AN A-Z DESCRIPTION OF SEA SYDNEY HARBOUR

26 LINES THAT DESCRIBE SEA SYDNEY HARBOUR AT IT’S BEST

A ll round A team
B eautiful vessels with views
C aptain Frank – our main man
D edicated team
E nigma X – our growing star
F leetwing II – affordable luxury
G roup celebrations
H arbour tours for visitors and locals
I nnovative approach
J oy of being on Sydney Harbour
K irralee – our first born
L ove what we do
M emories are created
N evaeh – like heaven on the water
O pportunity to experience Sydney Harbour
P rivate charters
Q uality cruising experiences
R ange of water experiences
S ydney Harbour – our home and place of operation
T alented and passionate team
U nique cruising experiences
V ivid Sydney harbour cruises
W ell-maintained vessels
X ceptional and professional team
Y es, we customise your event
Z est for boats and the water!


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A ROMANTIC IDEA WITH A DIFFERENCE

Are you searching for a unique way to spend a treasured date with your loved one? Planning a proposal, special anniversary celebration or a romantic surprise date? There has never been a greater time than now to celebrate love and each other! ❤️

While some of the regular celebratory venues that first come to mind, may be limited in their operations due to the extraordinary events of 2020, why not embrace an idea with a difference and host this special moment on a floating venue on Sydney Harbour? Being a private venue and with passenger numbers of just two, the Harbour Romance package adheres to all health and social distancing guidelines.

WHERE THE ROMANCE HAPPENS

Enjoy uninterrupted views of one of the world’s most beautiful harbours in the world, from onboard a private 10.5-metre catamaran. The vessel contains a large internal cabin and cockpit area with easy access to the front bow area – the perfect spot for some private couple time and to share some love and romantic words, while you enjoy the seclusion and serenity of Sydney Harbour.

Kirralee

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Sea Sydney Harbour’s ‘Harbour Romance for Two‘ package includes two hours exclusive vessel hire with boarding and disembarking from Darling Harbour. There are two options to select from – opt for a picnic lunch cruise or a sunset seafood dinner cruise, each served with a bottle of sparkling wine. Both options are breathtaking and are sure to be remembered for years to come.

CREATING MEMORIES

Be spoilt with the best views of Sydney on this private catamaran cruise for two. This is the perfect idea for proposals, anniversaries, romantic dates, Valentine’s Day, and will be a date that you and your loved one will never forget!

Harbour Romance

Discover more and book online today or contact the team for further information or to customise your experience.


To find out more information contact the Sea Sydney Harbour team – email info@seasydneyharbour.com.au or phone +61 452 188 739.

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FUN FAMILY WATER ACTIVITIES

SPECIAL EDITION 3 - NAUTICAL FUN FOR ISOLATION

As we navigate new waters in this extraordinary time, Sea Sydney Harbour has created a special cruise package to combat those isolation feels, while adhering to government and social distancing guidelines – the Sail, Paddle, Fish Family Cruise‘.

While staying at home and social distancing has now become the norm for Australians and much of the world, there is no doubt that if you are working from home, homeschooling children and also spending your spare time at home, it might all become a little overwhelming at times and you might need to get out of your four walls for a short period. With Australia showing positive signs towards the road of recovery and restrictions starting to ease, the Sea Sydney Harbour team are keen to share their passion for boating and the joy of Sydney Harbour.

This special Sail, Paddle, Fish Family Cruisehas been designed to keep you and your family/household active, healthy and safe on the water with a 2 or 3-hour private cruise on Sydney Harbour. Enjoy 360° uninterrupted views of the most beautiful harbour in the world, participate in sailing, paddleboarding and/or fishing in a quiet cove, and enjoy the fresh Sydney air and sunshine.

Each of these water-based activities are currently permitted under the Public Health Order. To maintain the highest level of safety and hygiene and adhere to social distancing guidelines, the cruise is limited to residents of one household (family or friends) and caters for up to 6 people. Bookings are available 7 days a week for a limited time.

Discover more and book online today or contact the team for further information.


Best Day Out – Guaranteed!
“Have been out many times on Sea Sydney Harbour’s boats and it is the best day out! The team is super professional and are guaranteed to create the best vibe for any celebration. Thank you team! Cannot wait for my next cruise.”

Alina L


To find out more information contact the Sea Sydney Harbour team – email info@seasydneyharbour.com.au or phone +61 452 188 739.

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THE BOATIE QUIZ NIGHT

SPECIAL EDITION 2 - NAUTICAL FUN FOR ISOLATION

Themed pub trivia quizzes are much-loved pass times, so with pubs and bars currently closed, who said you can’t create your own quiz fun at home? Quizzing on a video call is a great way to connect with friends (and show off all of your boatie knowledge), so for your next virtual catch up, Captain Frank has you sorted with a boatie trivia quiz night.

