Private Party Boat Hire on Sydney Harbour

Hire a private boat for your party or event of any size with Sydney Harbour Days. BYO or catered options are available across our range of over 100 of the best party boats in Sydney.

Why book your party boat hire with Sydney Harbour Days?

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200+ 5-Star Reviews

Our customer service is top-notch and we’re always ready to answer your questions and provide you with the help you need. From the moment you contact us to the moment you set foot on your boat, we will take care of everything for you!

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Wide Range of Party Boats

We’ll get the party started with an impressive lineup of boats to choose from! We’ve partnered with the top boat owners in Sydney to give you an unforgettable experience. Whether you’re keen on BYO or all-inclusive options, we’ve got it covered.

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No Booking Fees

You’ll pay the same rate as if you were booking directly with the boat owners themselves. And if you happen to find a better deal somewhere else, let us know! We’ll match that price faster than you can say “anchors away”!

Organise your 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 party boat hire on Sydney Harbour

Book a party boat on Sydney Harbour for a fun day out on the water. You can hire a BYO party boat or go for an exclusive fully catered option. Whether you’d like to party day or night, Sydney Harbour Days will organise the best boat for your event.

Hire your boat with us and pay the same price as booking direct, get our expert advice for free and enjoy a range of quality boats through our partnerships with boat providers!

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Private and Exclusive

With private boat hire you have the freedom and flexibility to customise your party to your liking. You can bask in the sunshine, take a dip in the harbour, groove to your favorite tunes, or show off your dance moves on the dance floor. It’s your celebration, so you can enjoy it exactly the way you want.

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Scenic Sydney Harbour Views

Chartering a boat or yacht for your party on Sydney Harbour is an excellent way to create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. Snap plenty of photos, enjoy the moment to the fullest, and share the experience with your friends and family. Let’s make your celebration truly unforgettable!

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Flexible Catering Options

When you’re planning your boat party, we can take care of the catering options to make the organisation hassle-free for you. You can choose a boat or yacht with all-inclusive catering, or take advantage of onboard BBQs available on most BYO-friendly boats, and keep your drinks chilled in the provided eskies.

Let’s start planning your party boat hire in Sydney today!

Hire your own catamaran, luxury yacht or event boat for your party on Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour is not just a pretty face – it’s the ultimate party destination! And with our amazing boat rental services, you can party in style while taking in the breathtaking views. From luxurious yachts to spacious catamarans, we have the perfect vessel to make your event a great success!

Check out our boat rental options below and get in touch today to start planning your epic boat party on Sydney Harbour! Trust us, it’ll be a party to remember!

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Organising your party boat hire

Organising a party has never been this easy. From the moment you get in touch with us, we’ll take care of everything. The boat, the skipper, the wharf bookings, you name it – we’ve got you.

You can BYO food & drinks or we can help organise the catering. Literally all that’s left for you is organising the after party!

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Boats to suit all budgets

Throwing a party on Sydney Harbour doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are great options available to suit every budget. Whether you’re looking for a party catamaran or a luxury yacht with all bells and whistles, we’ve got you covered.

We offer a variety of boats that can accommodate groups of up to 150 guests. You can rent a BYO catamaran with skipper for 4 hours from $60/pp and luxury yacht rental starts at $150/pp including crew, catering, flowing drink service and even a DJ.

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Your music, your vibe

Most boats have speakers with (Bluetooth) audio connection so you can have a boogie to the music you love. Getting a DJ to look after the tunes? No worries, a variety of vessels accommodate DJ equipment.

Bonus: we have carefully created Sydney Harbour Days Party Playlists for you to enjoy!

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Let the good times roll

A party to remember!

Partying on a boat on Sydney Harbour surrounded by iconic Harbour views is a little bit wow. Definitely a party the troops won’t forget any time soon.

It’s time to get the gang together and start planning!

Let’s organise the boat hire for your party!

FAQs on private party boat hire in Sydney.

How much does party boat hire on Sydney Harbour cost?

When arranging a 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 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 party 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 party boat hire?

When you hire a boat for your party or event 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 a 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 boat party for less than 20 guests. What type of boat do you recommend?

When planning a Sydney 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 Sydney boat party truly unforgettable.

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

If you’re planning a Sydney 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 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 boat party unforgettable.

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

If you’re planning a Sydney 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 boat party 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 party 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!

Testimonials

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!

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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