MV Sydney boat in Sydney Harbour Bridge




70' Art Deco Cruiser Private Charter

The MV Sydney has a unique interior decor of classic lines and traditional features from the stylish art deco era. Recently fully refurbished, she is a gem on the harbour offering guests on board a great atmosphere. The skipper, staff and crew have a reputation for excellence, with quality attention to detail and professional personalised service.

  Refundable Booking
  •   COVID-19 infection, isolation and family illness, see details
  •   Illness, accident, injury
  •   Transport issues
  •   Home emergency
  •   Pre-existing medical
  •   Flight disruption
We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.
Upgrade your booking for extra 6% to receive a 100% refund if you cannot attend for one of the many reasons in our Terms & Conditions which you accept when you select Refundable Booking(s).


MV SYDNEYSkippered Charter

  • From $599 Per Hour
  • 120 Max Passengers
  • 120 Cocktail Style
  • 110 Casual Buffet
  • 70 Table Dining



Total cost =  Vessel Hire   +   Food   +  Beverages   +   Staff Fees  +   Wharf fees

Included Captain

January - October
$599 per hour

November - December
$699 per hour

Please Note
3 Hours Charter  &  BYO Charter
Not Available On Friday - Saturday last week on November
Last Saturday before Xmas Day

BYO Information
Must bring their own Disposable Plates  |  Cutlery  |  Cups  &  ICE

Maximum Guests - 50 Pax
4 hours - $2,600
3 hours - $2,000

BYO Beverages  &  Food
$15 per person

Required 2 Crew For BYO Charter Only
$300 - per crew
$600 - 2 crew
(1 Skipper & 1 Deckhand)

Wharf Fees - $150
Includes City Wharf Pick Up & Drop Off

BYO on Friday  &  Saturday Nights
Maximum 50 Guests

BYO Food  &  Beverages
4 hours Cruise - $4,999
(this will not apply to All male cruises)

BYO on Friday  &  Saturday Nights - Bucks Parties
3 hours Cruise - $4,500

Christmas Packages - private charter
From November 25th - December 23rd
All Fridays and Saturdays Nights

$149 per person
Minimum 60 guests

Minimum 4 hours

Rushcutters Bay Buffet or Clifton Gardens Cocktail Menu
Diamond Beverage Package
Use of Bluetooth onboard sound system
Wharf fees for city wharves only

Add Ons
DJ - $650
Spirit package only - $10pp

Pre Access 
Fee - $250
Minimum 2 Guest per access
Allowed Acces to the boat 30 - 60 minutes
Prior to the charter start time
Subject to boat availability

Public Holiday Information
Surcharges Applies on Public Holidays  &  Special Event Dates


Wharf fees

Refundable Booking

Starting from November 25, 2021, we provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of our control, you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. You may find all instructions on how to apply for a refund online via your booking confirmation email after payment.

Scenarios include: Positive PCR test | COVID-19 Infection, Isolation and family illness - see details, Illness, accident, injury, Public Transport failure to the booking, Private Vehicle Failure to the booking, Home Emergency, And many more..

Staff Fees

Ratio 1:80
$350 per guard
Required for all Birthday Parties 24 years & younger

Please Note
Informal  /  Standing Buffet may consist of some Tables for Seating

Children under 5 yrs old  =  free
Children aged 5 - 14 yrs old  =  1/2 price


Cash Bar  |  Bar Tab  &  Consumption Bar

RATIO 1:50
1 Bar Staff required for every 50 Guests

Based on 4 hours Cruise
$300 per Wait  /  Bar staff


All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm your booking
Boat inspections are welcome by appointment.


  •   Catering Available
  •   BBQ Available
  •   This boat has a licenced bar
  •   Sound system on this boat allows you to bring your own music
  •   A microphone and PA system is available for use
  •   TV / DVD available
  •   You can get into/out of the water to swim from this boat

Brand : Custom Built

• 70ft Cruising Sydney Harbour
• All weather boat on all levels
• Spacious Dining area
• Large dance floor
• Separate ladies and gents
• Separate Bar and lounge area
• Large partial undercover Top deck
• Upper lounge area

Boat Suitability :

Private parties, Corporate events, Staff parties, Weddings, Christmas functions, Social club events, New Years Eve and all special events on Sydney Harbour.


More Information

Safety and Equipment
Is the boat safe and in good condition?
Yes, the vessel is currently in survey with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), which requires comprehensive safety equipment standards and regular safety checks. A safety briefing is given to the charter passengers before embarkation and safety gear will be provided if required. All vessels in our fleet are selected for safety, comfort, quality and cleanliness. We are proud to keep them this way.

What is the maximum capacity of the boat?
120 passengers is the maximum surveyed number allowed on this vessel.
Please note - an infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger.

Is the boat suitable for children?
Yes, children must be under adult supervision at all times.

Is there sun and wind protection on the boat?
MV Sydney’s spacious indoor areas provide ample shade from the sun and wind.

What toilet facilities are on board?
MV Sydney is equipped with 3 modern, spacious marine toilets with easy access for charter.

Catered Food and Beverage Options
Can we organize a meal on board?
Yes, we can recommend some excellent local caterers for you to design and deliver the perfect menu to suit your budget and taste.

On Tour
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a sound system which is iPod  compatible. Please ensure your iPod player is fully charged. MV Sydney is equipped with both indoor and outdoor speakers.

Where can we go during our charter?
Your skipper can take you most places within Sydney Harbour, providing it is within the surveyed boundaries. Should your guests wish to go to a specific location within Sydney Harbour please let us know at time of briefing.

Can we extend our charter time during the charter?
Yes, although this is subject to availability and up to the skippers discretion.
Please note - payment will charged to the authorised bond post charter.

Booking and Payment
How do I secure my booking?
A minimum 50% deposit is required to confirm booking, with the balance payable 14 days prior to commencement of the charter. Upon payment of your deposit, a Skippered Charter Contract will be faxed or emailed to you, confirming details relevant to your charter, which must be signed and returned. Payment can be made by MasterCard, Visa, EFTPOS, Electronic Funds Transfer or Cash. Diners Card, Bankcard and Cheques are not accepted.

Is there any paperwork to complete before we go on our Charter?                  
Yes, we require your signed contract and authorised bond form prior to your charter.

If I cancel the charter, can I get a refund?
See General Booking Information button below for details.

Wet Weather
What happens in the event of rain?
MV Sydney provides excellent protection from the elements.
We cannot offer a 'Blue Sky Guarantee'. If boating conditions are unsafe, as determined by the management of Sydney Harbour Escapes, we will offer a six month voucher where you can reschedule your charter based on availability.

Preparations and Arrival
What do you advise we bring along for our charter?
As conditions can vary on the water, it is suggested that you bring along a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimmers, and seasonal jumper or jacket. Please wear white-soled shoes or non-marking boating shoes. Strictly no black soled shoes or stiletto-heeled shoes, as this will damage the decking.

Does our party need to get there before the set time of the charter?
All your party should be at the designated pick up point at least 15 minutes prior to your charter time to allow loading of passengers and gear and to enable enough time for the skipper's safety briefing.
Please note - your charter will start and finish at the times on your contract.

Can one of our guests be picked up late and dropped off early from another wharf?
Multiple pick up and drop off points are not recommended as this will shorten your charter time significantly. We suggest that guests wishing to join the charter late or leave early should arrange alternative transportation via water taxi at their own cost. Please ask one of the Sydney Harbour Escapes team members for a Water Taxi contact.


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