AQA boat Sydney harbour cruising

 

A.Q.A

 

AQA Boat Hire - Luxury Superyacht Charter - Sydney Harbour

A.Q.A boat is an absolute 5 star cruise superyacht experience. It boasts a range of celebrity clientele (Michael Jackson, Elton John, Tom Cruise, Kylie Minogue, John Travolta, to name a few). This vessel is a fine choice for your Sydney Harbour cruise, whether you're having an intimate dinner with colleagues, hosting a formal company meeting or a private extended charter. Enjoy the very best of luxury boat hire aboard AQA boat charter.


  Refundable Booking
  •   COVID-19 infection, isolation and family illness, see details
  •   Illness, accident, injury
  •   Transport issues
  •   Home emergency
  •   Pre-existing medical
  •   Flight disruption
We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.
Upgrade your booking for extra 6% to receive a 100% refund if you cannot attend for one of the many reasons in our Terms & Conditions which you accept when you select Refundable Booking(s).

 

A.Q.ASuper Yacht Charters

  • From $1800 Per Hour
  • 65 Max Passengers
  • 65 Cocktail Style
  • 45 Casual Buffet
  • 40 Table Dining

 

A.Q.A Prices

Total cost =  Vessel Hire   +   Food   +  Beverages   +   Staff Fees  +   Optional Extras   +   Wharf fees

Includes Captain

LOW SEASON
April to September

$1800 per hour
BYO 
Available during low season:
Consumption bar minimum spend $1000
Beverages $20 pp
Catering $450 flat fee

HIGH SEASON
October to March

$2200 per hour
Consumption bar minimum spend $2000

Public Holiday
$2750 per hour (minimum 5 hours)
20% Catering and beverages
100% / Double time Waitstaff
100% / Double time Chef

NYD / Boxing Day / Australia Day / Christmas
$2750 per hour (minimum 5 hours)
20% Catering and beverages
100% Waitstaff
Chef $1200

Wharf fees

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply (Usually $100 total). Check your quote and contract for more info


Refundable Booking

Starting from November 25, 2021, we provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of our control, you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. You may find all instructions on how to apply for a refund online via your booking confirmation email after payment.

Scenarios include: Positive PCR test | COVID-19 Infection, Isolation and family illness - see details, Illness, accident, injury, Public Transport failure to the booking, Private Vehicle Failure to the booking, Home Emergency, And many more..

Staff Fees

$300 for a 4-hour charter
$75 per hour thereafter

Overnight Charter $1000 per 24 hours

CHEF
$420 (4 hours)
$75 per hour thereafter
Christmas Day, NYD $1200

Formal Dining Set-Up
$500 (accommodating a maximum of 45 guests)
Includes tables, chairs, table cloths, cutlery, plates,
glassware

CHEF CHARGES FEES $420.00
MINIMUM 10 GUESTS

Silver Canape $70 pp
COLD

Miniature short-crust tart with gold heirloom cherry tomato, whipped ricotta, pecorino, black olive,
basil reduction on a spoon (v)(gf)
Black Angus beef tataki, king brown mushroom, miso mayonnaise, crisp shallots (gf)
King Salmon tartare, horseradish, capers, sweet potato crisp, horseradish aioli

WARM
Scallops, daikon, cucumber, green chili salad,nam jim dressing (gf)
Soy glazed duck breast with spiced orange glaze, sour cherry sourdough crisps
Grilled eggplant, spiced pumpkin, black bean, spiced avocado, cherry tomato quesadilla

SUBSTANTIAL
Crispy fried Korean chicken, kimchi slaw, red-eye mayo on a milk bun

DESSERT
Salted caramel and chocolate brownie crumble tart

Gold Canape $90 pp
COLD
Freshly shucked Sydney rock oyster with cucumber and apple cider dressing (gf)

Cold peeled King Prawns with citrus mayo (gf)

Caramelized soy free-range chicken,ginger,sesame,baby greens,shredded nori,fried eshallots (gf)

QLD spanner crab, caviar, edamame beans, cream fraiche hand made tart

WARM
Wild mushroom,pea,pecerino,anancini balls with panko crust,truffle aioli (v)
Popcorn tiger prawns, cucumber lime coconut salad, sriracha mayonnaise, on a spoon (gf)

Peppered lamb lion,caponata,feta,toasted pine nuts (gf)

Grass-fed beef mini pie with home-made short-crust pastry and spiced mushy peas

SUBSTANTIAL
Moroccan spiced lamb shoulder, chermoula, chickpea, cucumber Rita (bowl)
8-hour slow-roasted Berkshire pork belly, hoisin, Asian slaw roll

