When it comes to the quintessential Sydney experience, nothing quite compares to the allure of a Sydney Harbour cruise. The city's multitude of charter boats are a testament to this, offering locals and tourists alike the chance to experience the city from a uniquely breathtaking perspective. From the Sydney Opera House to the Harbour Bridge and Cockatoo Island, these cruises offer the perfect vantage point to enjoy Sydney in all its glory.
The appeal of charter boats in Sydney Harbour is further underscored by their convenience and versatility. With such a wide variety of catamarans, yachts, motor cruisers and sailboats available, boat hire in Sydney has become an accessible and easy way to enjoy the harbour, whether you're planning a leisurely afternoon with your mates or a large corporate event.
Moreover, Sydney Harbour cruises provide an excellent way to escape the urban hustle and bustle without leaving the city. The gentle waters of the harbour provide a refreshing contrast to Sydney's pulsing cityscape, offering a tranquil retreat right in the heart of the city. This unique combination of convenience, versatility and tranquility is what makes Sydney Harbour charter cruises so popular among both locals and tourists.
What Makes a Sydney Harbour Cruise a Great Option for Families with Kids?
Planning a family day out can be a challenging task, especially when it comes to finding activities that are enjoyable for both adults and kids, or coordinating a get-together for 10+ people! This is where a Sydney Harbour cruise can be a real lifesaver. A cruise provides an exciting and engaging way for families to spend quality time together, offering a range of activities that cater to different age groups and interests.
One of the main attractions of a family day out in Sydney Harbour is the educational aspect. Kids have the opportunity to learn about Sydney's historical landmarks, marine life, and the harbour's ecological system. This interactive learning experience can be both fun and educational, providing kids with valuable knowledge while keeping them engaged. With a good guide book in hand and an experienced skipper at the helm, you can impress the kids with facts such as there are more than 580 different species of fish in Sydney Harbour alone!
But if you let your imagination run a little, there’s really no limit to the fun and interactive things you can do with the kids on a Sydney Harbour cruise. From treasure hunts to onboard games, snorkeling and more, these cruises provide a diverse range of activities that can keep children entertained for hours. Additionally, just the thrill of being on a boat and the opportunity to witness Sydney's iconic landmarks from a unique perspective can be an exciting experience for kids.
The convenience and flexibility of a Sydney Harbour cruise also make it an attractive option for parents. Parents can relax and enjoy a barbecue against the scenic backdrop while the kids are off swimming, making for a stress-free family day out in Sydney. Of course, all Ucruise Sydney charter boats are fully equipped with amenities like food prep areas, sound systems and fridges, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free experience for the whole family. A fair few even have a bed or two for nap times!
The Floating Lounge: Your Go-To Vessel for Family Cruises
Ucruise Sydney has boats for all types and sizes of group, but one that stands head and shoulders above the rest for family days out is The Floating Lounge. This cosy little pontoon boat fits 12 passengers comfortably. It’s small yet spacious, and offers a unique blend of comfort, convenience and unbeatable views, making it a great option for a family day out.
One of the key features of The Floating Lounge is its easy water access. The boat has a low, prominent deck at the bow, allowing for easy entry and exit from the water, making it safe and convenient for kids who love a dip. What’s more, the boat is equipped with a variety of water toys and equipment, providing endless fun for children and adults alike.
The Floating Lounge is not just about fun and games, though. The boat also prioritises comfort. The clue’s in the name, really, and The Floating Lounge is basically a home away from home, with a spacious lounge-like deck that offers ample room for kids to play and adults to relax.
Other great features on The Floating Lounge include a fridge for drinks and snacks, a large Esky, a solid Bluetooth sound system and the chance to order delicious catering platters.
Ucruise Sydney’s Top Itinerary for Families
A day out on The Floating Lounge can be a memorable adventure for the whole family. The day could start with a leisurely cruise around middle harbour, offering the family a unique perspective of Sydney's iconic landmarks like Luna Park, the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It’s a great opportunity to get some snaps for the family album!
After cruising for about an hour, we’d recommend taking the family to anchor at one of the harbour's quieter beaches such as Milk Beach, which has some great views of the skyline and will provide a nice spot for a dip and some lunch. Here, kids can enjoy a range of water activities, like swimming or snorkelling, while adults can chill out with a drink or two on the spacious deck.
Lunch can be as good as you make it. You can BYO food and drink, but The Floating Lounge catering menu includes tempting options such as our “The Favourites” baguette platter that comes with roast beef and mascarpone, smoked salmon and avocado, roasted mushroom and eggplant, and chicken and aioli baguettes. For a little extra cost you can save yourself a lot of extra effort and enjoy the day to the full!
As the day winds down, the family will enjoy a relaxing cruise back to the city, taking in the breathtaking views of the sunset over the harbour: the perfect end to a perfect family day out in Sydney. For more great ideas about things to do with the family on Sydney Harbour, check out our Sydney Harbour guide!
There's no denying the appeal of a Sydney Harbour cruise. Combining education, adventure, and relaxation, it offers the perfect blend of activities for a family day out. The Floating Lounge from Ucruise Sydney is the perfect vessel for families looking to create unforgettable memories on Sydney Harbour.
So why wait? Book a family day out to remember on Sydney Harbour with Ucruise Sydney today!