Celebrate the New Year's Eve aboard Ariston with state of the art features and the fireworks on Sydney Harbour.
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The newly refurbished and renamed Ariston is an impeccable choice for Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve Cruises. Displaying a timeless elegance, Ariston boat has been custom fitted to appeal to the most discerning tastes. Despite its timeless feel, it is equipped with state of the art features including an audio visual system, internet connectivity, the latest LED screens and data from laptops for presentations. Classically and uniquely appointed, Ariston Boat is a unique and elegant luxury boat, now available for New Year's Eve charters on Sydney Harbour.
New Year's Eve 2017
7 hour charter
6pm - 1am
Up to 56 passengers
All inclusive food and beverages
Pick up and drop off TBC
Choose from a wide range of gourmet catering options. Ariston is also available for overnight accommodation
Minimum charter 4 hours unless specified otherwise
All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm your booking
To protect our hand laid teak decks, soft soled shoes only permitted on board, wedge heels are fine but no stiletto heels
• 3 levels including indoor/outdoor upper deck
• Full walk around layout with wide, side walkways and handrails
• Reverse cycle air conditioning on all levels for all seasons comfort
• Karaoke machine available – No additional charge
• Handcrafted Southern Myrtle timberwork and soft leather trims
• State of the art 46" and 40" LED digital TV monitors
• Karaoke, Foxtel, free-to-air and DVD replay
• Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless replay of laptop presentations
• Remote controlled, Bose surround sound system with iPod input
• Fully equipped galley, fridge, freezer and icemaker
• Sleeps 10 in 5 double cabins, each with their own private bathroom with full sized showers and flushing toilets
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Pisces New Year’s Eve Canape Menu
Freshly shucked oysters served natural with lemon juice and sea salt
Sautéed wild mushroom and fresh herbed ricotta in a crisp cone
Peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce
Kingfish sashimi on a Japanese skewer with watermelon, pickled ginger and lychee
Roasted tomato arancini filled with mozzarella and garlic aioli
Seared scallops wrapped in pancetta with pesto drizzle
Black eye bean and provoleta cheese tostada with pico de gallo
Greek pulled lamb slider with garlic tzatziki and butter lettuce
Warm chicken and leek pie with flaky pastry
Argentinean churrascurra beef fillet skewer with red pepper chimichurri sauce
Beer battered flathead gougons with tartare sauce
Served in small bowls with forks
King prawn salad with avocado and macadamia nuts, lemon pepper dressing
Duck confit with wild mushrooms, garlic mash and spring asparagus
Sri Lankan fish curry with fragrant rice and fresh coconut sambal
Mini Pavlova with fresh cream and summer berries
Chocolate and espresso fudge shots with biscotti
Fresh fruit brochettes
Selection of Australian cheese, dried fruits and assorted crackers
Served on a side buffet
Guinness and honey baked ham with condiments and bread rolls
Pisces New Year's Eve Beverage Menu
Cascade Premium Light
Penfolds Koonunga Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet 2014
Stoneleigh Pinot Noir 2015
Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Kudos by Any Moore Pinot Gris 2014 NZ
Chandon Brut NV
A selection of soft drinks, juices, mineral water, tea and coffee.
Alternative quality beers and wines will be served if the selection is unavailable.
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 embarkation 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?
58 passengers is the maximum surveyed number allowed on this vessel.
Note: An infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger.
Is the boat suitable for children?
Yes, the vessel 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?
Ariston is equipped with 4 modern, spacious marine toilets with easy access for charter.
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a BOSE sound system which is iPod and mp3 compatible. Please ensure your mp3 player is fully charged. Ariston 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 and up to the skippers discretion. Please note payment will charged to the authorised bond post charter.
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 faxed or 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.
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?
Ariston provides excellent protection from the elements because of its covered coach house area. 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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