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We’re famous for our fun and relaxing harbour cruises in Sydney


Sydney Catamaran Cruises has been cruising on Sydney Harbour since 1999 and is dedicated to operating luxury harbour cruises all year round. Whether you want to join us for a relaxing cruise across the ocean or come on board to celebrate a special occasion, we’ll ensure your harbour cruise is an event you and your guests will always remember.

We own 3 of the most popular party boats for small groups on Sydney Harbour and are famous for our affordable harbour cruises with no hidden extras. Another great thing about choosing to party with us is that you’ll never have to worry about uninvited guests making an appearance on your private harbour cruises.

From taking you to see some of the most popular sights on Sydney Harbour to stopping off at the most beautiful bays for swimming and relaxation, you’ll have the time of your life with your very own captain and crew. 


Alain Francqueville

Alain Francqueville is the chief skipper, master boatman and boat surveyor at Sydney Catamaran Cruises, as well as the captain of Catalpa. He started out as a shipwright and boat mechanic and fitted out and installed Searay power boats for many years after arriving in Australia from the south of France to race skiffs on Sydney Harbour. Alain raced offshore power boats for many years, worked for Griffin Boats and designed and built some famous boats, such as Sundowner.
He has been a professional skipper and seaman for over 40 years and his boat survey services are now in huge demand all over Australia. Alain is also passionate about helping others to understand their boats and sharing his love for the sea and boating. He is recognised and respected in the boating world as a true master and is an undisputed boating expert.

Robyn Hamilton

Back in the late seventies and early eighties, Robyn Hamilton was a well-known racing car driver, racing at Bathurst along with the great Jack Brabham and Alain "Gricey" Grice. Robyn is now the cheery cruise organiser at Sydney Catamaran Cruises and has been boating for the last 15 years. She loves catamarans, especially on Catalpa on Sydney Harbour:
"It's fantastic having full sails up and such a smooth ride. I've tried yachts and all types of harbour cruises on Sydney Harbour that rock and roll. There's simply no comparison with the comfort stability and room on a catamaran and being able to cruise very close to shore, enabling you to see all the stunning real estate close up. Here at Sydney Catamaran Cruises, we cruise into beautiful little bays and beaches and anchor very close to shore.”

To find out more about our private harbour cruises,
call us today on 02 9683 7064 or 0408 167 027 .
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