The Best New Years Eve Boat Hire in Sydney Harbour

Cruise along the Harbour with the the best New Years Eve boat hire Sydney, Eastcoast Sailing!

Eastcoast sailing New Years Eve boat hire Sydney

The clock strikes midnight, it’s the most-awaited moment at every New Year’s Eve event, and simultaneously fireworks burst across the sky. People hug, kiss, and hold hands while they admire Sydney Harbour’s pyrotechnic spectacular! With a glass of bubbly in hand and a centre stage view of Sydney’s celebrations, you can experience the magic of Sydney’s New Years Eve.

Sydney’s New Years Eve is one of largest and most popular free events in the world. As such, crowds build steadily from about midday. In fact, NYE Harbour Cruising is one topic that gets a huge amount of questions on the TripAdvisor Sydney forum. There are many great parks, foreshores, and venues on both sides of the Harbour to view the fireworks. However, it is important to know that the city is very crowded on NYE. Think road closures and busy public transport. Be prepared to spend the best part of the day in the sun waiting to get a good spot. At many viewing areas you can bring your own food, but most do not allow you to bring your drinks. Instead, many sell them at inflated prices inside some of the sites.

The following 5 reasons are sure to convince you that New Years Eve Boat Hire is the way to go.

Enjoy Luxury on the Go

Our luxury boat hire boasts all the luxuries of the most upscale hotels – more in many cases – and they’re yours to enjoy as you relish the beautiful views of the city’s skyline, the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and the gorgeous Harbour. We have a fabulous selection of yachts, catamarans and motor boats available for New Years Eve boat hire in Sydney.

Get Treated Like Royalty

For the entire duration of your journey, crew members will serve your every need, whether it’s a delicious evening cocktail or a platter of fruit for daytime snacking. Our boats cater for a range of guests for up to 35 guests on some catamarans. There are luxury options available with a huge deck space or dancing area and available BBQs, as well as all inclusive dinner cruises.

Cherish Moments with the People You Love

By chartering a private boat, you can embark on a luxurious adventure with the people you cherish – and them alone. Why not be immersed in the best New Years Eve Boat Party Sydney? At Eastcoast Sailing you will capture breathtaking picture with the people you cherish. Rest assured; people will be taken back by your photos of both the 9pm and 12 pm fireworks, the perfect photo op!

Learn Something New

Our chartered yachts come with experienced and friendly skippers who love to tell people about the beauty and history of the stunning city of Sydney. Of course, they’ll leave you alone when you want to enjoy privacy with the family, but they’re always ready to assist when you have questions, requests, or just want a casual conversation with somebody who knows about the area.

Stress-Free Private Function

Convenience when it truly matters. A New Years Eve boat hire, whether you choose private boat charters or NYE Harbour Cruise ticketed functions, we take the stress away from hosting a function at your home or organising a night out on the town. There is no need to worry about finding a car park and you also avoid expensive parking fees and fines. Our vessels also have self catering food and beverage options, giving you flexibility and choice to create the evening of your dreams. Or if you prefer something bigger and all inclusive, we have some of the best function boats offering delicious on board catering, quality beer, wine and champagne flowing freely all night long. Live music, DJs and dancing of course!

So what are you waiting for? 

new years eve boat hire

Join more than one million people gathered around Sydney Harbour to ring in the new year with one of the best new years eve boat hire in Sydney. Eastcoast Sailing is a high-class New Years Eve Boat Hire provider in Sydney, helping you throw an unforgettable New Years Eve Boat Party. Contact Us today to secure your private boat hire or tickets for New Years Eve 2018.

The Ultimate Christmas Party Cruise Hire

Experience Eastcoast Sailing’s Christmas Party Cruise Hire on Sydney Harbour!

Host a Christmas party this year that is unique and memorable for clients, and shows staff your appreciation. While it’s tempting to book the same restaurant as last year, a Christmas Party Cruise Hire in Sydney provides all the luxury of fine dining, but you’ll enjoy it with the sparkling backdrop of the Sydney Harbour. Christmas Party Boat Hire caters to parties of all sizes with options for different times of day and an exciting range of food and refreshment menus. Let’s break it down so you can see why a boat hire in Sydney will make your 2018 Christmas party stand out.

