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New Years Eve Cruise Sydney Harbour

Watch Sydney Harbour Fireworks from our Boats

New Years Eve cruise Sydney Harbour

What is the best viewing platform to watch the world-famous Sydney Harbour fireworks on New Year’s Eve? From one of our 3 boats on Sydney harbour! This is the ultimate way to see in the New Year. Get the best view of two fireworks displays. Settle in for the evening and let us cater to your needs. We have food and entertainment options. And, you can bring your own drinks or we can make arrangements for you.  Our New Year’s Eve cruise lasts for 7 hours commencing at 6.30 pm and finishing at 1.00 am.

What Fireworks Shows Are There?

At 9 pm the family fireworks display begins. This is designed to give younger children a chance to see fireworks. The show lasts for about 8 minutes. The legendary pyro-choreography will be seen as the display adds sparkle and magic to the Sydney skyline, with rockets firing from across the harbour. The 9 pm family fireworks will be synchronised to a soundtrack broadcast live on Kiss FM. At the conclusion of the family fireworks, the Harbour Light Parade will begin with vessels featuring laser displays showcasing the theme of the night.
Then there will be the countdown to midnight which will be the start of an awesome fireworks display. The fireworks are launched from seven barges on the harbour, the rooftops of seven city skyscrapers and, the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The best things about a New Years Eve cruise on Sydney Harbour

  • You avoid all the crowds.
  • You don’t have to stand in one spot all night waiting for the fireworks.
  • You have all the amenities available to you.
  • You can take a seat and rest.
  • You will get first-class treatment.
  • You spent the time with friends and family in a safe environment.

Hire a Private Boat for the New Years Eve Fireworks on Sydney Harbour

Choose from one of our 3 boats to see in the New Year.

deep sea fishing charter

vessel – BLUE FISHER

basic details

  • Sydney Harbour cruise & Anchor
  • Includes Crew & Wharf Fees
  • 7 hours 6.30 pm – 1.00 am
  • Food and Entertainment options
  • BYO Drinks Only

maximum of 10 guests

From $8,000 for the boat

New Years cruises Sydney Harbour

vessel – BLUE CAT

basic details

  • Sydney Harbour cruise & Anchor
  • Includes Crew & Wharf Fees
  • 7 hours 6.30 pm – 1.00 am
  • Food and Entertainment options
  • BYO Drinks Only

maximum of 46 guests

From $25,000 for the boat

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vessel – CINDY BETT

basic details

  • Sydney Harbour cruise & Anchor
  • Includes Crew & Wharf Fees
  • 7 hours 6.30 pm – 1.00 am
  • Food and Entertainment options
  • BYO or Drinks Packages

maximum of 36 guests

From $35,000 for the boat


Spectacular Sydney Harbour NYE Fireworks

We have multiple New Year’s Eve cruises in Sydney that include both the 9 pm Family Fireworks and Midnight Fireworks displays. Is there a better way to celebrate the new year than on Sydney Harbour?. On the stroke of midnight, the pyrotechnic show will commence from seven barges in the harbour, four sails of the Sydney Opera House, and firing positions from across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This will paint the sky in a kaleidoscope of colours. The whole event is to synchronized and simulcast on KISS FM. We can tune into this to expand the awesome fireworks experience. Cronulla Party Boats is an experienced and responsible boat tour business. We have held thousands of riverboat, harbour and ocean parties. The enjoyment and safety of all our guests is our priority.

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Mahi Mahi *

With The season here and the smaller maki maki on the fads already, it’s time to book the trip you have been waiting all year for.
With the 3 boats operating daily and individual booking taken on weekends we have a trip that will suit.
Book online or call us on 0455445566
Mahi Mahi off Cronulla is the most fun we can offer an any fishing trip ever. If they are on it’s unforgettable.
Awesome to catch, Lovely to eat.
Sydney Premium Charters Cronulla Best Charter ever !

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Sydney Premium Charters Deep sea Fishing Cronulla

Fishing report – Sydney Premium Charters Deep sea Fishing Cronulla
Another good catch of snapper and flathead today – The southerly came up a little earlier then expected but we got most the fishing done before it got too bad.
First 2 fish in the boat were snapper good size as pic.
Second fish was a Gurnard followed by some deep water Tiger flathead.
Managed several other fish including a heap of leather jackets ( good eating )
One of our guys loves St bakers so he kept a massive one and we finished the day in close on the sand as the wind blew up a treat with a heap of Blue spot Flathead of Stanwell in 40 meters of water. They were really on today.

Unfortunately the weather for tomorrow looks like a cancel. check out below

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Snapper fishing charter Cronulla

Everyone knows the waters off Cronulla are famous for producing snapper – some people refer to the area as, the hump others Bellambi or even Stanwell.
If you have ever been out with us we call it Stanwell.
We fish normally wide of the hump – if you know the area using a few trips and local knowledge to put some of the best Snapper on the plate that you have ever seen.
Just awesome..

