26th January
Celebrate Australia’s National Day on Sydney Harbour in style

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Australia Day Cruise Testimonials

Alex Y

“ Your staff were absolutely wonderful - so friendly and fun - They really helped us celebrate the incoming 2024. Thank you !! ”

Cassandra B

“ The most amazing experience whilst visiting Sydney, good food , amazing entertainment….complete value value for money! Thanks for a great night! ”

Teresa Z

“ My four friends from Western Australia are here in Sydney prior to going on a cruise to New Zealand return. They wanted to do something special and we chose the Showboat Australia Day Fireworks and Dinner experience. They were very happy with the Australia Cruise Group experience. ”

Courtney B

“ The show boat Catered for children opposed to others we looked at. We all had a fabulous time. Can not fault this cruise. Thank you for a great night. ”

Donna S

“ Loved everything from start to finish. The staff were amazing. Food sensational. Professional. Entertainment incredible. Thank you everyone. ”

Anthony M

“ Very happy customers! ”

Padmini P

“ Fantastic cruise experience. ”

Christopher M

“ Great night great food and entertainment. ”

Linda H

“ Would do the cruise again. ”

Peter E

“ Show was great - very professional. Food was very good - above expectations. Drinks were ok - staff was unsure of if there were any diet drinks. Disappointed that non-alcoholic beers were not included. Good work by skipper to keep boat positioned. ”

Laurah G

“ Thank you we had a wonderful time and really liked the idea of a bring your own dinner. It sounded a little odd at first but the idea was great and we had such a wonderful time. ”

Peggy K

“ Great value for money. ”

Vicki J

“ Great evening Australia Day cruise. ”

Michal T

“ Everything was perfect and staff was very friendly and professional especially Mr. Kim customer service and attention to detail was outstanding, which enhanced our cruise experience! ”

Rosilyn Y

“ Our waiter Kym was great, he was lovely and very professional. ”

Jan P

“ Commentary or announcements for Australia Day events would have been helpful as time gets away although the time table for the day in the tables was helpful. The flag and tattoo were lovely. ”

Erika W

“ Love the food… nothing to complain about it… even that it was such a hot day was a vice day , staff did amazing job. ”

David K

“ We had a great day , although it was very hot, the food was unbelievable and just kept coming out. ”

Peter N

“ You can not beat perfection which is what it was. ”

Arsen A

“ Amazing experience, thank you. ”

Desire R

“ The Australian flags, free welcome drink and tattoo’s were as a lovely touch. ”


“ Beautiful Clearview cruise, wonderful food and drink and lovely staff!! ”


“ Loved the event. Thank you. It was so nice to go out and not be treated like an ailian on my own. Some businesses treat you badly as you on your own. I made friends with quite a few on the cruise which was really nice and special to me. Thank you this has built my confidence. ”


“ Great day on the harbour we will do it again next year and bring our friends. ”


“ Our Australia Day cruise lunch was fantastic - wonderful service at all times, fantastic food and beverages and the service was incredible - we will definitely be back again next year as usual. ”


“ The only thing I could say is to advise people that their meals have been served and it’s their choice if they want to eat or stay outside .Also maybe some seats out the front of the boat. Other than that we had the best day on board your boat . ”


“ A wonderful experience for our guests from the UK. The only comment I would make is that the background music was too loud. Otherwise,all very good. Very attentive and polite staff. Superb food. ”


“ A great way to celebrate Australia Day. ”


“ This has been an annual event for the past several years and will continue to do so. The Clearview lunch cruise has been recommended to many. Thank you and the Team. ”


“ We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of cruise. Food amazingly good Thank u. ”


“ We had a lovely day on Australia Day on clear view cruises . Staff very friendly and helpful . Food was great too . Great way to spend Australia Day on Sydney Harbour Thanks. ”


“ We were expecting the cruise to be good but the cruise far exceeded our expectation. We were delighted of our position of the boat in regards to the fireworks the whole night was outstanding. will be back again ”


“ I had a great time with my child. I can't wait for NYE ”


