Shadow boat has all the luxury of 5 star boat to enjoy your private charter in style.
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Shadow combines cutting edge Italian design, luxurious amenities, sophisticated engineering and high performance to create a vessel desired by all those who look upon it.
Its world class Italian design has created a sleek look, yet offers an elegant, socially-oriented environment, giving guests the opportunity to relax amongst their friends and family. The external areas were designed to provide maximum comfort as you absorb the sights and sounds of the beautiful Sydney Harbour.
The fly bridge, by design, is almost invisible from the side whilst the huge aft sunbathing deck, via steps, spans the full width of the vessel. A jacuzzi on the bow and a back-lit onyx bar are the ideal facilities for events and celebrations.
Every detail has been considered to make your cruise an experience you will never forget. You will see all Sydney has to offer, including the famous Opera House, the iconic Sydney Harbour bridge, the Australian Prime Minister’s Kirribili House and the beautiful natural surroundings on this all inclusive charter.
There is no better way to experience Sydney than with Shadow Charters. Design your charter today.
Includes skipper and crew
January - December
$3250 per hour
4 hour charter $13,000
Daily 8 hours $20,000
$300 per wait staff for 4 hour charter
1-10pax - 1 x wait staff
11-20pax - 2 x wait staff
21-30pax - 3 x wait staff
$380 per chef for 4 hour charter
Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply
Public holiday surcharges apply
All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm booking
Please note that shoes are not permitted on board as they may damage the decks
• Length: 31 metres
• Beautifully fitted upper and lower cabin
• Spacious front and rear decks
• 4 bedrooms and 5 toilets
• Each bedrooms with their own ensuite bathroom
• BOSE 700 Series multizone sound system
• 1 Microphone
• External shower
• Tender and water sports equipment for guests use
Private Charters, Office Parties, Weddings, Overnights, Meetings and Conferences, Product Launches
Shadow Canapé Menus
Classic Canape Menus
Minimum spend $2000
Classic Canapé Menu 1
$79 per person
Please select 4 cold canapes + 3 hot canapes + 1 substantial canape + 1 dessert
Classic Canapé Menu 2
$83 per person
Please select 4 cold canapes + 4 hot canapes + 1 substantial canape + 1 dessert
Caprese of Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomato, Basil & Aged Balsamic Glaze (V/G)
Spanish Gazpacho soup (V/G)
Fig & Goats Curd With Truffle Honey Drizzle
Peking Style Crispy Duck Pancakes, Cucumber Green Onion with Sweet Chinese Dressing
Selection of Hand Crafted Japanese Sushi Toasted Sesame & White Soy Vinaigrette (V/G)
Fresh QLD Black Tiger Prawns with Aioli Dipping Sauce (G)
Tartlet of Balsamic Glazed Fire Roasted Red Peppers, Sweet Onion & Meredith Goats Curd, tartlet (V)
Poached Organic Chicken, Celery & Walnut Waldorf Sandwich Fingers Soy & Linseed Bread
Slow Baked Frittata of Baby Courgette, Heirloom Carot, Soft Herbs & Aged Pecorino
Tartlet of Petuna Smoked Salmon With White Taramasakata, Salmon Caviar & Toasted Black Sesame
Black Ink Tartlet with Crab & Avocado Fresh Lime Dressing
Warm Veloute of Golden Potato & Braised Leek with Crème Fraiche & Baby Herbs
Indian Spiced Black Lentil & Chilli Turnovers with Cucumber & Mint Raita
Miniature Angus Beef Wellingtons with Sweet Roasted Plum Sauce
Handmade Pie of Slow Cooked Chicken, White Mushroom & Shallots with Bush Tomato Chutney
Middle Eastern Lamb and Pomegranate Parcels
Sweetcorn, Golden Potato & Parmesan Fritter With Champagne Vinegar Caviar Pearls
‘Pizzetta” of Sweet Roasted Baby Beetroot & Marinated Meedith Goats Cheese
Homemade Sausage Rolls of Artisan Chorizo Angus Beef & Buttery Pastry (V)
Sliders of 12-hour Slow Roasted Beef Brisket Crisp Asian Slaw & Sesame Brioche
Vietnamese Beef & Lemon Grass Sugar Cane Skewer with Spicy Sweet & Sour
Madjarica - Delicate Chocolate & Native Honey Sponge Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache Icing
