Private Birthday Party Boat Hire on Sydney Harbour

Hire a boat or yacht for your birthday party and celebrate in style on Sydney Harbour. BYO and all inclusive hire options are available across 130+ boats. Talk to us to find your perfect birthday party venue. 

Why book your birthday party boat hire with Sydney Harbour Days?

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200+ 5-Star Reviews

As the winner of the 2023 Outstanding Tourism Services Award,  you’re in for a treat with us! We’ll provide you with seamless assistance that’ll make you feel like a royalty (take a peek at our Google reviews). From the moment you get in touch with us to plan your birthday boat party until the second you start your cruise, we’ll ensure everything is smooth sailing.

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Range of Birthday Boats

We’ve partnered with the best boat owners in Sydney to bring you a fantastic selection of birthday party boats and yachts. Whether you prefer to BYO or go for an all-inclusive package, we’ve got you covered with both options. So why settle for an ordinary celebration when you can party in style on the stunning waters of Sydney Harbour? Let’s get this party started!

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No Booking Fees

With 0 booking fees charged, you’ll pay the same rate as booking directly with the boat owner or another agency. Plus, if you find the same boat advertised elsewhere, we’ll match the price! Our team provides a comprehensive event package review, so you know what’s included and any additional costs. So go ahead and book your dream birthday boat with confidence!

Organise your birthday party boat hire in Sydney today!

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!

What to expect from your birthday party boat hire on Sydney Harbour

Celebrate your birthday in style by hiring a boat for an unforgettable day out on Sydney Harbour with your friends. Select from a wide selection of quality boats and yachts for birthday parties for groups of all sizes. With hire options available for both the afternoon and evening, you can enjoy a fun-filled party day or night on Sydney Harbour.

When you choose Sydney Harbour Days for your private birthday boat hire, you can take advantage of our expert advice for free while paying the same price as booking directly. We’ve teamed up with boat owners to provide you with a range of high-quality boats for your birthday party, ensuring a seamless rental experience on the water.

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Private and Exclusive

With private boat hire you have the freedom to customise your birthday party to your liking. Soak up the sun, swim in the Harbour, jam to your favourite tunes or bust a move on the dance floor. Celebrate your birthday with your loved ones, just the way you like it!

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Stunning Sydney Harbour Views

Hiring a boat or yacht for your birthday on Sydney Harbour is a perfect way to create wonderful memories with your loved ones. Take lots of pictures, have a great time, and share it all with your friends and family. Let’s make it a truly memorable birthday celebration.

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Flexible Catering Options

When planning your birthday boat party, we will provide catering options for a hassle-free organisation. Choose a boat or yacht with all inclusive catering or utilise onboard BBQs on most BYO-friendly boats and keep your drinks chilled in the provided eskies.

Let’s start planning your birthday boat party on Sydney Harbour today!

Hire your own catamaran, luxury yacht or event boat for your birthday

Looking to host a private birthday boat party in Sydney Harbour? You’ve come to the right place! With a range of boats for birthday parties to choose from, including catamaran hire, luxury yacht hire, and event boat hire, we can help you create the perfect celebration on the water.

Sydney Harbour is the ideal backdrop for any occasion, and a private boat party allows you to experience it in style. Whether you want a luxurious yacht or a spacious catamaran, we have the perfect vessel for your needs. So why wait? Have a look at your boat hire options below and contact us today to start planning your unforgettable birthday boat party on Sydney Harbour!

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We make planning your birthday boat party fun and easy.

Convenient And Efficient

Effortless booking and expert planning equals a fantastic birthday boat rental experience.

Organising your birthday boat hire is stress-free with us. We’ll handle everything from the moment you contact us, matching you with the perfect boat for your event. Whether you prefer a low-key, extravagant, or something in-between party, we will have a boat or yacht to suit.

We’ll arrange the boat or yacht hire, skipper, and wharf bookings for pick up and drop off. We can assist you in arranging the catering or you may bring your own food and drinks. All that’s left for you is to send out the invitations!

