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AQA is one of Sydney’s finest luxury vessels designed for your comfort and convenience in mind. From her graceful exterior lines to her magnificently appointed interior she is known for her class, superior service and stunning design.

The back deck includes a 10 seat dining table giving that feeling of an open air five star restaurant. Her saloon can be used for formal dining up to 40 guests or left unchanged to remain as a luxurious lounge area. The top deck boasts panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and can be designed to create a formal alfresco dining experience for those who enjoy decadence at its best.

Accommodation for six is provided on the lower level with a luxuriously appointed Master and two VIP bedrooms each with private marble ensuites and flat screen TV’s.

AQA

Cocktail Dining – 64 passengers
Casual Buffet  – 45 passengers
Table Dining – 40 passengers
Overnight – 6 passengers
COVID safe – 50 passengers

Special Features
Main and Sky lounge
Stunning large top deck
Internal and external areas
Bow lounge and sun bed
3 full bathrooms and a powder room
Bose lifestyle audio system
Auxiliary access throughout
2 x 42-inch flat screen TV’s
24 inch TVs in bedrooms
Xbox gaming unit with games
Jacuzzi
Multi-zone air Conditioning
Dance floor availability
Wi-Fi
Large tender
Draft beer facility
Commercial style galley

STANDARD CHARTER RATES


Vessel Hire 2021

February – October
3 hour charter $5,250
4 hour charter $7,000
Additional Hours $1,750 per hour

November – January
3 hour charter $6,000
4 hour charter $8,000
Additional Hours $2,000 per hour

Overnight Charter – $POA

Wait staff
$300 per wait staff for a 4 hour charter – $75 per additional hour
1-10 guests – 1 wait staff
11-20 guests – 2 wait staff
21-30 guests – 3 wait staff
31-40 guests – 4 wait staff
41-50 guests – 5 wait staff
51-64 guests – 6 wait staff

Wharf fees: $50 per visit

Footwear: No heels are permitted on-board.

Public holiday & Special Harbour Events surcharges apply – 20%

NEW YEARS EVE


New Years Eve 2020

Up to 50 passengers: $65,000
Additional guest: $POA

6-hour vessel hire
Five-star menu tailored to you
All inclusive high-end food and beverage
Pick up and drop off TBC
Staff and crew to tend to your every whim

MENU
Freshly shucked oysters on arrival, and a selection of premium and substantial canapés including duck pancakes, kingfish ceviche, and grilled banana prawns. The food will keep on flowing with a ham station offering a whole glazed leg ham with various mustards and tomato relish and fresh bread rolls, plus five dessert options and a selection of Australian cheeses, dried fruits and crackers.

Beverages include Veuve Clicquot bubbles and Cloudy Bay wines served all night.

Note: Flat non-marking shoes are only permitted on this vessel

Public holiday & Special Harbour Events surcharges apply – 20% 

Buffet Menu (Set)


A.Q.A Buffet Menu (Set)
Chef charge – 1 chef, per 36 guests, chefs charged at $75 per hour past 4 hours

(s) seafood | (gf) gluten free | (v) vegetarian | (vgn) vegan

BUFFET MENU 1 $120pp (min 20 passengers)

Sourdough bread rolls, salted butter (v)

Wild rocket, shaved pear, aged parmesan, brown sugar balsamic (v) (gf)

Potato, honey mustard mayonnaise, spring onion (v) (gf)

Charred corn, cherry tomato, wild rocket, avocado, paprika & lime (gf) (v)

Sous vide, Portuguese style chicken breast, grilled lime, yoghurt dressing (gf)

Baked Tasmanian salmon, fennel, orange, dill (s) (gf)

Market best prawns, Boardwalk signature cocktail sauce (s) (gf)

Dessert chocolate dipped mini gelato cones (v)

 

BUFFET MENU 2 $140pp (min 20 passengers)

Sourdough bread rolls, salted butter (v)

Sydney rock oysters, red wine vinaigrette (s) (gf)

Spiced Kent pumpkin, fresh mint, Greek yoghurt (v) (gf)

Roasted potatoes, fresh rosemary, garlic confit (v) (gf) (vgn)

Roasted beetroot, goats cheese, toasted walnuts, wild rocket (v) (gf)

8-hour slow cooked lamb shoulder, chermoula (gf)

Marinated chicken thigh, confit garlic, sumac yoghurt (gf)

Pan seared gold band snapper, pine nut pesto, young basil (s) (gf)

Dessert warm chocolate brownie, salted caramel (v)

chocolate dipped mini gelato cones (v)

Canape Menu (Set)


