Summer Christmas Cruising Sydney Harbour

We can't think of a better way to spend christmas, can you?

Whether you’re visiting Sydney or a lucky Sydney local, we can’t think of a better way to spend Christmas Day with your loved ones than on a private luxury charter boat on Sydney Harbour.

Blessed with a gorgeous summer’s day and the harbour to yourself, your luxury Christmas Day boat cruise would bring together 10-100 of your family, extended family and/or friends to celebrate the holidays with the same privacy you enjoy at home but with a twist – changing up the location for an extra special day like no other.

No stress, no mess

Imagine hosting Christmas but doing no cooking or preparation at all. Or maybe surprising the family with a boat day where the kids can swim and play freely on the water toys like our Lilypad, SUPs and Sun Chill. 

The bit we love the most; leaving the mess behind when it’s time to go home.

Sound like music to your ears?

For those visiting from interstate or overseas, chartering a luxury yacht on Christmas Day gives you’re the freedom of space and lounging around, supported by our highly-trained crew to make your stay more bespoke and comfortable than the finest hotels and restaurants on the Harbour. 

It’s a luxury, yes, but it’s also the experience of a lifetime, and a memory you’ll cherish forever.  


make this christmas day one to remember!

Forget the pot-luck dishes and washing up, let us take care of everything as you make memories with the family on some of our favourite vessels to cruise the Harbour. 

Please note, Christmas Day is a special day on the Harbour so pricing does reflect this. 

All catering is POA on Christmas Day due to staffing availability

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Everything you need to know about booking once in a lifetime cruise on the harbour.

your private christmas day itinerary

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Depending on how you like to celebrate Christmas, day or evening cruises are available on our yachts. Our personal favourite is for a lunch-to-afternoon charter where you can enjoy a gorgeous lunch (BYO or catering available) followed by a long afternoon catching some sun, enjoying some drinks and dipping in and out of the water.

Our team will be happy to put together a custom itinerary to suit your time and festivities. Just let us know how you would like to celebrate and we’ll do the rest! Here’s an example of what your Christmas on the water might look like with Lifestyle Charters:

Pick up from your preferred wharf, perhaps near your hotel if you’re visiting Sydney or near home or public transport if you’re a Sydneysider. Not long after boarding, you’ll have a drink in hand, taking in the glorious Summer sun and sparkling waterways.
Lunch, swim & bad cracker jokes
Your captain will find the best anchorage possible. Perhaps you might like to have a dip in the water before lunch. Lunch is served, poppers have popped, jokes are told and paper hats are on heads.
Fun in the Sun!
Perhaps you’re in between courses or finished with lunch so this might be a good time for a swim! Our crew would set up the swim platform, inflating the Sun Chill, lilypad and SUPs as requested. Let the water games begin!
next course, next beach
Drinks are flowing and dessert is served. And if you’d like to explore a new anchorage, now could be a good time to move.
Festivities continue!
More swimming, more games, more classic catches. If you didn’t think it already, you’re sure this is the best Christmas Day ever.
Wrap up & return
We cruise back to your final drop-off location and help you disembark. Perhaps on the way home you discuss doing this again because a long, relaxed Christmas Day on Enigma or Felix is the self-gifted Christmas present you didn’t know you needed.

Christmas Cruises Sydney Harbour


Most charter boats are available on Christmas Day, with most offering exclusive private charters.

Depending on your guest numbers and budget, we can suggest the best option for you.

Special Christmas Day surcharges and terms and conditions apply.

Each boat will have different terms on Christmas Day, but most private charter boats will have a minimum of five or six hours and special pricing. 

Christmas Day is a very special day on the harbour and pricing does reflect this.  

Enigma is $12,000 for up to six hours BYO for up to 12 guests, and $50pp thereafter. 

Felix is $9,500 for up to 6hrs BYO, up to 12 guests, and $50pp thereafter. 

Please note catering is POA on Christmas Day due to staffing availability. It’s their Christmas too! 

Yes, BYO is an option on many boats so let us know if this is important to you and we can find a suitable boat for you.

We work with a wide range of boats with various capacities that are perfectly suited for families (large or small), corporates and domestic or international travellers.

With an estimate of guest numbers, we can recommend the perfect vessel for you, so get in touch with a rough number and we can go from there.

Firstly, Sydney can’t wait to have you! 

December is such a wonderful time to be in Sydney and to be here over the holidays is truly unique – especially if you’re used to a snowy Christmas.   

Yes, there are all inclusive options however this will be priced on application due to holiday staffing considerations.

To speak to us about a Christmas Day cruise this year or next, we’d love to hear from you.

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Any other questions?

Let us help you plan a christmas day to remember on Sydney Harbour

For this once in a lifetime experience, get in touch to book your preferred boat today. Our vessels do book out early so best to get in early if you want to pick of the bunch!

We have our finger on the pulse when it comes to Sydney Harbour events and luxury boat cruises. Reach out to our friendly team and let’s get planning!