6 Cruise Experiences To Explore The Harbour Including A VIVID Cruise With A Four-Course Dinner

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6 Cruise Experiences To Explore The Harbour Including A VIVID Cruise With A Four-Course Dinner

Explore the harbour by day, at sunset or through the light and sound of VIVID with Captain Cook  Cruises.

Captain Cook Cruises has been crisscrossing Sydney Harbour for the past 50 years and in that time have welcomed aboard some extremely esteemed guests including the Pope, presidents and vice-chancellors, members of Royal families and the Dream Team as well.

More importantly, though, Captain Cook Cruises has hosted thousands of Sydneysiders onboard their fleet of restaurant, sightseeing, ferry and sailing vessels. And they’re not stopping anytime soon as they’ve got a free-flowing champagne cruise, a Penfold’s experience and VIVID cruises lined up.

But now’s the time to purchase a ticket to board because a few of these amazing experiences are accepting the NSW Discover voucher. If you haven’t used yours yet, that means you can get $25 off of the total purchase price. (As per the government’s regulations, those cruises with alcohol included in the experience do not get any discount.)

1. VIVID Four-Course Dinner Cruise

From the streets of the city to the waters of the harbour, Sydney will be drenched in colour come VIVID. But why not level up your festival experience with a sumptuous four-course dinner on a cruise ship before disembarking and hitting the town for a night out?

On this Captain Cook Cruise, guests will begin their journey with a selection of petit canapés before choosing their entrée, main and dessert from a tantalising menu that includes smoked salmon, a melange of sweet potato and pumpkin, barramundi, Australian tenderloin and a whipped coconut mousse as well as a chocolate and caramel cheesecake.

There’ll be live music onboard as well as the option of purchasing drinks from the bar, which means that you can use your NSW Discover voucher for this entertainment and culture experience since their not included in the ticket price.

The cruise sets off at 7pm from King Street Wharf1 every night of VIVID Sydney and returns at 10pm, but those on board will also have the option of disembarking earlier at Circular Quay to continue their night from there.

For more details, the complete menu as well as ticket purchases, see here.

2. G.H. Mumm Bottomless Champagne And Seafood Experience

How do you fancy free-flowing G.H. Mumm Champagne, a three-tiered seafood platter loaded with Queensland prawns and freshly-shucked Sydney Rock Oysters as well as panoramic views of the world’s most beautiful harbour?

However, on this 90-minute cruise, that’s not all you’re getting. The three-tiered seafood platter also comes with smoked salmon blinis and golden-fried calamari rings served with a smoked lime mayo sauce. But if that and the Champagne isn’t enough, you can also order from the comprehensive cocktail and wine list without even leaving your seat.

So, if you’re all about class and sophistication, then it’s time you book yourself into this treat of an afternoon or evening and share it with a special someone—a friend, a partner, or anyone else you love to spend time with.

For more details and ticket info, see here.

3. Whale Watching Adventure Cruise

Leave the calm waters of Sydney Harbour behind and cruise out into the open ocean to see some of nature’s most marvellous mammals—humpback whales.

From May to October every year, the humpback whale migration takes place and onboard a Captain Cook Cruise you will not only get to experience these majestic creatures in their natural environment, but you will also get the chance to see orcas, southern right whales as well as seals, dolphins and penguins.

Expert commentators will also be on the vessel to guide and improve your own knowledge as well as answer any questions you might have.

Via Fever, Captain Cook Cruises are running a special promotion slashing the normal $99 price down to $79. You can also use your NSW Discover voucher to save yourself another $25 off of the total ticket price. And best of all is that if you don’t see any whales out on your adventure, you get to go again for free!

For more details and ticket purchases, see here.

4. Three-Course Dinner And Sunset Cruise

Setting off at 5pm every Thursday through to Sunday, this Captain Cook Cruise takes in the gorgeous harbour views as the sun is setting and tinting the city in a golden glow.

Once aboard, you will witness the changing hues as you tuck into an Australian-inspired set menu of three courses including meat, seafood and vegetarian options (a gluten-free and children’s menu are also available.)

Order drinks from the bar, sit back as the live music plays and take in nature’s masterpiece.

Again, use your NSW Discover voucher to save $25 off of the total price, which like the Whale Watching Adventure Cruise has already been discounted.

More details and ticket purchases here.

5. Penfolds Platinum and Gold Dinner Cruise

Hop aboard for a six-course degustation menu paired with a selection of wines from Penfolds, one of Australia’s premium and most celebrated wineries, to complement each course.

Guests on this sensational cruise experience will begin their gastronomic journey with the chef’s selection of petit canapés and either a glass of prosecco or a glass of sparkling depending on their ticket choice—Platinum or Gold. The second course sees seared scallops with lime foam accompanied by either Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling or Penfolds Koonunga Hill Autumn Riesling.

The evening continues with a fragrant herb salad paired with chardonnay, a pasta with rocket pesto matched with a shiraz, an Angus centre cut eye fillet served with sautéed mushrooms and rich jus again paired with shiraz before the evening is rounded out with a black violet cheesecake married with a Tawny Port.

With breathtaking views of Sydney Harbour by night, guaranteed window seating on the premium upper deck as well as live music, this is one gastronomic journey you do not want to miss out on.

For more details and ticket purchases, see here.

6. High Tea at Sea Cruise

Ahoy, it’s a high tea on the high seas.

Come aboard this Captain Cook Cruise and sip on a flute of Brown Brothers sparkling wine before sitting down to a selection of fine teas including Blue Mountains, Darjeeling, Orange Pekoe and China Jasmine while polishing off a platter of sweet and savoury treats. Among the selection, there will be Crystal Bay prawns on dill blini served with Crème Fraiche; porcini mushroom, chilli jam and pork sausage rolls; glazed mango and coconut custard tartlets; and an assortment of petit fours, truffles and finger sandwiches.

Both children and adults are able to enjoy this sophisticated, weekend affair out on the water.

For more details and tickets, see here.

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