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Søren Larsen, built in 1949, was one of the last fully traditional, cargo carrying sailing ships made for Baltic Trade. She was lovingly restored and re-rigged by the Davies family in 1978 to the graceful 19th century Brigantine she is today. Søren Larsen has featured in Films & T.V. ‘The Onedin Line’, ‘French Lieutenant’s Woman’ and ‘Shackleton’ to name a few. In 1982 during the filming of Shackleton, she became the first wooden sailing ship to reach Arctic Greenland in 70 years. In 1991 she was the first British Tallship to round Cape Horn in 68 years. Søren Larsen was the Flagship of the First Fleet Re-enactment Voyage. She led a fleet of 7 square-riggers on an ambitious eight-month journey from Portsmouth to Sydney.

Southern Swan at nearly 100 years old and looking better with age. She’s been there & done that. Previously named ‘Our Svanen’, Southern Swan was built in Denmark in 1922. She has had a unique nautical history. Originally configured as a three-masted schooner, she sailed Baltic trade routes as a cargo vessel, including charters for Tuborg brewery until 1969.In 1969, she was purchased as a private vessel by the Havers family and extensively refitted to handle larger and longer ocean voyages. She then sailed extensively for the Canadian Naval Cadets for nine years. Southern Swan has stared in several films, including ‘Rite of Passage’, ‘Angels of the Deep’, ‘The Catalpa Rescue’ and ‘Darwin’s Brave New World’. Southern Swan was the first vessel to sign up to make the voyage from England to Australia in 1988, and take part in the famous Australian Bicentennial First Fleet Re-enactment

Coral Trekker is a square-rigged, wooden tall ship with distinctive rusty red sails. 1939 saw the keel laid, then the Second World War began. With a delayed start due to the war, the infamous Norwegian Adventures, who wrote the book “Ho Ho” sailed her to New Zealand and then planted their own anchors ashore. Coral Trekker was then sold into the fishing industry. As a strong sea vessel, she was one of the only vessels that could reach the ‘Whahini’ passenger ferry that sunk in heavy weather, saving many lives. To acknowledge her heroism a Bay in the Snares group of Islands, off New Zealand’s coast is named after her original name “Ho Ho 2”. Coral Trekker was refitted by “Australian Himalayan Expeditions”as a square-rigged ketch in preparation for The First Fleet Reenactment. Renamed “Coral Trekker”, she spent twenty-five years in the Whitsundays before moving to Sydney; here she attends east coast festivals, is involved in maritime training and also does daily sails and charters on Sydney Harbour.


Soren Larsen – Capacity 120 passengers
Southern Swan – Capacity 100 passengers
Coral Trekker – Capacity 36 passengers

Special Features
Seating lower decks (Southern Swan and Soren Larsen)
Seating upper deck (all ships)
Licensed bar
Fun on-board activities such as mast climb


Experience some of Sydney Harbour’s best harbourside walks. Be picked up, fed, housed without a thing to do but eat, walk, sleep and be merry! This might be the all-inclusive (except alcohol) weekend away you’ve been waiting for and it’s brand new on the market. Take up to 11 friends to several different easy bush walks between sailing a Tallship on Sydney Harbour, eating wholesome meals and sleeping onboard at scenic locations.

COST: $650 per person

Next Sailing – 4 to 6 December 2020
Departure: 4pm Friday. Return 4pm Sunday

BOOK an Exclusive Weekend with Family and Friends
2 nights and 2 days
Up to 12 passengers



*Day 1

Joining time is 1600/4pm on Friday afternoon. After a short safety brief and introduction, the Tallship gets underway to drop you at Chowder Bay for your first up and over to George’s Heights for spectacular views. Heading back down to be met at Balmoral beach then onto to a scenic anchorage to enjoy a home-cooked meal and have a chat with your fellow adventurers.

*Day 2

Saturday morning sees us headed for our next walk starting near Clontarf Beach where you’ll join the Spit to Manly walk. After the scenic heights, you’ll drop back to the coast where we’ll pick you up from the beach. After a gentle sail/motor we will, subject to weather anchor near Quarantine Station north head.

*Day 3

After a leisurely Sunday morning we sail/motor to Lady Jane beach where you join the South head walk past the Lighthouse along the cliff edge to Watson’s Bay where you may have a refreshing beverage at the famous pub or just stroll back to the dinghy for a ride back to your Tallship residence on Sydney Harbour. The afternoon will be dictated by the weather with either a sail, a swim or just relaxing on deck before disembarking at The Rocks at 1600/4pm Sunday.


