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Guest Capacity30
Overnight CapacityNA

Capacity of 30 but 20 is comfortable . MV Reliance offers the classic style of the locally built 1920´s estuary ferry with lots of varnished timber, comfortable seating and toilet washroom, open and spacious for entertaining, CD and iPod sound system, large iceboxes for drinks and a central table for food presentation. Bring your own provisions or catering can be provided on request.

Based in Pittwater, but able to cruise the calm waters of the Hawkesbury River and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park there are many options available for a special day out on Broken Bay.

With its shallow draft and stable easy access we are able to access most wharfs with the MV Reliance and it is perfect for special birthdays, wedding photos, corporate functions and group transfers to the many bays, beaches and private waterfronts in Pittwater, including the Basin, Newport, Palm Beach, Scotland Island, Bayview, McCarrs Creek and Church point. See a map of the area

In the Hawkesbury river, starting from Brooklyn, we can cruise downstream into Cowan creek; visiting Refuge bay and America bay, Cottage Point, Jerusalem bay and Smiths creeks to Bobbin Head all within the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.


MV RELIANCE was built by Goddards of Palm Beach in 1919 and commissioned for the Hawkesbury River passenger and mail run from Brooklyn to Wisemans Ferry via Spencer. It is credited with moving the first car from Newcastle across the Hawkesbury river in 1925 and in 1930´s, Reliance ferried workers building the road to Wisemans, to camps at Haycock mountain. In 1942 the mail contract was lost and it was then transported to the Nepean River for 3 years and then returned to the Hawkesbury River in 1945 where it was based at Mangrove Mountain and maintained the mail run from Brooklyn, Spencer and Mangrove Mountain until the 1960´s.

Rates & Policies

The minimum hire is for 3 hours, $900 for up to 30 passengers. BYO

Further hours are charged @ $300 per hour

Half day (3-4 hours ) $900 - $1200
Full day (5-6 hours) $1,500 - $1800

Services from Bobbin head and Hawkesbury river will incur a traveling cost surcharge.

No extra charges for Public holidays or weekends.

50% deposit to confirm and the balance 14 days before the charter.

Catering Menus

BYO or catering on request


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