Private Boat Charters in Sydney for Memorable Date Nights

Looking to treat your significant other to a romantic night out? Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, or you’re just looking for something new and exciting that you can share with your partner, Eastcoast Sailing has got you covered. While dinner at a fancy restaurant is a classic evening date, try expanding your horizons by hiring out a private boat charter. With the beautiful city view of Sydney as your backdrop, you’re sure to blow your partner away with an unforgettable experience.  

Here at Eastcoast Sailing, we offer a wide array of private boat charters for hire, ranging from motor cruises to luxury yachts. With our options, you will be taken on a skippered twilight cruise around the Sydney harbour, after which the skipper will securely moor the boat to a nice bay on the harbour so that you and your significant other can enjoy the rest of your magical evening in private. In this post, we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should choose to hire a private boat charter for your next date night. 

Enjoy a Dinner Out at Sea 

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Elevate your classic dinner date by having it on one of our luxury private boats. You and your partner can enjoy a delicious, romantic candlelit dinner whilst taking in the amazing view of the Sydney skyline. Our food and beverage packages are as impressive as any meal you can get on land, and many of them include helpful and attentive wait staff, so you get the full luxury experience. At Eastcoast Sailing, we’re all about making your experience with us as special as possible, and value the memories that you make while you’re using our services. We’ll throw in a bottle of champagne for your romantic night at sea, because no date night is complete without a glass of champagne.  

Save Yourself the Hassle

Organizing dates require a lot of planning, which can be stressful, especially if you’ve got a lot on your plate. We understand this. That’s why at Eastcoast Sailing, we strive to make your night as magical as it is stress-free. With our catering services, helpful staff and dedicated team of skippers, you can rest easy knowing that we have everything under control, down to the last details. Let go of your worries and focus on spending time with your partner – after all, that’s what a romantic date night is all about. Impressing your partner with an unforgettable night has never been so easy.

Overnight stay

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Why let the magic end? With our overnight boat charters, you can choose to stay the night and enjoy the breathtaking views of the sunset and sunrise along the Sydney horizon. We match the luxury, ease and comfort of a hotel despite our affordable prices, and offer you a unique, world-class view of the Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House as you enjoy well-earned quality time with your significant other. With our overnight boat charters, you’ll be able to enjoy a hearty breakfast before ending your unforgettable experience on board – it will be a luxury experience from beginning to end!

Book Now

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate with your loved one, or you’re on the hunt for an unforgettable date night idea, look no further. Eastcoast Sailing offers a wide variety of private boat charters, overnight boat charters and additional services for you and your loved one to enjoy a romantic night out. So, what are you waiting for? You can contact us now to book a private boat charter, or come to us with any additional enquiries you may have regarding our services. We look forward to hearing from you!

Have Your 2020 New Year’s Eve Celebration This Year On a Yacht

With the new year just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll spend your New Year’s Eve. While there are many areas to view the fireworks at Sydney Harbour Bridge, why not make your entry into 2020 extra magical and consider a New Year’s Eve Private Boat Charter, where you’ll be treated like royalty? In this post, we’ve listed out a few ways that you can celebrate 2020 New Year’s Eve with your loved ones.

From a close family gathering to a romantic date night to a fun night out with friends, we’ll provide you with the services to make your perfect evening happen. Here at Eastcoast Sailing, we’ll be offering Party Boat Hire Sydney and Yacht Charter Sydney services to ensure that you ring in 2020 in style. 

Sydney New Year's Eve Celebration Eastcoast Sailing

 Date Night

Imagine popping open a glass of champagne, taking in the sights of the Sydney Harbour Bridge during New Year’s Eve. If you’re planning on counting down with your significant other, enjoy a romantic evening on one of our wide range of yachts. You can enjoy sunset views in the early evening, and get a spectacular close-up of the fireworks when the clock strikes twelve. Skip the New Year’s Eve crowds with our private yacht charters and spend a romantic night ringing in the New Year’s with just the two of you. Want to make the night extra special? We also offer a private overnight yacht charter so that you can spend the first day of 2020 in a spectacular way. 

