The waterways around Sydney have some of the most stunning scenery of any city in the world. Come and see the world famous landmarks, experience the iconic events, buildings, mansions, and natural bushland from the comfort of your own private sailing catamaran. Stop off at a beautiful, secluded swimming beach for a refreshing afternoon swim and lunch time BBQ.
There is no better way to see the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Historic Forts, Shark Island and Eastern Suburbs mansions than from a sailing catamaran. Stop off at a beautiful, secluded swimming beach for a refreshing afternoon swim and lunch time BBQ. The Seawind 1000 catamarans have won world acclaim for their stability, open-plan space and comfort.
26 December is the day Sydney comes out to play. All the action is centred around the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, one of the world’s greatest ocean races. It has become an icon of Australia’s summer sport, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators to the beautiful waters and scenic foreshores of our harbour each year. Be a part of the action this year and join us as we venture into the midst of the start of one of the world’s most arduous yacht races and share the excitement of the start and see who achieves the honors of first through the heads.
31 December on Sydney Harbour is truly a “must do” bucket list experience! Eco Sailing Cruises can get you right up close to the action to witness this pyrotechnic spectacular! The Sydney Harbour Bridge commands centre stage with extensive and amazing fireworks, but not to be outdone by the Sydney Opera House illuminated by incredible lights and lasers.
26 January Sydney Harbour takes centre stage for an amazing array of events on Australia Day, 26 January. The action is non-stop during the day with the iconic Ferrython, Salute to Australia 21-gun salute, RAAF fly past, helicopter flag display, Red Beret parachutes, Boat Ballet, Australia Day Parade, Tall Ships Race & Australia Day Regatta. In the evening, `Australia Day Live’ features a maritime extravaganza including Parade, Boat Ballet, an exciting on-water show and spectacular finale with a breathtaking lighting and fireworks display.
You are in very safe hands as your captain has been a commercial qualified oxswain/skipper and PADI scuba instructor for over 22 years and has been surfing for over 25 years. He worked as a national park and marine park ranger for over 12 years and worked in the building industry for over 10 years as a qualified carpenter. Paul also is able to lead you on a daily yoga practice on the beach and meditation on the front deck of Kick n Back.
Yes, 2 kayaks and an Aqua Lily Pad
No, please bring your own.
Yes, There is an electric flushing toilet down below.
There is a cold, fresh water shower on the back deck available for day charter guests. Overnight guests have access to a hot shower below.
Please contact me to work out the package to suit your needs.
Yes, additional hours are $290, and we can extend trips to include sunset. Trips can also be shortened to allow for guests needs.
Yes, there is a long list of commuter wharfs and charter wharves available for use: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/commercial-vessels/wharf-access/index.html#Wharflist
The boat only operates in relatively sheltered waters and is very comfortable and stable. Unlike a yacht, this catamaran barely heels over and doesn’t rock uncomfortably from side to side, so seasickness is highly unlikely.
Life lines have recently been raised in height, so its much safer than ever before. In addition there are 4 fire extinguishers, an EPIRB, VHF Radio, Chartplotter, lifejackets for every person, two large life rafts, and an inflatable tender with Broken Bay/Pittater or in an outboard motor.
We will always operate within mobile phone range. If on the odd occasion, that we are out of range, say in the Whitsundays, there is a satellite phone on board. Please refer to information about Your Captain if you would like to know more.
Yes, Eco Sailing Cruises holds a current Parks Eco Pass which permit a wide range of activities at numerous locations in Sydney Harbour National Park, Garigal National Park and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
There are minimal fees that are required to be paid to the NPWS and they are included in your charter fees:
$4.53 per head per day
$2.27 concession per head per day
$2.27 short stay fee (≤ 2 hours)
Sailing on Kick’n’Back was a fantastic way for us to explore the Whitsundays. The boat was well maintained, clean and comfortable, a luxury even just to sit there looking for turtles and barbecuing our fish. Paul, a reliable and experienced Captain, is also an oceanographer. His passion and knowledge of nature and sea allowed us to experience this beautiful part of the world far beyond our expectations. Walks in the rainforest, scuba diving, kayaking and snorkeling, can’t wait to go back with kids and friends for another magical experience.
I had the pleasure of sailing the Whitsundays with Paul for 6 days and 5 nights on Kick n Back. You certainly can just kick back, relax and take it all in, on both land and sea. Certainly was magical watching the sun rise from the lookout and having my first whale sightings. Truly blessed to have three separate whale encounters on the one day. Thanks again captain Paul.
"Our time on Kick'n'Back with Captain Paulie was just amazing! Paulie was really great at engaging with the kids and having them be as involved with the sailing and motoring as they wanted to be. The boat was so well equipped, making catering for us all in terms of foods and entertainments easy and comfortable. it was great having a kayak and stand up paddle board to spend time on when in the bays. And as a boat Captain he was wonderfully communicative with our sailing options each day, and helped us do a great circumnavigation around the islands. We can't wait for our next time on Kick'n'Back!"
"We had a gorgeous time sailing around the Whitsundays on Kick n Back. Good weather and a perfect introduction to sailing for the kids, exploring different beaches, tracks and coves. Such a nice relaxing time!"
"My husband & I decided quickly to book a Harbour Cruise before our flight left later that afternoon. We expected nothing more than to enjoy a sail on the water and the warm, sunny weather. It turned out to be the best experience of our trip. Captain Paul was delightful company, a font of knowledge and interested only in our safety and having a good time. We will definitely arrange another cruise when we are next in Sydney and recommend this iconic activity to young and old!"