Two of the most popular charter boats for private boat hire on Sydney Harbour – Hoochie Mumma and Eclipse. Our vessels are immaculately maintained and uniquely suited to a wide range of event types and group sizes. In addition to providing the ideal venue space with views that can’t be beat, Sydney Charter Boat deliver delicious catering with a range of menu options available to choose from. Combine that with entertainment packages, drinks options, and service that goes way beyond the initial booking process, and you’ve got the makings of a fantastic day or evening. Our expert charter team will continue to look after your group on board. Look forward to an experience to remember for years to come.
Private Boat Hire on Sydney Harbour
Whether you are a local or visiting our beautiful city from afar, Sydney has plenty on offer to keep you entertained. Private boat hire is available for both corporate and private functions and harbour tours. Choosing a cruise venue provides a unique perspective to experience the highlight of our city – Sydney Harbour.
Want to charter a boat to host a work or social group event? Transfer from one harbour venue to another with drinks and nibbles along the way? Or just want to enjoy a family lunch and swim? Whatever the occasion, we can tailor a bespoke package to suit you perfectly.
Although there are many lovely land venues to enjoy around Sydney Harbour, nothing delights like a private boat charter.
Why Charter a Private Boat
- Experience the open air of Sydney Harbour from the water.
- Cruise from sight to sight while you relax on board.
- Superb on board service and modern spacious facilities.
- Exclusive hire for your group, team or company.
- Wide range of customisable catering menus and beverage options.
- Surround sound system with video & PA facilities available.
What to Expect on the day of your Charter
Your boat will arrive at the wharf at a pre-agreed cruise start time and begin boarding all guests. As most Sydney wharves have strictly booked time slots, we recommend asking guests to arrive 15 mins early. We will not be able to linger for anyone who may be running late.
Our lovely staff will greet guests on arrival and begin a quick safety briefing. If you have selected a drinks and/or catering package, service will generally commence right away.
There are a number of beautiful routes that may be taken depending on your cruise length and type. The standard routes allow your guests to enjoy a range of sights and icons around Sydney Harbour. If there is a specific tour you have in mind, please let your captain know in advance. We are usually able to tailor a bespoke route to meet your requests (within reason).
Have you have chosen a seated lunch or dinner menu? If so, our boat will anchor somewhere relaxing with a superb view during the buffet service. In the case of BYO catering, our captain will happily fire up the BBQ to cook for you. Drink, dance, and enjoy your surroundings while we take care of the rest.
Ambient music can be played throughout your cruise. Or, you may choose to provide your own playlist and play this through the boat sound system.
If swimming has been requested as a part of your charter, the captain on the day will choose an appropriate spot to anchor near one of our pretty little beach coves. Any special requests will be managed by your cruise director who is available for discussion in the lead up to your charter as well as on board.
Service will continue throughout your cruise, however the bar is generally closed a few mins prior to drop off to allow guests to finish their drinks. Please note, as licensed venues we must strictly adhere to RSA rules at all times during your private boat hire.
Rubbish may be left behind in the bins provided, and if you had a BYO charter, leftover drinks and belongings are to be collected at an alternate location within 7 days (after pre-arranging this with your cruise director).
Please take care when disembarking at the conclusion of your charter, and we will look forward to cruising with you again next time!