Sydney Christmas Party Cruise Hire

Unbeatable Harbour location

Christmas parties often take place in noisy restaurants or venues. If you’re lucky, it might have a nice view out a window. Imagine taking your staff and clients right out onto the cool, dazzling waters of the Sydney Harbour. The Christmas party cruise will pick up your party from a choice of several different locations, including King Street Wharf. We will whisk you away to enjoy the afternoon, or sunset, beneath the magnificent Harbour Bridge and iconic Sydney Opera house.

Christmas Party Cruise Hire Sydney

Impressive Menu Selection

Now that the stunning backdrop for your Christmas party is sorted, you’ll want to make sure that the refreshments don’t pale in comparison. An elegant menu and sophisticated drink list goes a long way. It shows your clients how important their business is to you, and it’s a nice way to thank your staff for a year of hard work.

Sydney Christmas party cruise dining

Whether you’re looking for a Christmas party cruise hire for lunch, dinner, or a tasteful cocktail setting; appropriate menu selections are available. Depending on the desired ambiance of the event, you may opt for a casual buffet style menu. Or perhaps a formal sit-down dinner is more suitable. Some events require an adventurous list of stand-up cocktails and an array of snacks that allow guests to mingle at their leisure. Whatever the choice, seafood menus are always on offer for a Christmas party cruise in Sydney. We all know there is nothing more fitting for a warm, seaside, Christmas celebration!

boat hire party cruise drinks Sydney

High quality beer, wine, and champagne packages are available and many vessels also have the option to upgrade to spirits. Soft drinks and juices are available for guests who don’t drink alcohol. Get in touch and we’ll walk you through the options.

Caters to all party sizes

Sydney is booming with businesses of all shapes and sizes, and none should be excluded from the chance to host a Christmas party to remember. Our Sydney Christmas party cruise hire packages are suitable for all group sizes. We have smaller boats for small corporate teams, perfect for more intimate Christmas party events. For large functions of over 300 guests, we have an incredible range of boats, charters, yachts and catamarans. All of which are sure to wow your guests.

Christmas party cruise Sydney hire

Christmas Party Cruise Hire Options and Extra Perks

The Coast Christmas Cruise can accommodate for up to 140 guests, perfect for a corporate Christmas party cruise. This four hour vessel hire includes:

  • Our Silver Buffet menu with a premium beer and wine beverage package,
  • All wharf fees,
  • Your very own set of wait staff for the event.

The Aussie Magic Christmas Cruise is a four-hour private charter that accommodates up to 100 guests. This Christmas party cruise hire includes:

  • Either a Canape and Buffet menu or simply canapes alone for a more casual event,
  • Beverage package with local beer and wine (red, white, and sparkling) and non-alcoholic options such as juices and soft drink,
  • Beautiful white table linen adds a 5-star touch and Christmas decorations are done for you,
  • This option also includes a surround sound system and a microphone for those making speeches or having a boogie!

Sydney Eastcoast Sailing Christmas cruise party hire

The MV Sydney Christmas Cruise is also a four-hour cruise for up to 185 guests. We offer a choice for either a Clifton Garden Cocktail menu or Rushcutters buffet. Both options include the Diamond Beverage package. This cruise features your very own DJ and party lights. Ideal for corporations who like to get their groove on. Plus, your guests will enjoy Christmas decorations plus themed bon bons.

 

The choices go on and on! You can view the comprehensive list of Sydney Boat hire options here. 

We’re confident that you’ll find the perfect Sydney cruise hire for your Christmas party this year. Check out our expansive list of Christmas party cruises here. Contact Eastcoast Sailing Events Managers to host a first class Christmas Party cruise. Make this Christmas a memorable one!

