Top 5 Budget Harbour Cruises

Based on thousands of previous cruises, we've come up with our list of the best budget options below:
Boat Hire Rate
Boat Length
Max Standing
Max Buffet
Max Formal Dining
Catering?
Licensed Bar?
BBQ?
BYO Food Option?
BYO Bar Option?
DJ Option?
Short Summary
$1,980 / 4 hours
50'
45
45
0
Hoochie Mumma is a good fun party boat
$1300 / 4 Hours
33'
20
20
0
Affordable and great for the smaller casual cruises
$2,000 - $4,400 / 4 hours
70'
200
150
90
Whilst JB doesn't allow BYO, it is incredible value for larger groups in off-peak season.
$1500 - $1700 / 4 Hours
36'
12
12
0
A modern little sports boat for casual cruising
$2,080 / 4 hours
38'
30
25
5
Catalpa makes the cut as it's the most affordable modern catamaran in the fleet.
Boat Hire Rate
Boat Length
Max Standing
Max Buffet
Max Formal Dining
Catering?
Licensed Bar?
BBQ?
BYO Food Option?
BYO Bar Option?
DJ Option?
Short Summary
$1,980 / 4 hours
50'
45
45
0
Hoochie Mumma is a good fun party boat
Everyone knows that boats are expensive to buy and expensive to run but not everyone knows you can enjoy an Evening out on our Harbour for much less than you'd spend on a typical night out in the city - with prices from around $85pp including food and drinks or around $40pp for a BYO cruise, it's no wonder more people are celebrating on the Harbour.

There are a couple of key factors to consider that will impact the cost per person:

Food and Drinks:
In order to abide by the responsible service of alcohol, all our cruises require there to be substantial food onboard when there is alcohol being consumed. If you're on a budget, normally the biggest factor will be the food and drink. Some will allow BYO food and beverages, and others will have very budget friendly options, particularly with the food where you can find a sausage sizzle for as low as $10 per person - perfect for a casual cruise.

The Size of your Group:
If you're paying per person for your food and/or drinks, the price soon escalates if you get carried away with the invites, and not only that but of course the larger boats generally cost more.
On the other hand, the more people you have to share the boat hire costs the better - generally boat hire cost per person decreases with larger boats. If you're splitting the boat hire cost among friends, and you want to keep the costs down, you'll want to try and get as close to capacity as possible, but it's best to speak to us first as some boats will be more comfortable than others when at capacity.

The Type of Boat:
It's safe to say the sleek sporty boats are going to be more expensive and unfortunately can't normally be considered when you're on a tight budget, but there are plenty of great value options that are still great looking boats - particularly catamarans and the older slower cruisers that have been well looked after over the years, as per the top 5 above.

What we Look for in a Good Budget Boat Option:


- competitive prices across boat hire, food and drinks
- BYO food and drink options
- onboard BBQs - the cheapest and easiest way for you to feed everyone is often by cooking a sausage sizzle.
- great crew - at the end of the day, the crew will play a vital role in ensuring you all have a blast for your party, and for this reason it's well worth discussing your event with us so we can match up your group with the best boat and crew.

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