Discover Yachting

Spend a fabulous day sailing on Sydney Harbour aboard one of our comfortable yachts. This is an excellent way to gently learn the ropes, meet new friends, and have a whole lot of fun in the great outdoors. Please choose one of our scheduled dates or enquire below to book it as a private event for your group.

To book Enquire here


A typical day begins with a short safety briefing; we then explain the essential parts of the yacht as well as the use of winches, halyards and sheets.

Next, we head out into Middle Harbour for some gentle crew training before setting sail for Sydney Heads and a taste of the mighty Pacific Ocean.

You will learn how to hoist and trim the sails, sail across the wind, and helm the boat on different points of sail, tack, and gybe.

Relax as hard as you like

You can join in, get active and learn basic sailing skills or relax as hard as you like while our friendly, professional instructor shows you the ropes.

Lunch at anchor

Weather permitting, we usually enjoy lunch and maybe a bit of swimming or snorkelling at anchor in one of Sydney's magnificent coves.

Then, we hoist sail again and head to Shark Island to view the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, and the essential photo shoot.

Waterside bar

We return to the Yacht Club in good time for a few light refreshments in the waterside bar. 

Why not complete your perfect day with dinner at one of the local restaurants at the Spit?

Private group 

Why not book a Discover Yachting day as a private charter for your own group of family or friends?

You can bring up to 10 people and pay only $1,995

Use the private course enquiry button at the top of the page if you would like to book this.

What's included

  • Tuition
  • Life jackets and safety harnesses are provided, and we can loan you wet weather clothing if required.
  • All vessels have an enclosed bathroom on board.
  • Please bring your own lunch and snacks.

Before you start

  • Discover Yachting is a great introductory sailing experience and a fantastic day out on Sydney Harbour.
  • It's perfect for beginners but if you are an experienced sailor why not come along and refresh your skills.

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