Top Reasons To Hire An Overnight Private Boat Charter

Overnight Private Boat Charter Sydney

If you usually stay in a hotel or Airbnb, why not consider hiring an overnight private boat charter in Sydney for a night to remember. Eastcoast Sailing has a number of boats available for your unique getaway, including high end luxury boats to hire, sailing yacht charters and motor cruises that cater for between 2-16 guests. Your whole experience will be stress-free. All you have to do is meet us at a harbour wharf during check-in time which is typically from 3-5pm. A Skipper will pick you and your guests up, and take you around the harbour on a pleasant 2 hour twilight cruise to see the sights of Sydney. After securely mooring the boat at a lovely bay on the harbour or a marina berth, your Skipper will leave you to relax and enjoy your evening onboard your private boat charter on Sydney wharf. Your Skipper will then meet you at 9am the next day when it is time to disembark from your adventure. However, on some of our larger luxury vessels, the Skipper may stay in a separate cabin during your overnight cruise.

A Romantic Escape

Sydney overnight private boat charter romantic

An overnight private boat charter in Sydney is perfect for a romantic escape with your loved one. If you are having trouble thinking of what to get your significant other for their next birthday or anniversary gift, then surprise them with an overnight boat hire Sydney Harbour experience. Pop open a bottle of champagne and take in all the spectacular city lights of Sydney Harbour together. Most of our boats have bluetooth stereos so you can pick a romantic playlist to set the mood.

Stress-Free Private Function

An overnight private boat charter cruise takes the stress away from hosting a function at your home or organising a night out on the town. There is no need to worry about finding a car park and you also avoid expensive parking fees and fines. Hiring a boat in Sydney also provides you with total convenience, eliminating any anxiety over a party bus being late or hired staff not turning up. Everything will be prepared for you when you arrive to depart and wait staff can even be booked to serve your guests. Another big benefit is not having to think about how you’re going to get home at the end of the night. Organising functions on a Sydney private boat charter with cabins means you can dance and celebrate and guests can head to bed as early or late as they want to.

Enjoy the sunset and sunrise from a different perspective

Sydney overnight private boat charter Sunset

Ensure your phone is charged or bring your camera along to get that insta-worthy shot as you watch a stunning sunset or sunrise from your overnight private boat charter in Sydney. Sit on the deck for a prime spot to take in the wonderful colours of the sun on its way down and way up from a unique viewpoint along the Sydney Harbour. If you aren’t a morning person or you partied a bit too hard the night before, you’ll at least have got to see the sunset during your 2 hour cruise of the harbour the previous evening.

Hiring an overnight private boat charter in Sydney means you have time to do as much or as little as you want during the day. Contact us today to book!

What To Wear On A Cruise

So, you’ve hired a sailing yacht to cruise the waters of the iconic Sydney Harbour – great! Now the question is: what to wear on a cruise to make your Sydney yacht hire adventure as memorable as possible, while being stylish and comfortable at the same time?

What To Wear On A Cruise Sydney

Before you start to panic, we can promise you that your yacht charter Sydney experience will be unforgettable regardless of your choice of clothing. However, for your own comfort and safety, we do have a few “what to wear on a cruise” recommendations that we think every passenger can benefit from. Because, while it might be tempting to get dressed up in your most luxurious ensemble, our flashiest clothing items are often not the most practical. Please leave the 6-inch heels at home!

Here we provide a few tips to follow on what to wear on a cruise of the Sydney Harbour so that you are able to find the perfect balance between boat appropriate attire, feeling comfortable and looking stylish.

Opt For Soft-soled Non-marking Footwear

Get your sea legs ready by opting for sensible footwear. Due to the fact that many of our Sydney boat charters and yacht rentals feature smooth deck surfaces, we strongly advise against wearing high heels and shoes with hard soles. This type of footwear offers little traction, can be potentially dangerous should you happen to lose your footing and may damage our boats, yachts and catamarans. Instead, choose comfortable, soft-soled non-marking shoes with plenty of grip. Wearing the right type of shoes is a very important part of boating etiquette. In particular, don’t wear shoes with black soles because they mark the deck.

Some examples of suitable footwear include:

  • Boat shoes
  • Tennis shoes
  • Soft-soled sandals
  • Sailing boots
  • Sneakers
  • Non-marking indoor shoes

Want to feel the wind between your toes? It is okay to be barefoot in some areas on our boats, but do keep in mind that there are hazards on board that you could potentially stub your toes on. As such, we request that you exercise caution when moving about without shoes.