Sydney Premium Charters Best fishing charters.


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Flathead – The humble Deep sea fishing experience

Sometimes the reefs just don’t hold fish…. or the current is too strong, or the conditions don’t allow us to get out wide to the off shore reefs we catch most of our snapper at – so sometimes we rely on the good old trusty flathead to produce some fun and an awesome feed.
Some of the best days I have ever had are bagging out of blue spot flathead.
the great Australia fish and chips…….

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Sydney Snapper Charter Cronulla

Love seeing the up and coming generation catching solid fish and getting that life time memory.
Great days early November for a great variety of fish, really good to see the snapper still around at this time of year being good size.
Being November the Mahi and Marlin are just around the corner we can’t wait….. last years season was just so good.
Jump on line and book now so you don’t miss out

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Gummy Sharks, Snapper, and Flathead Sydney Charter boat Cronulla

A days fishing off Cronulla with the boys at Sydney premium Charters produced more fish than on this day than I have caught in 10 years and several other charter boats companies….
Yes – what a cracker day starting early at 5.30 am and hitting the ground on our super speedy Game fisher 38 foot fishing catching beats. Only 6 on board and wow did we catch, I think we probably had one of the best days ever with a small group of guys needing to take breaks every 1/2 hour for long periods – you know you have had a good days fishing. Snapper after snapper along with 2 beautiful eating Gummy sharks and a heap of deep dwelling species including 2 different types of perch, some small red fish, Gurnards, ( latchet ) Blue spot and Tiger flat head, Flounder, leather jacket, Whiting, Pig fish and more. Mc wow.

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Hens day river party on Port Hacking Cronulla

New website for hens parties at Cronulla Party Boats

What a great group of fun girls on this trip. fun loving girls that let there hair down, drank a heap of fun assorted shots – danced, ate and swam all day, all day fun.
What a great way to celebrate and get away from it all for a few hours to remember a time when you once were not married. HAHAH.

For a Hens party Sydney premium Charters are awesome.

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Mahi Mahi Season Summer Sydney Premium Charters FADS

With The DPI just about to put out the local FADS for Port hacking the season for Pelagic species is almost here.
Sydney premium Charters main focus on these sports summer days are Mahi Mahi and if you were part of the crew from last year you will remember just how good the season was. I remember it being the best season we have had for 5 years with early season huge beasts followed up by scores and scores of meter long fish being caught all the way from December to May.
If you are an old hand or new to fishing we will make sure that you have the time of your life catching Mahi Mahi with the hot days producing an abundance of fish.

here is a link for the Fad deployment schedules

Book early for your chance at that prize fish and spots will fill up very quickly.

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Bucks Party Cronulla Cruise

Another Day Another BUCKS PARTY – We saw the buck walking down the wharf I mean how could you miss him.
The booze flowed, The music was LOUD and the party was awesome on board our 70 foot beats Cindy Bett.
Plenty of room for up to 50 mates and plenty of dancing room. OMG !
Check out our new Party Website. Bucks party boat cruise Cronulla.

If you are looking for. full on let your hair down get away from it all and rock your god damn head off look no further

Cronulla Party Boats No.1….

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snapper fishing charters sydney

When you hit a spot you have not fished in a while and you see could of snapper on the sounder but you don’t say anything to any one and the snapper start bending rods from over 100 meter deep. YIIIIIIPEEEEEEEEEE.
snapper fishing charters Sydney Cronulla. OMG what a day – Saturdays weather was almost perfect conditions for boating warm, gentle roll no wind early on. some big reds and 2 nice gummy sharks yesterday. just 4 people on board and several big fish each. check out the pictures on face book.

After a sketchy weather report the days leading up to Saturday we could not have asked for better weather, leaving at 530am and coming back at 12 noon.
The fish were on the bite straight away, when we had 1 good snapper each in the fish box we then hit the sand for a few flathead and nailed enough for everyone. –
Sydney premium Charters Cronulla provided the perfect day. very happy customers.

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Big Reds Cronulla Fishing Charters

On Tuesday we found a nice big school of Snapper in some pretty deep water awesome fishing !!
If you have seen some picture on Face book we caught some nice Gurnards, awesome other by catch and most importantly some excellent snapper. The work group Irish guys had a ball and certainly didn’t expect the big snapper to be thumping, TOP BUNCH OF GUYS. After we got a couple of big ones and enough Pan size snapper to have a feed we went into the Flathead grounds for some good old fashion catches of flathead for the great British ( Irish ) battered flathead and chips. Is the flathead the most popular fish in Australia ? YES.
We had about 1 knot of current – border line for fishing so deep but we held bottom ok with Pound leads, we had almost no wind and no swell and made conditions very very nice indeed.
Big Reds Cronulla Fishing Charters Love it !
Sydney Premium Charters offers you the experience of really deep water fishing that other charter boats just won’t do out of Cronulla – Our boats are fast and reliable and get you to the spots only we fish giving you the best opportunity to catch a fish of a life time. With Big Snapper and plenty of other fish species being caught October is proving to be one of the better months this snapper season. Leaving from the beautiful Port Hacking just before sunrise and hitting the reefs early before the wind come up too strong, using the correct bait and knowing where to fish depending on the conditions is what its all about, we take pride in giving your the honest opportunity of that grand fish. We can get you on as an individual, small group or large group.
Give me a call any time on 0455445566 or check out the web page for your booking –

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When your Christmas Cruise is all about the food

All out boats offer catering, there is no limit what we have on offer to customise your cruise for your hard workers and the end of year celebration party cruise on Port hacking river Cronulla.