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Family Gathering

For those who prefer a close family gathering, continue the holiday spirit with a private boat charter! From food and beverage packages to our helpful staff, you can be assured that your New Year’s Eve experience will be completely stress and worry free. Treat your family to a magical night out with our private yachts for hire. If you fancy a nice family dinner, we’ve got you covered! We have a range of luxury options that offer kitchens, refrigeration and dining areas for those who prefer something more home-cooked. Otherwise, we also offer a wide selection of food and beverages on our catering menu that is sure to please the whole family.

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New Year’s Eve Party with Friends

The start of the New Year calls for an all-out celebration! If you’re looking to spend the evening with your friends, prepare for a spectacular night out by dancing the night away with the gorgeous night views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background. When you choose a private yacht hire at Eastcoast Sailing, you can enjoy a selection of wine, beer and champagne, and canapes for a fun evening out. If you’re looking for something all-inclusive, you can choose from our New Year’s Eve Harbour Cruise ticket offerings. With free flow drinks, live music, DJs, and plenty of space for dancing, you can be sure that this will be a night you and your friends will be talking about for years to come.

Book Now

At Eastcoast Sailing, we offer a wide range of yachts, party boats, and New Year’s Eve boat hires so that you can have a special start to the year, no matter who you’re spending it with. Spoilt for choice? Contact us now to find out which options suit your plans, and to book your Sydney yacht hire, hassle free. Still not convinced? Visit this page for more reasons on why you should be spending the New Year’s with our luxury boat hire services. 


By November 1, 2018 Blog Comments Off

Sydney Harbour Waterways

Sydney has become Australia’s largest, most populated city. It has been shaped over time thanks to being situated on Sydney Harbour and all the waterways around it. These waterways have been travelled for centuries, including by Captain James Cook who encountered them during his exploration in 1770, and called it Port Jackson. Despite much growth of Sydney, the Sydney Harbour waterways are still very important to the city. A large amount of tourists and citizens venture the waterways daily.


Sydney Harbour Waterways Infographic


Even early settlers to the area knew the beauty and worth of Sydney. Early in the 18th century, many settled in and around the area of the base of the Sydney Harbour Bridge known as “The Rocks.” It’s between this area and Sydney Opera House where Circular Quay, the main ferry terminal, is located. The ferries that leave from Circular Quay are often full of people keen to experience this picturesque part of Sydney Harbour which includes all the famous landmarks. Boat hire in Sydney is also popular in this area for that reason.

It’s not just the surroundings that are worth seeing. Many notice how the water in Sydney Harbour is crystal clear, surprising for a major city. Even from many parts of the shore, you will be able to spot all the seagrasses that are rooted all around the waterways of Sydney.

Sydney Harbour waterways can be as bustling as the roads on land. Year-round, visitors flock to the ferry and boat hires in Sydney for a unique way of sightseeing. The NSW Government have labelled Sydney Harbour, a “working harbour”, as it continues to be by business and enterprise.


The are several events every year that, see the Harbour come to life. Boxing Day on December 26th for the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race, and again on New Year’s Eve when a truly remarkable firework show erupts from Sydney Harbour Bridge to bring in the new year. There are spectacular events hosted on the Harbour for Australia Day Celebration. I recent years, Vivid Sydney via boat cruises has become popular.


The Harbour is only the beginning. In addition to the more well-known landmarks, Sydney’s waterways will also take you past scenic areas of natural beauty like Bradley’s Head, Clifton Gardens / Taylors Bay, Nielsen Park, Manly Cove and Parsley Bay Reserve. There is much to discover, including the Parramatta and Lane Cove Rivers, with the former being the main tributary of Sydney Harbour.

There are a few islands dotting the Harbour that can be explored. Clark Island, located to the southeast of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, is a peaceful retreat from the city with amazing views. Shark Island a bit further east where swimming is popular. To the west of the bridge is Cockatoo Island. This UNESCO-World Heritage site may be small, but it certainly has a lot to see and do.  Take a ferry or your private boat charter to the island and take a walk whilst learning about the history. You can also attend one of the many events that take place or even stay overnight camping.

