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Your voyage to discover Sydney’s famous icons and hidden secrets

Jamie will take you up close to Sydney’s famous landmarks and share secret spots that many locals have never even discovered … from iconic Sydney Harbour to spectacular Palm Beach.

Your skipper’s experience is anchored in a lifetime spent cruising, sailing and exploring Sydney’s offshore and sheltered waters.

Jamie holds a Master 5 Commercial Skipper’s ticket and a Marine Engineer’s ticket, but it’s his passion for sharing Sydney’s waterways that make your time aboard Iluka special … and memorable.

Brand New and Personally Crafted

Iluka set sail as the flagship of Local Eyes experiences in January 2017 – she is a 48’ classic cruiser, crafted to the world’s highest maritime standards.

Jamie and Alex were involved in every aspect of Iluka’s build, from hull to deck. They customised all design features from her personalised decor to her quality finishes, reflecting their ‘old school’ style of elegant and understated luxury.

Iluka is their ‘dream’ cruiser… created for your comfort.

Relaxed and Easy

Iluka features cream leather, plush cushions, teak finishes, air conditioning, two cabins, two bathrooms, three fridges, two televisions, an onboard barbeque … and a great hot shower!

Spacious yet Cosy 

There’s plenty of room aboard Iluka to soak up the sun on the front deck or see the sights from her cockpit, which flows seamlessly to her classic saloon.

Your personal or corporate experience… your choices

You can select one of our Iluka itineraries – our 2-hour Sydney Icons cruise, a full day or half day private charter or our Land & Sea experience. We also specialise in crafting experiences that are unique and tailored to you.

When you’re aboard Iluka, the choices remain yours – the places we journey, the sights we see. Our luncheon scenes are painted on the magnificent canvas of Sydney Harbour… or if you choose a crafted experience, it may be the natural backdrop and majestic waterfalls of Pittwater.  We can become as involved in – or detached from - your Iluka experience as you choose.


Intimate and Private, Discreet and Personal

Iluka experiences are for individuals, couples or private groups of up to 16 people. The only others aboard will be your skipper Jamie, host Alex and their sons or lifelong friends who complete the Iluka crew.

Iluka reflects Local Eyes’ ethos of relaxed, warm and anticipatory personalised service. We understand that sometimes you want to engage and at other times you want solitude or an environment to connect – or reconnect – with the people who matter to you.  And, as with all the other personal, corporate or celebrity experiences we host, we respect discretion.


Welcome Aboard

As you’ve probably gathered, we’re pretty excited about Iluka!  We put this video together when Iluka first arrived in Sydney to give you a snapshot of her features.

Please take a peak and imagine how you can breathe life into our beautiful new cruiser because it’s people – and the experiences they enjoy aboard Iluka – that bring her to life.  We hope to welcome you aboard some day soon to create your own memories as you discover the famous sights and secret wonders of Sydney’s glorious waterways through our local eyes…

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