Enjoy the comfort and classic style of John Oxley, ideal for enjoying a private cruise on the harbour.
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A grand choice for corporate charters, meetings or presentation. Both interior and exterior spaces are well presented with plenty of natural light and easy flow. The large deck area can be used for meetings, team events or simply relaxing while admiring sensational Sydney Harbour views.
January - December
$995 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $3980
Wait staff fees apply
$250 per wait staff for a 4 hour charter
1-30pax – 1 x wait staff required
31-45pax – 2 x wait staff required
Includes all crockery, cutlery, cups, utensils, serving equipment and eskies
Please Note – BYO Ice
Public holiday surcharges apply
Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply
• Length: 80 foot.
• Full wrap around deck
• Large bow with day bed
• Fly bridge with day bed and lounges
• Open plan saloon leading out to huge deck with formal seating for 10
• Bose lifestyle sound system throughout vessel
• Full commercial galley
• Catering available with on board chef
• Master cabin with ensuite and lounge
All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm booking
No stiletto heels to be worn on board
Corporate and social charters, business meetings, and seminars.
John Oxley Cold Canapé Menus
Minimum 20 pax
Middle Harbour Menu
$37 per person
8 Items per person
Frittatas of Sweet potato fetta penne and basil (V)
Crouton cup filled with smoked chicken caesar salad
Smoked salmon celeriac, caper and parsley remoulade tartlet
Mini dampers filled with roast vegetables & macadamia nut pesto (V)
Athol Bay Menu
$46 per person
10 items per person
Individual tarts of Roast Pumpkin mustard and spinach (V)
Sourdough croute with roasted lamb & red onion confit
Cucumber cup filled with crab & pomegranate and dill salad
Shredded duck orange shallot pikelet w/ sweet chilli plum & soy sauce
Smoked salmon nori & wasabi crepe
Taylors Bay Menu
$46 per person
10 items per person
Walnut blue cheese & rocket on crostini (V)
Mini damper w/ salmon & wasabi cream
Seared scallop and bhuji tostado
Pastry filled with Thai chicken fillet and a honey and ginger mayonnaise
Roasted honey bacon stilton and chive frittata
$54 per person
12 items per person
Toasted bread basket w/ Mediteranean salad w/ balsamic & tomato mayonnaise(V)
Cucumber cup w/ crab & pomegranate dill salad
Oysters w/ mirin & black sesame
Grilled tuna & wasabi peas in a chat potato
Slow roasted tomato and basil on goats cheese croute
Thai beef and crisp ginger salad on watermelon
Grilled turkish rounds crisp honeyed prosciutto Persian fetta
Slow roasted salmon lemon crème fraiche and tobiko on toasted rye
John Oxley BBQ Menu
$30 per person
Minimum 10 pax
Scotch fillet steaks
Marinated chicken breasts
2 mixed salads
John Oxley Platter Menus
The Fruity One
Fresh sliced seasonal fruit platter
Includes 20 pieces
Freshly baked muffins and cookies
Includes 20 pieces
Chefs selection of mixed finger sandwiches
Includes 30 pieces
Flaky pastry filled with mixed savoury flavours
Dips, breads and crackers
Homemade Dips, sliced Turkish bread and crackers
Cakes, Slices and tarts
Includes 20 pieces
Mix of sliced, diced cakes and yummy little tarts
The Cheesy One
Australian cheeses and dried fruit served w/ crackers
Selection of grilled and marinated vegetables served with Dips and bread
Selection of meats pates accompaniments and breads
John Oxley Seafood Platter Menu
Seafood Platter for 2 - $257
Seafood Platter for 4 - $514
Seafood Platter for 6 - $686
Selection of Freshly cooked Prawns oysters smoked salmon blue swimmer crabs and Balmain bugs
Served with cocktail sauce lemons rye bread and butter
John Oxley Cocktail Party Menu
Chef charge of $260 per 4 hour cruise if below minimum guests
10 items + 1 substantial $55 per person - Minimum 25 guest
12 items + 1 substantial $66 per person - Minimum 20 guest
14 items + 1 substantial $77 per person - Minimum 20 guest
Tomato, basil, bocconcini, croute (v)
Duck rillettes, apple jelly, crisp pastry