Wear Comfortable Clothes That Don’t Restrict Movement

Similar to your choice of footwear, when thinking about what to wear on a cruise in terms of your outfit, you’ll want to wear clothes that are at least as functional as they are stylish. Loose-fitting items are a safe bet, as they allow you to move about the boat easily. With Sydney’s unpredictable weather in mind, we also recommend bringing a windproof jacket and layering up so that you can adjust to changing weather conditions. Keep in mind that it’s usually a couple degrees cooler at sea than it is on land, so err on the side of caution and wrap up slightly more snug than you think is necessary.

What To Wear On A Cruise Clothes

Swimming?

If you’re lucky enough to be cruising the harbour on a hot day, it can be very tempting to go for a refreshing dip to cool off. We can arrange for your yacht skipper to stop at a lovely  harbour bay for a swim, please bring your own towel and swimmers. A towel is also useful for those wanting to lay on the decks.

What To Wear On A Cruise To Be Sun Smart

What To Wear On A Cruise Sunny

You should also be thinking about what to wear on a cruise to be sun safe, which is an often overlooked aspect of boat safety. No matter the time of year, you’ll want to make sure you’re well protected from the sun during your Sydney yacht hire cruise. You won’t be able to enjoy all the sights of Sydney Harbour without a pair of sunglasses so don’t forget to pack your shades. Even on cloudy days UV rays can reflect from the water and burn your skin so a hat, long-sleeved shirt or pants and sunscreen are essential. Out on the water strong gusts of wind can occur at any time so make sure your hat fits properly and remember to apply SPF throughout the day so you don’t disembark the boat looking like a tomato.

Other items

  • Camera
  • Smart phone for enjoying your own music (most yachts have Bluetooth connection to a sound system)
  • Bag (the bigger the better for bringing along things such as a book, snacks, towel and change of clothing)

Looking to charter a yacht and cruise the waters of Sydney Harbour? Make a booking enquiry today and we will assist you with all your Sydney yacht hire needs.

Why Sydney Harbour Raft Up Parties Are A Summertime Must Do

Does floating on an inflatable flamingo, relaxing in the sun and hanging out with friends sound like your type of fun? Then a raft-up party on the Sydney Harbour is an absolute summer must. Whether it’s for a birthday, Hens party or just because it’s Saturday, raft up parties are an excellent way to spend a summer day. Boat Hire Sydney experiences are our expertise, so you can expect nothing but the best with us.

Raft Up Parties

Grab 20 – 30 of your closest friends for a catamaran hire for an unforgettable day on Sydney Harbour. Board your skippered catamaran and head to a quiet corner of Sydney Harbour to start off your day of festivities. Catamarans join up to form a circle and drop anchor for the afternoon. The great thing about our party boat hire is that you don’t have to worry about set up and anchoring – Eastcoast Sailing does the hard work for you! All you need to worry about is relaxing and having a good time.

Once anchored, jump in with your inflatable raft and the party starts! Soon you’ll be surrounded by inflatable unicorns, chairs and probably a blow-up mattress or two. Float along in the sunshine with your friends or make your way to the DJ boat to meet new friends and dance to the music. Speaking of music, no need to organise your own speakers – the DJ boat provides party music all day long.

Feeling hungry? Head back to your boat to start the BBQ and grab lunch with your friends. Don’t forget to BYO enough food and drink to share – you don’t want to run out before the end of the day.

Check out a raft-up party to experience a full day of swimming, sunbathing, and dancing with friends. It’s a must-do for a summertime boat party.

For your party needs, Eastcoast Sailing provides the best boat hire Sydney experience. Contact us today for a catamaran hire or party boat hire in Sydney.

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6 Reasons to Have a Hens or Bucks Party on a Charter

If the planning of your friend’s bucks or hen party has been tasked to you, then you have a lot of responsibility on your hands. All the typical party options for hen and buck parties are too average, as you want to give your friend a night that they will remember for the rest of their life.

