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50' Motor Cruiser Australia Day Charter

Yackatoon is ideal for a casual Sydney Harbour cruise with a high level of professionalism and a laid back feel.


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YACKATOON Australia Day

35 Max Passengers
35 Cocktail Style
35 Casual Buffet
6 Table Dining
12 Offshore Charter
Catering available Bring Your Own Alcohol Bring Your Own Food Licenced Bar IPOD Connectivity TV / DVD Swimming

Yackatoon is an ideal vessel for a casual Australia Day cruise. Enjoy the Sydney Harbour views from the unbeatable vantage point of the fly bridge or seat your guests on the rear deck and have them dine from the boat's quality catering. Yackatoon is equipped with a high quality surround sound system and plasma screen for your use. Yackatoon offers professional service with a laid back atmosphere, a perfect vessel for your Sydney boat charter!

Includes skipper and crew

Australia Day - Day Charter
10am - 2pm
Minimum 4 hour charter $4000
Includes a surcharge for the public holiday

Australia Day - Evening Charter
5pm - 9pm
Minimum 4 hour charter $4000
Includes a surcharge for the public holiday

BYO Charters
BBQ cleaning charge $150

A 20% surcharge will occur on all food and beverages

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply

• Surround sound system
• Plasma screen
• MP3 compatibility (please bring connector)
• 2 toilets
• Swim ladder
• Fishing equipment
• Flybridge


Catered food, licensed bar, swimming, offshore & harbour fishing


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 Suitability

Private boat cruises, corporate charters, offshore and harbour fishing charters

A 20% surcharge will occur on all food and beverages
Public holiday menus are available and are priced on application. Menus can be tailored to suit your event and requirements.

Call the Sydney Harbour Escapes team on 02 9328 4748

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 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?
35 passengers 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?
Yackatoon’s covered cockpit area provides ample shade from the sun and wind.

What toilet facilities are on board?
Yackatoon 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 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?
An Electric BBQ can be bought onboard for you to use on your charter for an additional $150.

On Tour
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a sound system which is mp3 compatible. Please ensure your mp3 player is fully charged and you bring a connector with you. Yackatoon 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 be 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?
Yackatoon provides excellent protection from the elements.
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.

We were impressed of how diligent Gary and his assistant were in fulfilling all our needs. So we all had a great time and my wife loved it (which was the main aim). Thank you very much for your help. Didier Delemme

We were very happy with the day and I don't have one negative comment. Gary and the captain were excellent and we were very pleased. Cameron

I was unable to attend the event at the last minute but the general consensus from my colleagues and our guests was that they had a terrific time. The feedback regarding the crew and the boat has been very positive. Please thank those involved for a fantastic time and we will definitely be looking to charter with you guys again. Regards, Sheema

The big game deep sea experience we had on Saturday was absolutely fantastic. My friend and I had an unforgettable, excellent day. The crew were accommodating, friendly, resourceful and overall fantastic and ensured that the day was sublime from wharf to shore. As a result we would fully recommend this experience to anyone who asks. Once again I would like to congratulate Sydney Harbour Escapes for making the event possible That was one fortieth birthday that will become the stuff of legend

Please call the friendly Sydney Harbour Escapes team with any enquiries
Telephone 02 9328 4748 (Open 7 days)

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