Showboat Dinner Cruise with 3-Course Menu & Show

For a memorable night packed with fun and unforgettable memories, get on board Sydney Showboat, the most loved dinner cruise in Sydney. Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner freshly prepared onboard by our experienced chef and watch Sydney’s longest running cabaret show “Voyage of love” all the while appreciating the world famous attractions studded in and around the Sydney Harbour.

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Departure Location King Street Wharf - 5
Boards 19:00
Departs 19:30
Returns 22:00

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CHILD AGE 2 - 13
  • 3-hour Sydney Harbour cruise
  • Delectable 3-course menu
  • Individual reserved table with social distancing
  • 1-hr cabaret show “Voyage of love”
  • Fully air conditioned, theatre-style vessel
  • Infant (0-2 years) – Free of charge. No allocated seats, no high chairs and no pram space. Child meal available free of charge on request.
  • Child (2 – 13) – Child price applies. Allocated seat + child meal. No high chairs. No pram space.
CRUISE Beverages
Dress Code
  • Semi formal – Smart Casual attire acceptable for dining in a quality restaurant during dinner. Shorts are discouraged.
  • 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.
  • Authentic paddlewheeler with wrap-around verandas
  • Restaurant quality table setup
  • Exquisite Sydney Harbour views
  • Fully licensed bar onboard
  • Trained wait staffs

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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.


"Everything was excellent it was a pleasure to be on board with your wonderful staff and your entertainment thank you for having us looking forward to seeing you again soon."


"All the staff were very kind, especially the Hong Kong man was very professional and caring to make sure we had a top notch experience, thank you."


"Brilliant top class , front seats , yaahh . Loved loved the songs before the show , the best choices of songs before the show . I know I could say my diary requirements , but I didn't. However , the broccoli was not cooked. . . I've tagged you in social media , already I have friends on social media excited to k ow about the show boat dinner and show , as they had not known about it Thankyou for such fantastic choreography, costumes, gorgeousfollies."


"We had a great time. We offered the gentleman sitting next to us the use of one of our wine glasses. He was so appreciative, he offered to give us a bottle of champagne. He was the owner of the boat. Totally unexpected. Much appreciated. Thanks for a great time. If we get back to Australia, we will redo the cruise. Thanks!!!!!"


"We had an awesome time. Staff,food and entertainment was well worth it, definitely recommend."


"We all had a fabulous night! Everything was great thank you."


"Surely exceeded my expectations, The food was great. The vibe was awesome. The show was amazing. And off course the lovely views. Will surely be back again with bigger groups and will tell family and friends. Thank you for an amazing night."


"Thanks for your kindness and the amazing crew. From New Caledonia. Bi Hugs to the all Team."


"Absolutely amazing experience! Loved the vibe and the food was great as well. The show made the whole experience unforgettable."


"Thoroughly enjoyed it. I am so pleased I organised it for our family. Thank you."


"We had a wonderfull experience. I had made a mistake while ordering the wine, but Navim (Turkish girl),(Sorry if I have spelled her name wrong), she helped me correct it. She also was very polite and patience and friendly. My and my wife, had a great experience and want to thank you all, especially her."


"Great experience, I am looking forward to coming back soon."


"Wonderful experience, efficient, fun, food great, service excellent and show was awesome!"


"We are the fluent customers of the ShowBoat good entertainment, enjoy the wonderful night, all services al perfect, manager Denies are so nice, so as all the services are excellent, value night out."


"Extremely happy with this overall experience. Paula in reservations has been professional and good to work with through uncertain times. You have been very accommodating with a few postpones and changing in numbers. Juliana went above and beyond on the night. I was so impressed with her general friendliness, positive attitude and just overall customer service. I felt like I was very well taken care of. She also took special care of our vegan guests which was really appreciated. Well done!!!"


"A fantastic night of entertainment, fabulous dinner. Far exceeded our expectations. Would highly recommend to anyone."


