One of the essential must sees in Sydney is Sydney Harbour, certainly the most famous and beautiful harbour in the world. With so much to see and do, it can often be overwhelming to know where to start or what's best. A simple idea to be sure to fit it all in and guarantee an adventure, is chartering your own private Sydney Harbour cruise boat.
Hiring a boat for a day on Sydney harbour is popular not only with tourists but with locals as well. There is no better way to see Sydney's iconic sites like the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Fort Denison, Sydney Fish Markets, Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour and plenty more then from your own private Sydney cruise boat with a skipper that holds local knowledge of all the best places.
Sydney Harbour Escapes
Sightseeing and cruising is one of the most popular activities on offer for a great day on the harbour, but if this sounds a bit touristy grab a couple of rods and get taken out past Manly heads for some exciting offshore fishing and guaranteed catch. Or if you prefer, use your Sydney Harbour cruise to sail or motor under the Harbour Bridge to the Sydney Fish Markets, docking for lunch. Enjoy the simple pleasure of eating fresh fish and chips off the back of your own boat. Your skipper can take you to a secluded bay for a catered lunch and a swim and sunbake afterwards.
Sydney Harbour special events occur all year round. You can charter a boat to get a front row seat for any of these events. This is where great travel memories are made. Starting the year, a new years eve cruise to experience the world famous Sydney Harbour fireworks will never be forgotten. If you get in early, you can hire a private boat or get individual tickets on one of the Harbour of Light decorated vessels in the boat parade. Then there is a host of events though out the year with water spectacles such as Australia day ferry and tall ship races, Sydney Mardi Gras, Vivid Light Festival, Harbour Week, visits of spectacular mega cruisers, and a numerous array of annual spectacular sailing races such as the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day.
Visitors to Sydney may consider the option of a Boatel stay - overnight accommodation on a boat instead of a hotel. Imagine being rocked to sleep instead of listening to the sound of the hustle and bustle of the city. A typical boatel stay package includes a skippered sunset sail, a gourmet seafood buffet, then guests are anchored in a safe mooring to enjoy the evening. In the morning wake up to a fabulous view of Sydney Harbour waterfront.
If you are lucky enough to be anchored near the zoo at Athol Bay, you may hear an occasional monkey or elephant call. There are not many places in the world where you can be surrounded by bush land from a boat and see a famous Opera House a stones throw away. So forget boring motels and B&Bs, celebrate being in Sydney with an extra special boat accommodation experience.
Sydney Harbour Escapes
Think you would like to drive a boat yourself? It is possible to skipper your own self drive boat, with no boat license required and with the freedom to explore and anchor at your leisure. You will be fully safety briefed before you go and clued on the best areas to visit and anchor. A complimentary Harbour history tour map will point out interesting places and fun stuff like famous people's houses. If you wish, rods and tackle can be hired so you can do a spot of fishing. Over the last few years, Sydney Harbour has enjoyed much improved leisure fishing as commercial fishing has been banned.
With such a large range of activities on offer for you, there is only one place that can cater for them all. With over 70 boats and 11 years on the water, Sydney Harbour Escapes is your one stop shop. Visit Sydney Harbour Escapes for a full list of Sydney Harbour cruises, new years eve cruises, self drive hire boats and harbour what's on.