The Rise of Sydney Day Charters

13 November 2020

With the iconic backdrop of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney will always be a captivating destination for superyacht charters. This appeal is being broadened to a wider demographic, marked by a surge in bookings for day and weekend charters in the city. Whether to mark a special occasion, celebrate an event or simply spend quality time with friends and family, Sydney is a complete destination for one- or two-night superyacht charters.

Sydney’s potential for thrilling superyacht adventures is being recognised more and more by Australians unable to travel abroad for their usual holidays in the Mediterranean or Caribbean. This has led to a boom in short-term charters at home, with the realisation that luxury getaways are only around the corner.

There is great flexibility for charters in Sydney, with bespoke itineraries curated between the city, Pittwater and the Hawkesbury River. Unlike the Mediterranean or Caribbean, where charters will usually be a minimum one-week in length, Sydney’s experiences can be compiled into a 1-2 night itinerary.

Superyachts offer unrivalled privacy and luxury, manned by highly professional crews who are dedicated to making sure your dream experience becomes reality. With a personal chef onboard the yacht, dining is a special part of a superyacht charter, with menus tailored to the preferences of your group and creative dishes guaranteed to ignite your taste buds.

As a harbour city, Sydney provides the perfect setting for unique yachting escapades. There are few places in the world where you can start your charter immersed in the energy of a major city, and a short sail later enjoy the utter serenity of a secluded bay. From cruising under the Harbour Bridge and soaking up spectacular views of the city, charters continue towards the eastern beaches where perfect anchorages await.

Liveaboard charters give guests the opportunity to indulge in the luxury of their private superyacht overnight, and venture further north to experience the natural splendour of Pittwater, Broken Bay and the Hawkesbury River. Pittwater is a sailing haven, where guests have plenty of opportunities for water sports and other activities.

Long weekend charters in Sydney can be as active or relaxed as you wish. There are awe-inspiring sights and fascinating stops to make along the way, including enlightening historical encounters at Watson’s Bay and enthralling treks through the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Whether you prefer to spend relaxing days on the sun deck of your superyacht or delve into blood-pumping activities, everything is possible on a charter in Sydney.

To find out more about superyacht charter experiences in Sydney and curate your own bespoke itinerary, contact one of the experienced Ocean Alliance team or view our example Sydney itinerary for inspiration.

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