"We didn't know what to expect but this experience on board the Sydney Showboat exceeded all our expectations. It was a special occasion and my wife thoroughly enjoyed everything, from the excellent food, customer service, delightful cruise staff and blown away by the calibre of the professional and colourful show performances. My wife exclaimed it was par second par to none."


"Thanks for the nice time we spent at your boat. Everything is organised, the staffs and the Shaw are great. We enjoyed our time with you . Thanks again."


"Jana Krishnan and the Crew were fantastic during our time out. They were present while being absent."


"This was a fantastic night, my partner and a I are extremely grateful to both the staff and entertainer’s for wonderful experience and memories. Thank you!!"


"Great food, great entertainment, great staff, will recommend to ALL."


"Our first cabaret and first cruise tonight and both my wife and I were completely in awe with the entertainment From the canapés that greeted us, to the brilliance of Erins voice and the whole cast , getting the audience involved and the friendliness of crew on the boat was nothing short of an amazing experience for us. The food was beautiful and the view of the harbour from the water is something you just can’t explain. Thank you all we will be back."


"Great value for money, the meal was good and the entertainment was excellent. Would recommend to others."


"Lovley and helpful staff especially the deck hands."


"100% Nice food and friendly staffs."


"We enjoyed the show and dinner exceeded our expectations. Thank you!"


"We all thoroughly enjoyed the night and couldn’t fault anything. The little extras that were added to make my daughters birthday extra special will be unforgettable for her and myself. I loved that there was the option to take incredible photos from the top viewing deck. We booked over the phone and was not asked about any dietary requirements or if there was a special occasion, which I would have said yes to both. However this was solved quickly and easily on the boat."


"We origianlly booked a lunch time cruise which unfortunately due to not enough people booking, had to be cancelled. We were offered this dinner cruise instead and we were extremely impressed. Thank you so much for moving us to such a wonderful cruise we had a lovely evening. We have already organised with friends to come on the next one with us."


"Just loved it second time now brought a different friends from Melbourne"


"Main dish cook very well. Staff very friendly and welcoming. This is my 2nd time on Sydney showboat and still exciting with experience. Thank you so much."


"Fantastic value, can't fault the experience. My partner and I had our first date night in 12 years and we has a ball!"


"We love this cruise, it’s comfortable and entertainment, because we — I and husband come fluently, we are well look after —- nice seat etc... because we found it so enjoyable, without going oversea like —- France or USA still enjoy this kind of world class of entertainment and excellent service, we will be back soon, thanks all the cruise staffs and manager Denise Yip."


"This was amazing. Love it."


"Had a great time. Will be back with my wife at some time."


"Such an amazing experience. Loved it. Would definitely recommend."


"The entertainment was amazing. Loved the singer Erin, felt like I was at the west end, what a performer! Loves the dancers too. Food was excellent. Drinks were a bit slow but overall an amazing night."


"We thank you for the wonderful experience and evening of entertainment."


"We just wanted to have a cruise dinner on our anniversary, It was too late to book earlier. We just found on google and booked online late, however we enjoyed the most. The food was nice, show was fabulous and of course the harbour view was amazing. Better than expected."


"Thanks for a fantastic night which exceeded our expectations. Great food, and a great show. Will take guests on this cruise again."


"The tickets were a Christmas present from my dad, the show was amazing and the crew were incredible, we had a great time!"


"Had such a good time! Thank you!"


"It was good to be back on the original Showboat on which we had a lot of happy dinner/show cruises on, many ears ago when we lived in Sydney in our younger years.Now living at the Central Coast and in our retirement years, the two hour each way return train trip to Darling Harbour and back was worth every minute.As was the case many years ago, the value for money and the entire cruise experience was fabulous."


"A HUGE thank you to the staff especially the seating arrangement man (sorry, I didn’t get his name). He substituted our original dining table on ground floor to a beautiful spot upstairs. My partner asked him because he proposed to me and the elder Asian man was so supportive and made it happen. Definitely a memorable experience. Thank you so much!"


