Starship Aqua boat at Sydney Harbour


Due to high demand, availability for charter vessels is limited this season. Please ensure you're able to place your deposit early to avoid disappointment



111' Twin Level Glass Pontoon Private Charter

Cruise Sydney Harbour in your very own glass island harbour ballroom, Starship Aqua (Formerly The Pontoon) boat, with breathtaking 360 panoramic Sydney Harbour views. Starship Aqua (Formerly The Pontoon) boat cruise features 2 entertaining decks, 3 metre high glass walls, large open viewing platform and dance floor. Ideal for weddings, parties, conferences, product launches, entertaining overseas guests or themed events. Make your event one to remember.

  Refundable Booking
  •   COVID-19 infection, isolation and family illness, see details
  •   Illness, accident, injury
  •   Transport issues
  •   Home emergency
  •   Pre-existing medical
  •   Flight disruption
We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.
Upgrade your booking for extra 6% to receive a 100% refund if you cannot attend for one of the many reasons in our Terms & Conditions which you accept when you select Refundable Booking(s).


STARSHIP AQUASkippered Charter

  • From $1200 Per Hour
  • 300 Max Passengers
  • 300 Cocktail Style
  • 180 Casual Buffet
  • 140 Table Dining



Total cost =  Vessel Hire   +   Food   +  Beverages   +   Optional Extras   +   Wharf fees

Includes Captain

January - Mid November
$1200 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $4800

Mid November - December
$1400 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $5600

Minimum Numbers
January - Mid November on Sundays - Thursdays are 60pax 
January - Mid November on Fridays - Saturdays are 80pax 
Mid November - December are 100pax for formal dining, 150pax for cocktail

Please note: Starship Aqua is a cashless venue

Public holiday surcharges apply

Wharf fees

Wharf Fees
Maritime Wharves $180
Other Whaves POA

Refundable Booking

Starting from November 25, 2021, we provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of our control, you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. You may find all instructions on how to apply for a refund online via your booking confirmation email after payment.

Scenarios include: Positive PCR test | COVID-19 Infection, Isolation and family illness - see details, Illness, accident, injury, Public Transport failure to the booking, Private Vehicle Failure to the booking, Home Emergency, And many more..

Lockdown Cancelation

Acceptance of this quote and payment of a deposit is also acknowledged by both parties as an acceptance of terms and conditions
In the event that we - The Starship Group - need to cancel your cruise due to government restrictions in place at the time of your event, that we cannot comply with, a refund will be given less an administration fee of $1200.00



In the event that we - The Starship Group - need to cancel your cruise due to government restrictions in place at the time of your event, that we cannot comply with, a refund will be given less an administration fee of $1200.00

Please note: Starship Aqua is a cashless venue


$9 per person per item

Mini beef slider with tomato, cheddar cheese & caramelised onion
Malay coconut chicken skewers & teriyaki beef skewers w dipping sauces (gf df)
Tomato avocado salsa tartlets with soft herbs (v)
Mini artisan hot dog with American mustard & ketchup, fried onions in a brioche finger bun
Selection of handmade quiches in shortcrust pastry with soft herbs & marinated feta (v)
Mini beef wellingtons in crispy filo pastry
Salt and pepper calamari with a ginger and shallot dressing
Soft Tortilla boats with spiced beef, avocado & tomato salsa w sour cream
Noona style meatballs in roasted tomato sauce & melted mozzarella
Beef bourguignon mini shortcrust pie
A selection of nori rolls (v)
Thai beef salad in Chinese take outs
Truffled arancini with fresh tarragon & romesco sauce (v)
Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls with vermicelli, prawns, mint & tamarind sauce (gf df)

$10 per person
 per item

Wagyu beef brisket mini pot pie with shaved truffle pecorino, cold pressed olive oil & cracked black pepper
Peking Muscovy duck pancake with shallots, baby coriander & hoisin (df)
Pumpkin veloute with chive oil in a demitasse cup (v gf)
Penne with slow cooked ragu and shaved pecorino in a mini bowl
Sweet corn & basil soup in a demitasse cup (v gf)
Seared salmon skewer with mango & lime chutney
Steamed prawn gyoza with ponzu sauce in bamboo baskets
Smoked trout with creamed goats cheese, dill, cracked pepper and lemon on a mini pikelet
Oyster pillows lightly fried until golden with cumin & coriander yoghurt (gf)
Fish & Chips - Whiting fillets fried until golden, served in their own fisherman’s basket, baby caper tartare, fresh lemon

