FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

The SYDNEYSIDER can accommodate up to 50 guests. Private charters of 20 to 40 guests are the most popular.
The majority of Sydney Harbour cruises are private functions. That means you will have the entire vessel to yourself. It allows you to arrange a more personal experience for your big event.
Standard length of a harbour cruise is 3 or 4 or 5 hours, most guests find this is ample time for their event. If you require shorter or longer cruise duration, just call to discuss options available. Also, on the day, we are happy to extend the length of the cruise, pending availability of the vessel and crew.
Yes, you are welcome to decorate the SYDNEYSIDER for your event but only as you board at departure. We prefer blu-tack (instead of tape as it damages paintwork).
Unfortunately, there is no easy wheelchair access onto the vessel and the bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. The crew can assist guests who are less mobile and those with walking aids.
There is no age limit for your guests; we regularly have babies, young families and grandparents on board. We do ask that all children be fully supervised at all times by a responsible adult.
  • Footwear — No stiletto heels. If possible, we prefer you wear shoes without black soles as they do mark the deck.
  • Private Cruise — Your dress code is up to you. Many guests choose to dress up in theme.
  • Shared Events — We love guests who dress up and celebrate with us.
  • Swimming — Those who wish to go swimming should bring appropriate swimwear, towels and sunscreen.
The SYDNEYSIDER is a 50 tonne vessel with excellent stability. If you are worried we have sea sick tablets and ear plugs (1 plug in 1 ear certainly helps). We can also arrange for you to exit the vessel on request. If you are really concerned we recommend you consult a medical professional.