Ariston offers a unique event space for corporate, wedding, party or private luxury motor yacht charter. Derived from the Greek word meaning “the best”, she certainly lives up to her name. With superior catering, a range of Australian and International wines, along with a dedicated crew and wait staff, Ariston offers an unrivalled luxurious Sydney Harbour cruise experience.

Encompassing three levels, including expansive indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, your guests can move around freely while enjoying the sights and scenery of a Sydney Harbour cruise. Up to 30 guests can be hosted over two levels for seated dining and up to 58 guests can enjoy cocktail style canapés and roving menus.

Audio entertainment on all decks is via a BOSE surround sound system with iPod and Karaoke input. Foxtel, free-to-air TV and DVD replay with LED digital TV monitors are fitted for general viewing, corporate presentations or your special DVD feature for party or wedding guests.

Ariston’s conference room on the inside upper level is fitted with internet connectivity providing on-line access and international conferencing. The conference room also features a drop-down 46 inch LED TV monitor with WiFi laptop connectivity and round table seating for up to fourteen guests. Overnight accommodation is available in 5 stylishly appointed twin cabins with ensuite.


Cocktail Dining – 58 passengers
Casual Buffet – 30 passengers
Formal Dining – 30 passengers
Overnight – 10 passengers

Special Features
3 levels including indoor/outdoor upper deck
Full walk around layout with wide, side walkways and handrails
Reverse cycle air conditioning on all levels for all seasons comfort
Handcrafted Southern Myrtle timberwork and soft leather trims
State of the art 46″ and 40″ LED digital TV monitors
Karaoke, Foxtel, free-to-air and DVD replay
Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless replay of laptop presentations
Remote controlled, Bose surround sound system with iPod input
Fully equipped galley, fridge, freezer and icemaker
Sleeps 10 in 5 twin cabins, each with their own private bathroom with full sized showers and toilets

January to December
4 hour charter $3,800
Additional Hours: $950 per hour

Public Holidays and Special Harbour Events
Special Harbour Events: Australia Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day
4 hour charter $4,560
Additional Hours: $1,140 per hour
Plus: 20% surcharge is applicable on all other fees: Catering,  Staffing etc

“Special Offer-Free Bottle French Champagne”
Book and cruise between 1 August and 30 October 2017 and
we’ll send you a bottle of Veuve Clicquot – Cheers!

Staffing Fees
Wait Staff
1 x wait staff required per 10 guests
$250 per wait staff for a 4 hour charter
Public holidays and Special Harbour Events: $300 per waitstaff for a 4 hour charter

Chef Fee
Chef charge $275 (4 hours) Additional hours are $55 per hour.
Public holidays and special harbour events chef rate is $100 per hour.

BYO Policy
We are happy to allow BYO food ($250 fee) on a case by case scenario..
$20 surcharge per person applies to BYO Beverages
Includes all cups, serving equipment, eskys and ice
NO BYO Beverages Friday & Saturdays In December
Public holiday & special harbour events surcharge of 20% applies 

Cocktail Style: 60 guests
Seated Dining: 30 guests

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply – There is a $60.00 wharf booking fee for all wharves – Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Man O War Opera House wharves.

All prices in $AUS. and include GST
Prices are subject to change without notice
Deposit required to confirm booking
All weather vessel

All Menus attract a $275 chef hire rate for 4 hours.

Buffet Menus

Side Buffet / Table Buffet Menu

All Menus attract a $275 chef hire rate for 4 hours.