Breskvice - Sweet Sablee Sandwich of Peach Compote, Cocoa & Rum
Contemporary Canape Menus
Minimum spend $2000
Contemporary Canapé Menu 1
$103 per person
Please select 3 cold canapes + 3 hot canapes + 2 substantial canapes + 1 dessert
Contemporary Canapé Menu 2
$120 per person
Please select 4 cold canapes + 4 hot canapes + 2 substantial canapes + 1 dessert
Freshly Shucked Sydney Rock Oysters with Cucumber Apple Cider Vinaigrette (gf)
Miniature Shortcrust Tart, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella, Baby Basil, Olive
Chilled QLD King Prawns with Citrus Mayo Dipping Sauce (gf)
Jamon Serrano with Rockmelon, Persian Feta, Extra Virgin Olive Oil on a Spoon
Cured Tasmanian King Salmon with Avocado, Tahini , Fennel , Shaved Radish on Crisp
Black Angus Beef Tataki with Shitake Mushrooms, Black Sesame Seed, Ponzu Dressing on a Spoon
Hervey Bay Scallop Ceviche with Shaved Fennel, Ruby Grapefruit and Aioli on a Spoon (gf)
Ocean Trout Tartare with Truffle Mayo on Crisp Sour Dough
Raw Tuna Fillet with Crushed Pea, Chili, Goats Cheese in Homemade Tart
QLD Spanner Crab, Lime, Chilli , Baby Greens, Aioli, Crispy Shallots on Wonton
(All cold canapes can be made gf)
Fresh Herb and Green Pea Taleggio Risotto Balls with Panko Crust (v)
Spiced Butternut Pumpkin and Humus, Crispy Onion Tart
Peppered Rare Black Angus, Mushroom, Horseradish Cream on a Spoon
Seared Atlantic Scallops with Smoked Bacon, Remoulade, Baby Radish Tart
Crispy Shredded Duck Filo Cigars with Spiced Orange Glaze
Seared King Prawn, Blackened Corn, Mushroom Tart
Pan Seared Quail Breast with Orange, Fennel, Feta, Dried Chilli on a Spoon
Smoked Bacon, Provolone Cheese Croquette with Gribiche Sauce
Wagyu Beef Mini Pie with Homemade Short Crust Pastry and Spiced Tomato Sauce
Crispy Spiced Chicken with Shaved Slaw and Red Eye Mayo on a Milk Bun
Black Angus Beef Mini Burger with Truss Tomatoes, Aged Cheddar and House-made Barbecue Sauce
8-hour Slow-Roasted Berkshire Pulled Pork with Pickled Chilli, Red Slaw and Apple Relish Slider
Seared Tasmanian Salmon with Shaved Fennel, Cucumber, Mint, Chickpeas and Tzatziki in a Box
Crispy Fried Hawkesbury Squid with Wild Rocket and Chorizo Potato Salad in a Bamboo Box
Slow Cooked Riverina Lamb Shoulder Orecchiette with Tuscan Cabbage, Cherry Tomatoes and Pecorino in a Bamboo Box
Twice Cooked Berkshire Pork Belly Bites with Spiced Apple Chutney, Shaved Savoy Cabbage, Watercress and
Apple Cider Dressing in a Box (gf)
Passionfruit Curd, Fresh Strawberry Tart
Salt Caramel Chocolate Crumble Tart
Valrhona Dark chocolate Mousse Candy Peanuts Shortbread Crumble in a Glass
Strawberries and Cream with Coconut Rough Shortbread in a Glass
Whipped Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Blueberries and Lemon on a Spoon
Triple Cream Brie, Sour Cherry and Baby Basil Tart
Shadow Seafood Menus
Minimum 30 guests
Seafood Menu 1
$155 per person
Please select 6 standard canapes, 2 substantial canapes, 1 dessert
Seafood Menu 2
$175 per person
Please select 8 standard canapes, 2 substantial canapes, 2 desserts
Sumac Spiced Lamb Kofta, Minted Yoghurt (gf)
Stracchino Quesadilla, Eggplant & Truffle (v/gf)
Seared Scallops, Caramelised Tamari, Wakame & Lime Zest (gf)
Range Valley Seared Beef & Provincial Herbs (gf)
BBQ Chicken Skewers, Citrus & Galangal (gf)
Chickpea Zucchini Bites & Mild Harissa (v,gf)
Hoisin Duck, Cucumber & Sprouts
Parmesan Polenta Dimes & Tomato Relish (v,gf)
Grilled S.A King Prawns & Mediterranean Citrus Herb Dressing
Sydney Rock Oysters & Aged Champagne Vinaigrette (gf)
Yellowfin Tuna Carpaccio with Citrus Yuzu Dressing (gf)
San Marzano Tomato Salad, Goats Feta & Young Basil (v,gf)
Fresh Caught QLD Tiger Prawns & Seafood Sauce (gf)
Rice Paper Rolls & Peanut Dressing (v,gf)
Hendricks Cured Ocean Trout, Beetroot Crisps & Caviar (gf)
Summer Sushi Selection (v/gf)
Ora King Salmon Poke & Quinoa Salad (gf)
Smokey Pulled Pork Sliders & Summer Slaw
Caramelised Leek Frittata with mixed greens (gf)
8 Hour Free Range Lamb, Salsa Verde & Mixed Grains (gf)
Fraser Island Spanner Crab Orecchiette, Garlic, White Wine & Parmesan
Belgium Choc Hazelnut Squares & White Chocolate Ganache
