The festival of Vivid Sydney with its music makers, light artists and brilliant thinkers warms up the harbour city. Watch the city of Sydney transforming into a playground of art and spark your sense of wonder.
VIVID Sydney is a festival that adorns Sydney with music, light and art installations. Most of the Vivid installations are studded around the main Harbour. The highlight of every Vivid Sydney festival is the lighting up of the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and the spectacular projections of designs and images on the sails of the famous Opera House (Western side).
The best part of Vivid Sydney is their light installations and the ideal way to experience it is onboard a worthwhile Vivid Sydney cruise. There are numerous Vivid Sydney cruises available on the harbour but only a few provide you with a memorable cruising experience and splendid views.
With Sydney’s most celebrated festival all set to roll from the 6th of August, here are some of the best options to consider (if you are looking for excellent views of Vivid lights)
The popular catamaran on Sydney Harbour
Magistic Cruises offers an amazing Sydney Vivid dinner cruise on its Australian built, luxury catamaran. Cruise on this multimillion-dollar catamaran with large outer decks and enjoy the VIVID Sydney light festival in the Circular Quay precinct and around the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Magistic Cruise offers a VIVID Sydney cruise package including a 2 hour dinner cruise, with a quality buffet freshly prepared onboard and a fully licensed bar from where you can purchase your favourite spirit, beer, and wine. Click amazing pictures of the VIVID Sydney lighting on the Harbour Bridge and watch the Opera House sails changing colour and designs.
For group bookings and exclusive Vivid Lights experience consider the private decks
If you wish to watch the Vivid light installations with your close ones exclusively, then instead of chartering a vessel opt for a private deck on a premium vessel. The Azure Deck onboard Sydney Showboat dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour is possibly the best way to do it. The Azure Deck is located on the top level of the Sydney Showboat II and is allocated with reserved tables and a private outer deck. Enjoy the Vivid Lights from the wrap-around verandahs while indulging in freshly prepared dishes. Capture impeccable photos of the illuminated Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from the comfort of a luxury vessel offering 3hr cruise, a delectable dinner menu and more. The cruise provides you access to an exclusive deck with reserved tables. Cruise under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and sail past the iconic Opera House enjoying the splendid Vivid views.
Sydney’s newest glass boat
The Clearview cruises is a premium option that includes high-end dining with impeccable views. The cruising experience includes a roving tour of the bright-lit Harbour precinct, a delectable dinner and excellent service. Head to the spacious Sky Deck to enjoy the mesmerising views and to capture spectacular photographs of the illuminated Opera House and other harbour attractions.
Enjoy a selection of wines, beers and spirits (available for purchase) from the fully licensed bar on board. The exceptional design of the glass boat bestows unobstructed views of Vivid lights. The spacious dining saloons and air-conditioned interiors of the cruise sets the stage for a worthwhile cruising experience. Watch the Vivid lights transform the Opera House and other harbour edifices into a canvas of utmost creativity as you indulge in a delectable dinner freshly prepared onboard by the professional chef.
Experience Sydney’s premium cruising restaurants offering must-see Vivid light attractions. Make sure you book your seats at the earliest as the Vivid Cruises gets sold out months before the event.