Bella Vista has with two large entertainment decks which is perfect for New Year's Eve celebration.
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Take in all the Sydney Harbour views aboard Bella Vista boat (Italian for 'Beautiful Scenery'). Enjoy your New Year's Eve with comfort on space with Bella Vista's two entertainment decks. With a range of menus all freshly prepared on board and bars on both levels, your guests will be treated to the ultimate in entertaining.
New Year's Eve Tickets 2017
$650 per person
6 hour charter
7pm - 1am (Timings TBC)
Up to 900 passengers
All inclusive food and beverages
Pick up and drop off TBC
Bella Vista participated in the Harbour of Light Parade 2016 and won ‘best dressed’ in 2016! Has been entered to participate this year. Boats approved for the Harbour of Light Parade will be confirmed in October 2017.
6.45pm - Your vessel will arrive for you to commence boarding
7.30pm - Canapés circulate and the champagne flows as we set sail into the sunset
8:00pm - Look to the skies as spectators are thrilled by aerial acrobatics
8.15pm - Back inside our buffet stations are open as guests tantalise their tastebuds with ours chefs creations
8:30pm - The position is set for the impending display, as the excitement bubbles don’t forget to check out the north and south bridge pylons as they burst to life with huge images projected on the surface
8:45pm - The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the heart and focus of the Sydney New Year's Eve, displaying images which beautifully reflect the annual theme
9:00pm - Family Fireworks Display -legendary pyrochoreography adds sparkle and magic to the Sydney skyline.
9:15pm - Harbour of Light Parade™ From the moment the 9pm fireworks conclude, vessels dressed from top to toe in amazing lights follow a route of Sydney’s most iconic areas, returning to exclusion zone surrounding the bridge – the closest you can get to the action!
9.30pm - On board the party is in full swing as our guests eat, drink and dance the night away
10.30pm - Craving something sweet; our dessert buffet is open for self service.
11.30pm - Arriving back in the surrounding waters of the bridge each vessel is positioned and waiting ready for the countdown.
At the stroke of midnight, we celebrate the start of a New Year! Sydney lights up the night sky with a spectacular fireworks display launched from seven barges on the harbour. The fireworks and Sydney Harbour Bridge Effect are always a well-kept secret until midnight on 31 December; Join us on board as Sydney unveils its best kept secret.
Please be at the wharf 30 minutes prior to your charter as New Year’s Eve is an extremely busy evening and the boat cannot wait for any late passengers
All New Year’s Eve tickets purchased through Sydney Harbour Escapes are non-refundable
All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
Non refundable, full payment required to confirm booking
• 3 metre high glass windows
• Bars on both levels
• Spacious wrap around decks
• Full size decks at the front and back of the vessel
• Main deck boasts two feature walls, complete with 4 Plasma screens
• State of the art sound system
• Open top deck with 360 degree views of the harbour
• A DJ will be performing on the evening
• Fireworks at 9pm and midnight
• Participation in the Harbour of Light Parade
• DJ, dancing and light show
New Years Eve, Corporate cruises, Wedding charters, and all other private cruise occasions
Bella Vista New Years Eve Menu
Drinks package with beer, wine, sparkling and soft drink
Delicious canapés and standing buffet menu
Assorted Petite Pies
Garlic Prawn Twisters
Vegetarian Spring Rolls
Homemade Beef Lasagne
Grilled Chicken Indonesia Style
Steam Rice with Turmeric and Lemongrass
Hokkien Noodles with Asian Stir-fry Vegetables
Rocket, Pear and Parmesan Salad
Potato and Chicken Salad
Chefs Selection of Cakes
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platters
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?
Bella Vista is surveyed to hold a maximum of 900 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, Bella Vista 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?
Bella Vista is equipped with multiple 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.
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 Blackwattle 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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