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THE PONTOON

111' Twin Level Glass Pontoon Private Charter


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The Pontoon near the Sydney Opera House


Great views of the harbour from your dining table


Great bar on top deck


Lots of room on top deck


  • I just wanted to say a special thank you for all your hard work, patience and for helping us to deliver such a successful event. The client was over the moon and guests absolutely loved their trip onboard The Pontoon.Chantelle

  • Our wedding night on The Pontoon couldn't have been more perfect. The venue looked so elegant & romantic on the beautiful Sydney Harbour. The staff were very professional and looked after us so well. Kind regards, Ness

  • The food was fantastic and so many of our guests took the liberty to tell us how impressed they were.Jase & I were so relaxed and truly felt so at ease because you guys had everything well & truly under control. Kind regards, Ness

  • Nothing but glowing reviews on staff, vessel and catering. The crew were exceptional and should be commended on their manner and service. We had a wonderful time.With Thanks, Amy

  • The wedding reception was outstanding. Everything was done to perfection, service, food and weather – what a sunset. The staff were very helpful, friendly very attentive and so professional. They really made our night memorable.Dianne Watt


THE PONTOON Skippered Charter


300 Max Passengers
300 Cocktail Style
180 Casual Buffet
140 Table Dining
Catering available Licenced Bar IPOD Connectivity PA / Microphone available TV / DVD Air conditioning
5 star

Cruise Sydney Harbour in your very own glass island harbour ballroom, The Pontoon, with breathtaking 360 panoramic Sydney Harbour views. The Pontoon features 2 entertaining decks, 3 meter high glass walls, large open viewing platform and dance floor. Ideal for weddings, parties, conferences, product launches, entertaining overseas guests or themed events. Make your event one to remember.
 


• 360 degree uninterrupted panoramic views
• Largest outdoor cruising cocktail bar on Sydney Harbour
• Open alfresco upper deck with stylish fixed canopy shelter over bar area
• On board PA
• Professional elevated stage area
• Allocated dance floor
• Controlled mood lighting
• 3 metre high ceilings
• Softly inclined staircase adjoining both levels
• Private, modern and contemporary bathrooms.
• Neutral and light space- create your own mood
• Complete privacy
• Quick & easy access to the city & shore
• Room for a band DJ or any form of entertainment
• Pillarless open room. No obstructions to interfere with view or floor layout.
• Stability & comfort
• All weather protection
• Air conditioning and flow through ventilation
 


Options

Fully Catered
Licensed Bar

Decoration package - $10.00 per person
Lycra or Satin Chair covers (colour of your choice)
Lycra or Satin table cloths (colour of your choice)
Lycra Band or satin Chair cover sash (colour of your choice)
Table runner (colour of your choice)

These items can also be individually priced
White satin tie at the back chair covers with coloured sash $6.00 each
Coloured chair covers with sash $8.00 each
Lycra coloured stocking chair cover $8.00 each
Crystal Chandeliers $25.00 per table

DJ Hire
DJ Hire from $550 for 4 hours
 


Notes

All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm booking


Boat Suitability

Corporate Charters, Weddings, Corporate Advertising and Promotions, Milestone Birthday Celebration, Engagement, Christening, Anniversary, Graduation, Bar mitzvahs /Bat mitzvahs, Gala Dinners, Reunion, Staff Christmas Parties

Includes Skipper and Crew

January - October
$900 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $3600

November - December
Sunday to Thursday
$1000 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $4000

November - December
Friday and Saturday
$1100 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $4400

Minimum guests:
Minimum numbers in January - October are 60pax (minimum 80pax for canapés)
Minimum numbers in November – December on Sundays to Thursdays 60pax (minimum 80pax for canapés)
Minimum numbers in November – December on Fridays and Saturdays are 100pax (min 140pax for canapés)
Minimum numbers on Saturday Nights - 80pax

Wharf Fees
Maritime Wharves $160
Homebush Wharf $900 - $1100
Rose Bay Wharf $900 - $1100

