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AO Cruises has been successfully chartering boats for all occasions around Sydney Harbour for over 25 years. In other words, we’ve thrown tens of thousands of events including corporate days, weddings, end of year parties, dinner parties, award nights, charity fundraising, you name it we’ve seen it, done it and loved bringing every minute of it to life for people just like you.

From humble beginnings, this family-owned, and operated business started with just one boat. Today we have grown the business significantly and now have a fleet of 5 magnificent boats that can cater for a range of occasions, group sizes and experiences. 

Hire Luxury Boat To Host Events And Functions On Sydney Harbour

Boat Functions Sydney

So, here’s a little guide to help you choose the best boat to hire for your big occasion: 

Large groups book Bella Vista. This boat is capable of seating up to 350 guests for an a la carte dinner or a buffet for to 300 people. But if you’re planning an even bigger group this boat will comfortably handle up to 950 standing guests. With 3-metre-high glass wrap-around windows, you won’t miss a thing. We can also cater to the food and beverage packages to suit your guests and your budget. 

My Way is our spectacular boat that comfortably seats up to 250 guests for a beautiful buffet or up to 480 guests for a cocktail or standing function. Boasting three decks with bathroom facilities on each level including disabled access, this vessel caters for all needs as well as offering several vantage points to take in the view. 

Our third largest boat available for hire is Aussie Magic. If you are planning an event with a group between 80 to 150 guests this is the boat for you. With an incredibly large outdoor deck and spacious dining area, this boat can easily accommodate a live band, acoustic performers, entertainers or a DJ. Aussie Magic also has plush interior booth seating for group activities and recently renovated bathrooms. 

Overnight Boats For Hire

Seven Star is our 98ft Super Yacht, that must be seen to be believed. It’s perfect for seating up to 12 guests for a meeting or private dinner as well as hosting a Buffet or BBQ for up to 40 guests. If you have a group of up to 80 people you can even host a cocktail party that promises to be unforgettable. Seven Star provides overnight accommodation for up to 6 people.

Overnight Boat Hire Sydney

Aqua Bay is our 72ft Luxury Yacht. This beauty can hold up to 35 guests for a cocktail or standing event in absolute luxury. If you have a smaller group of up to 20 people, you may even like to book a buffet on board. It’s also an overnight boat that can sleep 4 guests. If you have never experienced a cruise on a Sydney luxury yacht this one you won’t forget. 

Exclusive Experiences On Board Sydney Harbour Boat

When it comes to delivering your event, we have a talented team of up to 60 people including event managers, bar managers, executive chefs, waiters, barmen and a team of very capable captains who go about their business with a minimum of fuss while ensuring smooth sailing in all weather conditions.

Boat Hire Sydney

If this sounds like the perfect way to do business, celebrate or relax overnight, then contact the team at AO Cruises on 02 9809 5499 or fill in our enquiry form at and we can work with you to plan the most memorable boat function imaginable.

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