- 3-hour cruise on Sydney Harbour
- Seafood and carvery lunch
- Dessert, coffee & tea
- See start of Sydney to Hobart yacht race
- Live harbour commentary
- Fully licensed bar - packages available
Boxing Day Lunch Cruise
Experience the excitement of Boxing Day on Sydney Harbour aboard the classic MV Vagabond Princess.
This Boxing Day, join us aboard our our classic, timber MV Vagabond Princess and experience the excitement that is the start of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race with great food, fantastic service and electric atmosphere on spectacular Sydney Harbour.
Enjoy a delicious seafood and carvery lunch while we get you up close to all the action with live harbour commentary from your captain. Treat yourself to a selection of indulgent desserts, coffee and tea and enter to win one of our lucky door prizes. Enjoy a cold refreshment at the bar and take in the stunning views from spacious outdoor viewing decks as the yachts race for first place out of Sydney Heads and commence their 628 nautical mile journey to Hobart.
The Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race has become an icon of Australia's summer sport over the last 75 years. It is admired by millions the world over and attracts crowds in the thousands to Sydney's beautiful harbour and its forshores on Boxing Day every year. With a range of tickets for adults, children, concessions and families, Vagabond Cruises invites you and the whole clan along to share in the tradition, innovation and excitement that is Boxing Day on spectacular Sydney Harbour.
3-hour cruise on spectacular Sydney Harbour
Seafood & carvery lunch
Dessert, coffee & tea
Fully licensed bar - bar packages available
See the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race
Enjoy the sights & live harbour commentary
Allocated indoor seated dining
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Booked the cruise to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart! Very glad I chose Vagabond - from the moment we boarded everything was precision and all the staff were amazing. Food was fresh and plentiful and the well stocked bar was well patronised. The Captain manoeuvred our ship into an ideal position and watching the yachts race past was definitely the highlight!
Highly recommended! My friends and I do this cruise every year. Food is delicious and Cruise Director was fantastic, informative, entertaining and attended to guests in a professional manner.
My husband, 2 sons and I decided to take the lunch cruise on Boxing Day 2019 - it was excellent! The food was great, the service good, the music was perfect and the weather really topped it off!
Cruise Feature Details
Boxing Day Lunch Menu
SEAFOOD & CARVERY BUFFET
Fresh seafood selection
- Fresh tiger king prawns with thousand island dressing (gf)
- Freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters served natural (gf)
- Slow cooked pulled beef brisket with gravy and assorted mustards (gf)
- Moroccan spiced chiclem with yoghurt and mint sauce (gf)
- Oven roasted baby potatoes with olive oil and rock salt (v) (gf)
- Medley of Mediterranean roast vegetables (v) (gf)
- Macaroni pesto salad with marinated roast vegetables and parmesan (v)
- Baby beetroot and spinach salad with feta, walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette (v) (gf)
- Finely sliced classic coleslaw (v)
- Wild mixed leaf salad with balsamic vinaigrette (v) (gf)
- Crusty dinner rolls (v)
- Assorted cakes (v)
- Selection of seasonal fresh fruit (gf) (v)
- Coffee and tea
GF | Gluten Free V | Vegetarian
Sample menu - items subject to change without notice
Please be aware that our kitchens process foods containing eggs, dairy, gluten, seafood, nuts, sesame seeds and capsicum. Whist measures are taken to avoid cross contamination, we can not guarantee a total absence of these products from any of our dishes. Vagabond Cruises does not accept liability for any adverse reactions due to allergy or intolerance from food consumed on board.
ADDITIONAL BAR PACKAGES
OPEN BAR PACKAGES & OTHER UPGRADES
Our bars accept both cash and card payments. Choose to pay as you go, run a tab or take advantage our bar packages below | PLEASE NOTE: All members of a group booking or groups travelling together must be on the same bar package.
HOUSE BEER, WINE, SOFT DRINKS & JUICES
EXTENDED BEER COLLECTIONS, SPIRITS & LIQUORS, PRE-MIXES, WINE, SOFT DRINKS & JUICES
A SELECTION OF SOFT DRINKS & JUICES
RSA Disclaimer: Vagabond Cruises operates under the laws and guidelines of Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA). In the interest of harm minimisation, our staff and management reserve the right to refuse entry onto a vessel or service of alcohol to any person who is not able to produce acceptable proof of age, who may appear to be intoxicated or deemed to be behaving in a disorderly or disruptive manner. RSA practices and the right to refuse service also applies to pre-paid packages.
( Ticket Price items are added/removed from "Date Range Pricing" tab.)
ticket price guide
From Nov 27 or when early bird sells out
|Child (5-14 years)||$90|
|Family (2 adult, 2 child)||$400|
|Infant (Aged 5 and under)||$0|
Cruise date: Tuesday, 26th December 2023
Departure location: King street wharf 3 North, Darling Harbour - Bookings essential
11:30PM - 2:30PM
Subject to availability
The information provided here is a guide and is subject to change without notice. Please refer to your boarding pass for accurate departure information. Please arrive 15 mins prior to cruise time for boarding.
As part of our commitment to providing a timely service, we cannot wait for late arrivals. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable for no-shows or late arrivals.