What better way to achieve this is than hiring a yacht? There are many reasons why choosing a yacht for such an important party is a great choice, as it is a unique and ambitious way to make everyone’s night memorable. See why having a charter for your hen or buck party is absolutely the way to go!

  1. A Yacht Provides Absolute Convenience. You don’t have to worry about a party bus being late or hired staff not showing up. You go to the dock and everything is prepared for you. You won’t have to drive around to multiple locations in one night; everything you’ll need can be on the boat if you want it. In many cases, you can book a wait staff as well to serve you and your guests. Once you’ve booked the boat, everything is set. You can just sit back and relax, knowing that your friend will enjoy their hen or buck party.
  1. Parking Is Not a Problem. An oft overlooked benefit of renting a yacht is that there is no need for parking. One of the most frustrating things about a night out on the town is parking. Car parks around clubs are often full, small, and expensive. And you usually end up having to drive around for a while to find a spot. When you’re on the water, parking isn’t an issue and the “club” is the yacht itself.
  1. The Party Ends When You Want It To. When you’re out celebrating your best friend’s hen or buck party, you want the flexibility to end the party according to your preference. Luckily a yacht can often accommodate all your needs, letting you and your mates dance and celebrate for hours. It is important to be aware that for hen and buck parties, overnight stays aren’t possible due to the volume of people on-board. But with the prospect of renting a yacht for a minimum of 3 to 4 hours and having a completely tailored experience, is there any other choice? Nope!
  1. Chances of Getting in Trouble Are Lowered. One of the biggest advantages of renting a yacht for your hen or buck party is that everything is contained in a space. It’s a space that you can’t simply walk out of since it’s on the water. This security ensures that you don’t have to worry about your party guests getting too out of control, and the safety of you and your friends is ensured. Just remember to not get completely out-of-hand. You’re just renting the boat; you don’t own it.
  1. A Lot of Yachts Come with Special Amenities. There are many boat services that go above and beyond just renting out their fleet. As said before, you can get special perks included into your rental (for an extra fee). You can hire the boat hire company’s wait staff, which usually charges for every four hours or so. You may also be able to get catering from the company. Some even offer a BYO service and contain many special features for your friends to enjoy. 
  1. Day time fun options. Who says that a hen or buck party has to only be at night? Start off by dropping anchor during the day. Enjoy a day of swimming, sun bathing, and lunch with your friends before partaking in other festivities in the evening. With a charter hire, you can also opt for an adventure buck or hen party with sailing. You can even indulge in regatta racing by hiring two sailing yachts for competitions between your party. Regardless of how you want your day to go, day time charter hire is the ultimate way to have fun in a unique way! 

Make It a Night to Remember 

A boat cruise through Sydney is the perfect way to celebrate the bonding of two people in love. Our team at Eastcoast Sailing can help make your friend’s hen or buck party one that they’ll never forget. We have a wide selection of yachts that can fit your needs, and we offer catering and drinks as an option for many of our ships. We let you customise everything: your party times, what add-ons you want, and what boat is perfect for you.

You can view all the Hens party cruise options here. . Whether you’re planning a huge party with all the friends and family or just a small gathering, we have what you’re looking for.

7 Corporate Events You Should Consider Renting a Yacht For

Boats are an expensive investment for someone to make, yet they are great to utilise in many events. Luckily, there are now companies that let you rent or charter a boat out, so you don’t have to deal with all the disadvantages that come with owning one.

But remember—not every boat hire company out there is created equal. There are certain characteristics that you have to search for when you’re looking for boats to charter.

What Events They Cater To

Boat hire companies offer a variety of boats that can serve whatever purpose you may need. You can hire a yacht for the fancier events you have planned out. You can get skippered boat charters for viewing the beautiful sights around Sydney. You can also hire a boat for important corporate events.

The possibilities in regards to the events you can have on a boat are virtually endless. You can select boats suitable for small groups of 2 or more, up to large number of people, with some vessels catering for over 600 guests. Boats that can carry that many people are ideal for events such as wedding receptions and large corporate events.

Those that carry several hundred people can be perfect venues for smaller weddings and corporate events. Other boats are more tailored to parties such as hen parties, buck parties, and birthday parties. There are also boats that serve functions that are dedicated to more private events, such as families that are going sightseeing and a day out with friends.

