Starship Aqua boat at Sydney Harbour




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.


STARSHIP AQUASkippered Charter

  • From $1150 Per Hour
  • 300 Max Passengers
  • 300 Cocktail Style
  • 180 Casual Buffet
  • 140 Table Dining
  • This boat does not allow
    "Bring Your Own Food or Beverages"



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

Includes Captain

January - October
$1150 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $4600

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

Minimum Numbers
January - October on Sundays - Thursdays are 60pax (min. 80pax for canapés)
January - October on Fridays - Saturdays are 80pax (min. 100pax for canapés)
November - December on Sundays – Thursday are 60pax (min. 80pax for canapés)
November - December on Fridays - Saturdays are 100pax (min. 150pax for canapés)

Please note: Starship Aqua is a cashless venue

Public holiday surcharges apply

Wharf fees

Wharf Fees
Maritime Wharves $180
Other Whaves POA

Please note: Starship Aqua is a cashless venue

Starship Aqua Canape Menus
Build your own Canape Menu

Minimum spend $83 per person
1 food station is required for every 100 guests

Canape Menu 1
$7.70 per person per item

Steamed lemongrass wontons with lime plum sauce
Pumpkin veloute with chive oil in a demitasse cup (v gf)
Tomato avocado salsa tartlets (v)
Saffron, pea and mozzarella arancini (v)
Sweet corn and leek tartlets with goats cheese (v)
Assorted quiche tartlets (some v)
Chicken teriyaki skewers
Lamb and rosemary pithiviers
Noona style meatballs in roasted tomato sauce and melted mozzarella

Canape Menu 2
$8.80 per person per item

Crispy whiting with chips and tartare served in mini fry baskets
Smoked eggplant, cherry tomato and chive tostada (v)
Prawn and blue swimmer crab bisque with chervil in espresso cups (gf)
Beetroot cured salmon with horseradish mayo
Chefs selection of nigiri and maki sushi
Vietnamese spring rolls with vermicelli, prawns, mint and tamarind sauce
Seared tenderloin fillet on mini crostini and fresh basil pesto
Thai beef salad in Chinese take outs
Prawn and avocado salsa with lemon mayonnaise in ceramic spoons
Sydney Rock oysters with a variety of dipping sauces
Indonesian chicken satays with peanut sauce and crispy onion
Mini beef bourguignon pies
Peking duck pancakes with hoisin sauce

Canape Menu 3
$10.50 per person per item

Seared tuna, yuzu and sesame mustard
Blue eyed ceviche, Spanish onion and sweet potato puree
Chilled prawns with lemon and cucumber gazpacho
Wagyu burger sliders with BBQ sauce, pickles and melted aged cheddar
Frenched herbed crusted lamb cutlets with salsa verde
Pork larb gai served in baby cos lettuce
Carvery of selected roasted meats for mini sliders

Mini Bowls
$10.50 per person per item
Ossobuco with cheese polenta and gremolata
Prawn, pea and tomato risotto with lemon dressing
Braised Asian beef in a sweet soy and jasmine rice and fried shallots
Steamed mussels in a white wine sauce or a lemongrass coconut broth with crusty bread
Chicken tikka masala with cardamom basmati rice, fresh lime and coriander
Braised lamb shanks with couscous and pecorino
Beef Bourguignon, buttery mash and garden peas
Noona style meatballs in roasted tomato sauce and melted mozzarella
Penne with slow cooked ragu and pecorino
Peking duck with special fried rice

Food Stations
$18 per person per item
The visual displays of Chefs provide an enhanced and interactive food experience
Traditional paella pans a la Valencia with arborio rice, prawns, chicken, mussels calamari, and chorizo
Mexican Taco Stand
A variety of tacos with pulled pork, chicken, prawns and vegetarian, cooked to order.
Pizza Station
A selection of Margheriti, rocket, prosciutto, pepperoni and vegetarian options
Japanese Station
A smorgasbord of sushi, sashimi, california rolls, seaweed salad, miso and brewed soy
Dim Sums
A display of steaming baskets of dumplings, prawn and scallops, wontons, pork buns,  har gow to name but a few
Pasta Station
Penne, spaghetti, fettuccine with ragu, pesto and pine nuts, roma, arrabiata with parmesan and pecorino
Hawker Stand
Indonesian selection of satays, salmon skewers, harissa lamb and yoghurt over coal fired BBQ

Seafood Harvest
$26 per person per item
A cascading display of peeled prawns, oysters, smoked salmon, smoked trout and sauces

$10 per person per item
A buffet of Chef’s selection of mini desserts
Individual and assorted petite gelato cones

Premium Dessert Selection
$15 per person per item
Make your own S’mores station over hot rocks
Danish waffle station, chantilly cream, strawberries and chocolate sauce
A fine selection of local and imported cheeses, lavosh, grissini, muscatels and condiments

