Sydney Sundancer is a ketch-rigged motor sailing yacht, thus combining the stability and comfort of a motorboat with the grace and serenity of a sailing yacht. The yacht is licensed to carry 70 guests plus crew, however, we prefer to limit the number of guests to 50 on Sydney Harbour thus ensuring everyone’s personal comfort at all times (through adequate space). An additional 10 guests are permitted with a surcharge of $550 due to AMSA requirements.

Sydney Sundancer is beautifully fitted in teak below deck and an almost full-length canopy can be erected in the event of inclement weather. Charter the luxury yacht Sydney Sundancer for an extraordinary way to see one of the worlds’ greatest harbours.

Sydney Sundancer offers complimentary high-quality images of your fabulous time aboard, given to you prior to disembarkation


Max passengers: 60 guests

Special Features
Luxuriously fitted in teak below deck
Large canopy
Large swimming platform with ladder
Complimentary images of your time aboard


Vessel Hire Rate 

January to May
4 hour charter $2,200
Additional hours $550 per hour

November to December
4 hour charter $2,420
Additional hours $605 per hour

51-60 passenger surcharge – $550

June to mid-November
Sydney Sundancer will be cruising for the Whitsunday’s for our annual season out of Hamilton island!

4 Hours Vessel Hire w/Captain & Boat Crew
Catering or BYO Available
iPod and Smart phone facilities to connect music
Small Oven and BBQ
Swim Platform
Free Souvenir Photos (USB)

BYO Surcharge
$200 fee for rubbish removal for all BYO charters

BYO Catering
Please be aware of loading and unloading time requirements and ensure that you have your food and drink stacked on the wharf and ready for boarding, together with your guests, as we will only have a maximum of 10 mins for boarding. The charterer is also responsible for the loading and stowage and serving of beverage and food. There is a small oven available for heating of food, BUT NO FRYING OF FOOD IS PERMITTED. Guests are welcome to use cutlery aboard but must ensure that it is ALL washed and stacked prior to completion of charter. For a charge of $4 per person, Sydney Sundancer will supply unlimited plastic glasses and plates.

BYO Beverages
Only plastic glasses permitted. No long stemmed or narrow glasses. Own ice must be provided. (buckets and eskies for storage are available on board). We suggest 1 KG per guest. Please be advised that Sydney Sundancer is a licensed premises. Therefore, all laws relating to alcohol consumption remain in force even though guests have brought their own drinks.

Wharf fees – $30 per visit

Wait staff can be booked @ $40 per hour if required.
For BYO charters with more than 29 guests, there will be an extra charge of $50 per hour for an extra deckhand which we are required to have by Maritime law. When we fully cater, we absorb this extra cost.

No black rubber-soled shoes.

We require a pre-authorised $2000 bond on the client’s credit card for charters and release upon checking that there was no damage to the vessel and or contents.

Note: Public Holidays incur a 20% surcharge on the total charter fee


Australia Day 2021 –Ticketed Cruise Here!

Boxing Day 2020 – Ticketed Cruise Here!


Sydney Sundancer NYE 2020 – Ticketed Cruise Here!

All menus are freshly prepared by a chef on-board. Tailored options are available on request.

Cocktail Menu

For Groups of less than 25, the above selections will be reduced.

Cocktail Menu 1 – $80.00 per person
Assorted Sashimi platter
Seared Tuna with Za’atar and an orange/soy dipping sauce
Seared tandoori Kingfish and a yoghurt/cucumber dipping sauce
Atlantic salmon sashimi
Seafood paté
Sydney rock oysters served with an optional vinaigrette dressing and limes
Medallions of lobster in a warm honey, macadamia and basil Sauce
King prawns with an avocado dip and seafood sauce
Brioche with smoked Tasmanian ocean trout and salmon caviar
Roasted capsicum, basil and sun dried tomatoes on pesto toast
Cashew and basil tartlets
Curry puffs with a Thai cucumber, chilli, coriander and peanut sauce
Chicken satays
Lamb satays
Belgian Shell Chocolates

Cocktail Menu 2 – $50.00 per person
Duck and Orange Paté
Smoked salmon and dill Dip
Blue cheese mousse
Roasted capsicum, basil and sundried tomatoes on pesto toast
Cashew and basil tartlets
Herbed cheeses in golden cases
Scallop bites with sweet Bavarian mustard Sauce
Turkey and pistachio nut ribbon sandwiches
Herbed lamb kebabs with garlic mint yoghurt
Antipasto plate
Tea/Coffee with chocolates

