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Experience the Magic of Christmas Day on Sydney Harbour


There is no better way to spend Christmas Day than surrounded by the sparkling blue waters of the world’s most beautiful harbour. Whether you prefer a relaxed beach picnic or a sit down lunch with the family, Sydney’s coves, islands, restaurants and beaches make for an incredible selection of idyllic Christmas outings. We’ve compiled our absolute favourites to help you plan the perfect day with your loved ones.


The Best Places to Spend Christmas Day in Sydney


Have a picnic on one of Sydney’s picturesque islands
Sydney Harbour is a treasure trove of unique bays and islands that make for unsurpassable Christmas picnic spots. Shark Island offers stunning harbour views, while Clark Island offers incredible views and bushland paths for a post-lunch stroll. On the opposite side of the harbour, Rodd Island offers serious competition with its views, gardens and delightful historic buildings just waiting to be explored with the family. Wherever you choose, don’t forget a small fee park entry fee applies. Visit Sydney Harbour National Parks to arrange yours.


Indulge in a long lunch (or dinner) with a view
Sydney is blessed with some seriously incredible waterside restaurants - far too many to list here, but we’ll try! After lunch, hop back in your private water taxi and set off to your next destination.


The Boathouse, Glebe: For magical views and fresh seafood
Q dining, Circular Quay: Feel like a VIP in the luxurious Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
Sails on Lavender Bay: Postcard views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Try the exceptional four-course menu.
China Doll, Woolloomooloo: Tuck into an intoxicating banquet of modern Chinese cuisine and Pinterest-worthy cocktails
Catalina, Rose Bay: Watch the sea planes take off as you feast on an unforgettable lunch
The Dining Room, The Rocks: Soak up idyllic views of the Opera House and delicious cuisine


Make a day of it at Clifton Gardens

Take a water taxi to the beautiful surrounds of Cliftons Gardens at Chowder Bay where all your needs are rolled into one. The clear azure waters here are calm and ideal for swimming with children of all ages, while the park or beach is perfect for a cricket match. Bring a picnic or BBQ and while away the afternoon. Prefer someone else to do the cooking? Book a table at Ripples or Sergeants Mess for a dazzling meal overlooking the bay.


Have a beach Christmas at Balmoral

Balmoral is a Christmas Day favourite for good reason. Whether you’re in the mood for a rustic family picnic, a beachside barbecue with friends or an elegant meal at The Bather’s Pavilion, you can’t go wrong at this pretty-as-a-picture spot. Public Dining Room is another highly recommended Balmoral classic.


Arrive at your destination effortlessly in a Limousine Boat

Could there be anything more special than setting off in a deluxe water taxi for a unique Christmas Day with your loved ones? Spacious and comfortable, Majestic water taxis are more “water limousine” than taxi. With covered seating for all weather, a BYO alcohol policy and a sound system ready for your holiday season soundtrack, it’s time you discovered the Majestic difference. Bring a bottle of sparkling to make a toast on your trip.


Where would you like us to take you?

No destination on the harbour is off limits. We can even pick up from private wharves. Use our wharf finder or contact us to plan your trip.


Book your Christmas Day water taxi

Christmas is a popular time of year on the harbour. Book your trip early to avoid disappointment.


Call us on 0439 625 377 or email us on to book your private water taxi.

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Corporate Christmas Party Transfers

Corporate Christmas Events


Office and Corporate Group Travel


If you’re planning for your office or corporate Christmas function in Sydney, consider your options for transport to dinners and events. For the smart, luxurious way to travel, let us provide your travel solutions.

Majestic Water Taxis can provide luxury water taxis for travel on dazzling Sydney Harbour. Impress your guests, travel in high-end style, and enjoy a great Christmas party without the transport issues.

We can provide luxury water taxis and water limousine services on a scalable basis for your business group. We cater for any size travel group, from large corporate conferences to small groups of friends.

Our water limousines are unique in Sydney, designed to deliver top quality comfort and first class travel amenities. We offer VIP private water taxi charters, water taxis for Christmas parties, and Sydney VIP water taxi restaurant transfers. Let us take you to Sydney’s excellent leading waterside restaurants.

Come with us to the legendary Doyle’s restaurant or Dunbar House in Watsons Bay, Bathers Pavilion or Public Dining room in Balmoral, Hugo’s or Papi Chulo in Manly, or Sergeants Mess or Ripples in Chowder bay to name a few.


Planning a Great Day or Night in Sydney?


If you’re organising group to travel to a function, a show, dinner, or travel to any of Sydney’s hot spots, just ask us. We can also help you with all your needs for getting around town for a day or night out in Sydney. It’s easy to arrange all your Christmas travel needs with us.


