Sydney Boxing Day Cruises

Experience the Spectacular Sporting Event of the Year!

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!

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 internally 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.


Sydney Harbour CruisesUnique perspective and great photo opportunities during the pre-event build up and early stages of the raceSydney Harbour CruisesUltra-modern catamaran with fully retractable roof
Sydney Harbour CruisesSee all the sights of Iconic Sydney. Including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach*Sydney Harbour CruisesTea and light lunch will be included


Departure LocationDeparture TimeDuration
Darling Harbour11:30am3 hours








Some Of Our Happy Customers!

Kevin Sheather

Reviewed 7 months ago

A great experience, would recommend it to anyone.

It was a comfortable day to be on the water with little glare and enough wind to ensure an interesting start. The captain did a great job in positioning us for the start and made sure that we got a good look at the leaders as he let them power past. We were looked after by an experienced crew who made sure that we enjoyed hot food and the cold drink.

David Mitchell

Reviewed 7 months ago

Fantastic value compared to others we looked at.

A whole new way of seeing the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Right in the action from the start then offshore from Bondi Beach. Really great up close boating. Well done to all, great burgers+ cold drinks+ the best boat driving= fantastic value compared to others we looked at. 

Christopher Christie

Reviewed 2 years ago

Fantastic and Awesome Had a Good Time.

Have just been on the Australia Day Cruise today it was great, Fantastic and awesome had a good time. The crew was very helpful and friendly. I will definitely be booking next harbour cruise through Fantasea.


Reviewed 3 years ago

Australia Day on Fantasea /Cruise.

Fantasea was the be best way to be in the middle of the harbor and experience all the water activities taking place on Australia Day. A 3-1/2 hr cruise with a reasonable cost. The captain was excellent. He knew how to maneuver boat into the best position to see the events taking place. There were several sitting areas whether your wanted the sun, inside in the shade or in the open back with a canopy. The boat was clean. The staff was friendly and helpful.


Reviewed 3 years ago

Australia Day Cruise.

Yesterday we went on the Fantasea Australia day cruise and had THE best day. The captain made sure we had front row “seats” to all the attractions happening on the harbour. The staff were so welcoming and took time to chat with everyone on board and the food was great. Our families had such a great day. THANK YOU FANTASEA we will definitely be booking with you again

J and M W

Reviewed 4 years ago

Sydney to Hobart Rolex Yacht Race 2014

We had two weeks touring NSW and Sydney and being aboard the Fantasea Escapade was voted the highlight of our holiday by the family. Passing the heads was exhilarating as the smaller vessels jostled for placing. The Skipper was brilliant and kept a close pace with the super maxis as they powered down to Bondi. As the private super launches dropped away the Fantasea kept on to the whoop of guests!


Reviewed 3 years ago

Boxing Day 2014

Fantastic day enjoyed by our family group which included international and interstate visitors who were thrilled with the Fantasea experience. The skipper had the boat in an excellent position to view the race start and all the boating activity and great fun to give chance to the maxi yachts leading the race out through the heads. We all want to make this an annual event.

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