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111' Twin Level Glass Pontoon Sydney Harbour Wedding

Starship Aqua is one of the most unique wedding reception venues in Sydney. Cruise Sydney Harbour with uninterrupted views.

Cruise along in your very own glass island ballroom, Starship Aqua (Formerly The Pontoon) boat, for your Sydney Harbour wedding. Impress your guests with breathtaking 360 panoramic Sydney views. Starship Aqua (Formerly The Pontoon) cruise features 2 entertaining decks, 3 metre high glass walls, large open viewing platform and dance floor. Our dedicated Wedding Coordinator will suggest unique wedding ideas to ensure that this is an event of a lifetime.

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STARSHIP AQUA Wedding Charters


300 Max Passengers

300 Cocktail Style

180 Casual Buffet

140 Table Dining


Includes skipper and crew

January - October
$1100 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $4400

November - December
$1350 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $5400

Minimum Numbers
January - October on Sundays - Thursdays are 60pax (min. 80pax for canapés)
January - October on Fridays - Saturdays are 80pax (min. 100pax for canapés)
November on Sundays - Fridays are 60pax (min. 80pax for canapés)
November on Saturdays is 100pax (min. 150pax for canapés)
December on Sundays – Thursday are 60pax (min. 80pax for canapés)
December on Fridays - Saturdays are 100pax (min. 150pax for canapés)

Wharf Fees
Maritime Wharves $180
Homebush Wharf $1000 - $1250
Rose Bay Wharf $1000 - $1250

Please note: Starship Aqua is a cashless venue

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply

Public holiday surcharges apply


Theming and decorations, DJ, live music, entertainers, team activates, games and sports. Please ask us for more information.

Starship Aqua - Theming and Decorations


Cocktail Bar Covers (white or black)
$15.00 each

Black tablecloths
$30.00 per table

Black tablecloths fitted lycra


All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm booking
Pickup, drop off and wharf fees apply


• 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


Main Deck features
• Seating up to 180 (with dance floor)
• Seating 150 (without dance floor)
• Circular tables (10 to 12 guests)
• Cocktail party 300 guests (throughout)
• Three metre ceiling height
• Surround glass
• 3 phase & 240 volt power
• Plasma screens, USB inputs
• Sound system, microphone, DVD, iPod
• Full bar

Open Air Deck Features?
• Cocktail tables with bar stools, cafe tables & seating
• Bench seating
• Subtle lighting
• Secondary dance area
• 240 volt power
• Linked sound system
• Smoking area
• Superior elevated viewing
• Open panorama


Boat Suitability

Corporate Charters, Weddings and family and social parties, reception venues in Sydney.

Boat Manufacturer or Brand

Aqua Bay


Please note: Starship Aqua is a cashless venue

  Starship Aqua Cocktail Menus

Starship Aqua Cocktail Menus
Build your own Cocktail Menu
Minimum spend $82 per person
1 food station is required for every 100 guests

Roving Canapes
$7.70 per person
Mushroom risotto arancini balls with tomato & herb drizzle (v)
Chicken & almond pithiviers
Californian nori rolls, soy sauce, wasabi (v)
Hand crafted petite pies, onion jam
Fingers of frittata, goats cheese (v)
Mini pizzettas (some v)
Shiitake mushroom & polenta diamonds
Caramelized onion & parmesan tartlet
Potato brie balls with aioli sauce
Selection of petite pies
BBQ rosemary & sage chipolatas

$8.80 per person
Griddled beef satays, Singaporean peanut sauce, diced Spanish onions
Spiced salt & pepper calamari, ginger & shallot dressing
Coal fired bamboo skewered chicken satay, Singaporean peanut sauce, Spanish onions, coriander
Australian flathead fillets & chips served in mini fry baskets with aioli
Wok fried Asian noodles served in Chinese take-out pails (v)
12hr slow cooked shoulder of Moroccan lamb, lemon preserve served in mini bowls on a bed of scented cous cous
Duck liver pate on crisped crostini, cranberry jam
Rolled Peking duck cones, hoisin
Seared cape grim tenderloin crostini, fresh basil pesto, grand parmigiano reggiano
Petite gelato cones

