Vivid sydney

One of the best ways to see VIVID Sydney is definitely on the Harbour, on a cruise. No crowds, tasty food, music, a bar and a chance to get right up close to the spectacular light installations at the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. With so many cruises on offer it can be hard to choose the right one.

I was invited along to a RhythmBoat VIVID Cruise to see for myself! We got the 8.30pm cruise which was great as all the main crowds had thinned out and the boat was comfortably loaded with a great mix of people. Our MC for the night explained the next 2.5hrs, a very quick safety orientation and then we set sail on the harbour with a mix of tunes to add to the atmosphere.

Vivid sydney

The 2.5 hours goes past quite quickly. Within the first 30 minutes dinner was served and we were lucky enough to be served first as we sat at the top deck, but be quick, otherwise the hungry people on the deck below will start to queue. We had a buffet selection of chicken curry, pasta, noodles, sliced meats and olives along with fresh bread. The buffet also stayed open long enough for those with heartier appetites to head back down for seconds! Then there was a dessert spread with tea and coffee. All the while, the boat gently glided around the harbour and even round to the Botanical Gardens where we could get a wonderful view of the illuminated walk which is a stunning new edition to the VIVID light festival.

Vivid sydney

There were some great photo opportunities and after we had been around a couple of times, it began to get slightly chilly, so we headed downstairs where there was some karaoke on offer and then some dance music. The house wine was an easy drink blend and the bar was cheaper than most hotels in Sydney!

We pulled up at the harbour bang on time, so we were home at a reasonable hour, although some of the group headed off to Cargo Bar for a late night drink.

Overall, a pleasant night out on the harbour, a great way to enjoy VIVID without the crowds and a budget friendly cruise which is all about the atmosphere.

Book now with RhythmBoat before VIVID ends  on June 18th and tell them Duffy sent you!