Sydney Sundancer boasts multiple awards and we get rave reviews constantly about the food and service.
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Sydney Sundancer is Australia’s most awarded charter boat. She has won awards for the best decorated vessel in the harbour of light parade and led the parade in 2014. A ketch rigged motor sailing yacht, she combines the stability and comfort of a motor boat with the grace and serenity of a sailing yacht.
Luxuriously fitted in teak below deck with a large canopy that extends nearly the whole length of the vessel, you will have protection in all weathers. Sydney Harbour's fireworks display is acknowledged to be the best in the world, and from the expansive decks of the luxury yacht, you will gain an uninterrupted view of all the evenings activities.
New Year's Eve Tickets 2017
$790 per adult
$740 per child aged under 18 years
8 hour charter
5:15pm – 1:15am (Timings TBC)
Up to 50 passengers
All inclusive food and beverages
Pick up and drop off TBC
Sydney Sundancer will not be participating in the Harbour of Light Parade
Please be at the wharf 30 minutes prior your charter, 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
• Length: 16.26 metres
• Complete Roads and Maritime Services Survey
• Complete catering available
• Private shower and toilet
• Fully equipped galley
• Fully licensed bar
• Extensive sound system
• 2 Double staterooms with ensuites
This vessel has been awarded many prestigious awards for both exceptional presentation and service. They have won the Australian Bridal Industry Award (ABIA) for Excellence for Best Harbour Wedding Reception Vessel five years in a row from 2003 through to 2007. In 2008, Sydney Sundancer was inducted, as one of only six wedding suppliers, into the Australian Bridal Industry Awards “Hall of Fame”. Sydney Sundancer has also won the City of Sydney Council Award for The Best Illuminated Vessel on Sydney Harbour on New Years’ Eve and The Australia Day Council's award for The Best Dressed Vessel on Australia Day on Sydney Harbour (2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013). In 2014, Sydney Sundancer led the Australia Day Parade of Decorated Vessels to - celebrate our Nation’s Birthday, selected by the Australia Council.
Whether you are a couple or with friends, rest assured, your hosts Lynne & John will welcome you in their “floating home" inviting you to mix and mingle and getting to know each other. When we welcome in the new year, at midnight, you will feel you are celebrating with friends. You will, therefore, join a select group and enjoy a party atmosphere second to none.
All prices in $AUS and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm your booking
Stiletto heels, platform or wedge shoes and black rubber soled shoes are not permitted to be worn on board
Private and Corporate charters, Overnight Charters
New Year's Eve menu
All inclusive food and beverages
Inclusive of fine wines, Bollinger champagne, James Boag beers and Cascade Premium Light served all evening plus a superb buffet meal
Sea food pate
Duck and Orange Pate
Medallions of Lobster with Honey & Macadamia Dressing
Seared grain fed Beef Eye fillet
(marinated in lemon grass, ginger, lime juice and spices)
Home Roasted Turkey stuffed with Chestnut & Pate de foie gras
Barbequed glazed leg of Ham
Tasmanian Whole Baked Atlantic Salmon served with Tartare Sauce
King Prawns with Sundancer sauce
AAA Sydney Rock Oysters with optional Limes and vinagrette dressing
Woodbridge Smoked Ocean Trout and Woodbridge marinated Ocean Trout in Pepperberry liquer.
Leafy green salad with fresh herb lemon dressing
Pasta salad with basil dressing sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes and semi dried tomatoes.
Hazelnut meringue and Strawberry gateau (presented in the shape of Australia with the year 2017 written in Strawberries)
Chocolate Almond liqueur cake served with Strawberries and cream (presented in the shape of Australia with the year 2018 inscribed and national flags of all the countries of our guests on board)
The finest French and Australian cheeses with quince paste and fresh fruit
Filter Coffee served with Belgian Shell chocolates and other delicious delicacies
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?
Sydney Sundancer is surveyed to hold a maximum of 50 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, Sydney Sundancer 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?
Sydney Sundancer is equipped with one 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 in our galley.
Is there a BBQ on board?
Yes, there is a BBQ on board.
Do I have to wash up the dishes?
No! Sit back and relax and the crew will do that for you.
Do we need to bring ice for the cooler / esky?
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
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.
7.15 hour charter
$590 per adult
$590 per child
Includes food and non-alcoholic beverages
6 hour charter
$595 per person
$500 per child
6.5 hour charter