The Best Manly Boat Hire Options

09 Dec 2022 Boat Hire Articles

At Ucruise Sydney we often get requests from customers for Manly pick ups and drop offs, however not all of our boat partners are able to accommodate. Very few people know why, the main reason is that many of the vessels that operate on Sydney Harbour aren't actually in survey to be able to venture up that way. Another reason is due to the construction of Manly wharfs being made of steel which is potentially damaging to certain vessels that are made of things like fibreglass or wood. Fortunately we still have a great range of boat hire options that do allow Manly pick up and drop offs.


Our Top Manly Boat Hire Picks

To help our customers decide we thought we'd give you our top Manly boat hire picks to make your next boat hire experience a lot easier, especially if you live in the Manly area. So here's our top 7, in no particular order, starting with…


Iluka | from $650 per hour, capacity 16 guests

Iluka is a superb cruiser that's an ideal entertaining vessel with modern stylish interior comprising of leather seating and polished wood throughout. Iluka has ample space for up to 16 guests with both inside and outside seating so whatever the weather Iluka will have you cruising in comfort. Other features of Iluka include; a sound system, fully equipped galley, BBQ and cooking factilities, easy water access and loungers. Iluka also offers a great catering menu for both food and drink options or you can chose BYO. Iluka will happily pick up and drop off guests all over Sydney Harbour including Manly.


Woorabinda | from $350 per hour, capacity 20 guests

Woorabina is one of many popular catamarans that operate on Sydney Harbour and will happily accommodate those that want Manly area pick up and drop offs. A party favourite, Woorabinda is ideal for groups of up to 20 guests. Key features on this boat include; seating and table inside, galley, BBQ on board, fridge and Esky to help keep drinks and other items cold, a great sound system and it also has a Frog Mat and 2 paddleboards for more fun in the water. Woorabinda offers BYO food and drink but they also offer catered food packages. 


Pearl | from $450 per hour, capacity 30 guests

If you're after a slightly larger catamaran then Pearl is a great choice. This wonderful catamaran is able to accommodate up to 30 guests. It boasts the same kind of features as Woorabinda but with more room. Pearl is an ideal vessel for those larger party sizes and bigger celebrations and can pick up from all the main Sydney CBD wharves as well as wharves in the Manly area.


Major Tom | from $600 per hour, capacity 34 guests

Major Tom is a very unique vessel to any of those mentioned so far in this Manly boat hire options list. It's a great motorcruiser with a full walk around deck and ample space both inside and out that can accommodate up to 34 guests. This vessel is a more classic style sailing boat that features a huge dining table, cooking facilities and BBQ on board for the best harbour dining set up. Sun loungers and a hammock are on board as well for those that want to relax and soak up the sun and for those that want a little more excitement and water fun it has paddleboards and Frog Mats and also inflatables. Major Tom can do wharf pick ups and drop offs all over Sydney Harbour including Manly wharf.


Champagne Sailing | from $550 per hour, capacity 43 guests

Champagne Sailing is a similar boat to Woorabinda and Pearl being a catamaran but with a more open plan. This Seawind Resort catamaran is a fun in the sun party goer favourite and it's more communal layout is perfect for gatherings where you want everyone together. Ample seating and space inside a fully enclosed main space and also proper seating and tables outside too for those that went to relax in the sun. Champagne Sailing can accommodate up to 43 guests so for party sizes a little bigger it's perfect. It also has 2 bathrooms on board for convenience. Champagne Sailing knows how to accommodate their guests with a great sound system with Bluetooth, 2 large Eskies to keep drinks cool and water toys too including a Frog Mat and 2 paddleboards. Champagne Sailing are happy to pick up and drop off guests all over Sydney Harbour including in the Manly area as well.


Ali B | from $550 per hour, capacity 45 guests

Ali B is our largest vessel on our top picks for Manly boat hire options. This large muli-level motor catamaran can accommodate up to 45 guests and has 2 decks allowing guests to create two settings on board. The inside deck provides ample space, seating and tables, and boasts a fully licensed bar on board so is ideal for lots of celebration events. As well as a licensed bar, food catering packages are available too. For guests that prefer to do BYO, Ali B offers BYO food and drink so is really flexible to guests requirements. Other Ali B features include male and female toilets, a sound system with Bluetooth, a PA system, an on board BBQ, x2 Eskies to keep food and drinks cold. Also on the lower level is the sun deck at the rear of the boat. The upper deck is more exposed for those that want to get some sun and there is more seating up there also. Ali B is the last vessel in out top Manly boat hire options list that are happy to do Manly pick up and drop offs.


So that's our top list. If you are looking to hire one of these vessels or any vessels in our portfolio please do get in touch. And if what we've showed you isn't quite what you are looking for then tell us your requirements and we'll do out best to find you the most suitable vessel.