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“Fun day on the harbour”

Sydney Harbour Escapes
Ranked #4 of 10 things to do in Rose Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Sydney Harbour Escapes offers Sydney Harbour cruises on board a range of over 100 different charter boats and luxury yachts. They are a reputable family based business, established in 2000. Their boat charter cruises can host small to large groups up to 950 guests, for a wide range of private functions. Services include free quoting, booking and event planning for exclusive charters, luxury yacht charters, party cruises, corporate team building activities, corporate entertainment cruises, Sydney Harbour weddings, boat accommodation, romantic overnight boat escapes, New Years Eve Sydney Harbour cruises, sailing cruises, super yacht charters, Sydney offshore fishing tours and self drive boat hire. 'Most people are surprised that our boat charters are at a comparable price to a land based venue. Guests love the sensational views and the feeling of being treated as a special guest. There is an easy bond that is created between people who are meeting for the first time as they are sharing an experience together rather than looking at four walls." Dominic Coleman, Owner Sydney Harbour Escapes
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were a family and friends group of 16 on "Sunwind". Captain Tim picked us up at Lavender Bay and we motored in our well fitted out and spotlessly clean catamaran over to the Opera House, Lady Macquarie's Chair, Woolloomooloo, and then across to Athol Bay near Taronga Zoo and found a good anchorage near the beach.
Here there was lots of fun in the water and then lots of eating and drinking back on board from our self catering supplies.
After much chat there was a final dip in the water and then motor back to Lavender Bay to disembark after 4 hours which went too quickly.
This was another magical day on Sydney Harbour with perfect weather and a great environment to have fun. Our youngest passenger was 10 and a competent swimmer. This is not suitable for younger children.
My only gripe is ice should be supplied.

Thank Brian R
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sydneyharboure, Manager at Sydney Harbour Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Hi ,
Thanks for your feedback for your catamaran charter. I am glad you had lots of fun. I will pass on your feedback about the ice.
Regards

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Anthony and his partner Greer hosted 14 of us for NYE on Sydney Harbour. GORGEOUS yacht, PERFECT hosts, FABULOUS catering. The whole experience was truly a "once in a lifetime" - although we'll be back again for sure. Ashley and the team at Sydney Harbour Escapes were fantastic to deal with too. Do yourself a favour and treat yourself to this!

Thank David I
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sydneyharboure, Manager at Sydney Harbour Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Hi Just want to say thanks for your review on Trip advisor for NYE and looking forward to assisting you anytime in the future.

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We took the NYE 2016. The staff was very good and friendly, vessel very comfortable for such a big event in Sydney. However, the DJ should have had a better song play list for the occasion. The food was just ok. I would suggest not serving dinner and stick to the finger food instead.

Thank Loloisa
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sydneyharboure, Manager at Sydney Harbour Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Hi
Thanks for your feedback for your New Years Eve charter. I will pass on your recommendations for sure. Regards

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

Sydney Harbour Escapes are definitely the go to team for your next party boat function. This is our second time with Sydney Harbour Escapes on board the Aquabay and again our experience was high quality. From booking and getting quotes to arranging alcohol and food, it was all very easy. On board the staff are amazing. So friendly and fun, they really make the event and the food and service is outstanding. We will certainly be back a third time.

Thank Suzi W
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sydneyharboure, Manager at Sydney Harbour Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Thanks you for your glowing review for your Aquabay charter. We really appreciate your time and thoughts and hope to see you on the water soon!

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

When I got in touch with Sydney Harbour Escapes they straight away provided me with many suitable options for our Christmas party harbour cruise. Their recommendations helped on deciding for a boat that was just perfect for us. The food on board was delicious (also vegan and vegetarian options) and the staff was very polite and friendly. Kaitlin from Sydney Harbour Escapes was always quick to respond to all my questions and was very friendly. I'd highly recommend their services to others.

Thank lisaschrei
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sydneyharboure, Manager at Sydney Harbour Escapes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

HI, Your review for your work Christmas party charter is much appreciated. It warms our hearts to hear that the service was excellent from start to finish. We look forward to assisting you anytime in the future.

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