Sail Around the Harbour with Skippered Yacht Hire In Sydney

With its central location, spectacular shoreline and glistening waters, Sydney Harbour is the boat charter capital of Australia. At Eastcoast Sailing, we offer skippered yacht hire in Sydney Harbour with exceptional service. Take advantage of our wide range of luxury charters and enjoy an unforgettable experience with family, friends or colleagues.

Sydney yacht hire is ideal for corporate events, client entertaining, staff rewards or as a team-building activity with events like a sailing regatta or learning how to sail. Yacht rental is also perfect for private events like hens and bucks, birthday parties, weddings, holiday celebrations and more.

Sailing on one of our wonderful yachts is a bucket-list worthy activity, with guests welcome to help haul the mainsail, trim the headsail, and even steer the helm. If sitting back and relaxing is more your speed, you are more than welcome to kick back and enjoy the cruise.

Discover available charter boat experiences, including luxury motor yachts and yacht sailing cruises, below. Each listing includes pricing, features and photos so that you can hire the perfect yacht for your Sydney Harbour adventure.

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Corporate Boat Hire In Sydney

Need a boat charter for a cruise with colleagues, clients or partners? At Eastcoast Sailing, we provide function boats for businesses looking to host corporate events on Sydney Harbour!

Whether it’s a day charter to build team rapport offshore or an evening event to impress investors, cruising Sydney Harbour is a sure way to leave a lasting impression on stakeholders. Our corporate cruises can accommodate any activity, from executive meetings and product launches to company retreats and staff Christmas parties. We offer smaller boats to hire for exclusive gatherings, as well as catamaran charters and super yachts for larger groups with abundant space to network.

One of the most exciting corporate team-building activities is a yacht sailing regatta. Participants are divided into two or more groups and must race each other around the harbour with the help of a skipper. The teams must navigate around a set course to increase the competition, and the excitement. Guests are encouraged to rotate around the crewing positions on the sailing yacht, including main sheet, headsail, navigator, captain and even steering the helm.

We have several racing yachts on our fleet suitable for corporate cruises and sailing regatta days. These include Margaret Rintoul V, and the Beneteau First 40 racing yacht.

‘Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the day, especially our international guests. The weather was perfect and the crew were very friendly which made it a very enjoyable day for the team. The food was beautiful, and thanks to the skipper for showing us all the beautiful sights of Sydney Harbour. Will definitely be in contact again for future team events. Thank you.’
– Rochelle, pharmaceutical company.

Luxury Boat Hire On Sydney Harbour

offers a vast fleet for luxury super yachts. Several of our luxury boat charters are available for overnight stays. Experiencing a sunset cruise, then spending a night on a private yacht on the harbour makes for a truly memorable event.

We also offer a stunning fleet of luxury yachts and catamaran boats for hire, so please contact us for more options. Catch you on Sydney Harbour!

‘Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful and easy day for us. The captain, Simon, was fantastic. The food and beverages were great – just being there was terrific, all tooooo easy. Great boat, beautifully maintained, a pleasure to be on. We will all definitely be recommending you to all.’
– Melissa and Ray

Private Party Boat Hire In Sydney

Throw a celebration to remember with private event boat hire on Sydney Harbour. We offer boat hire options for all kinds of festivities, including birthday party cruises, wedding cruises, Christmas party cruises, Boxing Day cruises, New Years Eve cruises, Vivid Sydney cruises and Australia Day cruises. Sailing regattas are also an exciting way to spend a bucks or hens event by competing against your friends!

No matter the occasion, a yacht charter set against Sydney Harbour guarantees a great time for all guests. Whether you plan to hold an intimate get-together with your nearest and dearest or throw a lavish celebration with everyone you know, we have a suitable boat charter for your private party. With small, medium and super yachts for hire, you can invite anywhere from under ten to 300 people.

Our team can also take care of onboard catering. We take great pride in providing a delicious menu for your Sydney Harbour event, including canapes, platters, lunch and dinner. BYO options are also available.

‘I cannot tell you how happy we were with the wedding day, not a single glitch! The cat was such an incredible experience, our guests were blown away. The food was lovely, and the service was amazing, by the end of the day we felt as though we were all good friends with the crew, just loved it! I’m so glad we chose you to help with our day, it was completely stress free and so much fun lazing on a cat in the harbor all afternoon ? My celebrant just contacted me and said she has a couple looking to do something similar so I passed on your details. Thanks again for all your help. I’ll definitely be in need of your services again for a party venue! Thanks so much! Kindest.’ – Lisa

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Catalina 32 Yacht Hire
Max Guests: 7
Perfect for small group pleasure sailing.