From a Bunnings style Aussie Sausage ( our most popular )  to seafood platter sensations fully catered and bought round to you, or a DIY BBQ.

Let us know the result you are after and we will make it happen.

Here is some popular catering and drinks options we often list –

We have a new website specifically geared towards river boat parties and cruises. For more inforamtion go to Cronulla Party Boats

All our week end fishing charters are fully catered including cheese toasties for Breakfast and a Sausage sizzle for lunch drinks and snacks all day.
We love to feed you it’s our thing, book a charter and enjoy the experience catch a fish and be on the best fleet of boats in port hacking.

Sydney Premium Charters Cronulla is the best service you can ask for.

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Aqua Lilly Pads – Providing an easy , fun swimming experience in the Port Hacking

Aqua Lilly Pads – Providing an easy , fun swimming experience in the Port Hacking. These awesome inventions , allow you to take in the unique , and spectacular  National Park surroundings, swimming amongst  the marine life.  Bring your goggles , and see  all marine life  , underwater  such as Kingfish, Squid and of course Snapper . Call Mick and Mal to book your fun swimming on the Port Hacking Experience  0455 445566 Or visit our new Party Boat Hire website in Cronulla

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Christmas party Work Function

The beautiful Port Hacking River in Cronulla offers so much if you’re looking for a  party, with Cronulla Party Boats . We offer a huge selection of parties – Bucks & Hens , Christmas , Birthdays and any other celebratory  events you might have in mind to take in what our gorgeous Port Hacking has  have to offer . Make sure to pack your swimming costume , the water is a bit chilly now, but will be a beautiful 22 degrees  come the festive party season. Book your next work party on Cronulla Party Boats

Looking for a fishing charter instead?? Check out our fishing charter photos below

Its not all just cruising down the river , we offer the best fishing experience in Sydney , Australia – probably the world

Sydney Premium Charters , best ever boating experience in Sydney !

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Rat Kingfish Big King fish and summer

When Summer hits so do the schools of kings. The ones we target along the rocks vary in size and catch amounts day to day, some good days we get over 50 fish and normally take home a few keepers.

Close in along the rocks off Cronulla we have a few techniques that almost always produce some fish and plenty of by catch.

Some by catch of quality are Mako sharks – Gummy Sharks, Trevally, Snapper, Salmon and much more. We just love to find some fish on the screen anchor up drop down the live Yakkas and Slimy Mackerel  and start the ball rolling. some days are better than other catching the beautiful Kingfish and we have seen almost everything Cronulla Port Hacking fishing has to offer and let me tell you – it’s vast, fun.

Just love fishing with Sydney Premium Charters for kings in close to the rocks.

Rat Kingfish Big King fish and summer 



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Kids Fishing Charter Experience Cronulla

Kids Fishing Charter Experience Cronulla
Yes we have options for the kids to come out on the beautiful Port hacking to experience catching a decent fish from a charter boat close to shore or even not out side the heads.
We often fish for squid near Jibbon, or Snapper and other fish near shark island, flathead near the bombora or even just stay in the river and anchor for Bream and possible a king fish.
What ever the age and experience we can take the kids fishing and have some fun.
I recommend an afternoon session for 4 hours on Game Fisher. The perfect boat for up to 8 people and will suit most budgets.
we catch heaps of different species and show the kids what its all about letting them hold and experience the day on the water.
Sydney Premium Charters – Fishing with Kids.
Cronulla Kids fishing.

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Sydney Premium Charters Fishing Report

Fishing off Bellambi – Bit of a bumpy ride down today, but thank god the wind has backed us for us to head out deep sea fishing.

Took off from Gunamatta bay this morning at 5.30am for the 40 min trip to Stanwell park. Was cool but not too cold. Things started very slow along with some pretty strong current had us drifting at 1.5 knots so we decided to anchor…. After what seems like an hour up came our first lots of fish some small perch and red fish and one of the biggest stinkiest Pike I have ever seen, good sign though, we quickly held our breath and cut him up for snapper bait…. BAM a 48cm Snapper and then one after the other they came on board. Largest was 58cm, good fun, creaming reels and happy days.

In total we took home 10 snapper between 6 people but released a few undersized and just legals back to fight another day.
I have been working an area in close off Stanwell park of late and it’s been working well, today was a good snapper day but most days we get more of a mixed bag including Morwong, but saw no-one today.

