Sydney Harbour Cruises with Sophistication

Cruise Options

The perfect cruise for your special occasion

Whether you’re after a unique and romantic wedding venue, a sophisticated space to host a corporate event, or a memorable party venue with great atmosphere on Sydney Harbour, the MV Bennelong is the perfect vessel. Find out more about various cruise options below, or simply give us a call on 0418 675 266 to discuss your particular requirements.

Weddings

Wonderful wedding memories – create yours cruising aboard MV Bennelong

A wedding cruise on Sydney Harbour aboard the MV Bennelong is the perfect way to celebrate the special occasion. The combination of Sydney’s world-famous scenery, the elegant lines and appointments of the vessel, wonderful food and the professional and attentive staff will ensure a memorable day for all.

In fact, with over 20 years in the industry, you can trust that MV Bennelong staff understand the unique requirements and attention to detail necessary to make your wedding cruise everything you desire. Speak to one of them today or read below for further details.

Boat Details
Boat details

The MV Bennelong is a purpose-built VIP charter vessel. In recent years it has hosted some of Australia’s top businesspeople, as well as foreign dignitaries and international celebrities such as Sir Elton John. It provides a sophisticated environment perfect for weddings, featuring:

  • Capacity for up to 130 guests in a cocktail setting, 95 for buffet dining, or up to 80 guests for formal dining. This provides options for both small and larger wedding cruises.
  • An expansive rear deck and open rooftop area offering plenty of room to entertain guests al fresco
  • A large undercover lounge area featuring plush leather seating and beautiful teak panelling
  • A flat-screen TV with state-of-the-art sound system including iPod connectivity
  • Classic styling and beautiful all-timber construction.

For further boat details, download the PDF of MV Bennelong’s Full Specifications or call our staff on 0418 675 266.

Food & Beverages
Food & Beverages

The high quality of cuisine onboard has been selected to match the pedigree of the vessel. Fine food in a style of your choice is facilitated through one of Sydney’s most prestigious caterers, with seasonal menus employing the freshest produce to tantalise even the most discerning of palates. You’ll be spoilt for both choice and quality, while your food and beverage service is provided by experienced and professional wait staff.

Whet your appetite by exploring samples of past menus here, or simply call 1300 556 086 to speak to MV Bennelong’s exclusive catering partner about your requirements.

Bar service is on a consumption basis. You are welcome to discuss making a prepayment arrangement (tab) with us prior to your cruise.

Decorations & Music
Decorations & Music

Creating the right atmosphere is an important part of creating the perfect day. You may custom decorate MV Bennelong with adornments of your choice by prior arrangement, so please discuss your requirements with the crew when making a booking enquiry.

The MV Bennelong is also equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system. Whether you’re supplying your own DJ, would like to use one of our professional partners, or are simply planning on plugging in an iPod, the boat’s professional AV set-up will make it easy. A large flat-screen TV makes it easy to display photos or video content of your choice too.

FAQs
Wedding FAQs

The following are the most common questions and answers for our wedding clients.

Q: Can heels be worn on the boat?

A: Due to the nature of MV Bennelong’s timber construction and highly polished deck, guests are required to remove their heels. However, slip-on shoes can be provided.

Q: Where can I be picked up or dropped off?

A: MV Bennelong can pick you up from any public wharf in Sydney Harbour. Wharf fees (payable to Transport NSW) apply to some wharves. Please ask us for further details.

Corporate Charters

The perfect corporate charter boat for Sydney Harbour cruises

Style. Sophistication. Service. Your next corporate event will be a success aboard the MV Bennelong on Sydney Harbour. In fact, it’s these reasons that the vessel has played host to foreign dignitaries, international celebrities, and Australia’s top businessmen and women.

With over 20 years’ experience hosting people for business cruises, you can rely on MV Bennelong staff to deliver a service that perfectly compliments your business meeting or event. It’s all about creating the right atmosphere where guests are relaxed, conversation flows, and relationships are built.

To learn more about how our staff can help organise the perfect Sydney Harbour cruise for your next business function, contact them today – or read on below for further details.

