WHY CHOOSE A CATAMARAN ?

Celebrating on Sydney Harbour is the ultimate party venue for locals and visitors to Sydney, but with an array of boats floating around the harbour, how do you know which boat you should hire? 

The team at Sea Sydney Harbour (SSH) are experts in the industry and we specialise in catamaran hire because we believe this type of vessel is the ideal way to explore and celebrate on the harbour.

Here are our top reasons, why your boat of choice should be a catamaran when hiring a vessel for your next harbour cruise.

WHY A CATAMARAN ?

1. Great layouts and a large amount of space – Catamarans are wider than monohulls, and ultimately this allows them to offer much more deck space for you and your guests to enjoy. While catamarans are often associated with cruising in the warmer months, they have a great mix of indoor and outdoor areas and can be enjoyed in all weather conditions. The layout onboard is functional and allows guests to mingle easily and enjoy the water comfortably.

2. Safe and stable – As catamarans have two hulls, the stability of the vessel is great. The vessel will cut through the water smoothly and there is no severe rocking from side to side. It’s like having two feet on the ground instead of one – you have much more balance! If you’re someone that fears swell or is prone to motion sickness, a catamaran will allow you the best opportunity to enjoy your cruise.

3. Views all round – Catamarans give you the best 360-degree views you can ask for! With Sydney Harbour being one of the best in the world, whether you are a local or visitor to the city, you don’t want to be on a boat and not enjoy the views of the famous Sydney landmarks and cityscape. With spacious saloon areas, and large clear windows these vessels are ideal for general sightseeing, but even better for special events such as viewing the Sydney NYE fireworks or Vivid Sydney from the water.

4. Cruising in shallow water is easy – Hiring a vessel in Summer and hoping to go for a swim? Catamarans have a very shallow draft, which means your skipper can manoeuvre the vessel through shallow waters, where other vessels may not be able to go. The vessel can anchor in quiet coves and get close to beaches, so if you are planning to take a dip in the harbour, this can be done in shallow bays and waters.

5. Those holiday feels – Ever find yourself daydreaming of Summer in Europe, cruising the Greek Islands, Croatia, or any other beautiful island? We know we do! The catamaran – with those front nets to feel the splash of the fresh water on your legs – is the iconic symbol of a holiday experience on the water, and cruising on a catamaran in Sydney Harbour, is the closest experience to those holiday feels that you can get, without leaving your local city.


Are you convinced yet?!? These are just a few reasons why your boat of choice should be a catamaran when you want to get out on Sydney Harbour next. If you have questions or want further information on catamaran options, the Sea Sydney Harbour team is always happy to help.

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SYDNEY HARBOUR COVES – OUR TOP PICKS

When hiring a boat on Sydney Harbour, spending some time at anchor in a harbour cove, is a common pass-time. Whether this is to take a dip in the water, cook a BBQ on board, or simply enjoy some amazing views from a unique perspective, there is an array of spots to choose from.

Our team are local experts on the harbour, and they frequently visit coves and locations that they know guests on board will love. Who better to ask for their top picks?!?

ATHOL BAY

A very popular location situated on the north of the harbour near the infamous Taronga Zoo. This bay is sheltered from the Summer winds, so provides charter guests with a comfortable, smooth spot to anchor. Located not too far from a secluded beach, those that a confident swimmers or excellent paddle boarders, can make their way to the sand bank by water, or simply enjoy a swim near to the vessel. Better yet, if you are out on the water at sunset, this location provides spectacular views of the sun setting on Sydney Harbour, with the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House as the amazing backdrop.



TAYLOR’S BAY

A beautiful, secluded, quiet bay, you can’t go wrong with a stop here! Also located on the northern side of the harbour, this bay whispers serenity. It’s perfect to stop at when on a day cruise with friends, family or even for a romantic adventure, and if you want to take a dip in the harbour you can do so. It’s also an amazing place to anchor should you wish to stay overnight on the harbour, and sleep in a peaceful environment.  


MILK BEACH

A very popular swimming destination, and one that guests often request to visit! Due to its location, cruising here can be impacted by the swirl and weather conditions on the day, but if you do get the opportunity to visit, Milk Beach is a great all-rounder! It has beautiful views of the city and your experience here will certainly be memorable, with the opportunity to snap some Instaworthy shots. It’s also great for a swim and vessels can often anchor quite close to the beach.


ROSE BAY

In addition to having a nice, soothing name to the bay, this location is popular for its stunning views of the whole harbour. You can get great postcard shots from this bay, and you won’t miss viewing any of the Sydney landmarks. Located on the east side of Sydney, this location is also popular for boarding and disembarking vessels from the local wharf.



NEILSEN BAY

An area located not too far away from Rose Bay, if you have your heart set on spending time swimming and having water fun, this location is ideal. Neilsen Park has shark nets in the water, so if you have guests in your group that are concerned about the harbour’s wildlife, you can ease their worries. It’s also a nice location generally and not too overcrowded with vessels on the water.



Do you have a favourite place to cruise to on Sydney Harbour? Share this with Captain Frank and the team when you are next on board!

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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.

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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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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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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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