You want to ensure that the boat hire company you choose has the fleet capacity you’re looking for and is fit for the type of event that you’re hosting.

To ensure your function is truly fantastic, you also have the option to hire an event manager. This takes the stress of party-planning off your shoulders and means you can enjoy your event in peace! 

The Price of the Boats They Offer 

A big factor to what kind of boat you get is your budget. Most boat companies charge their rates by the hour, and they typically have a maximum amount of hours that you can use the boat. The price ranges from about $400 to well over $1000 based on your needs and the amount of time you have.

For those wanting to keep a boat overnight, expect to pay even more money (add on a few more thousand dollars). Before setting your heart on a particular boat, be sure that you’re positive to calculate the number of guests and the amount of time you’ll be using it. Double check to ensure these figures fit within your budget.

The Speed, Guest Capacity, and Number of Cabins on the Boat 

While you’re taking into account guest capacity, there are other features that you should consider when looking at a boat hire company. Make sure you consider the size of the outdoor cockpit area, as well as the size of the indoor saloon.  If you are staying overnight, you need to consider the number of cabins you have on the boat. The number of cabins will most likely not reflect the number of guests you have for your party, so you’re going to have to be selective about who you want to spend the night with you.

If you are looking for a smaller boat that can be used for smaller parties, you may want to inquire about the speed of the vehicle. Many of these companies also come with BYO options with a fee for amenities, and they even offer wait staff for your guests for a set number of hours.

The Type of Boat

The big decision you need to make is the type of boat. Broadly speaking, you need to choose between a sailing monohull yacht, a sailing / cruising catamaran, a motor cruiser, or a larger function vessel. You want to look into any other additional charges such as wharf fees that you could incur while you are in possession of the boat.  You may want to ride in style and luxury, or you may want to keep it as simple as possible. It’s all up to you. 

Get a Boat Today 

Whether you’re visiting Australia for holiday or are a resident Aussie, you can experience the adventure of treading water for an affordable price (when compared to buying a boat). Our fleet of boats at Eastcoast Sailing can be perfect for whatever event you may have in mind, including but not limited to small gatherings, corporate events, and large weddings.

At https://eastcoastsailing.com.au/,  we have boats that range in size from relatively small to extra-large, basic through to exquisite luxury. You can choose one of our simple ferries or you can splurge for a charter boat that is luxurious and made for special events. You can have any type of party you wish aboard one of our boats including birthday parties and hen parties as well as buck parties. When you choose us, you’re in for a fun day of cruising around the harbour.

What to Look in a Boat Hire Company in Sydney

Boats are an expensive investment for someone to make, yet they are great to utilise in many events. Luckily, there are now companies that let you rent or charter a boat out, so you don’t have to deal with all the disadvantages that come with owning one.

But remember—not every boat hire company out there is created equal. There are certain characteristics that you have to search for when you’re looking for boats to charter.

What Events They Cater To 

Boat hire companies offer a variety of boats that can serve whatever purpose you may need. You can hire a yacht for the fancier events you have planned out. You can get skippered boat charters for viewing the beautiful sights around Sydney. You can also hire a boat for important corporate events.

The possibilities in regards to the events you can have on a boat are virtually endless. You can select boats suitable for small groups of 2 or more, up to large number of people, with some vessels catering for over 600 guests. Boats that can carry that many people are ideal for events such as wedding receptions and large corporate events.

Those that carry several hundred people can be perfect venues for smaller weddings and corporate events. Other boats are more tailored to parties such as hen parties, buck parties, and birthday parties. There are also boats that serve functions that are dedicated to more private events, such as families that are going sightseeing and a day out with friends.

You want to ensure that the boat hire company you choose has the fleet capacity you’re looking for and is fit for the type of event that you’re hosting.

To ensure your function is truly fantastic, you also have the option to hire an event manager. This takes the stress of party-planning off your shoulders and means you can enjoy your event in peace! 

