect venue for after work drinks, family get-togethers, wine dates or catching up with friends, offering evening cruises in a relaxed lounge environment. Joy Bar is here to provide Sydney-siders and visitors to experience the very best this beautiful city has to offer.

Wine and Chocolate Pairing (Optional)

We’ve worked with a local chocolate maker to find the perfect combinations of wines paired with gourmet chocolates. Enjoy 3 wines tasting paired with 3 gourmet chocolates.

Harbour Restaurant Dinner (Optional)

Enjoy a pre-dinner cruise with drinks on us followed by a 2-course dinner at a waterfront restaurant in Darling Harbour.

Feeling hungry? Click here for the menu. 

If the day to day scene isn’t enough, the private event opportunities are endless – the open air amazing views and soft furnishings are sure to delight any party. Whether you’re hosting a client, a team event or celebrating a special occasion, we’ve got you covered.  With great views, delicious food and beverage packages to choose from, Joy Bar at Sydney Harbour offers a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets.

Inclusions

Drinks abroad on Fantasea cruising Fully licensed bar with snacks and refreshments Evening Sydney Harbour Cruise Exclusive wine & chocolate tasting menu
Sydney Harbour Cruises Iconic sights of Sydney Harbour with unique photo opportunities Sydney Harbour Cruises Ultra-modern catamaran with two large open deck viewing areas
Sound System Onboard  Ambiance music Air Conditions available Onboard Climate control interior to ensure maximum comfort

Timetable

Departure Location Departure Time Arrival Time
Darling Harbour 6:00PM 7:30PM
Darling Harbour 7:30PM 9:00PM

*Joy Bar operates daily except Monday and Tuesday.

Prices

Cruise with One Drink Included

Wine & Chocolate Tasting Cruise

Cruise and Restaurant Dinner

$35

Original Price $45

$60

$99

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Some of our happy customers!

Joagyy

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful Whale watching

We went on a whale watching cruise with Fantasea. The boat was big and new and the crew friendly and well informed. The crew included two marine biologists. We were lucky that we saw a lot of whales. My only regret was that the time passed too quickly. Could have stayed out at sea watching the whales for many more hours.

Daveyw Jones

Reviewed 9 months ago

NYE 2016/2017 9pm Fireworks

The entire team at Fantasea Crusing did an absolutely fantastic job before, during and after the cruise. Professional and organised, the team was also very compassionate and accommodating to the special needs of my family. Special thanks to Alexia for taking care of us and the crew on board for doing a great job during the spectacular fireworks show. A fabulous night to remember, thank you!

Trish Wilson

Reviewed 2 months ago

Best Harbour Trip with Your Fabulous Staff

Just went on the best harbour trip with your fabulous staff, Adam and Holly on the Shopper Hopper, they were so friendly and personable. Would definitely go again but only if these two are on duty

Haematocrit

Reviewed 3 months ago

Fantastic Vivid Cruise.

This cruise exceeded my expectations. I have to use a forearm crutch to walk and balance and The crew were fantastic in assisting me with boarding and moving around the boat to be able to see the best of the “Vivid” light show. Not only did they help, but they did so in a friendly manner. Top marks to all, you made my Sydney Harbour cruise the highlight of my stay.

Timothy Henderson

Reviewed 3 months ago

Great Harbour Tour!

We got the last water taxi tour on the new years day bank holiday which was 45 minutes long and had a great time despite the weather. The guide was very knowledgeable of the area and the sites we saw.

Gary C

Reviewed 4 months ago

Great Cruise into Sydney!!!

This was the final leg of the Blue Mountains tour by Grey lines. The cruise was nice and so relaxing after a day of sight seeing west of Sydney. The drinks were great and I got some great pictures along the way. It ended at night and afforded a great view of the Harbor area upon arrival

Sujata C

Reviewed 2 months ago

Whale Watching- Most Fabulous Experience.

Most fabulous experience. Saw humpback whales doing the back flip. Amazing peaceful animals. Excellent facilities and manned by very good personnel. Would recommend only Fantasea if you want to guarantee whale watching. We have used other cruises before but only got to see whales with Fantasea.

Carol G

Reviewed 8 months ago

Fantasea Cruising for a fireworks cruise on NYE.

We joined the family on Fantasea Cruising for a fireworks cruise on NYE. The boat carried about 140 passengers so was very personal and we were pleased we chose this over one of the other boats.  Staff was pleasant & helpful.

Steelergrl

Reviewed 1 month ago

Trip to Taronga Zoo and Back…Absolutely Great!!

Our skipper Chris was wonderful! He pointed out interesting sites and details, slowed down for photo opportunities, and gave us tips for things to see and do at the zoo! The whole experience was a pleasure and we enjoyed his great service!!

