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Melbourne Cup Cruise Sydney

April 29, 2021  By Sydney Charter Boat

What are you doing for the Melbourne Cup this year? Easily the most prestigious event on the Australian racing calendar, the Melbourne Cup is a great opportunity to not only enjoy some of the best racing on the planet, but also to celebrate a part of the nation’s culture! From high fashion through to premium food and plenty of top-quality drink, the Melbourne Cup offers a huge variety of opportunities to kick back and enjoy life a little. If your usual way of marking this fantastic occasion is pretty low key, why not ring the changes and enjoy the event in style with our Melbourne Cup cruise package?

Celebrate without the crowds

We offer the opportunity for groups and individuals to enjoy a premium cruise around Sydney Harbour aboard our 90ft cruiser, Eclipse. Beautifully decorated and expertly crewed, the Eclipse gives passengers all the comfort and cachet of an upmarket hotel, at the same time as providing panoramic views across the harbour. The intimate atmosphere aboard creates the perfect party ambience, with guests feeling able to leave their worries onshore and really enjoy life for a few hours on the water.

Our Melbourne Cup cruise includes everything you need to enjoy the celebration. Firstly, the important stuff! Three televisions, complementary champagne and two well-stocked bars ensure that every guest is able to get a good view of the race as well as ensure that their glass is full during the event. Freshly prepared canapes and a delicious buffet ensure everyone is well fed during the cruise. A great opportunity for a party, we even offer prizes for the most fashionably attired guests!

Eclipse Melbourne Cup Cruise Package

From $150 per person Includes Canapes, mini buffet with sliders and Premium Beverages (more options on request)

Departing 12:30pm King Street Wharf #9 / Returning 4:30pm Tuesday 5th November 2019

To find out more about our exclusive Melbourne Cup cruise send us an email or call Kate on 0427 284 946.


2 Large Screen TV’s to watch the race live
Melbourne Cup Themed Decoration
Complimentary Best Dressed + Lucky Door Prizes

Eclipse is a premium vessel and restricts passenger numbers to your group only. We do this to ensure you and your guests have a relaxed and comfortable environment to enjoy Melbourne Cup without the crowds. Please note the minimum group size is 40 guests, however we can accommodate up to 200 comfortably for a four hour event.

Corporate parties, team building and more

Ideal for corporate groups, enjoying the Melbourne Cup on Sydney Harbour is a great way to bring the team together. Universally appealing, the Melbourne Cup is something nearly everyone has an interest in! Easy to combine with an office sweep stake, it’s a chance to relax and celebrate in a convivial atmosphere. With limited guest numbers, the cruise has enough passengers to get the party going, but doesn’t become unpleasantly overcrowded in the way that land based events can.

As well as being a fantastic experience, a Melbourne Cup cruise is an inclusive event that enables everybody to have something in common. Because there is already a good topic of conversation on offer (who do you fancy for the race is always a good opener!), it’s much easier for members of the workforce who normally aren’t so keen on social occasions to join in. Whether you want to reward good performance, weld your employees into a super team or just provide an unforgettable Melbourne Cup experience, a cruise with us is the perfect solution.

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day 2019

Now in its 158th year, the Melbourne Cup remains one of the most widely recognised and enjoyed horse races on the planet! Run over two miles (3200m) at the Flemington race track, entries are tightly limited to 24 horses, all of whom must be three years old or more. Run at 3.00 pm as part of an all-day racing programme, the race winnings now total in excess of 6.2 million AUD. In comparison, the winner of the first Melbourne Cup, Archer, won £170 and a gold watch! It is estimated that around 350 million AUD will be bet on race day! The Cup attracts horses from all over the world, who come to Australia in the hope of taking home the prestigious Melbourne Cup title! This year’s race is shaping up to be as exciting as anything we’ve seen in previous years – the perfect excuse to push the boat out and celebrate the race in style!

Book your Melbourne Cup cruise tickets

A racing cruise in the magnificent Sydney Harbour is an unforgettable experience. If you want to treat employees, friends, relatives or anyone else you can think of to a fantastic afternoon of entertainment, get in touch to book your tickets! Our highly experienced crew will be delighted to welcome you aboard and will do everything possible to ensure our Melbourne Cup venue in Sydney is as good as it possibly can be. Captain Todd, Kate, and all the crew from Sydney Charter Boat look forward to welcoming you!