Boxing Day Lunch Cruise Sydney Harbour 2016

Witness the world’s greatest yacht race with Vagabond

Experience the world’s greatest yacht race ‘Sydney to Hobart’ on our Boxing Day Lunch cruise. Share the excitement of the start and see who achieves the honours of first through the heads. Includes a 3 hour cruise on Sydney Harbour with a 3 course international style buffet.

Experience the famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Over the past 64 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of Australia’s summer sport, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators to the beautiful waters and scenic foreshores of our harbour each year.

Be a part of the action this year and join us as we venture into the midst of the start of one of the world’s most arduous yacht races and share the excitement of the start and see who achieves the honours of first through the heads. 

Cruise Inclusions

  • 3 hour Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise
  • 3 course international seafood & carvery buffet 
  • Refreshing plate of sliced seasonal fruits
  • Freshly percolated coffee and tea with delicious desserts
  • Live harbour and race commentary from our captain
  • Fully licensed cash bar - Strictly No BYO
  • Spacious observation deck for comfortable viewing

Lunch Cruise - Vagabond Spirit

Adult $109
Children (5-14 Yrs) Under 5 Free $89
Concession $99
Family (inc 2 Adults + 2 Children) $349
Pre-bookings essential. BYO is not accepted onboard.
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Lunch Cruise - Vagabond Princess

Adult $99 
Children (5-14 Yrs) Under 5 Free $79  
Concession $89  
Family (inc 2 Adults + 2 Children) $320
Pre-bookings essential. BYO is not accepted onboard.
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Light Refreshments Cruise - Vagabond Star

Enjoy a tasty array of sandwiches on this delightful lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour! 

Adult $70
Children (5-14 Yrs) Under 5 Free $50
Concession $65 
Family (inc 2 Adults + 2 Children) $220
Pre-bookings essential. BYO is not accepted onboard.
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Cruise Terms

Child price – 5-14yrs | Concession valid for Australian seniors, pensioners and full-time students with valid ID card | Family valid for 2 adults and 2 children | Pre-bookings essential | BYO is not accepted onboard 

Best suited for

  • Boxing Day Celebrations
  • Fun with friend and family
  • Relaxing Day on Sydney Harbour

Seafood & Carvery Buffet

(V) – Vegetarian selections (GF) – Gluten Free selections

Fresh seafood

Fresh tiger king prawns served with Thousand Island dressing and fresh lemon wedges (GF)

Chilled Sydney rock oysters served with sea salt and lemon wedges (GF)

Delicious carvery

Mouth watering Mediterranean style Roast Beef with a delicious red wine jus (GF)

White meat

Succulent chicken thighs roasted in Moroccan herbs and spices

Also at the buffet 

Baby Potatoes oven baked, with oregano & olive oil, served with sour crème (V) (GF)

Crisp Oriental Stir Fry Vegetables with garlic and oyster sauce (V) (GF)

Creamy penne with mushrooms and a burst of fresh Italian herbs (V)

Platters of continental cured meats (GF)

Conchiglie pasta shells with pesto and pine nuts (V)

Freshly tossed rocket, baby spinach and mixed mesculin with Italian and French dressing (V) (GF) 

Traditional coleslaw salad (V) 

Crusty Italian dinner rolls (V) 

Sweet Stuff 

Assortment of delicious cakes  (V)

Platter of freshly sliced seasonal fruits  (V) (GF)

Freshly percolated coffee and tea 

 

Indicative menu only. Items subject to change without prior notice.

Bar Packages

Based on 3 hour cruise and priced per person

All our vessels offer fully licensed bars onboard with drinks available on a cash bar basis. The following bar upgrade packages are also available with a pre-booking.

Option 1: House Beer and Wine Bar - $26.00 per person

Beer: Carlton Cold, VB, Tooheys New & Cascade Light
Wine: Angove’s Wine – Semillon Chardonnay, Shiraz Cabernet, Sparkling Wine
Non-Alcoholic: Soft Drinks and Juices 

Option 2: Premium Beer and Wine Bar - $28.00 per person

Beer: Crown Lager, Pure Blonde, Carlton Cold, VB, Tooheys New & Cascade Light
Wine: Angove’s Wine – Semillon Chardonnay, Shiraz Cabernet, Sparkling Wine, Studio Series Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot
Non-Alcoholic: Soft Drinks and Juices

Option 3: Basic Spirits Package- $30.00 per person

Beer: Carlton Cold, VB, Tooheys New & Cascade Light
Wine: Angove’s Wine – Semillon Chardonnay, Shiraz Cabernet, Sparkling Wine
Spirits: Vodka, Gin, Bacardi, Bourbon, Scotch, Rum and Ouzo
Non-Alcoholic: Soft Drinks and Juices

