20 Best Airbnb Boats In Australia - Updated 2023

Alyssandra Raiza
Alyssandra Raiza 
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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. Lady Faye, Cammeray

Lady Faye is a boat that was originally built in 1955 and reconstructed in 1983. Recently, it’s been refurbished to include modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Inside, you can find a 55-in smart television, so you can enjoy streaming movies and shows during your stay. For your dining needs, a stove with an oven is provided, so feel free to prepare your favorite home-cooked meals.

If you’re not in the mood to cook, there’s no need to worry because this boat is docked just north of the Sydney CBD. So, you can head to the city center and check out the trendy restaurants there.

Cammeray, New South Wales, Australia
5 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 4 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

2. Nauti, Woy Woy

A 26-foot (7.92-meter) cruiser, Nauti is the ideal destination for a romantic getaway. The main room inside the boat is comprised of a proper toilet room and a sleeping area that can accommodate two people. If you have a third guest, the dining table is collapsible, so it can be transformed into a single bed. In your spare time, be sure to lounge on the deck — this is the perfect spot to watch the sunset and enjoy the fresh breeze.

There’s no cooking facility available inside, but you don’t have to worry too much about this. You can simply head to Woy Woy and order a delicious meal from a local restaurant.

Woy Woy, New South Wales, Australia
29 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
kitty's place is clean and tidy with everything you need for your basic life
the accommodation was really clean and tidy joe and kitty were great hosts superb communication
they were very welcoming and friendly
kitty and joe are great hosts too
appreciated the thoughtful extras provided by our hosts
enjoyed the place it was lovely and perfect for couple host is very helpful
joe and kitty were so kind and sweet it was amazing stay on the boat
the location was good and we enjoyed a lot
comfortable stay at a good price in a great location would do again
gorgeous location fun for bird and fish watching
excellent option to get out of the routine and enjoy a quiet place
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3. Luxury and spacious catamaran perfect for groups, Rose Bay (from USD 1633)

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a unique getaway, and book this luxurious catamaran in Rose Bay. This rental has a queen-size bed that can sleep two adults and a double bed for your children. If you have more guests, the saloon couch can be converted to a queen-size bed. For entertainment, you can watch something on television. There’s also a kitchen area for your dining needs.

The rear deck has an outdoor grill, so you can cook burgers and barbeques while enjoying the views of the water. When the weather gets too hot, feel free to take a dip in the pool.

Rose Bay, New South Wales, Australia
10 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
clean safe and private
tim was the most amazing host
tim was extremely friendly and quick to accommodate our requests
he was the best host and did the best job
tim was a fabulous host very easy going and made our whole experience one to remember
we are glad to have hosts like tim in our network
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4. Charming ocean cruiser with luxurious amenities, Hobart City

This ocean cruiser is about 62 feet (18.90 meters) long, so it can accommodate quite a number of people. Inside, you can find six beds, so up to nine guests can sleep here. An indoor fireplace is provided to keep you warm, and for entertainment, there’s a 42-in television with premium cable. The kitchen is well-equipped, so be sure to cook your favorite meals here. A grill is also available if you want to cook burgers, barbeques, and steaks.

After a long, tiring day, feel free to soak in the hot tub to soothe your aching muscles. At night, you’ll love lounging on the deck — the view of the city and the sky will undoubtedly take your breath away.

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
28 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Boat 6 Beds 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
the hosts are very nice people
mike was a great host and a pleasure to talk to
fab time fab host
great hosts excellent reception and communication
mike was great he was thoughtful generous and was a excellent host we would come back again
great location as well
amazing location in a novel weekend getaway
magic miles is a great place to stay when visiting hobart
prime location and you‘ll be gently rocked to sleep every night
5 stars outstanding location excellent host everything faultless
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5. Luxurious boat in the prestigious Melbourne City Marina (from USD 173)

This 32-feet (9.7-meter) Mustang LE Sports Cruiser boat is your gateway to a luxurious vacation in Melbourne. It can sleep up to four people and it’s equipped with all the amenities and furnishings you’d expect from a 5-star hotel suite, including air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a bathroom with shower, a Bluetooth sound system, and a fully equipped modern kitchen.

The boat is docked in the prestigious Melbourne City Marina. This means you will not only have the best water views, but you will also have access to the marina’s top-notch facilities including the elegant lounge with a stunning view of the harbor.

