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52' Ranger Cruiser Private Charter

A stylish and comfortable vessel, MV Ambiance is perfect for a corporate charter on Sydney Harbour.

Ambiance boat, which has been lovingly and meticulously maintained, is now available for private charter with Sydney Harbour Escapes. The boat boasts beautiful teak decks, with state of the art facilities on-board. This, along with its excellent service, makes it the ideal vessel for a relaxed harbour cruise.

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AMBIANCE Skippered Charter


38 Max Passengers

38 Cocktail Style

25 Casual Buffet

18 Table Dining


Includes skipper and crew

November - January
$600 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $2400
February - October
$600 per hour
4 hour charter $2400
Minimum 3 hour charter $1800

BYO Charters
$15 per person surcharge applies
Includes all crockery, cutlery, cups, utensils, serving equipment, eskies

Wait Staff for Catered Charters Only
$228 per wait staff
Number of wait staff dependent on menu choice

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply

Public holiday 30% surcharge  applies


BYO food and/or drinks, catering options available


All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm your booking
Boat inspections are welcome by appointment
No stiletto heels or black soled shoes to be worn on board


Scheduled Morning Tea
1st April 2019 – 31st March 2020
$110 per adult
$75 per child (3 - 12yrs)

Scheduled Luncheon Cruise
1st April 2019 – 31st March 2020
$325 per adult
$195 per child (3 - 12yrs)


• 15.8 metres
• iPod or CD compatible sound system
• Coffee machine
• Refurbished in December 2008 with new motors, new teak decks etc followed by a fresh new paint job in 2015 and the addition of a large new sun bed

Boat Suitability

Private charters in Sydney, corporate cruises, wedding reception venue, transfer

Boat Manufacturer or Brand

Custom Built


  Ambiance Canape Menus

Ambiance? Canape Menu
Minimum 12 guests per menu

Canape Menu 1
$35 per person
Requires 1 wait staff

Filo pastry with tomato, spinach and egg
Assorted Ribbon Sandwiches
Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Strawberries & Lemon Tarts
Seasonal Fruit & Cheese Platter

Canape Menu 2
$40 per person
Requires 1 wait staff

Assorted Sushi
Vegetarian Rice Paper Rolls served with Vietnamese Dipping Sauce
Thai Chicken Salad served in Noodle Box
Peking Duck Pancake
Assorted Petit Fours
Seasonal Fruit & Cheese Platter

Canape Menu 3
$63.70 per person

Group of 20 or more require 1 wait staff
Assorted Sushi served with soy
Peking Duck Pancake
Rice Paper Rolls with Vietnamese Dipping Sauce
Roasted Cherry Tomato, Feta, Pesto Tartlets
Thai Prawns with Chilli and Shallot Salt
Organic Chicken & Veal Chipolata Sausages served with Tomato Sauce
Chicken and Chive Wontons served on Spoons
Lamb Cutlets with Yoghurt & Tahini Dressing

Canape Menu 4
$71 per person
Group of 20 or more require 1 wait staff

Oysters with Wasabi and Lime Dressing
Assorted Sushi served with soy
Rice Paper Rolls with Vietnamese Dipping Sauce
Crab and Mayonaisse Ribbon Sandwiches
Roasted Cherry Tomato, Feta, Pesto Tartlets
Peking Duck Pancakes
Thai Prawns with Chilli and Shallot Salt
Organic Chicken & Veal Chipolata Sausages served with Tomato Sauce
Chicken & Chive Wontons on Ceramic Spoons
Lemon Curd Tarts with Blueberries

  Ambiance Buffet Menus

Ambiance? Buffet Menus
Minimum 12 guests per menu

Buffet Menu 1
$63 per person
Group of 20 or more require 1 wait staff

Platter – Arancini with Aoili, Marinated Fetta & Olives & Stuffed Peppers
Lamb Fillets with Semidried Tomatoes, Baby Spinach and Yoghurt Dressing.
Roasted Salmon with Coriander and Mint
Rocket Salad with Roasted Beetroot & Roasted Pumpkin, Cous Cous and Caramelized
Smashed Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Bread Rolls
Fudge Brownies with Strawberries

Buffet Menu 2
$78.50 per person
Group of 20 or more require 1 wait staff

Roasted Cherry Tomato, Feta, Pesto Tartlets
Antipasto Platter served with Turkish Bread
Lamb fillets marinated in olives, sun-dried tomato, capers and oregano dressing
Scotch fillet served with a bearnaise sauce
Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Baby Spinach, Rocket, Asparagus & Roasted Roma Tomatoes with Basil Dressing
Bread Rolls
Orange & Almond Cake served with Cream and Strawberries