Wide Range of Cost-Effective Options

Discover a diverse fleet of quality birthday boats for hire on the beautiful Sydney Harbour.

We offer a wide selection of birthday boats to choose from, ensuring that you find the perfect match for your needs. Our partnerships with boat owners allow us to offer a range of premium boats, from catamarans to luxury yachts, and event boats. Whether you’re looking for a smaller, intimate experience or a larger party boat, our team will work with you to find the best fit and ensure that your time on the water is unforgettable.

At Sydney Harbour Days, we offer BYO birthday boat hire and all-inclusive boat party birthday packages. We are committed to providing exceptional boat rental services at highly cost-efficient rates. Our prices are competitive and transparent, ensuring that you receive the best value without any hidden costs.

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Rock the Boat

Enjoy a variety of music options for your unforgettable birthday party cruise.

When it comes to music during for your birthday boat cruise, we’ve got you covered. Our boats come equipped with speakers and Bluetooth connectivity, so you can easily stream your favourite songs. You also have the option to bring your own DJ, or we can help you find one to get the party started.

If you prefer to stream, we’ve created some exclusive Sydney Harbour Days Boat Party Playlists that are guaranteed to get everyone in the mood to celebrate. From old-school classics to the latest hits, our playlists have something for everyone!

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A birthday boat party to remember!

There is nothing more memorable than celebrating your birthday with a boat party on Sydney Harbour. Whether you are celebrating your 21st, 30th, 40th or 50th birthday, it will be a very special event. Imagine having all your special people gathered in one place, singing, dancing to your favourite tunes, maybe even taking a dip in the Harbour to make the most out of your special day.

This won’t just be an incredible birthday for you, but it will also be a very special moment for everyone on the invite list! Contact us today to book your birthday boat party and make it a day that you’ll never forget.

Let’s organise the boat hire for your birthday party!

FAQs on private birthday party boat hire in Sydney.

How much does birthday boat hire on Sydney Harbour cost?

When arranging a birthday party boat hire in Sydney, the hourly cost can vary from $350 to $2,500 per hour, depending on the type of vessel and the season. In addition, there is usually a wharf pick up and drop off fee, which is typically around $100-$200. Many boats offer BYO food and beverage options and use of the boat’s sound system.

For a fully catered experience, there are packages that include waitstaff. The cost per person can be expected to range from $70-$200. To avoid any unexpected costs on the day, we will provide a breakdown of all expenses upon your enquiry.

What is the duration of a birthday boat party hire?

Usually, during the high season (September – April) or on Saturdays all year round, the standard boat hire time is 3-4 hours or more. However, a few vessels offer 3-hour hires throughout the year. On the other hand, during the low season (May – August) and on weekdays all year round, most boats and yachts offer 3-hour hires.

What times are available for a birthday cruise?

Typically, catamarans, yachts, and event boats are available for hire during the afternoon or evening. Afternoon hires typically start at either 12pm or 1pm, while evening hires usually begin at 5pm or 6pm. Let us know your preferred time, and we will provide you with information on the available options.

What is included in birthday party boat hire?

When you hire a boat for your birthday celebration in Sydney, the package typically includes the vessel, a professional skipper, and a crew to navigate and manage the boat. The availability of BYO or all-inclusive options or a cash bar may vary depending on the type and size of the boat. You can also opt to add entertainment such as a DJ.

Rest assured, we will provide a thorough review of the event package to ensure that you are fully informed about what is included and any additional costs that may apply.

How far in advance should I book?

The more popular boats are book up a few months in advance, especially on Saturdays during the high season. To secure your preferred time and date, we recommend booking at least 3 months prior to your event.

But we understand that last-minute bookings may be necessary, and we’ll do our best to accommodate them whenever possible. Even if you’re planning an birthday boat party on short notice, we’ll work hard to help you find an available option for your preferred date and time.

I’m organising a birthday boat party for less than 20 guests. What type of boat do you recommend?

When planning a Sydney birthday boat party for 20 guests or fewer, your budget and personal preferences will be the main factors to consider when choosing the right type of boat.