$10.50 per person
Wagyu beef sliders on mini damper buns, aged cheddar & caramelised onions, chips & aioli
Frenched riverina spring lamb cutlets, roasted tomato & chilli jam
A selection of sushi & sashimi with brewed soy & wasabi
Chicken & prawn paella served in mini bowls
Australian king prawn cocktail in mini shot glass
Hand rolled fresh minted Vietnamese rice paper rolls & dipping sauce
Seared Australian yellowfin tuna, wasabi creme
Australian oysters with a section of sauces & vinaigrettes, mornay & Kilpatrick
Prawn cocktail shots with garlic aioli
Bloody Mary oyster shots
Chef's selection of mini desserts

Live Food Stations
$18.00 per person

Carvery - A carvery of spice rubbed blackened medium rare sirloin, European and imported mustards and chutneys, seasonal salads & freshly baked sourdough rolls
Steamed Asian Yum Cha
Pizza Bar
Mexican Soft Taco Bar
Sushi & sashimi bar with brewed soy & wasabi
Oyster Bar
Pasta Bar
Noodle Bar

  Starship Aqua Buffet Menu

Starship Aqua Buffet Menu

Buffet Menu
$82 per person

Please select 2, additional selections $7 per person
Caramelised onion & parmesan tartlet (v)
Mediterranean ratatouille tartlet, Meredith Farm feta (v)
Truffled mushroom arancini, basil pesto,shaved reggiano (v)
Steamed prawn & scallop dim sims, mirin
Hand crafted petite pies, onion jam
Chicken satay skewers, peanut sauce, coriander, spanish onion
Level 1 mains
Please select 4, additional selections $10 per person
Chargrilled sirloin, bell pepper salsa, bearnaise, mustards, caramelised spanish onion
Slow cooked moroccan spiced lamb shoulder, preserved lemon, labneh
Fresh prawns, aioli, seafood sauce
Beef bourguignon, red wine & shallot jus, buttery mash, herb baby carrots
Free range pan seared chicken fillet, piri piri, preserved lemon yoghurt
Whole filleted atlantic salmon, buttered spinach coulibiac
Saffron chicken, prawn and chorizo paella, arborio rice
Crisp skinned pork belly, cinnamon apple sauce
Honey & orange glazed leg ham carved at the buffet
Argentine chimichurri crisp skinned chicken
Champagne oysters on a bed of rock salt
Wild mushroom risotto, spinach, wild rocket, shaved parmesan (v)
Level 2 mains
To replace a level 1 main, $7 per person or as an extra dish $13 per person
Cape Grim chargrilled tenderloin fillet, assorted accompaniments
Seared lime crusted atlantic salmon fillet, lemon grass and laksa broth
Steamed wild barramundi, ginger shallots, rice wine
Crisp skinned peking duck, plum sauce, special fried rice
Please select 3, additional selections $6 per person
Organic honey glazed kumara & spinach salad, walnut & hunter valley feta
Red quinoa, couscous, chick pea, baby spinach salad, almonds, softened currants, lemon yoghurt dressing
Boiled baby potato salad, mint, chives, quartered eggs, traditional mayonnaise
Apple, walnut and radicchio salad, roaring forties blue, sweetened balsamic
Chilled iceberg lettuce, extra virgin olive oil, lemon & garlic dressing, grana padano
Hot roasted chat potatoes, rosemary, maldon salt
Classic french potato bake, fresh thyme,, streaky bangalow smoked bacon
Zucchini salad, mint, garlic, baby peas, lemon, extra virgin olive oil
Char grilled eggplant, zucchini, roasted vegetables, merideth farm goat's cheese
Crunchy middle eastern fattoush
Classic caesar salad
Rocket, pear, pecorino, pine nuts, aged balsamic
Mixed leaf baby rocket, spinach, shaved parmesan, virgin olive oil, aged balsamic
Asian vermicelli noodle salad, school prawns, blackened chilli, coriander, mint, crushed peanuts
Tomatoes, bocconcini, basil leaves, artisan virgin olive oil, maldon salt, cracked pepper
Angel hair pasta salad, crisped capers, liguria olives, rocket, roasted garlic
Please select 1, additional selections $7 per person
Fine australian cheeses, muscatels, lavish, quince paste
Chef's selection of mini desserts served at the table
A selection of roving gelatos on ice trays