$12 per person
 per item

Prawn and blue swimmer crab bisque in espresso cups (gf df)
Miniature chive crumpet with Huon salmon, mousse & Yarra Valley caviar
Australian oysters with a section of sauces & vinaigrettes, Mornay & Kilpatrick (gf df)
Pepper crusted tenderloin fillet with basil pesto on crostini
Peeled Yamba prawn shots with cocktail sauce, iceberg lettuce & melba toast
Seared & pepper crusted Australian yellowfin tuna & wasabi crème
Szechuan fried king prawns with a ginger and shallot dressing
A selection of nigiri and nori rolls with wasabi and soy (v)
Large Black Angus sliders on a milk bun with caramelised onions, aged cheddar, pickles iceberg lettuce
& truss tomatoes with a smokey burger sauce
Frenched lamb cutlet, grilled to perfection with basil & parmesan drizzle
Thai green curry with free range poached chicken, turmeric rice, seasonal vegetables, coriander & toasted shallots in a mini bowl (gf)
Chicken tikka masala with cardamom basmati rice, preserved lemon, topped with a tomato, onion & coriander salsa in a mini bowl (gf)
12-hour braised lamb shoulder in oregano with couscous, preserved lemon & greek yoghurt in a mini bowl (gf)
FOOD STATIONS (minimum 140pax or Chef's charge incurred)
The Starship food stations are a unique food offering, demonstrating a personal experience offered 
to your guests for your special event. Our team of highly experienced chefs create an interactive & 
personal food experience.
Slow roasted wagyu for 4 to 6 hours with our own Starship BBQ rub & finished with our sticky BBQ basting.
Pulled free range chicken
Char grilled roasted vegetables
A variety of hard and soft tortilla bases to be toasted to order avocado with fresh lime juice, Spanish onion, tomato salsa
sea salt & fresh coriander with fresh lime sauce

A classic Hawker food stall with all the trimmings, a selection of fried rice, school prawns, chicken
all cooked fresh in front of your guests (live cooking station)
Char Kay Teow
Hainan Chicken, poached chicken with jasmine rice, ginger, chilli and shallot dressing
Handmade egg or hokkien noodles
Crispy fried onions, crushed peanuts
Fresh mint & coriander, lemon wedges Sambal, fish sauce and chilli

A selection of handmade artisan dumplings served with all your favourite accompaniments
Chicken breast & braised mushroom dumpling
Steamed pork belly buns in light tapioca flour
King Prawn dumplings
Vegetarian Selection
Confit chilli paste, Kikkoman soy & Wasabi, nam jim

A hunger stopping selection of mini sliders
Pulled Pork
Wagyu Brisket
Roasted Vegetables
Brioche buns, black buns, apple slaw, aged cheddar, caramelised onions, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce with
a range of sauces & condiments such as chipotle, hickory and peri peri
Traditional paella pans a la Valencia with Arborio rice, prawns, chicken, mussels, calamari, & chorizo
Vegetarian & vegan option also available on request


$26 per person
The grazing table consisting of a gourmet selection of small goods all hand selected by our executive chef
portraying the finest ingredients.
San Daniele prosciutto
Truffle salami inferno infused with smoked paprika
Selection of artisan sourdough from brasserie bread, charred slices
Marinated green olives with lemon peel, star anise, coriander seeds & confit garlic
Platters of char grilled vegetables, mushrooms, zucchini, capsicum
Pickled heirloom vegetables
Boccincini, vine ripened cherry tomatoes & basil leaves in dressed with virgin olive oil
A variety of locally sourced Australian cheeses all served with truffle honey, sea salt & candied fruits
Lavosh crackers and quince paste

$28 per person
A selection of fresh Australian seafood display with all the trimmings.
Yamba prawns cooked served with fresh lemon & accompanied sauces
Huon smoked salmon
Clarence River grilled baby octopus with olive oil, lemon & garlic
Best available of Sydney or Nambucca rock oysters with red wine shallot vinaigrette sauce & Nam Jim, apple & lemon grass granita
Mini bamboo skewers of seared teriyaki salmon with sesame seeds
Market price per person
Huon King Salmon , King fish & Harissa tuna
Selection of nigiri & nori rolls
Miso Soup
Wakame seaweed with sesame oil
Fresh horseradish, wasabi & egg yolk mayonnaise, pickled ginger, mirin vinaigrette & Kikkoman soy sauce

$12 per person

A buffet of Chef’s selection of Starship desserts

Live gelato stand of up to 8 flavours of your choice served in mini bowls or wafer cones with all the trimmings.

