frequently Asked Questions

Why book with All Occasion Cruises?

All Occasion Cruises has been cruising on Sydney Harbour for over 25 years. As the owners and operators of our fleet of 8 charter vessels (Masteka 2, Corroboree, Seven Star, AQA, Privacy, Bella Vista, Blue Room and Aussie Magic) we guarantee the best available cruise package at the time of booking to suit your needs. We extend as much flexibility as we can to ensure we have the right solution to meet your cruise requirements and of course our event execution is second to none.

Which vessel will work best for my event?

Please let us know the occasion you are celebrating / organising, how many guests you are expecting, your preferred cruise date and if you have a budget in mind. Leave the rest to us. It’s as easy as that. We will present some fabulous options to ensure your event is a success.

How do I secure a booking?

Please email or telephone your charter coordinator to request a booking with your preferred vessel, cruise date and time. A deposit invoice will be issued with payment due within 7 days.

What deposit is required?

Deposits vary from $3500 to $5000 depending on the vessel selected, the value of the charter and the date of the cruise. Please refer to your charter coordinator to confirm the amount.

How far in advance do you recommend I book?

As we are a private charter operator we recommend booking as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out on your preferred vessel and cruise date. If you are organising a last minute event, no need to stress, we are great at that too.

How do I make payments?

You can make payments by electronic funds transfer or an over the phone credit card. A 2% credit card commission applies for all credit card transactions.

When is final payment due?

Final payment and final confirmation of all cruise details is required 14 days prior to your cruise date.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please refer to your deposit invoice for the link to our Terms & Conditions of charter. Please review prior to paying your deposit.

What happens in the case of inclement weather?

Luckily Sydney weather is pretty amazing throughout all seasons. All of our vessels are very well equipped for all types of weather conditions and Sydney Harbour offers an abundance of beautiful sheltered coves. In the very unlikely event that the Captain deems the weather conditions to be unsafe we will reschedule your cruise to a later date. At times a requote may be required subject to seasonality.

What are the Public Holiday Surcharges?

A 25% Public Holiday surcharge applies to the total value of the charter on all Government accredited Public Holidays.

What cruise times do you offer?

Our vessels are available for lunch and dinner charters. Lunch hire typically starts from 12pm or 1pm with evening cruises starting from 6pm or 7pm.  If you are planning an overnight trip, or something a little different to our typical hire, please ask us about your options.

What is the minimum cruise duration?

Generally speaking our charters are based on a minimum of 4 hours from October to March and 3 hours from April to September. Our ultimate aim is to ensure you enjoy every bit of Sydney harbour! We are flexible with cruise durations where we can be so please reach out to your charter coordinator if you are looking for something a little different.

What wharves do you depart?

For your convenience King Street Wharf and Casino Wharf (The Star) are recommended. These wharves have great parking facilities and are easily accessible by public and private transport.

How much time do we have to board the boat?

Maritime Services allocate a 15 minute window for pick up and drop off. There is plenty of time for you and your guests to get onboard for that welcome drink.

What time should guests arrive to the wharf?

We recommend you invite your guests to the departure wharf a minimum of 20 minutes prior to your cruise start time.

How early can I arrive to set up the boat?

We offer a bump in window of 1.5 hours prior to your cruise start time. Supplier bump in takes place at our home base (All Occasion Cruises, Black Wattle Bay Marina, 5 – 11 Bank Street, Pyrmont)

Do the boats have wheelchair access?

Our ultimate aim is to welcome all of your guests onboard. Please discuss your wheelchair requirements with your cruise coordinator so that we can discuss in more detail.

Is security required?

Security is required for school socials, university cruises and ticketed events. Security may also be required for 18th and 21st birthday celebrations.

Do you cater for dietary requirements?

Chef caters for Halal, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free and lactose free. Please discuss your dietary requirements with your cruise coordinator so that these can be passed onto Chef.

Can we BYO beverages

We do extend BYO options at certain times of the year and on certain vessels within the fleet. BYO is not available from October through to March. Please contact your coordinator for more detailed information.

Can we BYO food

We do extend BYO options at certain times of the year and on certain vessels within the fleet. BYO is not available from October through to March. Please contact your coordinator for more detailed information.

Can we play music onboard?

We partner with some great DJ’s (available for hire) or you are welcome to connect your device to our boat sound systems.

Do you provide entertainment options?

We partner with some great entertainment providers whether it be a live band, laser clay pigeon shooting or casino tables. Please ask for our recommendations.

Can we wear heels onboard?

We encourage comfortable footware onboard. Please note our fleet of yachts (Privacy, AQA, Seven Star, Corroboree and Masteka 2) have a no shoe policy and complimentary hotel style slippers are offered to guests on arrival.

What is the dress code?

This is entirely up to you. Your dress code will complement the type of event you are organizing. We love hearing your ideas.

What are the crew like?

The crew are part of the All Occasion Cruises family. From Captains to Chef and everyone in between the team pride themselves on being experienced, qualified, professional and fun.

Can we swim off the boat?

We offer swimming on our fleet of yachts (Privacy, AQA, Seven Star, Corroboree & Masteka 2) and Aussie Magic. Please discuss with your Captain on arrival and he will suggest some perfect secluded destinations. Don’t forget to bring a towel.

Are children allowed onboard?

Children are most welcome onboard.

Do you have high chairs for infants?

We have a limited number of high chairs suitable for our glass boats (Blue Room and Bella Vista).

Can we smoke on the boat?

All vessels have allocated external smoking areas. Please discuss in more detail with your cruise coordinator

Can I advertise or create a public invitation for my cruise?

You are most welcome to advertise or create a public invitation for your cruise. Please ensure you run through the details with your cruise coordinator before launching and we may be able to provide some imagery. RSVP’s and payment collection will be your responsibility.

Can I post my event on social media?

Post away. We love seeing what a great time you and your guests had onboard!


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All Occasion Cruises is the ultimate destination for luxury yacht charters. With our exceptional services and stunning vessels, we offer an unparalleled experience for boat hire on Sydney Harbour. 



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