Also to note we caught 1 single barracuta and that scared the S$%* ut of me but was only 1..

Some of the other boys did well on the sand with some Eastern Blue spot flathead a couple of 50 cm beauties and a gummy shark or 2 was also reported right in on the rocks..

Sydney Premium Charters Cronulla.

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Work deepsea sports fishing charter party

If you are looking for a fishing charter to treat the crew for an end of year event that you can catch a few fish, drink plenty of booze, turn up the music, let the hair own, have a BBQ and be fully looked after. Heaps of options to suit different budgets and experiences. Most charters are fully catered, just bring some beers 🙂 Leaving from Cronulla, Sydney premium Charters Cronulla, Port Hacking.

We have 3 boats to choose from –

Game fisher – 8 people 

Cindy Bett – 12 people 

Blue Cat 12-20 people 

Check us out here –

Best Charter company ever, Cronulla.

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October and Snapper Fishing is on Fire off Cronulla

We are very please that the snapper are still around at this time of year. When I say Snapper I mean the bg mean ones you generally find only in the deep of Winter.

If you have a look at our Face book page you will see what I mean by SNAPPER !!! WOOT !!

We are delighted and confident these bad boys will be around for the next few weeks and longer hopefully.

Cronulla Port hacking is seeing Whales still trucking down the coast along with a heap of Cuttlefish and we all know that the snapper follow the cuttlefish. Great Kingfish bait too… a lovely tentacle will get you that red that might pass up a pilchard.

October and Snapper Fishing is on Fire off Cronulla – we love it – Perhaps a fishing Christmas Party is for you and the crew this year ?


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Staff Christmas Party Boat Cruise Cronulla

We reckon the most beautiful waters ways on earth combined with the best boats in Port hacking, that provide the best parties, a work Christmas party function is a no brainer.

The fun of summer boating, Swimming BBQ’s the food,  the company the magnificent waterway Porthacking Cronulla has to offer,  the friendly easy going professional staff,  the many different options and budgets we Carter for = all adds up to being able to custom build a Party with Sydney Premium Charters – On Port Hacking to suit individual requirements.

Let us help you create the perfect end of year bash for you.

Staff Christmas Party Boat Cruise Cronulla Best end of year function for your hard working staff.

We now hold all our Christmas Parties on Cronulla Party Boats

Cindy Bett
Cindy Bett

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End of year Work Christmas Party Boat Charter

Looking for something a little different this year with the work crew –

Why not consider a river cruise on the magnificent Port hacking river with Cronulla Party Boats work parties?

Beautiful warm water to swim in or float on one of our many Aqua Lily Pads.

Awesome Boats to choose from and a magnificent array of catering and beverages.

Friendly helpful staff will assist with your initial enquiry all the way through and on the 4 hour cruise.

We have different boats and options for different budgets and people.

From a Party of 2 – 46 Pax. we can even join bats and take up to – 82 people. ++

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Bucks day Cruise – get your groom from it all and PARTY Cronulla

When your looking for a bucks day event and really want to something fun.

Do a bucks party cruise with Cronulla Party Boats

Lets bring a BBQ, some Girls ( wink wink ) a Aqua Lilly Pad or 2, A few drinking games, an awesome boat, Friendly discrete staff…. what more could you want.

Sydney Premium Charters offers an array of options and budgets for your mates/lovers/husband ( lol )  special day

Call us on 0455445566

or email on for a quote.

Check out some recent FB posts from some bucks days events we hosted.


Best Charter company ever… so much fun.

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Pearl Perch

Pearl Perch, Glaucosoma scapulare Macleay, 1881
The Pearl Perch has a blue-black to grey bony shield projecting from under the upper operculum. The species is an excellent table fish that occurs in eastern Australian coastal waters to depths of 90 m.

A Pearl Perch off Rainbow Beach
Photographer: Dave Harasti © Dave Harasti
Standard Common Name
Pearl Perch
Alternative Name/s
Bull-eye, Epaulette-fish, Nannygai, Pearly
The Pearl Perch can be recognised by its supracleithrum, the bone that projects as a blue-black to grey bony shield from under the upper operculum. If the thin layer of skin covering the supracleithrum is removed, the pearly-white bone is revealed. The colouration of the supracleithrum is the origin of the common name of this fish.
The Pearl Perch has a robust body, a large mouth and a second dorsal fin which is higher than the first. The body is silvery to grey, and each scale has a small golden brown spot. There is a dark spot at the base of the last dorsal fin rays. A brown line passes diagonally through the eye of juveniles.
Size range
It grows to 70 cm in length.
It is endemic to Australia, occurring from the central coast of Queensland to the central New South Wales coast.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Distribution by collection data
Ozcam map of Pearl Perch specimens in the Australian Museums.
The species lives in coastal waters to depths of 90 m.
Economic/social impacts
The Pearl Perch is a commercial species, which is mostly caught on lines. It is an excellent table fish.
1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
2. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
3. McKay, R.J. 1997. FAO Species Catalogue. Volume 17. Pearl Perches of the World (family Glaucosomatidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the pearl perches known to date. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. Rome. Pp. 26.
4. Yearsley, G.K., Last, P.R. & R.D. Ward. 1999. Australian Seafood Handbook, an identification guide to domestic species. CSIRO Marine Research. Pp. 461.

