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SailTime Membership and Charter

If you have been longing to go boating in your local waterways on a luxury fully equipped vessel but thought it was out of your reach, SailTime can make that dream a reality. SailTime Port Stephens offers easy and affordable membership and charter options —without all the hassles, headaches, long-term commitment and expenses that are often associated with traditional boat ownership.

SailTime is a great option for people who have been thinking about buying a boat, either power or sail, but want to get a taste of what it’s all about, without all the financial commitment. Here at Soldiers Point Marina, we’ve had some members who have tried SailTime and are now boating around the world on their own vessels! Soldiers Point Marina also offers casual charters where customers can take the vessel out on their own to explore our pristine waterways, or hire a skipper to ensure you relax and savour a spectacular day on the water.


SailTime Membership – Port Stephens – “Your” boat, your way

A range of monthly memberships fess, starting at $790 per month, provide you with guaranteed minimum time on the boat(s). You will pay no marina fees, no insurance, no repairs, no maintenance — just step on board and away you go.

SailTime membership is just like any other club membership, but on the water. You pay a one-time joining fee “for life” and then a monthly fee to use the equipment. All you have to do is just wipe it down when you are finished. All member have access to a dedicated private parking space and exclusive marina facilities.

“sv Liberty”

The Port Stephens based yacht is a beautiful 38’ Jeanneau which is well appointed and easy to sail. An introductory sailing session and training is included to familiarise you with the vessel and the local waterways. You, your friends and family will be well equipped to happily explore this superb marine playground.  As the world’s leading membership-based operation, with over 10 years’ experience, we offer a variety of membership options to suit your individual needs.

Go sailing on your “own” boat without all the hassles. Grab this opportunity for yourself or with friends on our luxury 38 ft Jeanneau yacht.

“mv Independence”

In an Australian first, Soldiers Point Marina is now offering aspiring mariners the opportunity to live the life they’ve always dreamed of – at a fraction of the normal cost – onboard the luxurious Independence, a 35′ Swift Trawler. Independence joins the stunning 38′ Jeanneau sailing boat, Liberty, as part of the Port Stephens SailTime fleet. It is the first time that a powerboat has joined SailTime.

How it works

  • Based at the award-winning Soldiers Point Marina, Port Stephens
  • Use our exclusive and easy online scheduler to book the sailing times that suit you, up to a year in advance
  • Gold Members have a guaranteed 6 SailTimes per month * plus more
  • Silver Members have a guaranteed 3 SailTimes per month *
  • Enjoy reciprocal membership at 5 other bases in Australia and 35 overseas
  • SailTime caters for all levels of sailors, from the beginner to the more experienced
  • Up to 10 persons can go boating at anyone time

* SailTimes are 10am – 6pm or 6pm – 10am

For more information visit SailTime Australia.



Discover the splendour of Port Stephens in personalised luxury

Experience a whole new level of pleasure on board the stunning 35′ Beneteau Swift Trawler cruiser or 38′ Jeanneau sailing boat, as you comfortably explore the pristine waterways of Port Stephens with one of our discerning skippers. Based at the beautiful and secluded Soldiers Point Marina, perfectly located to discover the hidden wonders of our region.

Sit back, relax and soak up the breathtaking scenery and sea life as we cater to your every need. Indulge in one of our lush picnic hampers at a quiet cove or watch the bubbles rise and the dolphins play on a Sunset Cruise. Choose from any of our exclusive packages or make up your own.

Whether you’re out to spoil someone special, celebrate an occasion, or host a party like no other, we’ll take you on a trip you’ll never forget.

Luxury skippered cruising in Port Stephens.

Personalised, Luxurious & Unforgettable.

Sparkling Sunset Cruise

Bubbly & Blissful

What better way to see the exquisite beauty of Port Stephens than at sunset, with a glass of sparkling wine in hand, on the deck of your own luxury charter.

Our signature 3-hour Sparkling Sunset Cruise will take you on a journey that delights all the senses.

Mouth-watering nibbles and wine are the perfect complement to the setting sun and gorgeous scenery, creating a divine experience you’ll never forget.

Duration: 3 hours from $880 onboard Liberty

Max 9 passengers

Dolphin Discovery

All Year Round

Port Stephens is home to about 130 bottlenose dolphins, with many more making the trip into our pristine waters every year.

Tailor-made for the optimum chance of discovering dolphins and exploring our waterways, we’ll cruise towards Shoal Bay and then over to Jimmy’s Beach.

During summer, there’ll also be the chance to take a dip, so don’t forget to pack your swimmers and snorkel. Kayak’s and fishing gear are also available on request.

The fine print – Dolphins not guaranteed but we will do our very best!!!

Duration: 4 hours from $990 onboard Liberty

Max 9 passengers