For a truly unique experience, spend a night on board our brand new Bavaria Cruiser 33. Located at Lavender Bay, you'll be able to fall asleep to the backdrop of Luna Park and the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background.
Included in the price is a complimentary sailing tour around the harbour, allowing you to enjoy breathtaking views of the Sydney skyline as well as visiting the most famous landmarks such as the Opera House, Fort Denison, Shark Island and Watsons Bay.
HOW IT ALL WORKS:
We will pick you up at Lavender Bay wharf when you first check-in (it's right on the other side of the Harbour Bridge from the city). If you choose the evening sailing tour, we will take you out around the harbour and then leave you at our mooring in Lavender Bay. Otherwise, we will take you straight to the mooring, where you will stay the night.
In the morning, we will come and take you back to the wharf to drop you off (or out for a morning tour is you so choose).
Check-in time is flexble but must be before 9pm.
Check-out time is usually 930am but can be flexible.
Equipped with an excellent galley, spacious saloon, bathroom and large shaded cockpit suitable for outdoor dining make this yacht the perfect getaway.
Length: 33ft (10m)
Engine: 28HP Volvo-Penta Saildrive
Sprayhood, bimini cover, top loading fridge, VHF radio, fold down swim platform, external hot & cold water shower.
Since the yacht is in commercial survey, we have safety gear for all on board including fire extinguishers, life jackets, life rings and inflatable torch.
If you're interested in coming on a sailing your with us, it will cost $50 per person (save $25). You can either choose the sunset tour or the morning tour the day after.
- Includes a 30min stop at Athol Bay, next to Taronga Zoo for a swim and some relaxation
- Unbeatable views of Sydney's best attractions including Luna Park, Darling Harbour, the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Fort Denison and the amazing bays and waterfront mansions that adorn Sydney Harbour
- Chance to take the helm and to learn some sailing basics
Please note that the $50 per person price is for one of our group tours and may include other paying passengers. If you would like a private sailing tour, it will be $300 total (you can bring up to 10 people). Whichever option you choose, you will aways have the boat to yourself overnight
UNABLE TO STAY OVERNIGHT?
If you are not able to stay with us overnight, for whatever reason, feel free to book a sailing tour with us. It costs less than $50, about a third the price of other charter companies in Sydney. Either send me a message or book directly through Sailaway Sydney
WHAT TO BRING
- You’ll need some food for dinner and breakfast. Since its a little tricky to cook on a yacht, we recommend that you bring food that is ready to eat. Catering is available at extra cost
- Drinks (alcohol is fine)
- Swimming Gear
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Please limit your bags to one soft bag per person (plus your food and drinks) and please wear soft-soled (non marking) shoes. If you’re traveling with suitcases we may be able to arrange to have your suitcases stored for you free of charge. Please don’t wear heels, black shoes or suitcases as it causes significant damage to the fibreglass.
• What is a mooring?
A mooring is a buoy in the middle of the bay. Hence, the yacht is not at a marina, where you can easily walk on and off the yacht. To get on and off, we use either a powerboat during business hours or a dinghy after 430pm and before 930am.
• Do I need a boating licence or boating experience?
Not at all. Our skipper will drive the yacht during the sailing tours and to get on and off the mooring. You are welcome to join in when we are sailing to help crewing and take control of the helm as well.
• I have a boat licence – can I drive the boat myself?
Yes, we offer bareboat charter options.
• Can we get off the boat?
Yes, you can certainly go for a swim. However, since the yacht is on a mooring, getting onto dry land isn't straightforward. If you do need to get off the yacht in the evening, please contact me to make arrangements and we may be able to leave a dinghy with you.
• Will staying on the yacht be safe?
Absolutely! The yacht is brand new and equipped with all the safety equipment since it is in commercial use and NSW Maritime have very strict regulations in that regard.
• Will I get sea sick?
It depends. Most people that stay on the yacht have no problems but if you are inclined to sea sickness, we do recommend that you take some sea sickness pills with you just in case.
• What are the facilities like?
We have a 150L water tank on board. Electricity is supplied by two batteries on board. There are no power points that you can use however we use have a 12V plug that you can use to keep your phone charged (please bring your own USB connection).