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Function Boat Hire

Celebrate in style! Hire a private function boat for your next event.

Host an unforgettable gathering on Sydney Harbour. Our function boats offer spacious layouts, top-notch amenities, and stunning views. Perfect for birthdays, corporate events, and more.

View suitable function boat hire options below.

From $250.00 per hour

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A Beautifully Refurbished Ferry For Large Groups

Fully Catered Available

BYO Food & Drink Available

From: $500.00/hr

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A Fun Cruiser Perfect For Casual Parties

From: $575.00/hr

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MV Sydney

A Great Motorboat At A Great Price

BYO Food & Drink Available

Fully Catered Available

From: $599.00/hr

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Sydney Pearl

Large Capacity Function Vessel

From: $650.00/hr

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Jerry Bailey

A Large Vessel Perfect For Formal Events

BYO Food & Drink Available

Fully Catered Available

From: $650.00/hr

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MV Supercat

A Large Catamaran For All Ocassions

From: $650.00/hr

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From: $750.00/hr

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Barefoot Blue

Great Party Option For Larger Groups

BYO Food & Drink Available

BBQ Onboard

From: $750.00/hr

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Barefoot Explorer

Large luxury Catamaran For Big Parties

From: $850.00/hr

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Vintage Ferry for Large Groups

From: $875.00/hr

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A Large Catamaran For All Occasions

From: $900.00/hr

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Huge Pontoon Boat for Large Group Events

Fully Catered Available

Aqua Golf Option

From: $990.00/hr

Corporate Function Boat Hire on Sydney Harbour - Take Your Networking to New Heights

Hiring a boat for large functions and events in Sydney Harbour is becoming increasingly popular in Sydney. Whether you're a business looking to inject a bit of fun and adventure into your seminars, or a couple who want to make jaws drop with a blow-out wedding, thanks to some stunning views of the iconic Sydney skyline, the harbour has become a go-to destination for a whole host of functions!

When it comes to boat hire for large functions in Sydney Harbour, there are a variety of options available to suit your needs. From luxury yachts to party boats to large catamarans and pontoons holding capacities of over 900 guests, Ucruise has vessels to suit all budgets and needs.

Boats for any function

When it comes to the type of vessel you choose for your private function, there are several factors to consider. Firstly, you will need to consider the size of the vessel, as this will determine the number of guests you can host. Many boats have a maximum capacity, so it is important to take this into account when making your selection. Additionally, you will need to consider the amenities available on board, such as bathrooms, kitchens and entertainment options.

Streamlined organisation

Once you've decided on the size of the event, you'll be pleased to hear that many of our function boats have packages at per-person rates which include catering, DJs, lighting, sound systems, crew, wait staff and even security, making it super simple to organise.

Your show-stopping function awaits!

Talk with of our friendly team and we'll help you organise your special event today!

Popular Corporate Function Boats
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A Large Catamaran For All Occasions

From: $900.00/hr

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A Pontoon Vessel For Grand Occasions

From: $2,400.00/hr

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Large Catamaran For Big Functions and Events

From: $1,050.00/hr

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Elysium II

A Luxurious Catamaran For All Occasions

BYO Food & Drink Available

BBQ Onboard

From: $325.00/hr

Wedding? Dance Cruise? School Social? Organise Your Function Boat Hire With Us!

Simply tell us what you have in mind for your event, and we'll find something suitable.

Why Arrange Your Corporate Boat Hire With Us

Unrivalled Comfort

Our function boats are decked out with the very best amenities to make sure your private function goes off without a hitch. Professional catering services, DJs and more can all be added as part of a package deal on the majority of our function boats as well.

The Best Rates

We don't charge a booking fee or add any hidden charges. Simply find the boat you like and we'll send you a quote that has all charges clearly laid out for you. We're confident you won't find a better deal elsewhere, and we know that every penny counts!

Room for Groups of All Sizes

With hundreds of boats to choose from, we're sure there's a vessel on our books that's perfect for your party. From superyachts to sailboats and catamarans, we're able to cater for groups as small as 6 or as large as 950. Just let our team know your needs and we'll be happy to provide options!

We can have your private function sorted in mintues

We'll have a quick chat and get it locked in. Job done! You can start working on the play list now!

Function Boats FAQs

What types of boats are available for Sydney Harbour boat hire for private functions?

We offer a variety of vessels for function boat hire on Sydney Harbour, including luxury yachts, catamarans, and glass boats, ensuring a perfect match for your event size and style. For example, one of our flagship catamarans Champagne Lady is a popular option for smaller functions thanks to its spacious decks that can accommodate for up to 20 guests for a more intimate office soirée. Of course, for larger events you might consider a larger catamaran such as the Sydney Pearl, which can take up to 140 guests, or even Bella Vista or Starship, which can carry 600 and 950 guest respectively.

