60' Motor Yacht Australia Day Charter

Galene is perfect for a relaxed Sydney Harbour cruise, providing great value for money.

Galene is a well maintained motor yacht, ideal for casual Sydney Harbour cruises and functions. Great value for money, she is able to cater for a variety of occasions and needs. The expansive upper deck area makes for great entertaining.

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GALENE Australia Day

Basic Information

90 Max Passengers
90 Cocktail Style


Catering available Catering Available
BBQ BBQ facility available on this boat
Bring Your Own Alcohol Option to bring your own drinks
Bring Your Own Food Option to bring your own food
Licenced Bar This boat has a licenced bar
IPOD Connectivity Sound system on this boat allows you to bring your own music


Includes skipper and crew

Australia Day
$815 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $3260
Includes a surcharge for the public holiday

BYO Charters
BYO Food, Beverages and Ice

Surcharge of $10 per person
Please Note - All crockery, cutlery, glassware, and ice will need to be provided by the client

No BYO Charters on Fridays or Saturdays in December

Bucks Parties
Up to 50pax
$250 hire fee and $500 bond fee will be applied for the use of our speakers (from JBL) and DJ decks (from Pioneer)
DJ's can choose to bring their own equipment including speakers for no additional cost
Our boat generator has capacity to have a DJ Deck and 2 speakers plugged in, in an event of more than 2 is needed, the DJ has to supply their own generator.

A 20% surcharge will occur on all food and beverages

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply

Staff Fees

$220 per staff for a 4 hour charter
BYO charter
1 - 59 pax - 1 x staff included for up to 59 pax
60 - 90 pax - 2 x staff (1x included) 
Catered charter
1 -70 pax - 1 Staff included for up to 70 pax
71 - 90 pax - 2 x staff (1x included)


BYO Food
Catering available


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

NB This boat does allow "Bring Your Own Food and Beverages"


• Length: 18m
• Expansive upper deck
• Seating and tables for 70 guests
• Fully licensed bar
• Aux compatible, two JBL speakers for music

Boat Suitability

Corporate Cruises, Wedding Reception venue, Social cruises, team building activities

Boat Manufacturer or Brand

Custom Built


A 20% surcharge will occur on all food and beverages

Galene Canape Menu

Substantial Canape Menus

Option 1
$49 per person
8 x selection A or B
8 pieces per person
Option 2
$54 per person
9 x selection A or B
9 pieces per person
Option 3
$59 per person
10 x selection A or B
10 pieces per person

Roving Dining Menu
Option 1
1 from “Roving Food” selection and 7 x selection A or B
$60 per person
6 per person + 1 substantial
Option 2
1 from “Roving Food” selection and 8 x selection A or B
$65 per person
7 per person + 1 substantial box meal
Option 3
2 from “Roving Food” selection and 7 x selection A or B
$70 per person
6 per person + 2 substantial box meals

Light Canape Menus
Option 1

$25 per person
4 x selection A
4 pieces per person
Option 2
$32 per person
5 x selection A
5 pieces per person
Option 3
$38 per person
6 x selection A or B
6 pieces per person
Option 4
$44 per person
7 x selection A or B
7 pieces per person

Premium selection (A)
Buffalo Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato, Olive and Basil Skewer [GF]
Mushroom Arancini with Minted Yoghurt   (Note: can be made using gluten free breadcrumbs)
Chorizo and Saffron Arancini with Spicy Tomato Relish   (Note: can be made using gluten free breadcrumbs)
Sauteed Leek, Marinated Feta and Dijon Tartlet
Cocktail Egg and Prosciutto Cup (GF)
Spicy Chicken Wings with Sweet Chilli Sauce
Assorted Californian Sushi Rolls (GF)
Mini Gourmet Beef Pie
Mini Beef Sausage Roll
Cocktail House Made Sausage Rolls of Pork, Fennel and Pistachio
Cocktail House Made Sausage Rolls of Walnut, Vegetable and Caraway Seeds
Whipped Smoked Salmon Mousse Tart
Individual Mini Frittata of Pumpkin, Spinach and Parmesan (GF)
Honey Roasted Pumpkin, Pesto and Pine Nut Tartlet
Caramelised Onion Tart with Persian Feta
Vietnamese Rice Paper Roll of Cucumber, Carrot, Lettuce and Sweet Chilli (GF)
Thai Style Fish Cake (Note: can be made using gluten free breadcrumbs)
Smoked Chicken and Avocado Tartlet
Marinated Chicken Skewer (GF) Satay Sauce or Red Curry Sauce
Pimento and Whipped Goat Cheese Cucumber Cup [GF]

