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. 



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