Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruises

All the views without the queues!

25 May to 16 June 2018

Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruise 2017 is set to be the biggest one yet, expected to surpass last years attendance of 2.3 million people from all around the globe. With the Harbour City transformed into an outdoor art exhibition, the best way to experience the festivities is with Fantasea Cruising’s Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruise.

To give you the most out of each evening we offer up to 4 Vivid cruises a night departing from Darling Harbour. Our guests will be greeted with a complimentary drink as our boats cruise past the main precincts of Vivid; 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 will see more than 90 light installations and projections which will be on display in the main precincts. Each Fantasea Vivid cruise lasts 75 minutes and will give you the best seat on the night with the luxury of watching it all come to you.

Fantasea Cruising ensures unforgettable memories and special experiences for all our guests. Book now to enjoy the views without the queues!

Vivid Sydney 2016 Timelapse from Destination NSW on Vimeo.


A unique perspective and great photo opportunitiesA complimentary drink included
Sydney Harbour CruisesSee Opera House, Harbour Bridge as they are transformed into spectacular canvas boards of light, music and 3D projectionsFully licensed bar with drinks and snacks available for cash and card purchase

Darling Harbour Timetable

Monday to ThursdayFriday to Sunday
Fantasea Escapade6PM & 7:30PM6PM & 7:30PM
Fantasea Catalina N/A 6:45PM & 8:15PM
Cruise Duration 75 Minutes 75 Minutes


Monday to Thursday


Child (5-15)

Family (2 adult, 2 children)

Family (2 adult, 3 children)





Friday to Sunday


Child (5-15)

Family (2 adult, 2 children)

Family (2 adult, 3 children)





Some Of Our Happy Customers!


Reviewed 7 months ago

Really Pleasant Staff

I found the highlight of this tour was the pleasant staff that was not “in your face” but were able to assist with any questions and seemed genuinely pleased to be there. The boat is like any other and the sights like any other. The price of snacks on board was extreme though so I would recommend you take food/drinks with you.


Reviewed 7 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.

Carolyn Hall

Reviewed 7 months ago

VIVID Cruising… WOW!

We went on an evening tour of the Sydney Harbour during the VIVID Festival.The crew from Fantasea were welcoming and happily directed us to where the departure point was, with easy simple directions out of towners could follow. We were provided with a nice cold drink on board to help soak up the sights of VIVID. If we hadn’t gone a cruise we wouldn’t have seen half of the spectacular sights Sydney has to offer. Thank you

Lee Bee

Reviewed 7 months ago

Vivid Sydney

If you are traveling to Sydney to see the light shows we can totally recommend you see it by the sea! You get the best view of the whole city that you miss if going around by foot. This cruise offered a 75-minute cruise including a free drink and amazing sights and scenic views. Got some fabulous panoramic shots.

Christopher C

Reviewed 12 months ago

Vivid Sydney 2016

Had awesome wonderful time on the vivid cruise i booked with Fantasea the staff and crew were very helpful and friendly. Keep up the good work

Tour Highlights: Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruise

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