Deluxe selection (B)
Roasted Beetroot, Goats Cheese and Candied Walnut Tartlet
Smoked Salmon and Pimento Roulade (GF)
Lamb Kofta with Coriander Yoghurt (GF)
Quinoa Nori Roll of Beef and Shiitake Mushroom (GF)
Quinoa Nori Roll of Teriyaki Chicken and Shallot (GF)
Quinoa Nori Roll of Roasted Capsicum, Fried Eggplant and Avocado (GF)
Peking Duck Pancake with Hoisin Sauce (OR can be a Rice Paper Roll to be gluten free)
Vietnamese Rice Paper Roll of Chicken, Asian Herbs and Bean Sprouts (GF)
Vietnamese Rice Paper Roll of Prawn, Coriander, Peanut and Vermicelli (GF)
Tartlet of Tiger Prawn with White Sesame Seeds
Smoked Salmon and Citrus Avocado Tartlet
Rare Thai Beef Tartlet
Thai Prawn Fritter with Hot and Sour Sauce
Tart of Seared Lamb Fillet, Pumpkin and Red Chilli Jam
Pork Belly Bite with Macerated Cranberry and Apple Balsamic (GF)
Mini Cheeseburger with Tomato
Mini Lamb Burger with Pimento and Persian Feta
Micro Wagyu Beef Burger with Gruyere and Onion Jam
Mini Chermoula Spiced Chicken Burger with Grilled Eggplant and Roast Capsicum Salsa
Slider of Grilled Haloumi, Pesto, Roast Tomato and Eggplant 
Mini Hot Dog with Mustard and Ketchup
Cocktail Chilli Dog of Pork Chipolata, Cheese, Spicy Tomato Relish and Jalapenos

Roving Noodle Box Meals
Tender Braised Lamb Shank with Potato Puree and Rosemary Jus [GF]
Massaman Beef Curry and Jasmine Rice [GF]
Roasted Beef Medallions, Sauteed Potato, Bacon, Spinach and Tomato Salsa [GF]
Chicken Satay on Jasmine Rice with Asian Vegetables [GF]
Penne Bolognaise
Chicken Tikka Masala on Basmati Rice [GF]
Stir-Fried Hokkien Noodles with Chinese Chicken and Greens
Stir-Fried Hokkien Noodles with Asian Vegetables
Penne Rigate and Forest Mushrooms, Scented with Truffle Oil
Roasted Mustard Pork with Spiced Apple Chutney [GF]
Chicken Breast Pieces with Sauteed Bacon and Rosemary Potatoes [GF]
Marsala Lamb Curry with Spinach, Almonds and Saffron Rice [GF]
Mushroom Medley Risotto with Feta and Spinach [GF]
Thai Styled Fried Rice with Tiger Prawns [GF]
Chicken Tikka Masala on Jasmine Rice [GF]
Chicken Breast Fillet and Pesto Penne
Penne with Pumpkin, Spinach, Thyme and Ricotta
Rare Thai Beef Salad with Peanuts [GF]
Caesar Salad
Chicken Caesar Salad
Prosciutto and Goat's Cheese Salad with Baby Beetroot and Candied Walnuts [GF]
Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas, Kumera, Capsicum, Goat's Cheese and Lime [GF]
Honey Roasted Pumpkin Salad [GF]
Tandoori Marinated Chicken Salad [GF]