Call Us


To book with Majestic Water Taxis, all you need to do is call us on 0439 625 377 or email us directly . Book your trips and tell us your times, pickup destinations, and return points. That’s all you need to do! Our reliable water limousines will deliver the fast efficient service you want.

We’ll be happy to provide all the travel assistance and help you need for a wonderful corporate experience. Let us show you a fantastic Christmas on beautiful Sydney Harbour.

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valentines day


Romantic Sydney Valentine’s Day Ideas by Boat

Treat your partner to an incredible Valentine’s Day this year with something unique and memorable - a trip by water to one of Sydney’s seaside escapes. From sunset island picnics to dinner by the sea, these anything-but-mundane ideas are the perfect surprise for that special someone.


Valentine’s Day Picnic Spots in Sydney

Sydney Harbour’ s islands and points make for idyllic retreats to enjoy special moments with your loved one. Pack a bottle of chilled Champagne and a cheese board and watch the sunset from the serene shores of these secluded spots.


Recommended picturesque picnic locations:

      • Shark Island
      • Clark Island
      • Hermitage Bay
      • McKell Park, Darling Point


With a private water taxi transfer, there is no destination you can’t visit on Sydney Harbour. Ask us for more suggestions.

Dine on exquisite cuisine at Sydney’s finest restaurants
Going out to dinner might be a Valentines tradition, but arriving by boat is not. Add intrigue to your dining experience by whisking your valentine across the Harbour to a surprise culinary destination. Not only can you enjoy the magical scenery en route, you will alight at the closest wharf without spending a moment in traffic.


Recommended dinner destinations by boat:


  • The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay - soak in the views across Blackwattle Bay to the ANZAC bridge and city skyline
  • Catalinas at Rose Bay - visit this Pyrmont gem for fine dining, seafood and water views
  • Aqua Dining at Milsons Point - Stunning food and views over North Sydney Olympic pool and the Harbour bridge
  • Ripples at Milsons Point - For unrivalled views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera house
  • Doyle’s at Watsons Bay - escape to this Watson Bay institution for an evening of inspiring cuisine and atmosphere
  • The Bathers Pavilion or Public Dining Room, Balmoral - Exceptional dining in a charming bay
  • Sails on Lavender Bay. Post card views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge
  • Ripples at Chowder Bay- Stunning views of Sydney Harbour
  • Regatta Restaurant Rose Bay Marina- Iconic water front venue with breath-taking views


Sip on a glass of Champagne and relax as you make your way across Sydney’s spectacular Harbour on your own private water limousine
It doesn’t need to be all about the destination. Why not make the most by booking a private water taxi (we call it a limousine) with extra cruise time? You are welcome to bring your own chilled beverages and nibbles on board, and our captain will happily stop to take your picture together in front of the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House to truly make it a memorable experience.


The romantic water limousine experience
Our limousine is roomy and comfortable, and our staff are dedicated to ensuring you have an exceptional time with us. We can pick you up from any wharf on the Harbour and take you to any location of your choice.

BYO refreshments
Don’t forget to bring wine and snacks for the journey, as we accept BYO.

Need more ideas or travel advice?
We’re here to help. We can recommend options to suit your preferences.


Book your Valentine’s Day with us
Book online below or call 0439 625 377 to discuss options and prices with our friendly team.


Australia Day


Discover Australia Day Sydney with Majestic Water Taxis


Sydney Harbour is one of the best places to be on Australia Day. With a packed program of events and infinite lunching destinations to escape to, join us for an epic weekend on the water.

Hourly Australia Day Event Charters | Saturday 26 January 2019


From ferrythons to fireworks, get right amongst the action with our personalised water taxi hourly charters. Feel the rush of airforce fly overs, the boom of the 21 gun salute and the inspiring sight of the yacht and tug ballet, all from the best vantage point in Sydney.


From ferrythons to fireworks, get right amongst the action with our personalised water taxi hourly charters. Feel the rush of airforce fly overs, the boom of the 21 gun salute and the inspiring sight of the yacht and tug ballet, all from the best vantage point in Sydney.


Experience the harbour’s best events with us:


10.45am - The famous ferrython, an exhilarating ferry race
11.45am - 21 gun military salute to Australia with RAAF fighter jet fly over
12.05pm - Tug and yacht ballet, watch as the boats perform an incredible choreographed ‘dance’ to music
12.15 - Navy helicopter fly past
12.45 - Harbour Parade (bring your flag to wave the boats by)
1.00pm - Tall ships race
1.30pm - 183rd Australia Day Regatta
2pm - Red Berets Australian Army parachute display
9.15pm - Fireworks display at Circular Quay


Let’s do long weekend lunch


Australia Day weekend doesn’t have to be all about events. Why not treat yourself to lunch and a glass of wine by the ocean instead?

