Vagabond Star | Event Boat Hire

Maximum 180 Guests | From AUD $525/hr

Your Boating Experience

Vagabond Star is the little sister of the Vagabond fleet. This classic Moreton Bay timber cruiser is a fun boat for your exclusive private parties and events for up to 180 guests on Sydney Harbour. Her large interiors with warm, classic, timber finishes provide comfortable seating for up to 130 in formal dining or 180 for casual events.

She boasts two large indoor dining and entertainment decks, a fully stocked licensed bar and a spacious parquetry dance floor. Dance the night away with a high-end sound system and dynamic lighting. Presentations and speeches are a easily organised with a central PA and cordless microphone and AV capabilities.

Vagabond Star is a popular choice for birthday parties, corporate events, school socials and more with their per person pricing and all inclusive packages. Your guests have lots of space to roam around, and the wrap around windows provides a fantastic view from the comfort of your seat. Vagabond Star is out on Sydney Harbour 365 days a year, including Public Holidays and New Years eve.

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Boat Features
  • Multilevel motorboat (30m / 100ft)
  • Two stylishly furnished indoor decks
  • Classic, warm timber interiors
  • Fully stocked licensed bar
  • BBQ & galley kitchen with fridge onboard
  • High-end sound system & lighting
  • Central PA & cordless microphone
  • AV facilities available
  • Polished parquet dance floor
  • Wrap-around windows, uninterrupted views
  • Spacious, furnished outdoor viewing decks
  • Seated & cocktail layouts available

Vagabond Star Boat Hire Information

  • Hire includes skipper and crew
  • Guest capacity standard: 180
  • Guest capacity seated: 130
  • Minimum hire: 3 hours

Vagabond Star Catering

  • Bareboat BYO hire: on request
  • Food catering menu – on request
  • Beverage catering menu – on request
  • Licensed cash bar

Vagabond Star Pricing

  • Hourly rate off-peak: from $525/hr
  • Hourly rate peak: from $650/hr
  • Subject to pick up and drop off wharf fees 
  • Subject to public holiday surcharges
  • Subject to bucks and hens party restrictions
  • NYE tickets for Vagabond: see current NYE cruise pricing here

Vagabond Star Add-Ons

  • DJ option: enquire about pricing
  • Karaoke option: enquire about pricing
  • Photo booth: enquire about pricing
  • Laser clay 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!