School Formal and University Party Cruises on Sydney Harbour

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

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

Glass Island - boat hire for over 50 people

200+ 5-Star Reviews

We’re all about delivering an unforgettable experience on the water. We love assisting our clients from beginning to end, ensuring a seamless journey on their social cruises. Let’s make some great memories together!

Hamptons - Boat hire Sydney for groups of over 50 guests

Wide Range of Vessels

We represent a great selection of event boats, partnering with the best event boat owners in Sydney to provide you with an exceptional experience. Choose from a variety of great all inclusive options.

School Uni Formal Boat Hire Sydney - Social Group

No Booking Fees

With 0 booking fees added, you’ll pay the same or less than booking direct or through a different agency. If you find the same event boat advertised elsewhere, we price match so you’re guaranteed the best rates.

What to expect from your school formal cruise on Sydney Harbour

Our school social boat hire is the ultimate event venue that will create unforgettable memories for you and your friends. So if you’re looking for a perfect way to celebrate your high school or Uni graduation or end-of-year party, look no further than Sydney Harbour Days!

We work with Sydney’s best boats and yachts, so we can help you pick the perfect venue for your school formal event. Our school formal cruises are designed to cater to all needs and budgets, and our affordable and straightforward per-person pricing ensures that you know all your costs upfront.

At Sydney Harbour Days, we offer all-inclusive packages from just $55/pp, that cover your boat hire, soft drinks (Uni packages include alcoholic drinks), catering, professional DJ and security.

What’s more, when you hire your social boat with us, you’ll pay the same price as booking direct. But you’ll also get our expert advice for free, making the process of organizing your school formal event seamless and stress-free.

School Uni Formal Boat Hire Sydney - DJ

Music, DJ & Fun!

The venue for your school formal cruise on Sydney Harbour is made to entertain. With a professional DJ and nightclub atmosphere included, you’ll have the best time on the dance floor, dancing to your favourite tunes.

Blue Room Sydney Boat Hire - By Evening

All Inclusive Catering

Besides boat hire, the DJ and staff, all our school formal cruise packages include food and drinks. This makes your planning committee work easy and fun. Just pick the boat and package that works for your budget, and we’ll do the rest!

School Uni Formal Boat Hire Sydney - View

Stunning Sydney Harbour Views

Have the time of your life with Sydney Harbour Days on the ultimate school social or uni party cruise! You’ll be treated to million-dollar views that are perfect for capturing stunning photos and creating unforgettable memories.

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School Uni Formal Boat Hire Sydney - Evening Group
Make This Graduation Party Memorable

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 organizing 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 Uni 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

There is nothing more memorable than celebrating your School or Uni social boat party on Sydney Harbour. Imagine having everyone gathered in one place, singing, dancing to your favorite tunes, and enjoying the breathtaking views of the Harbour.

Contact us today to organise your formal boat party and make it a day that you’ll never forget.

School Formal and Uni Party Event Options

Regardless of the type of university or high school event you are organising we will match you with the perfect boat for your event! We partner with a range of quality boat parnters who will guarantee you’ll have an amazing time!

Our school social and function packages come complete with:

  • Boat hire for 3 – 4 hours
  • All required staff, security and boat crew
  • Food catering packages
  • Drink packages (soft drink packages available for passengers 18-)
  • DJ for music all night

See a selection of the boats available for hire below. The boats are displayed in order of passenger capacity. Packages start at $55/per person.

MV Sydney Boat Hire - Opera House

MV Sydney – School Socials & Formals | Private Event Boat Hire | Max 120 Guests

Aussie Magic Boat Hire Sydney

Aussie Magic – School Socials & Formals | Private Event Boat Hire | Max 150 Guests

Karisma II Function Boat for Big Events

Karisma 2 – School Socials & Formals | Private Event Boat Hire | Max 150 Guests

Vagabond Princess Boat Hire Sydney

Vagabond Princess – School Socials & Formals | Private Event Boat Hire | Max 190 Guests

Jerry Bailey Boat Hire - Front view Opera House

Jerry Bailey – School Socials & Formals | Private Event Boat Hire | Max 193 Guests

Le Bleu - Sydney Boat Hire - Full Vessel

Le Bleu – School Socials & Formals | Private Event Boat Hire | Max 235 Guests

My Way Function Boat For Hire Sydney

My Way – School Socials & Formals | Private Event Boat Hire | Max 250 Guests

Aussie Legend School and Uni Boat Parties

Aussie Legend – School Socials & Formals | Private Event Boat Hire | Max 250 Guests

Supercat - Event boat hire Sydney Harbour

SuperCat – School Socials & Formals | Private Event Boat Hire | Max 300 Guests

Vagabond Spirit - group boat hire Sydney Harbour

Vagabond Spirit – School Socials & Formals | Private Event Boat Hire | Max 350 Guests

Blue Room Sydney Boat Hire

Blue Room – School Socials & Formals | Private Event Boat Hire | Max 350 Guests

Glass Island Boat Hire

Glass Island – School Socials & Formals | Private Event Boat Hire | Max 400 Guests

Bella Vista Boat Sydney - Glass Venue Hire

Bella Vista – School Socials & Formals | Private Event Boat Hire | Max 600 Guests

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

School Social Event and Uni Boat Party – FAQs

How much does a school social or uni event cruise cost?

All inclusive pricing starts at $55/pp and varies vary depending on a range of factors, including the type of boat, the duration of the cruise, the number of guests, and any additional services or amenities requested. We will provide you with a quote based on your specific requirements and preferences.

What is the duration of a school or uni boat party hire?

Typically, school socials and uni boat parties offer 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 formal venue boat hire?

The typical inclusions for school formal cruises and university party cruise packages are a vessel, a professional skipper, and a crew to navigate and manage the boat, an unlimited drinks package which includes wine and beer for guests over 18 years of age, 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?

To comply with the RSA guidelines, it is mandatory to have enough food available during your cruise. 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 and university 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 and university 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

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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