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Sydney Harbour Escapes Pty Ltd has been operating since November 2000 with the aim to provide high quality boat charter services to both local and international clients.

About Sydney Harbour Escapes
Dominic Coleman, owner, introduces Sydney Harbour Escapes Pty Ltd. (Duration: 42 Seconds)


Sydney Harbour Escapes made the day a breeze to arrange and all of our needs were met.
- The Project Sydney Team - Optus

We all thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would very highly recommend you to anyone who asked.
- Monoque Hermens - NAB

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About Sydney Harbour Escapes Pty Ltd

Customer Promise

Sydney Harbour Escapes is a family business located in Rose Bay, Sydney. Our trustworthy reputation has been built on providing consistently excellent service. We aim to treat every customer as a VIP. Our fleet has been chosen with stringent requirements of best customer service, presentation and reliability. Our reputation depends on it!  You will save valuable time because the sorting out has been done for you and we are able to recommend the best charter cruise boat to suit your needs and requirements, at no more cost than dealing directly through a boat owner. So please have a browse and enjoy choosing from our large range of Sydney Harbour cruises, charters and luxury boat hire escapes.


Business Contact Details

Australian Company Business Number: Sydney Harbour Escapes Pty Ltd ABN 83 132 489 840, ACN  132 489 840 

Registered Business Address: Rose Bay Marina, 594 New South Head Road, Rose Bay NSW 2029

Company Director: Dominic Coleman

Telephone: 02 9328 4748

International: 0061 2 9328 4748

Mobile:  0433 904 185

Mobile:  0424 075 589

After Hours Emergency: 0438 177 283


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Business Registration

Sydney Harbour Escapes Pty Ltd
ABN from 1/11/2000, ACN from 1/8/2008
Australian Business Numbers:
ABN 83 132 489 840
ACN  132 489 840

We realise hiring a boat in advance can be a significant spend and we encourage you to check company records and authenticity when you are getting boat charter quotes. At Sydney Harbour Escapes, we are proud of our clean credit history and good reputation in the boat industry. For 18 years we have been dealing with major companies and have built up many solid business relationships. If you wish to check our credit history, we recommend you visit one of the following sites for reference:

Dunn and Bradstreet Registered Accredited Business No: 759477326
Rating Low Risk (D&B advice is positive to proceed with transaction)  See D&B Rating Explanation

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Accredited Memberships, Awards and Affiliations

Sydney Harbour Escapes strives to practice ethical business principles. We are proud to be included in both government and professional business associations that also abide with ethical business principles. Sydney Harbour Escapes business alliances include:


Tourism Australia

Referring high quality tourist business to the Australian national and international marketplace on behalf of NSW Government.

Destination NSW

Representing New South Wales accredited businesses in the tourism marketplace on behalf of NSW Government.

NSW Tourism Award

Awarded for customer service and innovation in the tourism industry.


Sydney.com is the official tourism site for Destination NSW, a department of the NSW Government

NSW Business Chambers

Non profit association supporting business ethical practices to governmental level.

Australian Tourism Accreditation

The NSW Business Chamber Australian Tourism Accreditation provides consumers with an assurance that a business is committed to professionalism in its operation and delivery of service.

Bondi Business Chamber

Eastern Suburbs of Sydney business network non profit association supporting business ethical practices to governmental level.

Safety Accrediated Charters

Sydney Harbour Escapes vessels and practices are regularly quality tested for safety assurance.

Meetings and Events Australia

A national, independent not for profit organisation dedicated to fostering professionalism and excellence in all aspects of meetings management. MEA also promotes the value and effectiveness of meetings as an important high-yield sector of business travel and tourism.


Committed to fostering fair terms and conditions for boat owners and charter customers and to abide by ethical business code of conduct.


Representational body for the NSW charter boat industry.


Members honour the BIA's Code of Ethics, where strict regulations of environmental care, boating, passenger safety and access are adhered to. BIA members strive to deliver first class service to their clients.


Safety and Environmental Policies

As a registered charter operator with Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), we appreciate the regulations that aim to put first the safety of our passengers and to protect and regenerate the precious ecosystems, fauna and flora of Sydney Harbour. We only offer charter boats in our fleet that comply with these regulations and are in current accredited survey. If you choose to go with another charter operator, it is worth checking to see if they are registered to ensure that you and your party will be safe, insured and protecting the environment. See SMS Guidelines and Compliance Acts for Charter Boat Operators


Our History

 'We started Sydney Harbour Escapes on the strength of my husband Dominic's lifelong passion for boats and his 20 years' experience in hospitality. I brought skills as a fine artist- so I guess that means invention and creativity. The day we opened the doors was the day our son Maximo was born- 1st Nov 2000. Marco was born a year later and the boys have grown up being around boats. On a typical weekend at Rose Bay Marina you can see them in their uniforms looking like a "mini me" of their dad, parking boats like old hands and always drawing a photo and if they are lucky, a tip or two! Now years later the business has grown to represent over 130 Sydney Harbour cruises.

We have a fabulous team of event coordinators, dock staff, cleaners and skippers and they are like extended family to us. Our customers are a wide range of people, including local Sydney residents who love Sydney Harbour and business clients who have discovered that it is much more rewarding to conduct business meetings, conferences or teambuilding on a beautiful boat.  We host overseas guests, corporate clients and even the rich and famous on the luxury super yacht charters.' 

Amanda Townsend

Sydney Harbour Escapes is a local family business, started in 2000, and we follow ethical personal and business principles to ensure our future success.

• We believe everyone deserves respect. Our aim is to offer every customer a VIP service from your initial enquiry to your boat event function.

• We believe that honesty is a noble practice in all aspects of life. We are committed to becoming the most helpful, honest and reliable charter event company, offering the largest range of quality Sydney boat hire cruises for your exclusive harbour cruise.

• We believe that high standards take effort but are worth it to form a world of excellence and beauty. Our charter cruise vessels are monitored to meet high standards of customer service and presentation.

• We believe that knowledge is one of the greatest gifts. Our enthusiastic team give freely of our local knowledge to ensure you and your guests have a carefree event. Please enjoy choosing from our tailored boat hire fleets of event day cruises and luxury boat hire escapes.

Looking forward to assisting you, The SHE Team.

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