What are the options do you offer for boat hire around Sydney?
Sydney Harbour Escapes specialises in charter boat services for private boat charters and ticketed charter cruises for special event days. You have the option to hire a boat for half day, full day, overnight or extended charters. There are many options with over 130 boats for charter so we advise calling or emailing us directly so that we can consider your event plan and find a boat for charter that is a perfect fit for you occasion, budget and guest numbers. having all this, we need to check boat availability to make sure that we only offer you boats that are not already booked. Here are some information about boating destinations in Sydney Harbour.
How much does it cost to hire a boat in Sydney for a party?
The price for a boat for rent for a party include a skipper and fuel. The cost of boat hire Sydney is from $350 per hour but this can go up to as much as $3500 per hour for luxury private superyacht charters. During high season, boats are offered for charter for a minimum of 4 hours, so the prices are minimum $1400 for 4 hours to around $14, 000 for 4 hours. In the off season, you can hire a boat for 3 hours and there are some fabulous special boat charter deals on offer.
I would like to hire a large boat for a party. What sort of budget would I need?
You can hire a boat and spend as little as $50 per person. The average per person spend for a boat hire party would be around $100. Catering choices will add more of course. An event budget of over $8000 will be a good start for a large boat party. Of course, the more you have to spend per head will make for a party with presence. We have experience booking over 20, 000 charters for small events, wedding charters, corporate events and special event charters so we advise to just contact us and ask us lots of questions!
What are the best function boats for a large party?
Large pontoon boats can host up to 950 persons. Popular choices for large events such as wedding charters are glass pontoon boats, floating party barges, luxury superyachts and large catamaran boats. All these vessels are extremely stable and many have bars on board. You will be surprised what a wonderful party space a boat can be as it instantly bonds the guests and everyone is awed by the beauty of the boat and the harbour views.
Can we do a custom sydney harbour cruise on a private party boat?
Yes! A typical party boat hire Sydney charter includes a Sydney Harbour cruise where you will cruise around and see the sights. Typically, after you are picked up from a wharf of your choice, you will cruise around Sydney Harbour enjoying all the wonderful sights such as Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, glamourous waterfront homes, historical points of interest and the majestic city skyline. If you are doing a twilight character, you will see the transition of the harbour views from day to sunset hues to the twinkle of lights sparking and reflecting on the water. Generally people are busy talking and taking photos. On a small charter with few people, it is ok to ask your skipper to point out interesting features, and they will be happy to do this, however if there are many people on board and the skipper needs to concentrate on navigating safely in the harbour, a commentary is not advised.
What services does a boat agent company provide? Is your boat advice free?
A boat charter agent acts similarly to a travel agent in that their services are free and the boat pays a commission to the agent for booking the charter and looking after the guest on board. The advantage to you is that the cost of boat hire is the same and you get extra special service and impartial advice in comparing boats and services. The quality of the boats has been screened for you so you can relax knowing that the boat that you hire for an event cruise will comply with all safety regulations and will excel in service and quality of presentation. Click here to contact Sydney Harbour Escapes
How can I find out if there is a boat near me for a handy pick up or drop off?
The best way is to call the Sydney Harbour Escapes team on 02 93284758 and we can advise of the closest wharf to suit the majority of your clients. In the meantime you may wish to view the wharf pick up map here to see what boat can pick up near you for boat charter.
I am seeking last minute boat hire in Sydney
Ok. Call Sydney Harbour Escapes on 02 93284748 or email us and we can get you on a boat quickly.
I have a boat licence, do I need a skipper for a party boat?
All our boats have qualified skippers at the helm that are registered with Sydney Harbour Escapes. We do not provide bareboat charters for parties, but we advise you consider hiring a boat from the list of charter boats here.
I am looking for long term boat hire in Sydney. Is this possible?
Yes! Long term boats for are available for exclusive getaway charters in the Whitsundays and along the eastern coast of Australia and in International waters such as Tonga and Fiji. The boats are mostly super yachts and luxury sailing yachts and catamarans. Stays are available in Sydney Harbour. Please see our Boat accommodation page for more information.