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Sunset Cruise

Witness one of Sydney's amazing sunsets in a tranquil location on the harbour!

Australia is known for it's stunning sunsets; coupled with being on the water and a city backdrop - you really can't go wrong. Enjoy stunning colours, romantic ambiance, and an all round unforgettable experience.

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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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Sirocco

A Luxurious Catamaran For All Occasions

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

Sunset Cruises on Sydney Harbour

Trust us - it's the BEST way to see a sunset! Sydney's spectacular sunsets can be seen often, but on Sydney Harbour is the best way to capture it. A sunset on the water is an amazing way to end your cruise experience, and an equally amazing way to start your evening! Whether it's to impress that special someone with a picture-perfect moment or just appreciate a great time with great mates - a sunset cruise is something everyone will remember.

Our boat hire range

To take in the views we have a range of boats to hire that will suit every requirement; from our floating lounges for intimate small groups (up to around 12 people), to to medium to large size catamarans for larger groups (up to around 30 people+), to medium to large yachts for a more premium service (around 15 people+).

Everything you need

All our boats are fully skippered. Our skippers are experts on Sydney Harbour and know all the best places to go and of course capture a beautiful sunset (weather permitting). All boat options also have a range of catering and drinks selections, entertainment features and most boats have all the standard amenities you may need. BYO options are available on many of our boats, too!

Popular Boats for Sunset Cruises
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Proclaim

Vintage Ferry for Large Groups

From: $875.00/hr

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La Dolce Vita

A Luxurious Italian Speed Boat

From: $495.00/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

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Why Book Your Sunset Cruise With Us

The Lowest Rates

Ucruise Sydney never charges a booking fee or adds any hidden charges after you've booked. Guaranteed. You find the boat you want, we send you a quote with all teh charges clearly laid out, and you book. It really is as simple as that, and we're sure you won't find a better deal anywhere else!

No One Knows the Harbour Better

We've been running Sydney Harbour boat hires for years, catering to literally tens of thousands of happy customers. When it comes to a sunset cruise, our experienced skippers know exactly when and where to drop anchor and watch the sun dip down. It really is a moment you'll savour forever.

Attention to Detail

Here at Ucruise Sydney, we put customer satisfaction first and foremost in everything we do. That means making sure your Sydney Harbour boat hire goes perfectly in every detail. From booking through to docking, we're experts in making sure your day out goes exactly as planned!

book your sunset cruise in next to no time!

After a quick phone call, you're ready to rock! Be sure to bring a camera!

Sunset Boat Hire FAQs

What makes a sunset boat hire experience unique compared to daytime cruises?

We've been running these boat hires for long enough to know that nothing, and we mean nothing, beats a cracking sunset cruise on Sydney Harbour. A sunset boat hire offers a distinct experience with the enchanting backdrop of the sunset over the Harbour with a serene and picturesque atmosphere that creates a unique, tranquil ambiance that's ideal for romantic outings, special occasions, or simply enjoying the beauty of the harbor at dusk. You won't have experienced anything like it.

What are some popular destinations to visit during a sunset boat hire on Sydney Harbour?

As the sun sets over Sydney Harbour, the best spots to be are out to the east, where you can look back over the CBD and see the outline of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House silhouetted against the amber and purple sky. Popular destinations out that way include Milk Beach, a tiny gem of a beach in Vaucluse. Other great spots for a sunset are picturesque bays like Watsons Bay and Athol. These locations offer stunning views as the sun casts a warm glow over the harbour.

Are there specific safety considerations for sunset boat hires compared to daytime cruises?

Safety is always our top priority on every Sydney Harbour cruise. Sunset boat hires do have a few unique safety considerations, such as diminished visibility after dusk, but thanks to the safety standards of our vessels and the expertise of our crews, there's absolutely nothing for you to worry about when you're on the water after dark. As with any cruise, what the skipper says, goes, just follow their instructions and you'll have a cracking time!

How can I capture the best memories during a sunset boat hire?

To capture the best memories during a sunset boat hire, consider bringing a camera or smartphone with a good low-light photography capability. The changing colors of the sky during sunset create a stunning backdrop for capturing memorable moments with family, friends, or loved ones. We've found that unless you're a real pro photographer, a decent smartphone performs better due to the unpredicable movements of the boats, but if you know what you're doing, there's no beating a digital camera with a good lens.

How far in advance should I arrange and book a sunset cruise?

The timing for booking your sunset depends on the specific time of year and the desired day. Generally, sunset spots are in pretty high demand year round even on weekdays, but weekends are especially so. During the Summer season, spanning from September to March, we strongly recommend securing your booking at least 2 months in advance, especially if you plan to cruise on a weekend. In the Winter season, from April to August, booking approximately 4 weeks in advance should be adequate to ensure availability for your preferred date as the weather's a bit cooler after dark.

What clothing and footwear are recommended for a sunset boat hire?

As the temperature can drop quite dramatically during the evening (especially over the water), it's advisable to bring along a light jacket or sweater for a sunset boat hire. Comfortable footwear suitable for a boat deck is recommended (please, no heels!), and guests should be prepared for potential wind and cooler evening temperatures.

Can I experience stargazing during a sunset boat hire on Sydney Harbour?

As the sun sets and dusk descends, a clear evening sky over Sydney Harbour offers a much better view of the stars than you get from in the city. That said, there is still a decent amount of light pollution until you get out towards Manly, so while it's a beautiful view, you won't be seeing as many stars as you would out in the bush.

What catering options are available for sunset boat hires?

This varies from boat to boat, really, as many vessels have their own unique menus. As with most things at Ucruise Sydney, catering is pretty flexible and all our catering partners can accommodate special dietary requirements and tastes. Most menus on smaller vessels tend towards the more boat friendly style of food like canapés and finger food rather than meals that require utensils. Of course, you've also got the option to BYO on a lot of our vessels.

What factors should I consider when selecting a boat for a sunset cruise?

When selecting a boat for a sunset cruise, factors to consider include the boat's capacity, amenities, catering options, and the specific ambiance and setting that best align with the desired experience for the sunset cruise. You can also opt for a covered boat with good visibility all around in case the temperature drops (a great option in winter), or go for something completely open air to enjoy the warm summer breeze.

Are there specific guidelines for capturing drone footage during a sunset boat hire?

Yes. Unfortunately, unless you're licensed by CASA, you can't use a drone over Sydney Harbour as there's just too much air traffic to account for. Even if you do have the correct licenses, some of our vessels don't allow drone flights, so please do be sure to ask before you bring the drone out so that you aren't disappopinted on the day.




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