Sydney Harbour

5 Things to do in Sydney Harbour by Boat

Sydney is a beautiful city to explore in whichever way you prefer. Be it by car, foot or boat, Sydney Harbour has stunning views, an array of cultures and an endless list of activities to enjoy. If you’re looking to discover Sydney in a different light, there’s no more unique way to explore the Sydney Harbour than by boat. To get you started, here are 5 things you could try on the Sydney Harbour by boat:

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Family Fishing

Take a fishing charter out to sea from Sydney’s coastline and enjoy fishing at all levels.Sydney’s waters are perfect for all types of fishing adventures, from deep sea fishing, game, sport or reef fishing. Hire a fishing charter boat and you’ll have no need to worry about how to get yourself out to sea. You’ll get the chance to experience the adventures of fishing with the guarantee of expert skippers and crews. Whether it be the chillier winter or sunny summer, there’s an abundance of fish to catch all year round. Fish during winter and catch breams, trevally, leather jackets, tailor, salmon and yellowtail kingfish.


Sydney has plenty of beautiful waterways ready to be explored. Visit Sydney’s waterways by catamaran and try a variety of watersports like kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, and snorkelling. You can kayak around Lane Cove River, Royal National Park and many other lagoons around the Sydney Harbour. Stand-up paddle boarding is also especially popular around Coogee Beach, Mosman and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

You may also find some beautiful and secluded snorkelling locations around Sydney Harbour. Stop by Shelley Beach and Cabbage Tree Bay near Manly beach for a perfect first dive. No matter if you’re experienced or just a beginner, you can find a location that suits your level of water sport skill. There are plenty of schools and boat hire centres along waterways that provide lessons and equipment for you to get started.

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Picnic on a secret beach

Charter a boat and discover secret secluded beaches around the Sydney Harbour with the guidance of your skipper and crew. Settle down and enjoy the incredible harbour views by the beach with a relaxing picnic. Many secluded islands and beaches along the Sydney Harbour are home to ruins and relics that are open to exploration. Spend the rest of your peaceful day investigating the mysteries of the secret locations you embark on.

Self Drive Boats

Looking for something a bit more thrilling? Why not drive a boat yourself? You can take your family and friends around in a Pontoon boat without a license. Fish and visit nearby harbour beaches for a swim or a fun and delicious BBQ picnic. For an easy yet exhilarating boating experience, you can also sign yourself up for a few boat driving lessons. After taking a couple of hours of lessons you’ll be ready to drive a boat of your own across the Sydney Harbour.

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Charter a yacht

There’s no better way to indulge luxuriously in the Sydney Harbour than on a luxury yacht. Be it with a couple of friends or your partner, private charter yachts provide the perfect prestige experience along the Sydney Harbour. You can book a small luxury yacht or private superyacht to suit the needs of your company and event. Sit back and relax as expert skippers and crews sail you across the Sydney Harbour.

Book with Sydney Boat Hire today and begin your unique Sydney Harbour experience!