XTsea

Ready to experience XTsea?

Welcome to the best-value catamaran charter experience in Sydney. We can host up to 30 guests and offer a full-service charter experience. We guarantee you won’t find a better vessel for your party so please get in touch for a no-obligation chat.

(New pricing to start from 01 July)

For bookings after 30 June 2024, our pricing will be increasing by around 15%. Forward bookings made before then will be on our current rates so book NOW for summer 2024-25 and lock in the cheaper price.

Simple Pricing. $500 per hour

We like to keep things simple so our pricing is easy to follow. You pay $500 per hour each and every day of the year. (Except New Years Eve. Our NYE pricing is negotiated depending on what you want to do on the night.)

There is nothing else to pay. We don’t charge you extra BYO fees, wharf fees, amenities fees, or make you pay extra to use our watertoys. We don’t charge extra for public holidays and we even provide FREE ICE and FREE DRINKING WATER! Just bring your drinks and your food (or we can cater) and enjoy the day.

Avoid the hassle and extra expense and timewasting when you book through a booking agency. Deal DIRECT with the actual vessel owner-operators and enjoy a cheaper personalised service.

$500 per hour

One simple rate.
Every day of the year except NYE.

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Existing XTsea Bookings

Our Operation

XTsea has been operating on Sydney Harbour since 2018 and has racked up over 400 charters. She is owned, operated and crewed by Colleen and David – a husband and wife team who have circumnavigated Australia aboard and know her inside and out.

Sydney Charters

Happy Guests

Shark Attacks

Reviews from actual guests!

I recently had the pleasure of booking XTsea for my friend’s Buck’s party in Sydney, and I couldn’t be happier with the experience! We went with the catering option and I am very glad we did. We had lots of yummy food and the staff were able to cater for our dietary requirements. The friendly staff, beautiful boat and the breathtaking views made for a day out that my friend group will never forget. I would highly recommend.
Emily Byram
Emily Byram
2024-03-24
Another amazing day out on the boat with Coleen and David. Excellent set up and they have thought of everything, the sound system is amazing. Thanks for another great day!
Neil Davidson
Neil Davidson
2024-03-18
David and Colleen were great hosts! We had a group of about 20 and they made it so easy by preparing our drinks on ice and food on the BBQ! They catered to all of our requests. Our favorite parts were swimming on the Lillipad and the harbour cruise! Very experienced and professional. Thanks!!
Kendall Bradley
Kendall Bradley
2024-03-17
Colleen and David were amazing captains! Had the best time and they were extremely helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. Highly recommend this experience!
Tierney Fortner
Tierney Fortner
2024-03-16
Had such an amazing time with Colleen and David! They really know how to take care of everyone on board! Despite the bad weather, we all had a fantastic, stress free day!
Emily Gaudion
Emily Gaudion
2024-03-03
We had an absolutely amazing charter with Colleen and David on XTsea! No request was too hard for them, they were so easy to deal with at every step of the way in planning and ensuring we had the best experience with our charter. They were also such great hosts on the day. Could not recommend more!
lana stariha
lana stariha
2024-02-20
We had an amazing experience on XTsea. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a fun day out. David and Colleen were extremely accommodating and friendly!
Chengyue Li
Chengyue Li
2024-02-17
Had the absolute best time on the XTsea! Colleen and Dave are superstars. They are extremely accommodating and helpful, doing everything they can to keep everyone safe and having a good time. Definitely would sail with them again!
Abby Andrews
Abby Andrews
2024-02-05
XTSea is the perfect boat for a party on the harbour. Skipper Colleen and her husband Dave are super-professional and easy-going, the sound system is top-notch, there’s heaps of space for 20-30 people, and the eskis are huge and filled with ice!
Iain Waugh
Iain Waugh
2024-01-31
Had so much fun on the xTsea! Colleen and David were so accomodating and did everything in their power to ensure we had a great day. Would highly recommend!
danielle witchard
danielle witchard
2024-01-29

Points of difference

There are plenty of charter boats in Sydney. Why should you choose XTsea?

AMAZING Sound!

XTsea boasts a stunning 2000W audio system pumping into 11 speakers. A 10 inch subwoofer gives the music a depth that will make you think you are front row at a rock concert. If you want it loud, it'll be loud!

