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Sydney Boat Rentals

Woorabinda, Rockfish II, Pearl, Cheeky Monkey, Cloud 9, Salt, Karisma, Prometheus, MV Ocean Blue, Platinum, Circa Spirit, Barefoot Blue, Aussie Magic, Eclipse, Fusion and more.

Use the services of a Sydney boat rental during your visit to the city, and set off into the turquoise blue waters of the Sydney Harbour with your friends and family for a fun-filled day out. Rent a private boat for a smaller group of people, or hop aboard a cruise for a larger group, and soak in panoramic views of some of the most iconic landmarks of Sydney from the waters, including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge as well as the shores of the famous Taronga Zoo, among other attractions.

You can also rent a boat in Sydney for a myriad of other events, including birthday parties, anniversary, wedding celebrations and even a proposal, and make your event all the more memorable. With a wide variety of boats available for rent in the city, you can now enjoy exploring the local waterways and the city’s top spots from a unique vantage point. Get a chance to experience the local Australian life as you head to the secluded beaches and unique fishing spots whilst cruising your boat, or simply drop the anchor and enjoy the rays of the Australian sun for an experience unlike any other. So, if you are on the lookout for hiring a boat in Sydney, read on below to learn all about this service and what it has to offer.

Here is the list of best boat rentals in Sydney:

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Avail the services of a Sydney boat rental and rent the Woorabinda, an Australian boat that is perfect for a party of up to 20 guests at a time. Doubling up as a small catamaran, the Woorabinda is also designed in a way that it offers you the most authentic experience of exploring the Sydney Harbour. This boat also has a BBQ on board, in addition to spacious rear deck spaces, trampoline nets and other facilities.

Max guest: 20

Price: AUD 350 onwards per hour


Rockfish II

The Rockfish II is a smaller alternative to other similar Seawind boats available in the fleet, and can accommodate a maximum of up to 20 guests at a time. This boat is known for its indoor saloon area, which is separate from the other parts, and is more comfortable. This boat is also great to get close to the beaches in the region, and offers guests a chance to enjoy a BBQ onboard as well as swim around in the waters.

Max guest: 20

Price: AUD 350 onwards per hour



When looking to rent a boat in Sydney, consider Pearl, a standard 1160 catamaran boat, which boasts of an amazing design and décor. The interiors of the boat open up to a rear deck, where you can sit and relax with your friends and family. The boat also has an extra deck space, in addition to 2 trampolines at the front. You can also enjoy BBQ parties on Pearl, or cruise along the harbour as you enjoy the complimentary Lilypad.

Max guest: 30

Price: AUD 450 onwards per hour

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Cheeky Monkey

The Cheeky Monkey is another popular option if you want to rent a boat in Sydney and enjoy the Sydney Harbour cruise in style. Boasting an open plan style, this boat is 12 metres and 4.5 metres wide, and has several areas for you to dance, relax or sunbathe. The sides of the boat can open up or close down as well, owing to your preferences. The Cheeky Monkey is also good for DJ parties, BBQs as well as other family events. 

Max guest: 30

Price: AUD 450 onwards per hour 


Cloud 9

The Cloud 9 is another popular option for hiring a boat in Sydney. This is a large 40 feet catamaran that has a lot of space for entertainment, and can accommodate up to 35 guests at a time. It also has a top-notch surround sound system on board, in addition to several other luxury features and amenities. The indoor saloon area opens up to a spacious rear deck, from where you can enjoy the views of the harbour. Cloud 9 also has a large fly bridge, along with BBQ facilities and a fully equipped galley, floating Lilypad and bathrooms.

Max guest: 35

Price: AUD 550 onwards per hour

Luxury Boats



One of the best luxury boats available in Sydney Boat Rental is Salt, an 84 foot catamaran, exuding sheer elegance. The interiors of this boat are spacious, complete with air-conditioning and an alfresco design. You can also find a large saloon area which opens to the outer saloon deck, and can be fully opened up or closed off according to the occasion. From the top deck, you can soak in amazing views of the outdoor dining area as well as the lounge. Salt can also accommodate up to 9 guests for an overnight stay.

Max guest: 49

Price: AUD 1150 onwards per hour

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This is a modern boat which is known to offer amazing 360 degree views from both its upper as well as its lower levels, which makes Karisma quite a versatile and high end option. Boasting of an open plan, this boat also includes a large screen and microphone in its bar lounge area, which is fully air-conditioned. Furthermore, you can also find a dance area here, or avail an onboard jacuzzi for an extra charge. 

Max guest: 75

Price: AUD 750 onwards per hour


For guests traveling with a substantial group size and in search to rent a boat in Sydney, Prometheus should be your choice of ride. This is a flagship Australian superyacht, which is 77 feet in length, and has the highest standards of luxury interiors and features. It is best known for its 2400 horsepower seafury engine, which lets you explore even outside the Harbour borders. Other features of Prometheus include high quality speakers, 3 lounge areas, a large sunroof as well as a swim platform.