"Couldn't fault anything very good service you provide. Loved it. Only suggestion is cider could be included in the drinks package. Thanks for a wonderful time."


"Good that we could go outside to enjoy harbour views."


"The show was at such a high standard. Please pass our our appreciation to the performers as we could see how much effort and fun they put into their performances. Top quality singer and dancers! We were also amazed that the wine and bubbly was included. Lovely paddle steamer boat too. We will certainly be highly recommending this boat with the show to all our friends. Thank you for a fantastic evening."


"Very happy with overall experience-it was my friend's birthday and i appreciated you seating us right next to the stage-show performers were wonderful and worked really hard to entertain us-very happy to recommend you-cheers from michael bartok-aged over 70!!"


"We had a fantastic night, Cammy our drinks server was exceptional always ready to get our drinks. Nothing was a problem for her!"


"Good customer service. Good organisation. On time. Nice menus. Good entertainment, not boring.x will definitely come back. Thank you guys."


"We are fluent Custumers —- myself and my husband both love this show boat cruise so much, feeling like we are in Las Vegas or France, we been travel around the world, in this show boat cruise it combined—- Show and Cruise together, so we are the fluent customers since about 5 years ago, also service are very excellent, so that we book our Christmas lunch For us for 2021 already as usual nearly every years except the locked down time, I highly recommend this show boat cruise."


"2 choices for main would have been better , otherwise an excellent night out."


"We loved it."


"Thank you for a great night! We can’t fault a thing from the moment we walked on board! Service, food & Show were amazing! We would also like to personally thank the host for coming up to us and checking we had a good night! We will definitely be back."


"Thank you so much. Husband and I had a great night out."


"Very good night enjoyed it."


"We have been on this Cruise before and found this just as good as last time so much so will be organising some friends to join us next time The service was great and the staff did an excellent job We were seated on the upper deck and the waitress was absolutely fabulous she did an wonderfull job You are lucky to have such excellent staff."


"My friend doesn’t eat chicken would have been nice to have another option. .A truly wonderful cruise will certainly be doing it again."


"Excellent show!"


"I originally booked the dinner cruise but was transferred to the showboat cruise. I’m so glad we were! We thoroughly enjoyed the showboat experience! I was a dance mum for 25 years and my daughter a dancer and dance teacher, so we loved the show and fully appreciated the performers skill, effort and how hard some of the routines were to do normally let alone on a moving ship!! We were on the cruise to celebrate a successful wedding dress shopping trip and this experience finished it beautifully."


"We were extremely happy overall and will be delighted to tell friends and visit the boat again for another great evening."


"The only thing I would suggest is for dessert to be 2 options more generally liked - coffee is not a flavour our group enjoys so one of us missed out on eating dessert. Otherwise everything else was fantastic!"


"Great Cruise, Thank you very much."


"Thank you so much. Husband and I had a great night out."


"This is the 3rd cruise dinner I have been to and I especially enjoy the show and food. I get alot of pleasure coming to these evenings."


"Just wanted to have a good night out and just relax for a birthday treat, which is what we did. Thanks."


"Very satisfied!"


"Wonderful experience and will highly recommend."


"We had a great night thank you & couldn’t fault anything. Will be back again soon"


"Was absolutely fantastic! The show was highly entertaining! Wish it was longer it was so mucn fun!"


"The show exceeded expectations. The staff were friendly and accommodating."


"Well, I have create a great memories and exciting experience in the cruise. Everything was good; food, presentation, live show, service and people. However, I feel like the time is little low, I mean 3 hours is not enough to celebrate the party. Maybe 1 more extra hour would be great so that we can spend more time with our partner and friends, enjoying the live best show and breezy wind of Sydney."


"Absolutely brilliant, food staff entertainment and the boat itself.I cannot find a bad thing to say about the cruise at all.The next time I'm in Sydney I will definitely be looking to go again.My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the night.10 out of 10."


