Stay a Magical Night on Sydney Harbour

Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

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About this listing

For a truly unique experience in Sydney, spend a night on the water aboard our brand new Bavaria Cruiser 33. Located adjacent to Luna Park and the Harbour Bridge, you will be able to fall asleep to the sights and sounds of Sydney Harbour in the background. We can also take you on a sailing tour around the Harbour at an extra cost.

Our yacht stay has been featured on Airbnb's "feel like they're living in the movies" promotion and Airbnb's Instagram feed.

The space

We will pick you up at Lavender Bay wharf when you first check-in (it's right on the other side of the Harbour Bridge from the city). If you choose the evening sailing tour, we will take you out around the harbour and then leave you at our mooring in Lavender Bay. Otherwise, we will take you straight to the mooring, where you will stay the night.

In the morning, we will come and take you back to the wharf to drop you off (or out for a morning tour is you so choose).

From April - October, check-in time will be 530pm (except during Vivid, when it will be 730pm). It can be flexible but please discuss that with us prior to your arrival.
From April - October, check-out time is 1030am. It can be flexible but please discuss that with us prior to your arrival.
If you are doing the morning or sunset tours along with your stay, then the check-in/check-out times will vary.

Equipped with a galley, spacious saloon, bathroom and large shaded cockpit suitable for outdoor dining make this yacht the perfect getaway.

Name: Ephemeral
Year: 2016
Length: 33ft (10m)
Engine: 28HP Volvo-Penta Saildrive
Capacity: 12
Beam: 3.42m
Displacement: 5200kg

Sprayhood, bimini cover, top loading fridge, VHF radio, fold down swim platform, external hot & cold water shower.

Since the yacht is in commercial survey, we have safety gear for all on board including fire extinguishers, life jackets, life rings and inflatable torch.

If you're interested in coming on a sailing your with us, it will cost $50 per person (save $25). You can either choose the sunset tour or the morning tour the day after.
- Includes a 30min stop at Athol Bay, next to Taronga Zoo for a swim and some relaxation
- Unbeatable views of Sydney's best attractions including Luna Park, Darling Harbour, the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Fort Denison and the amazing bays and waterfront mansions that adorn Sydney Harbour
- Chance to take the helm and to learn some sailing basics

Please note that the $50 per person price is for one of our group tours and may include other paying passengers. If you would like a private sailing tour, it will be $300 total (you can bring up to 10 people). Whichever option you choose, you will aways have the boat to yourself overnight

If you are not able to stay with us overnight, for whatever reason, feel free to book a sailing tour with us. It costs $75, which is less than half the price of other charter companies in Sydney. Either send me a message or book directly through Sailaway Sydney

- You’ll need some food for dinner and breakfast. Since its a little tricky to cook on a yacht, we recommend that you bring food that is ready to eat (think of it as a picnic on a yacht). We have fridge on board that you can use
- Drinks (alcohol is fine)
- Swimming Gear
- Camera

Please limit your bags to one soft bag per person (plus your food and drinks) and please wear soft-soled (non marking) shoes. Please don’t wear heels, black shoes or suitcases as it causes significant damage to the fibreglass.

• What is a mooring?
A mooring is a buoy in the middle of the bay. Hence, the yacht is not at a marina, where you can easily walk on and off the yacht. To get on and off, we use either a powerboat during business hours or a dinghy after 430pm and before 930am.

• Do I need a boating licence or boating experience?
Not at all. Our skipper will drive the yacht during the sailing tours and to get on and off the mooring. You are welcome to join in when we are sailing to help crewing and take control of the helm as well.

• I have a boat licence – can I drive the boat myself?
Yes, we offer bareboat charter options.

• Can we get off the boat?
Yes, you can certainly go for a swim. However, since the yacht is on a mooring, getting onto dry land isn't straightforward. If you do need to get off the yacht in the evening, please contact me to make arrangements and we may be able to leave a dinghy with you.

• Will staying on the yacht be safe?
Absolutely! The yacht is brand new and equipped with all the safety equipment since it is in commercial use and NSW Maritime have very strict regulations in that regard.

• Will I get sea sick?
It depends. Most people that stay on the yacht have no problems but if you are inclined to sea sickness, we do recommend that you take some sea sickness pills with you just in case.

• What are the facilities like?
We have a 150L water tank on board. Electricity is supplied by two batteries on board. There are no power points that you can use however we use have a 12V plug that you can use to keep your phone charged (please bring your own USB connection). Since we have limited resources in terms of water, electricity and waste/toilet disposal facilities, please bear that in mind and use only what you need

• What about children?
We are happy to have kids on board. However, they must weigh more than 20kg since thats the size of the approved life jacks that we have on board. So unfortunately, that means no infants and toddlers.

Hope to see you soon :)

Interaction with guests

My goal is provide all our guests with the best possible experience in Sydney. I will be available by phone and email throughout the stay to ensure your comfort and safety, and to answer any questions you may have :)

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 6PM - 8PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 50 / night after 2 guests
Weekend Price: 299 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 6PM - 8PM

No smoking
No parties



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

45 Reviews

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Rebekah User Profile
June 2017
Thank you!

Kianna User Profile
April 2017
A great experience, limited shower facilities but a great idea for anyone interested in this type of stay.

Mark User Profile
March 2017
Stayed the night in mid March. Opted for the sunset tour before hand, nice little boatride down to a cove where there are nice views of the city. The nights stay can be a little rocky, so if you're prone to getting seasick, bring some tablets with you. Other than that it was great. Long is a great host with promt communication. He endeavored to fulfil any requests that we had. 10/10.

Phoebe User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful views

Hayden User Profile
February 2017
Breathtaking views of he harbour, nice boat. Incredible experience

Sasha User Profile
February 2017
Lovely boat

Isabella User Profile
January 2017
Long was a great host his communication was very clear from the beginning and he was very fast to respond to any questions we had. The location we moored was amazing right next to Luna park and the harbour bridge. Would definitely recommend this experience to anyone!

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Greetings! I'm a 27yr old from Sydney. I graduated from the University of Sydney in 2011 and then decided to travel the world for a little more than 2 years. I've been round the world and around again (as you can see from the countries I've lived/visited section)

I have just completed a 2yr Master in International Business at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, and have returned to Sydney for the time being. Have no idea what my future plans are but I can definitely host you if you happen to be in Sydney while I am home.

At the moment, I've just started a new company, Sailaway Sydney, to provide sailing tours on Sydney Harbour that are affordable for backpackers and students.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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