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Boat hire selection for your Sydney event

Entertaining guests isn’t easy, no matter what the event is. If you’re having your event on land, you could always hire a comedian from to make your event memorable and fun. Your guests will always have a great time if they’re laughing all night. If you want to go one step more, why not hire a boat for your event! Boat hire selection can be a tricky process when there are over 100 boat hire options. Whether you’re planning a large corporate event, a fun yacht sail around Sydney Harbour, a private function on a luxurious boat rental, a party event, or an intimate overnight stay, Eastcoast Sailing has got you covered. Check out the types of vessels we offer below and see which type of boat hire is the right selection for your event.

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Luxury Boat Hire Options

If you’re checking out our list of Boat Hire options, you’ll notice that there are over 30 different vessels to choose from here. Our Sydney Boat Hire selection is the perfect place to start if you’re planning a private function or corporate event to impress.

You might want to browse from the following:

  • MV Seaduced: A 55ft luxury cruiser with outdoor space for up to 22 guests.
  • MV Day by Day: 47ft vessel with a viewing deck and catering options for up to 20 people.
  • Ocean Blue Boat Hire: A smaller cruiser for touring the harbour or stylish function transfers.
  • MV Ghost 1: What a sleek stunning Eurodesign luxury boat- dressed to impress – for up to 36 guests
  • MV Seven Star: For that truly special corporate event or private function, where style and class is everything. First class for up to 90 guests.

Large Function Boats

If you’re planning a large private function or corporate event for 50 -300 guests, we’ve got plenty of function boat options too!

For larger boat hire events hosting up to 800 guests, check out a few options:

  • MV Starship function boat: This boat hire option has incredible value for parties of up to 800 and is the biggest function boat on Sydney Harbour. This is the perfect choice for large corporate and social events and has several catering options available.
  • Bella Vista function boat: This large boat hire is another that suits 800 guests in cocktail style or 350 seated in the ballroom, and is a stylish and elegant choice for wedding ceremonies with large windows and harbour views. It has a commercial kitchen and restaurant style catering available.
  • MV Morpheus: This 66 foot catamaran features three entertaining areas and suits anywhere from 20 to 100 guests. This vessel is perfect for impressing corporate guests with its contemporary design, professional service and catering, fine wine, and spectacular views.
  • MV Starship Aqua Function Boat: Seating 60-300, this boat allows flexibility in setting up the layout, and has full catering options for various parties or wedding receptions.

Check out our comprehensive list of boat hire options and get in touch with us for any questions.

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Catamaran Hire

Looking for a hire option that gives you a bit more space and lots of stability? A Catamaran hire is probably the perfect option for your party. We have both sailing and motor powered catamarans which both have the option of mooring closer to sandy beaches, allowing guests to jump in for a swim. These are great options for both parties and corporate events typically for 20 to 50 guests. Check out a few options:

  • Seawind 1000 Catamaran Charter: Our smallest catamaran for up to 20 guests and is world-acclaimed for its stable, smooth ride. This is a great option for small parties to cruise the harbour and check out Sydney’s beaches.
  • Seawind 1160 Catamaran Charter: This lovely catamaran for up to 30 guests and is perfect for small events to cruise the harbour under sail or motor to cruise the harbour.
  • Catamaran 48 foot: This large, BYO catamaran for 10-40 guests and is an open and spacious vessel with a large foredeck that is perfect for viewing. The all around drop down protects from the wind, and the spacious interior is perfect for relaxed parties. This vessel even comes with two trampolines and plenty of sun baking potential.

To see our full list of Catamaran hire options in Sydney, head over here.

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Sailing Yacht Hire

In our range of skippered Yacht charters and Luxury hire yachts, you will find options for parties, client entertaining, team building sailing regattas, and overnight stays. One of the most memorable aspects of Yacht hire is that guests can choose to participate in sailing the yachts and can learn how to steer the helm, trim the headsail, haul the mainsail, or simply sit back and enjoy their cruise! Check out a few of our Sydney Yacht hire options below:

  • Bavaria 37 Luxury Yacht Hire: This intimate Yacht fits up to 10 people and comes either bare or skippered. This is one of our overnight options that can come with wind and spray protection, three sleeping areas, with dining, lounge, and kitchen areas. If you’ll be there a bit longer, you can also stay at the marina to enjoy Sydney restaurants and shopping. There is a fresh water deck shower and swim platform that drops off the rear.
  • Kaufmann 58 Luxury Yacht Charter: This is a 58 foot, classy, custom built yacht with a fibreglass hull and elegant, 75 foot mast towers and hand-crafted timber-work. This is a great option for regattas and other small parties and events. It fits up to 12 people, plus the crew to keep you cruising.