  Starship Aqua Formal Dining 3 Course Menus

Starship Aqua Formal Dining 3 Course Menus
Please select 2 entrees, 2 mains dishes + 2 desserts

3 Course Menu 1
$82 per person

Asparagus risotto, ricotta crumbs and sundried tomato oil (V, GF)
Comfit tomato, prosciutto, marinated feta and basil oil crouton
Slow braised beef rib raviolo, minted pea jus and salsa verde
Sweet corn, Asian greens, water chestnut and poached chicken. Nuoc Cham dressing(GF, DF, peanuts)
Karaage style calamari, whole egg mayo, five spice lemon pickled wombok (GF)
Roasted sweet potato, shaved zucchini, fresco cheese, pickled onions and smoky chipotle oil
Smoked trout dumplings; cherry tomato, radish and avocado tian
Crispy skin salmon fillet, sauteed baby spinach, potato pearls and tomato salsa
steak and red wine pot pie, steamed chats and minted green beans
Pan seared blue eye cod medallions, savoy cabbage colcannon, roast pepper salsa
12 hour braised milk fed lamb neck, comfit sweet potatoes, sorrel jus
Roasted Sirloin with caramelized onions, sauteed mushroom and Paris mash
Rosemary Chicken Ballotine, crushed potatoes, heirloom carrots and rustic pistou
Chocolate mousse with marshmallows, vanilla cream and chocolate shavings
Vanilla Creme caramel, Chantilly and biscotti
Warm chocolate caprese, anglaise and fresh strawberries
Homemade apple and cherry strudel, vanilla Ice cream and cherry syrup
Three milk soaked financier with a caramelized cinnamon meringue
Coconut and orange Bavaroise with a citrus salad

3 Course Menu 2
$92 per person

Salmon carpaccio, celery creme fraiche, pickled red cabbage and cucumber
Crispy whiting, cauliflower pure, cauliflower chips, almond flakes and salmon pearls
Peking duck tortellini, snow peas, smoked oyster jus, pecorino dutch and carrot shavings
Vitello tonnato: slow poached veal loin, traditional tuna and capers mayonnaise with market radishes
Pork belly comfit, chicharrones, red miso roasted eggplant and broad beans
Poached egg with a watercress colcannon, roasted cherry truss, pencil leeks and balsamic reduction
Corn fed chicken breast, smoked tomato risotto, mozzarella and thyme jus
Barramundi steak “en papillote”, light shellfish stock, blue swimmer and tubers with parsley and onion pesto
Herb crusted ocean trout, braised red cabbage, potato lyonese and beurre blanc
16 hours beef rib, cheese polenta, roast garlic, carrot and celeriac with rib juices
Braised lamb shank, caramelized onion and blue cheese pithivier with potato and roasted leek puree
Caramelized banoffee and pecan pie with chocolate sauce
Chocolate and red wine poached pear tort
Almond panna cotta, almond tuile and a coffee sauce
Traditional tiramisu

3 Course Menu 3
$107 per person
Chilled Balmain bug lasagnette, seared tail, saffron vinaigrette, shaved fennel and chervil oil
Tuna tataki, avocado pate, yellow mustard and soy dressing with edamame salsa
Braised lamb shank cannelloni, peas, quail egg and truffled milk curd
Crispy confit duck, broccolini, endive with burnt apple puree verjuice
Seared comfit salmon, quail egg, potato gaufrettes and sauce gribiche
Porcini and young garlic veloutee, wild mushrooms and kipfler chips
Seared kingfish medallions, pink scallop dumplings, coconut, lemongrass and tomato broth
Blue eye cod with celeriac soubise, yuzu watercress salad and crab wonton with roasted chilli oil
Pan fried spatchcock breast, onion soubise, fig, port jus, roasted legs, pancetta sage,
fresh greens, pecorino and cab-sab vinegar
Beef tenderloin, pan fried gnocchi, sauteed mushroom and leeks with pinot reduction
Grilled lamb loin, comfit roma tomatoes, black olives, rosemary bread crumbs kipfler emulsion and lamb jus
White chocolate and orange cheese cake cream, chocolate panforte, caramelized orange
Raspberry brulee, pistachio and hazelnut dacquoise with chocolate sauce
Mango and cranberry trifle, coconut sponge with cardamom cream
Burnt chocolate, hazelnut, amaretti, clotted cream and chocolate sorbet

