Licensed to carry up to 8 people the Arvor 20 is a great bare boat hire for people who prefer to self drive. Ideal for family outings, sightseeing or fishing (please note children and babies each count as one person). The boat is extremely stable and easy to drive. It includes the comforts of a shaded cockpit, cabin toilet, iPod compatible with CD stereo.

Safety: Complete Waterways approved safety equipment, modern design, all-around safety rail, two-way radio, life jackets on board, children’s life jackets available on request, skipper available if required.

Equipment: Marlin board with swim ladder, built in esky/cooler, bait cutting board, rod holders and live bait tank and IPod compatibility

Faster Power Boat Option: Power ARVOR now available for those with a current Australian boating licence.

Digital fish finder, tackle box, rods and hand lines.
Follow the self guided tour on board to find out about interesting sights and harbour history. We can suggest itineraries and safe anchorage spots for you.


Capacity – 8 passengers (self drive)
7 passengers (skippered)
Children counted as 1 passenger

Special Features
Cabin toilet
Stereo with Ipod connection
Shaded cockpit
Marlin board with swim ladder
Built in esky/cooler, bait cutting board, rod holders and live bait tank


Valid to March 2020

Self-Drive Rates
No licence required. Daytime use only.
Boat briefing and all safety equipment included.
Including Fuel, Fishing License and GST.

4 hour $440 (Mornings or afternoons only on weekends)
6 hour $595
8 hour $750

Power Arvor 20 (ungoverned)
Self-drive, Licence required.
4 hour $500
6 hour $695
8 hour $850

Children’s lifejackets available FOC.
Catering and skippers available.
Public Holiday surcharge of 20% apply
Security Bond applies to all boats and is doubled for racing
Fuel included in pricing
Other pick up and drop off locations

Linen, including towels – $25 per person

Skippered Cruise Rates – 7 plus 1 skipper

1 hour $250
2 hours $500
3 hours $750
4 hour $880
6 hour $1250
8 hour $1,250

Public Holiday surcharge of 20% apply
Catering and drinks are available at extra cost
BYO catering available
Children’s lifejackets available FOC
Cost of skipper and deckhand is included
Wharf fees and other location pick-ups are additional


Location fee – from $100
If you require another pickup location in Sydney Harbour

Skipper/Fishing guide $95 per hour (Minimum 4 hrs)

Fishing Kit $60
fishing license for all persons aboard, 2 rods, bait and tackle, 1 x ice

Ice – $6 a bag

Rescue Fee – $250
If your boat needs towing back to base

Diving Fee – $150
Fouled propellor etc per hr – not including towing fee

Bond required $1,100.
These rates do not include public holidays, NYE and other special event days

Box Style Menus

Box Style Menu (minimum 10 boxes)

Sailors Box | min 10 boxes $16pp
Baguette with a selection of gourmet fillings | House made muffin | Whole fruit

Explorer Box | min 10 boxes $27pp
A baguette & a wrap with a selection of fillings | Whole fruit
Cheese & lavosh with dried fruit & quince | Chocolate brownie

Mariner’s Box | min 10 boxes $27pp
Vegetarian quiche|mini quinoa & almond salad with salsa verde
Yoghurt & muesli with fresh berries | Whole fruit

Platter Style Menus

Platter style menu
Perfect for cruising or leisure sails

All Aboard Luncheon | min 8 people – $33pp
Vegetarian Frittata | Assorted sandwiches & wraps (1.5pp)
Cheese platter, lavosh & dried fruit | Seasonal fruit plate

Harbour Luncheon | min 8 people – $51pp
Vegetarian Frittata | Selection of dips & fresh breads
Peeled prawns with wasabi & lime aioli | Cured meats with cornichons
Cheese platter with lavosh & dried fruit | Portuguese tarts | Fruit plate

Blue Water Luncheon | min 8 people – $68pp
Vegetarian Frittata | Selection of dips & fresh breads
Peeled prawns with wasabi & lime aioli | Fresh shucked oysters with mignonette
Seared Tasmainian Salmon | Vietnamese style chicken with chilli & lime | Bread rolls
Cheese platter with lavosh & dried fruit | Portuguese tarts | Fruit plate

Canape Menu | min 10 people | 10 bites per person – $42pp
Peeled prawns with wasabi & lime aioli | Mini leek & gruyere quiche
Smoked salmon & crème fraiche tartlet | Vietnamese style chicken with chilli & lime
Smoked Wagyu slider with corn relish and aioli

Share Platters

Sandwich Platter | min 8 people $18pp
A selection of sandwiches and wraps ( 1.5 pp )

Cheese Platter 
A selection of three artisan Cheese with lavosh, quince & dried fruit
Medium platter | 10 people $83
Large platter | 20 people $118

Fruit Platter
A selection of sliced seasonal fruits & berries
Medium platter | 10 people $83
Large platter | 20 people $118

Dips Platter
Trio of Dips with fresh breads
Serves 8-10 people $71

Charcuterie Platter
Serves 8-10 people $71
A selection of cured meats, cornichons & pickles with crusty breads

Roasted Chicken Platter
Serves 8-10 people $106
Three brined, red spiced & roasted chickens served with salsa, chipotle aioli & tortillas