Take the quiz yourself and check your answers at the bottom of the post, before testing the knowledge of all your boatie friends!

BOATIE TRIVIA QUESTIONS


Q1

If you are on the water, and you see this iconic landmark, what harbour are you in?


Q2

If someone were to say they are on the starboard side of the vessel, where are they positioned?


Q3

A catamaran will always have two of these, as a distinguishing feature?


Q4

Where is the ‘bilge’ on a vessel?


Q5

What is the name of the process, where you join or connect (a rope or ropes) by interweaving the strands at the ends?


Q6

If someone was to say that they are going ‘aft’, where are they going?


Q7

What is the main purpose of the navigation lights on a vessel?


Q8

When is it COMPULSORY to carry an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon)?

  • (a) When crossing a coastal bar
  • (b) When operating a vessel less than 5 metres in length on enclosed waters
  • (c) At all times
  • (d) When operating a vessel 2 or more nautical miles off the coast

Q9

Someone asks you, “How much does she draw?” They want to know your boat’s… ?


Q10

If a vessel sounds three short blasts, what does this signal mean?


Q11

At night, a vessel at anchor MUST display:

  • (a) Sidelights
  • (b) Masthead light forward
  • (c) All-round white light
  • (d) No lights are required

Q12

What channel on a VHF radio is the distress channel?


Q13

When crossing a bar, do life jackets need to be worn by all people on board?


Q14

Where should you drive a vessel when in a channel?

  • (a) On the port (left-hand) side
  • (b) In the middle of the channel
  • (c) On the starboard (right-hand) side
  • (d) On any side – it does not matter as long as a collision does not occur

Q15

What is an anchor used for?



Answers: 1. Sydney Harbour / 2. On the right side when facing forward / 3. Two hulls / 4. The lowest compartment at the boat’s bottom / 5. Splice / 6. Going towards the rear of the boat / 7. To indicate a vessel’s position to other vessels between dusk and dawn / 8. (d) When operating a vessel 2 or more nautical miles off the coast / 9. Draft / 10. Vessel manoeuvring astern (reversing) / 11. (c) All-round white light / 12. Channel 16 / 13. Yes, this type of crossing can be dangerous so life jackets are compulsory for all / 14. (c) On the starboard (right-hand) side / 15. It is used to secure the vessel to the sea bed.

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THE BEST BOAT MOVIES

SPECIAL EDITION 1 - NAUTICAL FUN FOR ISOLATION

Moving through the days in isolation and staying home, Captain Frank is undoubtedly experiencing some boating withdrawals, so together our team has collated a list of memorable boat movies to help everyone stay entertained and on the water from the comfort of your very own home. There is no better time to binge-watch some boat movies and feel like you are cruising the waters with a bowl of popcorn in hand.

With movies from a diverse range of genres selected, there is sure to be a title suitable for everyone in your household.

BOAT MOVIES WORTH THE WATCH

Captain Ron – a comedy that follows a family Caribbean vacation onboard an inherited vintage yacht. With Captain Ron’s “anything-goes” attitude it is no surprise that the family run into plenty of trouble along the way.



Pirates of the Caribbean (film series) – a series of fantasy films that see pirate alliances formed to fight battles. Set in an era when villainous pirates scavenged the Caribbean seas and loosely based on Walt Disney’s theme park attraction, this series is perfect to watch with the whole family.

Titanic – an epic romance and disaster film that takes place on board the infamous luxury British steamship ‘Titanic’, which tragically sinks during its maiden voyage after striking an iceberg. A movie that most have seen before, this award-winning film is well worth another watch!



Jaws – a thriller filled to the brim with terror, as a white shark terrorises a quiet island and unleashes chaos on a beach community. This is the film that included the infamous line “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”, and it is a lasting classic in American cinema. Watch if you dare!

Life of PI – an adventure that follows a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of discovery and hope. While cast away, an unexpected connection is formed between the man and a fearsome tiger.



Captain Phillips – an action film with a storyline focussed on pirates attacking a container ship, while it is on course to Kenya. The captain of the ship (Tom Hanks), uses his wits to negotiate for his crew’s safety.

The Perfect Storm – an intense drama that is based on a true story, which sees some commercial fisherman caught in “the middle of a monster” – three great storm systems colliding together out at sea. This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat!



Moby Dick – a classic story of revenge that revolves around the tale of a captain’s self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. Determined to seek revenge and kill the whale due to an incident years before, the sacrifices are high, including life, crew members and his ship.