  Starship Aqua Platter Menus

Starship Aqua Platter Menus

Platter of king prawns - $15 per person
Platter of king prawns + oysters - $23 per person
Platter of oysters - $15 per person
Platters of salt & pepper calamari - $12 per person
Antipasto platter - $18 per person

Starship Aqua Canape Menu - Additional Option
$20 per person

Please select 3 from the below

Caramelised onion & parmesan tartlet (v)
Mediterranean ratatouille tartlet, meredith farm fetta (v)
Truffled mushroom arancini, basil pesto, shaved reggiano (v)
Steamed prawn & scallop dim sims, mirin dip
Hand-crafted petite pies, onion jam
Chicken satay skewers, peanut sauce, coriander, spanish onion
Chicken & almond pithiviers
Californian nori rolls, soy sauce, wasabi (v)
Salt & pepper calamari, ginger & shallot dressing
Mini pizzettas (some v)

  Starship Aqua Beverage Packages

Starship Aqua Beverage Packages
Minimum of 4 hours

Standard beverage package
$11 per person per hour

Angove wine collection
Sauvignon Blanc Semmilion
Shiraz Cabernet
Sparkling Brut
James Boag
Hahn Super Dry
Toohey's Extra Dry
Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Assorted soft drinks
Orange Juice
Sparkling & still water
Freshly brewed tea and coffee

Level 1 Wine Selection
$4 per person per hour

Capel Vale Unwooded Chardonnay (WA)
Beachwood Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (NZ)
Amberly Secret Lane Cabernet Merlot (WA)
Tatachilla Partners Cabernet Shiraz )SA)
Monkey Bay Pinot Noir (NZ)

Level 2 Wine Selection
$4.50 per person per hour

Ant Moore Sauvignon Blanc (NZ)
Knappstein Cabernet Merlot (SA)
Mr Smith Shiraz (SA)
Little Black Stone Pinot Noir Otago (NZ)
Rococo NV Blanc de Blancs (NSW)

Beer upgrade
$4.50 per person per hour
Select two:

Corona with Fresh Lime
Stella Artois
Crown Larger
Monteith’s Crushed Apple Cider

Spirits package
$11 per person per hour

Jim Beam White Label
Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky
Bacardi Rum
Absolut Vodka
Gordon's Gin
Jack Daniels Bourbon

Non-alcoholic beverage package
$8 per person per hour

Assorted Soft Drinks
Orange Juice
Sparkling & Still
Water and Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee

  Starship Aqua Beverages on Consumption

Beverages on Consumption is available

Please note: Starship Aqua is a cashless venue. Payments can be made using EFTPOS machines.


Maximum number of guests
Note: An infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger

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

Guests can board the Pontoon from most wharves in and around Sydney.
King Street Wharf is preferred

Arrival at the wharf
We recommend that your party arrives at the wharf 30 minutes prior to your charter. The boats need to book 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.

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.

On board Ceremony
We suggest that an extra hour is added to your charter if you wish to have the ceremony on board to ensure that you and your guests are given enough time to dine, drink and - celebrate. Please contact us for further details.
The Pontoon terrace deck is the ideal location for a ceremony.

What to bring
As with any outdoor venue, we recommend that your guests dress for the season

Booking and Payment
We require a 50% deposit to secure the vessel and date. 2 weeks prior to the charter date we require the balance of the payment.

Cancellation Policy
See General Booking Information below


Please call the friendly Sydney Harbour Escapes team with your enquiries
Open 7 days 02 9328 4748

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After Hours Emergency: 0438 177 283

Office Hours
We are open 5 days a week
Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm
Charter Hours: 7am - Midnight