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A few of our yachts are available for racing and Industry regattas including:

  • Margaret Rintoul V Yacht: This 61 foot racing yacht accommodates 15-17 guests in its elegant and spacious interior and cockpit. It is the perfect option for small corporate events and regattas.
  • Jeanneau 45: This luxurious vessel has beautiful timber decks and comfortable, spacious lounging areas for up to 16 guests, plus the crew. It can be used for racing in regattas, or for a more relaxed day of eating lunch and swimming at the beach.

To see our full list of yacht charter options in Sydney, head over here.

Party Boats

Planning a fun party ? Bucks, hens, birthday? We have some great party boats to select from..

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  • Bundeena Party Boat: This retro timber ferry boat has great value for a party of up to 89 guests and leaves from various wharves around Sydney Harbour.
  • Ferry Function Boats: Heritage ferry boats seating up to 220 guests, perfect for weddings and birthday parties or overnight hens and bucks.
  • Seawind 1160 Resort: Open plan design catamaran for parties on the harbour. A great day boat to drop anchor and swim. Cruise under motor, or hoist the sails.

No matter what event you are planning, we have the right vessel for you. Check out our full range of Yacht hire options, catamaran charters, boat hire. Or contact us and we’ll help you choose the right boat, catamaran, or yacht hire for your special event.

Make this Easter Special with a Boat Hire in Sydney

This year, give your family a special treat by booking a Easter weekend boat hire in Sydney to celebrate this wonderful break. Easter weekend is a vibrant time for getting together and celebrating with your friends and family. From Good Friday to Easter Monday, families across Australia get together to enjoy this long weekend. Autumn in Sydney is perhaps the best time to enjoy Sydney Harbour with fresh Autumn air and the crisp afternoon sun, and the water is still warm.

Eastcoast Sailing Easter Weekend Boat Hire

If you’ve decided to soak up the Sydney sun a bit longer before Winter, you might consider a truly unique idea and host Easter on a Boat Hire in Sydney! Never considered a Party Boat Hire or Private Boat Charter in Sydney before? Perhaps it sounds a bit lavish, and that may be true, but a private function on a boat rental in Sydney is a special way to bring your friends and loved ones together for an outing that they will always remember fondly.

Eastcoast Sailing Easter Weekend Boat Hire

The details:

Boat Hire Size: We have an enormous range of Boats, Catamaran, and Yachts for hire in Sydney and can accommodate for small intimate gatherings, or large Party Boat Hire for hundreds of people!

Pricing for Boat Rentals: Depending on the size of the boat and the nature of the function, Boat Hires in Sydney range from a minimum of 4 hour bookings with price by the hour, or a set price for an entire function. Check out our Boat Hire page to figure out which type of Boat, Yacht or Catamaran rental you’ll need to enjoy the most of Easter weekend in Sydney.

Eastcoast Sailing Easter Weekend Boat Hire

How long to Hire a Boat in Sydney: As mentioned in the section above, some Boat Hires have a three or four hour time minimum. Some Yacht and Catamaran rentals can be arranged for  longer charters. If you’re looking for a lunch on Easter Sunday, you might consider one of the smaller boats and book in for a 4 hour minimum, or keep the fun going into the night! Just let us know what you need.

Boat rental layout: If you’re concerned about too much Sydney sun, or perhaps the odd rainfall, rest assured that most of the Boat Hires we provide in Sydney feature both indoor and outdoor gathering spaces. Some Boat rentals are designed for more outdoor lounging or for cosy indoor parties, so just ask us if you’re not sure which one to pick.


So if you’re looking for a special break this Easter, consider a Boat Hire in Sydney as a unique place to break out those homemade hot cross buns and give your family an Easter to remember.

Take Your Night Out To The Next Level With A Party Boat Hire In Sydney

While Sydney nightlife has taken the hit in recent years and seen club closures and earlier shut down hours, Sydney residents are still out and about looking for a solid party. If you’re planning a big night out with friends, coworkers, or even clients, go for a Party Boat Hire in Sydney and let us create an evening experience that will definitely go down in the history of your most memorable celebrations. Maybe it’s someone’s birthday, maybe you got a new job, or maybe you just want to show your closest friends a really great time. Either way, a Party Boat or Luxury boat hire will be appreciated by all.

East Coast Sailing Party Boat Hire In Sydney

So you’ve decided to plan the ultimate Party Boat Hire in Sydney, but now you need to sort out the details. Whether you’ve got a small, intimate gathering in mind, or a massive dance party with 100 or more acquaintances, we have boats and catering options to accommodate. Read on for some details on what types of boat hire parties we can help you organise!

