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Vivid Sydney Festival and Tall Ship Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour

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Enjoy spectacular views of the Vivid Sydney festival from a Sydney Harbour tall ship cruise and witness city icons bathed in colorful lights.

Highlights
  • Be at the center of the Vivid Sydney festival with this special tall ship cruise
  • Witness an event that was attended by over 1.4 million people in 2014
  • See famous city icons like Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House bathed in lights
  • Enjoy dinner and live music performed on board

Description

Experience the best of the Vivid Sydney festival aboard an authentic Sydney Harbour tall ship! See the city transformed into a stunning canvas of lights for 18 nights.

Recognized as the Best Tourism Event at the 2014 Australian Event Awards, Vivid Sydney is the Southern Hemisphere's most highly anticipated light and music event. With 3D-mapped projections and interactive displays presented by world-renowned lighting artists, Vivid Sydney will light up the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House and the vessels that throng Sydney Harbour.

Join a sensational cruise that will take you into the heart of the dazzling light show. Marvel at the multimedia light installations and the innovative ideas presented by creative thinkers around the world. From your prime viewing spots, enjoy delicious dinner and live music to complete an unforgettable evening for you and your guests.

Menu

Menu is subject to change to ensure fresh produce of premium quality. Please specify if you are vegetarian upon booking.

Please Note

  • Adults may participate in an optional mast climb activity with an additional fee. Please inquire.

  • Children under 4 years old are allowed free of charge but must be under permanent parent/carer attention.

  • Boarding is 15 minutes prior to sailing time.

  • Cruise sails rain or shine. Please bring wet weather gear if it looks like rain.

  • Ponchos are available on board for free.

*Cruise Departure Points

The cruise departs from Campbell Cove EXCEPT on the following dates when the tour departs from Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon:

2017

October - 20, 22, 29, 30

November - 09, 13, 19, 21, 24, 26

December - 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 12, 15, 17, 20, 21, 24, 29, 30

2018

January: 02, 04, 10, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 22, 23, 27, 30

February: 02, 03, 04, 05, 09, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 25, 26

March: 05, 08, 09, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, 30

April: 05, 08, 11, 15, 16, 22

September: 15, 27

October: 10, 20, 23, 27, 29

November: 02, 05, 07, 08, 14, 16, 18, 23, 24, 27, 28

December: 02, 06, 08, 12, 18, 22, 23, 29, 30

Cancellation Policy

  • All sales are final and non-refundable.

  • If the weather conditions and/or any other situation that makes the ship's operation unsafe as deemed by the Master of the Vessel, the event will, at the discretion of the Master, be cancelled. No refunds will be made.
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Southern Swan
Vivid Sydney Tall Ship Dinner Cruise (1)

Previously named the Mathilde, the Southern Swan has been to many places around the world since it was built in 1922 before it found its way to Sydney. The ship features 3 masts approximately 20 meters in height and is equipped with a diesel engine.

DINNER MENU

(Subject to change)

Salads
  • Roast pumpkin, zucchini, mixed bean with sultanas, sunflower seeds and coconut salad (Vegetarian)
  • Fresh mixed leaves salad (Vegetarian and Gluten free)
  • Pesto pasta salad (Vegetarian)

Entrees
  • Mild spiced chicken with mushroom, capsicum, baby spinach and Spanish onion (Gluten free)
  • Sweet potato, eggplant and tomato with lentils (Vegetarian and Gluten free)
  • Plain white rice (Vegetarian)

Dessert
  • Chocolate brownies (Vegetarian)

Duration: 2 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Unlimited drinks (excluding premium beers) / Live music / Dinner

Schedule

Starting time: 17:30 - 21:00 (Show more)
  • 17:15

    Check-in at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

  • Board on the Sydney Tall Ship Cruise

    The cruise will take you to the most awaited lights and music event, the Vivid Sydney! Watch the interactive displays, 3D-mapped projections and the lighting up of the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House and the vessels of Sydney Harbour. A sumptuous dinner will be served on board.

  • 19:00

    Tour Ends at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

  • 19:00

    Check-in at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

  • Board on the Sydney Tall Ship Cruise

    The cruise will take you to the most awaited lights and music event, the Vivid Sydney! Watch the interactive displays, 3D-mapped projections and the lighting up of the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House and the vessels of Sydney Harbour. A sumptuous dinner will be served on board.

  • 20:45

    Tour Ends at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

  • 20:45

    Check-in at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

  • Board on the Sydney Tall Ship Cruise

    The cruise will take you to the most awaited lights and music event, the Vivid Sydney! Watch the interactive displays, 3D-mapped projections and the lighting up of the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House and the vessels of Sydney Harbour. A sumptuous dinner will be served on board.

  • 22:30

    Tour Ends at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Soren Larsen
Vivid Sydney Tall Ship Dinner Cruise (6)

Soren Larsen is a classic tall ship made out of oak and beech, designed to stand the test of time. Built in 1949, the vessel has been used for a variety of purposes, including shipping cargo across Scandinavia and Northern Europe.

