Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can attend my cruise?

Rockfish I takes a maximum of 30 passengers, Rockfish II takes a maximum of 20 passengers (regardless of weight / age). By law we are not allowed to have any extra passengers on-board. Please note entertainment/waiters are to be included in the maximum passenger number.

Where do we cruise to?

Rockfish picks up at Darling Harbour and likes to cruise nice and slow past the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. We then find a nice beach where you are welcome to have a swim and light up the BBQ. We usually stop at Athol Bay (Taronga Zoo) or near another nice Sydney inner Harbour beach (wind & weather dependent). 

Can I board the vessel early to set up?

Rockfish has only a 15 minute time slot on a wharf booking so you will need to set up what you need in that 15 minutes. In some cases you will be able to meet the skipper at Multihull Central at Rozelle Bay, where we keep our vessels, to set up an hour prior to your cruise. Please confirm with our reservation crew to see if this is possible for your cruise.

What will a charter cost me?

Rockfish I is $400 p/h ($450 p/h on Saturdays) and Rockfish II is $325 p/h. This rate includes your skipper, deckhand and fuel. Per cruise, there is a $100 BYO charge and $100 fee for Sydney Wharf Bookings. Standard cruise time is 4 hours.  Please note there is a surcharge for public holidays and bucks cruises. Have a look at our price list for more information!

How do I book?

To lock in your cruise, a 50% deposit is required which you can organise by credit card payment on our booking page. Simply select your preferred date & time and follow the instructions. The remainder payment is due two weeks prior your cruise, we will contact you to remind you.

Which wharfs do you pick up from?

Pick up and drop off are at King Street Wharf in Darling Harbour. We can look at different alternatives (Woolloomooloo, Rose Bay & Double Bay Wharf) depending on the vessel’s schedule that day.

Please understand that pick ups/ drop offs from wharfs other than Darling Harbour may result in longer travel time, which might need to be adjusted with your overall cruise time.

Can you arrange extra pick-ups?

Rockfish can arrange additional pick-ups from a selection of Sydney wharfs. Additional pick ups have to be pre-booked and incur a $35 fee per wharf booking.

What happens if it rains?

Rockfish will still go out in the rain and we have plenty of undercover area for everyone! If the weather is deemed unsafe for passengers and crew, Rockfish will reschedule your charter. Please find our full terms & conditions here.

Can we BYO food & drinks?

You sure can! Rockfish offer a $15pp BBQ package and a $15pp cheese platter which besides food, includes 3 bags of ice and plates & cutlery. You are more than welcome to bring your own food as well, Rockfish provide a gas BBQ for you to use. Drinks are BYO, Rockfish supply eskies but please bring ice (3 bags recommended, one extra on a hot day) to keep your drinks nice & cold.

Who cooks the BBQ?

Whether you bring your own food or we supply the food for you, our friendly Rockfish crew will be more than happy to assist you with cooking the BBQ! Have a look at our BBQ Catering package here!

Can I play my own music?

Yes please! Both Rockfish I and Rockfish II have a Bluetooth connection that allows you to connect to your music device to our speakers. We have a USB charging spot so be sure to bring your charger so we can party all cruise long!

Can I bring children on board?

Feel free to bring your children along! We have railings around our vessels but please make sure to keep an eye on the little ones at all times. Please note Rockfish supply adult life jackets only so please BYO children’s life jackets. 

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