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50' Motor Cruiser Private Charter

Yackatoon is ideal for a casual cruise on Sydney Harbour. It offers a high level of professionalism with a laid back feel.

Yackatoon is an ideal vessel for a casual Sydney Harbour cruise. Enjoy the Sydney Harbour views from the unbeatable vantage point of the fly bridge or seat your guests on the rear deck and have them dine from the boat's quality catering. Yackatoon is equipped with a high quality surround sound system and plasma screen for your use. Yackatoon offers professional service with a laid back atmosphere, a perfect vessel for your Sydney boat charter


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YACKATOON Skippered Charter

Basic Information

35 Max Passengers
35 Cocktail Style
35 Casual Buffet
6 Table Dining
4 Overnight Charter
12 Offshore Charter

Catering available Bring Your Own Alcohol Bring Your Own Food Licenced Bar IPOD Connectivity TV / DVD Swimming


Includes skipper and crew

March - October
$575 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $2300

November - February
$625 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $2500

BYO Charters
BBQ cleaning charge $150

Public holiday surcharges apply

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply


Catered food and licensed bar. BYO food and beverages available


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

NB This boat does allow "Bring Your Own Food and Beverages"


• Surround sound system
• Plasma screen
• MP3 compatibility (please bring connector)
• 2 toilets
• Swim ladder
• Fishing equipment
• Flybridge
• Electric BBQ available for $150 charge

Boat Suitability

Private boat cruises, corporate charters, offshore and harbour fishing charters

Boat Manufacturer or Brand



Yackatoon Harbour Cruise Menus
Minimum order of 6 pax
Substantial 6 course Finger food (2 hot) plus standard beers and wines
$105 per person
Substantial 6 Course Finger food (2 hot) plus premium beer and wine
$120 per person
Substantial 8 Course Finger food (3 hot), fresh prawns plus premium beer and wine
$140 per person
Cold Seafood Platters, 3 finger food (1 hot) plus premium beer and wine
$150 per person

All menus include soft drinks and water

Hot Food
Homemade sausage rolls w chunky tomato sauce
Selection of mini quiches
Pumpkin risotto cakes w tomato jam
Italian meatballs w Neapolitan sauce
Tandoori chicken skewers with tzatziki sauce
Moroccan prawns with preserved lemons
Salt & pepper squid w lime aioli on wonton spoon
Rosemary & lamb kebabs brushed w garlic oil
Potato & goat cheese puffs served w sweet chilli sauce
Satay prawns w coconut & lime dipping sauce
Greek style mini pizzas w olives, char-grilled capsicum, fetta and basil
Walnut & goat cheese stuffed mushrooms
Char- grilled swordfish skewers w caponata
Chicken & kaffir lime cakes with Nam Jim sauce
Honey & sesame chipolata pita wraps
Thai fish cakes w cucumber dipping sauce
Beef burgundy mini pies

Cold food
Sweet potato waffles w chilli lime cream, fraiche & smoked salmon
Lavosh roll ups filled w fetta, roasted capsicum & pesto
Roasted sage, gruyere & caramelised onion tarts
Rare roast beef roestis w horse radish fraiche
Potato, parmesan & zucchini frittatas w chive fraiche
Asian flavoured duck rolls w baby spinach & dipping sauce
Antipasto tartlets
Smoked salmon & dill Canape served on mini toast
Vietnamese vegetarian rice paper rolls w mild spiced dipping sauce
Smoked salmon, dill fraiche & caviar crepes
Prosciutto, asparagus & hollandaise tartlets
Nori rolls w wasabi aioli
Zucchini & bacon roestis w rare roast beef & tomato jam

Noodle boxes or Pail & Spoon
Thai Beef salad w rice noodles
Mussamun beef curry w jasmine rice
Spoons of potato, leek and porcini ravioli w white wine sauce
Buttermilk chicken curry w fragrant jasmine rice
Spicy Moroccan lamb w cous cous
Salmon Carpaccio w pear & fig on wonton spoons
Caprese Salad with baby bocconcini, cherry tomato , basil & optional anchovy
Thai noodle salad w cashews & glass noodles ( beef chicken or vegetarian)
Trio of delicious Italian gelatos
Penne pasta w smoked turkey, bacon, shallots & red sauce w cream infusion

Buffet Menu available on request to suit clients needs.

Large variety of sides, side salads and vegetables available with buffet menu.

Yackatoon Champagne Breakfast Menu
$70 per person

Minimum order of 6 pax
Choose any three
Ham & cheese croissants
Corn cakes w crispy bacon & avocado salsa
Mini bacon & egg rolls w BBQ sauce
French toast topped w bacon & gruyere, blueberries or maple syrup & bananas
Zucchini & potato frittatas
Selection of Savoury Breakfast tarts( bacon & egg, smoked salmon & shallot, corn & bacon or zucchini & mushroom)
Breakfast pizza with tomato jam, Italian sausage, bacon, egg and cheese
Yoghurt pots with passionfruit or muesli
Fruit platters

All menus are interchangeable

Frequently asked Questions

Safety and Equipment
Is the boat safe and in good condition?
Yes, the vessel is currently in survey with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), 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?
35 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?
Yackatoon’s covered cockpit area provides ample shade from the sun and wind.

What toilet facilities are on board?
Yackatoon 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.

BYO Catering
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?
An Electric BBQ can be bought onboard for you to use on your charter for an additional $150.

On Tour
Can we have music on board?
Yes, the vessel is equipped with a sound system which is mp3 compatible. Please ensure your mp3 player is fully charged and you bring a connector with you. Yackatoon 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 be 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.

Wet Weather
What happens in the event of rain?
Yackatoon 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.


Please call the friendly Sydney Harbour Escapes team with your enquiries
Open 7 days 02 9328 4748

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