Feel luxurious and grab the best spot in Sydney to see the fireworks by booking a spot on a New Year’s Eve cruise 2017.
This is one of those things that you have to do at least ONCE in your life: see the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks from the harbour. There will be private parties and then there will be chartered boats. If you can talk your way onto a private boat, we say: go for it. Watch us be jealous and all that jazz, because we will be. But, if you can’t weasel your way onto the water, why not book a spot for you and your love one/s on a cruise?
The answer: everywhere. Pretty much any charter company who’s anybody is going to set sail into the New Year with you on it.
New Years Eve harbour cruises in Sydney:
While the 2017 New Year's Eve cruises haven't gone on sale yet, here's an idea of what to expect based on what was available in 2016.
(See below for more options and information about each cruise)
|AnyBoat's New Year's Eve aboard Proclaim with Dinner and Drinks||$450|
|AnyBoat's New Year's Eve aboard The Kraken with BBQ Dinner and Drinks||$550|
|AnyBoat's New Year's Eve aboard Skippers Afloat with Buffet Dinner||$550|
|Anyboat's New Year's Eve Cruise aboard Rum Runner with Canapés and BYO Alcohol||$590|
|Viator's New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour||$799|
|Viator's Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve Tall Ship Dinner Cruise" external||$949|
Best places to book a Sydney New Year's Eve cruise:
Other Sydney New Year's Eve cruises
Captain Cook Cruises:
One of the biggest names in the biz, Captain Cook has six boats running throughout the evening to capture the light spectacular at 7:30pm, 9pm, and midnight. They have seafood buffet dinner and cocktail packages available. And if you book early, you’ll save even more.
Bass and Flinders Cruises:
Four boats dedicated to the 9pm and midnight fireworks, each departing from various locations on the Harbour. Our advice? Choose which view you’d prefer and book into the cruise that suits. Seafood BBQ and cocktail packages available. Though, if those are beyond the budget, there are BYO options, too.
Sydney New Year’s Eve Cruises:
The name says it all. If that wasn’t enough to convince, this company’s Lady Rose ship won the 2014 Harbour of Light Parade ‘Best Designed’ competition. Ring in the New Year on a winnaaarrr.
Want to play things your way? Don’t start the New Year surrounded by strangers. Wrangle a group and book your own PRIVATE cruise ship. Boats are selling fast so Facebook those invites and get sailing.
Fantasea’s got both adults and families covered. One of their boats will be dedicated to the 9pm fireworks before returning to get the children home, while three other boats will be on the water all night long to capture both the 9pm and midnight shows. Then, there’ll be a boat just for the midnight fireworks. So many options.
Stay ahead of the game. Keep an eye on daily deal sites that may offer last-minute tickets!
How to decide which cruise to go on:
Pretty simple really. They all go on the water and they all will have amazing views of the city on New Year’s Eve. The differences really are in the food and beverage packages, the length of time you’ll be on the water, the price, and whether there’s room for your party. Our advice? Start looking now as these babies sell out fast. That’s it! Happy New Year’s! We know you’ll ring it in nicely.