Menu One $105.00 per person inc GST

peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce
sautéed wild mushroom and fresh herbed ricotta in a crisp cone (v)
lime marinated tuna logs with wasabi mayonnaise and shizu cress


assorted boutique bread rolls with butter
chilled pacific oysters with cucumber lime and mirin [2 per person]
ocean cooked king prawns with dill aioli [3 per person]
fresh mesclun, pear, caramelised walnuts and goats cheese salad with balsamic dressing
roasted root vegetable salad with roasted garlic and rosemary [no beetroot]
crisp baby cos salad, shaved parmesan and anchovy dressing
grilled salmon fillet on rustic crushed kipfler potatoes and chive and horseradish mash with salsa verde
pan fried chicken saltimbocca with watercress and crisp lardons
slow roast lamb shoulder with caramelised shallots and button mushrooms

seasonal fresh fruit platter
devils chocolate mud cake with double cream

Menu Two $125.00 per person inc GST

crab salad with cucumber, chilli, tomato salsa in a rice paper wrap
rare roast beef and yorkshire pudding, horseradish cream and chives
asparagus and persian fetta cheese flan

assorted boutique bread rolls with butter
ocean cooked king prawns with dill aioli [3 per person]
fresh pacific oysters with shallot dressing and black sesame dressing [2 per person]
smoked tasmanian salmon with fine eshallots, chives, lemon and baby capers
vine ripened tomato, bocconcini and fresh basil salad with reduced balsamic
orecchiette pasta salad with artichoke, wilted baby spinach and lemon caper vinaigrette
kipfler potato salad with crisp watercress and light mustard dressing
seared south coast blue eye cod with crisp thai salad
pan seared chicken breast with puy lentils, chorizo and capsicum ragout
slow baked lamb racks with grilled portabella mushroom and rosemary jus

baked lemon cheese cake with cinnamon berry compote
individual pavlovas with fresh chantilly cream and berries

Canape Menus

All Menus attract a $275 chef hire rate for 4 hours.

Canapé Menu One $38.00 per person inc GST
recommended for 2 hour charters only

caprese skewer with cherry bocconcini, baby roma tomatoes and pesto drizzle (v, gf)
peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin
blue swimmer crab salad on creamed leek and persian feta tartlet
lamb and rosemary pie with piquant tomato chutney
hand made indian vegetable samosa with coriander and mint raita (v)
oregano, garlic and lemon zest marinated chicken skewers with tatziki (gf)

Canapé Menu Two $55.00 per person inc GST
tart of spicy avocado, red onion marmalade and crème fraiche (v)
fijian kokoda cured fish with lime juice, coconut cream, eschalot, chilli and coriander (gf)
fresh pacific oysters with shallot dressing and black sesame dressing (gf)
forest mushroom, parmesan and rosemary flan (v)
rare roast beef and yorkshire pudding, horseradish cream and chives
chimichurri prawn and grilled zucchini pizzetta with chilli mayo
warm chicken and leek pie with flaky pastry
chilli and rosemary marinated lamb skewers (gf)

Sweet Canapé
dark chocolate mousse shot with candied orange (v,gf)

Canapé Menu Three $66.00 per person inc GST

sautéed wild mushroom and fresh herbed ricotta in a crisp cone (v)
poached scallop salad with jalapeno spiced salsa fresca (gf)
peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce
asparagus and persian fetta cheese flan (v)
crab salad with cucumber, chilli, tomato salsa in a rice paper wrap (gf)
roasted tomato arancini filled with mozzarella with garlic aioli (v)
chunky beef and mushroom pie with minted mushy peas
sesame crusted salmon skewers with orange miso sauce (gf)
greek pulled lamb slider with garlic tatziki and butter lettuce
served in a small bowl or noodle box
thai chicken curry with fragrant rice and fresh coconut sambal (gf)

Sweet Canapé

petite lemon meringue pie (v)

Additional Items – to be added to your choice of canape or buffet menu – served in a small bowl or noodle box

Substantials – $9.80 per person inc GST
king prawn salad avocado and macadamia nuts, lemon pepper dressing (gf)
beer battered flathead gougons with tartare sauce and chips
sri lankan fish curry with fragrant rice and fresh coconut sambal (gf)
thai green chicken curry with fragrant rice and fresh chilli salsa (gf)
slow poached chicken salad celeriac, pink lady potatoes, mustard dressing (gf)
slow cooked pork with wild mushrooms, garlic mash, spring asparagus (gf)
roast duck salad with udon noodle, shitake, crisp asparagus, tatsoi leaves and ponzu dressing
braised beef bourguignon with root vegetables and parisienne mash (gf)
roast pumpkin and asparagus risotto with piquant chermoula (v,gf)
steamed blue eye cod with ginger and shallot and fragrant steamed jasmine rice
thai red salmon curry with jasmine rice and lychee, kaffir lime and chilli salsa (gf)
grilled chorizo sausage with vine ripened tomato and orecchiette pasta
slow cooked chickpea dahl with basmati rice and coriander, mint and lime salsa (v)

