The Great Route For Your 4 Hour Self-drive Boat Hire

Are you thinking of renting one of our self-drive vessels? As you may know, we have boats for those with and without a license.

In many cases, people ask “What can we see or do in a 4-hour hire?”. We have simplified things in order for you to enjoy your own voyage out on Sydney Harbour.

Once you have collected your self-drive vessel from Drummoyne Boat Ramp. You will make your way down stream (towards east) to make your way to the greatest harbour in the world. Along your way, you will find amazing Sydney real estate and foreshore homes, Beautiful islands that have made their home on Sydney Harbour & an array of different bird species.

After about a 20 minutes, you will then see the great Sydney Harbour Bridge! But don’t stop there, keep going! Make sure your skipper is keeping an eye on the wash, because it may get choppy! You will then start to pass Birchgrove, a small family orientated suburb not too far from Drummoyne. Once you pass Birchgrove & Balmain, you will then make a corner to be astonished at the views you will have of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

From Blues Point to the end of the Sydney Opera House, it is a 15-knot limit, so make sure you’re not speed! You will travel underneath the harbour bridge and be amazed by the amount of steel and size of the famous bridge.

A cool trick: Whistle as loud as you could and hear the echo underneath the bridge!
Once you have passed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, you will see the amazing Sydney Opera House in Circular Quay. At this point, you will be around 60 minutes into your journey. Continue east and you will pass by Fort Denison which used to be used as a prison in the early 1800’s then to turn into a military defensive base for Sydney Harbour. Eventually, turning it into an amazing tourist attraction.

If you’re planning on going for a swim or stopping somewhere for your picnic, a great spot to anchor down is Athol Bay. Athol Bay is on the northern side of Sydney Harbour which includes public moorings which mean you can anchor down and relax with the greatest views of the world!

After swimming, BBQing, Drinking and soaking in the sun in Athol Bay for 90 minutes, you can start making your way back home to Drummoyne.

On your way back as you are approaching the Sydney Harbour Bridge, on your right side will be Kirribilli House, wave your right hand and say G’day to our Prime Minister.

Upon your arrival back at Drummoyne Boat Ramp, one of Sydney Boat Hire’s Operators will be there ready to collect your boat!

Some things you can do while your on our self-drive vessels:

  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Drinking
  • Sight seeing
  • Cooking your favourite meal onboard our BBQ’s
  • Cruising around Sydney Harbour
  • Stopping at secluded beaches
  • Photography
  • & More!