The highlight information on Party Boat Hire in Sydney:

  • Organise an intimate party for two, or go big and hire a luxury boat for 100 people!
  • Work with our events manager to create a personalised event that represents you and your party boat guests.
  • Beyond the boat hire itself, you can enjoy an array of drinks, food, and many types of music.
  • We’ll set up your Boat Hire with a booming sound system, a DJ and other activities like casino games, laser target shooting and karaoke, just let us know what you and your guests are into.
  • Catering can be selected from a wide range of menu options from finger food, cheese platters and nibbles to formal dining or buffets.
  • We can provide very little to an entire crew, staff, and full catering spread, just let us know what you need.

Besides thinking about what kind of music you want, you’ll also get to decide on what sort of vessel to host your Boat party. You can choose from a luxury Sydney boat hire with a full galley kitchen, a private chef, and your own wait staff, or you can simply go for small bites and cocktails, and mingle amongst yourselves. Different boat hire options have different inclusions and optional extras.

East Coast Sailing Party Boat Hire In Sydney

Options for your Boat hire:

  • Overnight boat hire is a great option that will allow you and your guests to party into the night without any worries about how to get home safely or who will drive the car. You can choose from motor cruises, high end luxury boats and sailing yachts depending on the number of guests. Overnight boat hires usually start with pricing for 2 people, including linen and continental breakfast, plus a per person option for dinner. You can add on extra guests with additional bedding and catering. Overnight boat hires can accommodate anywhere from 2-16 people with only the bare essentials, or, for a truly magical event, go for a full wait staff, catering, and drinks. Check out the overnight boat hire options here.

East Coast Sailing Party Boat Hire In Sydney

  • Catamaran charters are another popular choice for Party Boat hires, especially if you’re planning on having a larger guest list. Catamarans are characteristically more spacious and have a smoother, more stable ride, so they’re perfect for keeping drinks from clinking around on the table and they provide the steadiest dance floor for everyone to get their boogie on. Check out Catamaran Hire options in Sydney here.
  • Another option for your Party Boat event is to choose from our list of luxury boats or skippered yacht charters. These are the best options if you’re trying to make a lasting impression at a corporate event and give your guests a true ‘wow’ experience. These are also perfect for entertaining new and potential clients, or for rewarding your staff members with an elegant night out together. If you don’t have a particular event to celebrate or clients to impress, there’s no reason you can’t simply treat your friends to a wonderful night on the waters of the Sydney Harbour.
East Coast Sailing Party Boat Hire In Sydney

Now that you’ve got your head around what your options are for a Party Boat hire, get in touch today and let’s start dreaming up your perfect Boat Party in Sydney.

Corporate Boat Charters in Sydney For Your The Perfect Business Function

Corporate Boat Charters in Sydney For Your The Perfect Business Function

Bring a bit of excitement back to your business this year and hire one of East Coast Sailings Corporate Boat Charter in Sydney. You will be surprised what it can do for your business and it’s culture!

Sydney Harbour Corporate Boat Charter

Hire a Corporate Boat Charter in Sydney on the Harbour

Unsure of what to do on a yacht? Keep reading for some corporate boat charter ideas.

Christmas parties are the pinnacle of corporate boat charter events in Sydney.  This is a great way to show your appreciation for your employees, and celebrate a fabulous and successful year within the business.

With options of hors-d’oeuvre, sit down meals and free flow alcohol, let this Christmas party be one that no one will forget. Mingle and socialise with colleagues in an environment, that helps form close relationships and strengthen connections ready for the next year.  With closer knit teams, this friendly atmosphere can be conveyed throughout the entire workplace.  The type of boats suitable for a Christmas party mainly depends on the number of guests and the design of the vessel you think would best suit.

Corporate Boat Charter Hire

Private Corporate Boat Charters in Sydney with East Coast Sailing are a way to provide a lively and unforgettable experience.

Hiring a Corporate Boat Charter from Eastcoast Sailing you will find a magnificent fleet to choose from. Packages are available with all yachts which include food and beverage options which can all be found here.

Improve Team Morality – Bland Team Building Activities Don’t Work Anymore.

What better way to get involved in a team building day than having a sailing regatta on the harbour in a Corporate Boat Charter? Instead of in a boring work or meeting room have a team building day onboard. Test leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills, along with bringing out individuals competitive sides with a yacht race. Race against each other in a fun environment where teamwork and cooperation are key factors needed to win. It is the perfect activity in which participants can engage in at any age, gender or fitness level. Boats most suitable for team building activities are yachts, catamarans and motor cruisers.  

