Experience The Magic of Pittwater

Morning Bay

Morning Bay is a fabulous location as there are many bushwalking tracks leading straight into the Ku-ring-Gai national Park. And only half an hour cruise from Newport. A great place to stop for a swim on daysails, and also a very safe anchorage.


The Basin

The Basin is the most popular anchorage in Pittwater protected from all winds. It is located 1 hour from Newport and has great facilities for full day or single night: equipped with picnic area, BBQs, public toilets, bushwalking trails, and enclosed swimming area, see the goannas, kookaburras and wallabies. Fantastic swimming and camping. A great day out for all of the family.


Palm Beach

One of Sydney’s most famous beaches. Anchor at the foot of Barrenjoey lighthouse and enjoy the amazing view of West Head, Lion Island, The Basin and Mackerel & Currawong Beaches. Row ashore and just a short walk to one of Sydney’s most famous surf beaches. Walk up to Barrenjoey lighthouse and observe the view of Broken Bay and Pittwater. A great destination for a daysail.

Palm Beach is a great location, enjoy lunch at the trendy restaurants The Boathouse or Dunes Restaurant.


Broken Bay

Truly magical location. You will need at least a full day to scratch the surface of this amazing waterway. Located west of Palm Beach, the area extends from Lion Island to Cowan Smith Creek, incorporating Refuge Bay, America Bay, Hallets Beach, Yeomans Bay, Akuna Bay and Cottage Point.

The area is ideal for a long weekend or an extended stay. Very protected anchorages, waterfalls and secluded Beaches.


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Refuge Bay

Refuge and America Bays are sheltered anchorages with plenty of public moorings for those who wish to explore this wild place. America Bay has its own walking trail and, after rain, a splendid waterfall. Refuge Bay offers quiet enjoyment of the surrounding bushland.


Jerusalem Bay

while exposed to the east, in any other weather Jerusalem Bay is a comfortable place to stop. You will be surrounded by lush bushland and there is easy access to the Great North Walk.


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Yeomans Bay

As you head south towards Cottage Point after leaving the Hawkesbury River this delightful bay and its companion, Castle Bay, are on your port side and can be easily missed, so keep an eye out. Pull up a mooring here and enjoy a quiet lunch amid the enveloping bushland.


Smith Creek

For those who relish serene isolation continue past the western side of Cottage Point and explore Smith Creek. The last inlet, Illawong Bay, has but a few moorings where you can enjoy a relaxing lunch or overnight stay with nothing but the birds to interrupt your contemplation of nature.


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What Clients Say

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    We did a bareboat charter on Paul’s Hunter 38 for the weekend and it was the most wonderful experience and fabulous birthday celebration! The boat is beautifully kept and Paul was very helpful and friendly. The weather and sailing conditions were perfect. Anchoring off pretty beaches and taking the rowing boat to shore was also lots of fun! We would love to return and charter Paul’s boat again – can’t wait to recommend this to all of our friends – thanks again Paul.

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  • I booked a day sailing with Paul as part of a surprise engagement. In the lead up and planning Paul was extremely helpful and accomodating to my needs and provided a high level of support and flexibility. Paul is very passionate about sailing and loves what he does, this shows through on the water as he provides as very personalised service while maintaining a good degree of professionalism. On the day the experience went very smoothly and Paul was again only happy to accomodate our needs. This tailor made charter experience was not only great value but an experience we will truely remember for the rest of our lives, we look forward to sailing with Paul again in the future and can not recommend him highly enough!

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  • Paul is a fantastic skipper. We had a great day and his knowledge of Pittwater ensured we mored at some fantastic spots, not just the usual. Would certainly recommend .

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  • What an amazing day. Paul is a fantastic host. His Hunter 38 yacht was the perfect choice for our family of four to spend the day on. We had the sails up, stopped off on a beach and swam in a bay. Paul shared some interesting local insights and history. We’d definitely hire again from Sailing Pittwater with no hesitation.

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