DESSERT CANAPES
Miniature hand-made short-crust tart filled with lemon curd and strawberries

Diamond Canape $120 pp
MINIMUM 18 GUESTS
COLD

Freshly shucked Sydney rock oyster with cucumber and apple cider dressing (gf)
Cold peeled King Prawns with citrus mayo (gf)
Caramelized soy free-range chicken,ginger,sesame,baby greens,shredded nori,fried eshallots (gf)
QLD spanner crab, caviar,edamame beans,cream fraiche hand made tart
King Salmon tartare, horseradish, capers, sweet potato crisp, horseradish aioli

WARM
Wild mushroom,pea,pecerino,anancini balls with panko crust,truffle aioli (v)
Popcorn tiger prawns, cucumber lime coconut salad, sriracha mayonnaise, on a spoon (gf)
Peppered lamb lion,caponata,feta,toasted pine nuts (gf)
Grass-fed beef mini pie with home-made short-crust pastry and spiced mushy peas
Grilled eggplant, spiced pumpkin, black bean, spiced avocado, cherry tomato

SUBSTANTIAL
Moroccan spiced lamb shoulder, chermoula, chickpea, cucumber Rita (bowl)
8-hour slow-roasted Berkshire pork belly, hoisin, Asian slaw roll

FOOD STATION
One food station (either glazed ham OR charcuterie and cheese)

DESSERT CANAPES
Miniature hand-made short-crust tart filled with lemon curd and strawberries

CHEF CHARGES FEES -  $420.00
Minimum 20 guests

Sashimi Station - $20 pp
Kingfish, tuna, and fresh seasonal seafood served raw and carved to order

Sushi and Sashimi - $25 pp
Hand made sushi and fresh seasonal seafood served raw and carved

Dumpling Bar - $20 pp
Selection of steamed seafood, meat, and vegetarian dumplings served with a variety of dipping sauces

Oyster testing Station - $25 pp
Showcasing freshly shucked regional oysters from around Australia - Sydney rock, Pacific’s and flats

Glazed Ham Station - $20 pp
Served warm and carved to order served with mustards, pickles, and soft rolls

Harcuterie $ Cheese - $20 pp
Selection of cured and smoked meats, cheeses, pickles, and house-made chutneys

Just Cheese - $15 pp
A wide selection of both local and imported cheeses with various bread and classic accompaniments

CHEF CHARGES FEES $420.00
MINIMUM 12 GUESTS

SILVER BUFFET $115 per person
CANAPES
3 chefs section canapés

COLD
Orecchiette salad, broccolini, Meredith goats cheese feta, peas, dry chili, lemon
Pepper-seared Yellowfin tuna Tataki, pickled daikon, wild mushroom, aged soy

WARM
Grilled miso Tasmanian salmon, soba noodles, baby greens lime chili dressing
Free-range de-boned chicken, peanut sambal, sticky greens, toasted coconut,lime (gf)

COMPLIMENTARY PLATTER
Green micro salad with shaved radish, red onion, and cold-pressed dressing
Freshly baked bread rolls and Pepe Saya butter
Steamed baby potatoes with parsley butter and lemon

DESSERT
Handmade Pavlova nests mango passionfruit curd Mango sorbet (gf)

GOLD BUFFET $135 per person
CANAPES

3 chefs section canapés

COLD
Pepper-seared Black Angus carpaccio with grilled new season asparagus truffle mayonnaise, watercress and lemon (gf)
Poached Yamba prawns, chilled and served with shaved fennel, watercress, and ruby grapefruit salad
Cured and aged salumi,olives , pickled red onion, grilled eggplant ,cold-pressed organic olive oil dressing (gf)

WARM
Roasted (med-rare) pepper-crusted Black Angus sirloin with local mushrooms and chimichurri (gf)
Crispy-skinned W.A Cone Bay barramundi, roasted red pepper, black olive, harrisa, shaved zucchini (gf)
8 hour slow-cooked S.A sumac spiced lamb shoulder with pomegranate molasses, kale, bbq zucchini, and warm Israeli couscous

COMPLIMENTARY PLATTERS
Green micro salad with shaved radish, red onion, and cold-pressed dressing
Freshly baked bread rolls and Pepe Saya butter
Steamed baby potatoes with parsley butter and lemon

DESSERT
Valrhona Dark chocolate pave candy peanuts shortbread crumble vanilla ice cream
Local and Imported cheese served with spiced apple chutney, marinated figs, and flatbread

SEAFOOD BUFFET $135 per person
CANAPES
Miniature short-crust tart with hummus and spiced butternut pumpkin (v)
Seared Hervey Bay scallops with chorizo and sourdough crumb (on spoon) (can be gf)

