BYO cruise sydney HARBOUR;  What to bring. Our Top Tips…

Although Silver Spirit is a licensed venue and has a number of menus to choose from, we do allow BYO drinks charters

If you are trying to keep costs to a minimum and have chosen to do it yourself we have some tips for organising a BYO charter. We’ve compiled a check list to help you make sure you have everything you need to make your BYO charter perfect.   Today we are covering BYO cruise Sydney drinks!

Demographic of your party…


By this stage you will have an idea who has RSVP’d for group sizes etc. Are you a bunch of guys, group of girls or a mixture? This will dictate your choice of drinks, beers vs bubbles. Whatever the group is, you’ll need to remember non-alcoholic drinks. Silver Spirit provides complementary drinking water (tap) but you might want to add sparkling water or soft drinks/juices. 


How are you getting the drinks to the wharf? Got a group of 40 for a 4 hour hour charter you are looking at a fair few cases to lug around. You might need to recruit a few helping hands to carry the load.


BYO drinks charter

keep the drinks cold…

I’m sure no matter how close your mates are, they will grumble at a warm beer! All our vessels have complementary fridges for your use, but it takes time to chill the drinks. Does your supplier offer chilled drinks? Perhaps getting a case of chilled to drink first while the crew chill the rest.

You will need to BYO ice if you want to some have in your drinks. Or you can pre-order a bag (or 2) of ice from the crew.

Drinking the drinks…

Finishing Touches…

For Silver Spirit‘s BYO charters we supply glasses/cups. So you don’t have to bring anything to drink out of. Plus the crew serve you drinks too.

Coronas/Vodka Lime & Soda. What do they have in common? Best served with fresh limes! Excellent idea to pre cut some lemons or limes into a tupperware box. 

BYO drinks charter boat hire
BYO drinks charter boat hire

THings to remember…

All alcohol must be complemented with a substantial quantity of food. If you’ve choose our food package, you’re covered. Otherwise you need to bring more than a few bags of chips! Read our blog on BYO food. 

As a licensed venue no alcohol can leave the vessel at the end of your charter so don’t over buy! Reminding drinks can be collected the next day.

Top Tip

Silver Spirit has limited fridge space, bring cans of beer instead of bottles. We can fit more cans into the fridge than bottles. You’ll thank us when we serve you cold drinks!

Now you’re sorted time to sit back and relax. As always, remember to consume alcohol responsibly.

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