Can I customize the itinerary for my function boat hire on Sydney Harbour?

Absolutely! At Ucruise Sydney, we pride ourselves on the flexibility of our Sydney Harbour boat hire services. As such, you can tailor the itinerary to suit your function's specific requirements. For example, if you're a company looking to wow some visiting foreign partners, we'd obviously recommend the central harbour's classic landmarks. If the event needs a more intimate fell, however, a picturesque bay such as somewhere up in Middle Harbour might be more attractive.

How many guests can your function boats accommodate?

Our fleet is big enough to accommodate for groups of 6 all the way up to 950. From intimate pontoon boats like The Floating Lounge or luxurious speedboats such as La Dolce Vita to huge cruisers like The Cadman, we aren't exaggerating when we say we really do have it all!

What facilities are available on board for Sydney Harbour functions?

Probably the most important feature on a function boat is the floor space. All our function boat hire options are spacious (often covering multiple levels) and give passengers plenty of room to mingle and get their groove on! The larger vessels all have on-board bars and bags of seating as well to make sure everyone is refreshed. The majority of our function boats feature state-of-the-art facilities as standard including audio-visual equipment (like projectors, microphones and party lighting), soundsystems and refridgeration, and of course there will be separate men's and women's toilets on the bigger boats. Finally, there are package deals available to include different catering options, staffing and even DJs to ensure your function runs as smoothly as possible. Just ask our team when you book your Sydney Harbour function boat hire, and we'll let you know the available options.

Is catering provided for function boat hire on Sydney Harbour?

While it's not covered in our standard fees, Ucruise Sydney's function boats offer an array of tiered food and drinks packages that can be adjusted to your budget and special requirements such as vegan, gluten-free, halal or kosher products. If you want to BYO, that possibility is there on a few of our vessels, but not all, so please do bring that up when booking and our team will recommend the best boats to meet your needs.

How far in advance should I book a boat for a function on Sydney Harbour?

While we may have boats available one short notice, organising the optional extras such as catering, staff and music can't be guaranteed. We'd always recommend locking in the reservation with 4 weeks' notice, especially if it's a big event. With so many small details to go over, such as large drinks orders, catering services and more, the more time you have to play with, the better! Ideally, all the final details should be locked in at least a week in advance.

Are there any restrictions on entertainment for private events boat hire in Sydney?

Logistically speaking, there are a few restrictions, but you'd be surprised what kind of entertainment options are available. We've had everything from magic shows to dance troupes and even live bands on our function boats. If you have something special in mind, let our staff know and they can guide you through the specifics.

What is the duration of a typical private function cruise, and is it possible to extend my business cruise on the day?

By far the most popular duration is 4 hours, but some companies and groups opt for a little longer depending on what they have planned. For some of our boats, a service available for smaller parties, it is possible to extend the cruise. Elysium II, Champagne Lady, The Floating Lounge and Sirocco have the option to offer extensions if there are no bookings after your boat party. Typically each additional hour will be in accordance with normal pricing but discounts for additional hours are offered from time to time.

What happens if there is rain or bad weather on the day of my private function cruise?

If it rains or there's bad weather, your Sydney Harbour function will proceed as planned. Our function boats feature canopies, coverings, or are fully enclosed to shield guests from rain and the majority of them are large enough so you won't feel a thing even if it's blowing a gale outside. That said, it's advisable to check the weather beforehand and dress accordingly if you do plan to go out on deck and to ensure you're comfortable while waiting for pick up. If you fail to attend, 100% of your payment will be forfeited. Rain or shine, most groups thoroughly enjoy the experience. Only in cases where Maritime deems the weather hazardous do we consider a postponement rather than a refund so it's important you are clear on all our terms and conditions prior to booking.

Can we brand the boat for our private event on Sydney Harbour?

This really depends. Of course, you can bring branded sunloungers and parasols on board, for example, but we typically don't allow for more invasive branding such as large adhesives that might damage the vessel in some way. You'd have to arrange for the transport and installation of the branded items as well, as it isn't a service we provide. Again, if there's something specific you have in mind, it's best to ask our staff and avoid a headache further down the line.

Does your Sydney Harbour boat hire for private events include an experienced crew?

All of our boat hire options, whether they are for corporate events or other kinds of private functions, are staffed by fully licensed skippers and crew who know the harbour like the back of their hand. Your in good hands with Ucruise Sydney!

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30 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW, 2000

+61 (0)422 222 675
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