Sydney Full Day Luxury Private Boat Experience
- 6 hours
- From 10:00 am
- Price for whole charter for up 10 people
- Any public or private wharf around Sydney
- What to Expect
- Additional Information
This is the ultimate Sydney Harbour experience! Spend the day exploring the largest and most beautiful natural harbour in the world with your own captain on a luxury sports cruiser.
After seeing Sydney’s classic landmarks and millionaire waterside suburbs sit back and explore the serene and pristine waterways and national parks of Middle Harbour.
You can BYO lunch, we can stop at a waterside café or restaurant to pick-up some take-aways, or we can grab a seafood platter from the Sydney Fish Market. Enjoy breath-taking scenery, abundant wildlife and secluded coves and beaches that are accessible only by boat, where you can kick-back with a glass of wine or beer, or take a dip in crystal clear waters.
- Your own private luxury boat
- Your own captain/guide
- Bottle Water
- BYO Food & Alcohol (surcharge applies)
- Catering available
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What to Expect
What to Expect
The boat is yours for the day, so do it like a local and go where the Sydney boaties go. Swim, explore, relax, eat, drink, bay-hop, stop off at a waterside bar or restaurant … or bring your own picnic lunch. Just let us know what you’d like to do and we’ll make it happen!
WHAT YOU'LL SEE
City sights and waterfront suburbs
Sydney lies on the world’s largest and most beautiful natural harbour, and during this experience, you’ll discover what makes this vibrant and modern harbour tick.
We’ll cruise up-close alongside all the iconic landmarks such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, you’ll see historic sites and naval dockyards as well as opulent waterfront homes of Australia’s ‘rich & famous’.
Sydney Harbour National Park
Sydney Harbour National Park protects several islands and foreshore areas around one of the world's most famous harbours. The park is home to superb swimming spots, bushwalking tracks and picnic areas, which offer a huge range of activities that will have you returning again and again.
See native wildlife living in rare pockets of bushland once common around Sydney, or take a fascinating walk to explore the park's cultural history. You'll see everything from convict-built buildings and military fortifications to Aboriginal sites and a heritage lighthouse. And with the harbour's staggering coastline creating an endless natural lookout, the park's jaw-dropping views simply have to be seen to be believed. If you're at one of the park's lookouts during winter, be sure to keep a lookout for whales on their annual migration north.
Middle harbour is a remarkable waterway in that despite being only a few kilometres from Sydney's CBD there are still stretches in the upper reaches where you can walk along its banks, or sit quietly fishing, without experiencing any signs of civilization. It is one of those places around Sydney about which it could be said "you could be almost anywhere".
What makes Castle Rock Beach stand out from the crowd is the natural waterfall that cascades down from the rocks directly on to the sand below. What other beach has a shower on tap! The freshwater feels cool after the warmth of the ocean, reviving you after your swim and leaving you clean and refreshed.
This secluded and little known beach is perfect for those craving peace and quiet while surrounded by the very best nature has to give. The path leading away from the beach also gives access to the harbour-side walking path, if you fancy some extra activity between sunbathing and swimming.
This is a great place for a picnic. This venue is so relaxing you just won't want to leave. Instead make the most of your time appreciating the views and the tranquillity.
This 200m long sheltered beach fringed by bushland faces west across North Harbour and is only accessible by water.
Store Beach is a fantastic destination for couples wanting a romantic setting. It is also an excellent spot for families or groups of friends wanting to get away from the crowds.
This wonderfully secluded beach with scenic views and pristine sands will make you feel as if you have escaped to a remote tropical island.
Garigal National Park
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Garigal National Park. Its impressive sandstone country offers great water and bush views, waterfalls and several significant Aboriginal sites and historical places. It’s the ideal escape for a day trip or picnic.
The flat shelf of rock from which the beach gets its name is level with the ocean so that once you’ve slip-shuffled along the ground, you can dive straight into deep, clear water. The view from Flat Rock is a panorama of Bondi. From a distance, it couldn’t seem more picturesque: green grass, the Bondi Pavilion and rows of pastel-coloured apartment blocks, the pale yellow sand dotted with colourful towels and umbrellas, the white steps of Icebergs.