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Deep Sea Fishing Charter Gift Voucher

Deep Sea Fishing Charter Gift Voucher.

Gift the gift that offers the chance to catch a fish of a life time.

Purchase now and redeem on line at any time to enjoy the best fishing Sydney has to offer with Sydney Premium Charters Cronulla Based on the beautiful port hacking.

Gift Vouchers for deeps fishing are very exciting for the recipient, a little of the unknown, a little of the felling of being a kid again and some times a prize fish that they will talk to you about for years to come.

No matter what we are all about fun.

Gift Vouchers

Best Charter Ever !

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Southern Bluefin Tuna

ANIMAL SPECIES: Southern Bluefin Tuna, Thunnus maccoyii(Castelnau, 1872)

The Southern Bluefin Tuna is a fast-swimming pelagic species that occurs circum-globally in southern temperate waters.

A Southern Bluefin Tuna at a depth of 1 m, in a large floating pen in Boston Bay, Port Lincoln, South Australia, 21 March 2012.

Standard Common Name

Southern Bluefin Tuna

Alternative Name/s

Bluefin, Japanese Central Pacific Bluefin Tuna, SBT, Southern Tuna, Southern Tunny


The species has relatively short pectoral fins and lacks distinctive body patterning.

Size range

2.25 m (fork length)


The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Thunnus maccoyii

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Southern Bluefin specimens in the Australian Museum.


Conservation Status

See Further Reading, below.



Further Reading

  1. Australian endangered species: Southern Bluefin Tuna. 2013. Australian endangered species: Southern Bluefin Tuna. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 13 May 2013].
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Bucks Day Party Cruise JUMP ON with your next Bux

Need to organise a Bucks day for your Best mate.
You got the task ?
Call us at Cronulla Party Boats
0455 226 228
or clink the link below
Best man river party Cronulla Party Boats

Here are some pictures of some previous Bucks days on The beautiful Port Hacking River Cronulla.
The staff are very easy going and keen to talk to you and organise everything you may…. need like the wonderful selection of different liberal girls we have to offer, or perhaps just some nice food and drinks.
YES WE BYO but we also have a bar for bar sales..

with 3 Large Boats t0 choose from with different options and budgets we will find the right boat for you.

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Summer kingfish close to shore

In the summer months kingfish are abundant along the rocks of south Sydney, not always the biggest kingfish every day but we normally get to take home a couple of legal fish, the smaller kingfish are too fast for the bigger brother.Last season the average fish was around 60cm but omg did we catch some, any given day we would bring in more than a few fishing with some of the crazier days seeing catches of over 50 fish in a short period of time.

Last season was the first season we saw the smaller fishing preferring dead bait over live bait. with the most popular being squid strips… fresh.fresh.fresh.

The technique of anchoring in the correct location on the day, using the right bait, burly just enough, and some solid experience shows us that the kings are there for the taking. we here at Cronulla are very much looking forward to a big season on the inshore kins this summer.

The beautiful fleet of boats we own will do everything try and make the day as fun and exciting as possible for you and your friends.

BEST FISHING CHARTER EVER ! Just love Cronulla and PortHacking.

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Blue Eye

Blue-eye Trevalla, Hyperoglyphe antarctica (Carmichael, 1818)

The Blue-eye Trevalla is a benthic species that is found on rocky seabeds in continental slope depths. Juveniles tend to be around the midwater to surface level. Highly regarded as a food fish.

A Blue-eye Trevalla caught off Balina

Photographer: Ian Cameron © Ian Cameron
Standard Common Name
Blue-eye Trevalla

Alternative Name/s
Many common names have been used for this species. These include the Big Eye, Big-eye Trevalla, Blue-eye, Blue-eye Cod, Blue-nose, Bluenose Warehou, Bonita, Bream Trevalla, Deep-sea Trevalla, Griffin’s Silverfish, Sea Trevally, Stoney-eye and Trevalla.

The Blue-eye Trevalla is a stout bodied fish with a blunt snout and small scales. It has two dorsal fins. The first has short, stout spines, and is joined by membrane to the base of the second dorsal fin, which is higher and longer based. The pectoral fins are falcate and the caudal fin is forked. The head has many small pores.

In life, this species is bluish grey above, grading to grey below. The fins are a dark metallic grey.

Size range
It grows to 1.4 m in length and a weight of 36 kg.

It occurs circumglobally in southern temperate marine waters.

In Australia it is known from off south-western Western Australia and off southern Queensland to the central coast of Victoria and Tasmania.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Hyperoglyphe antarctica

Distribution by collection data
Ozcam map of Blue-eye Trevalla specimens in the Australian Museum.


