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Inside Australia’s first nudist cruise where guests wear nothing but sunscreen and shades – so would you strip off and party on the high seas?

  • Get Naked Australia hosted Sydney’s first nude cruise event on Sunday 
  • 60 guests celebrated body positivity by wearing nothing but sunscreen
  • The brand hopes the unique experience will become the latest tourist attraction
  • The next cruise in December sold out in eight hours and 125 people will attend 

A nude cruise set sail on Sydney Harbour on Sunday for the ‘biggest naked cruise event in the country’. 

The unique experience hosted by Get Naked Australia saw 60 guests celebrate body positivity by wearing nothing but sunscreen and sunglasses – and organisers hope the event will become Sydney’s next big tourist attraction.

Guests cruised around the stunning harbour admiring the glistening views before anchoring at Cobblers Beach – the city’s premier nude shore.

People aged between 21 and 55 stripped off and had enjoyed themselves in the truest form of ‘sun’s out, buns out’. 

People aged between 21 and 55 stripped off and had enjoyed themselves in the truest form of 'sun's out, bun's out'

People aged between 21 and 55 stripped off and had enjoyed themselves in the truest form of ‘sun’s out, bun’s out’

Poll

Would you attend a nude cruise?

  • Yes! 30 votes
  • Not for me 76 votes

The cruise is a strictly non-sexual event and is all about teaching people to be comfortable in their own skin. 

Brendan Jones, founder of Get Naked Australia, told FEMAIL he would love to see the cruise expand in future.

‘Nudity is seen as such a positive thing all over Europe but Australia still sees it as largely inappropriate which is a big contributor to body dysmorphia,’ Brendan said. 

‘Our goal is to run massive cruises with a cruise liner like they do out of Florida. We’re hoping P & O and Carnival get keen one day.’

Get Naked Australia hopes the unique cruise will become Sydney's latest tourist attraction

Get Naked Australia hopes the unique cruise will become Sydney’s latest tourist attraction 

In the eyes of those on board the cruise, everyone is equal and there's no 'hierarchy' when you're naked - and it's a completely natural thing to participate in

In the eyes of those on board the cruise, everyone is equal and there’s no ‘hierarchy’ when you’re naked – and it’s a completely natural thing to participate in

Get Naked Australia run’s numerous events including hikes, beach days, and yoga but the cruise event has always been extremely popular.

The first cruise in 2017 had 25 people attend, and the next cruise in December sold out in just eight hours with 125 people booked to attend across three boats. 

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The brand says the benefits of naturism differ but can include improved self-confidence, acceptance of flaws, connecting with others, making friends with a similar mindset and opening your mind to a new experience.

The team say those in attendance aren’t ‘naturists, nudists, models or sexual deviants’ but instead ‘every day people who were getting naked outside of the comfort of their homes’. 

In the eyes of those on board the cruise, everyone is equal and there’s no ‘hierarchy’ when you’re naked – and it’s a completely natural thing to participate in.

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