Aurora is a 86.6 ft super yacht that can accommodate up to 14 guests and and has 4 staterooms accommodating up to 8 guests overnight. It has a perfect outdoor entertaining deck for all occasions and a spacious lounge area for indoor entertainment with a satellite TV.
This vessel was built from steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Moonen. Interior and exterior designed by Rene van der Velden Yacht. It has a Twin 480 HP Caterpillar Engines.
You can cruise the Whitsunday’s aboard Aurora between January and October and Sydney Harbour in November and December.
Capacity: 14 guests
Formal dining: 8 guests
Outdoor dining: 8 guests
Seated: 14 guests
Spacious interior dining
Fully equipped Galley with large windows to enjoy the view
Generous sunbeds with the perfect vantage point on the bow
iPod connectivity, Flat screen TVs throughout, Apple TV and Netflix access, Wifi
4.5m Freestyle inflatable slide, wakeboard, waterskis, snorkelling equipment, donut, wetsuits
Location: Whitsundays Jan to Oct, Sydney Nov-Dec
STANDARD CHARTER RATES
Vessel Hire 2020
January to December
4-hour charter $7,340
6 hour charter $11,010
8 hour charter $14,680
Additional hours $1,835 per hour
Includes vessel, fuel, captain, deckhand and stewardess
$300 for a 4-hour charter cruise
$75 per additional hours
1- 10 guests requires 1 wait staff
11- 14 guests requires 2 wait staff
Public Holiday Surcharge
$600 minimum crew hire for 4 hours
+$100 per hour thereafter.
Available only if agreed by the captain and crew on the day to work the additional hours.
NOTE: The fees for the charter extension will be automatically debited from the bond, $1,835 extra per hour +$75 for each wait staff per hour.
Beverage Service Charge – $20 per person
(Ice and glassware supplied)
Catering – $250 per day
Wharf fees – $50 per visit
Wharves available: Casio Wharf, King Street Wharf, Mosman Bay Wharf, Neutral Bay Wharf, Pirrama Park (Pyrmont), Rose Bay Wharf, Towns Place, Watsons Bay Wharf, Woolloomooloo Wharf (depending on tide) Greenwich, Woolwich, Double Bay.
Non-local Wharves – $500 surchage
(i.e. Balmoral, Cabarita)
Due to safety, Aurora does NOT pick up/ drop off at:
Lavender bay, Campbells Cove Jetty, Walsh Bay or Man O War.
Rates are based from January to December
All rates are inclusive of GST
Food & Beverage to be dropped at the vessel prior to charter
25% Surcharge on vessel hire will apply for Public Holidays & Special Events
LIVE ABOARD RATES
24 hours $15,000
Whitsundays Multi-Night Package
3 nights + $15,000 p/night (all-inclusive for 8 guests)
Weekly Rate (Low Season)
7 nights $65,000
*30% APA and 10% Australian tax (GST) apply on the charter fee. All liveaboard charters confirmed by MYBA Agreements through Ocean Alliance.
SPECIAL HARBOUR EVENTS
New Years Day and Australia Day – $POA
4-hour charter $12,800 + Expenses
Additional hours: $3,200 per hour
NEW YEARS EVE
New Year’s Eve 2020
NYE – 24-hour Charter – $50,000 + GST + 30% APA
NYE – 3 Nights Charter – $80,000 + GST + 30% APA
Minimum spend applies see menus for details.
Public Holidays will incur a 20% surcharge on all catering.