Max guest: 36

Price: UAD 1000 onwards per hour


MV Ocean Blue

Those looking to spend a day out on the Sydney Harbour, the MV Ocean Blue should be your boat of choice. This stunning boat is perfect for corporate functions or even private events, and also allows guests a chance to spend the night on the boat itself. The boat also features 2 cabins, in addition to a bathroom, BBQ facilities, a galley, flybridge with seating and lounge spaces in the main saloon. It also has an inflatable dinghy with a swim platform where you can enjoy swimming and stand-up paddleboarding, along with a game chair if you wish to enjoy some offshore fishing. 

Max guest: 16

Price: AUD 450 onwards per hour
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If you are thinking of hiring a boat in Sydney, take a look at Platinum, which is a customised boat that has three open plan areas, including an indoor deck, an outdoor rear deck as well as an outdoor finder. The interiors of the boat are expansive, and are complete with 2 leather lounge areas, a fully equipped galley, an ice maker as well as dishwasher. You can also access 3 bedrooms inside, which have private changing areas and comfortable beds.  

Max guest: 22

Price: AUD 550 onwards per hour

Party Boats


Circa Spirit

One of the most popular boats available with the Sydney boat rental is the Circa Spirit. With enough space to accommodate up to 65 guests at a time, this is the best party boat, especially if you are looking to celebrate a casual event, a birthday or other intimate events with your near and dear ones in addition to a large upper deck, the Circa Spirit also has an internal space for seated dining. There are TVs in the main saloon area, along with a built-in karaoke system.

Max guest: 65

Price: AUD 790 onwards per hour


Barefoot Blue

Those looking for hiring a boat in Sydney must avail the Barefoot Blue, a stunning modern boat which has recently been added to the fleet. The boat is perfect for all kinds of medium-sized parties, from anniversaries and birthdays, to small get-togethers as well as social proposals. The boat boasts of a comfortable indoor lounge, with a rear deck which offers great access to the water. The galley in the boat is fully equipped with a fridge, ice boxes and BBQ facilities.

Max guest: 70

Price: AUD 750 onwards per hour

Aussie Magic

Another popular boat available with the Sydney Boat Rental is the Aussie Magic. This luxury vessel has an open plan interior and large outdoor deck, complete with a retractable roof, with a capacity to accommodate up to 140 guests. This boat is best known for its large windows which offer stunning views of the Sydney Harbour. There is also a retractable Targa roof on the boat, which is perfect to soak in the sunlight and moonlight throughout the day. 

Max guest: 140

Price: AUD 795 onwards per hour


If you wish to rent a boat in Sydney, try the Eclipse, which has recently been remodelled, and now has new carpets, floorboards as well as a dancefloor. There are several entertainment areas inside as well as on the outer decks of the boat, making it popular to host corporate events as well as weddings. Other features of Eclipse include a spacious front deck, sheltered outer decks, as well as a separate lounge area and dining spaces. 

Max guest: 240

Price: AUD 900 onwards per hour


You cannot think of a harbour party and not look at Fusion, which is a modern catamaran, that has been recently added to the fleet of charter boats in the city. Complete with modern amenities like integrated plasma screens, top deck with 360 degree views as well as 2 bars, Fusion also has 4 other outdoor decks, and can easily accommodate 400 guests at a time. The boat also has 2 dance floors, changing rooms, and DJ booths.

Max guest: 400

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People Also Ask About Sydney

  1. How much does it cost to rent a boat in Sydney?

    The cost to rent a boat varies depending on which boat you are renting. If you are taking a standard boat then the cost is around AUD 350- AUD 1220, luxury boats would cost around AUD 450- AUD 3200, and party boats would cost around AUD 650- AUD 2500. The costing would be based on a per person basis.
  2. Can you drink alcohol on a boat in Sydney?

    Yes, you can drink alcohol on a boat in Sydney. While most private boats have alcohol on board, some boats also allow you to bring your own alcoholic beverages with you on the tour.
  3. Which are some of the best boats to rent in Sydney for parties?

    Some of the best boats available with a Sydney Boat Rental for parties include the MV Spectre, Cavok, MV Salute, Amber, Lynx, MV Ocean Blue, Birchgrove, EB2, Seascape, Perfect Day, Woorabinda, Top Up, Enigma X, Seaduction, Seaduced, Platinum, Free Spirit, Top Notch, and Seabird Seven, among others.
  4. How much does it cost to hire a boat for a party?

    When planning to hire a boat for a party, you can expect to spend anywhere between AUD 350 or INR 18,447 per hour to AUD 2,800 or INR 1,47,581 per hour. The cost depends upon the type of boat you hire, the number of hours you hire the boat for as well as the total number of guests who will be on board during the tour.
  5. Which boats are best for swimming?

    Some of the boats in Sydney that are best for swimming include the Rockfish II, Woorabinda, Pearl, Cheeky Monkey, Karisma, Prometheus, Platinum, Lynx, MV Ocean Blue, Sydney Seabird, Aquila 44, Hiilani, Dreamtime Girl and more.
  6. What is included in the boat hire only price?

    The boat hire only price includes the price of hiring the boat (on a per hour basis), a skipper as well as the fuel required for the tour. If you have put in a special request of cruising outside the borders of the Sydney Harbour, this price will also include additional costs of the extra fuel. Besides that, the fees of the wharf, food and bar services, as well as decorations and other personal expenses are not included in the boat hire only price and chargeable extra.
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