Buffet Menu 3
$50 per person
Minimum 12 guest
Group of 20 or more require 1 wait staff

Seasonal Seafood Platters – served with seafood sauces and lemons

  Ambiance BBQ Menu

3 Course BBQ Meal
$67 per person

Prawns served with herb mayonnaise
Fresh bread & butter
Main Course
Cooked on the barbecue, shared platters of;
Grilled salmon with drizzle of olive oil & lemon
Marinated Grass fed rump steak
Mixed green salad with cherry tomatoes and balsamic dressing
Creamy German potato salad
Selection of cheeses with crackers, grapes and strawberries

This menu can be upgraded to include a seafood platter (includes; ocean king prawns, freshly shucked oysters, smoked salmon, blue swimmer crab with lemons & sauces). Each platter serves 2 persons and is priced at $75.00 per person. Minimum order $150.00

  Ambiance Kids Menu

Ambiance? Kids Menu
$25 per person
Minimum 5 guests

Assorted Baby Sushi
Mini Sausage Rolls with Sauce
Mini Meat Pies with Sauce
Ham Sandwich
Packets Chips

  Ambiance Beverage Packages

Ambiance Beverage Packages

Beverage Package 1
$17 per person per hour
Minimum 4 hours

Standard Beers - Tooheys Extra Dry/Cascade Light Beer
Standard Australian White and Red Wine
Standard Australian Sparkling Wine
McWilliams Markview Sauvignon Blanc
McWilliams Markview Chardonnay
McWilliams Markview sparkling white
McWilliams Markview Cabernet Merlot
Fruit Juice, Soft Drink. Mineral Water, Spring Water
Tea & Coffee

Beverage Package 2
$21 per person per hour
Minimum 4 hours

Premium Beers - Peroni/Corona/ Cascade Light Beer
Premium Australian White and Red Wine
Premium Australian Sparkling Wine
Evans & Tate Sauvignon Blanc
Evans & Tate Chardonnay
Evans & Tate sparkling white
Evans & Tate Cabernet Merlot
Fruit Juice, Soft Drink. Mineral Water, Spring Water
Tea & Coffee

Beverage Package 3
$24 per person per hour
Minimum 4 hours

Premium Beers - Peroni/Corona/ Cascade Light Beer
Premium Australian White and Red Wine
Premium Australian Sparkling Wine
Evans & Tate Sauvignon Blanc
Evans & Tate Chardonnay
Evans & Tate sparkling white
Evans & Tate Cabernet Merlot
Premium Spirits
Belvedere/Grey Goose Vodka
Hendricks Gin
Jack Daniels
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Bacardi Superior
Fruit Juice, Soft Drink. Mineral Water, Spring Water
Tea & Coffee


  Ambiance Beverages on Consumption

Ambiance Beverages on Consumption


Safety and Equipment
Is the boat safe and in good condition?

Yes, the vessel is currently in survey with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), 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 capacity of the boat?
32 passengers, 1 skipper and 2 crew is the maximum surveyed number allowed on this vessel.
Please note - An infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger.

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?
Ambiance’s covered cockpit and roll out awnings provide ample shade from the sun and wind.

What toilet facilities are on board?
Ambiance is equipped with 2 modern, spacious marine toilets with easy access for charter.

Catered Food and Beverage Options
Can we organize a meal on board?

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.

BYO Catering
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 an outdoor gas BBQ including cooking utensils. Please note that adverse weather conditions may make barbecuing difficult.

Do I have to wash up the dishes?
No, sit back and relax and the crew will do that for you.

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 freezer and fridge unit in the galley as well as two large ice coolers 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?

On Tour
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. Ambiance is equipped with both indoor and outdoor speakers

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 and up to the skippers discretion. Please note payment will charged to the authorised bond post charter.

Booking and Payment
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, 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, we require your signed contract and authorised bond form prior to your charter.

If I cancel the charter, can I get a refund?
See General Booking Information button below for details.

Wet Weather
What happens in the event of rain?

Ambiance provides excellent protection from the elements because of its covered coach house area and clear roll down 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 management of Sydney Harbour Escapes, we will offer a six month voucher where you can reschedule your charter based on availability.

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, swimmers, 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.

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 15 minutes prior to your charter time to allow loading of passengers and gear and to enable enough time for the skipper's safety briefing.
Please note - your charter will start and finish at the times on your contract.

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.

Please call the friendly Sydney Harbour Escapes team with your enquiries
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Office Hours
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Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm
Charter Hours: 7am - Midnight