These are just a few of our favourites for their incredible menus, exceptional service and breathtaking views:


Ripples at Chowder Bay
Catalina, Rose Bay
Dunbar House, Watsons Bay
The Bathers' Pavilion Restaurant, Balmoral
Sails on Lavender Bay

Ask us for more recommendations and plan your magical water taxi experience now.


Are you ready to experience water taxis, majestic style?

We aren’t like those little yellow taxi boats you’ve seen around. Treat yourself to a day on the water with us and you’ll enjoy:


• Pickup and drop-off to any wharf on the harbour (yes, even your private dock!)
• The creature comforts of our spacious vessel, smooth leather seats and cover for all weather conditions - a civilised way to travel
• BYO alcohol, refreshments and snacks (so put the prosecco on ice now)
• Speakers for your long weekend playlist
• The option to make the most of your experience with extra cruise time


Book your Australia Day with us

What are you waiting for? Get planning.


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Vivid Light Fesitval

The Vivid Light Festival is a new Sydney tradition. It’s become one of the city’s favourite events and it’s a fabulous sight on Sydney Harbour, too. Vivid Sydney, as it is known, is a fascinating artistic and cultural experience. It has found a welcome home in Sydney night life, adding to the city’s exuberant lifestyle and attracting millions of visitors every year.

Every Light Festival is different. Each year, new features and spectacular new lighting for Sydney city and Sydney Harbour are shown. Some of the recent Vivid Sydney shows have lit up the Sydney Opera House with Aboriginal art and turned famous George Street in to a fantastic streetscape of colours and images. There’s a lot to see during this event, particularly from the water. We can take you for a trip around the Vivid Sydney sites in your own private water taxi for a great night on Sydney Harbour. Wine and dine, shop till you drop, and see a fabulous show on the world’s greatest harbour.


Travel tips for the Vivid Light Festival


When you’re coming to see the Vivid Sydney:

  • 01Book everything in advance. The city is full of people for Vivid Sydney, and demand for restaurant bookings, accommodation and other bookings is high.
  • 02Beware of the traffic. The city does its best to manage the high volume of visitors, but realistically, road travel can be time consuming and tedious.
  • 03Public transport is also crowded. If you’re travelling with young kids, you may want to consider other options, particularly during peak hour or on the return trip.


Planning to see Vivid Sydney in style with Majestic Water Taxis


The easy way to see the Vivid Light Festival from the water is to fit your tour in with your entertainment and other fun. Take a trip around the Harbour foreshore with us in your water taxi and then come ashore at any of the sites around the city and on the water. Stroll through the city and then return to your private water taxi to see another site, or travel to your next destination.


Booking with Majestic Water Taxis


All you need to do to book with us is to give us a call on 0439 625 377 or email: :

  • 01Tell us your travel times, destinations, and number of people travelling, and you’re ready to go.
  • 02If you’re travelling in a group, we can take up to 23 passengers per water taxi. Let us know if you need more passenger berths.
  • 03Tourists can always ask us about venues and Sydney Harbour destinations. We can help you find your way around the city!


Contact Us for Details


If you need any kind of assistance managing your travel, get in touch with our team, call us on 0439 625 377 or email us on .Our friendly local experts can help you with managing your travel, water taxi bookings, special needs for water taxi travel, local knowledge and more. We’re always happy to assist.

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what our clients say testimonials

New Years Eve Testimonial
A very big Thank You for your fantastic service and for providing us an unforgettable experience of NYE on the harbour. Your hospitality and the boat position watching the fireworks really brought this experience to a new level, having previously experienced NYE on the harbour. The 1.5 hour cruising amongst the super boats/yachts was so amazing. My interstate guests were so happy and have said it was an unforgettable amazing experience on the harbour.
- Kind regards, Elsa
Corporate Testimonial
Just a quick note to thank you for looking after our group on Saturday night to and from Watsons Bay. You provided a great service and made our night very special.
- Regards, Greg, Cremorne Prestige Service
Wedding Testimonial
I just wanted to say a big thank you for ensuring our water taxi ride went smoothly on our big day! We had an absolute ball and would definitely recommend your water taxi to future bride and grooms!
- Kind regards, Adrianne
Private Tour Testimonial
Lance took me and my girlfriends on a private tour of Sydney Harbour and we had a blast. My first time visiting Australia and this has been one of the highlights of my trip.
- Thank you, Heather
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