Boxing Day Cruise in Sydney

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Experience the start of famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race with Fantasea Cruising’s Boxing Day cruises. Join us for a burger and a beer as we witness the start of this epic sporting event!

Your Boxing Day Cruise Includes:

  • Unique perspective and great photo opportunities during the pre-event build up and early stages of the race
  • Ultra-modern catamaran with fully retractable roof
  • Tea and a light lunch

Experience the Spectacular Sporting Event of the Year!

The Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race has become an icon of Australia’s summer sport as yachts from all over the world prepare to take part in the once-a-year adventure. The Sydney to Hobart race is famous both locally and internationally and is considered by many to be the toughest short ocean race in the world. It is an event which sees professionals and amateurs alike compete for the elusive title. On December 26, a fleet of over 90 yachts will jostle into position on Sydney Harbour for the start of the race. Since its inception in 1945, the race has always started on Boxing Day in Sydney Harbour.

Join us as we get amongst the action in the build-up, enjoy a delicious Aussie burger and beer, and chase the race out of the heads as far down as Bondi!* At Fantasea Cruising we pride ourselves on providing an experience you will never forget! Boxing Day is one of the most exciting days on Sydney Harbour, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than on one of our Boxing Day cruises.

*Subject to weather and sea conditions.

  • Tour Inclusions
    • Unique perspective and great photo opportunities during the pre-event build up and early stages of the race
    • See all the sights of Iconic Sydney. Including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach*
    • Ultra-modern catamaran with fully retractable roof
    • Tea and light lunch will be included

    *Subject to weather and sea conditions.

  • Timetable
  • Departure Location Departure Time Duration
    Darling Harbour 11:30 AM 3 Hours

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