Boat Hire

Taking advantage of a boat hire in Sydney.It means you too can experience the beautiful Sydney Harbour waterways of this famous city for yourself. From renowned landmarks to Australia’s natural beauty, there is so much to see in a small area. This can all be done at your own leisure with private boat hire. Contact us about hiring a boat in Sydney to see how these gorgeous, accessible waters helped shape this world-famous city.

World’s 4th largest ship to make Sydney Harbour home

Sydney welcomed the world’s 4th largest cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas, into Port Jackson. Her Operator, Royal Caribbean announced that Sydney will be her new home port. This behemoth has a length of more than three football fields, weighing 167,800 tonnes and featuring 18 decks.

This vessel can serve over 4900 guests  plus 1500 crew.

“Her two-day visit to Sydney is expected to inject over $3.3 million in passenger spend alone, while her maiden Australian season is expected to inject more than $35 million into the national economy,” the company statement reads. The ship will visits ports in the South Pacific including around Australia and New Zealand.

We had many of our charter boats cruise by Circular Quay to check out this Ovation of the Seas, a sight that dwarfed the Opera House.

We had to let you know about MV Birchgrove Luxury Charter Boat

Here at Eastcoast Sailing we have many boats to suit your needs, we are very proud to introduce MV Birchgrove Luxury Charter Boat.  MV Birchgrove is a 50ft hi-tec Windy Triton Cruiser. The only vessel of its type in Australia; its award winning design offers guests the ultimate cruising experience with luxurious appointments throughout. Below the decks is state of the art power plant and equipment capable of taking guests on a exhilarating ride on Sydney Harbour through to overnight accommodation with fully appointed bathrooms, air conditioning, Foxtel, WIFI and Bose entertainment systems.

Escape the hustle and bustle and treat yourself to a day in paradise! Experience what it feels like to cruise the harbour in style.  MV Birchgrove every detail is tailored to your liking.

Paul Allen’s Megayacht Octopus comes to Sydney Harbour

Octopus, the126 m megayacht owned by Paul Allen, of Microsoft fame, is gracing Sydney Harbour’s skyline. The super yacht regularly cruises the worlds best waterways including the French Riviera, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Allen bought the yacht in 2003, for a reported price of $200 million.

octupus super yacht

Octopus requires a full-time crew of 50+ and more than $US20 million to run each year. It is currently the world’s 15th largest superyacht.

Octopus sports not one, but two helicopters on the top deck (one in front and one on the back). It has a 19 m tender docked in the transom. There are a total of seven tenders aboard. The yacht also has a pool, located aft on one of her upper decks, and a submarine.

Extreme Sailing – Sydney Harbour 12-14 December

The Extreme Sailing Series, now in it’s 8th year, is coming to Sydney Harbour as part of it’s global tour. This high performance catamaran racing series features up to 8 sailing races on Sydney Harbour starting near Farm Cove, on 13th and 14th December 2014.

The boats are race bred high performance, 12m carbon fibre catamarans that can achieve amazing speeds on the water. Light weight boats with high tech Kevlar sails, these cats can get one hull out of the water in just 8 knots of breeze.

The Extreme 40 catamarans has been designed by Olympic champions Yves Loday and Mitch Booth, with the aim to provide the performance-focused multihull.

Catamaran racing is gaining increasing world yachting attention with the astonishing speeds these vessels can achieve. Indeed the recent America’s Cup held in San Francisco featured a new design catamaran with planing hydrofoils. The spectacle of these amazing flying sailing machines is creating a new spectator interests.

For the Extreme Sailing Series, crews battle it out on short courses that are spectator friendly during races that do not exceed 20 minutes – and there can be up to 8 races per day.

Other international destination for this Extreme Sailing Series include, Nice, Istanbul, Singapore, St Petersburg, Cardiff and QingDao.