Pickup, Drop off & Wharf fees apply


Special Package Available

The Pontoon Christmas Package
November – December
Sunday to Thursday and Day Cruises

4hr cruise on Sydney Harbour
4hr standard beverage package
Choice of 3 Course Star Menu or Port Jackson Buffet Menu
Christmas centrepieces to add colour to your table
Fun Christmas bon bons per setting
White linen cloths & napkins

Price per person
60 guests $185
70 guests $168
80 guests $161
90 guests $151
100 guests $151
110 guests $148
120 guests $145
130 guests $142
140 guests $138
150 guests $136
160 guests $135
170 + guests $134

Pickup, drop off and wharf fees apply

Dining and seating arrangements
Buffet seated on rounds 160
Buffet seated on rectangles 180
Formal seated on rounds 150
Formal seated on rectangles 180
Cocktails 300

Length of charter
Minimum charter length is 4 hours. Extra time can be organised at an additional cost per hour.

Arrival at the wharf
We recommend that your party arrives at the wharf 30 minutes prior to your charter. The boats need to book into the wharves and have a limited time to pick up and drop off your guests.

Preferred pick up and drop off locations
King Street Wharf

Multiple pick up and drop offs
We do not recommend multiple pick up and drop offs as this can waste a considerable amount of your charter time. Instead, we are happy to supply you with a water taxi contact number that can deliver or pick up guests at their convenience.

Presentation facilities on board
Already on board is a PA system and an elevated stage area. There is 240v 3 phase power on board. Additional audio visual equipment can be arranged on request.

Entertainment options
There is a CD system on board and this boat has a recommended DJ that we can organise for you. Other options include live music, themed parties and table based team challenges.

Technical Specifications
2 generators
3 Phase power outlets strategically position for audio visual requirements
240 volt power amply power supply for any live on board productions
Cruising speed max 8 knots- average 5 knots
Reinforced upper deck can support cars, engines, boats excellent for product launches

BYO options
This boat does not allow BYO food or drinks.

What to bring
This boat has air conditioning and heaters. If you plan on spending time on the upper deck during your charter we recommend that your guests dress for the season (i.e. sunscreen and a hat in summer, a warm jacket in winter). Bring your own CDs if you have not booked a DJ.

Booking and Payment
We require a 50% deposit to lock the date for you. Once we have received the deposit payment, we will generate a contract for you with all your details. 2 weeks prior to the charter date we require the balance of the payment. 4 working days prior to the charter date, we require final numbers and the payment for the catering. If you are taking the consumption bar option, we require payment within 5 working days of the charter.

Cancellation Policy
See General Booking Information below

Boat inspections are welcome by appointment.



I just wanted to say a special thank you for all your hard work, patience and for helping us to deliver such a successful event. The client was over the moon and guests absolutely loved their trip on-board The Pontoon. Big thanks again for everything and I hope we can work together again in the future. Warm wishes, Chantelle

Our wedding night on The Pontoon couldn't have been more perfect. The venue looked so elegant & romantic and we were lucky to be blessed with possibly the best day in March to be on the beautiful Sydney Harbour. The staff were very professional and looked after us all so well. The food was fantastic and so many of our guests took the liberty to tell us how impressed they were. Jase & I were so relaxed and truly felt so at ease because you guys had everything well & truly under control. A nice bonus was when the boat closed in at Darling Harbour after the wedding speeches to see the fireworks begin! It was perfect timing as my mothers B'day cake came out at exactly the same time which she will always remember. Again, it was more than we hoped for and our guests still talk about it now ad being truly the best wedding they have ever attended! Kind regards, Ness

We had a great time on Wednesday on the Pontoon. The food was wonderful, staff were fantastic. The Lindt staff were very impressed and felt very special. Thanks again for all your help. Regards, Mica Magee

The night was absolutely fantastic…. The crew were great, the food was absolutely delicious and the night turned out perfectly. Wish we could do our Xmas party every year on the boat… but unfortunately we have to change it up every year! Regards, Kim