Starship Aqua Buffet Menu
Buffet Menu

$83 per person

Please select 2, additional selections $7 per person
Caramelised onion & parmesan tartlet (v)
Mediterranean ratatouille tartlet, meredith farm feta (v)
Truffled mushroom arancini, basil pesto,shaved reggiano (v)
Steamed prawn & scallop dim sims, mirin
Assorted sushi & nori rolls
Mini chicken bamboo skewered satay sticks with peanut sauce, coriander and              diced Spanish onion
Lemon chicken wontons with lime plus sauce
Level 1 Mains
Please select 4, additional selections $8 per person
Chargrilled crusted sirloin, medium rare, with bell pepper salsa, bearnaise mustard, caramelized Spanish onion
Slow cooked Moroccan spiced lamb shoulder, preserved lemon & labneh cous cous
Beef bourguignon, red wine & shallot jus, buttery mash, herb baby carrots
Free range pan seared corn fed chicken fillet, piri piri, preserved lemon yoghurt
Atlantic salmon, with tomato and lemon salsa.
Saffron chicken, prawn and chorizo paella, arborio rice
Crisp skinned pork belly, cinnamon apple sauce
Hot honey & orange glazed leg ham carved at the buffet
Argentine chimichurri crisp skinned chicken
Champagne oysters on a bed of rock salt
Wild mushroom risotto, spinach, wild rocket, shaved parmesan (v)
Fall apart slow cooked tender wagyu brisket with smoked hickory sauce.
King prawns with garlic aioli & seafood sauce.
Level 2 Mains
To replace a level 1 main, please add $7 per person or as an extra dish $11 per person
Cape grim chargrilled tenderloin fillet, assorted accompaniments
Seared lime crusted atlantic salmon fillet, lemon grass & laksa broth
Steamed wild barramundi, ginger shallots, rice wine
Crisp skinned peking duck, plum sauce, special fried rice
Salads and Sides
Please select 3,additional selections $6 per person
Organic honey glazed kumara & spinach salad, walnut & hunter valley feta
Red quinoa, couscous, chick pea, baby spinach salad, almonds, softened currants,  lemon yoghurt dressing
Boiled baby potato salad, mint, chives, quartered eggs, traditional mayonnaise
Apple, walnut and radicchio salad, roaring forties blue, sweetened balsamic
Chilled iceberg lettuce, extra virgin olive oil, lemon & garlic dressing, grana padano
Zucchini salad, mint, garlic, baby peas, lemon, extra virgin olive oil
Char grilled eggplant, zucchini, roasted vegetables, king island goat’s cheese
Crunchy middle eastern fattoush
Classic caesar salad
Rocket, pear, pecorino, pine nuts, aged balsamic
Mixed leaf baby rocket, spinach, shaved parmesan, virgin olive oil, aged balsamic
Asian vermicelli noodle salad, school prawns, blackened chilli, coriander, mint, crushed peanuts
Tomatoes, bocconcini, basil leaves, artisan virgin olive oil, maldon salt, cracked pepper
Angel hair pasta salad, crisped capers, liguria olives, rocket, roasted garlic
Hot roasted chat potatoes with rosemary & maldon salt
Classic French potato bake, fresh thyme, streaky bangalow smoked bacon
Sauteed broccoli, caramelised onion and toasted almonds.
Saffron & coconut rice pilaf with toasted cashew
Please select 1, additional selections $7 per person
Fine Australian cheeses, muscatels, lavish, quince paste
Chef’s selection of sweet desserts
A selection of roving gelatos on ice trays

Note: We also offer a table buffet where the dishes are served to your individual tables. This does attract an additional service charge of $6.00 per person but worth considering as it allows the same choice of foods without guests having to attend a traditional buffet.

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

3 Course Level 1 Menu
$83 per person
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)
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)
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 Platter Menu

Platter of king prawns + oysters - $23 per person
Platters of oysters - $13 per person
Platters of salt and pepper calamari - $12.50 per person
Antipasto platter - $18 per person
Fruit platter - $8.50 per person

Starship Aqua Canape Menu - Additional Option
$19 per person

Please select 3 from the below

Caramelised onion & parmesan tartlet (v)
Mediterranean ratatouille tartlet, meredith farm fetta (v)
Truffled mushroom arancini, basil pesto, shaved reggiano (v)
Steamed prawn & scallop dim sims, mirin dip
Hand-crafted petite pies, onion jam
Chicken satay skewers, peanut sauce, coriander, spanish onion
Chicken & almond pithiviers
Californian nori rolls, soy sauce, wasabi (v)
Salt & pepper calamari, ginger & shallot dressing
Mini pizzettas (some v)

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
  •   Boat has Presentation facilities
  •   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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