Eastcoast Sailing can get you up close to the sailing race action on Sydney Harbour with your own private skippered yacht, catamaran or motor cruiser. Call Eastcoast Sailing now to book your charter boat… 1300 883 023.

Spring Sailing Charter – Sydney Harbour Hidden Beaches

Winters finally gone, and you are yearning for some sun rays around Sydney Harbour? Spring is a great time for a sailing cruise to some of those special Sydney Harbour beach hideaways.

We all know the famous beaches that we can drive to like Balmoral Beach, Nielson Park and Rose Bay. Beautiful yes – but not secluded and unique. Take a sailing yacht charter to some of the exclusive and stunning sandy harbour beaches.

Three hidden golden sandy beaches near the Quarantine Station near Manly are best accessed by boat. Quarantine Beach, Collins Beach and Store Beach – beautiful clear water beaches surrounded by lovely dense green vegetation. You wont believe you are in Sydney. Drop anchor, swim into the beach and enjoy lunch and a chilled wine on the yacht.

Another favorite Sydney Harbour cruise for Eastcoast Sailing is Castle Rock – again best accessible by beach. With the shallow waters here, chartering a shallow draft hire boat such as a catamaran, you can anchor in nice and close to the 2 beaches.

Across the water from Castle Rock is Chinamans beach – a huge expanse of sandy beach. And around the point from Castle Rock is Clontarf.

What about Cliftons Gardens – better known by sailors as Taylors Bay? Often over-looked by landlubbers, it has a real wow. There are some naval maritime exhibits on the northern side and a swimming enclosure on the Southern side. All surrounded by lovely bush, and a great outlook to the sailing yachts on Sydney Harbour.

Athol Bay – never heard of it ? Well it’s the sandy beach to the east from Taraonga Park Zoo. You will often see some stunning luxury motor boats and yachts at anchor here. From the beach you look out to the Sydney city skyline.

Finally in the east, we love Milk Beach. Again, off the beaten track, but easily accessible by boat anchored just off the shore.

Contact Eastcoast Sailing to plan your Sydney Harbour cruise – your private skippered yacht charter to discover some unique and exquisite Sydney Harbour beaches.

Enjoy the Eastcoast Sailing experience. 1300 883 023

By May 23, 2014 Blog Comments Off

Vivid Sydney Starts tonight

Vivid Sydney starts tonight promising to be the most spectacular yet. The incredible lighting of Vivid Sydney is best seen from Sydney Harbour. Amazing laser light images are projected onto the Sydney Harbour icons including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Customs House, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Also, around at Darling Harbour is the National Maritime Museum.

Plus, for the first time in 2014, Vivid Sydney extends onto the harbour. Many of the large cruise vessels, and ferries that travel around the harbour will be decorated with brilliant LED lights that change colour as they enter different parts of the harbour. These “colour precincts” will be computer controlled using Intel technology and the latest in sat-nav geo-positioning; Harbour Lights will give Vivid another technological world first.

Eastcoast Sailing is delighted to offer several Sydney Harbour boat tours of Vivid Sydney. We have several per person ticket options including on luxury vessel, as well as private harbour cruise on a luxury cruiser. Don’t miss out !

Unique to Sydney Harbour – Pontoon Cruiser

This unique hire boat is new to Eastcoast Sailing and to Sydney Harbour! The Pontoon Cruiser is the ideal venue for a small group or intimate charter cruise on Sydney Harbour. The layout of this boat is great for socialising, with uninterrupted views from lovely comfortable lounges.

This sumptuous boat is also popular for wedding party transfers. These vessels are safe for children (and inexperienced adults) due to their high sided rails and flat deck. Shallow draft enables pick up or landing on the beach without getting wet feet. Great to swim off.

This unique boat concept originated in France and grew in popularity.


  • Ideal layout for socialising
  • Comfortable lounges and tables
  • Extremely stable vessel
  • BBQ
  • Toilet
  • Swimming ladder
  • Shallow draft – ideal to get close to harbour beaches