For a truly unique experience in Sydney, spend a night on the water aboard our 2015 Bavaria Cruiser 33. Located adjacent to Luna Park and the Harbour Bridge, you will be able to fall asleep to the sights and sounds of Sydney Harbour in the background. We can also take you on a sailing tour around the Harbour at an extra cost. Our yacht stay has been featured on Airbnb s "feel like they re living in the movies" promotion and Tourism Australia s Instagram feed.
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 730pm during daylight saving and 530pm otherwise. If you choose the sunset tour, they depart 3 hours prior to the scheduled check in time
Check-out time is usually 930am but can be flexible. If you choose the morning sailing tour, you will get off around 1230.
If you are doing the morning or sunset tours along with your stay, then the check-in/check-out times will vary.
Equipped with a 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 $59 per person save $40. 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 $60 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 $500 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 $99, which is less than half the price of other charter companies in Sydney. Feel free to send me a message for more details or find us through the Airbnb Experiences platform :
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 think of it as a picnic on a yacht. We have fridge on board that you can use
- 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. 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.
• 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, water taxis can pick you up from the boat and drop you back on the wharf
• 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. Since we have limited resources in terms of water, electricity and waste/toilet disposal facilities, please bear that in mind and use only what you need
• What about children?
We are happy to have kids on board. However, they must weigh more than 20kg since thats the size of the approved life jacks that we have on board. So unfortunately, that means no infants and toddlers.
Hope to see you soon :