Starship Aqua Formal Dining 3 Course Level 1 Menu
Please select 2 entrees, 2 mains dishes + 2 desserts

3 Course Level 1 Menu
$87 per person

alternating choose 2
Lemon thyme marinated Swiss brown mushrooms with cashew nut & potato cream puree, truss
tomato confit, baby basil & pickled heirloom carrots (V, GF)
Butter nut pumpkin risotto with creamed potato puree, 24-month aged parmesan, chives, edible
flowers, sea salt & cold pressed olive oil (V, GF)
Bannockburn free range poached chicken salad with petti leaves heirloom vegetables, lemon
oregano vinaigrette & edible flowers (GF, DF)
Huon salmon terrine with creamed lemon zested ricotta, truss tomato confit, fresh lemon, Yarra
Valley caviar & shaved beetroot (GF)
Wagyu beef cheek ravioli in a light tomato sugo, crispy basil, truffle parmesan sable, cold pressed
olive oil & soft herbs (GF)
alternating choose 2
Saffron cannelloni with pumpkin puree, creamed spinach, lemon zest ricotta, burnt butter sauce,
roasted cashews, 24-month aged parmesan & crispy sage (V)
Huon Salmon fillet with roasted King Edward mushrooms, carrot & star anise butter puree,
heirloom carrots, marinated fetta & winter peas (GF)
La Ionica twice cooked chicken breast with sautéed portobello mushrooms, clotted cream, mustard
jus, shaved parmesan & soft herbs (GF)
Amelia Park 5-hour slow braised lamb shanks with truffle & chive potato puree, broad beans &
black olive sticky jus (DF)
Riverina premium sirloin with a twice cooked duck fat potato gratin, maple mustard & burnt
hollandaise compound butter (GF)
alternating choose 2
Calibre dark chocolate bar with handmade edible soil, macerated raspberries & fresh honeycomb
Edible garden with creamed white calibre chocolate, passion fruit puree, selection of winter
berries, edible flowers & blood orange sorbet
Passion fruit cheesecake with white chocolate cream, fresh raspberries, lemon curd, Valencia
orange jelly & edible gold
Citrus tart with candied oranges, selection of fresh fruits, egg yolk vanilla bean ice cream,
handmade soil & edible flowers
Tiramisu with vanilla bean mascarpone cream, coffee jelly, white chocolate caviar &
pistachio biscotti

Starship Aqua Formal Dining 3 Course Level 2 Menu

3 Course Level 2 Menu
$97 per person

Burrata DOP mozzarella with seasoned heirloom tomatoes, baby basil, Ligurian olives &
sourdough poor man’s breadcrumbs (V)
Cauliflower & cumin veloute with butter poached Tasmanian sea scallops avurga caviar &
baby chervil (V)
Muscovy duck leg confit with creamed celeriac puree, layered buck fat potato fondant, soft herbs &
black truffle jus (GF)
Hot smoked huon salmon fillet with braised king Edward mushrooms, butternut pumpkin puree &
pickled heirloom vegetables (GF)
Wagyu OX tail risotto braised until falling apart with crispy sage, horse radish crème fraiche,
truffle pecorino & lemon zest
Heirloom pumpkin twice baked with maple granola, Meredith goats curd, apple quinoa, baby basil
& lemon oregano vinaigrette (V)
Pink Lady snapper fillet line caught lightly pan seared with fennel puree, baby kale salad,
parsnip chips, pickled beetroot & soft herbs (GF)
Junee free range lamb rump sous vide with chermoula crust, parsnip & potato puree,
seasonal asparagus & calvados jus (DF)
Corn fed chicken breast lightly poached & then wrapped in Jamon prosciutto, duck fat potato gratin
& butter nut pumpkin puree (GF)
Black Angus 8-hour braised beef cheek with sautéed forest mushroom, potato gratin, broad beans
& madeira jus (DF)
Short crust macerated raspberry tart with crème fraiche, pineapple puree & white chocolate
ice cream
Calibre milk chocolate delice with honey roasted cashews, salted caramel ice cream &
seasonal garden berries (GF)
Vanilla bean crème caramel with short crust sable, poached corella pear & cinnamon & orange zest
Chantelle clotted cream
Banoffee sweet paste tart with candied peacan nuts, pistachio cream, macerated raspberries
& edible flowers
Salted caramel & bitter chocolate terrine with macerated fresh figs, fresh honeycomb
& edible flowers

