Mandalay | Classic Refurbished Ferry

Maximum 193 Guests | From AUD $500/hr

Your Boating Experience

Welcome to the MV Mandalay, a charming timber vessel built in 1970 by Millkraft as the original Magnetic Island Ferry. Recently refurbished in 2023, she can comfortably accommodate up to 193 guests. Onboard, you’ll find a spacious open-top deck and a generous bow area, perfect for enjoying the stunning views of Sydney Harbour.

One of Mandalay’s unique features is her wood-fired oven, where an acclaimed chef prepares delicious pizzas. You can opt for Mandalay’s menu packages or bring your own. The fully licensed bar offers a variety of beverages, including beers on tap, promising to take your event to a whole new level of enjoyment.

For added entertainment, there’s an onboard sound system and even the option to sing karaoke! Operating on Sydney Harbour 365 days a year, including Public Holidays and New Year’s Eve, your event on the MV Mandalay promises to be a fantastic experience.

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Boat Features
  • Recently refurbished wooden ferry vessel (30m / 98ft)
  • Spacious open top deck along with a large accessible bow
  • Large saloon space and comfortable lounge
  • Plenty of seating throughout
  • Wood fired oven & award winning chef
  • Fully equipped licensed bar
  • Beer on tap
  • Multiple fridges
  • Sound system
  • Karaoke
  • TV x3
  • Pre charter set up access

Mandalay Boat Hire Information

  • Hire includes skipper and crew
  • Guest capacity: 193
  • Minimum hire: 4 hours

Mandalay Catering

  • BYO Drinks & BYO Food 
    • BYO is subject to amenity fee, which includes the use of plates, cups, cutlery, napkins, onboard eskies (excluding ice) and rubbish removal.
  • Food Catering – menu on request.
  • Drinks Packages available – menu on request.
  • Cash Bar available.

Mandalay Pricing

  • Hourly rate off-peak: from $500/hr
  • Hourly rate peak: from $950/hr
  • Subject to pick up and drop off wharf fees
  • Subject to staffing surcharges
  • Subject to security surcharges (depending on the event)
  • Subject to under 21st birthday parties and bucks party restrictions
  • Subject to public holiday surcharges
  • Hire Mandalay for NYE: see current NYE boat hire pricing here

Mandalay Add-Ons

  • Floating lily pad: 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!