Sydney Harbour Escapes is proud to introduce its brand new Luxury Catamaran, perfect for cruising Sydney Harbour in style. Combining the stability and openness of a catamaran with luxurious interiors and a spacious open deck area, this charter catamaran is unlike any other on Sydney Harbour. She is exudes superyacht styling with her sleek lines and custom designing for charter comfort. Having only arrived on Sydney Harbour in November 2009, this beautifully appointed sailing catamaran will make for an unforgettable private charter cruise experience. Be one of the first to charter this brand new boat.
• Length: 14.5m
• BYO food & beverages, catering available
• Large Gas BBQ
• Mp3/ipod compatibility with 6 speakers
• Swim Ladder and hot/cold outdoor shower
• Inflatable tender
• Fully enclosed cockpit with clears for wet weather protection
• 4 cabins, 3 bathrooms
• Luxurious interior fitout featuring Tasmanian Oak Timber
• Leather lounges
• 1 plasma TV with inbuilt DVD player
• Fully equipped galley with three burner gas cooktop, oven, griller, microwave, 2 fridges, 1 freezer
• Built in drinks fridge
• Additional eskies
• Spacious trampolines and large sunbeds
BYO or catered food and drinks
Private charters, Corporate Cruises, small wedding venues, luxury boat accommodation, team building activities
Click on Lightwave Wedding Cruise Package link above for all pricing information
Pickup, drop off & wharf fees apply
All prices in $AUS and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm your booking
Your skipper requests that no stiletto heels be worn on board
Boat inspections are welcome by appointment
If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact the Sydney Harbour Escapes Team at Rose Bay. Telephone 02 9328 4748
Boat Features & Safety
Is the boat safe and in good condition?
Yes, the vessel is currently in survey with the NSW Waterways Authority, which requires comprehensive safety equipment standards and regular safety checks. A safety briefing is given to the charter passengers before embarkation and safety gear will be provided if required. All vessels in our fleet are selected for safety, comfort, quality and cleanliness. We are proud to keep them this way.
What is the maximum number of guests allowed on board?
40 passengers + 2 crew is the maximum number allowed on this vessel. Please note, an infant regardless of age is considered a passenger
What is the minimum length of charter?
Minimum charter length is 4 hours. Extra time can be organised at an additional cost per hour.
Is the boat suitable for children?
Yes, the vessel has safety rails all the way around the boat and children's lifejackets are available on request. Children must be under adult supervision at all times.
Is there sun and wind protection on the boat?
The Lightwave's covered cockpit and roll out awnings provide ample shade from the sun.
What toilet facilities are on board?
The Lightwave is equipped with 3 modern, spacious marine toilets with easy access.
Catered Food and Beverage Options
We wish to have our charter catered for, is this possible?
Yes. We can recommend some excellent local caterers for you to speak with directly to design and deliver the perfect menu to suit your budget and taste.
Can we get alcohol delivered to the boat?
Yes. Although Sydney Harbour Escapes is not a licensed supplier of liquor, if you are boarding at Rose Bay Marina, we recommend you call Rose Bay Drive-in Liquor Store 02 93719608 or fax 02 93716343, where you can pay by credit card over the phone and have your choice of alcohol delivered to the vessel prior to departure.
Are we allowed to bring our own food and drinks?
Yes. We suggest that you bring boat friendly food that requires minimum preparation i.e. platter-style cold foods.
Is there a BBQ on board?
The vessel is equipped with reasonably sized gas BBQ including cooking utensils. Please note that adverse weather conditions may make barbecuing difficult.
What kitchen equipment is available?
The boat has cutlery, plates and glasses for 40 passengers as well as salad bowls, platters and other basic kitchen items. A microwave, oven 2 fridges, freezer, and 3 burner stove are also available for use.
Are there tea and coffee making facilities?
There is a gas stove and kettle on board for making tea and coffee. Bring along your own tea, coffee, sugar and milk.
Where can we put our food and drinks?
The boat has a small freezer and fridge unit in the galley as well as a large esky in the cockpit. You are permitted to bring along additional coolers if required. Older style metal eskies are not allowed as they damage the boat.
Do we need to bring ice for the cooler / esky?
Yes. If boarding from Rose Bay Marina, this can be purchased at the Marina Office during trading hours. Subject to availability, please call in advance.
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a CD radio system which is ipod and mp3 compatible. Please ensure your mp3 player is fully charged. You may also like to bring along a selection of your favourite CDs.