The Blue-eye Trevalla is a benthic species that is found on rocky seabeds in continental slope depths.

Economic/social impacts
The Blue-eye Trevalla is sometimes caught by long line and trawlers. It is an excellent eating fish.

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Spring and Summer fishing – Awesome

With the weather getting warmer and the Fads being deployed we are all on the edge of our seats to hit the Mahi Mahi this year. As last year was the best year for Mahi we have had in 5 seasons we are very much prepared for this years leaping, colourful, fast hard fishing, tasty fish. – The Dolfinfish.

Join us this season we have a few tricks up our sleeves that may surprise even the experienced fisho.
Beautiful Mahi Mahi keep the reels screaming and the fun rolling all day. After we hit the Fads we may even go for reds or perhaps a crack at Kings depending.
Sydney Premium charters – Port Hacking, Cronulla is the only charter out of Cronulla that hits the Fads consistently with the fleet of boats we now have to choose from you won’t be left disappointed.

Spring and Summer fishing – Awesome

Best Mahi Mahi fishing Charter in Sydney.

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Deep sea Fishing Cronulla – What you might catch

Here is a selection of just some of the many species of fish that you may catch while onboard one of Sydney Premium Charters Tours.
A much sought after fish prized for its eating qualities found on inshore and offshore reefs and in bays and around rocky headlands. An excellent fighting sport fish.
jewfish mulloway
Much sought after fish caught in estuarys, beach gutters and reefs. Flesh whitish and variable quality.
pearl perch
Highly prized eating fish found on offshore reefs. Flesh white with excellent flavour and texture.
Excellent game fish found in coastal, offshore and ocean waters all around Australia. Flesh firm and tasty.
Excellent fighting fish found in coastal reef areas from southern QLD to southern Australia. Flesh variable quality with smaller sizes good eating.

Many many more prized species also caught off Sydney Cronulla.


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Quick fish pie – Yum !


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 leek, trimmed, sliced
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 1/2 tablespoons plain flour
375ml (1 1/2 cups) Massel chicken style liquid stock
125ml (1/2 cup) white wine
600g white fish fillets, cut into 2-3cm pieces
450g frozen steam-fresh vegetables (broccoli, carrots, cauliflower)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
8 sheets filo pastry
65g (1/3 cup) finely grated parmesan
Lemon halves, to serve


Step 1

Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan forced. Heat oil in a 26cm ovenproof frying pan over medium heat. Add leek and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Step 2

Add the stock and wine. Stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture boils and thickens. Add the fish and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the vegetables and dill.

Step 3

Working with 1 sheet of filo at a time, spray with oil and sprinkle with some parmesan. Scrunch and place on top of fish filling. Spray with oil. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until light golden and crisp.

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Planning your Party Cruise is easy

Planning Party Cruises in Cronulla

Birthday parties, work Christmas parties, event parties – on a cruise can offer the best experience leaving lasting impressions on guests. Planning a party on a boat is easier than you might think…

Running out of unique ways to celebrate your birthday? Birthday parties on a cruise can offer the best experience leaving lasting impressions on guests, and can be easier than you might think…

Choosing the perfect boat for your party

Our Cruise vessels come in 2 Styles, 70 foot Cindy bett or the 55 foot Blue Cat
Some things to ask yourself include:
– do you want to swim – some boats have easy access while others don’t permit swimming at all.
– do you want a dance floor – some go for the mirrored ceilings, disco balls, lasers and the works, whilst others are happy with a small indoor space.
do you want a DJ?
– are you going out afterwards? choose a time.
– do you want any extras such as Karaoke (popular for 30th birthdays)
– do you fancy treating you and your guests to a quality meal?

No doubt choosing the right boat one of the most important decisions, but don’t forget about these other important points:

Music: all our boats have bluetooth you cab direct connect to the sound system available.

Theme: A theme can be used to complement the milestone being celebrated. Set the tone of a sweet sixteen party with table linen, balloons, party giveaways and room decor in pastel shades. Enter midlife with a black-tie dinner or organise a rock star party for a young professional. If you’re planning a big one, a boat inspection will help you visualise the party’s theme and design.

Schedule: Cruises typically go for 4 hours, including an hour or so to anchor up for lunch or dinner.

Security: Security is not an issue when holding birthday parties on cruises. You and your guests can sail away from shore and celebrate away from prying eyes if you choose a private charter vessel. In the case of large younger crowds, we’ll organize security guards as a precaution. All boats on this site are licensed charter boats.

Things to Watch Out For

If its an 18th or 21st birthday, some boats require at least 1 or 2 parents on board, we’ll let you know if this is the case.
Do you need fridge space for a birthday cake and when will it be dropped at the boat? It seems like a small point but it’s best discussed well in advance as fridge space can be a premium on boats.

If you’re planning on continuing on to the bars after the cruise, be careful not to make a scene as you disembark, the bars won’t be too keen on letting in a large loud group that have been drinking for the last 4 hours already. Also note, if you are on BYO package, you are not permitted to take any open drinks off with you.

