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  •  Activities
  •  Sydney
  •  Sydney Self Drive Boat Hire: Smartliner 17

Sydney Self Drive Boat Hire: Smartliner 17


  • Sydney
  • English
  • 4 hour (approx.)
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Four hours bare boat charter
  • 2. Fuel
  • 3. Safety equipment includes, first aid kit, fire fighting gear
  • 4. Fishing Kits including 2 rods, tackle box

1 Key Facts


  • 1. Four hours bare boat charter
  • 2. Fuel
  • 3. Safety equipment includes, first aid kit, fire fighting gear
  • 4. Fishing Kits including 2 rods, tackle box

Not included

  • 1. Professional Captain
  • 2. Transport from/to hotels
  • 3. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 4. Souvenirs
  • 5. Travel Insurance
Destination Sydney
Depature point ● Departs: daily, all year round
   Tour does not run on New Years Eve (31 December) and Public Holidays
● Departure Point: d'Albora Marinas Rushcutters Bay (Address: 1B New Beach Rd, Darling Point NSW 2027)
● Departure Time: 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00
   Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
Address d'Albora Marinas, 1B New Beach Road, Darling Point NSW 2027
How to get there ● By Car
Located approximately 5km east of Sydney CBD, takes about 15 minutes; approximately 15km north of Sydney Airport, takes about 25 minutes.

Closest Parking:
- Parking can be difficult around the waterfront. Unrestricted time parking is generally available on one side of New Beach Rd and surrounding streets, please check parking signs before leaving your car.
- Vibe Hotel Rushcutters Bay Parking (Address: 100 Bayswater Rd, Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011), approximately 8 minutes walk
- Secure Parking - Eastpoint Food Fair Car Park (Address: New McLean St, Edgecliff NSW 2027), approximately 12 minutes walk
- Parking fees apply

● By Public Transport
The cloest Train Station is Edgecliff Station
The closest Bus Stop is Rushcutters Bay Park, New Beach Rd
Please check the Transport NSW timetables ( for more details to plan your trip.
Operating hours
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Comfortable shoes
● Light jacket / sweater for windy or cool days
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
Please refer to for the latest updates during the post-Covid period.

 1) Security Bond Conditions
The Hirers shall pay the Security Bond as a preauthorization / payment on credit card, Debit Card or Cash prior to the Start Date. The Hirers hereby agrees that they shall be held full responsible for any and all loss of or damage to the hire boat or equipment or motor or to others affected. The Hirers shall not operate the boat in a negligent manner nor navigate into prohibited or uninsured areas of Sydney Harbour. If the Hirers have caused damaged or loss this bond will be banked immediately and quotations sourced to rectify such damages and losses. In the absence of damage or loss, the Security Bond will be refunded within 2 business days.

 2) Damage / Marine Toilet / Cleaning
 - Any loss or damage to the yacht or equipment will be charged to your bond.
 - A charge of $250 will be charged if the toilet is blocked.
 - Please leave the yacht tidy with dishes done or there may be a cleaning fee.

 3) Booking Confirmation, Postponement and Weather Considerations
 - Unsafe weather: The Service Provider determines the suitability of conditions and the possibility of postponement on the day of the charter. There are no refunds available to the Hirer due to weather or other reasons.
 - Postponements: Any Postponements to the Hire approved by the Service Provider (normally due to severe weather - winds over 30 knots) may incur a $120 surcharge paid by the Hirer.

 4) Hirer and Skippers Obligations
The Hirer agrees that the Skipper shall not exceed the prescribed alcohol limit of 0.5% at any time during the Hire Rental Period and observe the conditions shown on the Briefing Document. The Skipper shall be available for a Safety and Equipment Briefing prior to the Start Time and be asked to sign the Briefing Sheet upon completion.

 - .05% Blood Alcohol Limit Applies for Skipper.
 - Navigating beyond boundaries vessel is not covered by insurance policy.
 - Max persons (note child or baby counts as a person) is eight (8)
 - No black soled shoes – damages fibre glass
 - No scuba diving off vessel
 - No towing other vessels or persons
 - Recovery cost of $250 for rescue
 - Drive at walking speed inside bays and speed restricted areas.
 - All persons inside cockpit when boat in motion
 - No bow riding, no persons on roof/ marlin board
 - No docking on fixed wharves – eg. Shark/Clark island
 - No mooring alongside other boats or structures
 - Vessels draft - 2 metres. Do not beach the boat.

2 Overview

Enjoy a scenic sail past the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, or anchor in a quiet cove next to one of Sydney's beautiful sandy beaches.

Sydney Self Drive Boat Hire: Smartliner 17 No License required for up to 4 persons


Grab your family or friends, your picnic hamper and the fishing gear! Set off to explore the Harbour for a day or a weekend as the captain of your very own self drive motor boat.


All boats have a fishfinder, stereo, a fishing license and safety equipment. Ice and bait is available at Rose Bay at extra fee. The Self Drive Boat Hire range of boats are:

  • Smartliner 17 – licensed for 4 people. Day time use only.
  • Arvor 20 – licensed for 8 people. Day time use only.
  • Arvor 23 – licensed for 7 people, and is a little luxurious self drive motor boat. The boat is available for overnight charters and sleeps 5 in a double v-berth, a single quarter berth and a fold down dinette double berth. Aboard is an anchor winch, bow thruster, chart plotter, fridge, gas cooker, private bathroom with flushing toilet and deck shower.


Use the boat anywhere on Sydney Harbour but not past Watsons Bay.


Please note

  • Skippers need to have boating experience but do not need a boat license
  • You are not permitted to go to Middle Harbour or Manly unless you are licensed
  • Bond of $1,100 is payable prior to departure


Hirers receive a comprehensive briefing at departure.


  • 25HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, fuel included in the price
  • Fully enclosed outside area
  • Blue Tooth Marine Stereo with external speakers
  • Swim ladder
  • Modern and easy to use engine controls
  • Fish finder
  • Vhf radio, life jackets, kids buoyancy vests (available on request).
  • Safety equipment includes, first aid kit, fire fighting gear
  • Fishing Kits including 2 rods, tackle box



Northwards and Eastwards to beyond Watsons Bay and Georges Head ( the white lighthouses); West past Gladesville Bridge or Lane Cove River boundary; Into Circular Quay.


  • Give way to yachts and ferries.
  • When ferries cross ahead go behind them, not in front.
  • If any vessel is overtaking you hold your course if possible.
  • Avoid collision at all times. Keep clear of shipping lanes.
  • Keep clear of vessels with divers flag




3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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