Where can we go during our charter?
Your skipper can take you most places within Sydney Harbour, providing it is within the surveyed boundaries. Should your guests wish to go to a specific location within Sydney Harbour please let us know at time of briefing.
Can we extend our charter time during the charter?
Yes, although this is subject to availability. Please note payment will be required at time of extension either by cash or by credit card.
Booking and Payment
Can we view the boat before we book our charter?
Yes, as the vessel is located at the Rose Bay Marina viewing is possible most days. We recommend that you view the vessel so that you know exactly what the boat has to offer and whether it is suitable for your charter. Please call in advance to arrange a viewing.
How do I secure my booking?
A minimum 50% deposit is required to confirm booking, with the balance payable 14 days prior to commencement of the charter.
Upon payment of your deposit, a Skippered Charter Contract will be faxed or emailed to you, confirming details relevant to your charter, which must be signed and returned. Payment can be made by MasterCard, Visa, Amex, EFTPOS, Electronic Funds Transfer or Cash. Diners Card, Bankcard and Cheques are not accepted.
Is there any paperwork to complete before we go on our Charter?
Yes. Your contract needs to be signed and bond payment must be made before boarding the vessel. Bring a credit card for payment of security bond. The bond of $2000 is taken by credit card imprint and kept for at least 14 days in case of loss or damage to on board equipment, charter vessel or another vessel.
If I cancel the charter, can I get a refund?
See General Booking Information below
What happens in the event of rain?
The Lightwve Catamaran provides reasonable protection from the elements because of it's covered coach house area and clear awnings that can be rolled out to cover the transom if necessary.
We cannot offer a 'Blue Sky Guarantee'. If boating conditions are unsafe, as determined by the principal of Sydney Harbour Escapes, we will re-schedule your booking to another date.
Preparations and Arrival
What do you advise we bring along for our charter?
As conditions can vary on the water, it is suggested that you bring along a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimming costumes, and seasonal jumper or jacket. Please wear white-soled shoes or non-marking boating shoes. Strictly no black soled shoes or stiletto-heeled shoes, as this will damage the decking.
Where can our party be picked up and dropped off?
Our base at Rose Bay Marina is our main pick up / drop off point due to the ample off street parking and easy access for you and your guests to the wharf and the vessel.
Other pick up/drop off points are available e.g. King Street Wharf. Please note that pick ups other than Rose Bay Marina will attract an additional fee.
Does our party need to get there before the set time of the charter?
All your party should be at the designated pick up point at least 1/2 hour prior to your charter time to allow loading of passengers and gear and to enable enough time for the skipper's safety briefing.
Note: Your charter will start and finish at the times on your contract. If one of your party is late arriving at the pick up point and departure is delayed, you will lose some of your charter time on the water.
Can one of our guests be picked up late and dropped off early from another wharf?
Multiple pick up and drop off points are not recommended as this will shorten your charter time significantly. We suggest that guests wishing to join the charter late or leave early should arrange alternative transportation via water taxi at their own cost. Please ask one of the Sydney Harbour Escapes team members for a Water Taxi contact.
Is there parking at Rose Bay Marina?
There is ample free parking in the main street and also in the side streets nearby the Rose Bay Marina.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Sydney Harbour Escapes team at Rose Bay. Telephone 02 9328 4748
I just want to say a big thank you for all that you and your staff have done in making my 30th birthday celebrations a perfect day, this is the second time I have hired from your company and you always made our day amazing.
All the crew have been so accommodating, courteous and polite. Service was superb and the boat had more than enough room for my 35 guests.
My guests have all praises and compliments for you and the crew. I am extremely pleased with my choice in engaging your company for my birthday, I will certainly consider your service again and I know for sure you will be receiving a call from 2 of my guests for their function.
Thank you very much.
I would like to say a very big thankyou to the staff and crew that were on the Lightwave charter.
It was the most fantasic and memorable day and this was largely due to the most professional, friendly and helpful staff on board and of course the immaculate condition of the charter boat.
I have spoken to many guests who attended the party and the recurring comments have been the fantastic venue and most of all the crew!
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Sydney Harbour Escapes to anyone for any occasion.
You will be the first business that comes to my mind for my next big occasion.
Again, a very big thankyou for making my 30th one to remember.
