Experience Sailing on Sydney Harbour

Join us for a sail on the stunning Sydney Harbour, and learn the basics of sailing while admiring Sydney from a unique perspective on the water. No experience necessary, as your instructor will show you the ropes.

Try Sailing

  • 2- or 3-hour sailing experience on one of our 24ft keelboats

  • Learn the basics of sailing with experienced instructor

  • Sail in the stunning setting of Sydney Harbour

  • No age limits

No experience necessary. From $120 per adult (group discounts apply)

Try Yachting

  • 3-hour sailing experience on our luxury 40ft yacht, Solace

  • A hands-on experience sailing a larger yacht, covering sailing basics

  • Sail in the stunning setting of Sydney Harbour

  • BYO drinks and snacks

No experience necessary. From $189 per adult (group discounts apply)

Our boats

Keelboats (Force 24)


Capacity: 4 guests plus instructor

Length: 24ft (7.32m)

Vessels: Aqualuna, Supernova, Equinox

Luxury yacht Solace

Solace Sailing

Capacity: 11 guests plus instructor (onshore)

Length: 40ft (12m)

Make: Jeanneau Syn Odyssey 409

Good to know

  • Minimum participant numbers apply (2 on our keelboats and 6 on Solace). If minimum participants are not met, we will attempt to re-arrange your session or offer a refund.

  • Bring sun protection, hat and soft-soled shoes. Quick-dry clothes also advised.

  • No minimum ages, but please get in touch regarding children younger than 5


This trip was one of the highlights of our time in Sydney. Our skipper did a fantastic job. She assessed our sailing ability and then let us more or less get on with it. The boat was in excellent condition. It was brilliant to see the Opera house and the harbour bridge from the water. Loved every minute of the trip.

Dani and the staff at Manly Sailing are incredibly friendly and organised. We gained a lot of information about sailing, the club and general road rules all the while having heaps of fun. Dani is a great instructor and made us feel safe, welcome and kept us excited, rotating through the tasks during the 2 hour experience on the 24ft Keelboat. Thanks, Manly Sailing!
Manly Sailing logoJessica G, via Google
We went sailing in Sydney Harbour today, and it was definitely an experience to remember. Erin was our instructor, and she made the experience fun and relaxing. She let us be as involved as we wanted. I trimmed the sails while my husband skippered the boat! It is a great experience for visiting sailors of all levels, including first-timers, who want to do a bit of sailing without renting an entire boat. I highly recommend this experience to anyone!
Manly Sailing logoKandice C, via Google

I don’t think there is a more exciting way to explore the Sydney Harbor than through a 3-hour sailing experience. Our instructor and guide Daniel did an excellent job answering questions about sailing, instructing our group in basic sailing principles, and making sure to take action to keep us safe. Daniel made sure to check that the group on the sail boat was comfortable and that we all had the opportunity to man the tiller and to assist with other duties.

We also had another instructor, Nicola, join us on the boat who was also extremely knowledgeable about sailing and shared her local knowledge of the region around Manly Harbor.

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and would recommend this business for anyone looking to learn more about sailing while exploring the Harbor.

Manly Sailing logoTravis D, via Google