If you’re looking for a fun and relaxing day out on Sydney Harbour, catamaran hire, sailboat hire, or small motorboat hire are all great options. These boats can offer BYO food and drink options or basic catering add-ons. 

For those who want to celebrate in style, luxury yacht hire is an amazing option. With 5-star catering and service, you and your guests will feel like movie stars for the day! This option is perfect for those who want to make their birthday celebration truly unforgettable.

I’m organising a birthday boat party for 20-45 guests. What type of boat do you recommend?

If you’re planning a Sydney birthday boat party with 20-45 guests, there are a few factors to keep in mind when choosing the right type of boat. Your budget and personal preferences will be the main things to consider.

For a BYO-friendly birthday boat hire, you might want to consider catamaran hire, sailboat hire, or motorboat hire. These options can offer BYO food and drink options or basic catering add-ons. They can be a great choice for those who want to have a fun celebration.

If you’re looking to celebrate in style, luxury yacht hire is an amazing option. With 5-star catering and service, you and your guests will feel like movie stars for the day! This option is perfect for those who want to turn heads on the water and make their birthday celebration unforgettable.

I’m organising a birthday boat party for 45+ guests. What type of boat do you recommend?

If you’re planning a Sydney birthday boat party with over 45 guests, there are a few things to consider when choosing the right type of boat. Your budget and personal preference will be the main factors to consider.

For those organising a large celebration, event boat hire is a great choice. Event boats have all the necessary amenities for a fun party, great catering options and can accommodate big groups.

If you’re looking to go all out and celebrate in style, luxury yacht hire is an amazing option. With 5-star catering and service, you and your guests will feel like movie stars for the day! Our luxury (super) yacht hire options are perfect for those who want to turn heads on the water and make their birthday celebration unforgettable.

Can we BYO drinks?

Generally there are BYO drinks options available for groups up to 45 guests. BYO boats will provide large eskies to keep your drinks nice and cold. Ice may or may not be included in your hire. We will let you know upon booking if your boat has the BYO option available and/or if a BYO fee applies so there will be no surprises.

Can we BYO food?

Having sufficient food onboard to abide by RSA guidelines is compulsory on all cruises. The majority of boats and yachts up to 45 guests, will allow you to BYO food. Most boats have onboard BBQs and the crew will cook your food. We will let you know upon enquiring if your boat has the BYO food option available so there will be no surprises.

Can we bring a DJ?

Larger catamarans, yachts, and event boats are especially suitable for hosting DJ parties. Upon booking, we will inform you if having a DJ onboard is possible on your chosen boat. If you’re interested in having a DJ at your event but don’t have one lined up yet, don’t worry! We can help you arrange a DJ for your private boat party. Pricing and options for DJ services are available upon request, so please let us know if you need any assistance with this.

Are we allowed to swim?

Depending on the vessel, this is possible. In particular, catamarans are a great option for a day of water play on Sydney Harbour. If you are on a vessel that has easy water access included, your captain will take you to the perfect secluded swimming spots. Please let our team know if swimming is something you’re interested upon enquiring.

What if it rains?

Boats will head out in all weather conditions when deemed safe by the captain. If the weather is deemed unsafe and the captain needs to cancel, you will receive a 12-month voucher. This voucher is equal to the value of your booking and can be used to reschedule your charter. The past years we’ve had quite a few groups out with a bit of rain, and they all still had an amazing time! There is plenty of space on the boats to keep dry, and sometimes a little rain even adds to the fun!

How do I book?

Complete the form at the bottom of this page and we will check availability for your preferred date and group size. Upon enquiry, we will explain everything you need to know about organising your birthday boat hire with us.

I’ve got many more questions… help!

No worries at all, that’s what we are here for! Have a look at our general FAQ page to see if you can find your answer there or get in touch with us through the form below. We are more than happy to help. Above all we would love to have the opportunity to help you organise your special day!


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 hire your private boat?

Complete the form and let us know a bit more about your event. We’ll get back to you within the day and get to work on finding that right boat for your experience.

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!