Know More About Off The Map Charters for Pittwater and Sydney Fishing and Cruising
You should bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a towel. You might also consider a camera and binoculars. Some warm clothes and a raincoat may be needed in poor weather. If you are fishing you should also bring an esky (or similar) to take your catch home in. And of course your sense of adventure!
We provide rods, reels, lure and bait for your fishing adventure. If you like to use your own gear, you can bring your own rod and reel and favourite lure.
Our sympathies are with you and your family during this difficult time. We offer burials at sea for scattering ashes only. We will enable you to honour your loved ones memories by taking you to a destination of your choosing to scatter their ashes.
Board R U 4 Reel and leisurely cruise up Pittwater. We can arrange a gourmet picnic basket for the two of you and drop you at a secluded beach for that special afternoon. Take a swim or a walk through the pristine bush. You may even feel motivated to ask the big question!
If the weather is becoming unsafe for us to continue we will have no other option than to head for our home port and berth. The comfort and safety of our passengers is always our primary concern.
Absolutely. Our boat is fitted with all necessary equipment to ensure your safety. Our crew are trained above industry standards to ensure your safety and comfort.
We depart from the Royal Motor Yacht Club 46 Prince Alfred Parade Newport, NSW. There are two large car parking areas available. Find a suitable parking place for your vehicle and just walk down the hill through the boom gate and make your way over to the building that looks like a Control Tower at the southern end of the Members Carpark. One of our crew will meet you there.
If you are not accustomed to going boating and out to sea you should take the necessary precautions. Ask you doctor or pharmacist for help. There are tablets, magnetic wristbands and a range of other measures that may help to prevent you from becoming sea sick.
Best to avoid drinking alcohol on the evening before we go and have a reasonable breakfast avoiding fatty foods.
Even on the calmest of days there is movement on the ocean.
Other tips that may help include:
- Get a good night’s sleep the night prior.
- Have light breakfast (no rich or fatty foods). It is important to eat breakfast as being hungry can lead to nausea.
- Avoid going into the toilet or inside cabin, the fresh sea air does help.
- Look out at the horizon or at the land. This helps your sense of balance.
- Avoid looking down at screens such as phones, iPads, cameras.
- If you do start to feel seasick please do not worry, let our crew know and they will do their best to help you.
Pittwater is approximately 35 kms from Sydney CBD. Depending on the time of day this can take between 45 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes.
Transport options include: Taxi/Uber/ Hire Car: cost will be dependent on time of day.
If you are staying at a hotel your concierge will be able to organise this for you.
Bus/Ferry: various bus routes run from Sydney (Wynyard Park) to Newport. Alternatively a ferry can be taken to Manly and then a bus. Consult https://transportnsw.info/trip#/