COLD
Seafood platter with a selection of oysters, tiger prawns, Balmain bugs, chilled mussels, Caper
mayonnaise, citrus aioli (Lobster on request, price depends on market value)

COLD PLATTERS
Pepper-seared Yellowfin tuna Tataki, pickled daikon, wild mushroom, aged soy
QLD spanner crab (de-shelled) Heirloom tomato medley, avocado, radish, cucumber, light chili

WARM PLATTERS
Roasted (med-rare) pepper-crusted Black Angus sirloin with local mushrooms and chimichurri (gf)
Large king prawns with chermoula, chickpea,harissa spiced yogurt (gf)
Salt and pepper squid , new season potato salad, chorizo,dry chili

BUFFET INCLUDES
Steamed new potatoes
Wild rocket, shaved pear, pecorino, aged balsamic dressing
Sauté Broccolini, oyster sauce, smoked chilli, crispy onion
Handmade bread rolls, cultured butter

DESSERT
Handmade Pavlova nests mango passionfruit curd Raspberry sorbet (gf)
Local and Imported cheese served with spiced apple chutney, marinated figs, and flatbread

CHEF CHARGES FEES $420.00

FINE DINING MINIMUM 10 GUESTS
$120 per person for 2 courses
$140 per person for 3 courses

Please select from the menu below

Entree
Pan-seared prawns, celeriac remoulade, red vein sorrel, and lemon dressing
Zucchini quinoa fritters, pea mint cream, Hunter Valley goat’s cheese, watercress
De-boned baby chicken prosciutto, fetta, chestnut mushroom, broad beans, broth
Seared scallops, Jerusalem artichoke, crisp pancetta, baby herbs
Cured kingfish, pickled baby beetroots, horseradish cream Fraiche, roe
Wagyu carpaccio, capers, truffle mayonnaise, wild rocket, pecorino, grissini
Grilled Rare yellowfin tuna, shaved fennel, orange, aioli
Confit WA octopus, baby octopus, red pepper, olive, chili aioli

Mains
Baby snapper, mussels, confit fennel, zucchini flower, bisque
Peppered lamb loin,slow-cooked shoulder, globe artichoke, broad beans, peas, jus
De-boned corn-fed chicken, sweet corn, red pepper, baby leeks, pearl barley
Hapuku, squid, chorizo, nettle butter, lemon
Grass-fed beef tenderloin, oxtail cigar, King Brown mushroom, jus
Berkshire pork loin, prosciutto, crispy pave, Morcilla, apple, jus
Twice-cooked duck leg, duck breast, gnocchi, kale, fig, orange glaze

Dessert
Dark chocolate pave, poached strawberry, cream fraiche, strawberry ice cream
Salt caramel, chocolate slice, banana fritters, peanuts, chocolate ice cream
Coconut pannacotta, mango, crumble, coconut sorbet
Vanilla cheesecake, mixed berries, orange cardamom ice cream
Local and imported cheeses, fig loaf, flatbread, apple cherry chutney

Children's Menu $40 pp
Minimum 10 guests

Free-range chicken schnitzel bites and mayo
Mozzarella and Basil pizza fingers
Penne Bolognese
Strawberries and ice cream

NO CHEF CHARGE
MINIMUM ORDER $1250 TOTAL SPEND

Baguettes
12 x Double smoked ham, seeded mustard, aged cheddar sandwich
Serves 8 guests – $215

12 x Black Angus roast beef, truss tomato, mixed leaves, Dijon mustard, aged cheddar sandwich
Serves 8 guests – $215

12 x Free range chicken, celery heart, cucumber, for Paprika mayonnaise, mini roll
Serves 8 guests – $215

12 x Hot salami, Swiss cheese, truss tomato, aioli, mini roll Falafel, spiced pumpkin, baby spinach wrap
Serves 8 guests – $215

12 x Roast turkey, wild rocket, brie cheese, cranberry wrap
Serves 8 guests – $215

Warm Grazing Platters
8 hour slow-cooked lamb shoulder, pomegranate molasses, kale, pearl couscous
Serves 8 guests – $210

Pan-seared king salmon, baby spinach, spiced chickpeas, lemon cucumber yoghurt
Serves 8 guests – $195

Roasted Black Angus sirloin, local mushrooms, salsa verde
Serves 8 guests – $210

Moroccan spice vegetables chermoula, cucumber raita
Serves 8 guests – $185

Thyme and garlic roasted new potatoes
Serves 8 guests – $120

Spiced roasted heirloom carrots, feta, crispy onion
Serves 8 guests – $115

Sapphire Beverages package
$15 per person per hour

Chandon Brut NV - Yarra Valley

Philip Shaw Pinot Gris - Orange

Isabel Estate Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough

Colette Côtes de Provence Rosé - Provence

Mr Riggs Shiraz - McLaren Vale

Corona Extra - Mexico

Includes still and sparkling water, soft drinks, orange juice, tea and espresso coffee

