Still have questions? Read on for Leisure Boat Hire’s booking information. If you can’t find it here then do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly staff.
Leisure Boat Hire has over 50+ boats to choose from (and growing), therefore prices for each vessel varies greatly. Our role is to assist with your enquiry and recommend vessels that suit your requirements and budget to help facilitate the perfect event or celebration. To get a quote contact us via email, phone or the through our handy form found here.
Why are the prices varied?
All quotes provided are in Australian Dollars and include GST. Prices are subject to change without notice. Seasonal rates may apply, in which case the lowest rate represented is off-peak and the higher rate is peak season. Please enquire within to confirm the rate at the time of your intended charter. Surcharges for weekends and public holidays may also apply.
Leisure Boat Hire will check the availability for each vessel for your selected date and email you a free quote outlining all costs. This allows you to compare not just the boats but catering, costs, beverages and so on in order to make an informed decision.
To confirm your booking, we take a 50% deposit of the final amount. Payment can be made by EFT, Visa, MasterCard or bank transfer. The remaining amount will be due 14 days prior to the charter along with final numbers and food and beverage requirements. For more info check out ‘Organising a boat charter 101.’
Minimum 4 hour boat charter unless specified otherwise on specific boat pages.
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee sunshine and blue skies. If the weather is considered dangerous at the discretion of Leisure Boat Hire and the operating captain, we will postpone and reschedule the charter for within 6months of the original date. Payment will still apply for catering or optional staff arrangements in the event of postponement. If you choose not to reschedule, the charter will then be considered as a cancelation, and fees will apply – please see Cancelation information below. Sydney Harbour is one of the safest harbours in the world and is well protected from strong ocean currents and associated winds. Plus as you can read here, there are many positive benefits to charter a boat in winter!
More than 60 days prior: If another booking is secured for the same date and time for the same value, the deposit will be refunded less a $500 management fee. If there is not another booking secured, the deposit is not to be refunded.
Between 60-28 days prior: The deposit is non refundable
Cancellations made 28 – 14 days prior: The deposit or full payment is non refundable. Consideration will be given to food, staff and boat costs incurred due to cancellation.
Cancellations made less than 14 days prior: Full payment is non refundable
Rescheduling of the charter is up to the boat owner’s decision, availability on preferred date, and time of the year. There is a fee of $300 for rescheduling the charter.
Pick up & drop off wharf locations:
Wharf Booking fees apply to all locations. Some vessels may not be able to pick up from certain wharves due to size or other wharf conditions. We are happy to suggest the most suitable locations for your group.
Some vessels allow BYO and in which case, substantial food must be provided or the vessel will not depart the wharf. Please enquire within for more info about BYO regarding specific boats. Alternatively we can suggest our recommended caterers.
Most boats have their own individual catering supplier with several different menus available to choose from. These include: canapé, buffet and formal dining options. Costs will vary based on menu, boat and headcount so contact us today for a quote.
In the event of a mechanical problem to the booked boat, Leisure Boat Hire reserves the right to change the vessel to another of similar type and capacity in order for the charter to be completed.
Leisure Boat Hire has implemented these terms and conditions so that your event runs without a hitch and with respect for all parties making sure that everyone has a safe, and most importantly fun experience.