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Why you'll love Cadman Cruises

  • With air conditioning & sound system with DJ Equipment.
  • Offers a custom decor package, live entertainment, or a theme package to fit your event.
  • Offers quality, customised menus and packages perfect for corporate events, company socials, anniversaries, birthdays and holidays.

About the venue

The Cadman is unlike any other vessel in Sydney Harbour. A genuine 4-level vessel that has a split-level mezzanine lounge, below-table height windows and a 360-degree rooftop. Commercial kitchen, a capacity for 450 guests and she is a visual Statement vessel. Private rooms are available for smaller groups to maintain intimacy, and the options for Event Staging are limitless. Unlike the open-plan Glass Function Rooms we have floating around, The Cadman has areas that you can individually theme. You can set up activity centres to keep clients entertained, for example, dining on one level, dancing on another and casino tables on yet another level. Fully enclosed on both lower decks with an added cocktail deck on the middle level I know you will be impressed.

Recently refurbished and rebranded, the iconic John Cadman III has been reborn as a modern and chilled event space now known as The Cadman. The fixtures, fittings and furniture are all modern and high quality from the entryway, dining levels, and outer decks through to the restrooms. The Cadman is a unique event space perfect for Corporate, Social and Family events with Sydney Harbour as your perfect backdrop. The Cadman has an open-top deck with 360-degree views, ideal for wedding ceremonies, group pictures and sightseeing. We are open to all kinds of events, surprise us with your ideas.

Cadman Cruises Function Rooms

The Cadman

The Cadman

Main Floor - Seating for 150 formal and comfortably seated. Tables of 10 white linen, crockery, cutlery, and glassware.Main dancefloor, inhouse DJ booth, and zoned sound system, large screen USB TV. Bar, commercial galley. Perfect for Corpo...

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Blue Floor

Blue Floor

Can be privately hired, suitable for 120 seated or 150 cocktails. Large Bar, Dance Floor, Zoned sound, Cocktail deck. Perfect for Corporate, Social, and Family events with Sydney Harbour as your perfect backdrop. Fully enclosed on both lowe...

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Google iconReviews for Cadman Cruises

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June 10, 2024

Amazing cruise for vivid. 360 degree views of Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the drone show. A live dj on the rooftop gave an amazing vibe and patrons were having a boogie. Quick bar service and lovely staff. A variety of food and drink options available. An awesome time on board Cadman Cruises

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Nicole Kimberly Esmeralda

May 24, 2024

Would not recommend this to anyone, except maybe for the first time tourists. It is cheap, but for a reason. They were 25 minutes late. The atmosphere was awkward and most people were just in disbelief of how plain the experience is. We got the “Vivid special” so food is not included so you have to pay for awful food. The music was bland. No one was dancing to it. Better to get the regular ferry and buy food and drinks if your choosing.

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Ruby Thompson

June 1, 2024

The staff were very kind. But they ran a cruise bowing the lights where not working.The food was over priced. A lollie pop for $5 is a lot.When they changed the music i thought I was dying with the loudness!Over all they do give you free stuff is you leave a google review but I’m making this so you guys don’t get scammed.

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Lynda Conlon

June 7, 2024

Extremely disappointing experience. Unbelievably short Vivid cruise. Only entered circular quay as lights came on and did short lap of area so did not even see The Opera House fully lit. We then returned directly to Darling Harbour docking in just over an hour. When questioned staff about promised 90 minute cruise, staff got hostile telling us to read t&c’s but facts were 60 minutes only. Incredibly disappointing experience. Many people on board were equally disappointed and staff response was appalling. Not the high level cruise promised, nothing like advertised.(website states highest rating of vivid cruise ships). Extremely limited seating. Would not have even liked to give one star. Boat not even there when we were asked to arrive 15 minutes prior but staff checked us in while waiting so accountability poor. Sadly would not recommend this company to anyone

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Charlie Warren

June 1, 2024

I feel Cadman 2024 was a awesome experience, The staff were kind and friendly, the advertisement stated exactly what was advertised. The food was great and the atmosphere was positive and enjoyable. I noticed some negitive review' my opinion I wouldn't take notice and experience the Cadmen personally as i have been on most boats on Sydney Harbour for birthdays work functions and personally I found Cadmen to be the most organised of all and a genuine night club experience on Sydney Harbour....for what it is I didn't have one complaint and was a great night.

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Amenities & Extras

Food & Beverage

Allows BYO Food
Bar Tab
BYO Drinks
External Catering
Filtered Water
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Audio Visual Equipment (AV)


Other Amenities & Extras

Air Con
Dance Floor
External Music or DJ
Natural light
Smoking Area