The Best Boat Hire Near Sydney, Australia

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About Sydney

The location of Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales, is one of the most fascinating for any boater. It is situated on the east coast of Australia and surrounds the largest natural harbour of the world. To the east of Sydney is the Tasman Sea, to the north is the Hawkesbury River, and the beautiful Blue Mountains stand on the west. Sydney experiences warm and sometimes hot summers and mild winters, offering ample scope for boaters to enjoy their pursuit.

Sydney Boat Hire Tips

The spectacular beauty of the Sydney Harbour makes it a perfect locale to spend a day on the waters. Hop on a Sydney ferry and experience some of the most well-known landmarks in the area. Take a cruise to seep in the surrounding beauty in a laidback way. Tall ships are also available. Boarding one such tall ship would give you the opportunity to learn more about the history of Sydney while offering a new experience all the way. Kayaking facilities and many high-speed boat tours are also available.

Boat ramps, marinas, and yacht clubs abound in and around the harbour area. Apart from boating, the Sydney Harbour is one of the best places to go fishing. In fact, many are of the opinion that the fishing in Sydney is the best in the state. Mulloway, yellowtail kingfish, whiting, and bream are a few of the species available here. If you are in luck, you might also catch a glimpse of the humpback whales. The nearby Hawkesbury River is yet another place where boaters can enjoy boating amidst breathtaking natural beauty. There are many safe anchorages and marinas along the river. While exploring the sparkling waters of the Sydney harbour, don’t forget to include the nearby Lake Glenbawn, Port Stephens, Myall Lakes, the Lower Illawarra, and the Big River in your itinerary.


Boating Articles about Sydney

GetMyBoat customer reviews for boat rentals in Sydney.

  1. DM
    Donald
    Charter MV Salute Motor Yacht on Sydney Harbour

    Perfect way to combine a 21st celebration, seeing Sydney’s waterside highlights and having a bit of fun. Mark was charming, knowledgable and flexible, the boat classically handsome, comfortable and with a good turn of speed, and the whole package great value.

  2. GY
    Georgia
    Hire 38' Sailing Catamaran on Sydney Harbour

    One of the best experiences I have ever had. Robyn was great to work with and had a friendly and caring approach which made our day so great. Robyn went out of her way to accomodate for us on the day and the catamaran we had for the afternoon was simply stunning. Thank you Robyn and the team for such a great day! We will definitely be back

  3. Eb
    Eesha
    Captained Charter on Perfect Day with a luxury 34 foot Catamaran around Sydney Harbour. Maximum 20 guests

    Blodwen organised a great boat day for a group of 13. We felt welcomed soon as we reached the wharf, Brian and Peter, provided exceptional service! The boat was lovely, big and clean and Brian prepared the yummiest bbq. Thank you to all three!

  4. KL
    Kira
    Luxury 35’ Powerboat for private tours on Sydney Harbour and offshore

    This was the greatest part of our trip! Menno was so awesome and customized the experience based on our interests. It was a gorgeous day and we had an amazing time! Tip: don’t bring Bloody Marys unless you have a cup with a lid, so sorry Menno!

  5. TL
    Ted
    Sailing Sydney Harbour on 'Cutting Loose' Sailboat

    Wonderful experience. Great upfront communication as weather changes came in. Fantastic skipper who was chill yet very competent in guiding our true sailing in a busy harbor. Boat was in great shape, clean and fully functional.

  6. AC
    Aura
    Sydney Harbour Charter on 'Seascape' Sailing Catamaran

    We had an amazing experience. The boat keeper was very attentive and respectful, ensuring we were safe at all times. The facilities were. We provided food and they cooked for us so you can truly relax! Highly recommended!