Most boats don’t allow stilettos but there’s no problem in taking them off while you cruise.

Have a Brilliant Cruise!

Special occasions call for unique celebrations such as dining and unwinding while sailing. Port Hacking is a breathtaking sight, day or night. By day, the Harbour’s waters are a stunning blue and appear to be dotted by the sails of yachts and ships. By night, Cronulla transforms into a bewitching sight of glowing lights which serve as the perfect backdrop for birthday party cruises.

Cindy Bett
Cindy Bett

Bucks party boat cruises Cronulla Sydney
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Bucks day Idea Cronulla booze cruise

If your looking for a bucks day look no further –
Bucks day Idea Cronulla booze cruise – Cronulla Party Boats offers the experience your looking for…

River Cruise piss ups
Fishing Trips
BYO or Bar Sales
Awesome tucker
Topless waitress Girls, or Boys 🙂
A variety of trips tailored to suit your individual requirements.

We have several boats to choose from
75 foot
55 foot
38 foot
Fishing or cruising we got it covered.

Cronulla Party Boats for hens and bucks parties

Or call us any time
0455 227 228

Best Bucks day you can imagine !!!!

Charter boat fishing Cronulla
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Snapper on the bite off Sydney Cronulla !

Some good catches of fish today outside Cronulla,
Snapper on the bite off Sydney Cronulla along with an array of other species like Pig fish big Rubber lip Morwong that are common at this time of year and also some smaller Pearch
The target is large breeding snapper that come in at this time of year from about June and last till maybe October.
This is my personal best time of year to go fishing as the chance of a prize fish is at it’s best.It is all about Snapper.
Sydney Premium Charters give you the opportunity to catch these species, being the biggest and the fastest charter boat fleet in Port hacking we can go to reefs other charters don’t get to and too deep for the trawlers, giving us the best chance.

Come and have a crack at your chance at the prize off Cronulla.

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Fishing Charter Gift Voucher Sydney

Surprise a loved one or reward a colleague with a Sydney Premium Charters Gift Voucher for fishing.

Vouchers can be purchased online as they are treated as a credit and can be used as payment towards ANY charter. When the recipient is ready to go just jump on line to redeem – choose the date and what fish they want to target. There is NO expiry date and the voucher is emailed to you immediately.

What a great present ! We have sold well over 1,000 vouchers.

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Deep sea Fishing Tips and ideas.

Deep sea fishing can be a great adventure for any fisherman. Many of the greatest anglers know that Deep sea fishing is not as simple as it may appear. This type of fishing is also referred to as offshore fishing. Deep sea fishing takes place in offshore waters several miles away from land that are thirty metres or deeper. Popular places in Australia for deep sea fishing Deep sea fishing include Sydney, Goldcoast, Narooma, Port Stephens, Cairns and many more great destinations around our vast coastline. The most commonly caught species on our beautiful waters off Cronulla Sydney on our deep sea fishing trips include Tuna, Snapper, Mackerel, Teraglin, shark, Pearl perch, Cobia, Mahi-mahi, Longfin Pearch, Pig Fish, Wahoo other assorted reef fish and of course our highly prized Blue Spot flathead.

The boats used for deep sea fishing are usually bigger then those used for other styles of fishing. These boats should be constructed to withstand the harsh weather and elements that are encountered on the open ocean. These boats can accommodate a few passengers up to many depending on the size of the boat, here at Sydney Premium Charters we have 3 amazing Premium vessels, all are Aluminium and very safe sturdy and fast to get us out to the best spots quickly.

Fishing off Cronulla – you just never know what might bite.
Best fishing Charter ever.

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Bucks Day Cruise Sydney Cronulla JUMP ON !!

Planning a Bucks event for a groom and his mates? Try something a little more adventurous for the next Bucks party with a Fishing Charter or river cruise for your Buck and his buddies. Get Hooked and head out into the most amazing river system in the world, Port Hacking for an adventure on board a 75ft Party Machine or Fly-Bridge Sportsfisher or a 36ft Blue fisher! Or our amazing huge brand new Catamaran that fits up 50 people. Let us take your group for a fun day out on the water and prepare yourself for the challenge as you try to catch Big Snapper, Salmon, Cronulla Flathead and more! Or simply cruise down the river – have a swim and a BBQ with plenty of drinks and laughs.
Plug into our bluetooth systems and blast the phat tunes !!
We have heaps of options – 7 hour bucks day fishing trips or 4 hour river parties. Either way we cater for most budgets weather small or large groups.
Please note- we only care about FUN !!!!

Have a look around on our website or give us a call – 0455445566

Best Party boats ever !!

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Squid Fishing Charter Cronulla POPPING !!!!!

Calamari are a fun and easy fish to catch. So easy, that even children can catch them. Making it a great option for the whole family to have a day out on the boat!

Calamari are also great to catch to use as bait for even bigger fish. And what’s more exciting, is that they’re super delicious to eat.

