Sydney Showboat | Large Event Boat

Maximum 450 Guests | From AUD $1,200/hr

Your Boating Experience

Classic style with modern flair, hire Sydney Showboat on the Harbour for an incredible event. This authentic paddlewheel boat is perfect for your big group event of over 50 people. Set the scene for your wedding, or fill your evening with entertainment for the big corporate boat party.

Sydney Showboat is the perfect cruise boat for all types of occasions. Host a cocktail-style event for up to 450 guests. Seated dinner or lunch cruises are great for up to 400 people. You can even get Sydney Showboat to live up to its name by including dinner and a show for groups of up to 280 guests.

This function boat is ideal for a big group function looking for that extra bit of atmosphere. With the Harbour as your backdrop, you can get a 2 hr hire package, including food, drinks, and a cabaret show! Talk to us about organising your next large group hire on Sydney Showboat today.

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Boat Features
  • Authentic paddle wheel boat venue function space 
  • Climate controlled air conditioning
  • 3 levels for entertaining
  • Multiple bars across boat
  • Large entertainment area and stage for live shows
  • Open plan reception area that can be used as a dance floor
  • Large glass cathedral windows with wrap-around verandas
  • Plasma screens (4 x high definition)
  • LED lighting
  • State of the art sound system
  • Cordless microphone and AV system
  • Seated dining options available

Sydney Showboat Information

  • Hire includes skipper and crew
  • Guest capacity standard: 525
  • Guest capacity cocktail / canape: 450
  • Guest capacity casual buffet dining: 400
  • Minimum hire: 3 hours

Sydney Showboat Catering

  • Food catering options: Buffet, Cocktail, Formal Dining
  • Drinks catering: Free flowing drinks packages, open bar packages

Sydney Showboat Pricing

  • Day charter rate: from $1,200/hr
  • Evening charter rate: from $2,000/hr
  • Cabaret show performance: 1 hour upgrade available on request

Sydney Showboat Add-Ons

  • DJ hire: enquire about pricing
  • Live Band Performance: enquire about pricing
  • Cabaret Show: enquire about pricing
  • Photographer: enquire about pricing
  • Custom Table Seating: enquire about pricing
  • Wedding Arrangements: 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!