Highlander power boat is a very comfortable and stable cruiser that offers a relaxed area to enjoy uninterrupted harbour views.
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Aboard a MV Highlander boat the entertainment, corporate and leisure possibilities are almost endless. There can only be one vessel to enjoy Australia Day with the superb Sydney harbour as your backdrop. This vessel will add a sense of style and immediate relaxation to your event. Guests will feel fully pampered and in well looked after with her professional crew.
Includes skipper and crew
$575 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $2300
Includes a 15% surcharge for the public holiday
$241.50 per wait staff for a 4 hour charter
1 x wait staff included in vessel hire
1-10 pax – 1 x wait staff included
11-18 pax – 2 x wait staff required
BYO food will incur a surcharge of $10 per person
BYO beverages will incur a surcharge of $10 per person
Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply
A 15% surcharge will occur on all food and beverages
All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm booking
Surcharge applies on Public Holidays
No stiletto heels to be worn on board
• Length: 14 metres
• 2 Private bathrooms
• Fully equipped galley for BYO use
• Fridge, freezer, esky, icemaker
• Surround sound stereo/CD
• Flat screen TV
• Swim ladder and marlin board
Corporate charters, small private groups, overnight escapes, Australia Day charters
Highlander Canape Menu
A 15% surcharge for the public holiday will apply
$25 per person – Please select 3
$35 per person – Please select 5
Thai chicken patties with sweet chilli dipping sauce
Spice meatballs with tzatziki
Macadamia crusted chicken tenderloins with wasabi mayonnaise
Double smoked leg ham, brie and cranberry sauce on fresh bread rounds
Vegetarian rice paper rolls with honey soy and kaffir lime dipping sauce
Fresh Yamba prawns with aioli
Mini gourmet pies
Mini gourmet pizzas
For 6 people $65
For 10 people $95
Highlander Buffet Menus
A 15% surcharge for the public holiday will apply
Morning Tea Buffet
$25 per person
Tea and coffee
Afternoon Tea Buffet
$25 per person
Selection of pastries
Fresh seasonal fruit
Selection of cheeses
Tea and coffee
$85 per person
Sydney rock oysters
Tasmanian smoked salmon
Green garden salad
Fresh bread rolls
Additional Hot Choices
$15 per person for each selection
Atlantic salmon fillet in lemon and dill butter
Roast chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and pine nuts
Safety and Equipment
Is the boat safe and in good condition?
Yes, the vessel is currently in survey with the NSW Roads and Maritime, 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?
Highlander is surveyed to hold a maximum of 18 passengers. Please note, an infant regardless of age is considered a passenger.
Is the boat suitable for children?
Yes, children are welcome on board, with life jackets being available upon request. Children must be under adult supervision at all times.
Is there sun and wind protection on the boat?
Highlander has a spacious interior saloon providing ample shade from the sun and closure from wind and rain.
What toilet facilities are on board?
Highlander is equipped with two modern marine toilets with easy access for charter.
Catered Food and Beverage Options
Can we organize a meal on board?
Yes, Highlander has an excellent menu selection from local caterers that will suit your budget and taste.
Are we allowed to bring our own food and drinks?
Yes, we suggest that you bring boat friendly food that requires minimum preparation e.g. platter-style cold foods or food that can be cooked on the BBQ.
Is there a BBQ on board?
The vessel is equipped with an outdoor gas BBQ. Please note, that adverse weather conditions may make barbecuing difficult. When at anchor, the crew will be happy to cook your BBQ food for you.
What kitchen equipment is available?
The boat has cutlery, plates and glasses available upon request for 18 passengers as well as other basic kitchen items. A fully equipped galley, fridge and freezer are also available for use.
Do I have to wash up the dishes?
No! Sit back and relax and the crew will do that for you.
Where can we put our food and drinks?
The boat has a freezer and fridge unit in the galley as well as an esky. You are able to bring along additional coolers if required. Older style metal eskies are not permitted as they damage the boat.
Do we need to bring ice for the cooler / esky?
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a sound system which is Bluetooth, iPod and mp3 compatible. Please ensure your mp3 player is fully charged. Highlander 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. 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
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 authorized bond form prior to your charter commencing.
If I cancel the charter, can I get a refund?
See General Booking Information button below for details.
What happens in the event of rain?
Highlander provides excellent protection from the elements because of its covered coach house area.
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.
Min 4 hour charter from $2400
Min 5 hour charter from $2850
Min 4 hour charter from $5280