Full Service

We always run a two-person crew and we do all the work so you can enjoy yourself. We do all the cooking and make sure everything runs smoothly. All you need to do is grab yourself a drink and just have a great day.

Watertoys. All FREE.

Fancy getting wet? We have on board the largest-sized Aqua Lilypad, a Hobie Stand-up stepperboard, a Stand-up paddleboard, and a one-person kayak. All toys are provided absolutely FREE!

Free Ice!!

We provide ice free to all charters! You don't have to lug melting bags of ice to your event because we do it for you. That's right.. FREE.

Tender available

We have a 3.2m tender which we use when needed. Late guests arriving? Guests leaving early? Shoe floating away? RIB to the rescue!

Free Water!!

We have beautiful chilled filtered fresh drinking water readily available on-tap. This reduces our plastic refuse and saves you expense and effort.

Curly the furbaby

Pets? We love 'em!

Your well-behaved furchild or companion animals can come and enjoy the day with you! You'll be responsible for their behaviour and safety, and make sure other guests are okay with them. Be prepared for your animals to be spoiled rotten and cuddled mercilessly by the pet-deprived crew.

Eco-friendly

We do everything we can to keep our eco-footprint as small as possible. Instead of cheap single-use plastic cups and plates we provide quality durable items. You'll have access to beautiful filtered drinking water from a tap instead of bottles, and everything electrical runs on solar instead of a generator.

LGBTQI+ welcome

We celebrate diversity and love nothing better than Kylie, Cher, or Lady Gaga bangin' on our sound system. Your lifestyle is your choice and we welcome you to celebrate on board with us in whatever way makes you happy. Some of our best events on board have been LGBTQI+ parties so bring it on!

FAQs

Our calendar is available online 24/7 and is ALWAYS up to date. Click on the link to see what’s available.
https://www.xtsea.com.au/bookings/

If you are our first charter of the day, you get to pick the time! Unlike most charter boats, we don’t try to lock you into a time that suits us. Other bookings we get for the day will have to work around you!

Our maximum capacity is 30 guests and two crew, but that’s a very crowded boat if the weather isn’t great. If you are worried about rain you might like to limit yourself to 20-25 guests or so to make things more comfortable.

We can pickup or dropoff practically anywhere. As well as the popular Darling Harbour points, we can use any ferry terminal and even public jetties. Pick a spot that’s convenient to you and your guests and we’ll figure something out.

We do not hold a liquor licence so you need to supply your own drinks and you can bring whatever you like! Spirits are not a problem, but bear in mind if you are intending to have a lot of alcohol available you’ll need to supply an appropriate amount of food. You can also arrange for drinks to be delivered to us beforehand by any of the online retailers.

Vaping is allowed OUTSIDE but smoking is not permitted.

Yes. Yes we do. Free ice and free chilled drinking water for all charters. You don’t have to lug extra weight to your party!

No. We supply absolutely everything except your food and your drink. We supply quality, sustainable drinkware.

You will be required to remove any footwear before boarding. We roll out the red carpet and you drop your shoes in a tub as you board. At the end of the charter your shoes are laid out in pairs to make things easy.

We have an enormous AquaLilypad swimmat, two Hobie Stepperboards (massive fun, easier than a paddleboard and so stable!) and a single person kayak.

All our toys are completely FREE to use.

Our advice is that there isn’t any spare vertical spaces to hang decorations, and trying to put up anything in a crowded boat is going to be a challenge. Usually decorations are returned at the end of the charter unopened, so save yourself some money and time and don’t bother.
Balloons are definitely discouraged. There is no space for them and they are very detrimental to the marine environment.

Firstly, ABSOLUTELY NO SPARKLERS!! Sparkles are small pieces of molten metal and they cause immense damage to the plastic coating of a boat. Candles we can handle.
Unless you have a bunch of teenage kids, cakes generally don’t work on a boat. After a few drinks, the last thing people want is a piece of cake.
If you decide you do want a cake, we provide plates and servingware.

Awesome! How do I book?

It’s so easy to make a booking with XTsea. Our calandar is always up-to-date and you can see our availability 24/7. If we have a time open that suits you, just start the conversation by email or phone or text. We’ll discuss the options and help you plan what’s best for your event and pin down all the details. A 20% deposit will lock you in, and you’ll find our conditions very generous if things change for you.
The summer season is incredibly popular and most boats will be completely booked out for popular days four months in advance. Plan your event EARLY!
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