Starship Aqua Formal Dining 3 Course Level 3 Menu

3 Course Level 3 Menu

$117 per person

Wild mushroom risotto w soft herbs, lemon thyme compound butter, shaved seasonal truffles
& sautéed foie gras (V)
Hot smoked yellow fin tuna carpaccio with mirin vinaigrette, heirloom tomatoes, toasted black
sesame & Yarra Valley caviar (GF, DF)
Citrus cured huon salmon fillet with crispy pork neck, snow crab, crème fraiche, Yarra Valley caviar
& preserved lemon aioli
Muscovy duck leg confit with creamed celeriac puree, macerated figs, yellow mustard seeds,
baby chervil & parsnip chips (GF)
Rangers Valley chimmichurri rump cap dry aged with oven roasted bone marrow,
pickled cauliflower & grilled U6 prawn (GF, DF)
Wild mushroom ravioli with shaved black truffles, braised pearl onions, smoked mozzarella &
cold pressed olive oil
Petaluma ocean trout fillet with crispy skin, fennel puree, sautéed pancetta, king Edward
mushrooms & butter poached saffron potatoes (GF)
Pink Lady snapper fillet line caught lightly pan seared with fennel puree, baby kale salad,
parsnip chips, pickled beetroot & soft herbs (GF)
Amelia Park free range lamb rack slow roasted with duck fat potato fondant, madeira reduction,
light jus & butter poached board beans
Oakleigh Ranch marble score 4 wagyu eye fillet with twice cooked potato gratin, madeira jus,
maple mustard & confit duck fat eschallot (GF, DF)
Calibre white chocolate tear drop with raspberry jelly, burnt orange ice cream, pistachio sweet
paste soil & edible flowers (GF)
Golden Gaytime terrine with honey roasted cashews, oven roasted white rock peaches, banana ice
cream & shaved black winter truffle
Short crust macerated raspberry tart with crème fraiche, pineapple puree, white chocolate ice cream
& gold leaf
Passion fruit panacotta with Valencia orange jelly, calibre chocolate caviar & oven roasted
coconut biscuit soil (GF)
18 ct gold chocolate martini with salted caramel fudge sauce, chocolate terrine &
handmade macaroons with sea salt

Starship Aqua Beverage Packages
Minimum of 4 hours

Standard beverage package
$11.5 per person per hour

Angove wine collection
Sauvignon Blanc Semmilion
Shiraz Cabernet
Sparkling Brut
James Boag
Hahn Super Dry
Toohey's Extra Dry
Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Assorted soft drinks
Orange Juice
Sparkling & still water
Freshly brewed tea and coffee

Level 1 Wine Selection
$4 per person per hour

Capel Vale Unwooded Chardonnay (WA)
Beachwood Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (NZ)
Amberly Secret Lane Cabernet Merlot (WA)
Tatachilla Partners Cabernet Shiraz (SA)
Monkey Bay Pinot Noir (NZ)

Level 2 Wine Selection
$4.50 per person per hour

Ant Moore Sauvignon Blanc (NZ)
Knappstein Cabernet Merlot (SA)
Mr Smith Shiraz (SA)
Little Black Stone Pinot Noir Otago (NZ)
Rococo NV Blanc de Blancs (NSW)

Beer upgrade
$4.50 per person per hour
Select two:

Corona with Fresh Lime
Stella Artois
Crown Larger
Monteith’s Crushed Apple Cider

Spirits package
$11 per person per hour

Jim Beam White Label
Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky
Bacardi Rum
Absolut Vodka
Gordon's Gin
Jack Daniels Bourbon

Non-alcoholic beverage package
$8 per person per hour

Assorted Soft Drinks
Orange Juice
Sparkling & Still
Water and Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee

Beverages on Consumption is available

Please note: Starship Aqua is a cashless venue. Payments can be made using EFTPOS machines.