Cocktail Menu 3 – $40.00 per person
Pheasant paté
Duck and Orange paté
Smoked Salmon and Dill Dip with crudites
Sydney rock oysters served with an optional vinaigrette dressing and limes
Roasted capsicum, sundried tomatoes and basil on melba toast Sydney
Rare, tenderloin grain-fed, beef eye fillet with roasted capsicum, rocket, and bernaise sauce on French
crusty bread
Lamb Satays
Chicken Satays

Buffet Menu


Buffet Menu 1 – $38 per person
Duck and Orange Paté
Tuna and Pineapple Mousse
Blue Cheese Mousse
Free Range Corn Fed Filleted Chicken Breast
in a curry mayonnaise Sauce, served with
rice tossed with toasted flaked almonds and grapes
Leafy Green Salad with Herb Lemon Dressing
Crusty, Freshly baked Bread
Homemade Carrot Cake
Tea or Coffee
Optional Upgrade
The above menu can be varied to include generous portions of King Prawns with Sundancer Sauce and
Sydney Rock Oysters. The menu would then be $55.00 per person.

Buffet Menu 2 – $50 per person
*Please choose one of each marked * in Buffet and Dessert for groups under 25 guests.
For more than 25 both are served.
Duck and Orange Paté
Blue Cheese Mousse
Hot Lamb and Chicken Satays
Barbequed tenderloin, grain fed beef eye fillet with home made bernaise sauce
Potato Salad with Basil and toasted pine nut sauce
Leafy green salad with herb and lemon dressing
Crusty, Freshly baked Bread
Pecan Praline Cheesecake
Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake
Tea or Coffee
Optional Upgrade
The above menu can be varied to include generous portions of King Prawns with Sundancer Sauce and
Sydney Rock Oysters at an extra $17.00 per person

Buffet Menu 3 – $64 per person
Duck and Orange Paté
Lumpfish Caviar Paté
Tuna and Pineapple Mousse
Home Roasted Turkey with Paté de fois gras and Chestnut Stuffing with Cranberry Sauce
Barbequed Glazed Ham*
Grain fed tenderloin beef eye fillet with home made bernaise sauce*
King Prawns with Sundancer Sauce
Sydney Rock Oysters with an optional vinaigrette dressing and limes
Pasta Salad with basil dressing, sundried tomatoes and sugar snap peas
Avocado, spinach, rocket, pinenut and mushroom Salad
Crusty, Freshly baked Bread
Hazelnut Meringue and Strawberry Gateau*
Pecan Praline Cheesecake*

Buffet Menu 4 – $90 per person
*Please choose 3 entrees and 1 dessert for groups of less than 25 guests
Smoked Salmon and Dill Dip
Pineapple and Tuna Mousse*
Prawn and Avocado Mousse*
Seafood Paté*
Lobster and avocado salad with ginger and pink peppercorn dressing
King prawns with Sundancer sauce
Sydney rock oysters served with an optional vinaigrette dressing and limes
Balmain bugs with mango sauce
Whole baked Tasmanian ocean trout or Tasmanian Atlantic salmon
Potato salad with green pea and mint mayonnaise
Tossed green salad
Hazelnut meringue and strawberry gateau*
Pecan praline cheesecake*
Tea / Coffee

Buffet Menu 5 – $110 per person
Assorted Sashimi platter
Seared Tuna with Za’atar and an orange/soy dipping sauce
Seared tandoori Kingfish and a yoghurt/cucumber dipping sauce
Atlantic salmon sashimi
Sydney rock oysters served with an optional vinaigrette dressing and limes
Lobster with macadamia, basil and honey Sauce
King Prawns with Sundancer Sauce
Smoked Tasmanian ocean trout with sweet Bavarian mustard sauce
Whole baked Tasmanian ocean trout or Tasmanian Atlantic Salmon
Seared, tenderloin grain-fed, beef eye fillet marinated in lemon grass
ginger, lime juice and Asian spices
Balmain bugs with mango sauce
Leafy salad with mango, avocado, bacon and pecans
Spinach, rocket, roasted capsicum, avocado and toasted sesame seed salad
Crusty, freshly baked bread
Hazelnut Meringue and strawberry gateau
Australian and French cheeseboard
Platter of Fresh Fruits
Belgian shell chocolates

Beverage Packages & Options

Beverage Package
Standard Beverage Package – $10 pp per hour
Standard Australian Wines
Sparkling Wine
Soft drinks

Premium Beverage Package – $15 per person per hour
Premium Australian Wines
Soft drinks

Spirits and Liqueurs are available by prior arrangements and are charged on consumption.

