A sleek, roomy 'Lagoon' catamaran, Hestia is famous for comfort and smooth sailing for your boat accommodation.
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This is a popular vessel for overnight boat charters on Sydney Harbour. The luxury fitted saloon and expansive alfresco areas will set a relaxed mood for your charter. The aft cabins are fit for royalty with their queen-size central bed and large hull fixed windows bring in lots of natural light and offer an unequalled view to the outside while staying discrete. A state of the art galley and modern fit out will add to the luxury comforts.
Includes skipper and crew
6pm - 10am
Maximum of 6 guests
3 double rooms available
BYO food and beverages
Additional catering available
$100 surcharge applies
Includes all crockery, cutlery, cups, utensils, serving equipment and eskies
Please note - BYO Ice
Overnight Stay Package
Pay an additional $1800 on top of your charter and you can use 3 double rooms overnight until 10am the next day for up to 6 passengers
Public holidays incur an additional 20% surcharge
Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply
All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm your booking
Boat inspections are welcome by appointment
Height in interior over 2 metres
• Large gas BBQ
• Fully equipped galley with 3 sinks, gas cook top, oven, grill. microwave, 3 fridges and a 110 litre deep-freezer
• 4 queen sized cabins, each with ensuite
• 2 forward bunks
• 1 television
• State of the art six speaker sound system – inside and outside
• Swim ladder and hot/cold outdoor shower
• Soft bimini on fly bridge
• iPod connectivity
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Hestia 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
BBQ Menu 5
$35 per person
Premium Beef Steak
BBQ Menu 6
$55 per person
Salmon Minute steak
All BBQ options include browned onions, condiments, garden salad and bread rolls
Hestia Platter Menus
Minimum order of $250.00
Bread and Dips Platter
$55 (15-20 guests)
$75 (15-20 guests)
Stuffed pepper bells
Marinated mixed olives
Char grilled eggplant
Semidried tomatoes and fetta
Prosciutto Hungarian salami
Pitted Kalamata olives
$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
$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
$280 (15 guests)
Medium to large prawns
Condiments including: Seafood cocktail sauce, lemons, marinated ginger and wasabi
$50 (15 guests)
Selection of cheeses
Gourmet jelly or quince paste
Grapes or dried fruits
$50 (15 guests)
A seasonal selection of fruits
Hestia Non-Alcoholic Beverage Package
Soft Drink Beverage Package
$5 per person per hour
Includes soft drinks, juices, mineral and sparkling water
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?
Hestia is surveyed to hold a maximum of 33 passengers, 1 skipper and 1 deckhand. Please note, an infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger.
Is the boat suitable for children?
Yes, Hestia 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 cockpit area has roll down clears to provide ample shade from the sun and closure from wind and rain.
What toilet facilities are on board?
Hestia 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.
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.
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 authorized 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.
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.