I’m good thanks, pretty tired! We had a great night on the boat, thank you so much for all your help. The food was fantastic, everybody commented on it. They were the best potatoes I’ve ever had! The boat itself looked gorgeous and all the staff were really friendly and professional, it really is an amazing setting. So big thumbs up and thank you! - Jenny

Good morning Firstly I wish to say a very big thank you. The wedding reception was outstanding. Everything was done to perfection, service, food and weather – what a sunset. The staff were very helpful, friendly very attentive and so professional. They really made our night memorable. Once again thank you. Kind regards, Dianne Watt

Nothing but glowing reviews on staff, vessel and catering. The crew were exceptional and should be commended on their manner and service. We had a wonderful time. With Thanks, Amy

Thanks so much we had a great day and yes the weather was beautiful!! The reception was decorated more beautiful than we could ever have imagined and we were so happy with the attention to detail. The service was amazing and everyone commented on what a beautiful venue the pontoon was. Everyone was amazed by the food and we thought it was excellent. Thank you and the Pontoon team for giving us the best reception ever, the only problem was that we wish it went for longer we were having such a great time! It was perfect and we were blown away by everything. The DJ was great and he was lovely and very down to earth and friendly. The cake table and all the tables were also set up perfectly and the waiters were wonderful. Everyone's glasses were flowing all night! It might sound cleshay but it was the best day and night of our lives and we are so happy that we went with your company for such an important event. Thanks again, Tara and Aidan Terone

Cocktail menus provide an excellent social alternative to a sit down buffet, allowing your guests to freely chat and move throughout the levels of Starship Sydney enjoying the view at all times.

Full Cocktail Range
Minimum $60 per person spend


Group A
$6.00 per person per item

Caramelized onion and parmesan tartlet
Californian nori rolls with pickled ginger and soy
Vegetarian spring rolls with sweet chilli
Potato brie balls with aioli sauce
Vegetable samosas and mango chutney
Assorted mini quiches
Selection of petite pies
Mushroom risotto arancini balls
Mediterranean vegetable tartlet with feta
Steamed chicken dim sims with mirin and soy
Sesame chicken and almond pithiviers
Tandoori chicken pizza with minted yoghurt
Steamed chicken, dim sims

Group B
$7.70 per person per item

Thai chicken satay with coconut sauce
Peking duck pancakes
Vermicelli, prawn, mint and peanut, rice paper rolls
Seared tenderloin medallion on crostini, caramelized onion
Salt and pepper calamari with rain forest lime dressing
Prawn and scallop dumplings with ponzu sauce
Tempura prawn wrapped in egg noodle with lime aioli
Selection of sushi and sashimi
Fish and chips with tartare and lemon
BBQ octopus with virgin olive oil, chilli and garlic
Vegetarian noodles in Chinese takeouts
Smoked salmon with cream cheese on cucumber

Group C
$8.80 per person per item

Bloody Mary oyster shots or oysters natural
Pepper crusted seared tuna with wasabi dressing
Petite bagels with assorted fillings
Minced chicken with mint coriander and lime on baby cos
Seared scallop with pickled Dijon and chilli soy
Smoked ocean trout and fresh herbs on betel
Peeled king prawns with garlic aioli
Lamb cutlets in Moroccan spice with yoghurt
Crab bisque espresso
Butterfly king prawn with lime nam jim
Prawn and avocado salsa with lemon mayo

Food Stations
$9.00 per person per item

Carvery - Rare roast beef served with salads and bread rolls
Satay Hawker - Selection of vegetarian, beef and chicken satays
Sushi and Sashimi - Selection of sushi served with soy and wasabi
Oyster Bar - Sydney rock oysters served on a bed of sea salt with fresh lemon and raspberry vinaigrette
Pasta Noodle Bar - Assorted pastas and noodles to choose from
Yum Cha - Selection of steamed items served from bamboo bas-kets

Dessert
$7.00 per person per item

Selection of petite desserts
Australian cheese and fruit platters
Assorted gelatos served on ice
Belgium waffles with fudge and vanilla bean gelato

