BYO Vivid Sydney Cruise



Experience the Vivid Sydney Festival from a prime location on a boat cruising Sydney Harbour. See the spectacular sights and indulge in the views of Sydney’s enlightened buildings and landmarks from an intimate catamaran, with the option to BYO beverages. 

This cruise takes place on board Kirralee - a 10.5 metre catamaran with indoor and outdoor areas for viewing the light displays. With maximum passenger numbers of 25, experience a relaxed night of lights and sights. Enjoy plenty of photo opportunities amongst the views of the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and other lit up locations, as this small vessel allows you to get up close to the shoreline for the best views. Light refreshments are provided on board and there is the option to BYO your own drinks.

The BYO Vivid Sydney Cruise is perfect for all ages, friends, families and visiting guests. Skip the crowds, see the lights, enjoy the water. Experience Vivid Sydney from a small boat!


PRICE FROM: $29pp / DURATION: 90 minutes



  • An intimate evening catamaran cruise with maximum passenger numbers of 25
  • See the highlights of the Vivid Sydney Festival and enjoy amazing views of the lights from the water
  • Indoor and outdoor viewing areas on a small vessel
  • Light refreshments provided
  • Option to BYO alcoholic beverages
  • Suitable for all ages, friends, families and visiting guests
  • Skip the crowds, see the lights, enjoy the water

What’s Included?

  • 90 minute cruise aboard Kirralee with an experienced skipper and deck hand/host 
  • Pick up and drop off at King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour
  • Light refreshments, including an Italian inspired antipasto spread with bread rolls + 1 beverage. Beverage included is either soft drink, juice or water (availability on cruises may vary)
  • Option to BYO alcoholic beverages. No corkage fees apply

What to bring?

  • Comfortable clothing
  • A warm jacket
  • Camera

The Departure Location

  • King Street Wharf is located in a popular city precinct along the promenade, between Barangaroo and Darling Harbour. It is in close proximity to Wynard train station and can also be accessed from Town Hall train station. The wharf is located along the official Vivid lights walkway.

    PLEASE NOTE - In 2024, we will be using a different wharf location for our Vivid cruises to previous years. This is due to government wharf maintenance and closures, outside of our control.

Cruise Dates & Times 2024

  • Friday 24th May – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm; 9:15pm-10:45pm
  • Saturday 25th May – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm; 9:15pm-10:45pm
  • Sunday 26th May – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Monday 27th May – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Tuesday 28th May – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday 29th May – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday 30th May – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Friday 31st May – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm; 9:15pm-10:45pm
  • Saturday 1st June – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm; 9:15pm-10:45pm
  • Sunday 2nd June – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Monday 3rd June – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Tuesday 4th June – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday 5th June – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday 6th June – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Friday 7th June – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm; 9:15pm-10:45pm
  • Saturday 8th June – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm; 9:15pm-10:45pm
  • Sunday 9th June – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm; 9:15-10:45pm (late cruise running due to long weekend)
  • Monday 10th June – No cruises running due to public holiday
  • Tuesday 11th June – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday 12th June – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday 13th June – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Friday 14th June – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm; 9:15pm-10:45pm
  • Saturday 15th June – 5:45pm-7:15pm; 7:30pm-9:00pm; 9:15pm-10:45pm

    *Plan to arrive at the wharf 15-20 minutes prior to departure time. Cruise duration includes boarding and disembarking. Cruise schedules are dependent on minimum passenger numbers of 8. Smaller group bookings will be at the discretion of the Sea Sydney Harbour team.


  • $49 per adult
  • $29 per child (0-12 years)
  • NSW Seniors Card Special Offer Available - contact our team for further information
  • *Passengers of all ages must be accounted for to ensure that the maximum number of passengers aboard the boat is not exceeded. All pricing is in AUD and GST inclusive


  • Book & Pay Online.
  • For large group bookings it is recommended that you contact us to check availability before purchasing tickets. You may wish to consider a private cruise for your group.
  • For bookings or enquiries contact us on +61 452 188 739 or email
  • By purchasing tickets for a harbour cruise or booking a private charter, you are entering into an agreement to honour the Sea Sydney Harbour terms and conditions of business. You acknowledge that you have read and understand the terms and conditions in full


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