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65' Party Pontoon Boat Boxing Day Charter

Skippers Afloat private charter boat is extremely versatile, adapting to relaxed cruises or formal corporate event charters.


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95 Max Passengers
95 Cocktail Style
95 Casual Buffet
60 Table Dining
Catering available BBQ Bring Your Own Alcohol Bring Your Own Food Licenced Bar IPOD Connectivity TV / DVD Swimming

Skippers Afloat pontoon boat is an extremely adaptable event space. With a roomy interior with all round views this vessel will suit large cocktail, buffet, seated dining events and corporate events. With all round views, it is a perfect  boat to see action of Boxing Day on Sydney Harbour.  The shaded top level can seat 40 persons and is an excellent position for photography.  The lower level can host 60 persons for table dining. Easy access on the lower level makes it suitable for seniors or disabled persons.

Includes skipper and crew

Boxing Day
$1140 per hour
5 hour charter $5700
Includes a surcharge for the public holiday

BYO Charters

BYO Surcharge of $15 per person applies
Includes all crockery, cutlery, cups, utensils, serving equipment and eskies
Please Note - BYO Ice

20% public holiday surcharges apply

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply


BYO or catered


All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm booking

• Length: 65 foot (20 Metres)
• Surveyed for 100 guests
• Table dining for 60-65 guests on main level and 40 guests on top level, 95 guests for Canapés
• Stylish and spacious interior with panoramic windows
• Liquor licence
• 4 burner BBQ
• Eskies available to use
• Swimming allowed (Maximum 15 passengers at a time)
• Wrap around windows
• Wheel-chair accessible
• Catering available
• BYO Food & Beverage (Fee applies)
• iPod connectivity
• TV/DVD (No charge upon request)

Boat Suitability

Corporate Parties, Private Functions, wedding cruises

Skippers Afloat BBQ Menus

BBQ Menu 1
$25 per person

Selection of chicken, beef or lamb sausages (2 per person)

BBQ Menu 2
$25 per person

Selection of chicken, beef or lamb kebabs (2 per person)

BBQ Menu 3
$30 per person

Minute steak and organic sausage Sourdough rolls

BBQ Menu 4
$30 per person

Salmon Steak

BBQ Menu 5
$35 per person

Premium Beef Steak
Mashed Potato

BBQ Menu 6
$55 per person

Salmon Minute steak
Organic sausage
Sourdough rolls

All BBQ options include browned onions, condiments, garden salad and bread rolls

Skippers Afloat Formal Dining Menu

Two Course Menu
$99 per person

Minimum 30pax
Inclusive of staff costs

Three Course Menu
$135 per person

Minimum 30pax
Inclusive of staff costs

Entrée Options
Please select one

Trio of oysters with signature dipping sauce
Smoked Sichuan duck salad with orange, green papaya and Vietnamese herbs
Grilled Australian prawns with garlic and parsley butter
Sashimi salmon with ponzu dressing, pickled ginger and puffed ric
Pan fried haloumi with peach, raisin and mint salad
Caramelised onion and goat cheese tart

Main Options
Please select two, served alternately

Eye fillet of beef glazed with ‘Café de Paris’ butter and hassleback potatoes
Seared barramundi with coconut, chilli sambal and ginger beans
Super tender rosemary and lemon lamb rump with oven roasted ratatouille and baked feta
Creole rubbed fillet of salmon with Deep South style green rice and chipotle lime aioli
Peruvian spiced chicken with ajo green sauce and asparagus
Galette bretone`a la forestiere, French style buckwheat crepe filled with wild mushrooms

Dessert Options
Please select one

Kaffir lime and coconut crème brulee
Pavlova with raspberry, lychee and rose
Salted caramel and chocolate tart with caramel popcorn
Trio of lemon curd mousse, vanilla slice and passionfruit marshmallow
Chocolate mud cake with fresh cream and berry compote
Two cheese with fig and ginger paste, lavosh and dried fruits

Fresh bread included in menu

Desserts can be plated individually or on a dessert board. Please consult with your events specialist for information on 02 9328 4748.

Skippers Afloat Platter Menus
Minimum order of $250.00

Bread and Dips Platter
$55 (15-20 guests)

Pita bread
Turkish bread
Eggplant Dip

Antipasto Platter
$75 (15-20 guests)

Stuffed pepper bells
Marinated mixed olives
Semidried tomatoes
Char grilled eggplant
Semidried tomatoes and fetta
Prosciutto Hungarian salami
Marinated bocconcini
Pitted Kalamata olives

Sushi Platter
$105 (15 guests)

Assorted sushi platter

Pin Wheel Wrap Platter
$80 (15 guests)

4 Combinations made with mountain bread –
Ham, cheese, lettuce with mayonnaise
Turkey, cheese, lettuce with mayonnaise
Salami, cheese, lettuce with mayonnaise
Tomato cucumber, carrot and, cheese with mayonnaise

Baguette Platter
$80 (15 guests)

4 Combinations made with crusty baguettes –
Salami, Pesto, Jarlsberg & Roasted Capsicum
Ham, Tomato, Avocado, Turkey & Tasty Cheese
Rare Roast Beef, Moroccan Dip, Tomato Chilli Relish with Spanish & Rocket
Eggplant, Semidried Tomatoes, Hummus dip, Artichoke, Tasmanian Brie with Spanish and Rocket

Seafood Platter
$280 (15 guests)

Medium to large prawns
Condiments including: Seafood cocktail sauce, lemons, marinated ginger and wasabi

Cheese Platter
$50 (15 guests)

Selection of cheeses
Gourmet jelly or quince paste
Grapes or dried fruits

Fruit Platter
$50 (15 guests)

A seasonal selection of fruits

Skippers Afloat Beverage Packages

Standard Beverage Package
$11 per person per hour

House white, red and sparkling wine, variety of beers and soft drinks

Additional Upgrades
House Spirit Upgrade
$2 per person per hour

Smirnoff Vodka, JW Red Label Whisky, Gordon’s Gin and Bacardi Rum
Premium Spirit Upgrade
$3 per person per hour
JW Black Label Whisky, Absolut Vodka, Bombay Sapphire Gin, Bacardi Rum

Soft Drink Beverage Package
$5 per person per hour

Includes soft drinks, juices, mineral and sparkling water

Beverages are subject to change without notice.

Consumption Bar
$250 per wait staff

1x wait staff for every 32 passengers

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?
Skippers Afloat is surveyed to hold a maximum of 95 passengers, 1 skipper and extra staff dependent on passenger numbers. Please note, an infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger.

Is the boat suitable for children?
Yes, Skippers Afloat 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.

What toilet facilities are on board?
Skippers Afloat is equipped with two modern, spacious marine toilets with easy access for charter.

Catered Food Options
Can we organise a meal on board?
Yes, we can recommend some excellent caterers for you where we can design 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 e.g. platter-style cold foods or food that can be cooked on our BBQ.

Is there a BBQ on board?
The vessel is equipped with an outdoor gas BBQ including cooking utensils. 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.

Do I have to wash up the dishes?
No! Sit back and relax and the crew will do that for you.

On Tour
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 authorised bond form prior to your charter commencing.

If I cancel the charter, can I get a refund?
We do not offer refunds should you wish to cancel your charter. 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. Please see our General Booking Information on our website or contact a staff member on 02 9328 4748 for details.

Wet Weather
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, our 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.

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

Please call the friendly Sydney Harbour Escapes team with your enquiries
Open 7 days 02 9328 4748

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