Bella Vista | Function Boat Hire

Max 600 Guests | Min Hire 4hrs | From $1,800/hr

Your Boating Experience

Welcome to the ultimate floating venue on Sydney Harbour. Bella Vista is the perfect boat to hire for a large wedding, birthday, or corporate event for groups of up to 600 passengers.

Your guests will be blown away by Bella Vista’s 360-degree views from its wrapping glass panels. The interior can be set up for an a-la-carte dinner on the harbour, to standing cocktails and canapes. You’ll be able to get your guests up and moving on the dancefloor or gather the team around for that EOFY company speech in the large ballroom.

Large front, back and rooftop decks allow guests to make the most of the fresh air and take pictures as your boat party floats past iconic landmarks.

Talk to us today about setting up your large boat hire event on Bella Vista.

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Boat Features
  • Luxury Glass Island Function Space (35m / 115ft)
  • Comes with captain, marine staff, cruise director, wait staff and bar staff
  • 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 Vessel Information

  • Guest capacity standard: 600
  • Guest capacity cocktail / canape: 600
  • Guest capacity casual buffet dining: 300
  • Minimum hire: 3 hours

Bella Vista Food & Drinks

  • Food catering: Buffet, Cocktail, Formal Dining
  • Drinks catering: Price from $5/pp per hour non-alcoholic, from $11/pp per hour alcoholic free flowing drinks package
  • Drinks options: Open bar packages including house spirits or top shelf spirits

Bella Vista Catering Options

Bella Vista Pricing

  • Oct – March: $2,500/hr
  • Apr – Sep: $1,800/hr
  • Min spend Nov – Dec; Sun – Thu: $15,000
  • Min spend Nov – Dec; Fri – Sat lunch: $20,000
  • Min spend Nov – Dec; Fri – Sat dinner: $30,000
  • Pick up & drop off wharf fees: $150 (usually $75/wharf)
  • Security (required for some events): $55/per guard (30 min pre and post cruise required)
  • Public holidays: 25% surcharge on total cruise spend
  • NYE cruise: Ticketed event, see Bella Vista NYE pricing here.

Bella Vista Add-Ons

  • DJ: from $650 for 4 hrs
  • Photographer: from $750 for 4 hrs
  • Clay pigeon shooting: from $1,500

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!

We believe planning your event should be fun and above all easy. Don’t spend your precious time browsing the web trying to find the perfect boat for your event. We'll do that for you, at no extra cost!

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