Option 4: Premium Open Bar - $32.00 per person

Beer: Crown Lager, Pure Blonde, Carlton Cold, VB, Tooheys New & Cascade Light
Wine: Angove’s Wine – Semillon Chardonnay, Shiraz Cabernet, Sparkling Wine; Studio Series Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot
Spirits: Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Vodka, Gin, Bacardi, Bourbon, Scotch, Rum and Ouzo
Liquors: Southern Comfort, Tia Maria, Kahlua, Tequila, Baileys & Sambucca
Alcoholic Sodas: Breezers & Cruisers
Non-Alcoholic: Soft Drinks and Juices

Option 5: Soft Drink Bar - $10.00

Non Alcoholic: Soft Drinks and Juices

Other Bar Service Options

Consumption Bar: 
Our staff will keep a record of drinks served during the cruise and a bill will be presented at the end for settlement

Dry Till: 
You nominate and pre-pay an amount that you wish to allocate (e.g. $500.00). The Cruise Director will notify you when this limit is approaching. You may then nominate an additional amount or cash bar service only

Cash Bar: 
Pay as you go at the bar

Terms & Conditions:

  • Option 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 must be pre-booked and pre-paid through our office
  • All payments for a consumption bar or dry till must be made at the end of the cruise
  • Vagabond Cruises staff reserves the right to refuse alcohol service to any patron as practice of RSA
  • All members of a group booking must be on the same beverage package

Ticket Prices - 3 Cruises Available

This cruise has 3 vessel choices available. Please choose a cruise to continue with an online booking.

Lunch Cruise - Vagabond Spirit

Adult $109
Children (5-14 Yrs) Under 5 Free $89
Concession $99
Family (inc 2 Adults + 2 Children) $349
Pre-bookings essential. BYO is not accepted onboard.
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Lunch Cruise - Vagabond Princess

Adult $99 
Children (5-14 Yrs) Under 5 Free $79  
Concession $89  
Family (inc 2 Adults + 2 Children) $320
Pre-bookings essential. BYO is not accepted onboard.
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Light Refreshments Cruise - Vagabond Star

Enjoy a tasty array of sandwiches on this delightful lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour! 

Adult $70
Children (5-14 Yrs) Under 5 Free $50
Concession $65 
Family (inc 2 Adults + 2 Children) $220
Pre-bookings essential. BYO is not accepted onboard.
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Cruise Terms

Child price – 5-14yrs | Concession valid for Australian seniors, pensioners and full-time students with valid ID card | Family valid for 2 adults and 2 children | Pre-bookings essential | BYO is not accepted onboard 

Best suited for

  • Boxing Day Celebrations
  • Fun with friend and family
  • Relaxing Day on Sydney Harbour

Departure Info

Departure Time:
Monday 26th December 2016
12.00pm - 3.00 pm

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior

Cruising on the M.V. Vagabond Princess

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Commissioner's Steps Circular Quay

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Cruising on the M.V. Vagabond Star

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Ives Steps, Circular Quay

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Cruising on the M.V. Vagabond Spirit 

Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Campbell's Cove Circular Quay

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Customer Testimonials

My husband and I did the Boxing Day cruise with you again this year on Vagabond Spirit and I must congratulate the company and in particular the captain on yet another fabulous trip.  The Captain positioned the vessel perfectly for the best view of the race as he did last year also.  All in all a lovely day out on the harbour and one which we will repeat next year again.  Our table was perfect and the food great.   Many thanks

Barb and Mike Cruise


Greetings

Just a short note to tell you what a wonderful day we had at the Boxing Day Cruise on the Vagabond Princess. We had our 82 year old mother/mother-in -law with us and all the staff on board were so considerate  and nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent and it was a really great day. Thanking everyone involved for creating such a nice atmosphere on board and all the best for the new year. 

Cheers, Noel


We had the most amazing day on the Vagabond Star, from start to finish. This was our first Christmas away from home and we would definitely do it again after our wonderful experience.

The views were absolutely incredible - the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Sydney city just to name a few. The photo opportunities are just endless as the outdoor area is available for you to use for the duration of the cruise. 

The manager Serge and his staff were super professional and friendly, nothing was too much effort. We were so impressed with the service. We had the warmest welcome aboard and even met the delightful captains of the ship, Johnny and Michael! It was amazing to see everybody taking pride in what they do - even on a public holiday when they must be missing their families!

The food was delicious, plentiful and the variety was great. Different meats and seafood were available (even prawns and oysters!)

We would highly recommend this cruise to anyone visiting Sydney or celebrating Christmas Day or something equally as special.

Thank you again, you made our day! TRIP ADVISOR 2015

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