The Price of the Boats They Offer 

A big factor to what kind of boat you get is your budget. Most boat companies charge their rates by the hour, and they typically have a maximum amount of hours that you can use the boat. The price ranges from about $400 to well over $1000 based on your needs and the amount of time you have.

For those wanting to keep a boat overnight, expect to pay even more money (add on a few more thousand dollars). Before setting your heart on a particular boat, be sure that you’re positive to calculate the number of guests and the amount of time you’ll be using it. Double check to ensure these figures fit within your budget.

The Speed, Guest Capacity, and Number of Cabins on the Boat 

While you’re taking into account guest capacity, there are other features that you should consider when looking at a boat hire company. Make sure you consider the size of the outdoor cockpit area, as well as the size of the indoor saloon.  If you are staying overnight, you need to consider the number of cabins you have on the boat. The number of cabins will most likely not reflect the number of guests you have for your party, so you’re going to have to be selective about who you want to spend the night with you.

If you are looking for a smaller boat that can be used for smaller parties, you may want to inquire about the speed of the vehicle. Many of these companies also come with BYO options with a fee for amenities, and they even offer wait staff for your guests for a set number of hours.

The Type of Boat

The big decision you need to make is the type of boat. Broadly speaking, you need to choose between a sailing monohull yacht, a sailing / cruising catamaran, a motor cruiser, or a larger function vessel. You want to look into any other additional charges such as wharf fees that you could incur while you are in possession of the boat.  You may want to ride in style and luxury, or you may want to keep it as simple as possible. It’s all up to you. 

Get a Boat Today 

Whether you’re visiting Australia for holiday or are a resident Aussie, you can experience the adventure of treading water for an affordable price (when compared to buying a boat). Our fleet of boats at Eastcoast Sailing can be perfect for whatever event you may have in mind, including but not limited to small gatherings, corporate events, and large weddings.

At https://eastcoastsailing.com.au/,  we have boats that range in size from relatively small to extra-large, basic through to exquisite luxury. You can choose one of our simple ferries or you can splurge for a charter boat that is luxurious and made for special events. You can have any type of party you wish aboard one of our boats including birthday parties and hen parties as well as buck parties. When you choose us, you’re in for a fun day of cruising around the harbour.

Australia Day 2018

The 2018 Australia Day Celebrations on and around Sydney Harbour were fun, engaging and exciting. The activities and entertainment started with a 8 am Harbour swim and rolled continuously through the day till the late evening fire works.

The centre stage of Sydney Harbour Australia day festivities was the Naval Warship that was hovering off the Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay. Helicopter fly-bys wowed the crowd, that was only upstaged by the low flying screaming fighter jets buzzing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and up the harbour to Manly and Bondi.

The aboriginal smoking ceremony was held on the west side of Circular quay and was quite moving thinking about the natives of this land for 50,000 years before English settlement. The Smoke Ceremony wards off evil spirits.

One crowd favourite, which held in front of the big warship and the Opera House was the yacht and tug ballet. Choreographed to classical music, the 10 yachts with main sails up, tacked and gybed and sailed in unison, whist the tugs pirouetted and made their own synchronized moves.

There was the annual best dressed boat competition showing much creativity with flags, banners and crazy blow up animals.

There were literally hundreds and hundreds of boats cruising Sydney Harbour to get close to all these festivities. Eastcoast Sailing had a large number of our hire boats and charter yachts enjoying the great day on the harbour. After watching many of the events n the harbour, our charter boats then cruised off and dropped anchor at a lovely beach for a cool drink and a swim.

The evening was capped off the fabulous fireworks display at Circular Quay.

What a fantastic day on the water for Australia Day 2018.

10 Facts about the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney, Australia’s most populous and arguably most impressive city, attracts tourists in their masses from all over the globe. With its sprawling beaches, stunning skyline, world-class cuisine and diverse shopping opportunities, Sydney is the perfect tourist destination for families, backpackers and surfers alike. However, regardless of who you are or why you’re visiting, some hotspots just can’t be missed.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks and a location that plays host to festivals, New Year celebrations and much more. However, even though the majority of tourists come here just for the spectacular view, most people remain largely unaware of its interesting history.

