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92' Luxury Cruiser Private Charter

Enjoy AQA boat's spacious layout and modern design, offering luxury boat hire for a range of private occasions.

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A.Q.A Skippered Charter

65 Max Passengers
65 Cocktail Style
45 Casual Buffet
40 Table Dining
Catering available Licenced Bar IPOD Connectivity TV / DVD Swimming Internet Wireless Network (Wifi) Available Air conditioning

AQA boat is an absolute 5 star cruise experience. It boasts range of celebrity clientele (Michael Jackson, Elton John, Tom Cruise, Kylie Minogue, John Travolta, to name a few). This vessel is a fine choice to enjoy cruising Sydney Harbour, whether you're having an intimate dinner with friends or family, introducing overseas guests to the joys of Sydney or hosting a corporate cruise. Enjoy the very best of luxury boat hire aboard AQA boat.

Includes skipper and crew

February - October
$1750 per hour
Minimum 3 hour charter $5250
4 hour charter $7000

November - January
$2000 per hour
Minimum 3 hour charter $6000
4 hour charter $8000

Wait staff
$260 per wait staff for a 4 hour charter
1-10 pax – 1 wait staff included in vessel hire
11-30 pax – 2 wait staff
31-64 pax – 3 wait staff

A $280 chef charge applies to all catering orders under $1150

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply

Public holidays incur a 20% surcharge

• 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
Cappuccino machine
Zanussi Char grill
Zanussi 4 plate cook top
Range hood
Chest freezer
Ice-makers in both bars
Washing machine and dryer


All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm your booking
No stiletto heels to be worn on board

Boat Suitability

Social Events, Receptions, Weddings, Corporate Cruises, Media Events, Seminars, Training, Sightseeing, Overnight Charters

A.Q.A Canapé Menus
(s) Seafood | (gf) Gluten Free | (v) Vegetarian | (vgn) Vegan | (pr) Premium Item

Menu spend must be equal to or greater than $1150
A chef charge of $280 will apply if under spend

Canapé Menu 1
$65 per person

Suitable for a 3 hour event
Please select 6 standard items, 2 premium items and 1 substantial item

Canapé Menu 2
$75 per person

Suitable for a 4 hour event
Please select 6 standard items, 2 premium items, 1 substantial item and 2 dessert items

Canapé Menu 3
$85 per person

Suitable for a 4 hour event
Please select 6 standard items, 3 premium items, 1 substantial item and 2 dessert items

Canapé Menu Selections
Standard Selection
From The Sea

Freshly shucked market best oysters, ponzu dressing, crisp shallots (s)
Popcorn prawns, japanese mayonnaise, coriander, sesame (s) (gf)
Peeled market best prawn, chilli & coriander dressing (s)
Steamed school prawn gow gee, coriander reduction (s)
Steamed pork and prawn dim sim, sweet chilli & lime dressing (s)
From The Paddock
Double smoked ham, cheese & parsley quiche, shaved parmesan
Roasted pork belly, crackling, cinnamon apple jam (gf)
Grilled chorizo & feta pizzetta, cress
Grilled chorizo, caramelised onion, saffron mayonnaise on sourdough crisp
Panko crumbed chicken strips, fresh herb aioli
From The Garden
Caramelised onion, torched goats cheese, micro cress tartlet (v)
Saffron & mozzarella arancini, chive aioli (v)
Cherry tomato & goats cheese quiche (v)
Vegetarian spring rolls, sweet soy dipping sauce, sliced shallots (v)
Watermelon & feta skewers, aged balsamic (v)
Roast mushroom quiche, rosemary salt (v)

Premium Selection
From The Sea

Salt & pepper calamari, aioli, lime (s)
Moreton bay bug, apple cream, savoury wafer cone (s)
Seared yellow fin tuna, sesame, wasabi mayonnaise (s)
Prosciutto wrapped prawns, citrus aioli (s) (gf)
Sashimi yellowtail kingfish, lime, avruga, gold leaf (s)
Seared scallops, grape & pinenut salsa (s)
From The Paddock
Peking duck pancakes, sliced cucumber, spring onion
Rosemary lamb skewers, sumac yoghurt (gf)
Satay chicken skewers (gf)
4 hour slow roasted pork sliders, chipotle mayonnaise

