Boat Hire & Transfers

Prefer to provide your own catering? Bareboat charters are available where you hire the vessel and crew from us but provide your own catering, along with any entertainment and décor. To keep things simple all beverages can be purchased on board. Bring all your best friends and family together to create a private charter harbour memory that will last a lifetime. Already booked a harbour venue for your event? Avoid city traffic and consider transporting your guests from one location to another aboard a private harbour transfer. Guests will arrive at your venue on time, relaxed and excited. Our fleet of premium charter vessels and ferries can dock at most harbour wharves from Sydney Olympic Park to Circular Quay, Watsons Bay and everywhere in between.

With boats from 2 to 700 guests, or 2,000 across a fleet of 12 charter cruise vessels Captain Cook Cruises are the ultimate waterfront venue.

All Budgets, All Events. From over the top themed events to cheap & cheerful. Call us today & we'll tailor a great cruise to suit your budget.Cruise your own way, Bareboat charters available - you hire the vessel and crew and you can provide your own entertainment, food and non-alcoholic beverages.

  • We aim to meet and exceed expectations everytime
  • Dedicated Event Co-ordinator
  • Theme events
  • Panoramic viewing from every table
  • Expansive open cocktail decks

Accessibility for people with a Disability Policy

Function & Events


  • Boat Hire & Transfers
  • Book a table, a deck or a whole boat
  • A la carte & buffet dining specialist
  • Live and DJ entertainment
  • Our Green Initiatives
  • Cruise & sailing vessels
YOUR SAY WEDDING CHARTER - We had a wonderful time on our cruise for our wedding!  The staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly, especially Snita, she was wonderful and great with the kids! Emma & Scott, Scotland

Other Private Charter Options

Christmas Parties

Christmas is a time for celebration. With Captain Cook Cruises our Christmas party packages offer incredible value and a choice of boats. A Sydney sunset on the harbour in November and December is the celebration you and your guests deserve.

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Birthdays & Celebrations

Celebrations come in many forms - birthday parties, anniversaries and family reunions. The backdrop of Sydney Harbour elevates these special occasions to another level, creating a private restaurant and function room experience with a difference. Hire your own boat or book a private room creating your own waterfront restaurant experience, the choice is yours. 
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There are moments in your life which need to be punctuated by a spectacular setting, your wedding day is one of those. Possibly the biggest day of your life! Captain Cook Cruises offer a wedding reception and ceremony venue with an absolute waterfront view. Take your pick from the largest fleet of charter boats on Sydney Harbour. Intimate or grand -- we have vessel options and private harbour function spaces to suit all budgets. Sailing into the warm glow of a daylight savings sunset pairs perfectly with your pre-dinner canapes. Book your private waterfront room or entire vessel and treat your guests to the experience of a lifetime. 

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Business Events

When you’re running a business you might have just one opportunity to impress that new client, or create a business event that can leave a lasting impression. Whether you’re hosting a staff conference or offsite event, entertaining clients or looking for a waterfront brand activation space, a private cruise on Sydney Harbour is the perfect choice. Our range of vessels suit all budgets and our onboard catering options can be tailored to suit the design of your event. Morning, lunch or evening, don’t just settle for a waterfront restaurant in Circular Quay or Darling Harbour, choose a Captain Cook Cruises private vessel for your next floating business event.
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Private Dining Room

In the age of social distancing, our private room restaurant options make for the perfect secluded space for you and your guests to be tucked away from the rest of the general public. Captain Cook Cruises has the largest fleet of charter cruise boats on Sydney Harbour available for waterfront dining experiences. We offer a range of different catering options as well as food and drink packages depending on the type of function you are hosting in our private room restaurant on the water.
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School Formal

The time of year is fast approaching, when the big decision of where to hold this years School Formal needs to be made. Captain Cook Cruises offer a fantastic all-inclusive Formal packages or you can tailor an event to suit your individual requirements ...
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