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Budget Boat Hire

On a tight budget? No problem... We offer private hire from just $300 per hour!

Experience the magic of Sydney Harbour without breaking the bank. Our budget-friendly boats offer a great way to explore the harbor and create lasting memories.

View all our budget boat hire options below.

From $300.00 per hour

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Champagne Lady

A Spacious Catamaran Great For All Occasions

BYO Food & Drink Available

BBQ Onboard

From: $300.00/hr

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Delphinus

Small Catamaran For Big Parties

BYO Food & Drink Available

BBQ Onboard

From: $325.00/hr

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Elysium II

A Luxurious Catamaran For All Occasions

BYO Food & Drink Available

BBQ Onboard

From: $325.00/hr

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Whats Kraken

Small Catamaran For Parties & Gatherings

BYO Food & Drink Available

BBQ Onboard

From: $325.00/hr

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The Floating Lounge

Luxurious Boat For Families & Small Groups

BYO Food & Drink Available

Beach Hopping Available

From: $325.00/hr

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Cavok II

Motor Cruiser for Smaller Groups

From: $330.00/hr

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Catalyst

Small Catamaran For Social Gatherings

From: $330.00/hr

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Zabava

A Popular Option For A Great Day Out

From: $350.00/hr

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Seabbatical

Luxurious Catamaran for smaller groups

From: $350.00/hr

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Cabaret

Spacious 20 Person Catamaran

From: $350.00/hr

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One Ocean

A Charming Catamaran For Social Gatherings

From: $350.00/hr

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Perfect Day

A Small Sized Catamaran for a great day out

From: $350.00/hr

Budget Boat Hire on Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour is one of the most iconic bodies of water in the world. With its sparkling waters and incredible views, it is a must-visit for anyone staying in Australia. But for those on a tight budget, the cost of boat hire may seem prohibitive. Fortunately, there are ways to experience a day on the harbour without breaking the bank.

The Key? A Small Boat or a Big Group

There are plenty of cheap and affordable Sydney Harbour boat hire options on the market. From small pontoon and monohuls to slightly larger catamarans and motorboats, Ucruise has an array to choose from with many of our boat partners offering packages that include meals, drinks, and other amenities. Most budget boat hire rates start from around $325 per hour, with a few on top fees. If you're trying to get a group together then you can pay as little as $60 per person for a nice catamaran that can hold up to 30 guests. We can't think of many better ways to spend 60 bucks!

Other Ways to Keep the Costs Down

BYO food and drink is a good way to cut back on costs and also to cater to the different tastes in your group. Just remember that eating and cooking on a boat isn't quite the same as a picnic in the park! If you opt for BYO, we always recommend finger food and tins and bottles over plated dishes and cocktails, simply for practical reasons. These also tend to be on the cheaper side as well! Season, day and timetable are another factor to bear in mind. When you get in touch, ask our staff about variable rates and we'll be able to recommend a date and time that will be most convenient for your budget.

Your Sydney Harbour experience awaits!

Get in touch today and speak to one of our friendly team. We'll do our best to find something ideal for your budget and requirements!

Popular Budget Boats
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Zabava

A Popular Option For A Great Day Out

From: $350.00/hr

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Champagne Lady

A Spacious Catamaran Great For All Occasions

BYO Food & Drink Available

BBQ Onboard

From: $300.00/hr

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Elysium II

A Luxurious Catamaran For All Occasions

BYO Food & Drink Available

BBQ Onboard

From: $325.00/hr

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The Floating Lounge

Luxurious Boat For Families & Small Groups

BYO Food & Drink Available

Beach Hopping Available

From: $325.00/hr

Your sydney harbour cruise needn't break the bank!

Let us know your budget and requirements, and we'll do our best to find the ideal vessel for you!

Why Book a Budget Sydney Harbour Cruise With Us

Low Price, High Quality

Doing Sydney Harbour on a budget doesn't mean skimping on style and comfort. Our fleet of almost 200 budget boats includes everything from nifty little yachts to beautiful catamarans. Tell our team about your group size and requirements and we'll show you some boats that will blow you away!

A Great Range of Extras

What you save on the boat can be spent on catering, entertainment and other water activities. Ask our friendly team about the amenities and extras available with each vessel and they'll be happy to give you a run down!

Experts in Satisfaction

Budget or luxury, we know that a cruise on Sydney Harbour is a special day out and that everyone expects top-notch service. That's why at Ucruise Sydney, we pride ourselves on providing the very best in customer satsifcation on every single cruise.

Hassle-free budget boat hire

Give our team a call and we'll have your cruise sorted in minutes. Zero fuss!