“ This time —- Australia Day 2021 last with Clearview we had very good time, we requested for window seat and finally had the beautiful window seat, very appreciated and happy night, really enjoy, thank you so much, also received 2 glass of free white wine (I want to pay for it, replied forget about it.) We love this kind of dinner Cruise been few years fluent customers for a few years with Australian Cruise Group. Yes, we had a Memorable Australia Day 2021. ”


“ This is our 2nd Australia Day cruise, so impressed with the last one, had to do it again. Due to COVID we understand that it may have been a bit different, we thought that with purchasing the drinks package may have been the better option, though we concurred that that there was not enough staff to service us as we would have liked. Overall we still enjoyed the experience and will come back again. ”


“ Fantastic cruise on Australia Day, highly recommend. Food was first class as was the service and the drinks package! The dance show was sensational, highly recommend this cruise and with the fireworks on the harbour for Australia Day you would not get any better. It was the perfect way to spend the evening in Sydney! ”


“ We were very happy with the food and service. We were on the Australia Day cruise during the day and were a bit disappointed that there wasn't any announcements when scheduled events were happening. We suggest that you either make announcements or place a copy of the programmed events on each table so that everyone is aware of what is happening on the harbour and what time/s. Thank you.”


“ It was wonderful. A great way to spend Australia Day. We had a great table, fabulous,great service and food was lovely. Great value. We shall be back next year for sure. ”


“ The cruise was very pleasant. The boat was clean and service was great. Food was delicious. ”


“ Thank you to all the team for looking after our very special 80th Birthday celebration for our Dad. You delivered on all levels and we really appreciate it. See you next year ! ”


“ Will definitely book this cruise again for Australia Day 2021. All my group of 10 people thoroughly enjoyed it. ”


“ Excellent Day see you next year. ”


“ Visiting Sydney on Australia Day & wanted to go out on the Harbour to experience on the water with all the flotilla. It was a wonderful day & will certainly do it again when next visiting. The food was delicious & the staff extremely friendly & wonderful. Will highly recommend it to family & friends. ”


“ Fantastic celebrating Australia Day on the showboat with my family. ”


“ Wonderful experience everything was to a very high standards of service friendly staff fabulous night out thank you for a wonderful night. ”


“ Fantastic experience on your boat, staff, food, atmosphere perfect, as was the day on Sydney Harbour. Thank you all. ”


“ We had visitors from UK here and wanted to show off our beautiful harbour on a beautiful vessel...10 out of 10. ”


“ Very enjoyable day. Looking forward to next year on the same boat. ”


“ The cruise on Australia Day was excellent. We were very happy with everything on the day.the service and staff Were excellent. My only small complaint would be that the air conditioning didn’t appear to be working well in the dining area As it was very warm. We will definitely be booking again next year. ”


“ Great Australia Day good well skippered into key positions to view all of the on Harbour activities. ”


“ A wonderful night. Good food, good atmosphere. Could not see the show from where I was sitting. ”


“ Had a brilliant day out on the harbour. Thank you for a very memorable and enjoyable cruise. Food was great. Staff were lovely. All round excellent. Loved it. ”


“ Fantastic Australia Day cruise. Food was great. Loved the beetroot ravioli. Best ever. Only slight negative was that the AC didn’t quite do the job. ”


“ Last year was on the Blue Room Clearview was one hour longer and $10 cheaper great value would definitely recommend and be back. Thank you from my group of 5. ”


“ A wonderful day - enjoyed it very much Top class food and beverages and great staff We have been experiencing the Australia Day lunch cruise for many years and we love it Will be definitely back next year Thank you. ”


“ We loved it but thought menu could of have leg ham on the menu as well. ”


“ Thank you for a wonderful experience and a great Australian day. ”


“ My friends & I have thoroughly enjoyed this cruise for the past 2 Australia Days. We couldn’t fault anything. We just love The Showboat , the team are so friendly courteous and helpful and it is definitely value for money. Well done Australian Cruise Group. ”


“ This is my third time on this boat, and I will definitely be back again Thank you. ”


“ Although it seemed expensive to us we wanted to be part of the fireworks celebration, as it is unlikely that we will be back at such an appropriate event. We were not too concerned about the cabaret show but it was entertaining enough. The organisation was very slick from the boarding through to the delivery of food and the clearing up being done discreetly. ”