"I like to thank Sudhir for a big help, very accomodating person easy to talk and advised for making my occasion handle smoothly. All my visitors were impressed and enjoyed the party. I am grateful to you Sudhir and your staff(Dennis and other staff who assist me well that night) w You all made my hubby 50th bday a unforgetable pleasant evening."


"We were visiting Sydney from Geelong to celebrate my husbands birthday. We loved being able to take the cruise so close to all the landmarks like Luna Park,the Bridge and the Opera House. We took so many great photos and videos to capture the experience. The dancers were incredibly professional I was in awe of the costume changes and choreography."


"Great night great service great staff and the dancers where fantastic"


"All the experience was fantastic"


"We enjoyed the cruise very much & have told all our friends & family which I think is the best advertisement just keep presenting a great service."


"What a wonderful night. It exceeded my expectations. The food was excellent and well presented, the show amazing. I would highly recommend it to everyone. There is nothing like this in Melbourne."


"It needed in between performances, little acts during meals, guest participation and interactions. Overall performance was stunning, host/mc was fabulous, dancers were on point. Happy to join the team"


"The Show is very entertaining, staffs and management are very nice and professional, we are the Showboat fans been few years, all kinds of occasions like — Christmas lunch, birthdays, also last time was our 10 years Anniversary 21st May 2021 etc... luckily we got upgraded to priority and cheese plate etc... because we are frequent customers, thanks lots Showboat. So we strongly recommend Showboat is a very good entertaining and relax way."


"Had a great night. Thank you team"


"Had a great time"


"Great performances"


"Fantastic cruise"


"Awesome time was had.....thank you"


"We had a wonderful experience. It was truly a memorable night. Thankyou to all the staff with the outstanding service and entertainment carried out."


"The Showboat was more than I thought it would be. Wonderful to see lights of Sydney. We should do this once a year. I would book another cruise."


"Very happy with everything thank you"


"That was an amazing experience. Thanks."


"Thank you to all the lovely staff who looked after us! Will definitely recommend to others."


"Thankyou for an amazing time. Great experience and amazing staff."


"Our waiter was very accommodating."


"We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and understand that due to COVID restrictions you may be limited economically as to how many staff you are able to have. We had to ask several times for drink service and feel it would be more beneficial for all to address this. All in all a wonderful experience."


"We all had a fantastic night on the Showboat, the whole experience was memorable and well worth the wait. Originally we had booked for my actual 60th Birthday-28th March 2020. Covid put an end to this date, you had glacially given us a refund. We had also booked accommodation at The Star which we had to give a future date for, that is why we chose to come last weekend, we finally completed the whole weekend as it was originally intended to be. Thank you again for wonderful memories great service"


"Entertainment was fantastic"


"Thanks for a lovely evening"


"Found this cruise on a darling harbour website. Drinks package was a great addition. Food quality excellent. Fantastic staff, particularly the elder gentleman who was the COVID officer - he addressed us by name (a nice touch!) and was very attentive, and he took some great photos for us. No complaints. Will do this again if we ever find ourselves with a spare night in Sydney (we are from interstate)."


"Outstanding service from the moment I walked in till the end Maitrade was outstanding so were the bar staff and waitresses Will definitely be back."


"The whole experience for us was amazing the show was very excellent and we r recommending this to all friends and family and when next in Sydney will do it again."


"Thoroughly enjoyed the meal, the experience, the show, the photo opportunities... the whole deal. Claudia was fabulous as were your dancers. Happily recommend to others."


"Thank you to all the team. The whole concept is great and my partner & staff member and I all enjoyed the whole night. Thank you from all of us. A great end to a week of business."


"This was an excellent cruise for the cost. The dinner and show was well organised. The dancers and vocalist were fantastic and did well to include the diners. We have been to the French show and the Lido in Paris and we both enjoyed this more."

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