Varuna Boat Hire


Boat Hire on Varuna includes skipper and crew

Low Season
February – October (Up to 33 pax)
$600 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $2400
*Surcharge of $250 for charters with 34+ pax

High Season
November – January (Up to 33 pax)
$650 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $2600

*Surcharge of $250 for charters with 34+ pax

BYO Charters
$100 surcharge applies
Includes all crockery, cutlery, cups, utensils, serving equipment and eskies
Please note - BYO Ice

Public holiday surcharges apply - 20% surcharge on applicable rate for Boxing Day, NYD, Australia Day & some special events
Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply – All wharves $50 per visit (Minimum 4 hours except Boxing Day and some special events when minimum is 5 hours) 


Varuna is a brand new Seawind 1160 resort that is now available for boat hire on Sydney Harbour. In survey for 40 guests and 2 crew, Varuna is the quintessential entertainment vessel. With a large open and unobstructed foredeck and specially designed lounge seating, Varuna enters the Sydney boat hire market with one aim – fun, fun and more fun.

As soon as you step on board you will be welcomed by that new boat feel. Surrounded by crisp white lines and purpose built furnishings, Varuna will not disappoint as a boat hire option. There is a large BBQ at the rear of the vessel and the crew will be happy to cook for you at your request. The fully equipped galley will come in handy as you get those nibblies ready. A fridge and two large eskies will keep your drinks chilled for the duration of your boat hire cruise.

Equipped with a state of the art sound system with internal and external speakers, you can connect your iPod and set the mood and atmosphere yourself. There is no better way to spend a sunny afternoon on Sydney Harbour than on a boat hire vessel such as Varuna. A swim ladder gives you easy access to the sparkling harbour water and a kayak is available for your enjoyment. When you are done, jump back on board and make use of the outdoor shower. In need of a break? Why not lounge around on the foredeck trampolines and enjoy that Sydney sun.

There are various options for catering on Varuna or you can decide to BYO your food and beverages. Our friendly and experienced team is happy to work with you to create a package that is suitable for you and your event.

As with most vessels of this calibre, stiletto high heels and shoes with marking soles are not permitted to be worn on Varuna. Best advice is to come in something comfortable that you can kick off and make the most of your day on the Harbour. 



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


Varuna is a brand new sailing catamaran ideally suited to a fun day out on the Harbour for up to 40 passengers. 

  • BBQ
  • BYO Alcohol
  • BYO Food
  • Catering
  • iPod
  • Sound System
  • Sunbaking
  • Swimming