Boat Hire in Sydney Harbour

Sydney is a city simply made for boat hire, with stunning beaches and bays to explore and iconic landmarks dotted around Sydney Harbour. The Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge provide the perfect backdrop for unforgettable on-water events, all just a stone's throw from the city and its lively atmosphere.

When it comes to boat hire in Sydney, Floatspace has something for all budgets, tastes and experiences. Whether you're booking a private luxury yacht or a budget-friendly charter boat, hiring a boat is a special way to make the most of one of the most beautiful harbours of the world, right here in Australia.

Boat hire in Sydney Harbour for any budget, for any occasion

Sydney Harbour turns on the charm for any party, birthday, engagement, wedding, business event, hens party, bucks party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve cruise or other special events worth seeing from the water, like Vivid Sydney. With industry qualified captain and crew included on your Floatspace boat, you can just sit back and enjoy the 360-degree views.

Sydney Harbour boat hire is quick, easy and convenient with Floatspace. For small boat hires, you might pay as little as $350 an hour and split it among a group of friends or family so you can have a slice of the Sydney boat life with great value. You may choose to BYO food and drink, book a boat with a BBQ on board, or go for a fully catered option.

For medium or large-sized groups, you might want to book a food and drinks package in advance so you can clink your champagne under the Harbour Bridge and just enjoy the sights and sounds around you. You might even want to go for gold and book one of Floatspace’s verified Luxe superyachts with 5-star catering, exceptional service and options for both cocktail and sit-down dinner functions. Luxe superyacht rentals can cost upwards of $3000 per hour, and are regularly used for weddings and business events that have a genuine 'wow' factor.

If you're searching for boat hire in Sydney for kids and families, couples or groups, you'll find various options to suit your needs, whether you want a boat with inflatable toys or a boat with a great audio-visual system.

Floatspace boats are set up so you have everything you need on board for the perfect event or boat party. Most of the Sydney boats have BlueTooth stereo systems so you can connect your favourite playlist and enjoy those sweet sounds while laying on a sun lounge or having a drink on a sun deck. If you're organising event on the water, various boats allow for a DJ and have dance floor spaces.

Things to do in Sydney by boat

Sailing Sydney Harbour is an experience that appeals to both locals and visitors alike. From the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House to protected bays and swimming spots, there are so many things to do and sights to see. Sydney has it all - beaches, national parks, fine dining, diving, whale watching, extreme sports, festivals, and ideal boat weather all year round.

The beauty about Sydney is just how close everything is. You might take an action-packed excursion from Circular Quay to Manly on a power boat for a half day (4-hour boat hire is just one popular option), or you might slow it down for a relaxing sail on a private yacht along Sydney's Eastern Suburbs for a whole day. Who needs the hustle and bustle (and parking meters) of Bondi Beach when you've got a private yacht anchored off Parsley Bay or Camp Cove?

Floatspace boats can pick up and drop off from a variety of Sydney wharf locations, such as Walsh Bay Wharf, King St Wharf Darling Harbour, Balmain East Wharf, Star City Casino Wharf and Rose Bay Wharf. Once you're out on the water, you'll feel like the city is a world away...

Sunset cruises, dinner cruises, champagne sailing - Sydney is your glamorous playground for a boating experience to remember.

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