Victoria C

Reviewed 1 month ago

Trip to Taronga Zoo and Return

Tim, our water taxi driver for the morning run to Tooronga Zoo was exceptional. Light hearted banter whilst being very informative. He was excellent with soon to be 8 yr old son, showing him the boat’s various features and what the various buttons on the panel were for. The only reason why I didn’t give a 5 rating was our return trip (although the driver was waiting for us and on time) was a little abrupt and seemed to have a lot on his mind. When my son couldn’t alight quickly he seemed to get frustrated with him. This annoyed me as my son is on the autism spectrum and cannot be expected to simply just jump when asked. And it was only a matter of a few seconds. So not impressed.

Shiwen P

Reviewed 2 months ago

Really Good Trip

Enjoyed a really good trip on the taxi with Steve. Even waited for us before we came out of the Zoo and we haven’t wait for any minutes.

Vixster

Reviewed 1 year ago

Great Staff, Spotlessly Clean.

The staff was fantastic, very helpful. Caught the ferry to Taronga Zoo and back as a package. The ferry times are very reliable, and the staff was helpful and professional. Due to bad weather and rough seas (yes, there were waves in the harbour – big ones!) the ferry crew had some fun and the skipper caught some waves for us, turning it into a bit of an adventure instead of a smooth ride. Great way to get around.

Resyvan Beek

Reviewed 1 year ago

Whale Watching and Zoo Visit

Used Darwin twice for a cruise in Sydney harbour: for a visit to the zoo (very easy, ticket for zoo included, drop off near sky rail and boat ride multiple times per day to get back to city; staff friendly; I guess similar experiences with different boat operators and I would hope that prices & services are comparable but don’t know that for sure) and whale watching (again , seen the number of boats watching the same whales, I would think that the competition between operators is fair. It was lovely to have a marine biologist on board who gave some information on the whales.

Richard-Roadman

Reviewed 9 months ago

NYE cruise 2016/17

We booked with this company for the NYE fireworks. Booked the silver package and the booking process and info provided till the exciting day were perfect and clear. On the day itself, the boarding went orderly and calm, although the pier was crowded with other cruisers. The package included a dinner box with an assortment of bread which was tasteful. And you could buy your drinks and chips onboard. At 8 pm we positioning in front of the bridge for the aerobatics and then we watched the 9 pm fireworks near Goatisland which was fine. Hereafter we joined the spectacular parade of lights. The 12 pm fireworks were watched near Fort Denison where we had a fine spot at the start of the show but during the spectacle, all boats drifted a bit from their position so our clear view became sadly a bit blocked by the mast of a big sailboat. But all in all the whole evening was perfectly organised and we had the time of our lives.

Daveyw Jones

Reviewed 8 months ago

NYE 2016/2017 9pm fireworks

The entire team at Fantasea Cruising did an absolutely fantastic job before, during and after the cruise. Professional and organised, the team was also very compassionate and accommodating to the special needs of my family. Special thanks to Alexia for taking care of us and the crew on board for doing a great job during the spectacular fireworks show. A fabulous night to remember, thank you!

Neilf

Reviewed 5 months ago

Well Worth The Money.

My wife and I took a snap decision to head off on a short 80-minute cruise. At $35 each, we felt that this was great value for money. The crew were really friendly and checked our plans to ensure that we could disembark at the destination of our choice. The trip itself, on a beautifully sunny day without a cloud in the sky was tremendous. It really gave us a different perspective on the size of the harbour and the trip to the point of open sea was spectacular watching the ocean going yachts head out.

Kate D

Reviewed 6 months ago

One of The Greatest Experience in Sydney.

We had the chance to do a cruise all around Sydney. That’s the best spot to understand and observe the city. Even if it was a cloudy day the trip was great and the guide very friendly and professional. We riched some parts of the city we couldn’t go if we had an other transport. Definitely one of my best memories. I highly recommend Fantasea Cruise you won’t be disappointed! 🙂

Dean B

Reviewed 6 months ago

My Fantasy Cruise

A friend suggested Fantasea Cruising and it did not disappoint. From the looks of it the boat is definitely one of the nicer and newer ones around the harbour … it was a super hot and humid day so it was nice to be in a boat which was nice and cool. The guide ‘Jimmy’ was also very friendly, energetic and informative.

Susan J

Reviewed 6 months ago

Escape From The Rain

Booked last minute on a very rainy afternoon in Sydney. Easy to book in the shop harbourside. Greeted by friendly staff & due to us being the only two on the boat to start with we got a personal guided tour by very friendly & very knowledgeable guy. Shame the weather was so bad as we never saw the sights at their best but it definitely beat walking around in the rain.

Sue N

Reviewed 7 months ago

Aussie Cruise Was Bonza.

We did the Aussie cruise which included a burger and a drink! The burger was to die for – the chef was very friendly and chatty and Jimmy our Tour guide whilst on board was fantastically full of knowledge and lots of interesting and fun facts.

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