Just wanted to thank you and your team for all of your help and for a wonderful afternoon out on the harbour. The weather was great and Dreamtime Girl truly a magnificent vessel! The crew were wonderful, friendly and efficient and the food was excellent too. It was a great way to celebrate my 50th birthday. My family and friends really enjoyed the experience and will hopefully talk about it for a long time to come...there was even some impromptu swimming as the weather was so good and the temptation too much! The only problem was that it was over too soon!
Kindest regards, Cate xx
Everything went really well, thank you for making our day a great one. Tom really enjoyed the day and appreciated the service and hospitality.
Cheers, Peter Divjakinja
We had a wonderful cruise on Saturday. Both Chris' were great. In fact next time we go on Dreamtime Girl again, we wouldn't mind having Chris as our Captain again.
Thanks for organising it for us. Regards, Teresa
We had such an amazing time on Saturday -- the crew were awesome, as always! Thank you for all of your help (and for turning on the sunshine) -- we'll be back again for sure.
Cheers. Sheridan Kerr
You guys were great!!! From the boat, to the crew and your help organising everything at the last minute- just fantastic. I will definitely be booking with you guys again. Sydney Harbour Escapes are fantastic! The boats are beautiful and the staff are so friendly and extremely helpful. Our corporate function was a hit- I will definitely be booking my next harbour cruise with them.
Let me know if you need anything else!
Thanks again, Elizabeth
Thanks for the email. I’ve been meaning to call Dom all week. The boat was fantastic! Even with the pouring rain we all managed to fit under cover and had a great time. I think that’s the only boat we will be going out on from now onwards. Chris and Kathy were great also- very helpful and tolerant of my silly intoxicated friends. Shame we didn’t get sunny weather, but hopefully next time!
Thanks again for helping to reschedule! Sophie Perkes
Oh my, I have only fantastic things to say about the boat and the staff aboard the dream time girl catamaran. Cath was the most hospitable and lovely person and Allan, the Captain, was sooooo entertaining and made our day wonderful.Once we were on the boat i got to relax and enjoy the day because the staff looked after everything. The boat was beautiful and in immaculate condition.
I will definitely recommend Sydney Harbour escapes to all my friends. Every one commented on how great the day was and how impressed they were with the staff. Thank you so much for all your help Michelle, you too made this experience very enjoyable. If you could keep me updated with any special offers because i would definitely want to book again in the future.
Thanks and regards, Cass
We had a fabulous day and it was so lovely to have Cathy on board looking after us for the 4th year in a row, she is fantastic. It was great to have Alan as our Captain as he took us I think the 1st year. Weather turned out great so we all got to have a swim. It’s a pleasure dealing with your company and you have been fantastic as well in keeping posted on what I need to do.
Once again thanks for all your help. Anne-Maree
Everything went perfect apart from the weather. Crew were great. everyone had fun. no complaints at all. Will definately book again and tell my friends.
Thank you, Babak
Hi Michelle, it was great, totally exceeded expectations and I loved how our hostess made sure everyone had a champagne in their hands at all times - my friends and family now refer to her as "the booze fairy"! Bec
Click menu title for detail
All inclusive package $3500
4 hours cruising Sydney Harbour
3 floral arrangements
White ribbon on vessel
Function host to oversee the needs of you and your guests
Pickup & drop-off from a number of Sydney Harbour locations
Either BYO food at no additional charge or choose from catering options below
Either BYO beverages at no additional charge, or order your drinks through Rose Bay Drive Inn Liquor - Enquire with a Sydney Harbour Escapes team member for more information
$33 per person
Serves 14 pieces per guest
Field mushroom tartlets with crème fraîche and parmesan
Miniature braised beef and guiness pies
Ricotta, sage and grilled pepper tartlets
Oak smoked salmon stack with lemon crème fraîche, chive and salmon caviar
Smoked chicken, avocado and toasted almond squares
Roasted beetroot, goat's cheese and mint tartlet
Fresh king prawns, peeled to the tail and served with salsa romesco
Rice paper wraps with glazed duck and Asian greens
BBQ Menu 2
$38 per person
Honey and soy Tasmanian salmon fillet with lime and wasabi mayonnaise
French trimmed lamb steaks with rosemary and mint gremolata
Gourmet beef, pepper and tomato sausages
Potato, roast fennel and petite spinach salad with semi dried tomato and parmesan dressing
Classic Caesar salad
Greek salad with marinated fetta and kalamata olives
Crusty bread rolls
Minimum of 10 guests applies to catering options
Photographer $1200 (other packages available)
Cake from $180
Extra Flowers $POA