Port Jackson Buffet
$75.00 per person
To Begin

Chefs Selection of 3 Canapé served on the Upstairs Harbour Deck
From the Buffet
Platters of king prawns lime aioli
Sydney rock oysters with raspberry vinegar
Sliced smoked salmon and mizzuna leaf salad, horseradish cream and walnut croutes
Honey and mustard baked leg ham carved off the bone and served with a selection of mustards and relish
Roasted wagyu beef salad with cherry tomatoes, asparagus tips and crisp lettuce, salsa verde
Chermoula crusted chicken tenderloins with fergola, candied fruit and parsley salad, citrus labne
Rocket and parmesan salad, balsamic vinaigrette
Baby potato salad with mint chives and parsley
Roasted pumpkin, beetroot and feta salad
Freshly baked bread rolls
To Finish
Selection of sweet desserts

Bennelong Point Buffet
$88.00 per person
To Begin

Chefs Selection of 3 Canapé served on the upstairs Harbour Deck
From The Buffet
Sydney rock Oysters and Fresh Lime
Fire and ice king prawns with turmeric rice pilaf and lime
Chargrilled beef tenderloins with roasted tomato and pepper salsa
BBQ peri peri chicken fillets with saffron yoghurt
Atlantic salmon and spinach coulibiac salmon and English spinach wrapped in puff pastry and oven baked with hollandaise
Seared tuna nicoise salad with tomato, olives, beans and lemon dressing
Potato and mustard seed salad
Classic Caesar salad with shaved parmesan, bacon and croutes
BBQ Mediterranean vegetable and baby bean salad with feta, kalamata olives and basil
To Finish
Selection of sweet desserts
OR
Australian cheeses with water crackers and fruits of the season

Children Prices:
0 - 2yrs - Free of charge
3yrs - 10yrs $55 per child includes chicken and chips and ice cream, unlimited soft drink and juice
11yrS- 17yrs same price as menu chosen less $10

Formal sit down menu with alternating dishes. Please select 2 choices of entrée, main and dessert courses.

3 Course Star Menu Package
$75.00 per person
Entrée

Tart with roasted pumpkin, baby beets, goats cheese, balsamic onion, walnuts and watercress
Ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach, brown butter, crisp sage and pine nuts
Salt n pepper calamari, crisp Asian slaw and lime aioli
Watermelon, Serrano ham, Persian feta, wild rocket, and hazelnut dukkah
Wild mushroom and herb risotto, truffle oil and reggiano
Thai beef salad, cherry tomato, cucumber, mint, shallot, lime and chilli dressing
Main
Grilled ocean trout, shaved fennel, apple, marinated feta, currant and mint salad
Moroccan lamb shanks, green olive, tomato, with orange and almond cous cous or mash
Daube of beef, roast garlic mash, pearl onions, glazed carrots and salsa verde
Chicken breast, crushed kipflers, green beans, trussed tomato, olive, caper and parsley dressing
All mains served with bowls of mixed leaf salad or seasonal vegetables
Dessert
Coconut panna cotta, strawberry, passionfruit and lychee
Warm spiced apple, blackberry and almond crumble with vanilla ice cream
Lemon and lime tart with citrus salad and crème fraiche

The Sydney 3 course Menu
$85.00 per person
Entree

Bangalow pork belly twice cooked, sweet onion puree, kipfler, celeriac and apple salad
Crisp crab cake, yamba king prawn, shaved fennel, preserved lemon, cress and sauce gribiche
Confit duck salad, honey pear, witlof, orange, green beans, lentil and hazelnut dressing
Ravioli of pumpkin with amaretto, nut brown lemon butter crisp sage and pecorino
Tart caramelised onion, slow cooked baby leeks, blistered tomato, goats curd and curly endive
King prawns, spiced avocado and tomato stack, micro herb salad and lemon aioli
Main
Corn fed chicken breast with Persian feta, eggplant caponata, soft polenta, and celery leaf
Rack of lamb, Sicilian peppers, layered potato gratin, onion soubise and herb pesto
Crisp skinned barramundi, braised beef ravioli, Asian greens and light shitake master stock
Grilled ocean trout, asparagus, softened spinach, pearl barley, sorrel beurre blanc
Slow roasted beef tenderloin, potato herb galette, tomato gratin, watercress and merlot jus
All mains served with bowls of mixed leaf salad or seasonal vegetables
Dessert
Date and banana pudding, hazelnut ice cream, butterscotch sauce
Tiramisu with macerated cherry’s and almond biscotti
Eton mess, strawberry, raspberry, meringue and aged balsamic
Chocolate and grand marnier mousse with raspberry compote

