Boat Hire on Skippers Afloat


Boat Hire on Skippers Afloat includes captain and crew

April to August - $625 per hour

Sept to March - Mon - Thurs - $675 per hour
Sept to March - Fri - Sun - $750 per hour

Nov & Dec - $950 per hour

20% surcharge on applicable rate for Boxing Day, NYD, Australia Day & some special events

(Minimum 4 hours except Boxing Day and some special events when minimum is 5 hours)

BYO Surcharges

$15 per person 
Includes skipper cooking BBQ (if required) when vessel is stationary. 
Includes all crockery, cutlery, cups, utensils, serving equipment and eskies.
Please Note: BYO ice

Wharf fees are $75 per visit


Boat hire on Skippers Afloat is a new addition to the Any Boat website. Licenced to carry 100 passengers over two levels, this floating pontoon was specifically designed with boat hire in mind. The lower deck of this pontoon can seat 60-65 guests in comfort for a table dining setting with a further 35-40 guests upstairs. If your boat hire event is for a stand up cocktail event, Skippers afloat boat hire will comfortably service 95 passengers. 

The lower deck is large and open plan giving you a multitude of boat hire options for this vessel. You can make use of this large area as you need and the large panoramic windows will provide you and your boat hire guests with a great viewing area as you pass through Sydney Harbour. The upper deck of this grand vessel provides you and your boat hire guests with the perfect vantage point to take in Sydney’s breathtaking views as your boat hire takes you from the harbour bridge, out past the Opera House and over towards Taronga Zoo where you will enjoy the most spectacular views of Sydney’s cityscape.

There are multiple catering options on board Skippers Afloat making it a versatile boat hire option. An on board liquor license and multiple catering options give you the opportunity to just turn up to your boat hire event and enjoy yourself. Skippers Afloat also has a BYO food and beverage option for your boat hire which includes all eskies, serving equipment, cutlery and crockery, cups and utensils.

Skippers Afloat is also one of the few boat hire options that is wheel-chair accessible. Also equipped with a TV, DVD and iPod connectivity, entertainment on board your boat hire is made so much easier. If your boat hire event is a more relaxed one, why not ask your experienced boat hire captain to take you to a secluded Sydney cove where you and your guests can make use of the swim ladders and platform and go for a dip in the sparkling Harbour water. 



BBQ Menus

BBQ Menu 1
$25 per person
Selection of chicken, beef or lamb sausages (2 per person)

BBQ Menu 2
$25 per person
Selection of chicken, beef or lamb kebabs (2 per person)

BBQ Menu 3
$30 per person
Minute steak and organic sausage
Sourdough rolls

BBQ Menu 4
$30 per person
Salmon Steak

BBQ Menu 5
$35 per person
Premium Steak
Mashed Potato

BBQ Menu 6
$45 per person
Minute steak
Organic sausage
Sourdough rolls

All BBQ options include browned onions, condiments, garden salad and bread rolls 

Soft Drink Beverage Package
$5 per person per hour
Includes soft drinks, juices, mineral and sparkling water 

Platter Menus

Platter Menus
Minimum order of $250

Bread and Dips Platter

$55 (15-20 guests)
Pita bread
Turkish bread
Eggplant Dip

Antipasto Platter
$75 (15-20 guests)
Stuffed pepper bells
Marinated mixed olives
Semidried tomatoes
Char grilled eggplant
Semidried tomatoes and fetta
Hungarian salami
Marinated bocconcini
Pitted Kalamata olives

Sushi Platter
$105 (15 guests)
Assorted sushi platter

Pin Wheel Wrap Platter
$80 (15 guests)

4 Combinations made with mountain bread –
Ham, cheese, lettuce with mayonnaise
Turkey, cheese, lettuce with mayonnaise
Salami, cheese, lettuce with mayonnaise
Tomato cucumber, carrot and, cheese with mayonnaise

Baguette Platter

4 Combinations made with crusty baguettes –
Salami, Pesto, Jarlsberg & Roasted Capsicum
Ham, Tomato, Avocado, Turkey & Tasty Cheese
Rare Roast Beef, Moroccan Dip, Tomato Chilli Relish with Spanish & Rocket
Eggplant, Semidried Tomatoes, Hummus dip, Artichoke, Tasmanian Brie with Spanish and Rocket

Seafood Platter
$280 (15 guests)
Medium to large prawns
Condiments including: Seafood cocktail sauce, lemons, marinated ginger
and wasabi

Cheese Platter
$50 (15 guests)
Selection of cheeses
Gourmet jelly or quince paste
Grapes or dried fruits

Fruit Platter
$50 (15 guests)
A seasonal selection of fruits 
Soft Drink Beverage Package
$5 per person per hour
Includes soft drinks, juices, mineral and sparkling water


Skippers Afloat is a floating pontoon suitable for boat hire for up to 100 passengers and is available on Sydney Harbour all year round. 

  • Alcohol Bar
  • BBQ
  • BYO Alcohol
  • BYO Food
  • Catering
  • Dance Floor
  • iPod
  • Sound System
  • Sunbaking
  • Swimming