The Ultimate Guide to Luxury Boat Hire in Sydney Harbour

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Sydney Harbour is a stunning location full of exciting things to see and do. With so many thrilling events, renowned venues, and premier eateries, Sydney Harbour is no doubt the place to be.

Whether you are visiting Sydney and want to see all the sights from a unique viewpoint, or you are looking to celebrate a big occasion in an unforgettable way, hiring a luxury boat is for you. At Karisma Cruises we have been helping guests create memories and have the ultimate celebration on the water since 2011.

There are so many advantages to private boat hire in Sydney, most importantly the ultimate luxury it provides!

With capacity of up to 48 guests, 3 under-cover entertaining spaces, a stunning glass walkway and a 6-person heated spa, our KI is the ultimate luxury boat hire. Keep your eyes peeled for the KII, soon to be entertaining up to 150 guests in Sydney Harbour.

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Luxury Boat Hire Events

You don’t always need an excuse to go all out and treat yourself, however, if you do have an event worth celebrating, consider moving the party onto the water. From engagement parties and Hen Dos with a classy twist, to corporate gatherings and water transfers with style, Karisma Cruises provide the perfect luxury background and service for any occasion.

With so much experience in event planning, we tailor every charter and event to you. Here are some of our most popular celebration events hosted onboard our luxury boat.

Milestone Birthdays

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with all your loved ones gathered on a splendid boat for a lavish party?! Have a night-time charter for a grown-up celebration, with alcohol flowing and delicious food floating around the party with the help of our waiting staff. Or, for more family-oriented boat hire, have an afternoon soiree to make the most of the sun.

With our exciting Aqua Pack, you and your closest friends can take to the water on our lily pad and sunglasses floats, or even the inflatable trampoline! With all our exciting add-ons, your birthday onboard will be a fun-packed experience with luxurious extras to top it off.

Corporate Events

Gather your company on board our KI boat for a luxurious and unforgettable celebration. Whether you are celebrating a company milestone or putting a new spin on team bonding, a luxury boat hire in Sydney Harbour is sure to bond your company. With a 6-person spa and state-of-the-art multimedia system, there is something for everyone onboard.

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If you really want to impress clients or have a unique meeting transfer, hire a boat. With exclusive formal dining options and exquisite 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour, Karisma Cruises can help you make an all-important impression.

Festive Parties

We know how to throw an unforgettable party here at Karisma Cruises! Whether it’s Christmas parties or Australia Day festivities, if you have a holiday to celebrate, we have the perfect boat available to hire.

Why not check out our Christmas party packages? It’s never too soon to start planning!

From creating exclusive New Year’s Eve parties complete with classy decorations and red carpet entrance, to providing front-row seats to the many amazing events held on Sydney Harbour each year, we create bespoke boat hire packages tailored to you.

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Tips for Adding Luxury to Your Boat Hire

In case spending the day on an exclusive boat hire in Sydney Harbour isn’t quite exciting enough, there are plenty of additional indulgences to consider.


What is more luxurious than drinks on arrival? Or pre-iced bottles of champagne out on the sun deck? Check out our beverage packages to get inspired. BYO is usually an option on boat hires and suits a budget, however this restricts intake and limits option.


Aside from compulsory chartering staff, having additional members onboard can make your boat hire experience all the more luxurious. From waiting staff taking care of food needs to extra bar staff keeping your glasses topped up, additional staff can come in extremely handy. Work closely with our events coordinator to manage your guests’ experience with upmost care and professionalism.


Fine dining is the ultimate indulgence, and just because you are on a boat, doesn’t mean you can’t achieve that same excellent cuisine. Karisma Cruises have partnered with Fine Spun Catering, renowned local caterers, to provide our guests with local and delicious menus onboard. The importance of quality catering should not be overlooked.

Depending on your reason for hiring, time of charter and budget, choose from a range of exquisite food packages. For sunny afternoons with the extended family why not choose a BBQ package or buffet option, to suit all tastes. Or, for extra class on special occasions, go all out with canapés or a formal dinner. No matter the occasion, we offer a menu to match!


Take your casual day onboard your boat hire with your nearest and dearest to new, luxurious heights with spa amenities! It doesn’t get much more exclusive than relaxing in our heated spa, sipping a glass of something bubbly, while taking in 360-degree views of Sydney Harbour.


Looks certainly aren’t everything, but a modern and clean aesthetic certainly lends itself to luxury. Not only is our KI striking, but our party planners know how to up the décor for an occasion. From red carpet entrance to stunning balloon decorations, we add a classy touch to any backdrop.

Although, with all-round views of Sydney Harbour, the backdrop is picturesque enough!

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Get Started with Karisma Cruises

If you are looking for luxury boat hire in Sydney Harbour with all the additional indulgencies, get in touch with Karisma Cruises. Our team know how to take a day on the water and turn it into an unforgettable experience, tailoring each component to your exact requirements. From special occasions to casual social events, we provide all the luxury and 5* treatment you could ever dream of.

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