At Eastcoast Sailing, we give people the chance to relish the sight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the deck of a luxurious chartered boat, yacht or catamaran. We believe that Sydney yacht hire represents the best way to observe this iconic masterpiece, whether you just want to take to the waters for an afternoon with the family or stay aboard one of our vessels overnight with your better half.

We welcome you to contact one of our professionals to learn more about the Sydney boat charter service we offer, and you can feel confident that our experienced guides will inform you of the Harbour Bridge’s significance in Australia’s history. However, to give you a taste of what to expect from boat hire near Sydney Harbour, we’ve detailed ten lesser-known facts about the bridge below.

Things You Didn’t Know about the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Here are ten interesting and mostly unknown facts about the Sydney Harbour Bridge so that you can be the conversation starter the next time you’re in the area:

  1. The Sydney Harbour Bridge wasn’t included in the annual New Year celebrations until 1996 despite being built in 1932. For the last two decades, the Harbour Bridge has been one of the main focal points of the festivities thanks to being the site of an extravagant fireworks show.
  2. Sydney’s current population is just over 4 million, making it the nation’s most-populous city, but that figure is dwarfed by the 6 million rivets alone that were required to construct the Harbour Bridge.
  3. It cost 4.2 million pounds to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and it took 55 years for that investment to pay off. Nowadays, 4.2 million pounds is equal to around $69.9 million.
  4. Although not the longest, the Harbour Bridge is the largest steel arch bridge on Earth, with a length equalling 23 swimming pools and a weight of approximately 9,600 Asian elephants.
  5. Its design is focused just as much on style as it as functionality. 272,000 litres of paint were required just for the first three layers, and the four pylons on either side of the bridge serve as nothing more than decorative features.
  6. Some would say that the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a birthplace of legends. Paul Hogan, who made a global name for himself by playing Crocodile Dundee, worked as a rigger on the bridge before entering the world of showbiz.
  7. It took an astonishing amount of labour to construct the Harbour Bridge over the best part of a decade. 1,400 men helped build one of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks, and, sadly, the task claimed the lives of 16 workers.
  8. Sydney Harbour Bridge is about 134 metres above sea level, though that height varies slightly depending on the time of year. Due to the changing outdoor temperatures, the bridge’s height rises and falls by about 180mm.
  9. The Sydney Harbour Bridge was built to benefit the city, but the cost of its completion came down to more than just money. 800 families were displaced without compensation to make way for the bridge’s construction.
  10. The bridge was completed in 1932, making this year it’s 85th

Without a doubt, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a must-visit landmark in Sydney, Australia’s largest city and most popular tourist destination. However, making the most of your time in Sydney means knowing where and how to witness the best views of the bridge and its surrounding sights.

What’s the Best Way to See Sydney Harbour Bridge?

Most tourists take a look at the Harbour Bridge by eating at one of the city’s many harbourside restaurants, and you can also see it up close by heading to the Sydney Opera House, another one of the city’s most impressive landmarks. However, if you’d rather see the bridge from a place that’s less crowded, you should think about trying something a little different to the norm.

You might enjoy viewing the bridge while walking along the Hermitage Foreshore track with the family, which starts at Bayview Hill Road, stops off at Milk Beach and ends at Nielsen Park. Alternatively, if you’d like a room with a view, you could consider staying at several harbour side Hotels with great views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

However, many people would agree that the best place to capture the sights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from is the harbour, which you can take full advantage of thanks to Sydney Harbour boat rental. Alternatively, you could call us to charter a yacht in Sydney so that you can relax in style while absorbing the views of the city’s most iconic landmark.

Learn More about Boat Hire in Sydney

At Eastcoast Sailing, we offer a range of harbour tours for individual travellers, couples, families and corporate retreats, and our excursions range in duration from a few hours to a couple of nights. Browse our website to learn more about the Sydney boat charter tours we offer, or get in touch with one of our professionals to find out about our tailored excursions.

We want to make sure that everybody can enjoy a unique experience while visiting Sydney, and we guarantee you’ll never forget a tour in a private yacht on the harbour that surround some of the most breathtaking sites in the city. Call us today on 1300 883 023 for more details on boat hire in Sydney.