“ This was just amazing from start to finish, the meal was sensational, dancers and singer were just exceptional. For us a once in a life time experience for our family of 6. Well done and don’t change a thing ❤ From Hobart Tasmania. ”


“ Loved everything! Absolutely spotless! Many thanks for giving us such a special memory! Happy Australia Day! :) ”


“ What a wonderful night and a spectacular way to watch the Australia Day celebrations in Sydney. Excellent show great dancers and Miss Harvey was an outstanding singer performer - thank you. ”


“ A fantastic way to see the harbour and the Australia Day celebrations. As visitors from the UK we really felt part of a great occasion.. ”


“ Had a fantastic night. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Will be doing it again for sure! Thank you for such a wonderful evening. ”


“ If only more buisnesses were like you. Promise something and deliver..well you guys delivered in spades. Didnt hear a bad word or complaint from anyone on board which says something as there are those whingers everywhere. Just keep doing what your doing. Highly recomended.. ”


“ Thank you for an enjoyable night, much better experience than majestic cruises. Definitely will return to Sydney showboat. ”


“ Great food and service. ”


“ Great experience all round. ”


“ Wonderful cruise great staff, friendly and helpful. ”


“ All the staff were super friendly with excellent customer service, it was a lovely experience. ”


“ We had a lovely night. Not too overcrowded. Friendly efficient staff. ”


“ Fabuliys night. Cannot fault it in any way. ”


“ We were a party of 5 and we all commented on the food variety and quality being excellent. ”


“ We had an amazing experience. The food was delicious, abundant and drink as well. ”


“ Great work by the entire team. Starting from boarding to the last minute. I will definitely recommend to my friends and colleagues as its great value for Money. ”


“ As we left the boat after this lunch cruise we were greeted by Dennis Soo and we mentioned that we were returning for the dinner cruise in the evening. He asked our name and when we told him he said he would look out for us on the evening cruise and make sure we were looked after. On arrival that evening he greeted us by name and had us shown to a table right in front of the stage. He came and spoke to us twice during the trip and as we left he farewelled us, again using our names. Made our day! ”


“ Had a great day better than expected fantastic value for money crew were fantastic , thank you ”


“ We wanted to do something different for Australia day, and we definitely made the right choice. We were a group of 4 and had a fabulous time. We will definitely be doing this again, for other celebrations be it birthday, anniversary or a special event. Thank you to the crew and staff for an exceptional night. ”


“ We cruised with you on Australia Day for lunch. It was an amazing experience which all 4 of us thought was outstanding. Our only feed back would be is the music could have been better. The volume was great but rather than the sea shanties we would have preferred a bit of John Farnham Darryl Braithwaite etc. but that is only our opinion and would certainly not stop us from cruising with you again. Many thank ”


“ We have enjoyed your Australia Day lunch cruise for the past several years and hopefully will continue. As a couple we particularly enjoy the upper deck seating. Suggest each table have a program of the harbour event timing to ensure nothing is missed. Special thanks to the "Skipper " who does a very good job of positioning the boat safely and effectively in very crowded area. ”


“ My friends and I enjoyed a truly fabulous and memorable day on Australia Day on the Showboat. Everything was so well organised, we couldn't fault it - the boarding, the service, the food and drink - all excellent! Well done! The only thing we would change for next time - as we are a group of seniors - is to ask for a table on the lower deck. We were on the 3rd deck and although we were very happy up there a couple of our friends struggled with the stairs. ”


“ Really enjoyed the cruise, excellent in every respect ”


“ Very friendly welcome on board by Dennis Soo and Tanja. Very surprised to be greeted by name by Dennis Soo who remembered us from the lunch cruise. Amazing personal service! ”


“ I really like everything of your arrangement, but food can better and variety to chooses, basically happy about Showboat, this time just celebrating Australian Day for bit different and like this after the Christmas Lunch we experience, I love it, we'll join your Showboat again for our Anniversary coming at May or anytime, thank you.”


