School Social and Formal Party Cruises on Sydney Harbour

Plan the best high school formal or social boat party with Sydney Harbour Days. We’ll find you the perfect boat for your school social event.

Why book your school formal or social party boat hire with Sydney Harbour Days?

Glass Island - boat hire for over 50 people

200+ 5-Star Reviews

Our goal is to create amazing memories for you while you’re out on the water. We’re here to help you every step of the way, making sure your social cruise goes smoothly from start to finish. Let’s create some unforgettable moments!

Aussie Legend - Catamaran hire for corporate or birthday events

Wide Range of Boats

We’ve partnered with some of the best boat owners in Sydney to bring you an incredible selection of event boats. Choose from a variety of amazing all-inclusive options, perfect for groups ranging from 50 to over 500 guests.

School Uni Formal Boat Hire Sydney - Social Group

No Booking Fees

We don’t charge any booking fees, so you’ll pay the same or even less than if you booked directly or through another agency. If you happen to find the same event boat elsewhere, we’ll match that price to ensure you get the best deal!

What to expect from your school cruise on Sydney Harbour

Our school social boat hire offers the perfect experience to make unforgettable memories with your friends. Whether it’s for your high school social, graduation party, or end-of-year party, Sydney Harbour Days has got you covered!

We’ve teamed up with the best catamarans and large event boats in Sydney to help you find the perfect vessel for your school event. Our party cruises are customised to fit all budgets and needs, with clear per-person pricing so you know exactly what you’re paying for.

Starting at just $55 per person, our all-inclusive packages include everything from boat rental to catering, soft drinks (for under 18 events), a professional DJ and dance floor, and security.

Booking with us means you’ll get the same price as if you booked directly, plus you’ll get free expert advice to help you plan your school social or formal event without any hassle or stress.

School Uni Formal Boat Hire Sydney - DJ

Music, DJ & Fun!

Get ready for the ultimate social cruise experience on Sydney Harbour! Expect a professional DJ to be spinning your favourite tunes and creating a nightclub vibe that’s sure to get you dancing on the dance floor all night long.

Blue Room Sydney Boat Hire - By Evening

All Inclusive Catering

Apart from the boat, DJ, and staff, all our school social cruise packages include food and drinks. This makes things very easy for your planning committee. Just choose the boat and package that match your budget, and we’ll handle the rest!

School Uni Formal Boat Hire Sydney - View

Stunning Sydney Harbour Views

Get ready to have an awesome time with Sydney Harbour Days on the ultimate all inclusive school social party cruise! Enjoy stunning views that are perfect for capturing great photos and creating unforgettable memories.

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School Uni Formal Boat Hire Sydney - Evening Group
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Organising Your School Formal Cruise

Sydney Harbour Days takes care of everything for your school social event. With all-inclusive boat packages that include food, drinks, DJ hire, security, and boat hire, you can sit back and relax knowing that everything is taken care of.

With affordable pricing and no added booking fees, planning your school formal cruise has never been easier. Simply choose the boat and package that works for your budget, and let us do the rest!

Blue Room Sydney - Event Boat Hire

Boats To Suit All School Sizes

Whether you’re organising a small class social or a full-scale school formal, we have the perfect boat for your event. We cater to groups of all sizes, from 50 guests to as many as 900 guests!

Choose from a range of catamarans, glass boats, event boats, or even yachts to create the social experience you’re looking for. Our boats are perfect for High School graduation formals, as well as fun School social events.

No matter the size of your group, we have the expertise and experience to help you plan an unforgettable social cruise on the stunning Sydney Harbour.

School Uni Formal Boat Hire Sydney - Dancing

Unforgettable Social on Sydney Harbour

Imagine celebrating your School Social boat party on Sydney Harbour—there’s nothing quite like it! Picture all your friends gathered together, singing, dancing to your favourite songs, and taking in the stunning views of the Harbour.

Don’t wait any longer—reach out to us today to organise your social or formal boat party and make it a day you’ll always remember!

School Social and Formal Boat Party Event Options

No matter what type of school event you’re organising, we’ll help you find the perfect boat! We work closely with several trusted boat partners to ensure you have an amazing time.

Our school social and function packages come complete with:

  • Boat hire for 3 – 4 hours
  • All necessary staff, security, and boat crew
  • Food catering packages
  • Free-flowing (soft)drink packages
  • DJ for music all night

Take a look at the range of available boats for hire below, listed by passenger capacity. Packages start at $55 per person.

