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.

Captain Cook Cruises offer function venues for any size event from our fleet of sailing and motorised cruise vessels. From client meetings in private dining rooms to formal gala dinners on your own boat, Captain Cook Cruises offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails with a difference.

Work or leisure, staff rewards, awards or a product launch, events on Sydney's No.1 address will ensure your guests will leave wanting more.

  • We aim to meet and exceed expectations every time
  • A la carte & buffet dining specialist
  • 2 to 700 guests
  • All occasions, all budgets, all sizes
  • Live and DJ entertainment
  • Theme events
  • Over 4 decades of experience
  • Australian owned and operated company
  • Company chosen for international dignitaries including the Pope
  • Private dining room and group options on public cruises aboard the prestigious MV Sydney 2000
  • Panoramic viewing from every table
  • Expansive open cocktail decks
  • Dedicated catering department and international Head Chefs
  • We cater for most cuisines & special dietary requirements

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Function & Events

  • Meetings & Conferences
  • Client Entertaining
  • Corporate Events
  • Incentives & Staff rewards
  • Product Launches
  • Convention transfers
  • Leisure & spouse activities
  • Gala dinners
  • Award nights


  • Corporate Events from $119pp
  • Private dining rooms, deck or full vessel hire
  • Panoramic viewing from every table
  • Expansive open cocktail decks
  • Winner of Multiple Tourism Awards
  • Dedicated event co-ordinator
  • Fresh sustainable seafood
  • Cruise & sailing vessels
YOUR SAY CHRISTMAS IN JULY CHARTER - I personally had a great time, and my staff that attended the party also said the same thing. You are without doubt, the BEST cruise company on Sydney Harbour. 'J'

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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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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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.
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