12 Best Airbnb Boats In Australia - Updated 2022

airbnb yacht rental
Alyssandra Raiza
Alyssandra Raiza 

There are very few things that could be more exciting than going for a ride on your very own yacht. Likewise, there are few places in the world that are better to experience this than along the Central Coast in New South Wales, Australia. With its pristine beaches and deep, blue waters, what could be more inviting than the thought of sailing out and holding an intimate party with your closest friends, or spending a romantic night with that special someone, just enjoying the view of the water?

Fortunately, you no longer have to own a yacht to experience all this! With the help of Airbnb, you can now easily find luxurious yachts to rent, all to yourself. Here are some of the best Airbnb boats in Australia.

1. Magical Yacht Stay Sydney Harbour (from USD 357)

This boat will make anyone feel like they’re the star in a movie, moored in the middle of the bay. With 2 beds split among two rooms, and two sleep-ready couches in the common room, up to six people are comfortably accommodated. A single bathroom, with towels and soap provided, keeps everyone fresh. The kitchen is small, but well-equipped for some small meal preparation. A swim platform is also there for those who’d like to take an afternoon dip.

To further enhance your experience, a sailing tour around Sydney is included, along with the chance to be at the helm of the boat with guidance from the crew for those who want to be captain for a day.

Magical Yacht Stay Sydney Harbour
Lavender Bay, New South Wales, Australia
69 reviews Superhost
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the night stay was very relaxing and romantic and the bedding was comfortable
our overnight stay was beautiful and it was warm and comfortable inside
if the cleanliness was improved this would be a 5 star experience
he is a lovely host
long is a great host
long was extremely accommodating hospitable & easy going
long was very friendly & very helpful
very easy to get to from central sydney
excellent location on a near new yacht that didn't appear to be maintained to a rentable standard
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2. Romantic yacht stay in Manly (from USD 279)

A luxurious activity that you can consider on your next romantic outing is renting out this yacht in Manly. Ideal for two people, this boat hosted by Heather is all you’d need for a comfortable getaway on the waters. There’s a fully functional kitchen, a cozy seating area, and a front deck perfect for sightseeing. What better way to cap off the night with your loved one than opening a bottle of wine while lounging in the front cabin with the soft waves serenading you throughout?

Romantic Yacht Stay in Manly
63 reviews Superhost
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
great hosts and an amazing experience
very flexible and great hosts
such a great thoughtful host stay here
pete the host was lovely and very helpful and we both had the most amazing time
heather and pete are really good hosts
great location we had such a relaxing trip and the paddle boards were such a great addition
such a great boat lovely location you are in for a treat :)
ammenities good location idyllic
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3. Luxury Yacht on Sydney Harbour

Larger than many of the other boats on this list, this luxury yacht is loaded with amenities that are good for up to six people overnight. It has 3 bedrooms, each with a double bed and complete with linens and blankets. The yacht also features 2 bathrooms, with towels and soap provided. The kitchen is complete with a twin stove, oven, a fridge, and a sink. The common area can accommodate six people easily, and has a TV, a DVD-player, Hi-fi paired with a Bose sound system, and even comes with Wi-Fi. There is also an outdoor area with a table for some outdoor dining. Although the boat can easily accommodate 6 people, it is worth noting that parties are highly discouraged.

Luxury Yacht on Sydney Harbour
296 reviews
Boat 3 Beds

4. Luxury Yacht Sydney Harbour

Up to nine people can sleep in this luxurious yacht, with 7 fully-prepared beds in 3 cabins, and a common room. Each cabin has its own bathroom, so nobody really has to wait in line. Air-conditioning and heating are also included – good for those who do not want to be at the mercy of the weather. The yacht also comes with a well-equipped kitchen, as well as an entire clothes care set, including a washer, dryer, hangers, and an iron. TV and provisions for laptops are included. Although the yacht would be a great experience to share with your family or your group of friends, it is important to note that holding gatherings or parties on the boat is highly discouraged.

Luxury Yacht Sydney Harbour

5. Sail & Stay Experience On Sydney Harbour Yacht

This boat is for the couple who wants a night out on the harbour in retro fashion. The yacht’s bedroom and bathroom provide the needed sleeping and bathing space for two guests. A small lounge houses a TV with Netflix, great for enjoying your favorite shows or movies, curled up with your loved one. A small kitchen with stove is available for boiling water and light meal preparations, though the kitchen is also stocked with some food items. Some beverages are available in the small fridge, as well. Guests can also pay extra for a 2-4 hour cruise around the harbour.

Sail & Stay Experience On Sydney Harbour Yacht

6. Million dollar Luxury Yacht in Sydney

This is a yacht that takes luxury very seriously. This boat dwarfs most of the others on this list. It is usually docked near some of the best restaurants in the city – in fact, close to the Opera House. 9 people will find this boat very spacious, with 3 cabins for two, and a fourth with single beds for three. All cabins have their own bathroom, too.

In addition to the spacious cabins, there is a crew quarters, with full-time crew for your convenience. A full-sized kitchen is included, complete with a fridge and wine closet. There is also a washer and dryer for clothes. The common room is also supersized – complete with a large TV. Note that parties are not allowed here. Considering all the room and features, it’s easy to forget that this is a boat. For a night or two, you and your friends can live like millionaires on this boat.

