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Sydney Sundancer

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Address: 1/380 Victoria Place, Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales 2047, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9719 1870
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Sydney Sundancer is a ketch rigged motor sailing yacht, thus combining the...

Sydney Sundancer is a ketch rigged motor sailing yacht, thus combining the stability and comfort of a motor boat with the grace and serenity of a sailing yacht, and is licensed to carry in excess of 70 guests plus crew. However, we prefer to limit the number of guests to around 50 thus ensuring everyone's personal comfort at all times (through adequate space). She is super luxuriously fitted in teak below deck (see attachments) and there is a large canopy which extends virtually the whole length of the vessel giving perfect protection in all weathers. We have won the prestigious Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) award for the Best Wedding Reception Vessel in Australia in 2007 & 2010 (this award is judged over 3 years to demonstrate consistent excellence) and in 2008 we were inducted into the ABIA "Hall of Fame" (only 6 wedding suppliers in the whole of Australia have been so honoured). This is particularly noteworthy because ACTUAL Bridal appraisal of our service (in a number of categories including "value for money") in their own wedding, is THE evaluation criteria on which the award is based ! We are also the only charter boat ever, to win both the City of Sydney Council Award for The Best Decorated Boat on New Years Eve, and The Australia Day Council's award for The Best Presented / Best Decorated Charter Boat on Sydney Harbour (2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013), so you will appreciate just how much effort we invest in making each and every cruise a success !!

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NYE aboard 2015

But we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, regardless of any technical hitches. The problems meant that we got to send that much longer on a yacht, admiring the view, in an amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Carnforth, England, United Kingdom
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Carnforth, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

But we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, regardless of any technical hitches. The problems meant that we got to send that much longer on a yacht, admiring the view, in an amazing place. It was a truly amazing night!!! Both me and my friend have never had a better NYE. It was so special. The whole evening was fab in great... More 

Thank AmyL2_12
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great day, prior to the day Lynne and John provided good email exchange of information answering any questions. On the day clear directions of where to meet. Painless boarding procedure and then we were off. A great day seeing everything there was to be seen. Great fun being part of it all. John and Lynn provide a great... More 

Thank Nonnalell
Kingswood, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what a great romp! The trip is so great we have been on the Sydney Sundancer two years in a row and we are booking again for next year. If the word gets out there it will sell out to fast. Our hosts are a lovely couple who care for every possible need and wow what a great vessel... More 

Thank Craig W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I use trip advisor a lot so feel I must right this review. We were a party of five adults who all enjoyed our evening, the fireworks were superb and the position John got the boat in was second to none, it was very unfortunate what happened to the winch which stressed John out and he certainly wasn't in a... More 

Thank BirminghamMichelle
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent NYE on the Sydney Sundancer which was a great way to see in the new year with some spectacular views of the Sydney fireworks from the middle of the harbour. From the point we embarked around 5.30 ish right through to midnight and beyond drinks were free-flowing including Bollinger champagne which my wife and I drank throughout. A... More 

Thank PaulSarahL
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated my husband's birthday on the Sundancer and it was amazing as well as the crew. This is a birthday that no one will forget this is definitely highly recommended. Would definitely do this again.

Thank Natalie O
Tel aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Just been on a friend's birthday party on the sundancer, and it was amazing. Captain and the crew are extremely friendly, and served well for 4-5 hours, sailing to the opera house and stopping for a swim on the way back. Well done!

Thank Nadav L
Camden, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We booked this cruise to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. We had a wonderful day on the harbour. The owners were very friendly, the food was the best! Well presented and delicious. The staff were always there topping up your glass and meeting any needs. The only negative was that there were to many people... More 

Thank hallgath
SundancerSkipper, Owner at Sydney Sundancer, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are happy you had such a great time. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is the Southern Hemispheres’ most exciting ocean yacht race, where the worlds’ fastest off shore racing yachts gather in Sydney to do battle with each other and with some of the most gruelling weather conditions imaginable! More than 100 yachts... More 

Short Hills, New Jersey
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We were on the Sundancer's NYE cruise this year. Although the boat is certified for 70 people, it was way too small for the 50 passengers they took, especially since there were only 20 actual chairs. People had to sit on ice chests other ledges throughout the boat and many stood for what turned into a 9 hour event. This... More 

Thank Shannon C
SundancerSkipper, Owner at Sydney Sundancer, responded to this review

Dear Shannon, Thank you for posting your review on 4th January, regarding our NYE cruise. Interestingly on exactly the same date, I emailed a report to all our guests because I was so concerned that our anchor winch problem may have impaired their enjoyment of this very special occasion. Fortunately, this was not the case as none of the planned... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We have lost count, I think this was the company's 13th year on the Sydney Sundancer and there is a reason we keep coming back every year. John and Lynne are the most amazing hosts, the food never disappoints and we have the most amazing day every single time. Who can beat a day on a boat in Sydney Harbour.... More 

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