Iconic to Sydney Harbour, the vintage ferry Proclaim is renowned for providing unrivalled viewing for Sydney’s greatest on-water events. Proclaim was built in 1939 by boat builders Morrison and Sinclair at Longnose Point, Birchgrove in Sydney Harbour. The ferry’s maiden voyage was carrying spectators at the Australia Day Sydney Harbour Regatta on 26 January 1940. The classic ferry Proclaim is a masterpiece of traditional boatbuilding techniques, and is meticulously maintained to ensure that this important piece of Sydney’s working harbour history endures.

Proclaim is a two-deck vessel complete with a dancefloor and galley to facilitate dining and live entertainment. Proclaim is perfect for weddings, corporate events and large group transfers.


Capacity – 220 guests
– 250 guests
Table dining
– 136 guests
COVID Safe – 100 guests

Two deck levels
Optional licensed bar on lower deck
Fixed kitchen and servery on upper deck
Fixed stage and dancefloor on lower deck
Separate mens and ladies restrooms
Smart phone/media player connectivity
Fully Licensed Bar


Vessel Hire 2020

January – December
3-hour charter $3,245
4-hour charter $3,850
5-hour charter $4,015
6-hour charter $4,510

BYO Drinks
BYO surcharge fee – $200 per hour applies
Includes 1 bar staff
You provide beverages, water, and glassware or plastic cups.

Additional bar staff are required for charters of over 100 guests, at $75 per hour:
100-149 guests – requires 1 x additional bar staff at a minimum.
150 – 200 guests – requires 2 x additional bar staff at a minimum.

Wharf fee – $60 per visit

We can arrange entertainment (POA) alternatively, arrange your own entertainment. For this option, we suggest adding additional vessel hire time to allow DJ/musicians to set up and pack up. This will give them extra time on each side of the charter to prepare &/or unload. (Locations can be the same as the main pick up wharf or another convenient wharf on the way to the main pick up location.)
This also applies for clients that require a decorator to theme their vessel or have extensive BYO catering. Wharfage fees apply.

The vessel has an audio point available for use; we supply the cable and the music runs throughout the speakers on the ferry, all you need to bring is a fully charged music device (eg smart phone, iPod, iPad, etc). Speaker Hire $100

Public Holidays incur a surcharge on the total charter fee.
10% surcharge after midnight.

Entertainment costs
DJ – $800.00
Playing all the party hits from the 70’s through to today’s modern hits and
the ability to pre-request from up to 4500 songs before your event.

Solo Guitar/Vocals – $850.00
For cost effective entertainment a selection of artists are available to pick
from. All with a large repertoire list and extensive experience.

Solo Saxophone – $920.00
Add a touch of class to your event with a saxophone player crooning in the
corner for your guests on arrival for something a little special.

DJ/Sax/Vocals Trio – $2,500.00
A premium and unique product combining live saxophone, vocals and DJ
creates an interactive stage presence to entertain your guests throughout
the voyage.

DJ/Sax/Percussion Trio – $2,500.00
Combining live saxophone, percussion and DJ to play well-known hits
along with a live element that will never fail to entertain.


Australia Day 2021 – Ticketed Cruise Here!

Boxing Day 2020 – Ticketed Cruise Here!


Proclaim NYE 2020  – Ticketed Cruise Here!


Please enquire for details at 1300 311 200.

Beverage Packages

$500 minimum spend; Bar Staff included

Package 1 – $11 pp, per hour
Beer, Wine, Softdrinks

Package 2 – $13 pp, per hour
Beer, Wine, Softdrinks & Spirits

Beverage on Consumption and Cash Bar

$500 minimum spend; Bar Staff included


$500 minimum spend; Bar Staff included
Please note this will be a cashless bar, we only accept credit cards for purchases.

Beverage Corkage Fee

For all of the above options, if you would like to bring your favourite label, corkage rates apply:
Beer – $1.00
Wine Bottles – $3.00

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.