ham buffet, served on a side buffet $325.00 inc GST
whole Guinness and honey baked ham with condiments and boutique bread rolls

antipasto platter $128.00, including GST min 10 people
(can be ordered in multiples of 10 only)
rustic italian breads, grissini and flatbreads
oven baked semi dried tomatoes, marinated green olives,
grilled eggplant, zucchini and bell peppers, marinated artichokes, persian fetta,
honey glazed double smoked ham, hot sopressa salami and san danielle prosciutto

cheese platter $128.00, including GST min 10 people
(can be ordered in multiples of 10 only)
selection of local cheese, dried fruits and assorted crackers

seafood platter $485.00, including GST min 10 people
(can be ordered in multiples of 10 only)
ocean cooked king prawns with dill aioli
fresh pacific oysters with shallot dressing and salmon roe
blue swimmer crab with fresh lemon wedges
balmain bugs with tartare sauce
bbq salmon fillets with grilled baby eggplants, toasted pine nuts and basil pesto

Plated Dinner Menu

All Menus attract a $275 chef hire rate for 4 hours.

set menu $30.00 per person inc GST
smoked tasmanian salmon with toasted turkish crisp, rocket and chervil vinaigrette
warm grilled tuna steak, green bean, kalamata olive, kipfler potato, lemon, pepper and balsamic dressing
citrus poached chicken fillets with miso mayonnaise and wasabi pea crush, green asparagus, fresh goats curd and fine herb salad with crisp shallots and caramelised walnuts
ocean king prawns with avocado, roma tomato and caper berry salsa

Main course
set menu $42.00 per person inc GST
steamed blue eye cod in a miso sake sauce with soba noodles and steamed snake beans
char grilled salmon, rocket, shaved fennel and herbed polenta salad with citrus and basil dressing
breast of chicken on potato frittata with artichoke, pine nuts, crisp lardon and saffron vinaigrette
pan seared pork cutlet with fresh peas and potato fondant
grain fed fillet of beef on grilled portabello mushroom with asparagus, parmesan mash and light thyme jus
spiced vegetable tagine with moroccan cous cous and mint and coriander yoghurt

set menu $22.00 per person inc GST
coconut crème brûlée with papaya and pomegranate salad
apple tarte tatin with double cream and strawberry and mint salad
brioche bread and butter pudding with rum macerated muscatels
lime and lemon tart with double cream and fresh berries
selection of local cheese, dried fruits and assorted crackers

All three course meals include, bread rolls, coffee, selection of teas and petit fours

Beverage Packages

Deluxe Beverage Package
$ 14.50 per person per hour

Corona Extra
Peroni Nastro Azzuro (imported)
Cascade Premium Light

White Wine
Kudos by Ant Moore Pinot Gris NZ 2014
Mondiale Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Red Wine
Gilardi ‘Ravelet’ Rose French
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet 2015
Stoneleigh Pinot Noir 2015

Petaluma Croser NV

Selection of soft drinks, juices, mineral water, tea and coffee.
Alternative quality beers and wines will be served if the selection is unavailable.

Exclusive Beverage Package
$30.00 per person, per hour

Cascade Premium Light

Red Wine
Banjo’s Run Pinot Noir 2013
St Hallett The Reward Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Banjo’s Run Merlot 2013

White Wine
Coldstream Hills Chardonnay 2015
Banjo’s Run Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Kudos by Ant Moore Pinot Gris 2014 NZ

Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Brut

Selection of soft drinks, juices, mineral water, tea and coffee.

Alternative quality beers and wines will be served if the selection is unavailable

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.

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

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.

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: 02 8765 1225.