The Quay Menu
$90.00 per person
Entrée

Seared spiced yellow fin tuna, confit octopus, wakame, cucumber and soba noodle
Cold pressed smoked salmon lasagne, king crab, avocado, tomato and capsicum salsa
Slow roasted milk fed veal “vitello tonnato” shaved fennel, beans, parsley, crisp capers and tuna sauce
Buffalo mozzarella with shaved serrano ham, heirloom tomato, and salsa verde
Prawn and scallop tortellini, grilled prawn, salmon pearls, lemon and chive beurre blanc
Main
Petuna ocean trout, cauliflower puree, grilled prawn, tortellini and vierge dressing
Angus beef tenderloin, short rib cannelloni, crisp shallot, onion soubise and shiraz jus
Lamb two ways, loin and croute, artichoke puree, wilted spinach and trussed tomato
Roasted spatchcock and confit leg, thyme gnocchi, chestnut mushrooms, broad bean and crisp pancetta
Red snapper, caramelised fennel, kipflers, olives, feta, white anchovy and rocket pesto
All mains served with bowls of mixed leaf salad or seasonal vegetables
Dessert
Chocolate caprese torte, poached corella pear, crème fraiche and passionfruit
Strawberry and pistachio tart, butter milk panna cotta, campari and strawberry ice
White chocolate brulee, raspberry sorbet and financier

Children Prices:
0 - 2yrs - Free of charge
3yrs - 10yrs $55 per child includes chicken and chips and ice cream, unlimited soft drink and juice
11yrs - 17yrs same price as menu chosen less $10

The Pontoon Beverage Options
All beverage pricing is based on a four hour charter

Standard Beverage Package
$9 per person per hour

Angove’s Collection Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz Cabernet
Angove’s Collection Sparkling Brut
James Boags, Hahn Super Dry, Toohey’s Extra Dry, Cascade Lite
Assorted Soft Drinks, Orange Juice, Tea and Coffee

Level 1 Wine Up Grade
$3 per person per hour
Please select one white and one red wine

Capel Vale Unwooded Chardonnay WA
Angel Cove Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc NZ
T’Gallant Juliet Pinot Grigio SA
Amberly Secret Lane Cabernet Merlot WA
Tatachilla Partners Cabernet Shiraz SA
The Pursuit Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay NSW

Level 2 Wine Up Grade
$3.50 per person per hour
Please select one white and one red wine

Ant Moore Sauvignon Blanc NZ
La Boheme Act One Semillon Sauvignon Rolle NSW
Gulf Station Chardonnay SA
Knappstein Cabernet Merlot SA
Mr Smith Shiraz SA
Little Black Stone Pinot Noir NZ
Rococo Blanc de Blancs TAS

Beer Up Grade
$2.50 per person per hour
Your choice of 2 beers with selected number of cases provided based on final guest numbers

Corona with Fresh Lime Stella Artois
Crown Larger Asahi
Blue Tongue Any Imported Beers

Basic Spirit Package
$5 per person per hour

Vodka, Gin, Scotch, Bourbon and Rum

Frozen Cocktails
$12.00 per person for a 120 drink machine

2 flavours, machine and alcohol | frozen mocktails $6.00 per person

Soft drink beverage package
$7 per person per hour

Unlimited soft drink, juice and mineral water



Please call the friendly Sydney Harbour Escapes team with any enquiries
Telephone 02 9328 4748 (Open 7 days)

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