Docklands, Victoria, Australia
64 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds are very comfortable and the boat has all the amenities
plenty of room clean good location
host was very helpful
shane was a very nice host
hosts were very lovely to deal with :)
very friendly and accommodating host as well
the host was absolutely amazing would definitely do it again
good restaurants in walking distance which is a great bonus
perfect location and wonderful hospitality
great place to go with your loved one
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6. Simple yet cozy houseboat on Murray River (from USD 119)

For the most relaxing time with a calming river view, choose this houseboat rental. The houseboat is located in Riverglen Marina along the banks of the scenic Murray River, which means you’ll have a nice view of the river as well as access to many activities like fishing and swimming.

The boat can sleep up to two people, just perfect for couples looking for either a relaxing or adventurous vacation. It also features centralized air-conditioning and heating, a TV, and cooking and grilling facilities.

Murray Bridge, South Australia, Australia
131 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Boat 3 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed is really comfy and the aircon works really well
very comfortable bed and lovely warm shower
melissa was fantastic with quick communication and very clear instructions for check in and facilities on board
clean and amazingly comfortable and to have our dog along for the stay was great
cozy little place clean and comfortable
clean comfortable and fully equipped
need a quiet get away with your dog ? this was perfect cosy but clean and safe
comfortable clean and everything worked will definitely want to stay here again
staff around the marina were so helpful
instructions from host were clear and we enjoyed our stay
rosemary was helpful and friendly
melissa was a fantastic host and very helpful from the beginning
thank you melissa for being a great host
the perfect family getaway in a great location
beautiful location very relaxing and refreshing
great boat great location and very accommodating
a novel stay in a serene location
nice location and great setting we enjoyed our stay in murray bridge
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7. Romantic houseboat at Coorong Quays, Hindmarsh Island (from USD 59)

This Hindmarsh Island boat offers you a romantic escape with picturesque views. It can sleep up to two guests via a snug king-sized bed and comes equipped with top-notch amenities to make your stay as comfy as possible. It is fully air-conditioned to keep you and your partner cool and snug during hot days. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal if ever you’re planning to surprise your partner with a romantic dinner.

The boat also boasts a spacious deck with two sun lounges, providing you the perfect spot to just unwind with your partner and fully take in the stunning views all around.

Hindmarsh Island, South Australia, Australia
115 reviews  Wifi Available
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s such a cozy charm filled boat
bed is super comfortable
beautiful personal touches very clean
the boat is clean and organised
nice and clean and close to everything
kate is a great host went above and beyond
can highly recommend both boat and owner
kate was a great host thank you
kate is a great host and looked very well after us
kate was kind and communicating was easy
this was a fantastic place to get away for the weekend
we had the best time on the boat the location is beautiful and super convenient
great location & so many extra provisions thought of and provided
we had dinner at the restaurant close by and appreciate the breakfast provided
a perfect getaway on a gorgeous classic boat tucked away in a green corner of a quiet marina
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8. Yacht for two in Koolewong (from USD 229)

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.

Koolewong, New South Wales, Australia
49 reviews  Wifi Available
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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9. 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.

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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10. 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.

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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11. Yacht with a fun sailing tour along Sydney Harbour

This 2014 Beneteau Oceanis 38 offers a fun experience to all travelers who avail a stay on this vessel. Other than accommodation, the hosts will give you a private two-hour sailing tour around Sydney Harbour. For amenities, this boat features a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker for your cooking needs. There is also a hot water shower, Bluetooth speaker, USB charger, and swim platform for your convenience and leisure.

Located adjacent to Luna Park and the Harbour Bridge, this boat offers you great views of Sydney Opera House and incomparable water views.

Lavender Bay, New South Wales, Australia
73 reviews Superhost
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
long is a very thoughtful host and was wonderful company throughout the cruise
long was a great host
long is a super host and made us feel right at home on our own private yacht
long is very nice and helpful host
long is a great host with promt communication
the location we moored was amazing right next to luna park and the harbour bridge
great location and yacht loved our stay
the location of the boat was beautiful
very nice place to spend time with tour loved ones
great experience amazing place to stay the night and really enjoyable trip in the morning- recommended
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12. Magical Yacht Stay Sydney Harbour

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.

Lavender Bay, New South Wales, Australia
71 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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13. 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.

296 reviews
Boat 3 Beds 6 Guests

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

Lavender Bay, New South Wales, Australia
89 reviews
Boat 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

19. 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.

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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20. Romantic yacht stay in Manly

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?

71 reviews
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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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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