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

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 2019

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 2019

Cruising from May – 21 July
Tuesday – Sunday
10.30am or 1.00pm
Departs Manly Wharf 3

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)

Adults: $59 per person
Kids (4-15yrs): $25 per person
Concession: $50 per person

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
25 May-15 June 2019 every night (suggested timeslot 6-9pm)

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 2019!  

NYE Charter Cruise Options:

– Unlimited Drinks and Chef: $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)


If you prefer a shared crusie, ticketed NYE Cruise here! 

NYE Menu

Angus beef, American cheese, McClure pickles & relish on mini latte buns

Beef Sirloin Steak Marinated with Rosemary, Oregano & Garlic

Chicken Breast Pieces Marinated with Preserved Lemon, Garlic & Thyme

Whole BBQ Prawns brushed with lemon oil & sea salt (5kg)

Roasted Pumpkin, Spinach & Pine Nut Salad with Lemon Honey & Wholegrain Mustard Dressing

Purple & Green Cabbage Salad with Crunchy Noodles, Spring Onions & Asian Dressing

Chocolate Mousse, Salted Caramel & Banana Whipped Cream Cups

Fruit platter x 2

Finger Food Menu

Finger Food Menu $30 per person
Antipasto platter
Fruit Sushi

BBQ Menu

Basic BBQ Menu $25 per person
Sausage sizzle fresh garden
Pasta salads bread rolls
Plus all the trimmings

Premium BBQ Menu $40/per person
Steaks, Chicken Kebabs, Sausages
Fresh garden salads
Plus all the trimmings


Bar tab – $7.00
All drinks beer wine sparkling wine spirits

Bar Package
Harbour Cat is licensed
Free flow drinks @ $15 per person per hour

Peroni, Corona, Asahi
Wine and sparkling
Kiwi white wine
Red wine

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