Substantial Selection
From The Sea

Beer battered flathead, shoestring fries, lemon tartare sauce (s)
King prawns, tomato, avocado, red onion salsa (s)
Roasted salmon, shaved fennel, citrus, dill vinaigrette (s) (gf)
From The Paddock
Marinated grain fed beef, glass noodles, sliced vegetables (gf)
Slow roasted NSW pork, slaw, roast apple sauce (gf)
Grilled chicken, cos lettuce, glazed bacon, anchovy dressing
From The Garden
Honey baked pumpkin risotto, sage butter (v) (gf)

Bite size macaroons (v)
Chocolate brownie, salted caramel (v)
Milk chocolate tart, crème chantilly, strawberry (v)
Pineapple, rockmelon & strawberry brochettes (gf) (v) (vgn)
Pavlova nests, crème chantilly, fresh berries (v)
Lemon curd tartlet, torched meringue (v)
Assorted mini chocolate dipped gelato cones (v)

Additional Items
Add an additional standard canapé for $6.50 per person
Add an additional premium canapé for $9.50 per person
Add an additional substantial canapé for $11 per person
Add an additional dessert canapé $5 per person


A.Q.A Buffet Menus
(s) Seafood | (gf) Gluten Free | (v) Vegetarian | (vgn) Vegan | (pr) Premium Item

Menu spend must be equal to or greater than $1150
A chef charge of $280 will apply if under spend

Buffet Menu 1
$75 per person

Includes fresh baked bread rolls and cream butter
Please select 3 items from the sea - cold and/or from the garden, 2 items from the sea – hot and/or from the paddock and 1 dessert item

Buffet Menu 2
$95 per person

Includes fresh baked bread rolls and cream butter
Please select 3 items from the sea - cold and/or from the garden, 3 items from the sea – hot and/or from the paddock and 2 dessert items

Buffet Menu 3
$115 per person

Includes fresh baked bread rolls and cream butter
Please select 3 items from the sea - cold and/or from the garden, 3 items from the sea – hot and/or from the paddock, 1 premium item and 2 dessert items

Buffet Menu Selections
From the sea served cold

Smoked salmon w/ red onion, capers, cream cheese, gherkins on crusty bread (s)
Marinated baby squid salad (s)
Oysters w/ assorted dressings (2 oysters per person) (s)
King prawns w/ lemon wedges (3 prawns per person) (s) (gf)
From the sea served hot
Baked Tasmanian salmon w/ celeriac, fetta and dill (s) (gf)
Roasted south coast blue eye trevalla w/ grape and pine nut salsa (s) (gf)
Pan seared snapper w/ pine nut pesto (s)
Moreton bay bug w/ roasted garlic and chive aioli (s)
From the garden
Caesar salad
Garden salad (v) (vgn) (gf)
Caprese salad w/ extra virgin olive oil (v) (gf)
Chat potato salad w seeded mustard mayonnaise and spring onions (v) (gf)
Roasted seasonal vegetables w/ garlic and rosemary (v) (gf) (vgn)
Broccolini and snow peas w/ orange, chilli and toasted hazelnut dressing (v) (vgn) (gf)
Roast vegetable and fresh herb quinoa salad w/ lemon tzatziki (v)
Watermelon and fetta salad w/ mint and reduced balsamic (v) (gf)
Asparagus w/ shaved parmesan and baked prosciutto (v) (gf)
From the paddock
Sage marinated chicken thigh (gf)
Roasted crispy skin duck breast (gf)
Portuguese style chicken breast (gf)
Pasture fed pork fillet w/ grilled apple chutney (gf)
Western Australian crayfish tails w/ herb butter (s) (pr)
Riverina lamb back-strap w/ tzatziki (gf) (pr)
Braised New South Wales central tablelands lamb fillet (gf) (pr)
Whole Riverina, grass fed beef fillet with field mushroom jus (gf) (pr)
Assorted macaroons (v)
Chocolate brownie (v)
Milk chocolate tart w/ crème chantilly (v)
Fresh pineapple, rockmelon and strawberry brochettes (gf) (v) (vgn)
Mini Pavlova w/ fresh berries and crème chantilly (v)
Cinnamon apple crumble spoons (v)
Lemon meringue tarts (v)
Chocolate dipped mini gelato cones (v)

A.Q.A Formal Plated Menu
(s) Seafood | (gf) Gluten free | (v) Vegetarian | (vgn) Vegan
Menu spend must be equal to or greater than $1150 or a chef charge of $280 will apply