MV Sydney Boat Hire - Opera House

MV Sydney – School Socials & Formals With Up To 120 Guests

Aussie Magic Boat Hire Sydney

Aussie Magic – School Socials & Formals With Up To 150 Guests

Karisma II Function Boat for Big Events

Karisma 2 – School Socials & Formals With Up To 150 Guests

Vagabond Princess Boat Hire Sydney

Vagabond Princess – School Socials & Formals With Up To 190 Guests

Jerry Bailey Boat Hire - Front view Opera House

Jerry Bailey – School Socials & Formals With Up To 193 Guests

Le Bleu Boat Hire Sydney - City Skyline and Harbour Bridge

Le Bleu – School Socials & Formals With Up To 245 Guests

Aussie Legend School and Uni Boat Parties

Aussie Legend – School Socials & Formals With Up To 250 Guests

Supercat - Event boat hire Sydney Harbour

SuperCat – School Socials & Formals With Up To 300 Guests

Vagabond Spirit - group boat hire Sydney Harbour

Vagabond Spirit – School Socials & Formals With Up To 350 Guests

Blue Room Sydney Boat Hire

Blue Room – School Socials & Formals With Up To 350 Guests

Constellation Cruises - Sydney Harbour function boat hire

Constellation – School Socials & Formals With Up To 400 Guests

Glass Island Boat Hire

Glass Island – School Socials & Formals With Up To 400 Guests

Bella Vista Boat Sydney - Glass Venue Hire

Bella Vista – School Socials & Formals With Up To 600 Guests

Ready To Plan your School Social or End of Year Party?

School Social Event Boat Party – FAQs

How much does a school social or formal cruise cost?

Starting at just $55 per person, our all-inclusive pricing can vary based on factors like the boat type, cruise duration, guest count, and any extra services you choose. We’ll customise a quote to match your school event’s specific needs and preferences.

What is the duration of a school boat party hire?

Typically, the school boat packages include a hire time of 3-4 hours. 

What times are available for a social party cruise?

Typically, social boats are available for hire during the afternoon or evening. Afternoon hires typically start at either 1pm or 2pm, while evening hires usually begin at 6pm or 7pm. Let us know your preferred time, and we will provide you with information on the available options.

What is included in school social or formal boat hire?

The typical inclusions for school social and formal party cruise packages are a vessel, a professional skipper, and a crew to navigate and manage the boat, an unlimited drinks package which includes a variery of soft drinks (alcoholic drinks available for 18+ events), a buffet or pizza, and a DJ with a dance floor.

We will give you a complete and clear explanation of what is covered in the event package and let you know if there are any extra charges you need to be aware of.

How far in advance should I book?

It’s a good idea to book ahead of time so you can get the boat, date, and time you want, especially if it’s a popular one. We suggest booking at least three months in advance to be safe.

But we understand that sometimes you might need to book at the last minute, and we have lots of experience assisting with that. If you need to plan a school or university social party on short notice, we’ll try our best to find you a great available option!

What type of drinks are available?

Guests who are under 18 years old are not able to access alcoholic beverages. However, some boats may use a wristband system that allows mixed-aged groups of under 18s and 18+ to attend the event together.

For guests who are 18 years old and over, beer, wine, and soft drinks are available with an unlimited flow option. Additionally, some boats may provide upgrades to include spirits.

We also have vessels available that offer a cash bar option. We will confirm you options upon enquiring.

What type of food is available?

The food options vary depending on the vessel and may include a buffet, pizza, or other alternatives. We will provide you with a quote that outlines the food options available for your specific vessel.

What is the music set up, will there be a DJ?

The majority of our school social vessels come equipped with a DJ and dance floor as part of the package to get the party started! However, if you prefer to bring your own DJ, it is also possible to do so. Upon enquiry, we will provide you with information on the requirements and equipment that the DJ must bring.

Are we allowed to swim?

Swimming isn’t a common activity during school boat parties, but some of our day cruises offer the opportunity to take a dip! If your vessel has easy access to the water, our captain can take you to the best and most secluded swimming spots. Please let us know upon enquiry if you’re interested in swimming.

What if it rains?

The boat will set sail in all weather conditions deemed safe by the captain. However, in the event that the captain deems the weather unsafe and cancels the charter, you will be issued a voucher that’s valid for 12 months. This voucher will be equivalent to the value of your original booking, allowing you to reschedule your charter for another time.

Don’t worry if there’s a little rain, though! We’ve had plenty of groups cruise with us in less-than-ideal weather conditions, and they’ve all had a blast. All boats have plenty of covered areas to keep you dry, and sometimes, a bit of rain can even add 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 social boat party 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 event!


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

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