DARLING HARBOUR, SYDNEY  -  t: +61 2 9280 1110 - [email protected]



Sydney by Sail is proud to have provided a wonderful on-water experience for many companies, regular clients include :


Just to name a few....

  • Kathryn Bryant, Project Manager, (formally of AVANTI EVENTS.)

    " We approached Sydney by Sail to look at customising a sailing afternoon with a non-competitive treasure hunt for 185 guests.

    They already had their own treasure hunt product in place, but were more than willing to accommodate us in personalising for our own client to fulfil their difficult brief.

    The staff at Sydney BY Sail put in many extra hours to make it work for us and the day went off without a hitch. In the client evaluations, sailing and the treasure hunt experience ranked as the most enjoyable part of the day, with some guests giving the sailing a 10 out of 5.

    Well done and thank you Sydney by Sail ! "

  • Rebecca Quilty Senior Project Manager, TOUR HOSTS DESTINATIONS MANAGEMENT

    " A big thank you for your services with the recent sailing regatta for our US Incentive group.

    With over 329 participants spread over 24 yachts it was quite a logistical challenge, but it could not have gone any smoother thanks to your expert and meticulous attention to detail in the planning stages and then on the day.

    From the time the group arrived at the wharf, through to your very well delivered and entertaining post regatta presentation, we were in great hands.

    You and your team did a fantastic job!

    We would have no hesitation in using Sydney By Sail for future sailing regattas of any size.

    A big thank you again to you and all the skippers who made this such a fantastic event for our clients!  "

  • Toby Jones. Senior Manager - MIS WESTPAC Banking Corporation - Business Intelligence Group - CFS

    " Thank you Sydney By Sail for a wonderful afternoon of sailing. We all had a fantastic time. Thank you also for being so flexible and fitting into our tight timeframes and budget.

    It was a very enjoyable afternoon and even those who had never been under sail
    before loved every minute once they got over the shock of a heeling boat.

    I can't recommend highly enough your service and your captains. Their good humour, fun and love of sailing was infectious.

    We all laughed a lot and learned a lot and I hope we can do it again soon and next time for longer.

    Thank you and to all your captains for a great time and great team event. It is one we will all remember especially
    those who couldn't find the treasure! "

  • Kim Ngan Ma PA - Business Integration, TELSTRA WHOLESALE

    " Thank you so much for all your assistance prior and during the course of the event. It was a perfect day to go sailing yesterday.

    Feedback from the team was very positive and it appears they all enjoyed it immensely so thank you again...

    It was a pleasure dealing with you. I look forward to liaising with you again in the future "

  • Eli, Employee Experience Assistant , REDBALLOON DAYS

    " Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Sydney by Sail for our beautiful day on Saturday'

    We had a fantastic time and was the perfect day for the perfect experience.

    Whether you wanted to learn the ins and outs of sailing or just kick back in the sun and enjoy the awesome views of the harbour!

    Have already raved to and recommended it to everyone I know, will definitely do it again!

    Eli, Red Balloon Days

  • Niro Somasekeran, Director, Natural Resources Group, ANZ Institutional Banking

    " We had a great day and all went well. The skipper, Alan, was particularly good "

    " Many thanks for your assistance with this event - we will certainly keep you in mind for future events "

    Thanks and regards,

    Niro Somasekeran

  • Rachel, ADOBE PTY LTD

    " Thank you Sydney By Sail!

    The team had a great time – thoroughly enjoyed themselves!!

    It was a perfect afternoon!

    Thanks for everything..Thanks again "

  • Clare Gill General Manager, Marketing and Communications, SMARTS GROUP

    " We used Sydney by Sail for our international customer conference.

    They were very professional, accommodating and flexible.

    Their boats were clean and comfortable and our customers really enjoyed the experience"

  • Treasure Hunt On Sydney Harbour, Simon Tilly, RECKITT BENCKISER

    "I would like to express my thanks to you and your team for a great afternoon. I have had good reports from all (even the nervous ones).
    Once again thanks for the smooth operation of the afternoon and for organising such good weather"

    Simon Tilly

  • Katerina Wang Personal Assistant to CEO & Director of Procurement, IPCA

    " I just wanted to thank you all for making yesterday so successful despite the rainy weather!

    We had an absolute blast and the food was fantastic!

    A special thanks to my Smitten Skipper Shannon he was just phenomenal!