Boat Details
Boat details

The MV Bennelong is a purpose-built VIP charter vessel that sits in its own unique class. For this reason, she has hosted some of Australia’s top businesspeople, local politicians and foreign dignitaries, and even international celebrities such as Sir Elton John.

  • Capacity for up to 130 guests in a cocktail setting, or up to 80 guests for formal dining. With an open layout spread across three different areas, you can choose the style that best suits the needs for your business event
  • An expansive rear deck and open rooftop area offering plenty of room to entertain guests al fresco
  • A large undercover lounge area featuring plush leather seating and beautiful teak panelling – perfect for those relaxed conversations
  • A flat-screen TV with state-of-the-art sound system including iPod connectivity – for sports events, entertainment, or even a moment of business amongst the relaxation
  • Classic styling and beautiful all-timber construction, creating a sophisticated environment for business functions.
Food & Beverages
Food & Beverages

  • Fine cuisine (whether hors d’oeuvres or complete meals) and a selection of quality beverages are an integral part of delivering a memorable business function. You’ll be reassured to know our selection of food and beverages onboard has been selected to match the pedigree of the vessel. Delivered in a style of your choice, our dining options are facilitated through one of Sydney’s most prestigious caterers, whose seasonal menus employ the freshest produce to tantalise even the most discerning of palates. In addition, you can relax knowing that your food and beverage service is in the hands of professional and experienced wait staff.
  • Whet your appetite by exploring samples of past menus here, or simply call 0418 675 266 to speak to MV Bennelong’s exclusive catering partner about your requirements
  • Bar service is on a consumption basis. Please discuss with us if you would like to arrange a prepayment for drinks.

Transfers

A beautiful way to travel – Sydney Harbour boat transfers aboard the MV Bennelong

There’s a certain romance to boat travel, and few places more beautiful to enjoy it than the stunning waters of Sydney Harbour. Add the gracious lines and handcrafted timberwork of the MV Bennelong – your own private charter vessel – and you’ll ensure your travel is even more memorable.

Your transfer will be hosted by one of Sydney Harbour’s most experienced captains, along with his professional crew who will make your pick-up, transit and drop off a seamless experience – which leaves you to relax and enjoy the journey with your guests. Whether that’s for a wedding, business function, or any other occasion, your crew will host you with utmost care and attention to detail.

All the while you’ll enjoy 360 degree views of the magnificent harbour waters from the many vantage points around the vessel. To learn more or to make an enquiry, talk to our team today.

Boat Details
Boat details

The MV Bennelong is a classically built and beautifully restored vessel that was purpose-built for charter cruises upon Sydney Harbour. Over the years, she has hosted some of Australia’s top businessmen and women, local politicians and foreign dignitaries, and even celebrities such as Sir Elton John.

  • Capacity for up to 130 guests in a cocktail setting, with an open layout spread across three different areas
  • An expansive rear deck and open rooftop area offering plenty of room to see the sights and entertain guests al fresco
  • A large undercover lounge area featuring plush leather seating and beautiful teak panelling – a comfortable place to be seated out of the elements
  • A flat-screen TV with state-of-the-art sound system including iPod connectivity – simply add your own playlist, or allow us to provide a quality DJ for you
  • Classic styling and beautiful all-timber construction, a unique vessel with elegance and character.
Food & Beverages
Food & Beverages

Your transfer can be complemented by a selection of hors d’oeuvres from our quality local caterer – menus are available on request and feature a fine selection of fresh Australian produce.

  • Whet your appetite by exploring samples of past menus here, or simply call 0418 675 266 to speak to MV Bennelong’s exclusive catering partner about your requirements
  • The MV Bennelong is fully licensed, with a wide selection of beverages available from the bar on a consumption basis.

New Year’s Eve

Take a spectacular New Year’s Eve cruise on Sydney Harbour aboard the classic MV Bennelong

There’s no better place to be on New Year’s Eve than watching the fireworks on Sydney Harbour. Add the grandeur of the all-timber, 80ft MV Bennelong and you’ll experience an amazing evening that you’ll never forget.

