Sydney Harbor

SailTime Sydney Harbour Skippered Charter

 

Sailtime Middle Harbour Skippered Charter offers you and your family, friends, colleagues and overseas visitors the opportunity to experience a memorable day on the harbour.

Our yachts cater for up to 10 people and our fully qualified and friendly skippers ensure you have an enjoyable day on the water.

 

 

You can choose to either “learn the ropes” and sail the boat under the watchful eye of your experienced skipper or just sit back and relax.

Sydney Harbour and it surrounds is often referred to as the most beautiful natural harbour in the world. Those who come to see it will understand why. The 240 kilometres of shoreline encompass approximately 54 square kilometres of water, which is an enormous expanse to explore and discover.

On a warm sunny day, the harbour is a vibrant blue and dotted with hundreds of sailing boats, cruise boats and ferries. Whether you choose to sail past the iconic Opera House and under the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge or just drop anchor in one of the many bays, you can be sure it will be a memorable day of sailing.

Middle Harbour

 

 

There are many places to visit or drop anchor. Tucked just inside Middle Head is Cobblers Beach. A bit farther and you come to Balmoral Beach – there are lots of moorings at the southern end. Farther north of Balmoral is Chinamans Beach, while opposite you’ll find Flat Rock Beach and Clontarf Beach – all with beautiful white sandy bottoms, crystal-clear water and great swimming and snorkelling.

Sydney Harbour

If you are looking to take in the sights of Sydney Harbour then it is a short sail around Middle Head into the main harbour where keeping to the east shoreline you can sail past Watson Bay, Nielsen’s Park Bay, around Shark Island into Rose Bay and then on to Clark Island from where you have a magnificent view of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

You can then continue down the harbour past the Opera House and Circular Quay and then under the bridge itself. From here you can explore Darling Harbour and Birkenhead Point or the quiet coves of Berrys Bay and Greenwich.

For the return trip it is back under the Harbour Bridge, past Kirribilli House and around Bradleys Head where you can explore Taylors Bay, Chowder Bay and Obelisk Bay before rounding Middle Head and sailing back into Middle Harbour.

Skippered Charter Fees

All our skippers our fully qualified Master 5’s or Coxswain and many also hold Yachtmaster Instructor tickets

Sydney Harbour

Vessel

Max number

Location

Half day  4 hrs*

Full Day 8hrs*

Twilight   2 hrs*

Loiseau   Beneteau Oceanis 45

10

Rushcutters Bay

$800

$1350

$480

KOOKABURRA Jeanneau 42DS

10

Middle Harbour

$650

$950

$380

HIGH VOLTAGE Oceanis 35

10

Middle Harbour

$550

$850

$300

*Catering can be organised through one of our local suppliers*includes qualified skipper on board

Half Day Charter Suggested Itinerary

Meet your Skipper at Middle Harbour Yacht Club either 9.30am or Midday and after crew safety briefing and boat orientation set sail for Middle head passing Chinamans Beach and Balmoral Beach.

Round Middle head and head down the eastern channel of Sydney harbour taking care to avoid sow and pigs and wedding cake, sail past Watson Bay and head for Shark Island. As you round the island you have a clear view down the length of Port Jackson from the Heads to the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

As you sail past Farm Cove you can almost reach out and touch the Opera house before turning the boat to starboard to round Fort Denison – take a moment to look back at our iconic Harbour bridge – an awe inspiring sight!

With a following breeze you head for home rounding Bradleys head past Chowder Bay and once again rounding Middle head taking a moment to look east the North and South heads and the candy striped Hornby Lighthouse.

A couple of well executed tacks see you back in Middle Harbour where you drop sails and head back to MHYC.

Twilight Charter itinerary suggestions – only during day light saving

Meet your Skipper at Middle Harbour Yacht Club at 6pm and after crew safety briefing and boat orientation set sail for Middle Harbour taking time out to explore Balmoral Beach/Hunters Bay before sailing past Grotto point on your way to Dobroyd head from where you have a clear view of North and South heads and the candy stripped Hornby Lighthouse. Wind and waves permitting you can sail into North Harbour and explore Manly Cove before retracing your steps and as the sun sets on the sparkling waters…… heading back to MHYC.

Full Day Charter Suggested Itinerary

Meet your Skipper at Middle Harbour Yacht Club at 9.30am and after crew safety briefing and boat orientation set sail for Middle head passing Chinamans Beach and Balmoral Beach.

Round Middle head and head down the eastern channel of Sydney harbour taking care to avoid sow and pigs and wedding cake, sail past Watson Bay and head for Shark Island. As you round the island you have a clear view the length of Port Jackson from the Heads to the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge

Continuing down the harbour you sail past Farm Cove and the iconic Opera House before passing under the Harbour Bridge – a memorable experience in itself! As you pass Walsh Bay, home of the Sydney Theatre Company, you can then choose to turn to port to explore the inner city water ways of Darling Harbour and Piermont (with a brief stop at Sydney Fish market wharf to pick up some fresh seafood) or instead, head around Goat Island and past Snails Bay keeping a sharp lookout for dolphins and on to Cockatoo and Snapper Islands. With a picnic lunch on board you can anchor at Berry Bay, Lavender Bay or one of our favourites, picturesque Balls Head Bay. Oryou head back up the Harbour past Kirribilli House and drop anchor in Athol Bay where you can take a dip or just kick back and listen to the sounds of the animals from nearby Taronga Zoo.

After a leisurely lunch we weigh anchor and you head for home rounding Bradleys head past Chowder Bay and once again rounding Middle head taking a moment to look east the North and South heads and the candy stripped Hornby Lighthouse.

A couple of well executed tacks see you back in Middle harbour where you can explore Balmoral beach and the waters of the inner harbour or, wind and waves permitting, explore the inshore waters of Manly Cove

Then as the day comes to an end it is time to drop the sails and head back to MHYC.