Frequently asked Questions
Safety and Equipment
Is the boat safe and in good condition?
Yes, the vessel is currently in survey with the RMS, Roads and Maritime Services, 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?
49 passengers is the maximum surveyed number allowed on this vessel.
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?
The vessel is covered cockpit and roll out awnings provide ample shade from the sun.
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a CD radio system and is mp3 compatible. You are welcome to bring along an mp3 player, iPod or a selection of your favourite CD’s.
Where can we go during our charter?
The skipper will ensure that the boat has a prime spot on the water for the 9pm and midnight firework displays. Please note that the boat cannot move in between the displays.
Booking and Payment
Can we view the boat before we book our charter?
Yes. 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.
How do I secure my booking?
A minimum 50% deposit is required to confirm booking.
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 with final payment. 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. Your contract needs to be signed and bond payment must be made before boarding the vessel. Bring a credit card for payment of security bond. The bond is taken by credit card imprint and kept for at least 14 days in case of loss or damage to on board equipment, charter vessel or another vessel.
If I cancel the charter, can I get a refund?
See General Booking Information below
What happens in the event of rain?
Yarranabee provides reasonable protection from the elements because of it’s covered cockpit area and awnings. We cannot offer a ‘Blue Sky Guarantee’. If boating conditions are unsafe, as determined by the principal of Sydney Harbour Escapes, we will re-schedule your booking to another date.
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.