A.Q.A Canapé Menu 

Orders smaller can be accommodated but will be charged at the minimum total spend.
Chef charge of $300 on top of minimum spend 1 chef, per 36 guests, chefs charged at $75 per hour past 4 hours (excluding drop off menu)

(s) seafood | (gf) gluten free | (v) vegetarian | (vgn) vegan

Drop off Menu – $77 per person (suitable for 3 hours min 10 guests)
Sausage rolls – butter puff pastry, tomato chutney
Oregano crumbed chicken strips with saffron aioli
Chilli lemon prawn skewers with coriander pesto (s)
Handmade pork and prawn dim sim with chilli, lime & coriander dipping sauce (s)
Saffron & mozzarella arancini with chive aioli (v)
Beef & mushroom cocktail pies with Boardwalk tomato chutney
Mini gelato cones (dessert) – Assorted flavours, chocolate-dipped (v)

CANAPE MENU 1 – $88 PER PERSON (min 20 guests)

Sydney Rock Oysters Cabernet granita, lemon (s)
Roasted Portobello mushroom tartlet aged Parmigiano-Reggiano (v)
Arancini, saffron & mozzarella chive aioli (v)
Crispy smashed chat potatoes with sweet chilli and sour cream (gf)
Handmade pork and prawn dim sim with chilli, lime & coriander dipping sauce (s)
Angus beef burger, Boardwalk chutney smoked aioli, brioche roll, pickle
Australian King prawn, smoked paprika mayonnaise, snow pea tendril (s) (gf)
Oregano chicken thigh (substantial) Mediterranean salad, mixed baby leaves (gf)
Mini gelato cones (dessert) Assorted flavours, chocolate-dipped (v)

CANAPE MENU 2 – $105 PER PERSON (min 29 guests)

Panco & oregano crumbed chicken strips saffron & confit garlic aioli
Sydney Rock oysters with cabernet granita and lemon (s)
Sumac crusted Angus beef sourdough crouton horseradish and chives (gf)
Pan-fried halloumi, lemon pine nut pesto small herbs (v)
Arancini, saffron & mozzarella chive aioli (v)
Ceviche of Yellowtail Kingfish, citrus dressing ruby grapefruit segment (s) (gf)
Beef & mushroom cocktail pie roasted tomato chutney
Duck pancakes with sliced cucumber and spring onion
Australian banana prawns (substantial) mango, avocado, coriander, chilli & lime dressing (s) (gf)
Boardwalk chocolate brownie (dessert) salted caramel (v)
Mini gelato cones (dessert) Assorted flavours, chocolate-dipped (v)

Food Station Options


A.Q.A Food Station Options
Please note
: Food stations are only available as an add-on on board. Minimum of 20 pax

Our food station as an easy add-on option for your clients. The stations offer additional visual flare on board, extra quantity of food and increased variety of the menu.
As an example: your client is booking a 4 hour charter on AQA. They have opted for the 3 hour canape menu and you have suggested, to ensure that all guests are well fed, that they consider adding one of the food stations below.

SEAFOOD ICE BAR – $POA
Assorted sushi, fresh prawns, Sydney Rock Oysters, Pacific Oysters and various dipping sauces served on crushed ice. (This can also be customised further to include Morten Bay bugs, lobster, grilled scallops, cured or smoked salmon and pickled baby octopus).

WHOLE HONEY BAKED LEG HAM – $POA
Whole honey baked leg ham with various mustards, relishes and soft bread rolls.

CHEESE & ANTIPASTO GRAZING STATION – $POA
A selection of local and international cheese, dried fruits, fruit paste and assorted crackers. Grilled, marinated vegetables, freshly baked crusty bread, sliced salami, jamon, cured meats and olives all served on quality wooden boards and platters.

DESSERT STATION – $POA
Boardwalk chocolate brownie, assorted mini macarons, lemon meringue tarts, salted caramel tarts, assorted lolly jars.