Prices starting from

$200 / hour

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Bavaria 37 Yacht Hire
Max Guests: 8
Gorgeous yacht to wow your guests.

Prices starting from

$312 / hour

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Bavaria 35 Yacht Charter
Max Guests: 8
Good value skippered yacht with comfortable cockpit.

Prices starting from

$232 / hour

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Dufour 335 Yacht
Max Guests: 9
Perfect For Longer Cruises With A Revolutionary Cockpit

Prices starting from

$312 / hour

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Beneteau 45 Yacht Charter
Max Guests: 10
Spacious decks and quality fit-out make this 5 star experience.

Prices starting from

$450 / hour

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Beneteau 41 Yacht Hire
Max Guests: 11
Homely vessel perfect for friends and family

Prices starting from

$310 / hour

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Bavaria 40 Cruising Yacht Charter
Max Guests: 11
Popular yacht for special events on the Harbour.

Prices starting from

$292 / hour

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Beneteau 57 Luxury Yacht Charter
Max Guests: 12
Pure luxury yacht for regattas and cruising.

Prices starting from

$900 / hour

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Beneteau 40.7 Yacht
Max Guests: 12
A beautiful European built yacht charter.

Prices starting from

$394 / hour

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Beneteau Oceanis 40 Yacht
Max Guests: 13
Comfort and luxury with bimini cover

Prices starting from

$480 / hour

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Jeanneau 49 Yacht Hire
Max Guests: 15
The perfect way to take in the stunning Sydney Harbour.

Prices starting from

$450 / hour

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Cavatina Dufour 412
Max Guests: 15
A spacious, comfortable and versatile yacht

Prices starting from

$488 / hour

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Beneteau First 40 Yacht
Max Guests: 17
Perfect for team building regatta racing.

Prices starting from

$350 / hour

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Beneteau 47.7 Yacht Hire
Max Guests: 20
Cruising or racing yachts available

Prices starting from

$462 / hour

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Southwinds Yacht Charter
Max Guests: 22
Available for corporate regattas – impress your guests.

Prices starting from

$800 / hour

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Major Tom Classic Sloop 62 Yacht
Max Guests: 34
Popular party boat with classic yacht features

Prices starting from

$600 / hour

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Sydney Sundancer Classic Yacht Hire
Max Guests: 50
Spacious deck for socialising and events in comfort.

Prices starting from

$550 / hour

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Sydneysider 60 foot Motor Yacht
Max Guests: 50
SydneySider is a classic motor yacht caters for larger groups

Prices starting from

$750 / hour

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, absolutely. Yacht charter and boat hire is ideal for families with kids. It’s great fun cruising the harbour, or stopping for a swim at a beautiful beach. Getting the sails up and sailing a yacht is a wonderful family event.

Yes, life jackets are provided for all guests including children.

We recommend arriving at the agreed wharf pick-up location 15-20 minutes prior to your cruise. For larger groups, we recommend 20-30 minutes to avoid late guests missing the cruise. The boats need to leave the wharf on time due to Maritime wharf booking arrangements.
Yes, a security bond is required for boat hire in Sydney, in case of damage to the vessel or by guests.
We can pick up guests at most convenient wharfs around Sydney Harbour, including King St Wharf, Casino Wharf, Rose Bay, Lavender Bay & Mosman Bay.
Apart from bareboat charters, all charters come with a qualified skipper. Larger boat types may have crew.
Yes, we have both bareboat yachts and self drive motor boats available in both Sydney Harbour and Pittwater. However, most of our yachts for hire in Sydney come with experienced skippers at the helm so that you can enjoy the experience without any yachting duties.

Yes, BYO food and drink is available, as well as catering options.

Every boat has a legally certified maximum number of guests. The maximum number of guests is listed on each specific yacht page.

At Eastcoast Sailing, the cost to hire a yacht in Sydney Harbour ranges from $200 to over $3,000 per hour for luxury private charters. This price depends on the size and features of the boat charter, and includes a skipper, fuel and on-board amenities.

To learn more about the cost of yacht hire in Sydney and which charters are best for your budget, please contact our friendly team today on 1300 883 023. We’ll be happy to guide you through your boat hire options.