$28 per person
Alternate serve (choose max two items)

Baked forest mushroom tartlet with truffle oil (v)
Grilled koo wee rup asparagus with ricotta, white peach, walnuts and truffle oil (v) (gf)
Sashimi plate with wasabi and soy ($2 surcharge) (s) (gf)
Seared Tasmanian scallops with pumpkin puree, toasted walnuts, apple and cress (s) (gf)
King prawn and avocado salad with tomato, mango and eschallot salsa (s) (gf)
Poached Balmain bug, avocado, peach and chilli salad with citrus vinaigrette (s) (gf)
Steamed, wild petuna blue eye trevalla, chervil oil, fennel, grape and pine nut salsa (s) (gf)
Pan-roasted spatchcock on Moroccan style couscous, glazed cherry tomato and cucumber raita
Butterflied hunter valley grain fed quail on wild rice salad with rocket, broccolini and pomegranate (gf)

$53 per person
Alternate serve (choose max two items)

Honey baked pumpkin and wild mushroom risotto with sage butter (v) (gf)
Pan roasted salmon fillet with cucumber and mint salsa on wild rice (s) (gf)
Pan-fried jewfish on sautéed kipfler potatoes, shaved garlic squid, roasted fennel and lemon beurre blanc (s) (gf)
Spice marinated chicken breast with herbed couscous, snow peas and citrus dressing
Roasted duck breast on potato gallette, with wilted bitter greens, asparagus and hazelnut vinaigrette (gf)
Grilled, riverina fillet of beef on parisian mash, green beans, roasted cherry tomato and rosemary jus (gf)
Roasted pork cutlet on sweet potato puree with spiced apple relish and dutch carrots (gf)
Linguini with slow braised lamb, ratatouille and parmesan

$27 per person
Alternate serve (choose max two items)

Baked individual milk chocolate tart with raspberry coulis and vanilla anglaise (v)
Bailey’s crème brulee with macerated strawberries and pistachio praline (v) (gf)
Deconstructed Pavlova with coulis, fruit and macerated berries (v) (gf)
Stringy bark honey tart with caramelised fig and lemon cream (v)
Rich chocolate cake with crème chantilly and berries (v)
Selection of Australian cheeses, lavosh, fig log and strawberries (v)
Red wine poached pears with vanilla ice-cream

$13 per bowl (1 bowl serves 4)

Shoestring fries with sea salt (v)
Mixed leaf salad with balsamic dressing (gf) (v) (vgn)
Parisian mashed potato (gf) (v)
Warm broccolini with nut brown butter and almonds (v) (gf)
Roasted Dutch carrots with raisins and Persian fett

A.Q.A Special Additions
Minimum 20 passengers apply

Seafood Ice Bar
$32 per person

Assorted sushi, fresh prawns, Sydney rock oysters, pacific oysters and variety of dipping
Sauces served on crushed ice (This can be customised further to include Morten bay bugs,
Lobster, grilled scallops, cured or smoked salmon and pickled baby octopus)

Fresh Oyster Station
$4.50 per oyster per person

Fresh live assorted Sydney rock and pacific oysters shucked to order live in front of your guests

Whole Honey Baked Leg Ham

Whole honey baked leg ham with various mustards, relishes and soft bread rolls

Dumpling Station
$3.50 per dumpling per person

A selection of handmade dumplings steamed fresh to order
(Pork and prawn dim sim, prawn gow gee, bbq pork bun, chicken dumpling, vegetable dumpling)

Cheese Station
$14 per person

A selection of local and international cheese, dried fruits, fruit paste and assorted crackers

Dessert Station

Designed specifically for your requirements our dessert stations are a fantastic end to the evening. Think chocolate fountains, fairy floss, display jars filled with lollies and our quality dessert canapés or go with a theme

A.Q.A Beverage Packages

Silver Beverage Package

$15 per person per hour
Cascade Premium Light
Premium Local Lager
Hope Estate Sav Blanc
Hope Estate Cab Merlot
Tower Estate Moscato

Gold Beverage Package
$20 per person per hour
Cascade Premium Light
Premium Local Lager
Premium Local Gluten Free Pilsner
Cape Mentelle Sav Blanc
Hope Estate Chardonnay
Cape Mentelle Shiraz
Hope Estate Cab Merlot
Chandon NV Brut Sparkling

