Party Boat Hire FAQ
How much does it cost to hire a boat for a party?
Sydney Harbour Escapes offer rental access for various boats of different sizes and capabilities. How much your party will cost on the water depends on the boat you are interested in chartering, the number of partygoers there will be, whether or not you’d like catering, and how long you intend to stay on the water for.
It’s impossible to give an exact value for Sydney Harbour Escapes party boat hire, but expect to pay between $350 to well over several thousand for more extravagant parties. Big or small, Sydney Harbour Escapes will make your boat party happen, ensuring it runs smoothly.
Phone a member of our friendly staff for any questions about chartering a suitable boat and option for your occasion today.
Where do your party boats collect from?
Each boat in our fleet of party boats in Sydney can collect from a range of wharves throughout Sydney Harbour. We’re determined to get you out on your party boat as quickly as possible and will facilitate this as best we can. If you are looking for an alternative collection point from the wharves listed on our site, please get in contact with our team, so that we can advise you of the best wharf to suit the majority of your clients. See our list of the most common wharf pick-up locations for our party boat hire Sydney Harbour experiences.
Which boats are best for swimming?
If you’d like to add an aquatic touch to your party, most of the vessels available for charter from Sydney Harbour Escapes come with swimming ladders to enable swimming from the boat whilst it is anchored.
Our captains know Sydney Harbour like no one else and can take you to a secluded bay in the harbour if you’d like to spend your day in and out of the water. Please check with us before booking a boat if you are interested in swimming, as we might recommend a boat more suited to a dip for your party.
Can we bring our own entertainment?
Absolutely. If you would like to make separate arrangements to have a photographer, DJ, or other live entertainment on board, please let our team know so we can incorporate these arrangements into your party boat hire. Any extra personnel that are involved in your party are still included as part of the maximum passenger count.
Why choose Sydney Harbour Escapes?
Booking Sydney Harbour Escapes for your party boat hire in Sydney will provide an experience like no other. Our unrivalled fleet of stunning boats feature plenty of room for your guests to enjoy a luxurious, fun, and memorable experience out on the water.
From intimate groups looking for a bit of extra room, or larger parties looking to make lasting memories, we have the best party boat hire Sydney has to offer – no doubt. To make your party with us better, you can add several extras to the booking. We can pick up your guests from convenient locations across the harbour, provide full catering for your party, as well as provide extra rental equipment to make your time as memorable as possible.
Sydney is famous for its iconic harbour and stunning scenery, and there’s no better way to experience it than on the water. Make your party one your guests won’t forget with one of the hired boats from Sydney Harbour Escapes today.
When is the best time of day to hire a party boat?
It ultimately depends on the type of party you are looking for. If you are looking to make the most of the summer rays, then we recommend booking our party boat hire for the daytime. The twinkling blue water is at its most inviting on a nice day, perfect for swimming and dancing in the sun.
For others, the late afternoon into the evening is the best time spent out on a boat, with the warm afternoon breeze streaking over the water. At this time, your party will watch the sky change colour over the water and the city transforms. There are typically fewer boats out at this time, and you will have more of the water to yourself.
Sydney Harbour Escapes also offers night-time Sydney party boat hire. Where you can dance the night away on board your boat, or enjoy dinner on the water.
Party boats for groups of all shapes and sizes
With Sydney Harbour Escapes' luxurious medium boats, hosting a memorable get-together couldn't be easier. Whether you're hosting a private party or a corporate event, your guests are sure to be impressed by our beautiful 35 - 70 person boats. Who wouldn't love spending an evening or afternoon at Sydney Harbour and enjoying some delicious food and beverages while taking in some breathtaking views?
We have the perfect boat for even a 50 person boat party - with 42 boats to choose from, you'll have no trouble finding one that accommodates you and your guests. Though classified as medium, our boats vary greatly in size. Some can accommodate 36, while others can host up to 70 people.
Unsure about which boat is right for you? We recommend taking note of the features you're looking for, as some of our boats have an impressive sound system for playing music, air conditioning, WiFi, and a ladder that makes it easy to hop in and out of the water if you feel like a swim. Many of our medium boats also come with a galley kitchen, private chef, and welcoming waiting staff. That means you can host BBQ and cocktail parties without having to hire a separate catering business!
Why host your event on a luxury boat?
If you want your party or event to be a fun, unforgettable, and refreshing experience for your guests, hosting it on one of our boats is the way to go. Our medium boats are suitable for family-friendly, professional, and slightly more outrageous get-togethers. This includes birthday parties, a corporate function for your employees, a dance party with a DJ, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and much more.
When you book your event with Sydney Harbour Escapes, we'll ensure that all of your event's needs are taken care of. Our friendly crew will be there with you to address your requests and help create the best experience possible. With our boats, you're sure to make some amazing memories, whether you want to spend your time touring around Sydney Harbour, suntanning and eating on the beach, or giving out employee awards and having fun with your colleagues.
Book your medium boat party in Sydney
If you have any questions about our boats or need suggestions on which boat would suit you and your party best, our friendly customer service team is happy to help. You can contact us by calling 02 9328 4748, filling out our online form, or stopping by our location during the week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2C Margaret St, Woolwich NSW.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Boat Party Information
The Sydney Harbour Escapes team are only a phone call or email away and are very happy to suggest suitable boats and options for your Australia Day Sydney Harbour charter. If you see a vessel you like, please contact us and we will check your charter boat availability dates for you and book in your Sydney Harbour Australia day cruise. Charter boat inspections welcome. Phone 02 9328 4748