Magazine Track Waterfall
The Magazine Track is a quiet trail in the Garigal National Park. From Flat Rock Beach, it's a short walk to multiple falls and cascades. A hidden secret most Sydney siders would not even know about.
Seafood, Picnics & Catering
You can BYO food and drinks or let us do the catering. We provide glasses, cutlery and crockery if you bring your own food and we have a bar fridge for your drinks.
But if you want something really special we’ll order a sumptuous seafood platter direct from the Sydney Fish Market on the morning of your charter, which you can eat onboard.
We can also provide a pop-up gourmet picnic which you can take onto a secluded National Park beach or Island.
Cold seafood platter $85 per person
Gourmet pop-up picnic for 2 $115 per person
Picnic for group (4+) $70 per person
Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks package $35 per person
French Champagne $75 per bottle
BYO One off charge of $50 per boat
Is the boat Covid safe?
Yes, the boat is washed and sanitised before and after every charter. We observe all NSW government social distancing and safety protocols.
What’s your weather policy?
Our boat has a roof and side protection from the elements, however, if it’s forecast for consistent and heavy rain, very strong winds or bigger than usual swell then we may postpone the charter and customers are entitled to book another day.
However, it rarely rains for a sustained period of time in Sydney, so if it is simply cloudy or forecast for some sporadic rain, then we will most likely go ahead. Guests cannot choose to cancel the tour due to weather conditions, it is purely at the company’s discretion, based on your safety and well-being.
Can I bring a baby?
Yes, it is permitted to bring a baby, but you must look after them the whole time and bring a bassinet or pusher, so best we discuss the situation first. We also have child lifejackets available.
Do you supply food & drinks?
We provide complimentary bottled water. You are welcome to BYO (One off $50 surcharge per boat), however we can provide gourmet lunches, seafood platters and alcohol packages.
Can we BYO?
Yes, you’re welcome to bring your own food and alcoholic beverages. We provide complimentary bottled water and have two small fridges. We charge one off $50 per boat for BYO to cover the cost of providing clean glasses, cutlery and crockery.
Will I get wet?
It’s unlikely but there can be the occasional small splash of water due to strong wind or passing ferries, however, towels and wind jackets are provided should you need them. But we’ve never had any complaints and the only time you’ll really get wet is when you go swimming!
What should I bring?
We recommend all guests bring sun protection, but also a jacket because it can get a bit chilly on the water, even in summer. Bring swimmers if you’d like a dip – but we provide towels.
Is there an onboard toilet?
Yes, our boat has onboard toilet facilities.
Can we smoke onboard?
No, smoking is prohibited on the boat.
Can I play my own music?
Yes, our boat is equipped with a bluetooth audio system.
Are the waters choppy or dangerous?
Our boat stays in enclosed harbour waters (unless you’re doing a sea safari) and we’re never more than 5 minutes from land. Therefore, conditions are usually very calm, however due to the number of boats on Sydney Harbour, there is occasionally small waves or ‘boat wash’ that can rock the boat. However, our boat is designed and built for offshore cruising, so it is very stable and meets strict Sydney Harbour Maritime safety regulations.
Is it suitable for the elderly?
We’ve hosted guests in their 80s who are relatively fit and mobile and who’ve had hugely enjoyable experiences. So, age is not a barrier, just attitude and mobility. But best to discuss with us first.
Can I wear shoes on the boat?
No, we will ask you to remove your shoes and place them in a bag on arrival. It is a bare foot boat to protect the flooring.
Is your boat properly insured & safe?
Our boat operates with a $10 million public liability insurance. It is fully compliant and registered with the Australian marine authorities AMSA and RMS to carry passengers commercially on Sydney Harbour. This includes annual tests by certified marine surveyors to check that all current commercial safety standards are in place. The boat also undergoes twice monthly mechanical checks. All our captains are highly experienced and hold the appropriate commercial qualifications.