Platinum Beverage Package
$25 per person per hour
Cascade Premium Light
Local Premium Lager
Local Premium Gluten Free Pilsner
Cloudy Bay Sav Blanc
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay
Tower Estate Shiraz
Tower Estate Pinot Noir
Moet NV Champagne

A.Q.A Beverages on Consumption

Beverage List

Tower Estate Moscato Hunter Valley, Australia $45
Chandon Brut NV Yarra Valley, Australia $49

Moet & Chandon Imperial NV Epernay, France $110
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Reims, France $150
Moet Magnum Epernay, France $200
Dom Peringnon Epernay, France $270

Sauvignon Blanc
Cape Mentelle ‘Georgiana’ Margaret River, Australia $45
Hope Geographe, Australia $55
Cloudy Bay Marlborough, NZ $90

Hope Hunter Valley, Australia $55
Cloudy Bay Marlborough, NZ $90

Petaluma Adelaide Hills, Australia $65
Tower Clare Valley, Australia $55

Hope Hunter Valley, Australia $40

Pinot Noir
Tower Derwent Valley, Australia $55
Dalrymple Pipers River, Australia $65

Cape Mentelle Margaret River, Australia $45
Tower Barrosa Valley, Australia $55
Grant Burge Filsell Barossa Valley, Australia $75
Penfolds 2009 Magill, Australia POA

Cabernet Merlot
Cape Mentelle Margaret River, Australia $35
Hope Geographe, Australia $55

Absolut Vodka Ahus Skane, Sweden $9
Jim Beam White Label Bourbon Clermont, Kentucky $9
Bacardi superior white rum Puerto Rico, Caribbean $9
Mount Gay Rum Barbados, Lesser Antilles $9
Johnnie Walker Red Label Scotch Kilmarnock, Scotland $9
Gordon’s London Dry Gin Clerkenwall, Scotland

Premium Spirits
Belvedere Vodka Zyrardow, Poland $12
Makers Mark Bourbon Loretto, Kuntucky $12
Tanqueray Gin London, England $12
GlenmorangieScotch Tain, Scotland $12

Cascade Premium Light South Hobart, Australia $6
Local Premium Lager Hunter Valley, Australia $6
Local Premium Gluten Free Pilsner Hunter Valley, Australia $6
James Boags Premium Lager Launceston, Australia $8
Peroni Nastro Azzuro Lombardy, Italy $8

Local Premium Cider Hunter Valley, Australia $8

Tea/Coffee Andover, England $4
Softs Coca Cola, Australia $6
Still Water Coca Cola, Australia $6
Sparkling Water San Pellegrino,Italy $9
Orange Juice Nudie Juice, Australia $15

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.

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.

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.

Thanks for all of your assistance everyone had a great time. Special thanks to Simon and his team they were brilliant. Regards, Craig

Thanks ever so much to you, Simon and his crew. It was a gorgeous day out on the harbour! We have some great pictures of the event and everybody had an awesome time! The crew was ever so helpful and it all went really well. Thanks to everyone once again! Cheers, Laurene

I would like to thank you and the crew on the night for all the work that was done to make our cruise a huge success. It was a fantastic night that went off without a hitch and all credit to the folks on the night who worked quietly behind the scenes to make it happen. Thanks again, Marna

You are wonderful! You made everything painless so thank you Michelle! AQA was amazing, beyond all expectations. Everything was wonderful and a special thanks to the crew and DJ for making our night so memorable. Thanks so much, Em

Everything went really well with the wedding. Please pass on my sincere thanks to Simon for his help and advice prior to the wedding along with the AQA team on the day. The staff were first class and everyone had a fantastic day. Kind regards, Elissa

The event was spectacular, everyone raved about it and has commented on it being one of their best reward and recognition events. The food and beverage was fantastic, the boat of course was the most raved about. Thankyou so much for a wonderful day, we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Nikki

I just wanted to thank all of the AQA staff and state that they did an exceptional job. They exceeded our expectations and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The staff were very attentive and catered to all our needs. The food was also fantastic and our overall experience with them will be one we will never forget. Thanks again, Manuel Gomes

Just a quick note to thank you so much for a brilliant day out on the harbour. Both your fantastic organisation skills, combined with the crew's exceptional service and friendly attitude made the whole experience very rewarding, with no hassle. Kind regards, Stephanie Mason

Please call the friendly Sydney Harbour Escapes team with any enquiries
Telephone 02 9328 4748 (Open 7 days)

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