Celebrate New Year's Eve aboard A.Q.A. in style watching the fireworks with spacious layout and modern design.
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A.Q.A boat is a luxurious vessel choice for your private New Year's Eve cruise. Relax, enjoy and be completely pampered on Sydney Harbour whilst watching the breathtaking fireworks in 5 star comfort. Be watched by millions of viewers as the vessel takes part in the Parade of Lights.
New Year's Eve
6 hour charter
7pm - 1am
Up to 50 passengers - $60,000
Up to 60 passengers - $72,000
All inclusive premium food and beverage package
Pick up and drop off TBC
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.
Price includes skipper and required crew
All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
Deposit required to confirm booking
Pick up and drop off at either Rose Bay or Mosman Bay.
No stiletto heels to be worn on board
• Length: 28 metres
• 2 open plan entertainment levels
• Cocktail dining for 60 guests, Buffet dining for 40 guests, Formal dining for 30 guests
• 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
Large refrigeration capacity
Fan forced oven
Zanussi Char grill
Zanussi 4 plate cook top
Ice-makers in both bars
Washing machine and dryer
New Year's Eve Cruises as well as corporate and private boat hire all year round!
Menus are available and are priced on application. Menus can be tailored to suit your event and requirements.
Call the Sydney Harbour Escapes team on 02 9328 4748 for any enquiries.
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?
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.
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.
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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