“ We chose Magistic for Australian day because it's the best. ”


“ Fantastic day out on Sydney Harbour for Australia Day. Perfectly planned - perfectly executed. I think everyone on board had a fabulous day. The quality of the lunch exceeded our expectations. Congratulations! ”


“ The three reasons above are why we chose your cruise plus the air con! Thank you for a great day. ”


“ It was great. My wife and I together with my brother in law and his wife truly enjoyed the experience. The Captain positioned the craft in the right spot to watch an spectacular firework display. The show on board was a beautiful experience and the cast second to none. Congratulations on a wonderful night on the harbour. ”


“ We attended the Australia Day cruise. The staff were outstanding and we were very impressed with the service and the menu. We would highly recommend your company. ”


“ Our 4th Australia Day cruise which didn't disappoint. We took different people with us this year and they had a great time. Unfortunately the air conditioning broke down but staff dealt with the problem efficiently. A suggestion would be to have the schedule of Australia Day events either on the table or announced so that you don't miss any events. ”


“ Australia Day cruise - well organised, good to have air con. Lovely food. ”


“ We had a lovely Australia Day cruising on the Magistic. The boat is so nice to look at outside and inside and the staff so friendly and welcoming. We saw all the festivities on the harbor that were mentioned and felt like we were part of it all and took some great pictures. Apart from always wanting to cruise on the Magistic, the main reason I picked this cruise was that it had the best menu out of all of the cruises. I have been on a few different cruises, with very average food. ”


“ We had a wonderful time on board the Majestic the captain was able to positioned perfectly through out the day so we could see all the events on the harbour. The staff were very helpful, the food was very nice even beter than last year. Only one complaint maybe a shade sail area on the top deck. Over all a great day was enjoyed by our group. ”


“ Was absolutely fantastic. The food was beautiful friendly staff and the boat is great not over crowded. Was a really great experience all round. Have been on the boat many times and will continue to cruise with you. Thanks for making Australia Day that bit more special ”


“ Great atmosphere ”


“ The fact that wine was included was truly exceptional. all the staff were great, the food was very good and the cruise was thoroughly enjoyable. My son and I plan to make it a yearly event. ”


“ Great cruise to watch the Australia Day celebrations in luxury ”


“ We really enjoyed the evening. A very efficient check in and the staff on board were friendly and attentive We really enjoyed chatting to the Waiter from Brazil. Well done to everyone involved ”


“ Great lunch value for money thank you ”


“ Cruising around the harbour on Australia Day is a great way to spend the day I would do it again my cousin was visiting from overseas and she really enjoyed it. ”


“ Fantastic day, will be coming back next year. ”


“ You made Australia Day perfect. Sunil thoroughly explained and helped us with our cruise selection. Thank you We did not have meal service on this cruise. ”


“ We thought it seemed just a tad expensive in the beginning at $165 per head (full price - we booked late).However, it was not!! Food was excellent and plentiful, wines, etc were included and free -flowing. Loved the white table linen...made it feel special. Great Australia Day excursion. Thank You! We met people who were on their 4th Majistic adventure and we will now also be back. Carolina and Stuart from Sydney ”


“ Absolutely fabulous ”


“ I have sent you 2 long emails already. So I won't repeat myself . We cannot speak highly enough of every aspect of the cruise, the crew and the boat. ”


“ Wonderful experience on this Australia Day Cruise. I am a local and I have been to many cruises in the harbour. I must say I have to give a big YES to this cruise and the crew in particular. Well done! ”


“ Shall continue to be with you while your booking service, courteous and friendly crew, facilities, menus and overall value for money remain at the high standard you provide. Well done to the entire crew. ”


“ Saw the Australia Day fireworks, enjoyed the evening. Our Swedish friend who we took on the cruise took some wonderful photos of Sydney all lit up. ”


“ We had a wonderful day and have been highly recommending to everyone. We are already planning for next year as it is a wonderful way to see the events of the day.  Thank you for a wonderful day! ”

Lisa & Bryan

“ Excellent cruise and very courteous and helpful staff...thank you. Had plans of sending an email to congratulate you on the cruise, but we have filled out your survey instead, and we will most certainly recommend your cruises to fellow Tasmanians. Lisa and Bryan....Hobart Tasmania. ”