Charter Rates April to August Feb-March & Sept-Oct Nov-Jan
Soren Larsen $950 $1200 $1450
Southern Swan $850 $1100 $1350
Coral Trekker $600 $800 $1000

Minimum 2 hours vessel hire. 

Wharf fees – $50 per visit

Other optional costs
A host as a event coordinator if they desire at $70/hr
RSA bartenders at $50/hr for cash, consumption or dry till bar
Hire if a PA/speaker for playing your own music at $100 flat rate.


Mast Climb or Titanic Bow Experience – From $150 + $30pp (includes set up and instructor)
Treasure Hunt on a harbour island – From $1250 for 40 guests
Laser Clay Shooting – $1300
Team Building – from $1350
Goat Island Convict Tour – from $1500
DJ – from $750
Live Musician – from $750
Photographer – from $750
Karaoke – from $500
Magician – from $600
Face painting – $100 per hour

Add on:
– Pirate-themed cruise
– Sail hoisting and setting
– Water pistol duels
– Knot-tying competition
– Kids pirate party with games and treasure hunt on board

All menus are freshly prepared by a chef on-board. Specific dietary changes are possible but may incur a fee.

Tall Ship Menu

$39 per person

BBQ Chorizo slices
Spinach & Cheese Triangles V

Mixed leaves garden salad
Potato salad GF
Lentil Salad

Hot Food
Steamed White Rice
Butter Chicken mild
Loaded Veggie Indian Curry

Homemade Chocolate Brownies GF

Buccaneers BBQ

Cost $49 per person

BBQ Chorizo slices
Spinach & Cheese Triangles V

Beef Sausages
Satay Chicken Skewers
Grilled Onions
Fresh Prawns

Mixed leaves garden salad
Potato salad GF
Lentil Salad
Mix of Bread Rolls

Homemade Chocolate Brownies GF

Champagne Brunch

Cost $55 per person

On arrival
A bubbly glass of sparkling wine.

Market Fresh Sydney Rock Oysters with sweet soy vinaigrette
Smoked Salmon Turkish sandwich with rocket, lime mayo
Roast pumpkin, capsicum & pesto tart V
Cocktail beef sausage with fresh herb & tomato relish GF

Fresh Fruit Skewers
Homemade Chocolate Brownies GF

Connoisseurs Canapes

Cost $55 per person

Market Fresh Sydney Rock Oysters with sweet soy vinaigrette
Classic Lamb Kofte, tzatziki dip
Chicken & Bacon Turkish sandwich with rocket, mayonnaise, & chives (V option)
Warm Lamb and Rosemary Mini Pies
Smoked Salmon, Bellini, dill creme fraiche caper berries
Slow cooked Pulled Pork shoulder, fennel and red cabbage slaw
Tempura Tiger Prawns, lemon mayo
Spinach and Fetta Triangles

Homemade Chocolate Brownies GF
Fresh Fruit Skewers

Seafood Extravaganza

Cost $65 per person

Market Fresh Sydney Rock Oysters

Fresh Prawns on ice
Market Fresh Barramundi
Beef Sausages
Grilled Onions
Mix of bread rolls

Mixed leaves garden salad
Potato salad GF
Lentil Salad

Homemade Chocolate Brownies GF


SOFT DRINK PACKAGE – $8 per person per hour
Unlimited soft drinks & juices

ALCOHOL PACKAGE – $18 per person per hour
Unlimited beer, wine, sparkling and soft drinks
Includes RSA bar staff

Wine by the glass – $10.00/ glass
Standard local beer – $10.00/bottle
Soft drink or Juice – $4.00/glass

Bar staff charges apply to cash or consumption bars – $50 per staff per hour.
1 staff per every 50 passengers


Red wines
Angove Chalk Hill Blue Shiraz Cabernet
Angove Chalk Hill Blue Cabernet Merlot

White Wines
Angove Chalk Hill Blue Sauvignon Blanc
Angove Chalk Hill Blue Chardonnay

Angove Chalk Hill Blue Bubbles

Rhythm & Rhyme Rosé

Beer & Cider
Tooheys Extra Dry (T.E.D), Carlsberg, Peroni, Corona, Apple Cider

Soft Drinks
Coke, Coke No-Sugar, Lemonade, Lemon Squash, Apple Juice, Orange Juice

Brands subject to change. Unlimited drinks within RSA policies.

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

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