Sydney Harbour Australia Day Lunch and Ferrython Cruise

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From $82.43

5 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Sydney, Sydney

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Experience the Ferrython and Australia Day parades on Sydney Harbour aboard the MV Vagabond Spirit!

Hop aboard our flagship, the MV Vagabond Spirit and join us as we celebrate our wonderful nation! Enjoy 3.5 hours of cruising on Sydney Harbour, accompanied by delicious food, fantastic service and all the excitement of the day's harbour events.

Get up close to all the action whilst you dig into a delicious seated three course lunch and enjoy live harbour commentary from your captain. Enjoy a refreshment from the bar and find a place on one of our outdoor decks as the annual Ferrython kicks off in sensational colour, competing for first place under Sydney Harbour Bridge. Cover your ears as the sound of the 21-gun 'Salute to Australia' fires away, experience the awe-inspiring Tug and Yacht Ballet surounded by boats of all shapes and sizes dressed in flags, banners, inflatable kangaroos and every colour under the sun making up what is the famous Australia Day Harbour Parade.

What's Included

3-hour lunch cruise

Seafood and carvery buffet lunch

Tea and coffee

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Vagabond Cruises
3.5-hour cruise on Sydney Harbour
Three course seated seafood & carvery lunch served to your table
Fully licensed bar
Live harbour commentary
Get up-close to the annual Ferrython
See the Australia Day Harbour Parade
Tall ships race, 21-gun salute and more
Allocated indoor seated dining
See all the sights from spacious outdoor decks

• Admission Ticket Free


Vagabond & Australia Day
Mitchellx2, 26-01-2020
I brought 18 people on the Lunchtime cruise and we all had a wonderful time. So much food ! Commentary was so helpful and syaff were great. Simone, you work too hard ! The whole crew did a great job.
Austrialia Day Luncheon Cruise
Departure05647427038, 27-01-2019
We had a fabulous time with great seating, not packed in like sardines, and great food. The staff were so helpful. One young lady in particular went out of her way to help us with a drinks package and overall they were just so friendly. The only difficulty was the location of the wharf. Because of road closures it made if very difficult to get to. But once there it was a really lovely day. Thank you Vagabond Cruises
Sharon L, 31-01-2018
Our 4th cruise with Vagabond and once again, they went above and beyond to make us welcome and ensure our day was a happy one. Our cruise was on the Vagabond Star. The quality of the seafood and wonderful baked lamb and tasty chicken, plus the Aussie pavlova & lamingtons for sweets! Great position to see all the harbour activities, ferry boat race, jet fly over, 21 gun salute, dancing boats ..... great value for money with great staff. Thoroughly recommend this as a perfect Australia Day (or any day) on beautiful Sydney harbour. xx
Australia Day Rescue
N1369CIlouises, 29-01-2018
Arriving at the wrong dock for our book cruise and discovering we were boarding the wrong boat. We frantically made arrangements to contact the captain of the of our cruise, he advised us to contact Sydney water taxis.
There are fifteen in our group and we climbed onto the water taxi, captain Don contacted the captain of our cruise who guided us through all the boats on the harbour. We found our cruise and we transferred, mid harbour onto our cruise and finally time to party.
We were greeted by an amazing friendly crew who immediately got us settle with a glass of champagne and showed us to our tables. The atmosphere was party,party, party, the buffet was beautifully arranged and lots of it.
Would thoroughly recommend a trip on the harbour with this friendly happy crew and a special mention to Captain Karl with a beaming smile and who was extremely courteous.
Great way to spend Australia Day the harbour
Brad C, 27-01-2018
This was my first cruise on the harbour to celebrate Australia Day.

My friend and I had a great day. We departed on time and were welcomed by 2 x friendly staff.

We took advantage of the 3rd floor deck where we spent most the time. Given the day, the boat wasn't overcrowded and we had plenty of room to move around and take in the sights. This certainly wasn't the case with other boats we could see, which appeared crowded like a night club! There were a mixture of people and age groups, but all were friendly and plesant to interact with.

The buffet was as described
and offered plenty of food. Staff were all helpful and pleasant, especially the man in our photo.

The cruise route covered good distance and we were able to take in the plenty of sights. The 3 hours perfect. Not too quick and it didn't drag on too long.

Thank you to Vagabond cruises and the staff for memorable day.

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