Million dollar Luxury Yacht in Sydney

7. Views Galore floating in this Magical Bay

This boat provides a good romantic night out for two with great views of the harbor. A singular bedroom is more than ample for the task; a bathroom keeps guests fresh – complete with toiletries. A television with USB ports is present in the bedroom to allow for some entertainment. A small kitchen is located in the upper deck, with a small fridge provided. Other amenities include heating, a grill for barbecuing, and Wi-Fi access. Pets and smoking are allowed on this boat.

Views Galore floating in this Magical Bay

8. Romantic Night on Sydney Harbour

Hop aboard the Savanah, a French-made luxury yacht. With two fully prepared beds, 1 double and 1 queen-sized, split among two bedrooms, as well as two couches in the common area, the Savanah can easily accommodate 6 people at a time. 1 bathroom is provided, with hot and cold shower; as well as the essentials, like towels and soap. A kitchen and fridge is also provided for preparing small meals, though it is recommended to bring prepared food to the boat. It is ideal for two people on a romantic holiday, or a family on vacation. Note, however, that parties are not allowed on the yacht.

Romantic Night On Sydney Harbour
Lavender Bay, New South Wales, Australia
89 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

9. Sailing Yacht Sydney Harbour

Sail the harbour with your personal captain for up to 12 hours, and anchor anywhere along the harbour. This boat has 3 indoor beds and 2 outdoor ones, for a total of 5 people who can sleep; as well as a single bathroom. Essentials such as towels, soap, and toilet paper are also provided. Some of the amenities on the yacht include a stove for cooking, an ice box for beverages, and ample USB ports for electronic devices. While good as a casual hotel at sea for 3-5, this boat is actually best suited for hosting parties and celebrations of up to 10 people. Smoking is also permitted onboard, if you are so inclined.

Sailing Sydney harbour on a private yacht
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
12 reviews
Boat 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
damon is a nice host and tries to make your stay smooth and comfortable
damon was a great host catering for the needs we had
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10. Yacht for two in Koolewong

This spacious Bavaria yacht at Koolewong Marina is an ideal rental for a romantic getaway. Your gracious host, Michelle, gives you a taste of luxury yacht living with complimentary champagne and a breakfast basket on your first night. This two-bedroom boat comes with a full kitchen and a booth dining area. Before you settle into the night on your cozy bed, avail yourself of the private two-hour sailing experience and make the most of your trip. The marina is within walking distance of the best restaurants and cafes in Koolewong.

Romantic Stay on a Yacht
Koolewong, New South Wales, Australia
49 reviews Superhost
Boat 2 Beds 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amenities were great with a super comfy bed
all the amenities at your finger tips and thoughtful touches like a continental breakfast and champagne waiting aboard
great views and amazing facilities at the marina
romantic night spent on ‘gidge’ sailing in perfect conditions and very comfortable stay
the room was extremely cosy and the marina was a beautiful place to dock at
its peaceful and so clean and beautiful comfortable and safe
the marina has very clean private showering facilities for use
beautiful location clean lovely touches and a great night's sleep:)
the views were amazing and the boat was very clean and well supplied
very helpful hosts and also staff at the marina
the hospitality and care is fantastic bernhard is a very friendly host
really cool experience and super nice hosts
the hosts were helpful friendly and explained everything we needed to know
was really fun and the owner was very friendly and generous with his time
the location is just serene and beautiful
the location is peacful and the facilities onshore (very close by) are great
this was a fantastic way to spend the day (& night) on the central coast
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11. Wavelength Harbour Cruises

This sailing catamaran is a boat best suited for couples on date nights or for solo retreats. 1 bedroom with a double bed means that up to two people can sleep at night. This bedroom, however, provides an unparalleled 360° view of the Sydney Harbour – all within the comfort of your bed. The skipper will leave the boat overnight and come back in the morning, to give you, and perhaps your partner a lot of alone time. The skipper is always ready to answer the phone should you need help.

Other amenities include a bathroom, with some toiletries provided. A small kitchen with a microwave oven and espresso machine inside make for some quick and easy breakfasts. A grill on the outer deck is provided, along with some food to grill. This is best paired with alcoholic drinks – though keep in mind that red wines will not be allowed on board. A sunset tour around Sydney Harbour is also part of the package.

Wavelength Harbour Cruises. Rose Bay, Sydney
18 reviews
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast was included - we bbq'd up some sausages and enjoyed a nespresso the next morning
stirling was a great host while he was on board
sterling is agreat host very quick to respond and really helpful :)
i have no issues recommending staying at this unique airbnb for it's great value and friendly host
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12. Luxurious Yacht with 360 degree Harbour Views!

If you enjoy some open-air cruising, this yacht accommodation near Central Coast, Australia, can give you that. Three beds in two cabins welcome up to 5 people – with two bathrooms (amenities like towels are provided). A kitchen with a freezer is also provided. An interior lounge with a table is also in place, but the main draw of this boat is what is on the outer deck. Guests are treated to a 360° view of the harbour. A grill is also available, for people who fancy some barbecuing. The skippers also serve some hot tea/coffee on demand. A perfect holiday treat for the family, or friends.

Luxurious Sailing Catamaran and Harbour Cruise
Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
22 reviews
Private room in boat 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
lily and marc were the best hosts ever
lily and marc were very hospitable and friendly hosts
lily and marc are very friendly and helpful
the experience was absolutely fabulous marc and lily were very friendly helpful and generous hosts
this is a great ship and very nice hosts but it is a ship
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Cruise and sail in luxury - for less!

These days, you no longer need to break the bank to experience the luxury of cruising on a yacht. Whether you’re cruising solo or sailing with your loved ones, the wide selection of yacht rentals on Airbnb can easily help you find the perfect yacht to set sail on.

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