Aboard Ballymagirl Catalina yacht, experience the thrill of sailing Sydney Harbour with the simple pleasures of relaxing on boats.
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Ballymagirl is your classic sailing yacht that very popular on Sydney Harbour waters. The Catalina design has been tweaked beautifully to enable speed racing and entertaining. Sydney Harbour is a world class water playground and Ballymagirl sailing yacht is a fun way to enjoy it- especially on Boxing Day where you will be part of the action!
$550 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $2200
Includes public holiday surcharge
Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply
• Length - 42 foot (13 metres)
• Large fridge and two ice boxes in the transom
• Huge inverter and batteries
• TV DVD
• Stereo with USB and iPhone connectivity
• USB charge points
• Three cabin layout
• Large cockpit with cushions, bimini, dodger, clears all round
• New sail and ropes
All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm booking
No stiletto heels to be worn on board
Private event charter, corporate parties, special event days
Ballymagirl BBQ Buffet Menus
Tossed garden salad, Cous cous date and almond salad, steamed new potatoes, assortment of gourmet condiments served with crusty bread and a fruit platter.
$35 per person
With a selection of gourmet sausages (marinated vegetarian shish kebabs)
$45 per person
With marinated king prawns
$40 per person
With Atlantic salmon cutlets w fresh herbs and preserved lemon
Ballymagirl Fine Dining Menu
Maximum 8 passengers
Two courses $85 per person
Three courses $105 per person
Fresh Prawn Cocktail w rocket, cucumber & spicy lime cocktail sauce w shaved lemon grass croustillant
BBQ Octopus marinated w garlic, chilli & ginger
Live Black Lip Abalone (approx. 300g, when available) pan-seared w garlic & lemon butter served on a rocket & sun-dried tomato salad
North Atlantic Sea Scallops seared jumbo Atlantic scallops w raspberry infused balsamic & crispy prosciutto
Tiger Prawn Linguini homemade linguini w tiger prawns, chilli, garlic, olive oil, basil & baby spinach
Fresh Fettuccine tossed with Tasmanian black mussels, tomatoes and white wine
Spinach and ricotta cannelloni baked with fresh tomatoes and parmesan gratin
Char-Grilled Chicken Breast filled w prosciutto, garlic, mustard seeds and fromage farce w balsamic glaze, wild mushroom & vine ripened cherry tomatoes
Quinoa Butternut Pumpkin trio of red, black & white quinoa, char grilled vegetables w thick cut butternut pumpkin & ash goats cheese
Wild Barramundi with BBQ King Prawns topped w Champagne sabayon
Whole Baked Snapper (approx. 700-800g) fresh, local, baked w lemon, fresh oregano and virgin olive oil
BBQ King Prawns served w rice & your choice of chilli, ginger or garlic cream sauce
Western Australian Scampi barbequed and flamed with Sambuca, served w rice
Live Local Lobster on a bed of rice, your choice of grilled w garlic butter, steamed (served cold) or sashimi
Live Queensland Mud Crab Singapore style w chilli, ginger, garlic and shallots
Shiro Kin Wagyu Sirloin full blood Shiro Kin wagyu sirloin w Grant Burge Shiraz Jus & Paris mash (marble score 9+).
Black Angus Eye Fillet of Beef served w Paris mash & chorizo jus
Veal Prime Rib 4hr slow roasted w herb, garlic & pepper crust w Paris mash & shiraz jus
Decadent Chocolate Tart sticky chocolate fudge w Chantilly cream
Noisette Crème Brulee creamy baked custard with hazelnut praline
Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta w wild berry & champagne coulis
Lemon Curd Tart short pastry tartlet filled w creamy lemon curd w raspberry coulis, Chantilly cream & black sesame
(All main meals served with garden salad or steamed seasonal vegetables.)
Ballymagirl Platter Menus
$16.50 per person
Antipasto Platter. a selection of Prosciutto, salami, cured meats, select cheeses, roasted peppers, olives, other gourmet Italian condiments and crusty bread.
$54 per person
Cold Seafood Platter . Balmain bugs, blue swimmer crab, natural oysters, fresh prawns, smoked salmon served w fresh seasonal fruit
$16.5 per person
Mezza Platter. Baba ghanouj, hommos, labne & garlic, tabouli, pickled vegetables, marinated chicken skewers served with pitta bread.
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?
Ballymagirl is surveyed to hold a maximum of 12 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.
What toilet facilities are on board?
Ballymagirl is equipped with two modern marine toilets with easy access for charter.
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?
Ballymagirl has a fully stocked galley including cutlery, crockery and glasses. Ballymagirl has a stove top, oven and microwave 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?
Ballymagirl is equipped with one fridge.
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a sound system which is iPod and mp3 compatible. Ballymagirl also Please ensure your mp3 player is fully charged. Ballymagirl 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, Amex, 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?
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.
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