Pick just one or two movies to watch, or better yet, have a boat movie marathon to pass your time! Watch them solo or with company – either way, you’ll be cruising on the water and across the seas from your very own couch, as you get caught up in these storylines!

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SYDNEY BARS – OUR TOP PICKS

With Sydney lockout laws set to change in early 2020, the city is set for a party vibe return and there is some fun to be had both on and off the water.

Our team has picked their favourite bars in Sydney to have a drink or two. Why not check out one of these venues before or after your harbour cruise? You never know, ask nicely and your friendly Sea Sydney Harbour crew might join you at the after-party!

OUR TOP BAR PICKS

Manly Wharf Hotel, Manly – What better way to soak up the sunshine and enjoy views of Sydney Harbour, than at the iconic Manly Wharf Hotel. This venue has something for everyone – three different bars as well as a large sports bar for the sport fans out there, and an extensive food and drinks menu. Opening from 11:30am each day, and closing around midnight, there’s plenty of time for fun, before or after a harbour cruise!

Opera Bar, Sydney – If you want to extend your uninterrupted views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House – go no further, Opera Bar will deliver! Open from 10am (its wine o’clock somewhere), Opera Bar is an all-rounder should you need a venue for breakfast with incredible views, somewhere to begin a night out in Sydney, or somewhere to continue your laughs with friends. You will find good food and a buzzing atmosphere at Opera Bar.


The Glenmore Hotel, The Rocks – Did someone say ROOFTOP?!? Boasting 180-degree views of Sydney Harbour, this rooftop is one of the best in Sydney. Thanks to a retractable roof, this desirable section of The Glenmore can be enjoyed rain, hail or shine. In the event that the rooftop is at maximum capacity upon your visit, the venue has three levels to choose from, with the second level playing host to a beautiful cocktail lounge and three formal dining areas, and the ground level offering a public bar for casual drinks and food. Our team love the vibe of this rooftop bar!


Gallon, Pyrmont – A hidden little gem – from the street Gallon looks like your average bar or cafe, but inside you will find two trendy courtyard areas and two separate bar areas to enjoy. With a mix of tasty food and beverage selections, it’s a favourite for locals and also one to keep up your sleeve for your next night out. Just a short stroll from two local Pyrmont wharf locations makes it an ideal venue to continue drinks with friends after your time on the water.


Cricketers Arms Hotel, Balmain – Located just outside the city, and an 8-minute stroll from Balmain Wharf, this pub makes a great beginning or end to your day. On the street level is the venue’s traditional pub, or head downstairs to a beautiful Italian Restaurant. Alternatively, you also have Balmain Burger Co. conveniently located within The Cricketers Arms. A diverse offering all in the one location, and uncrowded wharves for boarding and disembarking your Sea Sydney Harbour vessel!


YOU’VE HEARD OURS… LET’S HEAR YOURS…

Do you have a favourite or local bar that you would love to share with Captain Frank and the team? We would love to hear about them in the comments or share your party pictures capturing your Sydney fun on Instagram.

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INTRODUCING ENIGMA X

THE NEW LOOK

Meet the newest shining star to join the Sea Sydney Harbour fleet – ENIGMA X.

We are pleased to showcase Enigma X’s new and improved look, with this fantastic vessel being given a modern and luxurious makeover. The new look has highlighted the vessel’s key features and maximised the space onboard, making her extremely functional for private charters, harbour tours and water transfers on Sydney Harbour.

 

Enigma X is a multi-level power catamaran that can comfortably accommodate for up to 20 guests in all-weather conditions. With four onboard entertaining areas, including the internal cabin, back deck, bow area and flybridge there is certainly no shortage of space. Guests can enjoy the sun on the bow of the vessel or choose to sit around the internal dining table which can cater for 8 guests for formal dining. Pending the style of the cruise, outdoor table/s and chairs can also be set up on the back deck so guests can take in the stunning harbour views while enjoying a bite to eat and a beverage.

A fantastic vessel for small, intimate gatherings on the harbour combined with A+ service from the Sea Sydney Harbour team. Enigma X is like a luxury home-style vessel on the water and she is set to be a shining star on Sydney Harbour!

 

Enigma X is available for private charters and transfers all year round and can accommodate for intimate celebrations on the water. Whether it is a corporate event, birthday, hen’s or buck’s party, or a shorter transfer or sightseeing cruise, Enigma X will be sure to impress and you will be planning your next cruise, the very minute you step back onto land!


“My favourite thing about Enigma X is the variety and amount of space available to guests when onboard – just when you think you’ve seen it all you take a few more steps and there’s another area to explore!”

