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111' Twin Level Glass Pontoon Australia Day Charter

Look no further than Starship Aqua glass boat if you're looking for comfort, style and stability in a corporate or private venue.

Celebrate Australia day in style on Sydney Harbour in your very own glass island harbour ballroom, with breathtaking 360 panoramic Sydney Harbour views. Starship Aqua (Formerly The Pontoon) boat features 2 entertaining decks, 3 metre high glass walls, large open viewing platform and dance floor. Ideal for weddings, parties, conferences, product launches, entertaining overseas guests or themed events. Make your event one to remember!


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Basic Information

300 Max Passengers
300 Cocktail Style
180 Casual Buffet
140 Table Dining

Catering available Licenced Bar IPOD Connectivity PA / Microphone available TV / DVD Air conditioning


Includes skipper and crew

Australia Day
Price on Application
Minimum 4 hour charter

Please note: Starship Aqua is a cashless venue

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply

Public holiday surcharges apply


Fully Catered
Licensed Bar


All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm your booking
Public holiday 20% surcharges apply
No stiletto heels to be worn on board

NB This boat does not allow "Bring Your Own Food or Beverages"


• 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 FeaturesŸ
• 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, Corporate Advertising and Promotions, Milestone Birthday Celebration, Engagement, Christening, Anniversary, Graduations, Gala Dinners, Reunion, Staff Christmas Parties

Boat Manufacturer or Brand

Kha Shing


A 20% surcharge will occur on all food and beverages. Please note: Starship Aqua is a cashless venue

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

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
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

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
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

Beverages on Consumption is available

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

Frequently asked Questions

Maximum number of guests

Dining and seating arrangements
Buffet seated on rounds 160
Buffet seated on rectangles 180
Formal seated on rounds 150
Formal seated on rectangles 180
Cocktails 300

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

Arrival at the wharf
We recommend that your party arrives at the wharf 30 minutes prior to your charter. The boats need to book into the wharves and have a limited time to pick up and drop off your guests.

Preferred pick up and drop off locations
Campbell's Cove, King Street Wharf and Man O’ War steps (the Opera House).

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.

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.

Entertainment options
There is a CD system on board and this boat has a recommended DJ that we can organise for you if you wish. Other options include live music, themed parties and table based team challenges.

Technical Specifications
2 generators
3 Phase power outlets strategically position for audio visual requirements
240 volt power amply power supply for any live on board productions
Cruising speed max 8 knots- average 5 knots
Reinforced upper deck can support cars, engines, boats excellent for product launches

BYO options
This boat does not allow BYO food or drinks.

What to bring
This boat has air conditioning and heaters. If you plan on spending time on the upper deck during your charter 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. If you are taking the consumption bar option, we require payment within 5 working days of the charter.

Cancellation Policy
See General Booking Information below

Boat inspections are welcome by appointment.



Please call the friendly Sydney Harbour Escapes team with your enquiries
Telephone 02 9328 4748

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