Formal Menu


A.Q.A Formal Plated Menu (min 15 guests)
Chef charge – 1 chef, per 36 guests, chefs charged at $75 per hour past 4 hours

(s) seafood | (gf) gluten free | (v) vegetarian | (vgn) vegan

2 course – $99 /person (either entrée + main or main + dessert)
3 course – 130 /person
Add-on canapes – as per canape menu pricing
Add-on food stations – $POA

INCLUDES – Damper style bread rolls, Ballantyne cream butter

ENTRÉE
Baked forest mushroom tartlet, cauliflower puree, fresh herb oil (v)
Poached Moreton bay bug, shaved fennel, snow pea tendrils, blackened citrus (s) (gf)
Riverina lamb back-strap, charred leek, beetroot relish, macadamia crumb
Duck breast, golden beetroot, asparagus, sorrel, beetroot fluid gel (gf)
Canadian sea scallops, pea puree, jamon iberico, snow pea tendril (s) (gf)
Roasted Berkshire pork belly, black pepper caramel, grapefruit, fennel (gf)
Steamed, wild blue eye trevalla, chervil oil, grape & pine nut salsa (s) (gf)

MAIN COURSE
Cone Bay Barramundi, textures of beetroot, shaved fennel, pencil leek (s) (gf)
Duck leg confit, creamed potatoes, pearl onions, orange (gf)
Riverina beef fillet, potato fondant, carrot puree, Dutch carrot, rosemary jus (gf)
Pan roasted Tasmanian salmon fillet, cauliflower puree, salmon roe (s)
Spiced free range chicken breast, saffron arancini, baby vegetables
Roasted duck breast, potato fondant, beetroot puree, asparagus, hazelnut jus (gf)
Berkshire pork cutlet, polenta, mushroom ragout, sweet potato crisps (gf)
Hiramasa Kingfish, sumac, torched grapefruit, fennel, radish (s)
Wild mushroom & porcini risotto, sage butter (v) (gf)

DESSERT
Deconstructed pavlova, coulis, fruit, macerated berries (v) (gf)
Milk chocolate tart, vanilla cream, strawberry, mint (v)
Torched lemon meringue tartlet, shortbread crumble, vanilla ice-cream (v)
Selection of local Australian cheeses, lavosh, crackers & quince (v)

SIDES – $13.90 /bowl (1 bowl per 4 people)
Shoestring fries, sea salt (v)
Mixed leaf salad, red wine dressing (gf) (v) (vgn)
Parisian mashed potato (gf) (v)
Warm broccolini, Victorian butter, almonds (v) (gf)
Roasted Dutch carrots, raisins, Persian fetta (v) (gf)

Beverage Packages


All packages include, still and sparkling water,
softs, orange juice, tea and espresso coffee

SAPPHIRE Package – $15 /person /hour
Chandon Brut NV – Yarra Valley
Philip Shaw Pinot Grigio – Orange
Isabel Estate Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough
Colette Côtes de Provence Rosé – Provence
Mr Riggs Shiraz – McLaren Vale
Corona Extra – Mexico

DIAMOND Package – $25 /person /hour 
Moet and Chandon Brut Imperial NV – Epernay
Philip Shaw Pinot Gris – Orange
Isabel Estate Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough
Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé – Provence
Josef Chromy Pepik Pinot Noir – Tasmania
Chapel Hill Shiraz – McLaren Vale
Corona Extra – Mexico
Nastro Azzurro Peroni – Italy

CAPTAINS Package – $30 /person /hour 

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV Magnum – Champagne
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough
Petaluma Riesling – Clare Valley
Château La Gordonne Magnum – Provence
Dalrymple Pinot Noir – Tasmania
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz – Margaret River
Corona Extra – Mexico
Nastro Azzurro Peroni – Italy

MAGNUM Package – $60 /person /hour 

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut NV Magnum – Champagne
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Magnum – Marlborough
Petaluma Riesling Magnum – Clare Valley
Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé Magnum – Provence
Torbreck Shiraz – Barossa Valley
Corona Extra – Mexico
Nastro Azzurro Peroni – Italy

SOFT DRINKS Package – $8 /person /hour 

Coca Cola
Sprite Lemon Lime
Solo Lemon
Capi Dry Ginger
Capi Soda Water
Capi Tonic Water
S.Pellegrino Sparkling Water
Yaru Still Spring Water
Tamarama (East Coast) Fresh Orange

Spirits – Add spirits for $15 /person /hour
Belvedere Vodka – Poland
Glenmorangie 10YO Scotch – Scotland
Tanqueray Gin – Scotland
Bacardi White Rum – Cuba
Makers Mark Bourbon – United States
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum – United States

We have a range of team-building activities, entertainment and theming options to give your cruise that extra WOW and keep your guests talking long after the event:

DJ – Creating just the right atmosphere with the right music is what your professional cruise DJ does best. They are expert at helping with the formalities, organizing activities, even playing just the right songs for every moment, or you can even choose your own before the cruise. And remember, you can always bring your favourite songs on CD or IPod, that you want your DJ to play. Karaoke/ DJ options also available.