Captain Frank


To find out more information contact the Sea Sydney Harbour team – email info@seasydneyharbour.com.au or phone +61 452 188 739.

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TIME FOR A SLICE WITH THE CAPTAIN

The way to Captain Frank’s heart is definitely through his stomach and his most recent food love is savoury slices. It’s a healthy and tasty food option and better yet, with a little preparation it’s a great dish for your boat celebrations.

 

PUMPKIN & ZUCCHINI SLICE

“So much flavour and such a tasty dish!” – Captain Frank 

Serves: 6         Prep: 10 mins          Cooking Time: 40 mins

  • 200g peeled pumpkin, cut into 1cm cubes
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 corn cob, husk and silk removed
  • 1 large zucchini, coarsely grated
  • 1 carrot, peeled, coarsely grated
  • 1 cup coarsely grated gold sweet potato
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup coarsely grated cheddar
  • 5 eggs, lightly whisked
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 20 x 30cm baking pan with baking paper.
  2. Combine the zucchini, carrot, sweet potato, flour, cheddar, half the corn and half the pumpkin cubes in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk egg, milk and oil in a small bowl. Add to zucchini mixture. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Sprinkle with the remaining corn and pumpkin.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until the slice is firm to touch. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

PEA, ZUCCHINI & FETA SLICE

“The perfect way to get all those greens into your body!” – Captain Frank

Serves: 6         Prep: 10 mins           Cooking Time: 40 mins

  • 2 large zucchinis, coarsely grated
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 60g baby spinach, finely shredded
  • 1 tbs coarsely chopped dill
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup coarsely grated cheddar
  • 100g feta, crumbled
  • 1 ½ cups frozen peas
  • 5 eggs, lightly whisked
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 20 x 30cm baking pan with baking paper.
  2. Combine the zucchini, spring onion, spinach, dill, flour, cheddar, half the feta and 1 cup of peas in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk egg, milk and oil in a small bowl. Add to zucchini mixture. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Sprinkle with the remaining peas and feta.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until the slice is firm to touch. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

SHARE YOUR SLICE FAVOURITES

Slices are a great addition to a menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can certainly alter a recipe to include your favourite ingredients or what’s in season. Because they can be enjoyed either warm or at room temperature they are a great idea for boat menus!

Include these slice options or any other favourites in your next party menu and share your ideas with Captain Frank and the team. Share your savoury slices on Instagram.

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VIVID SYDNEY IS BACK !

The following post has been written by the Sea Sydney Harbour team to provide information on Vivid Sydney and promote their Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruises. 

The speculation and travel plans have been happening for some months now, but it’s only recently been confirmed that Vivid Sydney is set to return for 2019! For it’s 11th year running Vivid Sydney is set to dazzle our beautiful city!

Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of lights, music and ideas. The vibrant outdoor festival attracts millions of visitors to Sydney, with the iconic Sydney Opera House being a key focal point of the festival. The array of light installations around Sydney are amazing, and the water is certainly a great place to experience the festival and fun vibes.

This year Sea Sydney Harbour is excited to announce THE LAUNCH of a NEW INTIMATE HARBOUR CATAMARAN CRUISE on board vessel Fleetwing II.

 

THE VESSEL

Fleetwing II is a luxury 16 metre motor catamaran cruiser that can accommodate for up to 46 guests. Consisting of four deck areas, with upper and lower deck spaces, a large internal cabin and easily accessible bow area, the vessel can be enjoyed in comfort in all weather conditions. The vessel has a modern and sophisticated vibe, with an on board bar and plenty of room to enjoy the harbour views and Vivid lights.

 

AN INTIMATE VIVID SYDNEY CRUISE

See the spectacular sights and sounds and enjoy the scenic views of Sydney’s enlightened buildings and landmarks. Enjoy the water, see the lights and landmarks and skip the crowds with a harbour cruise departing on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings throughout the festival period.

What’s included?

  • A 90 minute cruise aboard Fleetwing II with an experienced skipper and crew (maximum passenger numbers of 46)
  • Delicious canapés + 1 complimentary beverage per person (further drinks can be purchased on board)
  • Convenient pick up and drop off location at Towns Place Wharf

This intimate cruising experience is perfect to bring along the whole family, or to enjoy with friends or colleagues, as you take in the breathtaking views of Sydney and the spectacular Vivid Sydney light display.

 

DON’T MISS THE BOAT !

As the festival continues to grow each year there are more and more sites to see from the water and harbour cruises are becoming a popular way to see the lights. No more walking through the crowded streets – jump on a boat and experience the fun from the water!

