We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about our Sydney Boat Hire services, but to save you time here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions.

If you don’t see the info you need just send us a quick note through the contact form and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Harbourcat is perfect for any type of cruise!

Check out all the different options in Cruises. Of course if you want to be creative you can create your own cruise theme and we’ll do whatever we can to help you make it an event to remember.


On a normal harbour cruise we can carry up to 44 seated passengers; 36 with dining facilities and 8 on the outdoor front trampoline which is perfect for sunbathing.

For Whale Watching we have to keep the numbers to 36 and for Surf Safari’s 30 is the max’ due to the space taken up with boards and equipment.


Booking is easy with our automatic booking system! Simply click on the cruise you want in Cruises nominate the number of passengers, select the date & time and Book the boat then look through the catering and drinks options and Book the catering. Finally proceed to checkout where you can pay a deposit or pay in full to secure the cruise!

You’ll then receive email confirmations and alerts leading up to the cruise.

If you have any questions or special requirements please don’t hesitate to get in touch via [email protected] and we’ll do our very best to help you have the cruise of a lifetime.

We want you to get the most from your cruising time, so we recommend you get to the agreed pick up wharf at least 15 minutes before your departure time.

We gladly offer a number of different catering options and have a fully licensed bar on board the boat. We also allow you to BYO food and drinks, if that suits you better. Some cruises such as Hens, Bucks and New Year’s Eve have certain restrictions so please please take note of these on the bookings page.

Of course! We have Bluetooth speakers available so you can be the DJ and play whatever you like!

Yes, we accept card and cash payments on board the boat.

Yes, for day cruises we will anchor at a beach in the harbour and give you and your guests the opportunity to go swimming. Our boat is equipped with a swimming ladder for easy access in and out of the water. Plus we have a variety of inflatables, paddle boards and snorkelling equipment for you to have fun with.

Yes, cruises can be extended at rate of $500/hour if there isn’t a cruise already booked after yours. If you would like to extend the length of your cruise please get in touch at [email protected] and we’ll as soon as possible if it’s possible or not. We will do our best to keep you happy!

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Conditions can be a little chilly out on the water during whale watching season. We recommend you wear nice warm clothing (jackets, beanies, scarf etc.) to make sure you’re comfortable and have the best time.

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So far we’ve had a 100% success rate with our whale watching cruises, however in the event that we don’t see any whales you will receive a free ticket to come out on another whale watching cruise.

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For group cruises we have a wide selection of wharfs that we pick up from. You can view the wharfs here. If you would like to be picked up from a wharf not on our list please get in touch with us at [email protected] and we will get back to you. Please note most ticketed cruises depart from Manly Fun Pier.

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