Australia’s most awarded charter yacht ‘Sydney Sundancer’ is the ideal way to enjoy Sydney Harbour. Cruise past islands and other iconic landmarks under sail, effortlessly harnessing the wind, just as nature intended. Sydney Sundancer combines the stability and comfort of a motor boat with the grace and serenity of a sailing yacht.
Each Sydney Harbour cruise is personally hosted by friendly owners, Lynne and John Boyce, who have more than 30 years experience personally introducing guests the wonders of Sydney Harbour.
The American gourmet magazine ‘Bon Appetit’ has requested one of Lynne’s recipes for publication in the USA, so you can be assured that the meal you enjoy aboard will exceed expectation and surpass much of what is served in well known Sydney restaurants.
Your comfort is guaranteed because there is a large canopy extending virtually the whole length of the vessel giving perfect protection in all weather.
The party begins with the Great Ferry Race aptly named the ‘Ferrython’ then almost before the excitement has died down; you can participate in the Australia Day Parade of vessels, many in fancy dress! For the Nations’ Birthday, the crew decorate Sydney Sundancer with hundreds of flags in Australia’s sporting colours green and gold as tribute to the fantastic sportsmen and women who have made Australian’s proud over the years.
Fireworks! Fireworks! Fireworks! That is what everyone remembers about the evening on Australia Day, but evening is more than that, you can also enjoy the worlds’ only floating Jazz festival. There are just too many other exciting activities to list. Join in the spirit of Australia Day and bring your own picnic and drinks.
When the wedding ceremony is conducted aboard the yacht, the captain usually positions ‘Sydney Sundancer’ on Sydney Harbour immediately in front of the Opera House, so that its two giant arches form a massive ‘Cathedral’ behind the Bride and Groom. All guests have a clear view and can really feel part of the ceremony.
Their unique service includes free wedding photographs taken during the Harbour cruise. John and Lynne have introduced a ‘one stop package’, where they take the burden from your shoulders leaving all the arrangements in their capable hands. They also offer a unique wedding package which includes optional overnight accommodation and champagne breakfast, served aboard the following morning. Thus, ‘Sydney Sundancer’ becomes your own private luxury floating hotel for your wedding evening.
Boxing Day is the best day of the year to cruise Sydney Harbour because of the colourful start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the Southern Hemisphere’s most prestigious yacht race!
It takes all John’s skills, as a former yacht racing champion, with more than 20 years experience, to position Sydney Sundancer right on the start line so you will have a clear uninterrupted view of the competing racing yachts as the starting gun is fired.
Then, as the armada of spectator craft surges forward, John maintains this exclusive position alongside the racing yachts so that all guests aboard Sydney Sundancer appreciate and almost become, part of the action.
Each year Australia’s pyrotechnic professionals improve their performance, and from Sydney Sundancer’s expansive decks, you will gain an uninterrupted view of all the evenings activities. You will enjoy a fabulous gourmet meal accompanied by the finest wines served all evening by an attentive crew.
With a maximum of 50 guests (even though Sydney Sundancer is licensed to carry 70 passengers plus crew), you will join a select group and enjoy a party atmosphere second to none! Whether you are a couple or with a group, rest assured you will be made to feel very welcome, by fantastic hosts Lynne and John Boyce. By the time the New Year is welcomed in at midnight, you will feel you are celebrating with friends.