Pittwater

SailTime Newport Charter

Sailtime Newport Skippered Charter offers you and your family, friends, colleagues and overseas visitors the opportunity to experience a memorable day on Pittwater and the surrounding national park.

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, either way you are guaranteed an enjoyable day on the water.

Pittwater and it surrounds is one of Australia’s most beautiful sailing grounds where you can experience the beauty of Pittwater and Broken Bay with its delightful anchorages at Coasters Retreat, America Bay , Refuge Bay, and numerous marinas and restaurants and coffee shops at Church Point, Newport, Bayview, Cottage Point , Bobbin head , Akuna bay, Brooklyn and many sheltered anchorages such as Jerusalem Bay, Smith Creek, Towlers or Hallett’s beach.

Places of Interest

Pittwater

There are many places to visit or drop anchor, probably the best know is Coasters Retreat with its sheltered anchorage and numerous moorings. It is just a short row ashore to the surrounding national park and the basin a popular sheltered water with its surrounding grass lands , public gas bbq’s, showers and toilets . Alternatively you can drop anchor at Towlers inlet or anchor off Portuguese bay or in the lee of Barrenjoey heads.

 

Broken Bay Cowan Creek

Broken Bay and its tributary Cowan Creek offer numerous bays, inlets and beaches to explore and with its frequent North East Breezes offers the perfect conditions for sailing . As you round West Head with Barrenjoey lighthouse off the starboard beam and Lion Island dead ahead you enter Cowan Creek. You can choose to sail across to Patonga drop anchor and row ashore for a sumptuous lunch at Patonga Beach Hotel or tuck around the headland and drop anchor at Hungary Beach.

 

Heading further west and you have the choice of Refuge Bay, Americas Bay, Jerusalem Bay and Hallets Beach to drop anchor or you can explore Brooklyn and the lower Hawkesbury River.

 

Twilight Charter itinerary suggestions – only during day light saving

Meet your Skipper at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club at 6pm and after crew safety briefing and boat orientation set sail for Pittwater. After hoisting the sails we traverse the waters between Scotland Island and Salt Pan Cove / Refuge Cove.

Prevailing winds permitting we pass Taylors Point and Clareville Beach and head north to round the mark at Stokes Point before executing the perfect Gybe and heading across the bay to Portuguese Bay and past Longnose point.

 

 

 

Half day charter suggested itinerary

Meet your Skipper at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club either 9.30am or Midday and after crew safety briefing and boat orientation set sail for Pittwater After passing Scotland Island on the port side and Salt Pan and Refuge Cove you head north towards Lion Island. Depending on the prevailing winds you can sail due north past Coaster retreat to Palm Beach and Barrenjoey head or test your sailing skills and tuck around Scotland Island and explore Morning Bay, Lovett Bay and McCarrs Creek . Or you can drop anchor off Portuguese Bay or in the shadow of Towlers lookout.

With a following breeze you head for home enjoying the full breadth of Pittwater as you past Clareville Beach and Taylors point. A couple of well executed tacks see you back at RPAYC where you drop sails and head into the club to enjoy some well-earned refreshments.

Full day charter suggested itinerary

Meet your Skipper at RPAYC Club at 9.30am and after crew safety briefing and boat set sail for Pittwater. After passing Scotland Island on the port side and Salt Pan and Refuge Cove you head north towards Lion Island. Sailing past Longnose point , Portuguese Bay you now have a clear view of Barrenjoey lighthouse and the majesty of Broken Bay. As we approach West head we put in a well executed Gybe and head back down Pittwater and after passing Great Mackerel Beach we enter Coasters Retreat and secure a lunch time mooring. Here you have a choice to stay on board and enjoy lunch or grab your picnic basket and take a trip ashore to explore the nearby beaches, National Park and The Basin a stunningly beautiful and popular protected swimming hole.

After a relaxing lunch and perhaps a swim we weigh anchor and round Soldiers Point and head out for an afternoon sail. Depending on the wind you can choose to head north past West head to Lion Island or test your skills and tack behind Scotland Island, explore Morning Bay, Lovett Bay and McCarrs Creek.

Then as the day comes to an end it is time to drop the sails and head back home. A couple of well executed tacks see you back at RPAYC where you drop sails and head into the club to relive the day and enjoy some well earned refreshments.

Skippered Charter Fees

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

RPAYC Newport

Vessel

Max number

Location

Half day  4 hrs*

Full Day 8hrs*

Twilight   2 hrs*

           
KINGFISHEROceanis 37

10

Newport

$650

$1050

$380

           

*includes qualified skipper on board

*Catering can be organised through one of our local suppliers