The Kraken offers a relaxed private function venue for parties with lots of flexibility to customise open spaces to suit your event.
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The Kraken boat is a versatile vessel for all styles of parties and relaxed cruise events. With wide open spaces, you can dress her up to suit your event or leave her beautiful old world wooden style to charm your guests. On board, you will be surprised with the large event space which your guests will love to enjoy the magnificent Sydney Harbour views. Her layout is perfectly suited to both night and day private functions with a bar, dance floor, an excellent sound system, swimming in the warmer months. You can choose to BYO and it is worth getting a quote for your group- you will be pleasantly surprised!
April - September
$500 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $2000
October - March
$600 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $2400
BYO Food - No Surcharge
BYO Alcohol - Surcharge of $10 per person applies
Includes 2 very large eskies and ice
Please Note - All crockery, cutlery, glassware will need to be provided by the client
$200 per wait staff for a 4 hour charter
Up to 40 guests - 1 wait staff included
40-60 guests - 2 wait staff needed
60-80 guests - 3 wait staff needed
Pioneer DJ Deck and PA speakers available for price of $100
Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply
Public holiday surcharges apply
All prices in $AUD. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
50% deposit required to confirm your booking
Boat inspections are welcome by appointment
• Length: 51ft (15.5m)
• Two levels with large outdoor spaces
• Large dance floor
• In house music system with AUX
• IPod compatibility
• Catering available
• Licensed bar
• Two toilets (1 male, 1 female)
• Great sound system
• BBQ and food preperation area
• IPod compatibility
• 2 very large eskies available
• Boom net and swimming activities
• Party lightning
Christmas charters, hens parties, corporate functions, team building activities, DJ dance parties, private birthday functions, wedding charters, Vivid Sydney, Australia day, New Years Eve cruises
Aussie BBQ Menu
$20 per person
The Kraken Beverages on Consumption or Cash Bar
VB Beer $6
Corona, Coopers, Pure Blonde $8
Soft Drinks $3
What is the maximum capacity of the boat?
Boat is surveyed to hold a maximum of 100 passengers. Please note, an infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger.
Is the boat suitable for children?
Yes, it is suitable for children and appropriate sized lifejackets are available on request. Children must be under adult supervision at all times.
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.
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
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.
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.
4 hour charter
$2500 - $3800
4 hour charter
$2000 - $2600