Budget Boat FAQs

What is the maximum guest capacity for budget boats available for hire with Ucruise Sydney?

Thanks to our large portfolio of vessels, we can offer a range of budget boats with varying guest capacities, accommodating groups of different sizes. The maximum guest capacity for budget boats actually runs up to a whopping 240 on Eclipse, a large function catamaran, but there are boats like Champagne Lady that can cater to 20, or Barefoot Blue that holds up to 70. A bit of everything really! Each boat's specifications and guest capacity are detailed on their dedicated pages to help you select the ideal budget boat for your event or celebration, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience within your budget constraints.

Can I bring my own food and drink on a budget boat hire with Ucruise Sydney?

Depending on the selected boat, Ucruise Sydney allows customers to bring their own food and drink on budget boat hires (it's a great way to keep costs down). BYO options are permitted on almost all our vessels for hires with 50 people or less, offering customers the flexibility to manage their budget while customizing the culinary experience for their event. We strive to ensure that customers can tailor their budget boat hire to suit their specific requirements, including the option for BYO food and drink, enhancing the affordability and personalization of the experience.

What amenities are included in the budget boat hire package with Ucruise Sydney?

Budget boat hire packages with Ucruise Sydney typically include the hire of the boat, a qualified skipper, and fuel, all priced in Australian Dollars. While food and bar services are not included in the base boat hire charge, we can offer a variety of food and beverage packages to cater to different preferences if you opt to not BYO. But just because a boat is on our "budget" list, doesn't mean it doesn't come with some great amenities! There are plenty of vessels in there with really cool touches such as water toys, inflatables, on-board BBQs, TVs, fridges and cracking sound systems.

Is it possible to bring a DJ on board during a budget boat hire with Ucruise Sydney?

Most of our luxury boats are available all day, with slots available at mid-morning, in the afternoon or in the evening at specific start times. Whether you prefer an afternoon excursion starting at 12pm or 1pm, or an sunset voyage commencing at 5pm or 6pm, Ucruise Sydney offers flexible options to accommodate your preferred schedule. Additionally, for those interested in overnight trips, we can provide a list of vessels that offer these extended charters.

What types of luxury boats are available for hire with Ucruise Sydney?

Many budget boats we have on offer are equipped to accommodate DJs, allowing customers to bring their own DJ for onboard entertainment. While bringing your own DJ is an option, Ucruise Sydney also provides resident DJs who are familiar with the unique requirements of boat settings and can cater to various music preferences. This flexibility enables customers to enhance their budget boat hire experience with music tailored to their event, ensuring an enjoyable and engaging atmosphere for all guests within their budget. It's important to bear in mind as well that the DJ has to count as a passenger for legal reasons.

What should I consider regarding footwear when planning a budget boat hire with Ucruise Sydney?

For budget boat hires with Ucruise Sydney, customers should consider the footwear requirements specific to each boat. While most budget boats generally allow a variety of shoe styles, stiletto heels are typically prohibited on most vessels for safety reasons. It is advisable to consult with Ucruise Sydney's team to confirm the footwear guidelines for the selected budget boat, ensuring that guests can adhere to the appropriate footwear recommendations and enjoy a comfortable and safe experience within their budget. Generally speaking, though, comfy shoes with a decent stable grip are the order of the day!

Are towels provided on board during a budget boat hire with Ucruise Sydney?

Ucruise Sydney typically ensures that fresh towels are available on board budget boats to accommodate guests who may get wet from spray and splashes. While towels are provided for general use, guests planning to swim or sunbathe are encouraged to bring their own beach towels for a personalized and comfortable experience within their budget constraints.

Can I reserve a budget boat with Ucruise Sydney without breaking the bank?

Reserving a budget boat with Ucruise Sydney will require a 50% deposit and a completed booking confirmation form from both parties. The process is designed to be straightforward and cost-effective, allowing customers to secure their preferred budget boat within their financial means. Ucruise Sydney's team can provide detailed information on the reservation process, ensuring that customers can initiate their booking with confidence, knowing that their budget and preferences are respected. In terms of overall cost per head, if you plan to max out the savings by optimising boat size vs. group size, you can end up paying as little as $60 busks per head!




Contact Us

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address:
30 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Phone:
+61 (0)422 222 675
9AM - 5PM (MON - FRI) 

Email:
All enquiries: enquiries@ucruisesydney.com.au

Are You Cruising Soon?
If you are cruising on a weekend your best contact is the skipper's (our office will be closed). This will have been emailed to you under the 'It's Almost Time For Your Cruise' email.