“ We had a lovely night, the food was very nice, nice amount of room to move around. Would definitely book another cruise. Thanks ”


“ Thank You for a memorable time we had last, We will definitely recommend to all our friends to go to the cruise. We will be doing it again next year .... Thank You :-) ”


“ Thank you for a wonderful Australia Day everyone on board from staff to patrons where exceptional.  We will be back next year now we know what it is all about. My brother was here from the USA & he too loved it. Thank you Thank you, Thank you Oi Oi Oi! ”


“ Yesterday's Ferrython cruise was our first harbour cruise with your company. We had a great day. All the staff were very helpful, friendly and treated all passengers with respect - everything was done with a smile. Keep up the good work. ”


“ It was an excellent day out. ”


“ Best part of our holiday so far! Absolutely fantastic food, staff were fabulous never met such friendly and helpful people at a restaurant until now! Food was delicious. Thank you so much.  I will recommend to any of my friends when visiting Sydney! ”


“ Thank you for a lovely, relaxing evening. The food was delicious and we loved the opportunity of dining alfresco. We were also grateful that the cruise was not too noisy, like some boats that we passed. It made for a very relaxing evening on the water of our most wonderful Sydney Harbour. ”


“ It was a great cruise -and exceeded my expectations. ”


“ We both had an extremely wonderful time you get my vote for future cruises especially the Australia Day Cruise thank you to all the staff they did a great job. ”


“ Everyone in our party had a wonderful time - the Australia Day cruise was beyond our expectations - from the welcoming staff to the great food , we were very impressed and will definitely be back next time. A great experience enjoyed by all. Thank you very much. ”


“ The Magistic cruise was very enjoyable, with great crew and food. I would happily do another cruise with you and recommend your company to friends. Well done to all the staff for a great day. ”


“ What a great evening, extremely good value for money and very personal and courteous service, well done! ”


“ This was the second time we've enjoyed your cruise. I'm already planning the next!! It was absolutely lovely. The happiest night we've had in a long time. Hope you keep it like this. I've already recommended it to several friends and will continue to do so.”


“ We have cruised every year for Australia Day on different vessels and this was one of the best. Oysters were the best I have had. We were top deck and felt very spoilt. Great day. Thanks! ”


“ We had one of the best family days to remember. Celebrating Australia Day and a Birthday. It had been on the list to do and it was great. The rain wasn't the problem we thought it would be. We were very lucky to be sat in the very top floor of the vessel which was just wonderful. Really could not fault a thing. Would love to take a show cruise sometime in the future. Thank you to you and your team for a wonderful memory. ”


“ Cruise was excellent. We're thinking of booking again, possibly for New Year’s Eve.”


“ Had a great time. Crew were extremely friendly, helpful and obliging. Also very well organised in terms of boarding, reserved tables rather than free for all. Well done. ”


“ My daughter & I went to see if we could view the boat 2 days before and the guy cleaning the windows, said lets find Andrew & he gave us his time to let us inspect the boat. It was very nice of them. We enjoyed the day after coming from Tumut to see Australia Day in the city. Our day finished watching the fireworks in Darling Harbour. ”


“ We went on the Australia Day Cruise and had a lovely time, regardless of the weather. Very well handled by the crew and the staff on board. ”


“ The length of the cruise and where we went around the harbour was perfect for the evening. It was lovely to see the city lights from the harbour. I have never experienced that before and to see the fireworks from the cruise was breathtaking. Thank you very much for a fantastic evening. ”


“ Thoroughly enjoyed the Australia Day cruise, great value for money, staff excellent. Would like to have been able to purchase coffee on board, not just alcohol. Will definitely book for next year and tell all my friends. Thanks to all the staff for a wonderful Australia Day. Would be very interested in receiving information about any other cruises that you organise in the future, Many Thanks. ”


“ We booked on the Australia Day cruise for $50 where we could take our own food which was a great idea. Booking over the internet was easy. Staff on board were very friendly. ”


“ Excellent value for money, was pleasantly surprised by the meal, exceeded our expectations, keep up the good work! ”

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