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Located on the pristine waters of Port Stephens, Blue Water Sailing offers an indulgent cruise for everyone with harbour sails, seafood lunch cruises sunset sailing departing daily.
Join a luxury yacht charter sailing on Port Stephens, exploring the sheltered waterways and cruising past secluded beaches. Relax sitting high on the gunwale, with the wind in your hair as you discover dolphins, sea turtles and sea birds. Indulge with a glass of champagne and fresh local seafood and let you cares drift away.
Whether you're after a family day out, romantic escape, corporate team building or small group adventure, step aboard our luxury yacht 'Champagne on Ice' located at the Anchorage Marina, in Corlette 2 ½ hours north of Sydney, and sail Port Stephens in style.
PRIVATE WHALE WATCH SPECIAL $ 1,000 FOR UP TO 6PAX 3 HOURS
Watch the whales wthout the crowds , sail with th whales no motors running , personal service with no crowds to get in your way of that once in a lifetime photograph.
Luncheon Sail - Duration 4 hours $290.00 per person
Step aboard at the Anchorage Marina Port Stephens and enjoy a mid day sail to one of many white-sand secluded beaches. Luncheon Menu includes freshly shucked oysters , fresh local lobster , prawns,and many more delights fesh from the sea. Plunge into the crystal clear blue water. Swim ashore and back. Bask in the sun and the sheer luxury. It's the perfect way to detox your emotions and completely drain your body of stress and find that peace again. Champagne . wine or beers can be pruchased from our onboard wine list.
Sunset Sail - duration 2 hours $149 per person
The western sky is long down the length of Port Stephens and romance settles gently as the wind eases and the light turns golden. This is the time to sail with someone you love. So soft, so peaceful, so natural. Add a mouthful of Hunter Semillon, some imported cheeses and the freshest of the Port's seafood, and you will never forget that moment. Never!
Harbour Sail / Learn to sail Charter 1.5 hours Duration $95.00 per person begginers welcome
Depart at 9.am , 11.am , 1.pm
Enjoy some realxing sailing on the bay. The crew will talk you through some of the basic skills and concepts of sailing before winching her on and making her fly. Feel the wonder of flying a huge spinnaker and feeling it pull you through the water in silence. No smell of fumes, no motor noise, just sheer natural energy.
PRIVATE CHARTERS book the yacht for yourself or as a group max capacity 20 pax
2 hours $900.00 , 3 hours $1,000 , 4 hours $1,400
NEWCASTLE OCEAN CHARTER 4-5 HOURS $249.00 PER PERSON MIN4 PAX
Full Day Sail "Outside" - Duration 7-8 hours $350.00 per person min 4 pax , Discounts for larger groups
Passing between the mountainous Tomaree and Yacaba headlands is truly an awesome experience. These great dinosaurs form part of an ancient volcanic rim, now with white sand beaches skirting their flanks as they invite you to the open ocean. Beyond the heads are the marine reserves of Broughton and Fingal Islands within an easy day's sailing.
At Broughton Island, you will be treated to lonely beaches, plentiful marine life, the "looking glass", wonderful snorkelling opportunities and of course, more fine food.
Sailing back into the harbour as the sun gets low and the lights are coming on is a wonderful thing. The adventure is behind, shelter ahead and a deep, deep sleep.
Blue water sailing has confirmed a new Bare Boat Charter Operation for Port Stephens, vessels available are 44i jeaneau, Beneteau first 40.7., Beneteau oceanis 46. Yachts will be available from November 2012 for bare boat charter. The new charters will include sail yourself charters for the experienced sailor or a sail and stay charter for the not so experienced, Blue water sailing has skippers available for hire for $65.00 per hour if you require .Please email us via the Book Now Tab
24 hour SAIL AND STAY CHARTER Our skipper will sail you to fame Cove and set you up on a mooring and leave you and your friends or partner for the night , Full Catering can be arranged if required. Each yacht can sleep 6 guests in comfort with 3 double cabins. departs marina at 2.pm return the next morning at 10.am
Beneteau 40.7 $1,050.00, Jeaneau 441 $ 1,200.00 , Beneteau 46 $2,500.00
Sunset Sail Testimonial
A Wonderful Surprise! I decided to surprise my husband for our 3rd Wedding Anniversary on a Sunset Sail with Blue Water Sailing. My husband used to own a yacht and was a shipwright and rigger so he is obessesed with yachts and loves sailing. He was over the moon when he found out he was going on a Sunset Sail and could not wipe the grin off his face. Alistair and Mark made our sailing experience on Champagne on Ice a very memorable one. We loved the sailing stories they shared with us and they both worked very well together. The adrenalin rush from the yacht rolling on its side was very exilerating, liberating and worth every penny and we would recommend that windy days and a little bit of rain are the best days to go sailing. From the fresh oysters, the cheese platter, the vitange bottle of wine to the last detail of the 2 hour Sunset Sail package was perfect. My husband and I will not hesitate to book another sailing day with Blue Water Sailing. Thank you Alistair and Mark for making our 3rd Wedding Anniversary a very special one. Rod and Rochelle O'Sullivan, SYDNEY NSW
Corporate Team-Building Testimonial
"Very enjoyable! All participants had a go on the helmand thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Both crews were very friendly and taught us all a thing or two about sailing. I would recommend this exercise to anyone!