Fully Catered
Licensed Bar

Starship Aqua - Theming and Decorations


Cocktail Bar Covers (white or black)
$15.00 each

Black tablecloths
$30.00 per table

Black tablecloths fitted lycra


All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm booking


  •   Catering Available
  •   This boat has a licenced bar
  •   Sound system on this boat allows you to bring your own music
  •   A microphone and PA system is available for use
  •   TV / DVD available
  •   Air conditioning available

Brand : Custom Built

• 360 degree uninterrupted panoramic views
• Largest outdoor cruising cocktail bar on Sydney Harbour
• Open alfresco upper deck with stylish fixed canopy shelter over bar area
• On board PA
• Professional elevated stage area
• Allocated dance floor
• Controlled mood lighting
• 3 metre high ceilings
• Softly inclined staircase adjoining both levels
• Private, modern and contemporary bathrooms.
• Neutral and light space- create your own mood
• Complete privacy
• Quick & easy access to the city & shore
• Room for a band DJ or any form of entertainment
• Pillarless open room. No obstructions to interfere with view or floor layout.
• Stability & comfort
• All weather protection
• Air conditioning and flow through ventilation


Main Deck features
• Seating up to 180 (with dance floor)
• Seating 150 (without dance floor)
• Circular tables (10 to 12 guests)
• Cocktail party 300 guests (throughout)
• Three metre ceiling height
• Surround glass
• 3 phase & 240 volt power
• Plasma screens, USB inputs
• Sound system, microphone, DVD, iPod
• Full bar

Open Air Deck FeaturesŸ
• Cocktail tables with bar stools, cafe tables & seating
• Bench seating
• Subtle lighting
• Secondary dance area
• 240 volt power
• Linked sound system
• Smoking area
• Superior elevated viewing
• Open panorama


Boat Suitability :

Corporate Charters, Weddings, Corporate Advertising and Promotions, Milestone Birthday Celebration, Engagement, Christening, Anniversary, Graduation, Bar mitzvahs /Bat mitzvahs, Gala Dinners, Reunion, Staff Christmas Parties


More Information

Dining and seating arrangements
Buffet seated on rounds 160
Buffet seated on rectangles 180
Formal seated on rounds 150
Formal seated on rectangles 180
Cocktails 300

Length of charter
Minimum charter length is 4 hours. Extra time can be organised at an additional cost per hour.

Arrival at the wharf
We recommend that your party arrives at the wharf 30 minutes prior to your charter. The boats need to book into the wharves and have a limited time to pick up and drop off your guests.

Preferred pick up and drop off locations
King Street Wharf

Multiple pick up and drop offs
We do not recommend multiple pick up and drop offs as this can waste a considerable amount of your charter time. Instead, we are happy to supply you with a water taxi contact number that can deliver or pick up guests at their convenience.

Presentation facilities on board
Already on board is a PA system and an elevated stage area. There is 240v 3 phase power on board. Additional audio visual equipment can be arranged on request.

Entertainment options
There is a CD system on board and this boat has a recommended DJ that we can organise for you. Other options include live music, themed parties and table based team challenges.

Technical Specifications
2 generators
3 Phase power outlets strategically position for audio visual requirements
240 volt power amply power supply for any live on board productions
Cruising speed max 8 knots- average 5 knots
Reinforced upper deck can support cars, engines, boats excellent for product launches

BYO options
This boat does not allow BYO food or drinks.

What to bring
This boat has air conditioning and heaters. If you plan on spending time on the upper deck during your charter we recommend that your guests dress for the season (i.e. sunscreen and a hat in summer, a warm jacket in winter). Bring your own CDs if you have not booked a DJ.

Booking and Payment
We require a 50% deposit to lock the date for you. Once we have received the deposit payment, we will generate a contract for you with all your details. 2 weeks prior to the charter date we require the balance of the payment. 4 working days prior to the charter date, we require final numbers and the payment for the catering. If you are taking the consumption bar option, we require payment within 5 working days of the charter.

Cancellation Policy
See General Booking Information below

Boat inspections are welcome by appointment.



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