Seafood Platters
Peeled prawns (3) with wasabi lime aioli Serves 10 people $120
Fresh Shucked Sydney Rock oysters (3) Serves 10 people $142

Platter of Sweets
House-made muffins (1) Serves 10 people $54
Chocolate and Nut brownies (1) Serves 10 people $54

Beverage Options

Sports Package
A mix of soft drinks, diet drinks, water & ice:
2.5-hour events – $ 8 pp
3-4 hour event – $10 pp
6-8 hour event – $16 pp

Captains Package
Includes the Sports package plus beers & white wine, Peroni, Corona beers, Oyster Bay sav-blanc:
2.5-hour events – $24 pp
3-4 hour event – $32 pp
6-8 hour event – $48 pp

Admirals Package
Includes the Captain’s package plus sparking and red wines:
2.5-hour events – $31 pp
3-4 hour event – $40 pp
6-8 hour event – $65 pp

Packages are not available for NYE charters

Individual Selection – soft drinks
Ice (recommended) 5 kg bag – $6
Mixed case of soft drinks and still water (24) – $54
Case of still water (24) – $50
2L orange juice – $6
1L Cranberry juice – $6
75ml cans of Coke, diet coke, lemonade or solo – $3
600ml still water – $3

White Wine
Block 50 Pinot Gris, Central Ranges, NSW $10.99
Bella Riva Pinot Grigio, King Valley, VIC $14.99
Tim Adams Pinot Gris, Clare Valley, SA $19.99
Miritu Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ $9.99
3 Tales Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ $14.99
The Lane Block 10 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, SA $19.99
Shaw and Smith Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, SA $24.99
Apple Tree Flat Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Orange, NSW $12.99
Lerida ‘Amara’ White Blend, Canberra ACT $14.99
Burns & Fuller Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, SA $16.99
First Creek Chardonnay, Hunter Valley, NSW $19.99
D’Arenberg Riesling, McLaren Vale, SA $12.99

Red Wine
Richland Cabernet Sauvignon, Tumbarumba NSW $9.99
Highgate Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River, WA $14.99
JJ Hahn “Homestead” Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa, $19.99
Allanmere Shiraz, Hunter Valley, NSW $14.99
Drake Shiraz, Barossa, SA $16.99
Torbreck Woodcutter’s Shiraz Barossa, SA $21.99
Silkwood ‘Bowers’ Pinot Noir, Pemberton, WA $14.99
Logan Weemala Pinot Noir, Orange, NSW $17.99
Astrolabe ‘Wairau’ Pinot Noir, Wairau, NZ $24.99
Apple Tree Flat Cab/Merlot, Orange, NSW $12.99
Kalleske ‘Clarry’s’ GSM, Barossa, SA $21.99

Sparkling Wine
Aura Brut Reserve $9.99
Round 2 Blanc De Blanc $14.99
Croser Pinot Chardonnay NV $21.99
Chandon NV $23.99
Moet & Chandon NV $64.99
Veuve Clicquot NV $74.99

Cascade Light – 6pack: $15.99 Case: $43.99
Hahn Super Dry – 6pack: $15.99 Case: $53.99
James Boags Premium – 6pack: $18.99 Case: $58.99
James Squire Pale “150 Lashes” – 6pack: $21.99 Case: $63.99
4 Pines Kolsch or Pale (circle choice) – 6pack: $21.99 Case: $73.99
Lord Nelson 3 Sheets Pale Ale – 6pack: $21.99 Case: $73.99
Peroni Nastro Azzuro – 6pack: $16.99 Case: $58.99
Corona – 6pack: $17.99 Case: $58.99
Five Seeds Crisp Apple / Pear Cider – 6pack: $15.99 Case: $53.99

Beverage Delivery
$20 delivery fee and $5 per case handling fee will be added
At least two business days prior to your charter

General Booking Procedure

We welcome your enquiry. Please contact us and we will assist with your enquiry, check the date availability for your selected vessel and email you a free quote with all the costs included. Full payment by EFTPOS or cash at the Marina, Visa, MasterCard, or AMEX over the phone is required to secure your booking. Please note credit card surcharges do apply. The next step is for you to sit back, relax and look forward to a wonderful experience on Sydney Harbour.

Prices and Payments

All prices provided are in $AUS and include 10% GST. Prices are subject to change without notice. Surcharge for weekends and public holidays may apply. Seasonal rates may apply, please refer to price details. Minimum 4 hour boat charter.

Unsafe Weather and Cancellations

As with all charter companies, we cannot guarantee blue skies. If the weather is dangerous for boating, at the discretion of Self Drive Boat Hire management we will postpone and reschedule the charter. Your Safety is our Priority. Rescheduled charters must be used within 3 months of the original booking date.Most charters go ahead as Sydney Harbour is one of the safest harbours in the world and is well protected from strong ocean currents and ocean winds. If you choose not to reschedule, the charter will then be considered as a cancellation. Refunds are not available if you cancel your booking.


A bond, in the form of a credit card authorisation, must be provided and processed before the commencement of the charter, which will be released within seven days of the charter – unless any damages have occurred or you extend your charter. The amount of the bond will be $2000 unless otherwise stated.


In the event of a mechanical problem to the booked vessel, Self Drive Boat Hire reserves the right to change the vessel to another of similar type and capacity in order for the charter to be completed.

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