We target these Cephalopods all year round. However, in Autumn we also get the big breeders. We have been chasing this species  for a long time and have become very good at catching them.

Sometimes the highly sort after Green eye bite better early in the mornings and late in the evenings, like most fish. Therefore, we like to tailor our trips around the first 2-3 hours of daylight.


We can also combine these trips, during spring, summer and autumn, with snapper, King fish , or other reef fish. For example, in a 7hr trip, you can chase the calamari in the first 2hrs and then the snapper in the remaining 5hrs (or vice versa). And the price will still be the same. We are very flexible!

So come and have a go at catching these exciting and interesting looking creatures. You will not be disappointed.

Check out the habits of this species on google.



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Best Man jobs – Panic !!


There’s more to being a best man than you know? it’s two months or two years until the wedding, you’ve got a pretty massive job ahead of you. But don’t panic about your duties. We’re here to help. And with Sydney premium Charters on board, you can rest assured that when all is said and done, you’ll be able to look back proudly and say, “F**k, I’m awesome”. Job done.

You’re gonna have a lot to think about over the coming months, so we’ve put together a list of the most important best man duties to give you a bit of a head start. Get these sorted, and you’ll be home and hosed.


As much as we’d all love to get along to a wedding in our boardies, thongs and favourite AC/DC t-shirt, it’s a big no no, particularly if you want the groom to get laid on the wedding night. The best man needs to help out with suit fittings in the lead up to the wedding. Help the groom pick some nice looking threads, make sure the grooms men get to the fittings when they need to, and ensure the outfits are picked up and returned on time.


Apparently attending the wedding isn’t enough anymore. You may also have to show your face at a wedding rehearsal – a strange, half wedding with no guests, no cake, and no tipsy, kinky bridesmaids. Yes, the rehearsal will probably be on a week night, when you could be at home watching ‘Man VS Wild’. Suck it up. The groom no doubt feels the same, and is there just to please his future lady-wife. Make sure you’re there for moral support.


This should be fairly simple. You have to be ready quicker than a woman. On her wedding day. Any questions?


Despite what you’ve been told, this doesn’t mean crouching in the corner, stroking them and referring to them as your “precious”. Possibly your most important job on the day of the wedding is taking care of the rings (OK, OK. You can make everyone call you the “ring bearer” if you have to). During the ceremony, the handing over of the rings is your moment in the spotlight. Try not to cock it up. Like this guy did.


OK, not a full picnic. But it’s always a good idea to keep a couple of snacks and some (non-alcoholic) beverages on hand for the bride and groom. Think muesli bars, a couple of packets of life savers and a bottle of water (bag of ‘Snakes Alive’ if you’ve got the space). The bride and groom are gonna get hungry and thirsty between the ceremony and the reception, and you need to be prepared to slip them a cheeky snack in between time – anything that is easy to carry, not messy to eat, and will give them a quick burst of energy. Probably good to stash a strip of Panadol in your coat pocket too. Always comes in handy.


The bride and groom have got it easy. Once their job is done and dusted, and everyone else is sipping cheap champagne and nibbling on mini dim sims, you’re still under pressure to perform. During the reception you’ll be expected to stand up and deliver your toast – your opportunity to wish the bride and groom eternal happiness…and to take the piss out of the groom in front of all of his family and friends.


As best man, you’re responsible for making sure everything runs smoothly, and this includes all of the post-wedding jobs. Just because the bride and groom are off shagging each others brains out, doesn’t mean you can relax. Make sure the bridesmaids get home safely, everything that needs to be taken care of at the reception venue has been sorted, any gifts are collected and stored safely until the bride and groom get home.

Always a good idea to keep some extra cash in your pocket on the day too, in case any unforeseen or overlooked costs come up – paying the priest, limo driver, or most importantly, posting bail for the groom on the morning of the wedding.


This is your opportunity to go down in history with your mates for…and that’s where we come in. We have organised (literally) hundreds of Port hackings best bucks parties – we know what guys want and we know where to find it. Lots of inspirational ideas.

We do the hard yards, and you take the credit. If you wanna find out more about how we can help, give us a call on 0455445566 today, or to tell us more about your bucks party.

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“Get these Best Man Duties right then you can sit back and enjoy a well deserved beer!

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Great Day On The Reef Deep Sea Fishing with Sydney Premium Charters Cronulla

What a great day on the reef today off Cronulla Sydney. Snapper, Flathead and other deep sea reef species were a plenty.

Check out this just half way through the catch.

We caught Rubber lip Morwong, snapper, pig fish, Pearch, Longfin, Mackrel, and its lots more deeps dwelling critters.

After fishing the sand in close due to the wind early in the morning, the weather turned beautiful, allowed us to get out to the reef to have one of the better port hacking fishing days off Sydney this year.

We stayed out longer than usual as the crew were just having a ball. Had to do the BBQ steak salad burgers on the way back today. Awesome.

Best Cronulla Fishing Charter !!!!