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The Barefoot Explorer is your ticket to adventure for special occasions on Sydney Harbour. This 20-foot catamaran is your steadfast, sizeable refuge for leisure and entertainment. Everyone will have the best seat in the house as you dance on the bow as we cruise beneath the Harbour Bridge with a DJ stage and tiered seating. Play in the crystal-clear seas from our massive swim platforms while enjoying BBQ treats prepared by your captain. Enjoy the sunshine while listening to booming music and being surrounded by breathtaking vistas. On Barefoot Explorer, this summer just got a whole lot hotter.

DESIGNED FOR EVENTS: The Barefoot Explorer is the ideal venue, whether you’re honouring a milestone, having a business event, or just looking for a distinctive party experience. With three covered decks and a flexible configuration made specifically for events, it offers unmatched views of Sydney’s famous skyline and the shimmering waterways. You and your visitors will savour the ideal blend of unrestricted freedom outdoors and cosy comfort indoors.

EPIC ENTERTAINMENT: With our cutting-edge QSC sound system, get ready to rock to the beat of the ocean. On the specially made DJ stage and dance floor placed on the boat’s bow, the rhythms will be pumping as you dance the night away. Feel the energy, let your hair down, and make lifelong memories.

With hourly prices for up to 70, 150, or more than 200 guests, charter pricing is ideal for your event budget.


Capacity – 200 passengers

Special Features
Four Extensive deck areas with outside seating
Upper Deck Walk-around access
Seating on Forward and Aft Decks
Large Saloon with comfortable lounges
Outdoor BBQ
Swim Platform
Full BYO Catering & BYO Drinks
Sound System w/Aux Cord for iPhone
Complimentary Waterslide


Year Round Vessel Hire Rates

Two time slots per day:
11 am – 4 pm (Or earlier)
4 pm/5 pm Onwards

Weekday – $850ph (Min 4 hours)
Weekend – $900ph (Min 4 hours)


Weekday – $1000ph (Min 4 hours)
Weekend – $1250ph (Min 4 hours)


Weekday – $1125ph (Min 4 hours)
Weekend – $1375ph (Min 4 hours)

Note: Guest numbers over 100 require Security $300 for 4 hours.

Public Holidays – Add 20% Surcharge on Vessel Hire
(NYD, Boxing Day, Australia day – Minimum 5 hours)

BYO Fee – $100
BYO Drinks, please BYO ice, paper cups, plates and cutlery.

Wharf Fees – $50 Pick up & $50 Drop off. Manly Wharf no extra fees but weather dependent.

$50 per hour Additional crew/host/wait staff
$200 Prior Access + Wharf Fees (Explorer is on a mooring and not on a marina or wharf so pre-access is only possible at the drop-off of the previous charter or 15-30min prior at the pickup wharf if it is NOT King St Wharf.)

Big Sound Option – $200 for a top of the line QSC 6 PA speaker and SUB sound system with 240v power and stage for DJ, Live music or even a live band. Essential for all boat parties and events. **There is no other sound system aboard**
Big Sound with DJ Hire – DJ $120 per hour + $200
Pioneer DJ Decks Hire – $100
*Note – No BYO sound systems due to the harbour noise restrictions*

Security Bond – $2,000


7 hours vessel hire
Skipper and crew
BYO food and drinks
Up to 70 passengers = $46,000
70-150 passengers = $51,750

Minimum 10 passengers for all catering menus

BBQ Lamb

BBQ Lamb – $25 per person

– Gourmet lamb shoulder seasoned and cooked and calved right there by your captain

– Fresh salads

– Crunchy bread rolls and wraps

-Sauces, condiments and more

** Some items may change due to season or availability and quality.

YES we can do Vego options too

BBQ Lamb with Platters

BBQ Lamb with Platters – $30 per person

Cooked for you by the Captain.

– Gourmet lamb shoulder seasoned and cooked and calved right there by your captain

– Fresh salads

– Crunchy bread rolls and wraps

-Sauces, condiments and more

– Seasonal fruit platter

– Cheese platter on arrival

** Some items may change due to season or availability and quality.

YES we can do Vego options too

Gourmet Platters

Gourmet Platters – $15 per person

Choose 2 – $15 per person
Choose 3 – $20 per person

– Seasonal fruit platter
– Cheese platter
– Dessert platter

This is an all weather vessel. The charter would only be cancelled in the event of very extreme weather conditions, such as a cyclone.

It is fairly uncommon for passengers to suffer from seasickness on a harbour cruise. Should the water become choppy due to windy conditions, the skipper will cruise the more sheltered areas of the harbour. However, if a passenger does become unwell for any reason, we can arrange for them to disembark at the nearest wharf or by water taxi.

Our chef can accommodate most dietary requirements. However in extreme cases we recommend passengers arrange their own catering.

Children of any age are permitted on-board with parental supervision.

There are no restrictions with regards to a Sydney harbour cruise whilst pregnant. Just ensure you notify the chef of any dietary requirements.

Please refer to our full terms and conditions.

We do offer BYO catering on some vessels. Charges may apply. Please ask us to quote on suitable vessels for your event.

Prestige Harbour Cruises can provide quotes on a selection of boats that match your function requirements and budget.

Submit a quote request HERE or contact our cruise consultants on: 1300 311 200