Charters & Functions

Our heritage vessels are available for charter for your special occasion!

What better way to celebrate a birthday, wedding, Christmas party or even a corporate event than cruising on Sydney Harbour aboard one of our 100+ year-old historic vessels.

Please note that crew for our heritage vessels are all volunteers, all charters are subject to crew being available.

The cost of the charter includes the required crew and helps with the restoration and maintenance of all our vessels.


James Craig offers many desirable features which will add a wow factor to any function.  This very unique ship will make your event stand out from the rest.
We can offer affordable functions dockside at lively Darling Harbour, around Sydney’s beautiful harbour or an Ocean charter to explore the great blue yonder.

For more information, please select the function type:


Christmas Parties

Corporate & Networking

Private Dinners

Hiring James Craig starts from $1,800.00


There are no galley facilities available on our smaller vessels, therefore you can either BYO food, beverage and all incidental expenses, or have the event catered by our specialist caterer, LHM Catering. They are very experienced in catering on our vessels and understand the heritage nature and associated restrictions onboard. Leanne Sherry can provide quotes for various food and beverage packages and can be contacted on or (02) 9557 1422.

Once you have confirmed a date and time, we require a 50% deposit to be paid within 7 days to secure the charter, with the balance due 2 weeks prior to the event.

Embarking and disembarking of passengers for our heritage vessels is at our Heritage Docks & Workshop at Gate 4, James Craig Road, Rozelle. (Please click here for directions.)

For bookings and further information on the small vessel fleet please contact our Events Coordinator on (02) 9298 3868 or


1902 VIP steam launch Lady Hopetoun is available for charter Thursday – Sunday inclusive, for any 3-hour period between the hours of 10am and 9pm.

Maximum number: 27 passengers, inclusive of waitstaff.

The cost of a 3-hour charter during November – February (peak season) is $1,950.00 and during March – October (off peak season) is $1,650.00.


Motor launch Harman is also available for charter, please contact us for availability and rates.

  • James Craig
  • Waratah
  • Harman (15-24)
  • Boomerang