Be at the heart of the celebrations for special events on beautiful Sydney Harbour. Australia Day is an exciting time to be on the harbour. Hire your own sailing yacht or motor cruiser, either bareboat or with a skipper to enjoy the unique Australia Day events. Or for something very special be a part of our midday Yacht and Tug Ballet or the evening yacht light show and fireworks featuring out yachts.
There is so much to see on Australia Day on Sydney Harbour. The Great Ferry Boat Race, roving concerts, the dazzling aerial display and a parachute show. In addition there are also tall ships, sailing regattas, jazz performances and more! See all of the action up close from the deck of an EastSail yacht or cruiser.
Australia Day - Sailing Yacht Ballet
You can be a part of the yacht ballet, one of the features of the Australia Day celebrations. Ten of our yachts will perform a choreographed ballet in a special exclusion zone set off the Sydney Opera House. The yachts will be joined by 2 large water spraying tugs as helicopters mirror the performance in the air . You can join one of our share charters:
- 9.45-12.30. This short cruise includes a rehearsal and the ballet performance $99 pp
- 9.45-3pm After the rehearsal and performance you will then see all the other Australia Day events on the harbour. $179pp
Boat hire on Australia Day - bareboat or skippered
Enjoy a day on Sydney Harbour by chartering a private yacht or motor cruiser and grab front row seats to all the action. EastSail has a lovely fleet of yachts and cruisers for charters on Australia Day. Our yachts range in size from 10-14m and the largest accommodates up to 20 people. We have 4 cruises from 7-18m, the largest can accommodate up to 49 people. If you hire a skippered sailing yacht you can participate in the yacht ballet and receive a rebate on your charter fee!
Australia Day fireworks and yacht light show
Join our evening light show and fireworks cruise. 10 of our yachts will be rigged with coloured lights and will perform coordinated manoeuvres to entertain the crowd on the shore. You be right in the thick of the action as the fireworks will be directly overhead. 7-10pm $129pp.
Eastsail has also been proactive in working with NSW Tourism in the Annual Tug and Yacht Ballet. Tickets on sale for 2020 event now, call for details.