Vivid 2021
Departure: King Street Wharf - 5 |
Boarding 19:00 | Departure 19:30 | Return 22:00

VIVID Cruise Social

  • VIVID Cruise Social

Enjoy a mesmerising Vivid cruise experience on board an authentic paddlewheeler on the world-famous Sydney Harbour. As you know, the harbour is one of the most beautiful and sought-after Vivid venues that the city looks up to. This year, head to the harbour to see the harbour attractions including the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House transformed by the vibrant and festive colours. After all, there is no better way to behold the stunning landmarks than from the waters, more so during Vivid Sydney. The Vivid cruise social is a unique experience on board the Sydney Showboat that includes a mini buffet & 6 canapes, a selection of drinks and above all, dazzling colours and views that can’t be missed.

The showboat offers an electric ambience that cuts above the rest and we suggest you reserve your seats right away as we see a great demand closer to the event days.

The Sydney Vivid Cruise Social package is indeed a great way to spend quality time of the harbour with your best people—with amazing views, drinks and more. Reserve your seats today to promise yourself an unforgettable Vivid experience.


  • 3hr VIVID cruise
  • Large outer deck & saloon rooftop deck
  • 6 canapes served to a station
  • Mini buffet (3 hot + 3 salads)
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks included
  • Showboat show not included
  • Cocktail event with limited chairs
  • No reserved seating or tables
  • No child price. Children are discouraged


  • Fantastic Vivid Sydney cruise onboard the Azure Deck
  • Limited number of seats for a private experience
  • See the harbour attractions from the waters
  • Individual reserved tables
  • Incredible photo opportunities


VIVID Cruise Social Menu


Canapes (Served to 2x canape stations in the dining saloon)
(This is not an unlimited service)
  • Tandoori chicken filo pockets + coriander chutney
  • Traditional beef bourguignon pies + tomato sauce
  • Salmon, dill and peas croquettes + tartar sauce
  • Dukkha spice lamb kibbeh + hummus
  • Pumpkin and spinach calzones + chunky tomato relish (V)
  • Cocktail vegetable samosa + tangy mango chutney (V)
  • Königsberger Klopse
    Beef meat balls in creamy mushroom sauce with capers
  • Murgh Makhni
    Tender chicken fillets simmered in classic butter chicken sauce
  • Orecchiette Pasta Basilico (v)
    Ear shaped pasta in basil pesto sauce with rocket & tomato
  • Beetroot, feta and orange salad with cayenne + orange blossom vinaigrette (v)
  • German potato salad + sour cream shallots +chives (v)
  • Fattoush salad + crispy pita+ pomegranate molasses (v)





*Sample menu only, subject to minor changes


Beers - Choice of any of the beers from the list
  • Crown Lager
  • Pure Blonde
  • Coopers Premium Light
Wines And Sparkling
  • Hardy’s Brut Reserve (Sparkling Wine) Bubbly texture and rich fruit flavours and toasty character
  • Angas Moscato Hot pink sparkling with exotic mix of lychee, musk and spice
  • The Riddle Sauvignon BlancVibrant tropical fruit flavours, passionfruit lift, green apple crunch, crisp and refreshing
  • The Riddle Shiraz CabernetRich blackcurrant and raspberry fruit flavours with savoury notes and pepper spice
Soft Drinks And Juices - Choice of any of the soft drinks or juices from the list
  • Fruit Juice (Orange & Apple)
  • Soft Drinks (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Solo, Ginger Ale, Lemonade)





Additional Info

(All communication with the company must be made in writing to

Please see our full terms of service on this link:  The terms and services supersede all other information provided, either on a website or by any of our staff members.

  • All guests/passengers must carefully check the booking confirmation and invoice and ensure that date of cruise, number of guests and all cruise inclusions and prices are correct. 
  • Requests for dietary (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free), substitutions and modifications of menus will be politely declined.
  • Please refer to our cancellation and transfer policy on the above link. Please note policies vary between regular lunch, dinner and sightseeing cruises and special event cruises (NYE, Australia Day, Valentine’s Day, VIVID Sydney, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and any other special event cruise). 
  • All requests for cancellations, amendments, transfer/change of date must be submitted in writing (WE DO NOT PROCESS THESE REQUESTS OVER THE PHONE). Please allow up to 14 days for your refund to be processed. 
  • We recommend all guests to arrive at the wharf at least 15 minutes prior to boarding time as shown on your confirmation ticket. No refund or credit will be issued for passengers that do not board the cruise on time (no show)
  • Our fleet does not offer wheelchair accessibility. Whilst our vessels are not wheelchair friendly, our crew will be happy to assist passengers with limited mobility in boarding the vessel both on the gangway and using the stairs, with your or a carer’s consent, where possible. We do not accept any risk or liability in relation to our staff providing assistance with boarding. Guests must make their own informed decision in choosing to access the vessel with assistance of the crew at the boarding point. Amenities on some of our boats are located on lower levels accessible by stairs only. We do not recommend our cruises to guests with mobility restrictions which prevent them from using stairs. We do not have facilities to store motorised wheelchairs or heavy/non-collapsible mobility devices, either onboard or on the wharf. If you contact our staff either by phone or email, our staffs’ comments are only to assist you in making your own informed decision on whether the vessel is suitable for the guest’s mobility requirements. Staff comments must not be misinterpreted that the vessels are wheelchair friendly. In the event that a guest is unable to access the vessel due to their mobility limitations, a refund will only be provided for the guest and 1 carer.
  • Cruise program, menu and beverage inclusions, and schedule are subject to change without notice. 
  • Beverage service for the duration of the cruise: Service begins from boarding (a selection of beer, wine & soft drinks) and stops 15 minutes prior to the end of cruise.
  • We strictly adhere to NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol Guidelines and house policies are strictly enforced. Failure to comply may lead to the removal of the group from the vessel.
  • We do not offer split bills onboard. 
  • Seating requests must be made in writing 7 days prior to cruise but are not guaranteed. 
  • The Company reserves the right to transfer your booking to the next available cruise and re-issue you with a new e-ticket/confirmation. If you wish to not proceed with the scheduled new cruise, please forward the new e-ticket to the email above. 
  • Guests are not allowed to bring infants or children onboard without a valid ticket. 
  • There are no baby-changing facilities on board
  • We do not offer highchairs due to safety reasons. 
  • It is the obligation of the guests to ensure children below 14 are always accompanied by an adult or seated at the table. The company will not be responsible for any accidents due to non-compliance to this strict guideline. It is also important to ensure children do not disturb any other passengers.

  Please see the special terms and conditions relevant to your event.
  • Many special event cruises fall on a public holiday. The higher ticket prices are reflective of the higher wage costs associated with double time payments made to staff on public holidays.
  • If your special event cruise includes a Harbour event (fireworks display, Australia Day celebration etc.) organised by the government or any regulatory authority:
    • that is cancelled for any reason, no refund will be offered, either partial or in full. 
    • The location of the vessel, in most instances, are pre-determined by the government/Harbour authorities. Location may also be affected by various factors beyond our control (harbour traffic, weather, wind, etc.) No refund will be offered, either partial or in full due to vessel location.

Dress Code

  • NOT PERMITTED: Beachwear, activewear, thongs and men’s singlets.
  • Safe shoes are always recommended. For your own safety, stilettos are discouraged as there are stairs and wet decks.

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