Pacific oysters, Italian crumb, salmon roe
Asian cured salmon and water chestnut on a wonton crisp
Bhuji flavoured scallops cucumber baby herbs
Grilled tuna and wasabi peas in a chat potato
Crisp wonton w/ - Thai flavoured coleslaw and wasabi infused fish roe
Slow roasted tomato, goats cheese, croute, basil (v)
Roast duck, five spice apple compote, sourdough
Grilled Zucchini, goats cheese, mint (v)
Crab chorizo, dill salad, crisp pastry
Port scented mushrooms, sautéed leeks, toasted olive bread (v)
Eggplant caponata, crisp bread, fried basil (v)
Wonton basket crisp Asian greens coconut lime palm sugar reduction (V)
Smoked salmon, pea infused cream cheese, cucumber
Fig compote, Persian fetta, honey tart (v)
Compressed watermelon, seared beef, sweet soy
Crisp olive ciabatta topped with roast lamb and babagnoush
Herb rubbed beef on baked sweet potato and mustard cream
Crisp tortilla cup South American flavoured beans avocado chilli tomato salsa (V)
Pear and herbed goats cheese crostini (V)
Wagyu beef burger, truffled cheddar, salad
Slow roasted lamb shoulder tzatziki slider
Grilled salmon skewer, sesame seeds, sweet soy
Prawns, grilled haloumi, diced tomato
6 hour braised Beef cheek and red wine pie
Duck confit empanada, cherries
Lobster bisque shooter, lobster salad
Pulled pork and pear scroll, crisp sage
Seared lamb skewer, truffle, popcorn
Grilled Lamb cutlet, lemon, garlic
Baby potato, Persian fetta, crisp prosciutto
Black sesame salmon and wasabi risotto ball
Mini Croque Monsieur
Baby wagyu meat loaf, colcannon
Seared ocean trout with Asian slaw and black bean dressing
Pumpkin ricotta wonton, ginger vanilla dip (v)
Seared scallop, cauliflower puree, tobiko
Veal meatball, fettuccini, tomato fondue
3 cheese risotto ball, truffle oil (v)
Prawn pea and lemon arancini, tomato flavoured hollandaise
Smoked chicken & rocket fritter w/roast pepper dip
Open brioche veal burger, relish, pea puree
Mini potato gratin, forest mushroom ragout (v)
Duck confit, rice pilaf, roasted grapes
Mediterranean vegetables, cous cous salad, red wine dressing (v)
Beef ragout, penne, parmesan crisps
Pan seared duck breast with fried rice drizzled with sweet soy
Lamb backstrap, spinach, marinated fetta, Spanish onion, fried capers
Orzo pasta, basil pesto, grilled vegetables (v)
Butternut pumpkin goat cheese sage ravioli, burnt butter, rocket (v)
Lamb tagine, preserved lemon, cous cous
Wild mushroom risotto, parmesan, crisp onion (v)
Beef bourguignon, smashed potato, peas, pickled onion
Soba noodles with mirin roasted pumpkin rocket and sesame dressing (v)
Slow roasted lamb, mashed potato, mushroom jus
Yoghurt panna cotta, passionfruit, cashew brittle
Caramelized banana bread pudding, double cream, dark chocolate
Baklava tart, pear compote, honey rosemary cream
Lemon cake, sweet yoghurt, berries
Crisp Genoise sponge, strawberries, rose petal cream
Baby chocolate coated gelato cones
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?
45 passengers is the maximum surveyed number allowed on this vessel.
Please 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.
Is there sun and wind protection on the boat?
John Oxley’s spacious indoor areas provide ample shade from the sun and wind.
What toilet facilities are on board?
John Oxley is equipped with 2 modern, spacious marine toilets with easy access for charter.
Catered Food and Beverage Options
Can we organize a meal on board?
Yes, we can recommend some excellent local caterers for you to design and deliver 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 i.e. platter-style cold foods.
Is there a BBQ on board?
The vessel is equipped with an outdoor gas BBQ including cooking utensils. Please note that adverse weather conditions may make barbecuing difficult.
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. John Oxley 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?
John Oxley provides excellent protection from the elements.
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.
4 hour charter
$3200 - $4400
4 hour charter
4 hour charter
$2600 - $3200