52'POWER SPORTS CATAMARAN FISHING CHARTER CRUISES
Frequently Asked Questions
Maximum number of guests
63 guests Sydney Harbour Charters
43 offshore Whale watching/ fishing Charters
12 Overnight Charters
Dining and seating arrangements
Buffet/ Cocktails 63 guests
Two internal dinette areas with seating and tables
Fixed seating around decks/flybridge/helm
Length of charter
Minimum charter length recommended is 4 hours. Extra time can be organised at an additional cost per hour.
Shorter charters can be arranged on a per hour cost for water transfers and short ceremonies.
Arrival at the wharf
We recommend that your party arrives at the wharf 30 minutes prior to your charter. Boats need to book into the wharves and have a limited time to pick up and drop off your guests.
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.
Both food and alcohol may be brought on board this vessel. There is a galley available for your use with fridge, freezer and gas stove. No cutlery, crockery or glasses are supplied. Corkscrews are available on board. We always suggest that you bring boat friendly food that requires the minimum preparation i.e. platter-style cold foods.
There is a large ice box available for alcohol and drinks.
You will need to bring along your own ice to keep your drinks cool if you wish to use this option. Ice can be provided $6.50 per 5Kg bag. Note that the responsible service of Alcohol regulations are applied on board.
Can we get alcohol delivered to the boat ahead of our charter?
If you like you can arrange to have your order delivered to the vessel prior to your charter, please arrange this directly with the skipper once your charter is confirmed.
Catered Food and Beverage Options
This vessel uses Potbelly catering.See below for catering links. Tailor made menus can be ordered on request.
Is there BBQ on board?
Yes. The barbeque is suitable for cooking for up to 12 persons at a time.
Can we book wait staff?
For maximum enjoyment of your function we suggest the hiring of waiting staff to serve both drinks & food.
Is there sun/wind /rain protection on the boat?
The flybridge can be closed in at the front & sides with clears to provide additional shelter should this be required. All sections of the vessel are very accessible with walk around decks and internal /external access ladders to the flybridge. The interior space has tables and seating with views to the exterior.
Can we have music on board?
There is a 10 stacker CD/ Radio stereo system on board. We advise that you bring along your favourite music to accompany your charter.
Power supply is 240 V if you wish to bring along other players.
Where can we go during our Sydney Harbour charter?
We can go to most places in Sydney Harbour. You have the choice of setting your own route or leaving your skipper to organize a route to best suit your group and conditions. A popular option is a city sights cruise, taking in the Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Lane Cove River, and the Sydney Fish Markets area. For a relaxing time, we can take you to some great-secluded spots such as Castle Rock, Store or Quarantine Beach for a relaxing BBQ and swim. The options are yours!
What to bring
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.
See General Booking Information below
Boat inspections are welcome by appointment.
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|GENERAL BOOKING INFORMATION|
All prices in $AUS and include 10% GST. Prices are subject to change without notice. *Surcharge for weekends and public holidays may apply. # Seasonal rate, please refer to individual boat sheets. Minimum 4 hour charter unless specified otherwise on individual boat sheets.
If the weather is dangerous for boating, no postponement charge will apply at the discretion of Sydney Harbour Escapes management. Rescheduled Charters must be used within 6 months of the original booking date. Payment will still apply for catering or optional staff arrangements in the event of postponement.
BOOKINGS AND PAYMENT
A minimum 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking and secure your vessel. The balance is payable 14 days prior to your charter. Visa, MasterCard and Amex credit cards are accepted. Eftpos facilities are available. Electronic Funds Transfer and cash also accepted. We do not accept cheques.
If the Charterer cancels the Charter within 30 days of the date of the Charter, the deposit will be forfeited. If charter is cancelled inside 7 days and full payment has been made the whole charter fee which may include catering, alcohol and wait staff will be forfeited. If notice of cancellation is 31 days or greater the deposit will be refunded less a 50% booking and administration fee. Deposits for all November - December and public holiday bookings are non-refundable.
Some vessels may require a security bond, taken by credit card imprint and kept for at least 14 days in case of loss or damage to hire vessel or another vessel. Please ask a Sydney Harbour Escapes representative for more information if this is required for your chartered vessel.
In the event of a mechanical problem to the booked vessel, Sydney Harbour Escapes reserves the right to change the vessel to another of similar type and capacity in order for the charter to be completed.
PICK-UP / DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
Click here to see a map of locations. Please note that Wharf Booking fees may apply to some locations. We are more than happy to suggest the most suitable pick-up and drop-off locations for your group.
Most boats have their own individual caterers and menus which include cocktail, buffet and formal dining options. Some vessels will not allow BYO food or beverages. Some exceptions may apply, e.g. religious requirements. With vessels that allow you to BYO food, you are welcome to supply your own food or alternatively we can suggest our recommended caterers. Please ask a Sydney Harbour Escapes team member for more information regarding the Sydney Harbour cruise boat of your choice. Chef & Wait staff hire are available upon request.