We have a range of team-building activities, entertainment and theming options to give your cruise that extra WOW and keep your guests talking long after the event:

DJ – Creating just the right atmosphere with the right music is what your professional cruise DJ does best. They are expert at helping with the formalities, organizing activities, even playing just the right songs for every moment, or you can even choose your own before the cruise. And remember, you can always bring your favourite songs on CD or IPod, that you want your DJ to play. Karaoke/ DJ options also available.

Jukebox Hire  – The perfect solution for functions where you don’t need a mobile DJ Choose from thousands of songs carefully compiled in to easy select categories or play your own. Enjoy brilliant digital fidelity and just like a nightclub, every Jukebox comes with special effect dancing lighting

Karaoke/ Jukebox– Grab the mike and get the guests involved with a wide range of popular backing tracks and the lyrics displayed full screen. Every Karaoke/Jukebox comes with two high quality mikes that can be used for speeches and Karaoke.

Live Music – The right style of music an make an event. We work with a number of highly experienced performing artists offering an extensive repertoire of music and styles: Jazz, Classical, Rock & Roll, Pop, Retro, Dance, Modern, Easy Listening, Latin, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Soul.

Brazilian Dance Show – This exciting show is colourful, dynamic and highly energetic, with an international line-up of acclaimed dancers. The costumes are glamorous and in the best tradition of Brazilian carnival audience participation is welcomed, which ensures a memorable event for your guests. Features of the show include as selection of the following: Samba, Lambada, Capoeira, Afro-Brazilian, Salsa, Mambo, Batucada drums and Carnival parade.

Laser Clay Shooting  – This popular team-building and client networking activity is a variation on the traditional sport of Clay Pigeon Shooting using with laser equipment that can detect hits on specially modified reflective ‘floating’ clays. Teams enter a play off with the winner of each team entering a final elimination round. Trophies are awarded the best shooters. Duration 1-2 hours depending on group size.

Floating Casino – No luxury boat is complete without is own James Bond, Monte Carlo or Wild West style cruising casino, run with professional croupiers and chips and play money (even with your company logo if you want). Hold your own competition, you may even discover some card sharks in the organisation. Games available include Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, and more.

Close Up Magic – Roaming magic is mind-boggling magic entertainment just inches from your face and a great ice-breaker for any style of event.
A close up magician with cunning sleight of hand will and astonish even your most cynical guests and draw guests into conversation and have them talking about your event long after they disembark.

Murder Mystery – Dying for a great team-building activity, then a “Who dun it” Murder Mystery could provide the right clues solve your problem. This is a fun activity gets everyone involved.

We’ll take care of everything as we provide a detective to conduct the investigation, theme and prizes

Mastermind Trivia – A mastermind trivia cruise is a relaxing and fun team-building or networking activity. Run by an experienced host, the mastermind quiz runs for approximately two hours and includes some interactive games, audio round and other novelty questions such as Who am I?. The quiz can also be tailored with some questions relating workplace or business goals.

Clairvoyance – A professional clairvoyant adds magic to any party. After all, no-one can resist the opportunity to have their fortune told. On-board, your guests will be enthralled by a broad range of psychic readings from tarot to tea leaves, clairvoyance to crystal ball.

Caricaturist – Put your guests in the picture at your next event with a Caricaturist/Entertainer – great  the “ice breaker”, no matter what the occasion – be it Corporate or Social. Our caricaturist brings loads of energy and humour to any event, as well give your staff or guests something to remember; a souvenir of the occasion that they can take home and remember for a long time afterwards. Weddings, Anniversaries, 21st Birthdays, Christmas parties, etc.

Pamper Package – Complementing the relaxing cruise environment on-board your luxury yacht, staff and clients can really unwind with a short relaxing seated massage. This 15 minute relaxation massage focuses on areas such as back, neck, scalp & shoulder. Guest remain fully clothed – What better way to pamper staff and clients

CONTACT US to get a quote for your cruise with an entertainment or team-building package: 02 8315 2838

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.

We do offer BYO catering on some vessels. Charges may apply. Please ask us to quote on suitable vessels for your event.

Soft soled non-marking shoes only. No stilettos
No sparklers, party poppers or any other item that is physically attached to, or could damage the vessel
Bond required for all events
18th Birthdays, Bucks and Hens parties subject to owners authorisation

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