Diamond Beverage Package
$25 per person per hour

Moet and Chandon Brut Imperial NV - Epernay

Philip Shaw Pinot Gris - Orange

Isabel Estate Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough

Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé - Provence

Josef Chromy Pepik Pinot Noir - Tasmania

Chapel Hill Shiraz - McLaren Vale

Corona Extra - Mexico

Nastro Azzurro Peroni - Italy

Includes still and sparkling water, soft drinks, orange juice, tea and espresso coffee

Captain's Beverage Selection
$30 per person per hour

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV Magnum - Champagne

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough

Petaluma Riesling - Clare Valley

Château La Gordonne Magnum - Provence

Dalrymple Pinot Noir- Tasmania

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz - Margaret River

Corona Extra - Mexico

Nastro Azzurro Peroni - Italy

Includes still and sparkling water, soft drinks, orange juice, tea and espresso coffee

Magnum Beverage Package
$60 per person per hour

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV Magnum - Champagne

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Magnum - Marlborough

Petaluma Riesling Magnum - Clare Valley

Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé Magnum - Provence

Torbreck The Struie Shiraz - Barossa Valley

Includes still and sparkling water, soft drinks, orange juice, tea and espresso coffee

Spirits Add-On Beverage Package
$15 per person per hour

Belvedere Vodka - Poland

Glenmorangie 10YO Scotch - Scotland

Tanqueray Gin - Scotland

Bacardi White Rum - Cuba

Makers Mark Bourbon - United States

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum - United States

Includes still and sparkling water, soft drinks, orange juice, tea and espresso coffee

Soft Beverage Package
$8 per person per hour

Coca Cola
Sprite Lemon Lime
Solo Lemon
Capi Dry Ginger
Capi Soda Water
Capi Tonic Water
S.Pellegrino Sparkling Water
Yaru Still Spring Water
Tamarama (East Coast) Fresh Orange

Cocktails
Price: $25 per cocktail
Classic Margarita
Espresso Martini
Whiskey Sour

Extensive menu and wine list
Musical Entertainment, use of inflatable tender with optional donut or wave board
Pick up/ drop off from a choice of locations.

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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.
No stiletto heels to be worn on-board

Features

  •   Catering Available
  •   Bring your own drinks available
  •   Bring your own food available
  •   This boat has a licenced bar
  •   Sound system on this boat allows you to bring your own music
  •   A microphone and PA system is available for use
  •   TV / DVD available
  •   You can get into/out of the water to swim from this boat
  •   Wifi internet is available on this boat
  •   Air conditioning available

Brand : Warren Yachts Yachts


• Length: 28 metres
• 2 open plan entertainment levels
• 2 Fully licenced bars
• 3 double guestrooms with a TV and sound system in each
• 4 bathrooms consisting of 3 marble ensuites in each guestroom and 1 powder room
• Swim ladder , marlin board , swim shower
• 2 spas, sun baking mats
• Large flat screen TV, DVD, Video, Phone, Fax, Intercom, Private Study
• Air-conditioning, Security Monitor

Galley
Large refrigeration capacity
Microwave
Fan forced oven
Dishwasher
Cappuccino machine
Zanussi Char grill
Zanussi 4 plate cook top
Range hood
Chest freezer
Ice-makers in both bars
Washing machine and dryer


Boat Suitability :

Corporate cruise occasions such as client entertaining, product launches, intimate meetings, staff rewards days, company Christmas charters, social events, receptions, weddings, corporate functions, media events, seminars, training, sightseeing, overnight charters

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Safety and Equipment
Is the boat safe and in good condition?
Yes, the vessel is currently in survey with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), 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?
A.Q.A is surveyed to hold a maximum of 64 passengers, 1 skipper and crew dependent on your passenger numbers. Please note, an infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger.

Is the boat suitable for children?
Yes, A.Q.A is suitable for children appropriate sized lifejackets lifejackets are available on request. Children must be under adult supervision at all times.

What toilet facilities are on board?
A.Q.A is equipped with three 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.

On Tour
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a sound system where you can plug in a music compatible device like an iPhone. Please ensure your mp3 player is fully charged.

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
Can we view the boat before we book our charter?
Yes, the vessel is located in Berry’s Bay and viewings are possible most days. 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. Please call in advance to check availability and arrange a viewing.

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.

Cancellation
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.


 

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