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We hire our boats every day of the week

We try our absolute best to ensure our clients have a seamless experience when renting a vessel on Sydney Harbour and we understand things become a little too confusing. As a result, we have placed some frequently asked questions to hopefully answer some of your questions.

If none of the information provided answers to your questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly and we will be sure to guide you.

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Self Drive Boat Hire FAQ

Where do we pick up from?

After making your booking with us, You will pick up your self-drive vessel from Fivedock Bay Boat Ramp on Bayswater st Drummoyne.

Is there parking there?

During the weekdays, parking is permitted inside the boat ramp parking lot. But we highly advise parking on the street where 24 hr parking is available.

What if we have children?

Children are permitted to be on board at any age. Those under the age of 12 will be supplied a life jacket which they must wear throughout the whole duration of the hire.

How much is the bond?

A $500 credit card bond will be processed at the beginning of every booking

What is the minimum age to operate the vessels?

21

What is your wet weather policy?

If poor weather conditions are present before the hire proceeds a transfer of the reservation will be granted, however, we do not grant such a transfer for rain alone. Whether deemed not safe includes either of the following:

(A) Winds exceeding 40km/hr
(B) Rain exceeding 15mm
(C) Fog

Where can we operate the boat?

Our vessels can operate almost anywhere within Sydney Harbour and Parramatta River. The furthest East if Georges Head inline with Neilson Park in Vaucluse. travelling up the river, the furthest you can travel is to Silver Water Bridge.

On the day of your hire, you will be supplied with a map.

Private Charter FAQ

How do I proceed?

To proceed with a charter is quite simple, once we have the green light from your end, we will send you an email with your invoice and booking agreement form. We will require you to complete this form and send it back to us. We require a minimum of 50% deposit to secure your booking, the balance will be due 14 days prior to your charter date.

How Do I Find the Right Boat?

You may think picking a boat for your occasion is difficult or confusing. However, it’s a lot simpler than you think! The first 3 things you should think about to help narrow down your options is:

  1. What is the occasion? Is it a cocktail event, casual buffet or formal dining?
  2. How many guests will be attending?
  3. What is my budget?

Once outlining these key points, you will be able to find a boat within your needs. Using our filter tab, you will be able to find the right option quickly. Otherwise, contact our team as we can always find the best options for you.

Prices

All of our rates are shown in AUD (Australian Dollar) and are inclusive of GST (Goods & Services Tax)

Bond

A pre-authorisation of an amount stated in our booking agreement form will be processed on the day of your booking. This pre-authorisation will be returned after 7 business days unless held due to damages made to the vessel.

Catering

Catering
The majority of charter vessels listed on our site offer an onboard menu supplied by the vessels caterers. This ranges from BBQ options, Platters, Canapes, Buffet options, and formal dining options. Some vessels are strictly supplied catering only, others allow the client to bring their own food. This is easily identified in the price guide on each vessel listing.

Generally, vessels do allow guests to bring their own food on board, however, a sufficient amount of food must be on board to cater to all guests. When alcohol is consumed, it is strictly required to meet RSA guidelines.

Cancellation Policy

If a charter is cancelled more than 60 days, Deposit will be refunded.

Cancellation between 60 to 28 days prior to the charter incur no refund for the deposit paid.

Cancellation within 28 days prior to the charter will ensure no refund for the total monies paid.