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luxury & private yacht charter in Sydney, Darling Harbour with Sydney By Sail

Yacht Charter – Private Yacht, Luxury Yacht in Sydney Harbour

Enjoy a Yacht 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.

Explore our Luxury Yachts

Sooty Tern

Dufour 310
Charther our Dufour 310 yacht from Sydney By Sail Yacht Charter

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. Cruise the waves in style with our luxury yacht charter, perfect for getaways or family outings. Don’t miss out – secure your spot today and set sail for memories that’ll last a lifetime!


Hunter 36
Charther our Hunter 36 yacht from Sydney By Sail Yacht Charter

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. Charter this luxury yacht now and let the adventure begin!

James Chinn

Dufour 382
Charter our Dufour 382 yacht from Sydney By Sail Yacht Charter

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. Secure your spot now for an unforgettable yacht charter experience!


Dufour 412
Charter our Dufour 412 yacht from Sydney By Sail Yacht Charter

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. Hop aboard Tumbalong, the epitome of luxury yacht charter experiences with Sydney By Sail!


Elan Impression 40.1
Charter our Elan Impression 40.1 yacht from Sydney By Sail Yacht Charter

Launched brand new to Sydney Harbour in late 2023, we welcome Temeraire II to our charter fleet. The brand-new charter yacht, an Elan Impression 40.1, is a stunning embodiment of elegance and innovation, available exclusively at Sydney By Sail. Step aboard the Elan Impression 40.1 and embark on a journey where sophistication meets the thrill of the open sea. Don’t miss the chance to experience luxury yacht charter at its finest with Temeraire II, the newest addition to Sydney By Sail’s fleet!


Elan Impression 45.1
Charter our Elan Impression 45.1 yacht from Sydney By Sail Yacht Charter

The queen of the fleet arrived 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. Experience the epitome of luxury yacht charter with the queen of the fleet, boasting masterful design and innovative features!

Duration & Sightseeing Options

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 what you can do and see in different durations during your luxurious private yacht charter. 

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)
✘   ✔  ✔



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