Impress Clients & Seal The Deal

Sometimes sealing a deal can be all about impressing a client with luxury and class.  Take your clients on a cruise around whilst discussing your business ventures. Let the harbour experience help with the art of persuasion or invite current clients to maintain your strong business relationship. Boats appropriate for this include the luxury yachts and boats that are suitable for around 10 -50 people.  To find out more information about our luxury yachts and boat charters available search here.

New Product Launch?

Launching a new product is an exciting time, why not match that excitement by launching it on a luxury yacht experience! Create hype for the product whilst cruising through the Harbour, and get this new addition to the business off to a great start! Eastcoast Sailing offers yachts suitable for product launches in a large or more confined setting, take a look.

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Reward Your Employees

Employees are the glue to your business. Without employees, all of the amazing work that occurs throughout the year wouldn’t happen without your amazing team. Maybe you hit a tough budget this week. Maybe your team completed a major project that will reap large benefits. Or maybe you want to organise a sporadic event to keep everyone motivated throughout the year. Hire a Corporate Boat Charter for a period or for the entire day, and take the time to thank your employees. Whether this be an invitation outreach to the particularly high achievers or the whole crew, it will convey the message to your employees that their work is appreciated and they are valued. This is extremely beneficial for the work culture and for employee performance.  

Struggling to keep your business ideas?

Get your team out of their normal way of thinking by getting onto Sydney Harbour! Let the ideas flow as you float on the waves. Moving meetings from land to water is an ever increasing new executive craze. With Corporate Boat Charters providing all of the facilities needed and more to provide a productive and creative meeting or conference. It is no surprise that more and more businesses are undertaking this concept too. With food and beverage packages available with all yachts, you can decide how extravagant or low key you would like your meeting to be.


Boat hire Pittwater: Secret locations to avoid the crowds

Sydney is blessed by having many of the country’s top beaches including Bondi, Coogee, Cronulla and Manly. Not to mention the the beautiful sandy Sydney Harbour beaches like Quarantine Beach, Balmoral Beach, and Athol Bay. Whilst these may be get busy at times, many beaches surrounding the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the area of Pittwater, just 25km north of Sydney Harbour, are a peaceful alternative. A Boat hire Pittwater is the best way to access these beaches. Ensure that you have a relaxing day out by avoiding the crowds with Eastcoast Sailing.     

Here are some of the most secluded spots to sail to as you make your way around Pittwater.

Morning Bay

Morning Bay is home to Towlers Bay beach. This area is a perfect secluded spot to visit with boats moored off the sand flats. The beach itself is 60 meters long and has a shallow shore line ideal for children to play in. Towlers bay was originally named after Bill Toler, a 19th century resident, however, the name was changed to Morning Bay in 1984.  

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Portuguese Beach

Portuguese Beach is an 80 meter long beach located in Portuguese Bay. The beach enjoys calm conditions due to its shelter from the wind. Due to its steep ridges, access to the beach by land is difficult. This makes it a quiet area to sail to and an ideal lunch spot on your tour around Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

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Resolute Beach

If you are a fan of crystal clear water and ideal swimming conditions then visiting Resolute Beach is a must. Access to the beach via the 8km trail is quite difficult which means it is avoided by many tourists. Luckily, the spot is perfect for boat access.     

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Flint and Steel Beach

Whilst this spot can be entered from land, floating in on a Boat hire Pittwater is an ideal way of gaining access. Flint and Steel beach is a largely unknown spot but it is not uncommon to see many people fishing and snorkelling nearby.   

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Hungry Beach

Hungry Beach is a great spot if you like cliffs and caves. Many travellers report it as a good lunch/picnic spot as conditions can be a bit calmer than other beaches in the area. With no form of land access available, you can expect to have the place mostly to yourself.

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Whilst Pittwater contains some more secluded areas, a guide to the areas beaches would not be complete without mentioning The Basin and Great Mackerel Beach.

The Basin

The Basin is a great spot for day trips as the area contains a campground with BBQ facilities, easy access to the national park and plenty of wildlife. The structure of the bay means calm waters ideal for kids to play in. This lagoon like area is therefore also known as a good spot for beginner paddle boarders.


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Great Mackerel Beach

Great Mackerel Beach stretches for 640m making it the largest beach on the western shore. The area is home to a small town of the same name which is home to less than 50 residents. The Beach enjoys calm conditions and there is a centrally located jetty where small boats can be accessed to reach larger boats moored offshore.

