DARLING HARBOUR, SYDNEY  -  Phone: +61 2 9280 1110 - [email protected]

Charter Information

Enjoy a Private Charter onboard a Luxury Yacht on Sydney Harbour – the best harbour in the world.

The pristine blue water is surrounded by historical landmarks, white sandy beaches, sheltered coves, homes with incredible architecture, islands and plenty of mariners on various water-craft. The Harbour is teeming with marine life such as dolphins, seals, seabirds and occasionally those big fish with pointy teeth. We are lucky to share the beauty of this harbour with mother nature herself.

Sydney By Sail has been sharing Sydney Harbour by sailing yacht for over 26 years now. We have the newest fleet of luxury sailing yachts available to domestic or international guests who wish to witness this stunning Harbour while under sail – harnessing the wind to explore and adventure. Guests need NO previous experience to have a turn on the helm, or simply sit back and relax as your professional skipper guides you around the Harbour. 

Privately Chartering a Yacht is the perfect way to experience Sydney Harbour with a close group of friends or family. Our Luxury Fleet ranges from 31ft – 45ft and can be chartered 24/7 over various durations.

Sail to your place of choice, Anchor in a secluded bay & Experience Sydney Harbour’s tastes and smells first hand while you Wine & Dine on our gourmet catering and beverages.

Meet the Fleet

Sooty Tern

Dufour 310

The smallest in the fleet but she packs a lot of punch! Nicknamed the pocket rocket due to her fast sailing capacity, Sooty Tern was commissioned in 2019 and can fit a total of 9 passengers onboard but comfortably sits 6. She is simple and easy to sail, provides fantastic 360 degree visability due to her open cockpit, and is the yacht to choose if you’re looking for a great deal!

Allegra

Hunter 36

Our homely Hunter 36 is the most experienced in the fleet, but after years of treating us well we have recently given her a complete makeover! She is our best yacht to learn to sail and can fit a maximum of 12 passengers onboard. Her large bimini can protect you from the Aussie sun and her American design makes her very comfortable below deck.

James Chinn

Dufour 382

A deluxe 38 ft floating hotel, she boasts an abundance of extra’s like in-mast furling, a self tacking gyb, custom pillows & bedding, a large fridge and bluetooth music system. James Chinn can fit a maximum of 11 passengers but is comfortable with up to 8. She has a large swim deck for that extra bit of room to laze in the sun.

Tumbalong

Dufour 412

Named after the Aboriginal name for Darling Harbour, Tumbalong is one of Sydney By Sail’s deluxe vessels. Perfect for treating larger groups on all kinds of sailing experiences, Tumbalong will have you sailing around Sydney Harbour with style and sophistication. She has three cabins, one head (toilet), two showers, a fridge, fully equipped galley (stove & oven), stereo and an open cockpit suitable for groups up to 12 in size. Under sail, she performs well, and is frequently competitive in our Team Building regattas. 

Balu

Elan Impression 45.1

The queen of the fleet is our newest edition, arriving to Australia mid 2020. She is the largest in our fleet with a waterline length of 45 feet. She is masterfully equipped bow to stern and includes 3 cabins, 2 heads (toilets), a large split cockpit table and many innovative features – making her our most technologically advanced sailing yacht.


Important Information

  • Compare Charter Yachts

    Specs/Yacht Sooty Tern Allegra James Chinn Tumbalong Balu
    Size 9.67m 10.95m 11.23m 12.70m 13.5m
    Max Capacity
    9 12 11 12 12
    Comfortable Capacity 6 8 10 12 10
    Skippered
    Bareboat
    CHARACTERISTICS
    Bimini
    Cabins 2 2 2 3 3
    Sleeps 4 6 5 6 6
    Sound System
    Fridge
    Freezer
    Galley Cooking Equipment
    TV/DVD
    Hot & Cold Cockpit Shower
    On Board Toilet
    Romantic B&B Vessels
    Gold B&B
    Platinum B&B
    Diamond B&B
  • What to Do and See

    While out and about on our beautiful Harbour, you can tell us what you would like to do!

    Our professional skippers have a pretty good idea, but the below chart shows you how long you need to be out on the water to do what you want to do!

    DURATION 2 HOURS 3 HOURS
    4 HOURS
    6 HOURS
    8 HOURS
    Motor Time (estimate) 40 mins 40 mins 40 mins 40 mins 40 mins
    Sail Time (estimate) 1 hr 20 mins 2 hr 20 mins 2 hr 40 mins 4 hrs  6 hrs
    Anchor Time  Nil Nil  40 mins 2 hrs 2 hrs
    What You Will See          
     Harbour Bridge  ✔  ✔ ✔  ✔ 
     Opera House  ✔  ✔  ✔  ✔ ✔ 
     Fort Denison  ✔
     Athol Bay  ✘  ✔ ✔ 
     Clarke Island  ✘  ✔  ✔  ✔ ✔ 
     Shark Island  ✘  ✔  ✔  ✔
     Vaucluse Mansions  ✘  ✔  ✔
     Watsons Bay  ✘  ✘  ✔  ✔
     Obelisk Beach  ✘  ✘  ✔
     The Heads  ✘  ✔  ✔  ✔
     Quarantine Station  ✘  ✘  ✔  ✔
     Middle Harbour  ✘  ✘ ✘  ✔   ✔
     Out the Heads
    (on Dufour 412)
    ✘   ✔  ✔
  • Charter Rates

    Download a PDF copy of the latest Charter Rates

  • Gourmet Catering Menu – Lebox

  • Gourmet Catering Menu – Sydney Restaurant Group

  • Beverage Order Form

    Order tasty beverages from our supplier – Shorty’s Liquor. Simply fill out the form and send direct to Shorty’s Liquor.

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