Jukebox Hire  – The perfect solution for functions where you don’t need a mobile DJ Choose from thousands of songs carefully compiled in to easy select categories or play your own. Enjoy brilliant digital fidelity and just like a nightclub, every Jukebox comes with special effect dancing lighting

Karaoke/ Jukebox– Grab the mike and get the guests involved with a wide range of popular backing tracks and the lyrics displayed full screen. Every Karaoke/Jukebox comes with two high quality mikes that can be used for speeches and Karaoke.

Live Music – The right style of music an make an event. We work with a number of highly experienced performing artists offering an extensive repertoire of music and styles: Jazz, Classical, Rock & Roll, Pop, Retro, Dance, Modern, Easy Listening, Latin, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Soul.

Brazilian Dance Show – This exciting show is colourful, dynamic and highly energetic, with an international line-up of acclaimed dancers. The costumes are glamorous and in the best tradition of Brazilian carnival audience participation is welcomed, which ensures a memorable event for your guests. Features of the show include as selection of the following: Samba, Lambada, Capoeira, Afro-Brazilian, Salsa, Mambo, Batucada drums and Carnival parade.

Laser Clay Shooting  – This popular team-building and client networking activity is a variation on the traditional sport of Clay Pigeon Shooting using with laser equipment that can detect hits on specially modified reflective ‘floating’ clays. Teams enter a play off with the winner of each team entering a final elimination round. Trophies are awarded the best shooters. Duration 1-2 hours depending on group size.

Floating Casino – No luxury boat is complete without is own James Bond, Monte Carlo or Wild West style cruising casino, run with professional croupiers and chips and play money (even with your company logo if you want). Hold your own competition, you may even discover some card sharks in the organisation. Games available include Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, and more.

Close Up Magic – Roaming magic is mind-boggling magic entertainment just inches from your face and a great ice-breaker for any style of event.
A close up magician with cunning sleight of hand will and astonish even your most cynical guests and draw guests into conversation and have them talking about your event long after they disembark.

Murder Mystery – Dying for a great team-building activity, then a “Who dun it” Murder Mystery could provide the right clues solve your problem. This is a fun activity gets everyone involved.

We’ll take care of everything as we provide a detective to conduct the investigation, theme and prizes

Mastermind Trivia – A mastermind trivia cruise is a relaxing and fun team-building or networking activity. Run by an experienced host, the mastermind quiz runs for approximately two hours and includes some interactive games, audio round and other novelty questions such as Who am I?. The quiz can also be tailored with some questions relating workplace or business goals.

Clairvoyance – A professional clairvoyant adds magic to any party. After all, no-one can resist the opportunity to have their fortune told. On-board, your guests will be enthralled by a broad range of psychic readings from tarot to tea leaves, clairvoyance to crystal ball.

Caricaturist – Put your guests in the picture at your next event with a Caricaturist/Entertainer – great  the “ice breaker”, no matter what the occasion – be it Corporate or Social. Our caricaturist brings loads of energy and humour to any event, as well give your staff or guests something to remember; a souvenir of the occasion that they can take home and remember for a long time afterwards. Weddings, Anniversaries, 21st Birthdays, Christmas parties, etc.

Pamper Package – Complementing the relaxing cruise environment on-board your luxury yacht, staff and clients can really unwind with a short relaxing seated massage. This 15 minute relaxation massage focuses on areas such as back, neck, scalp & shoulder. Guest remain fully clothed – What better way to pamper staff and clients

CONTACT US to get a quote for your cruise with an entertainment or team-building package: 02 8315 2838

BAD WEATHER
This is an all weather vessel. The charter would only be cancelled in the event of very extreme weather conditions, such as a cyclone.

SEA SICKNESS
It is fairly uncommon for passengers to suffer from seasickness on a harbour cruise. Should the water become choppy due to windy conditions, the skipper will cruise the more sheltered areas of the harbour. However, if a passenger does become unwell for any reason, we can arrange for them to disembark at the nearest wharf or by water taxi.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Our chef can accommodate most dietary requirements. However in extreme cases we recommend passengers arrange their own catering.

CRUISING WITH CHILDREN
Children of any age are permitted on-board with parental supervision.

CRUISING WHILST PREGNANT
There are no restrictions with regards to a Sydney harbour cruise whilst pregnant. Just ensure you notify the chef of any dietary requirements.

CHARTER CANCELLATIONS
Please refer to our full terms and conditions.

BYO CATERING
We do offer BYO catering on some vessels. Charges may apply. Please ask us to quote on suitable vessels for your event.

Prestige Harbour Cruises can provide quotes on a selection of boats that match your function requirements and budget.

Submit a quote request HERE or contact our cruise consultants on: 1300 311 200