Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise on Australia's Most Awarded Yacht Charter

Cruising Monohull
60 ft
50 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy a luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise aboard Australia's most awarded  charter vessel, the Sydney Sundancer  while attentive crew serve gourmet meals and fine wines. To charter  "Sydney Sundancer" for up to 50 people,  it costs from as little as A$2,260 for a 4 hour charter. 

The owners concept for the ideal charter vessel was to combine the comfort and stability of a motor boat with the grace and serenity of a sailing yacht, so Sydney Sundancer is a combination of the best features of both. They engaged a naval architect to transform their ideas into a ship with a huge deck area that is just made for the perfect Sydney Harbour yacht charter experience. In fact, the deck is so large that Sydney Sundancer is licensed to carry more than 70 guests (plus crew), however we limit the number of guests around 50 so that everyone's personal comfort is ensured through adequate space. If the weather happens to turn on you, the full canopy and  'climate controlled aft deck' keeps the party going, in comfort and in style.

Under our supervision Sydney Sundancer was built to the highest international standards of luxury yachting, and has been likened by guests to a floating 5* private hotel. Sumptuous interior furnishings and beautiful teak woodwork are reminiscent of a bygone era not usually found on modern production vessels.

Come aboard for a Sydney harbour cruise aboard our luxury yacht the Sydney Sundancer to have the experience of a lifetime and see why we say it's the extraordinary way to enjoy the world's greatest harbour. For yacht charter on Sydney harbour there is truly nothing like it. Charterers can choose to BYO food and drink, have us to cater and BYO drink,  or let us take care of all the catering with a range of superb menus and wines accompanied by attentive service. In fact we offer totally tailored charters to suit your every need. 

All charters are private, with the exception of Boxing Day (for the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race) New Years Eve for the spectacular Fireworks, and Australia Day where we offer individual bookings when guests can join others. 

Charterers can choose the most convenient wharf closest to them on Sydney Harbour.

Available for either cabin bookings or private charter out of Hamilton Island from June to October each year. 

Sundancer is available for special events:

• Weddings
• Harbour Functions
• New Years Eve
• Australia Day
• Boxing Day
• Christmas Party Cruise
• Corporate Hospitality
• Family Event
• Overseas Visitors

Charter Rates:

• From AUD $2,260 for a four hour charter



  • Type: Cruising Monohull
  • Capacity: 50 People
  • Year: 1986
  • Rental Minimum: 4 hours
  • Length: 60 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 30 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Booking procedure

When a client confirms a date and time of a cruise, we block that period off from future enquiries for 7 days to allow the client time to pay the deposit.  If the deposit is not paid within the 7 days, the date and time of the booking becomes available for any other person /organisation to book.  Failure to complete the booking by payment of deposit will forfeit your rights to these times. 


The deposit equals the charter fee. The balance of the charter and final numbers must be paid no later then 10 days prior to the charter.  If for any reason the charterer decides to cancel the charter, we refund the full charter fee less $100 if we are able to secure another charter for the same charter fee on the same date and time.  If not, there is no refund.  The reason for this is to prevent us being  “out of pocket” because of your decision to cancel.  

 Unsuitable weather

Our yacht is probably the most suitable sailing vessel to be aboard in inclement weather because we have awnings that cover about 90% of the open deck area so our guests are well protected from the elements.  However, these awnings will not protect when there are strong winds that drive rain in a horizontal direction.  The decision to abort a cruise can only be made within about 2 hours of the commencement and is the decision of the captain alone.  This decision will be based on the wind strength prevailing and forecast together with the forecast of rain.  The safety of the vessel is not impaired because of strong winds but the deployment of the awning may be impaired because it can affect manoeuvrability.  The awning can act like a sail making the vessel uncontrollable in some circumstances.  If there is a strong wind warning issued by BOM and heavy rain is forecast, you can generally assume the cruise will be “rolled over” to another time which must be suitable to both parties before our departure for our winter season in the Whitsundays (presently our ETD is mid May).  Only one postponement of a cruise is permitted. If the charter is cancelled because of extreme weather and is fully catered,  we can deliver the food to the charterer (if the charterer is within range of the CBD) and the drink can be served on the charter on the delayed date. On that delayed date the charterer can BYO their food OR we can cater @ normal menu costs. After saying this,  in 32 years we have only had to cancel only twice simply because we have a private mooring which is totally sheltered from extreme prevailing winds.    


Please visit our page on TripAdvisor http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g552094-d1740840-Reviews-Sydney_Sundancer-Drummoyne_New_South_Wales.html   where you can read previous guests evaluation of our cruises.  You will easily be able to discern why we enjoy the reputation of being Australia’s most awarded charter boat !


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Bow Thrusters
  • BBQ
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • Bluetooth
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dodger
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Furling Headsail
  • Furling Mainsail
  • 2 Heads

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Meet John and Lynne

John and Lynne

From Hamilton Island

Member Since Oct 2013

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  • Listing Address
  • 380 Victoria Place
  • Drummoyne, New South Wales 2047,
  • Australia
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