Bella Vista | Glass Function Boat Hire

Maximum 600 Guests | From AUD $1,800/hr

Your Boating Experience

Welcome to Bella Vista, the ultimate floating venue on Sydney Harbour. This magnificent boat is the perfect choice for hosting large weddings, birthdays, or corporate events, accommodating up to 600 passengers.

Prepare to amaze your guests with Bella Vista’s breathtaking 360-degree views, thanks to her impressive wrapping glass panels. The interior can be configured to suit your needs, whether it’s an elegant a-la-carte dinner on the harbour or a lively standing cocktail and canapé affair. Get your guests grooving on the dancefloor or gather your team in the spacious ballroom for that important end-of-year company speech.

Bella Vista offers generous front, back, and rooftop decks, allowing guests to soak up the fresh air and capture stunning pictures as your boat party glides past iconic landmarks.

Contact us today to discuss how we can create the perfect setting for your large boat hire event on Bella Vista. The Bella Vista team is known for their professional and friendly crew, who will ensure you have an amazing day out on the water. Bella Vista is out on Sydney Harbour 365 days a year, including Public Holidays and a ticketed event on New Years eve!

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Boat Features
  • Luxury Glass Island Function Space (35m / 115ft)
  • Climate controlled air conditioning
  • 3 separate licensed bars
  • Large open air sun deck
  • Open plan reception area that can be used as a dance floor
  • 360-degree glass wraparound windows
  • Plasma screens (4 x high definition)
  • LED lighting
  • State of the art sound system
  • Cordless microphone and AV system
  • Dance floor

Bella Vista Boat Hire Information

  • Hire includes skipper and crew
  • Guest capacity standard: 600
  • Guest capacity casual buffet dining: 300
  • Minimum hire: 3 hours (Apr – Sep) 4 hours (Oct – Mar)

Bella Vista Catering

  • Food catering: canape, standing buffet, seated dining options and more. Menu available on request.
  • Drinks catering: all-inclusive drink packages and cash bar options. 

Bella Vista Pricing

  • Hourly rate off-peak: from $1,800/hr
  • Hourly rate peak: from $2,500/hr
  • Subject to pick up and drop off wharf fees 
  • Subject to minimum spends in Nov-Dec
  • Subject to security surcharges
  • Subject to public holiday surcharges
  • Bella Vista offers a ticketed NYE event: see Bella Vista NYE pricing here.

Bella Vista Add-Ons

  • DJ: enquire about pricing
  • Band: enquire about pricing
  • Magician: enquire about pricing
  • Photographer: enquire about pricing
  • Photobooth: enquire about pricing
  • Clay pigeon shooting: enquire about pricing

Why people love the boats we hire:

Tom W – Dec 2022

We had an absolute ball on NYE! Travis and Karin looked after our booking so perfectly and really guided us through all the options before finding the perfect solution for us. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again and have already been recommending them to friends who saw all of our pictures on social media ;). The perfect experience from start to finish!

Tiffany L – March 2023

100 % recommend Sydney Harbour Days! Karin and Travis were simply awesome. They helped make the whole experience of booking a boat for my friends Hen’s party simple and easy, their communication was great and any questions I had were answered quickly! Thank-you again!

Jodie S – May 2022

Karin & Travis were great to work with! So accommodating to every request and kept us informed every step of the way! They had so many options and nothing felt like an issue, definitely would look to book through them again!

Claire C – March 2023

I recently organised a boat for my birthday through Sydney Harbour Days and found the whole process with Travis and Karin incredibly smooth and enjoyable. They were very responsive and helpful, and really ensured we had the best day possible. I would highly recommend using Sydney Harbour Days and I know for certain I’ll be using them again!!

Kris W – Jan 2022

I just wanted to thank you and the boat operators for an amazing day out on the harbour. The entire team had a great day, we swam, we shot guns, we danced and we drank!! The food was fabulous and everyone was raving about how good it was. My team have been on a fair few harbour cruises in our time, but none were as fun as this.

Coleen R – July 2022

Definitely had the best time ever in the boat! We are lucky enough as well to have the most gorgeous sunset! Everything made possible by Karin and Travis. They helped me plan every details and they keep me updated all the time. You won’t regret these two because they will reply as quick as they can.

Ready to set sail?

After you submit the form, that’s where our team gets to work. We’ll connect with our boat partners and find available boats that match your requirements. If you are just after a bit more information, and are not sure about the exact dates/group size yet, no worries! Write your questions in the message field and we will get back to you with more information.

Why book a boat through us?

  • You pay the same price as booking direct
  • You’ll have more choice through our partnerships with multiple boat providers
  • You tell us what you need, and we’ll help make it happen, making your event planning hassle-free
  • You find out everything up front, so there are no surprises on the day

Sounds good right? Let’s get started!