Harbour Cat is a sailing Catamaran offering ample space with a maximum seating of 44 guests, (36 with tables for dining). Harbour Cat is based in Manly Cove and is qualified for open ocean sailing and whale watching (a very popular option).

Built specifically for charter cruises, Harbour Cat is one of our most multi purpose vessels. She has a large stable platform, a huge deck area with open air or sunroof, trampoline netting, dropdown weather protection clears, and is wheelchair and pram friendly.  Harbour cat can sail or motor to extend your cruising options. Being able to beach up to shore and with a paddle board/ sailboard for guests to use, she is your perfect relaxed party vessel.



Cocktail Dining – 44 passengers
Seated Dining – 36 passengers
Trampoline Area – 8 passengers
COVID Safe – 16 passengers

Special Features
Can be parked up on the beach
7 burner BBQ
150 beer capacity in a 210 litre glass door fridge
2 large eskies
2 sun roofs, which makes it suitable for rain or shine
Large bean bags for chilling and relaxing
Dance floor area and stereo, MP3 ipod Connectivity
Large trampolines for up to 8 persons sunbaking
Inflatable toys, Lounges, 3 paddle-boards ,donuts,ski biscuits snorkelling gear for your swim time
Dropdown clears for weather protection
Safety certified for inshore and offshore cruises


Vessel Hire Rate 2020

January to February
Weekdays: $560 per hour (min 3 hours)
Weekend: $620 per hour (min 4 hours)

March to October
Weekdays: $488 per hour (min 2 hours) – over 20 passengers $100 surcharge applies
Weekend: $560 per hour (min 3 hours)

November to December
Weekdays: $580 per hour (min 3 hours)
Weekend: $660 per hour (min 4 hours)

Pricing includes

  • All wharf fees
  • BYO Charges

Public holiday surcharges apply – 20% of the total charter fee


Boxing Day
4-hour charter (11am – 4pm): $3,000
Additional hours: $750 per hour

Melbourne Cup 
4-hour charter (11am – 4pm): $3,440
Additional hours: $860 per hour

New Year Day
4-hour charter: $4,400
Additional hours: $1,100 per hour

Australia Day – (12-4 Or 530-930)
4-hour charter: $3,200
Additional hours: $800 hour
Free BBQ Lunch

Harbour Life
5-hour charter (min): $4,300
Additional hours: $860 per hour
16 November 2019
Free BBQ Lunch

Public holiday 20% surcharge will apply to all food and beverages on Boxing Day and Australia Day


Whale Watching 2020

Wed, Fri, Sat & Sunday
May – July


ADULTS $69*/$79 | STUDENTS $69 | CHILDREN $39*/$49

*Prices reduced midweek

2.5 hours – getting up close and personal to our ocean’s gentle giants and other sea life.
Complimentary Tea, Coffee, and Biscuits
BYO food and drinks (or purchase drinks on-board)

Private Charter: $1440
Up to 36 passengers
Departs Manly Wharf 9.00am-12pm and 12.30pm-3.30pm with free coffee/tea & biscuits
(Alternative pick up option available upon requests for the afternoon timeslot only from 1 pm)

Licensed bar:
$7.00 all alcohol drinks including beer, wine, sparkling wine and spirits
$2.00 soft drinks and water


Harbour Cat Vivid Cruise – Vivid 2020 cancelled. Enquire about packages for 2021!

Whole Boat– $1440 for 3 hours pick up from any wharf
40 passengers maximum undercover
Free sausage sandwich

Licenced bar:
$7.00 all alcohol drinks including beer, wine, sparkling wine and spirits
$2.00 soft drinks and water


Harbourcat NYE 2020!  

NYE Charter Cruise Options:

– Unlimited Drinks and Chef Menu: $32,000 (good for 42 pax)

– Chef Menu BYO Drinks: $26,000 (good for 42 pax)

– NYE BYO all: $22,000 (good for 44 pax)

Group ticket sales considered at $660 per person

NYE Menu

Harbour Cat NYE Menu


Traditional wood smoked Tasmanian salmon
Chilled prawns w/ lemon and traditional seafood sauce
Shucked Sydney rock oysters
Selection of Australian cured & smoked meats
Wild rocket, pear & parmesan w/ white balsamic dressing


Whole baked Huon salmon fillet, pan fried greens, tomato & leek sauce
Grilled chicken supreme stuffed with fig, port wine & mascarpone on sautéed spinach
Pumpkin gnocchi, sun dried tomato, kalamata olives, spinach in a tomato & basil sauce
Steamed seasonal vegetables in lemon butter


Seasonal fresh fruit platter
Selection of Australian cheeses ,quince paste , dried fruits & lavosh
Mini passion fruit pavlova
Chocolate & raspberry mousse tartlets
Lemon meringue tarts

Finger Food Menu

Finger Food Menu $30 per person

  • A variety of tasty Cheeses
  • With crackers, chips and dips
  • A selection of fresh, juicy Fruit


BBQ Menu

Basic BBQ – $25 per person

  • A succulent Sausage sizzle
  • Fresh Garden & Pasta salads
  • Plus all the trimmings



Premium BBQ – $40 per person

  • Juicy Steaks
  • Delicious Chicken kebabs
  • Fresh Garden & Pasta salads
  • Plus all the trimmings



Bar Package
Harbour Cat is licensed
Free flow drinks @ $17 per person per hour

Consumption or cash bar prices

Ciders: Somersby or 5 Seeds – $7/ can (375ml)
Beers: Peroni, Corona, VB or Hahn Superdry – $7/ can (375ml)
Beers: Ashai, Heineken or Becks – $9/ can (500ml)

White wine, red wine and sparkling – $7/ glass

Spirits – $8/ serve (single nip with mixer)
Jim Beam Bourbon, Jack Daniels Red Label Scotch Whiskey, Gordon’s Gin, Absolute Vodka

This is an all weather vessel. The charter would only be cancelled in the event of very extreme weather conditions, such as a cyclone.

It is fairly uncommon for passengers to suffer from seasickness on a harbour cruise. Should the water become choppy due to windy conditions, the skipper will cruise the more sheltered areas of the harbour. However, if a passenger does become unwell for any reason, we can arrange for them to disembark at the nearest wharf or by water taxi.

Our chef can accommodate most dietary requirements. However in extreme cases we recommend passengers arrange their own catering.

Children of any age are permitted on-board with parental supervision.

There are no restrictions with regards to a Sydney harbour cruise whilst pregnant. Just ensure you notify the chef of any dietary requirements.

Please refer to our full terms and conditions.

Yes you may BYO food and beverages on this vessel. No surcharge applies. Restrictions may apply to some cruises such as Hens and Bucks Cruises

Prestige Harbour Cruises can provide quotes on a selection of boats that match your function requirements and budget.

Submit a quote request HERE or contact our cruise consultants on: 1300 311 200