DINNER MENU

(Subject to change)
Salads
  • Roast pumpkin, zucchini, mixed bean with sultanas, sunflower seeds and coconut salad (Vegetarian)
  • Fresh mixed leaves salad (Vegetarian and Gluten free)
  • Pesto pasta salad (Vegetarian)

Entrees
  • Mild spiced chicken with mushroom, capsicum, baby spinach and Spanish onion (Gluten free)
  • Sweet potato, eggplant and tomato with lentils (Vegetarian and Gluten free)
  • Plain white rice (Vegetarian)

Dessert
  • Chocolate brownies (Vegetarian)

Duration: 2 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Unlimited drinks (excluding premium beers) / Live music / Dinner

Schedule

Starting time: 17:45 - 21:15 (Show more)
  • 17:30

    Check-in at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

  • Board on the Sydney Tall Ship Cruise

    The cruise will take you to the most awaited lights and music event, the Vivid Sydney! Watch the interactive displays, 3D-mapped projections and the lighting up of the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House and the vessels of Sydney Harbour. A sumptuous dinner will be served on board.

  • 19:15

    Tour Ends at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

  • 19:15

    Check-in at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

  • Board on the Sydney Tall Ship Cruise

    The cruise will take you to the most awaited lights and music event, the Vivid Sydney! Watch the interactive displays, 3D-mapped projections and the lighting up of the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House and the vessels of Sydney Harbour. A sumptuous dinner will be served on board.

  • 21:00

    Tour Ends at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

  • 21:00

    Check-in at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

  • Board on the Sydney Tall Ship Cruise

    The cruise will take you to the most awaited lights and music event, the Vivid Sydney! Watch the interactive displays, 3D-mapped projections and the lighting up of the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House and the vessels of Sydney Harbour. A sumptuous dinner will be served on board.

  • 22:45

    Tour Ends at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Coral Trekker
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The newest addition to the classic tall ship fleet is the Coral Trekker. Spanning over 23 meters in length, this vessel was built in Norway in 1939 and is famous for its imposing red sails. Having traveled around the world for over a century, this fine tall ship underwent some renovations before finding its way to the waters of Sydney.

Duration: 2:30 hour(s)
Available: Fri, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Ipod music / Drinks package / Dinner
Add-ons:
  • Mast Climb +

    Climb up the highest point of the ship and view the festival of lights from an entirely different perspective. Valued at AUD 60 when you book on site! *Limited to 20 people per cruise.

Schedule

  • 18:15

    Check-in at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

  • Board the Coral Trekker

    The cruise will take you to the most awaited lights and music event, the Vivid Sydney! Watch the interactive displays, 3D-mapped projections and the lighting up of the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House and the vessels of Sydney Harbour. Also, Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and live music on board.

  • 20:30

    Tour Ends at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Wangi Queen Ferry
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Duration: 2 hour(s)
Available: Fri, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Ipod music / Drinks package / Snacks

Schedule

  • 18:30

    Check-in at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

  • Board the Wangi Queen Ferry

    The cruise will take you to the most awaited lights and music event, the Vivid Sydney! Watch the interactive displays, 3D-mapped projections and the lighting up of the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House and the vessels of Sydney Harbour. A delicious dinner will be served as you enjoy the show.

  • 20:15

    Tour Ends at Walsh Bay Wharf 2 Pontoon

The cruise was great, the crew lovely. But the food was not what was in the photos when I booked and so very disappointing. Then when I went online to check, the photos had been removed and the menu we were served was there.

Sandra

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  • (For Check-In) Walsh Bay Wharf 2 (17 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 17:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Walsh Bay Wharf 2 (17 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 19:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Walsh Bay Wharf 2 (17 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 17:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Walsh Bay Wharf 2 (17 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 19:00:00

  • (For Check-In) Walsh Bay Wharf 2 (17 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 19:00:00

  • (For Check-Out) Walsh Bay Wharf 2 (17 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 20:45:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Walsh Bay Wharf 2 (17 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 19:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Walsh Bay Wharf 2 (17 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 20:45:00

  • (For Check-In) Walsh Bay Wharf 2 (17 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 20:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Walsh Bay Wharf 2 (17 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 22:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Walsh Bay Wharf 2 (17 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 20:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Walsh Bay Wharf 2 (17 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia) Time: 22:30:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
All Packages
  • Children under 4 years old are allowed free of charge but must be attended by a parent or guardian.

  • The tall ships are not suitable for wheelchair access due to steep stairways required to access facilities.

  • Bringing your own food is not allowed on the ship.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Cruise sails rain or shine. Please bring wet weather gear if it looks like rain.

  • Sharp heels are not allowed to be worn on board due to the ship's wooden deck.

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • Boarding is 15 minutes prior to sailing time.

  • Ponchos are available on board for free.

  • Menu is subject to change to ensure fresh produce of premium quality. Please specify if you are vegetarian upon booking.

  • If the weather conditions and/or any other situation that makes the ship's operation unsafe as deemed by the Master of the Vessel, the event will, at the discretion of the Master, be cancelled. No refunds will be made.

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Reviews

The cruise was great, the crew lovely. But the food was not what was in the photos when I booked and so very disappointing. Then w...hen I went online to check, the photos had been removed and the menu we were served was there. more

Sandra

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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