Aurora Canape Menu – $66 per person
Minimum for Canapes is 14 pax
Includes choice of 5 canape from warm and cold + 1 mini substantial
V – Vegetarian; VGN – Vegan; GF – Gluten Free; S – Seafood
Spiced lamb kofta w mint yoghurt & sumac
Parmigiano reggiano, spinach & basil arancini (v)
Grilled chicken skewers w lemongrass, ginger & lime (gf)
Yellowfin tuna rosettes w yuzu & bonito flakes (gf)
Thai salad rice paper rolls & peanut dressing (v, gf)
Freshly caught South Australian king prawns w cocktail sauce (gf)
Sydney rock oysters w fresh citrus and seasonal migionette (gf)
Seared salmon aburi sushi (gf)
Salmon poke w/mango, edamame salad (gf)
Thai beef w/vermicelli noodles, salad and roasted peanuts (gf)
Cooked tiger prawns w peruvian quinoa salad (gf)
ADDITIONAL- $5,99 per person
Tres leche w maca, strawberry & quinoa crumble (gf)
Passionfruit cheesecake w/ Chantilly cream
Chocolate hazelnut squares
We recommend also selecting one to two share platters from our buffet selection to further enhance your culinary experience
Grazing Boards & Platters Menu
Aurora Platter Menu
Allow one platter for every 10 guests
Minimum order 3 platters
All meat and seafood platters are 100% Australian & sustainably sourced
$50 delivery fee for ALL orders
Seafood Peeled prawns & oysters w cocktail aioli & seasonal mignonette – $275
Freshly caught South Australian peeled prawns w/ cocktail aioli – $275
Sydney Rock Oysters w fresh citrus & seasonal mignonette – $215
Summer sushi selection w Japanese condiments, pickled ginger & seaweed – $205
Sashimi selection Yellowfin Tuna, Atlantic Salmon, South Australian Kingfish – $225
Locally caught Yellowfin Tuna carpaccio w yuzu & bonito flakes – $179
Kingfish ceviche w nuoc cham dressing – $179
12hr slow cooked Suffolk lamb w salsa verde – $189
Grilled chicken w Argentinian chimichurri – $169
Thai beef salad w vermicelli, citrus & mint leaves – $169
ANTIPASTO – $225
A divine antipasto selection including a mix of fresh produce, cured meats, & exceptional cheese
CHARCUTERIE SELECTION – $195
A beautiful mix of Spanish style Australian cold meats, with Kalatmata, & Sicilian Olives & Semi Sun Dried Tomatoes. Accompanied by freshly baked organic sourdough
CHEESEBOARD – $166
A beautiful soft, hard & blue cheese selection accompanied by dried apricots, fresh grapes and Simon Johnson’s lavosh
Vegetarian Gourmet Antipasto – $169
A beautiful mix of fruits and vegetables, accompanied by fresh hummus, beetroot, and sweet potato dips w crackers (GF available)
Salads Atlantic King Salmon poke salad w quinoa, mango & edamame (gf, veg option) – $179
Peruvian tri-quinoa salad w garden herbs & lime vinaigrette (v, gf) – $159
Heirloom tomato salad w Meredith’s goat cheese & young basil (v, gf) – $159
Chat Potato salad w kalamata olives, pine nuts & rocket verde (v, gf) – $159
Beautiful seasonal fruit skewers – $170 (20 pcs)
Sandwiches & Wraps $12.99/ea
– Min.12pc & 6 of each selection
Free range BBQ chicken, lettuce & mayo
Smoked ocean trout, avocado & spring onion
Double smoked ham, Swiss Emmental & Dijon mustard
Free range turkey, Lochelin triple brie & cranberry jam Meredith’s goat cheese, avocado, tomato & lettuce
Bakery Organic Sourdough Loaf – $11.99
Sourdough Bread Rolls – $1.50pc
Will Studd Le Conquerant Salted Butter – $5.99
Aurora Sweet Menu
Sweet Treats Selection of Mini Sweet Pots – $69.99 per 12 pcs.
Tres Leches – Milk Cake w dehydrated strawberry (gf)
Lemon curd w buckwheat crumble & mixed berries (gf)
Pavlova w mini meringue, berry coulis & seasonal fruits (gf)
Selection of Mini Cakes – $54.99 per 12 pcs
Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting & toasted coconut flakes (gf)
Orange & Almond Cake with dehydrated orange (gf)
Chocolate Brownies with Chantilly cream & berries (gf)
Aurora is a non licensed vessel.
All charters are BYO.
Surcharge $250 flat fee.
Includes: water, glassware, ice and soft drinks.
All drinks must be delivered to the boat prior to the charter.
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
This is an all weather vessel. The charter would only be cancelled in the event of very extreme weather conditions, such as a cyclone.
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.
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.
Please refer to our full terms and conditions.
We do offer BYO catering on some vessels. Charges may apply. Please ask us to quote on suitable vessels for your event.
Soft soled non-marking shoes only. No stilettos
No sparklers, party poppers or any other item that is physically attached to, or could damage the vessel
Bond required for all events
18th Birthdays, Bucks and Hens parties subject to owners authorisation