Vivid Sydney 2019 runs from Friday 24th May through to Saturday 15th June 2019. Secure your ticket on board and be sure not to miss the boat!

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WHY CHOOSE SEA SYDNEY HARBOUR?

Have your heart set on a summer boat party this year, but don’t know where to start? Does it feel similar to walking down the streets of Newtown, Pyrmont or Balmain, trying to pick a café for brunch or to grab a coffee – to the locals or returning clients there always seems to be a front runner or two, but to others the choice can be simply overwhelming.

If you’re planning a party or gathering on Sydney Harbour, you should be confident with your vessel choice and service provider. Understanding how services differ is key to building this confidence and ensuring that you are 110% satisfied throughout the entire planning and partying process.

We know the industry well, so the team has put together a shortlist on some of our points of difference. It highlights why you should choose Sea Sydney Harbour (SSH) for your next event on board a private catamaran and why we believe we will deliver you the best service on the harbour!

 

WHY CHOOSE SEA SYDNEY HARBOUR?  

  1. We specialise in CATAMARAN HIRE – Offering a selection of vessels to suit various group sizes and occasions allows the team to cater for a range of private events both day and night. With a focus on catamarans we are experts in this vessel style and we believe they are ideal for enjoying celebrations on board with their great layouts and large amount of space. We have a number of industry contacts, so even if our vessels are booked for the day, we can still assist by organising your event with one of our industry partners.

 

2. We deliver A+++ SERVICE – From your first point of contact through to after your cruise date, the SSH team delivers a high standard of service. All the events team and on board crew understand the importance of customer service, friendliness and respect, as well as organisation, so you can be confident that the service and plans you discuss with the SSH team will be executed without any hiccups.


“BEST NIGHT EVER – I can’t thank Ann and the Sea Sydney Harbour team enough for making my Hens night just the best night ever! Being on the new Fleetwing II was amazing. Having the bar was great; everyone knew where to go to get a drink, the food was amazing and we had so much room to dance. We also could get great photos out of the front of the boat and on the top level. Plenty of options for people to sit as well.
My family and friends cannot stop raving about how much fun they had… I cannot recommend this highly enough! …”

Danielle N.


Discover further reviews and testimonials on the Sea Sydney Harbour website or Trip Advisor profile.

 

3. CUSTOMER CONVENIENCE – Everything that is offered with our exclusive vessel hire is designed to make it convenient for YOU! We have entertainment options available, as well as the option of catered or BYO cruises. If you do opt to BYO food and drinks we provide all disposables, eskies with ice, garbage disposal and use of our on board BBQ. The crew will even cook this for you so you can relax and enjoy the party! Drinks can be delivered directly to the vessel pre-cruise, so you don’t have to carry them on the day and these will be chilled and on ice ready for when you board.

There are also no set wharf locations for embarking and disembarking the vessel, as we arrange these to your convenience. Better yet, if you’re going all out on the day, we can even offer limousine rides to and from the wharf location – talk about a one-stop planning service!

 

4. Our fleet includes HIGHLY MAINTAINED VESSELS – Our catamarans are some of the best looking on the harbour with great pride taken in the presentation and upkeep of the vessels. We understand that your celebrations will include photos and videos being taken for memories and social media, and we ensure our vessels are looking spick and span for you! Our vessel appearance is an extension of our brand image and reputation, hence you will always be sure to have a clean and safe vessel arrive punctually on the day.

 

5. FUN & POSITIVE ATTITUDES – The SSH team has a diverse range of personalities and skills, and the team is young, fun and professional. They all love boating and being on the water and they love meeting and mingling with new people. This means they bring their positive vibes to your party and ensure you are having a good time and the event is stress free! The crew will be sure to have a friendly chat with your group on the day, making your experience more personal and memorable and will work to accommodate any special cruise requests.

 

The SSH team are experts in boating and event planning. Our vision is to provide the opportunity for everyone to experience the joy of Sydney Harbour. While we may not be the cheapest on the block, we are the best at what we do – no one ever said the cheapest coffee on the strip was the best cup!

Once you cruise with Sea Sydney Harbour there is no turning back, and you won’t feel the need to walk up and down the street overwhelmed with options. We guarantee an amazing service and memorable experiences on the harbour, with smiles and bonding amongst family, friends and colleagues. Our catamarans are suitable for private hire to celebrate birthdays, hen’s parties, buck’s parties, Christmas parties, and corporate events, social and family gatherings.

 

Get in touch with the Sea Sydney Harbour team today to check vessel availability and find out more information – email info@seasydneyharbour.com.au or phone +61 452 188 739. Book early to secure your summer cruise date and avoid disappointment.

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