7 Amazing Locations to See From Your Yacht in and Around Sydney

Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind experience by hiring a yacht in Sydney, a true luxury experience that you won’t forget. Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is one of Australia’s largest cities, most famous for its natural harbour. Sydney Harbour often gets labelled an “aquatic playground” as there is so much to see and do.  

It’s well known for its picturesque views of unspoiled beaches, famous Opera House and the iconic Harbour Bridge. With over 120 yachts to choose from, plan your yacht hire in Sydney with Ahoy Club and our team of specialists will tailor an itinerary or event run sheet to suit your charter requirements. 

Here’s our curated list of the most incredible sights around Sydney that we recommend sailing to on your next trip.

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Rose Bay 

Rose Bay is an eastern suburb of Sydney and is known for its quiet and laid-back bays, hidden away from the bustle of the city. Re-energise, relax and unwind in this coastal paradise. 

Rose Bay is home to some of our favourite harbourside beaches like Milk Beach, Kutti Beach or Queens Beach, all perks for snorkelling or cooling off from the warm summer sunshine. After spending the afternoon swimming, it’s time to relax on the sundeck and as the sun starts to lower, let your personal chef cook you a decadent meal to enjoy with a sundowner as you watch the sky turn orange and the sun slowly set on the horizon. 


Manly is iconic for its surf culture, great beaches and endless coastlines. Embrace the surf culture like the locals for a bit of sun, sea and surfing. If you’re new to it, there are plenty of places that will be happy to offer you surfing lessons. 

If you are seeking some thrills on the coastline, take advantage of our range of amenities onboard including paddleboards and kayaks. If you’re looking for something a little more chilled out, spend a relaxing day on the yacht, grab yourself a drink, a great read and do some serious sunbathing.

Palm Beach 

Escape to the tranquillity of Palm Beach, located at the end of the Northern beaches. The place is blessed with gorgeous views of golden sands and clear crystalline waters, making it the perfect escape only an hour from the city. 

Witness the grandeur and beauty of these calm waters from the comfort of your yacht or take a day trip out to explore the beautiful nature walks. We recommend completing the Barrenjoey Lighthouse walk, leaving you with breathtaking views over Palm Beach and the perfect spot for whale watching during November. 

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Milk Beach, Vaucluse

Skip the crowded waters of Manly and sail to the harbour bay of Milk Beach to experience peace and tranquillity. Located at the base of Hermit Bay within the Sydney Harbour National Park, this well kept Eastern Suburb’s secret is a sunkissed haven to swim and snorkel. 

With public access to the beach being limited by boat, take advantage of the seclusion that Milk Beach has to offer. Spend your day relaxing aboard your yacht hire and then wait for the golden sunsets that hit the water overlooking the perfect view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Athol Bay

If you are looking at yacht hire in Sydney for the day and seeking a tropical escape, look no further than Athol Bay. With crystal clear blue waters and white sandy beach coves, this bay is a secret paradise from the hustle of Sydney Harbour. Situated in front of Taronga Zoo, this bay is highly coveted for its beautiful calm waters and its spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

Whether you are looking to swim in the calm waters or relax onboard and indulge in fresh seafood aboard the sundeck, Athol Bay is a must-see on your list. 

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Camp Cove, Watsons Bay

With stunning views of the Sydney city skyline and calm waters, Camp Cove in Watson’s Bay is a beautiful place to anchor for the day. Located on the South Head peninsula in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs, Camp Cove is a marine playground perfect for stand-up paddleboarding, snorkelling and kayaking. 

As one of Australia’s oldest fishing villages, be sure to indulge in delicious local seafood with your chef onboard to prepare it. Let our team focus on preparing a succulent meal whilst you soak up the picturesque golden hour sunset across the harbour.

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Shark Island

Although the location sounds intimidating, don’t let the name deter you from sailing here. Shark Island is named so due to its shape and is located near Rose Bay in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.  As this island is only accessible via private boats, it makes it the perfect marine playground for swimming, snorkelling and relaxing in peace. 

Every December, Shark Island and its surrounding bays play host to the Australian Sail Grand Prix where you can catch all of the action of the seas from the comfort of a yacht.  

Sydney Opera House & Sydney Harbour Bridge

There is nothing more iconic than sailing the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour to see the breathtaking white sails of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This harbour is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful harbours in the world and plays host to a range of events throughout the year. 

In June each year, Sydney Harbour lights up at night with the annual VIVID festival. With installations ranging throughout Circular Quay to Milsons Point, the best vantage point to take it all in is from the comfort of a yacht. 

Getting a coveted spot on Sydney Harbour on New Years Eve is widely regarded as an experience that you cannot miss.  Sailing on Sydney Harbour as you hear the faint countdown from yachts around you whilst the incredible fireworks display is going off is truly a once in a lifetime experience. 

Every Boxing Day, everyone’s eyes turn to Sydney Harbour for the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race as you catch the action from their starting position. With over 50 sailing vessels starting the race, it truly is a sight to see onboard a luxury superyacht. 

Whether you are looking to host an exclusive new years event, wine and dine your guests or soak up the rays on the sundeck, there is a yacht charter available for hire for you. 

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Hire Your Yacht in Sydney

Sydney is famous for its endless coastline, beaches and surf culture but there is so much more to experience. Ahoy Club is the only platform in the world where you can search and compare over 4000, professionally crewed charter yachts from around the world. Whether you are looking to charter a yacht for a day or a week, we have the yacht for you, so hire your yacht in Sydney today for the ultimate experience.