    We’ll definitely be utilising you guys again in the future!

    Many thanks again,  Kat "

  • Bronze Regatta - Stephanie Prophet, Account Executive, TRACTION DIGITAL

    " Thank you for everything you guys did for us on our sailing day!

    Everything ran so smoothly and hassle free!

    I couldn't fault the service provided by SBS

    We had such a great time and more importantly our clients did too"

  • Fiona Herbert, Rail Australia

    Dear Sydney By Sail

    I have received many compliments on ‘a wonderful afternoon’.  We all enjoyed ourselves and we’re blessed with great weather. 

    Thanks for all your help prior to the event and look forward to working with you again.

    Kind regards,

    Fiona Herbert

    Executive Assistant to General Manager, Rail Australia

    August 2015

  • James Bridge - Burton Enterprises

    We have chartered on the Harbour many times and these guys are the best.

    Their boats are in good shape and the staff really helpful.

    One of my staff was a little worried about the windy conditions, but our skipper Ed really put her mind at rest and kept the boat well under control.

    Thanks Sydney By Sail, see you soon. Jimmy

    James Bridge - Burton Enterprises - August 2016

  • PwC Australia

    Thank you Sydney by Sail for a great afternoon on the harbour. Everyone had a great time, loved the catering, and learnt a thing or two about sailing. I would recommend Sydney by Sail to anyone looking to organise a memorable team building activity.

    PwC Australia - October 2014

  • Alister May

    I booked an overnight cruise for my partner and I for our anniversary and I am so glad I did so with Sydney By Sail. The Customer Service I had was exceptional. From the very start, I was supported and all my questions answered above and beyond the normal expectations. The support due to the bad weather and my fears of our cruise being cancelled were dealt with in the most professional way.

    Once we got to the base, we were met by our skipper who was wonderful. He was professional, showed us the ropes and made us feel very safe. The Breakfast that was provided was of amazing quality and the whole event was better than I could have asked for.

    10/10. I would definitely recommend this if you want a magical night mixed with a wonderful customer experience.

    Alister May - Bed & Breakfast package - DEC 2016

  • GJ Gardner Homes

    Dear Sydney By sail,

    Thank you, our skipper Neil and the entire sailing team for our great day out last Friday.  We all loved it.  Sorry about the huge amount of food/drinks leftover and thank you for organising it’s pick up so well for us.  Thank you again.

     Kind regards

    M. Lueckl, ACCOUNTS - December 2015

  • Frucor Beverages (Australia) Pty Ltd

    Dear Sydney By Sail,

    Thank you so much for all your help in making this a fantastic day for my team!

    Executive Assistant to CEO - Silver Regatta - January 2015

  • Andy Taylor - Skippered Yacht Charter - March 2017

    We recently chartered the Hunter 45 yacht from 'Sydney by Sail'. It was a very relaxing 4 hours sail around Sydney Harbour. The yacht was in excellent condition and catered for our party of 16 in comfort. Our skipper, Neill, was great and took time to show interested members of the party how the yacht works and gave us a chance to work the winches and steering. He was obviously very experienced, relaxed and friendly. We all had a great time. There's something special about being on the water and Sydney Harbour is just beautiful. I highly recommend the experience and 'Sydney By Sail' met all our expectations - cheers Andy.

    March 2017

  • Mitre 10 Trade - New Zealand - Silver Multi Race Regatta x 105 Pax - August 2016

    Thank you Sydney by Sail for creating such a memorable day for our group on the Sydney Harbour.

    As we took over 100 customers from New Zealand, this was a fantastic and unique activity to offer them. Everything was made very easy for us, especially with having to organising remotely, with everything taken care of including a delicious packed lunch, safety briefings, and most importantly - the regatta.

    We have had amazing feedback from all of our customers, and we will forward to working with you again next year.

    Many thanks

    Annalise Bagrie
    Trade Events Manager
    Trade | Mitre 10 (NZ) Limited

  • Monique & Walter Verhelst

    We are extremely happy with the experience offered by the Sydney by Sail team.  A unique way to experience sydney and just perfect. A day of sailing with skipper Neil super fun and entertaining.

    Don,t hesitate to use us as a reference or ask for our reference with future clients.

    Best regards

    Monique & Walter Verhelst

    Skippered Yacht Charter - Dufour 412 - December 2017


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