Varuna is a brand new Seawind 1160 resort that was builty in 2016. It comfortably sits 40 guests and 2 crew. With a large open and unobstructed foredeck and specially designed lounge seating, Varuna enters the Sydney boat hire market with one aim – fun, fun and more fun.

As soon as you step on board you will be welcomed by that new boat feel. Surrounded by crisp white lines and purpose built furnishings, Varuna will not disappoint as a boat hire option. There is a large BBQ at the rear of the vessel and the crew will be happy to cook for you at your request. The fully equipped galley will come in handy as you get those nibblies ready. A fridge and two large eskies will keep your drinks chilled for the duration of your boat hire cruise.

Equipped with a state of the art sound system with internal and external speakers, you can connect your iPod and set the mood and atmosphere yourself. There is no better way to spend a sunny afternoon on Sydney Harbour than on a boat hire vessel such as Varuna. A swim ladder gives you easy access to the sparkling harbour water and a kayak is available for your enjoyment. When you are done, jump back on board and make use of the outdoor shower.

There are various options for catering on Varuna or you can decide to BYO your food and beverages. Our friendly and experienced team is happy to work with you to create a package that is suitable for you and your event.

As with most vessels of this calibre, stiletto high heels and shoes with marking soles are not permitted to be worn on Varuna. Best advice is to come in something comfortable that you can kick off and make the most of your day on the Harbour. 



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Includes Skipper and Crew 

February – October

$600 per hour

Minimum 4 hour charter - $2400 for up to 33 passengers


November - January
$650 per hour

Minimum 4 hour charter - $2600 for up to 33 passengers


Additional charge – for 34 or more passengers

An additional charge of $250 applies for 34 or more passengers for up to 4 hour charters. For 34 or more passengers with charters over 4 hours, an additional charge of $60 per hour will apply


BYO Surcharge

$100 per charter Inclusive of eskies, ice, crockery, cutlery, cups and serving equipment.

Note: client to bring their own ice


Paddle Boards

Kayak and paddle boards available for your use and enjoyment. Please notify staff at time of booking to secure these paddle boards for your charter.


All prices in $AUS and include GST 

Prices are subject to change without notice 

50% deposit required to confirm your booking 

Public Holiday Surcharge applies


Wharf Fees

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply 


BBQ Menus

BBQ Menu 1 $25 per person 
Selection of chicken, beef or lamb sausages (2 per person)

BBQ Menu 2 $25 per person 
Selection of chicken, beef or lamb kebabs (2 per person)

BBQ Menu 3 $30 per person 
Minute steak and organic sausage Sourdough rolls

BBQ Menu 4 $30 per person 
Salmon Steak

BBQ Menu 5 $35 per person 
Premium Steak Mashed Potato

BBQ Menu 6 $55 per person 
Minute steak
Organic sausage
Sourdough rolls

All BBQ options include browned onions, condiments, garden salad and bread rolls

Platter Menus

Minimum order of $250.00

Bread and Dips Platter $55 (15-20 guests)

  • Pita bread
  • Turkish bread
  • Hommus
  • Taramasalata
  • Eggplant Dip

Grazing Platter $110 (5 -10 guests)

  • Kalamata olives
  • Goat Cheese & Black Truffle Dip
  • Prosciutto
  • Sopressa Hot – Aged Italian Sausage
  • Mild Salami
  • Quince Paste
  • Kabana/Cabanossi – A spicy smoked Australian Salami
  • Goat Cheese & Black Truffle Dip
  • Goat Cheese
  • Smoked Cheddar
  • Triple Cream Brie
  • Gourmet Crackers

Sushi Platter $105 (15 guests) 
Assorted sushi platter

Wrap Platter (Meat Lovers) $80 (5 -10 guests)

