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Sydney is one of the best places in the world to be this 2021 New Year’s Eve, and being out on the water is even better!
We’re just waiting for the final details to be released… then we’ll find you the best deals to get you out on a cruise in Sydney Harbour this New Year’s Eve.
Being such a popular event, cruise deals are hard to come by so make the most of these opportunities before they sell out!
Tip – We know from previous experience how busy Sydney Harbour gets during events like these. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your departure wharf and be sure which number you will leave from (it helps to know exactly what your boat looks like!). There will be several queues waiting for their boats – many of which get crossed over and it can be confusing, and a little chaotic!
Whilst these deals may not seem the cheapest, they offer a significant value for money and saving on the packages you can get (cruise, food, drink, etc).
Full Price NYE Cruise Offers
There are a number of alternative New Year’s Eve cruises available around Sydney Harbour with some already sold out for this year. Some cruises are included inside the exclusion zone, which is part of the Harbour of Light Parade. These vessels will be decorated for the event and given access to the zone which often has better viewing points.
Looking for something a bit more extravagant?
Captain Cook Cruises have a number of vessels available for Sydney’s New Year’s Eve. Many include the Harbour of Lights Parade and all cruises are for the fireworks display.
Sydney New Year Eve’s Cruises have a number of veseels participating in this year’s Harbour of Light Parade, meaning getting closer to all the action! Enjoy a DJ on the decks all night whilst soaking up the open bar and standing buffet dinner.
Cruises depart this NYE from Star City Casino Wharf.
FantaSea Cruises offer different types of cruises, including a special family friendly cruise for the earlier 9pm fireworks display.
Manly Fast Ferry cruises have a number of different vessels offering both 9pm and midnight firework cruises. Departing from either Darling Harbour or Manly Wharf, some will take part in the Harbour of Light Parade, whilst others will sit back and enjoy.
Vagabond have 3 cruises available, from 5 or 6 hour cruising with buffets, open bars and DJ’s all night.
A 6 hour cruise departing from King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour with cocktail food served all evening, unlimited drinks and DJ to dance the night away (well, at least until the fireworks!).
Jump onboard the Rhythm Boat for a 5 hour cruise with canapes and cocktail food throughout the night. Departing from King Street Wharf, beers, wine, sparkling soft drinks and house spirits are available with a Party DJ and a Live Retro Band!
Be a part of history with Sydney’s Tall Ships that have been part of Sydney New Year’s Eve cruises for over 20 years.
This cruise is just under 6 hours and departs from Campbell’s Cove, The Rocks.
They also have the Timber Ferry Experience available with dinner and drinks included.
Not sure what type of vessel or cruise you want to go on?
Check out Sydney Harbour Escapes for a range of ticketed NYE cruises. Each option shows the vessel, max. passengers, type of food and buffet on offer an all the facilities available on board.
Fancy something a little more intimate for your New Year’s celebrations? Hire a boat from Sydney Boat Hire or private charter from Boat Hire Sydney. Or charter your own boat with Prestige Harbour Cruises.
Tickets sell fast so book yours now!
With tickets already sold out for cruises such as Starship (the world’s largest glass island boat) and Majestic Cruises, be sure to book your tickets as soon as you can.
However, tickets aren’t cheap so try and ensure you know what to expect on the cruise you book. Most websites have menus available and give more details on what type of music to expect and other entertainment on board. Spending 6 hours on board could be a very long time if you aren’t enjoying yourself!
Not sure about getting around Sydney on New Year’s Eve? Find out loads of information from the Sydney Expert who has everything that you need to know.
We hope you find and book your cruise soon and you have amazing New Year celebrations bringing in 2022! We’re certainly jealous that we won’t be able to make it there this year!
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Let us know in the comments below which Sydney New Year’s Eve cruise you went on and how good (or bad) it was! (or is it more of what happens on the boat, stays on the boat?!).
Water loving British girl who moved to Australia and seriously caught the travel bug! Loves to explore and share destinations that inspire others to spend more time on the water and in the great outdoors. Typically, you’ll find her on a boat or next to the ocean, often in a daydream!