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A Boat hire Pittwater is an ideal way to escape the busy nature of Sydney’s mainstream beach locations. Choose from a range of Eastcoast Sailing’s Yacht charter and Catamaran options to explore these hidden gems. Alternatively you can contact Eastcoast Sailing to find what’s best for you.  


Why you should hire a boat for Australia day in Sydney 2019

If there’s one time of year that is good excuse to celebrate, it’s Australia Day. Seeing as it’s Australia’s biggest public holiday, it’s no surprise that there is plenty going on in Sydney to keep you occupied this January 26th. While events are going on all over the city, it’s Sydney Harbour that you’ll want to base yourself as that is where most of the celebrations are held. From the iconic Ferrython to the Australia Day Concert, there are so many reasons to celebrate in Sydney and if you’re worried about fighting for a spot in the crowds, we’ve got you covered – here’s why you should hire a boat for Australia Day in Sydney.

Here at Eastcoast Sailing, we have some fantastic options when it comes to Australia Day boat hire. Whether you’re looking for private yachts and catamarans or you fancy living it up with your friends on one of the many party boats- either way, we’ve got you covered.

Australia Day Boat Hire

Celebrating Australia Day on the water and getting up close to all of the celebrations in Sydney Harbour is the ideal way to spend the day. We have a fantastic range of boats to hire for Australia Day including catamaran rentals and yachts which all come with a professional skipper, so you can sit back, crack open a drink and enjoy the celebrations. After a day like this you might even be tempted to buy your own boat! Before you impulsively splurge on a boat, you should check out a guide on whether you’re in the right position to purchase, supplied by

Party Boat Hire

Alternatively if there is a big group of you, then why not celebrate Australia Day on one of our party boats? We have a range of vessels available for you and your friends to party on with some fantastic packages. Whatever your needs or budget, you’ll be sure to find one of our packages that suits you. Popular choices include: beverages, canapés or buffet, wait staff, surround sound and even a DJ.

What to do on Australia Day in Sydney

As If you needed anymore convincing – here are some of the many perks of renting a boat for Australia Day in Sydney.

Sydney ferrython

The iconic Sydney ferrython is a must do for those visiting the city this Australia Day. The race starts at 11am at which the ferries race from Circular Quay to Shark Island and back. You can watch this race from many spots around the harbour or alternatively, hire one of our boats and then be part of the Sydneython ferry flotilla itself.

Evening fireworks

Imagine watching the Australia Day fireworks with your friends from the comfort of you own yacht – well with one of our boat hires you can do just that. Our skippers can anchor up you boat at many points in the harbour meaning that you can get a fantastic view of the fireworks, without having to fight with the crowds.

Harbour Beaches

If Australia Day means a chance to relax to you, then our Australia Day boat hire gives you the chance to do that. Why not rent one of our yachts and sit back, relax and enjoy a chilled day with family and let us do all the hard work. All of our private hire boats come with skippers who will be happy to anchor you close to the many stunning beaches around Sydney Harbour where you can swim and enjoy some food and drinks on the boat.

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– What Packages do you have available

All of our private hire boats come with professional skippers so you can relax and enjoy your day without the hassle. If you would like to make you experience that little bit more special, we have plenty of packages on offer for you too. Packages can includes: Drinks, canapes, buffet, waitstaff, music and DJ’s so contact us to today to help find the right package for you.

– How much does it cost?

We have a huge selection of yachts, catamarans and boats on offer that are suitable for a range of budgets with prices starting from $400 per hour. You can view our range of boats available for hire here or feel free to contact us today to speak with a member of our team.

-How do i book a boat for Australia Day ?

To see what availability we have for Australia Day, please contact us today to speak to a friendly member of our team.

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. If you’d like to hire your own boat and perhaps need it transported or moved on to a trailer for example, you can look into crane rentals and see if they are able to help you.

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!

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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.

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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 and watch your instagram growth increase at a mind-boggling rate as you record 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

Cruises in Australia have never been this popular before. Just take a look at the australian cruise industry figures to see that it’s becoming the go-to holiday option for a lot of people. There are so many options when it comes to cruising which gives it a unique edge over other holiday options. You could go on a 3-week tour around Australia, travel around the world, or just spend the day travelling around Sydney harbour!

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! Although most boats and yachts will have safety features, it’s still important that passengers dress appropriately to ensure that they will remain safe throughout their trip. Yachts should have easy access, such as an aluminum gangway or something similar from a company like PLATFORMSANDLADDERS.COM. That will help passengers get on and off the yacht easily. However, passengers will still need to ensure they are wearing sensible shoes to prevent any accidents whilst accessing the yacht.

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


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.