4 Combinations made with a wrap

  • Salami, Jarlsberg and Semi Dried Tomatoes
  • Chicken Breast Supreme with lettuce and mayonnaise
  • Ham, Jarlsberg, Semi Dried Tomatoes & mayonnaise
  • Ham, Jarlsberg, Lettuce & mayonnaise

Wrap Platter (Vegetarian Delight) $70 (5-10 guests)

3 Combinations made with a wrap

  • Kaleslaw & Mayonnaise
  • Tabbouleh & Hommus
  • Jarlsberg, Semi Dried Tomatoes & Hommus

Seafood Platter $280 (15 guests)
Medium to large prawns
Condiments including: Seafood cocktail sauce, lemons, marinated ginger and wasabi

Cheese Platter $50 (15 guests)
Selection of cheeses
Grapes or dried fruits

Fruit Platter $50 (15 guests)
A seasonal selection of fruits

Canapés & Buffet Menu

Minimum order for 30 passengers, for orders less than 30 passengers a delivery charge of $50 will apply.

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Non-Alcoholic Beverage Package 

Soft Drink Beverage Package $5 per person per hour
Includes soft drinks, juices, mineral and sparkling water


  • Wrap around windows in cockpit
  • Large gas BBQ (we will cook for you)
  • Fully equipped galley with sink, gas cook top, oven, grill.
  • 1 fridge
  • State of the art sound system – inside and outside
  • iPod connectivity
  • 2 large eskies
  • Swim ladder and hot/cold outdoor shower
  • Kayak available for guests use


·      Builder – Seawind 1160 Resort Sailing Catamaran
·      Length overall – 11.6 metres (38ft)
·      Beam overall – 6.8 metres (24ft)
·      Height in interior 2 m


  • 40 Max Passengers plus crew
  • Up to 40 passengers for Cocktails
  • Up to 40 passengers for Buffet

What is the maximum capacity of the boat?

The vessel is surveyed to hold a maximum of 40 passengers, plus 2 crew. Please note, an infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger. 


Is the boat suitable for children? 

Yes, it is suitable for children, but they must be under adult supervision at all times.


Can we have music on board?

Yes, the vessel is equipped with a sound system where you can plug in a music compatible device like an iPhone. Please ensure your phone or MP3 player is fully charged with battery. 


Where can we go during our charter?

Our professional skipper can take you to most places within Sydney Harbour given that it is within the vessels surveyed boundaries. 


Can we extend our charter time during the charter?

Yes, you may extend your charter time, but this is subject to availability. The charter will be extended based on the decision of the captain on board and payment will be processed post charter by authorised bond or credit card. 


How do I secure my booking?

A minimum of 50% deposit is required to confirm your charter booking, with the balance payable 14 days prior to the commencement of the charter. Should you book your charter within 14 days prior to the date of charter, full payment will be required to confirm your charter booking. Upon payment of your deposit, a Skippered Charter Contract will be emailed to you, confirming details relevant to your charter, which must be signed and returned. 


Is there any paperwork to complete before we go on our charter?

Yes, we require your signed contract and authorised bond form prior to your charter commencing. 


If I cancel the charter, can I get a refund?

We do not offer refunds should you wish to cancel your charter. If boating conditions are unsafe, as determined by the management, we will offer a six month voucher to reschedule your charter based on availability. 


Preparations and Arrival 

It is suggested that you bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimmers and a seasonal jacket to the charter as weather conditions can vary on the water. 


Does our party need to get there before the set time of the charter?

All parties should arrive at the designated charter pick up point at least 15 minutes prior to your charter time to allow loading of passengers, and gear and to enable enough time for the skipper's safety briefing. 


Service of Alcohol 

Under the NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol Code we reserve the right to refuse alcohol to anyone deemed to be intoxicated. In the case of BYO charters we reserve the right to limit their consumption and/or to have them removed from the vessel.


Drugs policy 

If we find that charterers are consuming drugs on board our vessels they will be removed from the vessel immediately at their expense and/or and the police will be called.


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