Galene Buffet Menus

BBQ Chicken Buffet
$25 per person

Juicy BBQ Chickens, sausages hot off the BBQ, A selection of fresh salads, bread Rolls, and Condiments

BBQ Chicken and Fresh Prawn Buffet
$35 per person

The freshest prawns bought from Sydney Fish Markets on the day, Juicy BBQ Chickens, sausages hot off the BBQ, A selection of fresh salads, bread Rolls, and Condiments

Galene​ BBQ Menus

Sausage Sizzle
$12 per person

Fresh Sausages hot off the BBQ, bread Rolls, Onions, and Condiments

Galene Platter Menu

Galene Cheese and Fruit Platter
To be served in conjunction with another menu
$3.50 per person

Three Premium Cheeses and Seasonal Fruit and Lavosh

Galene Cheap and Cheerful Menu

Pizza Party Pack
$15 per person

Variety of pizzas and garlic breads for everyone on board

Galene Dessert Menu

Tiramisu Cups - $5.20 each
Mini Chocolate eclairs - $6.60 each
Trifle Cups - $6.30 each
Mini Lemon Curd Tartlets - $4.20 each
Mini Portuguese Tartlet - $3.20 each
Assorted Mini Slices (e.g. Caramel Slice, Gluten Free Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Pecan Slice, Cherry Ripe) - $3.50 each
White and Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (GF) - $3.20 each
Mini Cheesecakes (GF) - $8.30 each
Mini Berry and Lychee Skewers - $3.90 each

Galene​ Beverage Packages

Standard Beverage Package
$10 per person per hour

Local and imported beers, Australian wines, sparkling wine, soft drinks, juices and water

Premium Beverage Package
$15 per person per hour

House spirits, local and imported beers, Australian wines, sparkling wine, soft drinks, juices and water

V.I.P. Beverage Package
$20 per person per hour

Premium spirits, local and imported beers, premium Australian wines, premium sparkling wine, soft drinks, juices and water

Cash Bar
Staffing Fees for Cash Bar
Additional to Regular Staff
$220 per staff for a 4 hour charter

1 - 50pax - 1 x staff
51 - 100 - 2 x staff

Galene Cash Bar Price List

Peroni - $7
Hahn Super Dry - $7
Cascade Light - $6
Chardonnay - $7
Sauvignon Blanc - $7
Shiraz - $7
Cabernet Sauvignon - $7
Sparkling - $7
Apple Cider - $7
Spirits - $8
Non Alcoholic
Regular Soft Drinks - $3
Ginger Beer - $5
Juices - $4
No Shots
No Doubles

Please note, RSA rules apply - No shots, no doubles, spirits are unavailable for bucks parties

Frequently asked Questions

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 embarking 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?
Galene is surveyed to hold a maximum of 100 passengers, 1 skipper and crew dependent on your passenger numbers. Please note, an infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger.

Is the boat suitable for children?
Yes, Galene is suitable for children appropriate sized lifejackets lifejackets are available on request. Children must be under adult supervision at all times.

What toilet facilities are on board?
Galene is equipped with two female bathrooms, one male urinal and one cubicle toilet with easy access for charter.

Catered Food Options
Can we organise a meal on board?
Yes, we can recommend some excellent caterers for you where we can design the perfect menu to suit your budget and taste.

On Tour
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a sound system where you can plug in a music compatible device like an iPhone. Please ensure your mp3 player is fully charged.

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, the charter will be extended based on the decision of the captain on board and payment will be processed post charter by authorised bond.

Booking and Payment
Can we view the boat before we book our charter?
Yes, the vessel is located in Pyrmont and viewings are 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 check availability and 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 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 commencing.

If I cancel the charter, can I get a refund?
We do not offer refunds should you wish to cancel your charter. 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. Please see our General Booking Information on our website or contact a staff member on 02 9328 4748 for details.

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.

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, our 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
Telephone 02 9328 4748

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