Cruises & Charters

Sydney Harbour and Pittwater Cruise 

Our charter and cruise options are designed for special occasions, corporate events, elite full-service cruising or an intimate getaway.

 

All cruises depart from our Empire Lounge in Rose Bay. The most luxurious and lavish boarding experience for Empire Cruises and Sydney Seaplanes passengers. And the ideal place to sample sumptuous oysters and tingly cocktails pre or post-cruise.

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SYDNEY HARBOUR CRUISE
NISI’s most popular cruise, taking in the breathtaking sights of Sydney Harbour. Ideal for celebrations, office get-togethers and product launches.
DETAILS
4 Hours Cruise (Minimum)

Arrive at Empire Lounge 30 minutes prior to departure          

Recommended party size: 25 (maximum 36)

  • Take in iconic sights including Sydney Opera House, Sydney harbour Bridge, Shark Island and more

  • Indulge in a champagne or cocktail on arrival at Empire Lounge

  • On board catering options available

Price

Prices start from $1500 per hour (4 hours minimum)

Rates include Captain and Deckhand

Private Charter

 
PITTWATER CRUISER

15 minutes by seaplane, but a world away. This is the Pittwater’s only private cruise charter. Complete with seaplane transfers, this one is for passengers looking for the optimum cruise experience in Sydney. Without the crowds.

 

The Pittwater is a treasure trove of bushland backdrops, hidden alcoves and tranquil waters. The perfect cruise to impress your guests.

4 hours cruising plus scenic seaplane flights both ways.

Only available with Sydney Seaplane transfers.

DETAILS
4 Hours Cruise (Minimum)

Arrive at Empire Lounge 30 minutes prior to departure.

Recommended party size: 20 (maximum 30)

  • Fly with Sydney Seaplanes from Rose Bay to Palm Beach

  • Board NISI, our mini super yacht, cruising Americas Bay, Refuge Bay picturesque waterfall of Americas Bay and the coves and inlets of the Pittwater

  • Return via seaplane to Rose Bay taking in the breathtaking coastline and the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House

  • Indulge in a champagne or cocktail on arrival at Empire Lounge

  • On board catering options available

Price

Prices start from $1500 per hour (4 hours minimum)

Rate includes Captain and Deckhand

Private Charter

 
Sydney Seaplanes l The Best Way to Discover Sydney
OVERNIGHT  CRUISE
The ultimate in refined luxury cruising. Be pampered by our experienced and professional on-board staff. Take in picturesque sunrises on the world’s most beautiful harbour. Seek out hidden coves, relax on deck and soak up the ambience of Sydney’s waters.
DETAILS
3 Nights (Minimum)

Arrive at Empire Lounge 30 minutes prior to departure

Capacity: Up to 8 people

  • Complimentary champagne and oysters on arrival at Empire Lounge

  • Luxurious master suite

  • Three VIP suites with private ensuite

  • Full service crew

  • On board catering options available

  • Access hidden coves, harbour pools and iconic landmarks

Price

Prices start from $45,000 for 3 nights (minimum)

Food and beverage not included

Private Charter

 
SUNSET CRUISE 

Evening cruising at its best. Luxury, style and elegance as you take in nature’s lightshow of Sydney at dusk. Ideal for a special occasion, long overdue date night or relaxing evening watching the sun go down.

DETAILS
1 + 1/2 Hours Cruise

Arrive at Empire Lounge 30 minutes prior to departure          

Maximum capacity: 36 passengers

  • Take in iconic sights including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Shark Island and more

  • Bypass the homes of the rich and famous along Sydney’s eastern suburbs coastline

  • Cheese and charcuterie share plates included

  • Two course meal at Empire Lounge on return from cruise

Price

$??? per person

Rate includes Captain and Deckhand

Choose from Ticketed Cruise open to the Public or Private Charter

Private Charter, Corporate Cruising and

Sydney Harbour Events 

 
SYDNEY TO HOBART HARBOUR CRUISE

There’s no better place to be than on the Harbour for the iconic Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. Be part of the action for the race start when the superyachts vie for position as they make their way toward Sydney Heads.

Are you looking to book Sydney to Hobart Cruise for 2020?

Contact us for more information

E: reservations@empirecruises.com.au

P: +61 2 9388 1978
 

DETAILS
?? Hours Cruise

Arrive at Empire Lounge 30 minutes prior to departure          

Maximum capacity: 36 people

Day: 26 December 2020 (Boxing Day)

  • Front row seats for the excitement of the race start

  • Follow the racing sail boats as they make their way to Sydney Heads

  • Includes delicious on-board brunch

Price

$??? per person

Rate includes Captain and Deckhand

Choose from Ticketed Cruise open to the Public or Private Charter

 
SAILGP HARBOUR CRUISE

This thrilling sailing event is a must see. NISI takes you front row as Australia takes on teams from all over the world. If action, excitement and cheering on the Aussies is your thing, you won’t want to miss this one.

DETAILS
?? Hours Cruise

Arrive at Empire Lounge 30 minutes prior to departure          

Maximum capacity: 36 people

Day: 29 February 2020

  • Front row seats as Aussies take on sailing teams from all over the world

  • Includes delicious on-board brunch

Price

$??? per person

Rate includes Captain and Deckhand

Choose from Ticketed Cruise open to the Public or Private Charter

 
NYE ON SYDNEY HARBOUR

Bring in the New Year in style from the best vantage points on Sydney Harbour. NISI is the perfect celebration yacht. Refined elegance with just a little bit of cheekiness. NISI gives all the fun, without the crowds.

DETAILS
8 Hours Cruise (Minimum)

Arrive at Empire Lounge 30 minutes prior to departure          

Maximum capacity: 36 people

Day: 31st December 2019

  • Take in iconic sights including the infamous fireworks over Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House

  • Bypass the homes of the rich and famous along Sydney’s eastern suburbs coastline

  • Catering packages available

Price

Prices start from $45,000

Private Charter

 
NEED A TAILORED CRUISE? 
Get in touch with the Empire Cruises team and we’ll create
your exclusive Sydney Cruising Experience

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The Perfect On Water Experience

Take a look at our Cruise and Charter options.

Or get in touch with the team at Empire Cruises, Sydney Seaplanes and Empire Lounge.

We’re ready to create the perfect experience for you and your guests.

 

Be indulged from the moment you and your party arrive at Empire Lounge.  Relax with a drink and sample the freshest of seafood while we finalise arrangements for your cruise departure.

 

Complete our contact form and we’ll be in touch. Our charter specialists will help plan your ultimate luxury boating experience. Or head to our Frequently Asked Questions Page for more information on NISI charters.

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