Thanks for the terrific afternoon."
Tim Larke Oct 2010
Harbour Sail Testimonial.
"Having never been out sailing before I was a bit unsure on what to expect, however the crew on board "Running Away" were brilliant, they talked the group through every move/turn that they made which put everyone at ease.
At first it felt strange being on a boat that didn't make a noise while out in the water (I am use to power boats), but it was so relaxing and peaceful out on the water, the crew knew that there were a few of us who had never sailed and took it easy at first so we could get use to the boat and learn a little sailing techniques along the way.
Once the crew thought we were ready we started full on sailing and it was amazing, I got to walk up the side of the boat and sit with my feet dangling over the side as we sailed along. I was having such a great time that the 2hrs went in a blink and we were heading back into the marina. I will be definitely going out again soon and would recommend Blue Water Sailing to all my friends and Family. "
Day Sail Testimonial
"The Blue Water Sailing experience surpassed all expectations. Of course Nelson Bay is a magnificent place for a sail, but the expert handling of the boat allowed us "non-boaties" to simply sit back and enjoy the day. We couldn't have asked for a better crew - the service was five star.
The leisurely cruise out to Broughton Island included dolphin spotting - what a delight! After anchoring, we went for a swim and had a great snorkel, seeing lots of fish and coral. The lunch was simply magnificent - fresh seafood served with an excellent selection of fine wines - the oysters and crayfish were to die for!
The cruise back to Corlette was stunning - we sat back and enjoyed the view from the front of the boat; reluctantly we had to disembark at the end of the day. I would highly recommend this charter as a luxurious day on the water, or a celebration for a special day (I celebrated my birthday); we really hope to experience this again soon."
Sailing is Beautiful
"Sailing with Mark and Alistair has only cemented the truth that sailing is beautiful. My family and I enjoyed a few intimate hours out sailing and also got the opportunity to understand why they love their professions. Our heartfelt thanks to Donna and Alistair and Mark for making our Peppers stay a remarkable experience."
Mr. Raymond Gaillard
Exclusive Charters - Vessel fee $2,500.00 for 8 hours. Catering and beverages available on requests
The only thing better than being aboard a Blue Water Sailing Cruise, is having the yacht all to yourself.
Exclusive charters give you the option of booking the boat out for just two of you, a small group or a family. Exclusive Cruises can visit all the same wonderful attractions as our regular cruises. You still get a dedicated crew too so you can be perfectly relaxed at all times.
Blue Water Sailing offer private and safe passage with descreet staff and crew for high profile customers. We have a large volume luxury yacht that can easily accomodate your family and staff. The wonder of Port Stephens is that there are still private secluded beaches and coves where you can enjoy our five star service while you swim and play away from the crowds and bustle. Our Marina too is private, without commercial operators and public crowds and offers private car parking.
We can ensure that your VIP cruise is a peaceful one without threat of intrusion.
Corporate Team Building Activities and Charters
Blue Water Sailing offer a range of unique sailing experiences for your business event. From private charters and seafood lunch cruises to team sailing regattas, Blue Water Sailing can customise team building activities or corporate events for groups from 2 - 200 passengers.
Take a break from your conference and reward your team with a little bit of luxury. Step aboard for an experience you and your team will never forget.
Sail, Race and Cruise Fleet Combo.
Get your team racing with an event full of adventure, fun and great competition as teams compete against each other sailing across Port Stephens. Catering for groups from 20-200 passengers. A 2.5 hour multi-boat experience, both sailing and motor cruising with full catering options available. Read more here.
Half Day Team Building Regatta
The sky is the limit with corporate yacht charters and Blue Water Sailing. Our match racing team building exercise is an exciting and unique experience. Entering a new skill area as a team has shown to be of great value in learning to understand each others strengths and weaknesses.
Then, when you're pitted against another team of your colleagues for a real yacht race or sailing regatta, the excitement is intense. The fierce competition against the opposing team builds camaraderie in your team.
Our schedules allow time for debriefing and refreshment before a second or third race event.
We're berthed right at the Anchorage Marina, giving you access to all of the resorts facilities between sailing regattas.
For a new experience offering a whole new realm of personal and team development, coupled with a little luxury, you can't go past Blue Water Sailing. Your team will love it and so will you! Please see more details and the price list here.