With an experienced crew, a range of alfresco areas and a luxurious lounge and fully-stocked bar, the MV Bennelong is the perfect way to ring in the new year on Sydney Harbour. Sit or stand on the open decks to enjoy the introductory fireworks display from 9:30pm, then witness the world’s most spectacular welcoming of the new year as the real fireworks kick off from the Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight.

Tickets prices are $595 per person, which includes catering and an open bar for the first 4 hours. Call us on 0418 675 266 or contact us here to book your tickets before they sell out!

You’ll have a range of pick-up options around the Sydney Harbour foreshore and you’ll be treated to sumptuous cuisine by one of Sydney’s premier caterers. Find out more about the MV Bennelong NYE cruise on Sydney Harbour below, or call 0418 675 266 or email us today to make an enquiry. Places are limited so we encourage you to book early to secure your ticket.

Boat Details
Boat Details

The MV Bennelong is a classically built and beautifully restored vessel that was purpose-built for charter cruises upon Sydney Harbour – which means expansive decks to ensure all guests are able to catch the spectacular views. Over the years, the MV Bennelong has hosted some of Australia’s top businessmen and women, local politicians and foreign dignitaries, and even celebrities such as Sir Elton John. Her unique character and professional crew mean both locals and international guests have returned to enjoy subsequent New Year’s Eves on board. Some of her features include:

  • An expansive rear deck and open rooftop area offering plenty of room to see the spectacular Sydney Harbour fireworks displays
  • Capacity for up to 130 guests in a cocktail setting, with an open layout spread across three different areas
  • A large undercover lounge area featuring plush leather seating and beautiful teak panelling – a comfortable place to be seated out of the elements
  • A flat-screen TV with state-of-the-art sound system including iPod connectivity – simply add your own playlist, or allow us to provide a quality DJ for you
  • Classic styling and beautiful all-timber construction, a unique vessel with elegance and character.
Food & Beverages
Food & Beverages
Quality seasonal food and a selection of local and imported beers, wines and spirits mean you’ll enjoy an indulgent experience befitting such a celebration. We’ve partnered with one of Sydney’s top caterers to deliver a range of options which will suit all tastes.

  • Whet your appetite by exploring samples of past menus here, or simply call 0418 675 266 to speak to MV Bennelong’s exclusive catering partner about your requirements
  • The MV Bennelong is fully licensed, with a wide selection of beverages available from the bar. For a full list or a special request, please Contact Us.
NYE FAQs
NYE FAQs
The following represent a range of common questions about New Year’s Eve cruises on Sydney Harbour.

Q: What if it’s raining?

A: The fireworks display proceeds regardless of the weather, and the MV Bennelong has large enclosed areas where you’ll be protected in the advent of poor weather.

Q: What time and where is pick up and drop off?

A: Pick up/drop off  is to be confirmed (most likely King St Wharf) at 6:45pm. Drop off will be at the same location at approximately 12:45am.

Q: Is it BYO alcohol?

A: No, we operate as a licensed vessel and run a fully-stocked bar, so there is no need to worry about bringing your own drinks aboard. The ticket price includes catering and drinks – which is an open bar for the first 4 hours.

Q: Are children/minors allowed?

A: Certainly! It’s half price for under 12’s and free for under 5’s

Parties

Celebrate in sophisticated nautical style with a Sydney Harbour cruise aboard MV Bennelong

If you’re looking for a memorable way to celebrate your special occasion, the MV Bennelong offers spacious decks, classically crafted timber construction, and a range of entertaining options from cocktail events for 130 guests to seated formal dining for up to 80 people. All while cruising the beautiful waterways of Sydney Harbour in comfort and style.

Our experienced crew will work with you to plan and deliver a seamless event that creates a lasting impression with your guests. We’ll take care of all the details from catering – in partnership with one of Sydney’s most highly regarded caterers – and beverage service to helping plan a route map and organising the best pick-up and drop-off points around the harbour foreshore.

You’ll also find a premium audio system and large flat-screen TV for your entertainment needs, or enjoy the services of one of our professional DJs. So if you’re looking for a quality vessel to host a party with distinction, speak to us today on 0418 675 266 or make an enquiry here.