Mini Pavlova, Summer Fruits & Berry Fluid Gel (gf)
Mini Seasonal Fruit Skewers (gf)
Deconstructed Lemon Tart, Buckwheat & Lavender Dust (gf)
Included as part of this menu is a live preparation experience - guests can choose one of the following three options:
1. A live SA Kingfish filleting
2. A live sushi and nigiri station
3. A roaming Oyster Shucker
Shadow Plated 3 Course Menu
$185 per person
Maximum 10 guest
Pan Seared Prawns, Celeriac Remoulade, Red Vein Sorrel, Lemon Dressing
Zucchini Quinoa Fritters, Pea Mint Cream, Hunter Valley Goats Cheese, Watercress
De-boned Quail, Prosciutto, Fetta, Chestnut Mushroom, Broad Beans, Broth
Seared Scallops, Jerusalem Artichoke, Crisp Pancetta, Baby Herbs
Cured Kingfish, Pickled Baby Beetroots, Horseradish Cream Fraiche, Roe
Wagyu Carpaccio, Capers, Truffle Mayonnaise, Wild Rocket, Pecorino, Grissini
Grilled Rare Yellow Fin Tuna, Shaved Fennel, Orange, Aioli
Confit WA Octopus, Baby Octopus, Red Pepper, Olive, Chili Aioli
Baby Snapper, Mussels, Confit Fennel, Zucchini Flower, Bisque
Peppered Venison Loin, Quince, Puff Pastry, Radio, Chestnut
De-boned Cornfed Chicken, Sweet Corn Custard, Baby Leeks, Pearl Barley
Hapuku, Squid, Chorizo, Nettle Butter, Lemon
Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin, Ox Tail Cigar, King Brown Mushroom, Jus
Berkshire Pork Loin, Prosciutto, Crispy Pave, Morcilla, Apple, Jus
Twice-cooked Duck Leg, Duck Breast, Gnocchi, Kale, Fig, Orange Glaze
Dark Chocolate Pave, Poached Strawberry, Cream Fraiche, Strawberry Ice Cream
Salt Caramel, Chocolate Slice, Banana Fritters, Peanuts, Chocolate Ice Cream
Coconut Pannacotta, Mango, Crumble, Coconut Sorbet
Vanilla Cheese Cake, Mixed Berries, Orange Cardamom Ice Cream
Local and Imported Cheeses, Fig Loaf, Flat Bread, Apple Cherry Chutney
Shadow Share Platters
Minimum spend $2000
Fresh Tiger Prawns, Freshly Shucked Oysters, Served with Fresh Lemon - $265
A Selection of Hand Crafted Japanese Sushi - $218
Marinated Olives, Hummus, Prosciutto, Chorizo, Ham , Spicy Soppressata Salami, Articoke Hearts, Caprese Sticks, Crusty Bread Stick - $137
Shredded Roast chicken, Sliced Tomato, Shaved Iceburg Lettuce, Crusty Baguette - $108
Roasted Capsican, Corn, Marinated Olives, Tomato, Green Beans, Carrots and Beetroot Dip - $75
Cheese and Fruit Board
Selection of 4 Artisian Cheeses, Dried Fruits and Walnuts and Crackers (500g) - $97
Selection of Fresh Seasonal Fruits - $98
Shadow Beverage Packages
BeverageOption 1 - no spirits
$20 per person per hour
Beverage Option 2 - with spirit
Available on request
$35 per person per hour
Andre Delorme De Blancs French burgundy
Babich ”Black Label” Pinot Gris NZ
Babich”Black Label” Sauvignon Blanc NZ
Rose Hill “Sammy & Maddy Rose Orange NSW
Seville “Barber”Pinot Noir VIC
Basedow Shiraz Barossa Valley
Beverages may be subject to change.
Shadow Beverages on Consumption
French champagne / soda water / st germain / elderflower / lychee and passionfruit - $14
Billecart-Salmon French Champagne - $100
Billecart-Salmon Rose French Champagne - $115
Babich ”Black Label” Pinot Gris NZ - $40
Babich”Black Label” Sauvignon Blanc NZ - $40
Rose Hill “Sammy & Maddy Rose Orange NSW - $45
Seville “Barber”Pinot Noir VIC - $48
Basedow Shiraz Barossa Valley - $40
Resechke Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra SA - $65
Corona - $8
Peroni - $8
Assorted options - $2
Available on request - $12
Beverages may be subject to change.
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?
36 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?
Shadow’s spacious indoor areas provide ample shade from the sun and wind.
What toilet facilities are on board?
Shadow is equipped with 5 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.
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a sound system which is iPod and mp3 compatible. Please ensure your iPod player is fully charged. Shadow 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?
Shadow 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. No shoes are to be worn aboard Shadow.
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
$3300 - $4800
4 hour charter
$4200 - $5600
4 hour charter
$6400 - $7000