SYDNEY HARBOUR CORPORATE CHARTERS CAN ALSO BE ARRANGED, we will sail our fleet to sydney harbour for your special event if required ( passage transfer fees apply)
Blue Water Sailing skippers the most Luxurious vessels in arguably the world's most beautiful port.
All our cruises feature friendly expert crew that spare no expense for your comfort and cut no corners with your safety.
All our cruises feature the pristine beauty of Port Stephen's many beaches, bars, channels, coves and marine life.
Many of our cruises sight the resident dolphins of Port Stephens even during short luncheon or sunset sails. Our vessels feature the most luxurious of fixtures and comforts and the best navigational and safety equipment.
Most of our cruise packages feature the cuisine delicacies of the very port you're sailing on. The world's finest oysters, crayfish, lobster, prawns and more. These cruises also feature an excellent selection of fine Hunter Valley Wines to compliment the palate of the seafood.
For more info on Port Stephens please click the button of that name to the left.portStephens=Port Stephens
With an area of approximately 119 square kilometres Port Stephens is larger than Sydney Harbour. It extends approximately 24 km inland from the Tasman Sea and at its widest point, it is 6.5 km across.
Port Stephens is a port of contrast geographically, from the striking headlands of volcanic origin, to low lying sand spits and mangrove forests. The harbour is mostly relatively shallow with sandy bottom and a series of shallow bars through the central Eastern half, some of which are bare at low tide. Even so, the port has deep water channels which, over the years have accommodated very large cargo and military vessels.
The rivers that drain into Port Stephens are of small catchment and volume. This means that on every new tide, the sediment-filled water from the rivers is pushed back upstream and is replaced by crystal clear ocean water from the Tasman Sea. There are no significant population centres or pollution outlets for tens of kilometres to the North and the South of the Port's entrance. For this reason, Port Stephens has become widely known as the Blue Water Paradise.
Shoal Bay, the Eastern-most beach on the Harbour's Southern side, boasts generous white sand and deep swimming water, the colour of which is often bordering on unbelievable. It has long been a great favourite of locals and visitors alike.
Just out to Sea, Port Stephens is neighboured by a host of islands, two of which offer harbours and some temporary dwelling options and one of which (Fingal Island) has a light house and the historic sandstone ruins of the light keeper's quarters.
Port Stephens is home to a healthy fishing and oyster industry while much of the marine life is protected for your enjoyment in marine park areas.
To the South of Port Stephens are the beautiful beaches of the Anna Bay area and the stretch of sand dunes on Stockton Bight which run almost all the way to Newcastle. The sand of the Dunes and the sandy bottom of the Port itself are both attributed to the fact that the Hunter river used to open into the Ocean through the Port at some time in the past. All of the white sand has been deposited along this beautiful stretch of coastline by the Hunter River from the Hunter Valley. For this reason, it's only right that you enjoy Hunter Valley wines while you float above that sand.
On the North side, the Myall river snakes behind the Ocean Dunes up into the Myall Lake system, surrounded almost entirely by national park.
The Port boast a variety of excellent restaurants, resorts and other tourist attractions, the greatest of which have always been boating, game fishing, surfing, scuba diving and much, much more.links=Built in the style of a cosy fishing village, Peppers Anchorage is a boutique resort offering luxury seaside accommodation in the beautiful New South Wales region of Nelson Bay, Port Stephens. Click here.
Overlooking the Anchorage Marina, Corlette Beach and the unspoilt waters of Port Stephens, allow the sea to soothe your soul with a seaside weekend escape.
Special thanks to Captur imaging for the use of 5 of their beautiful images. Capture Imaging provide a unique and high quality family photo experience on the shores of port Stephens. Click here for more.
Hunter Valley Private Tours are a partner operator from the Hunter Valley. If you are looking for a transfer service via luxury vehicle or helicopter, please read more at their web site.
Flashme Web Design and Photography. "Our websites speak for themselves." The creators of Blue Water Sailing Web Site. Click Here.specials=Blue water sailing has just launched their Brand new Beneteau Oceanis 46
We welcome you to experience our exclusive BROUGHTON ISLAND overnight charter at Port Stephens . The cruise will depart at 8.00 am with a journey to an a excluded anchorage at Broughton island where you will dine on a luncheon of Freshly shucked oysters and a Local Lobster platter, Snorkel with turtles, tropical fish, walk on a deserted beach, enjoy a walk on the island , visit Coal shaft bay, Esmerelda cove,and Providence bay, Then return to your luxury yacht and relax whilst the crew cooks your dinner of fresh local fish or Garlic prawns, enjoy our fine selection of Hunter valley wines, Champagne, Beers.
Settle down for a fantastic nights sleep in your own private double cabin onboard champagne on ice .Breakfast will be served on the aft cockpit then set sail for home and view the wildlife, Turtles, Dolphins, and mybe even whales along your journey .
$2,500.00 per couple min two pax per charter
$4,900.00 for four max four pax per charter
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