Aurora is a 86.6 ft super yacht that can accommodate up to 36 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: 36 guests
Overnight: 8 guests

Special Features
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


January to December
4-hour charter $6,400
Additional hours $1,600 per hour

Overnight Rate 
24 hours $11,550 + Expenses

Multi-Night Rate
2-6 nights $10,500 + GST + 30% APA

Weekly Rate
7 nights $65,000 + GST + 30% APA

24th December 2018 – 2nd January 2019
(3 Night Minimum – Excluding 31st December)
$13,125 per night + GST + 30% APA

Staffing – $300 for a 4-hour charter cruise
$75 per additional hours
1 to 10 guests: 1 staff required
11 to 20 guests: 2 staff required
21 to 30 guests: 3 staff required
31 to 36 guests: 4 staff required

Chef Charge (Included for all 4-hour charters)
$77 per additional hours

Life Guard Charge– $500 (Good 4 hours)
$125 per additional hours

Beverage Service Charge – $20 per person
(Includes non-alcoholic beverages)

Wharf fees – $30 per visit

All hourly and single night charters are inclusive of vessel hire, marine crew, fuel, & GST.
All multi-night and weekly charters are confirmed by a MYBA Charter Agreement for a maximum of 8 guests overnight.
10% GST and APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance) of 30% of the charter fee apply for all multi-night and weekly charters.
The yacht is supplied with 4 full-time crew including a personal chef.
A surcharge of 25% applies to vessel hire on public holidays (excluding 24th December 2018 – 2nd January 2019).
All staff costs and service charges are inclusive of GST.
A surcharge of 100% applies to wait staff on public holidays.
A chef charge of $660 (4 hours) will apply on all public holidays. Additional hours will be charged at $155 per hour.
AURORA is a BYO vessel – the beverage service charge includes corkage, beverage service, glassware, still/sparkling water, soft drinks, juices & ice.
All charters of 20 guests and over who have indicated they would like to swim will require a life guard.


New Years Day and Australia Day – $POA

Boxing Day
4-hour charter $12,800 + Expenses
Additional hours: $3,200 per hour


New Year’s Eve 2018 (Any 3 Nights Including 31st December)
$70,000 + GST + 30% APA

New Year’s Eve 2018 (6pm – 1am)
$50,000 + Expenses

Minimum spend applies see menus for details.

Public Holidays will incur a 20% surcharge on all catering.
A chef charge of $660 (4 hours) applies on public holidays for all catered jobs of up to 4 hours.
If additional hours are required, the chef will be charged at $155 per hour.

Children's Menu

Children’s Menu – $42 per person

Chicken skewers
Spring rolls with dipping sauce (non spicy)
Lamb and rosemary pies with tomato sauce
Petite sausage rolls with tomato sauce
Panko crusted chicken strips with aioli

Spaghetti bolognese

Chocolate brownies

Formal Dining Menu

Formal Dining Menu – $175 per person
(Can choose 2 from each section and have alternate drop)

Minimum of 8 guests are required for formal dining menus.
A chef charge of $365 (4 hours) is applicable for formal dining menus
Additional hours are charged at $77 per hour

V – Vegetarian; VGN – Vegan; GF – Gluten Free; S – Seafood

ENTRÉE (Choice of One or Two)
Baked mixed mushroom and rosemary tartlet, thyme oil, cress salad (V)
Canadian scallops, pumpkin puree, radish, apple, cress (S) (GF)
Riverina lamb backstrap, charred leek, beetroot relish, macadamia crumb
King prawn, avocado, mango, citrus, eschalot (S) (GF)
Steamed mulloway, chervil oil, grape & pine-nut salsa (S) (GF)
Asparagus, lemon ricotta, shaved peach, walnut, truffle oil (V) (GF)
Slow roasted pork belly, cauliflower, pickled eschalot, wilted greens (GF)
Duck breast, beetroot puree, golden beetroot, asparagus, sorrel (GF)

MAIN COURSE (Choice of One or Two)
Pan roasted Tasmanian salmon fillet, celeriac puree, broad-bean, snow-pea tendril (S)
Cone Bay Barramundi, sautéed lemon & parsley kipfler potatoes, shaved squid (S) (GF)
Roasted duck breast, porcini cream, wilted bitter greens, pencil leeks, hazelnut jus (GF)
Riverina beef fillet, Parisian mash, asparagus, roasted cherry tomato, rosemary jus (GF)
Berkshire sous vide pork fillet, charred sweet corn, saffron arancini, apple
Marinated chicken breast, sumac, torched grapefruit, fennel, radish (GF)
Wild mushroom & porcini risotto, sage butter (V) (GF)

DESSERT (Choice of One or Two)
Individual milk chocolate tart, raspberry coulis (V)
Baileys crème brulee, macerated strawberries, pistachio praline (V) (GF)
Deconstructed pavlova, coulis, fruit, macerated berries (V) (GF)
Selection of Australian cheeses, lavosh, quince, dried fruit (V)
Classic lemon meringue tart, vanilla ice-cream, shortbread crumb (V)

SIDES – $15 per bowl (1 bowl per 4 people)
Shoestring fries, sea salt (V)
Mixed leaf salad, balsamic dressing (GF) (V) (VGN)
Parisian mashed potato (GF (V)
Warm broccolini, nut brown butter, almonds (GF) (V)
Roasted Dutch carrots, raisins, Persian fetta (GF) (V)

Canape Menu

Aurora Canape Menu

A minimum spend of $1850 applies to all catered jobs.
If the minimum spend is not reached, the difference between the total charges and the minimum spend will be charged.
A chef is included for all catered jobs of up to 4 hours. If additional hours are required, the chef will be charged at $77 per hour.

V – Vegetarian; VGN – Vegan; GF – Gluten Free; S – Seafood

CANAPE MENU 1 – $77 per person
Shucked Sydney rock oysters, white wine vinaigrette (S) (GF)
Saffron and mozzarella arancini, chipotle aioli (V)
Fig, chive ricotta, sourdough croute (V)
Vegetarian spring rolls, soy, honey & lime dressing (V)
Thyme & garlic chicken skewers (GF)
Spanner crab tartlet, shallot, aioli (S)
Mini panko chicken sliders, herb aioli
Lamb cocktail pies, tomato chutney
Slow cooked salmon, fennel, citrus, herb vinaigrette (S) (GF)
Chocolate brownie, salted caramel (V)

CANAPE MENU 2 – $87 per person
Rare roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, crème fraiche
Twice cooked pork belly, fennel seed, apple puree (GF)
Garlic & chilli prawn skewers (S) (GF)
Fig, chive ricotta, sourdough croute (V)
Vegetarian spring rolls, sweet soy dipping sauce, sliced shallots (V)
Peking duck pancakes, sliced cucumber, spring onion
Lamb cocktail pies, tomato chutney
Chicken & chorizo paella (GF)
Pan fried gold band snapper, orecchiette, lemon vinaigrette, fresh herbs (S) (GF)
Milk chocolate tart, crème chantilly, strawberry (V)

CANAPE MENU 3 – $105 per person
Shucked Sydney rock oysters, white wine vinaigrette (S)
Saffron and mozzarella arancini, chipotle aioli (V)
Steamed prawn gow gee, chilli & coriander dressing (S)
Prosciutto, rockmelon, aged balsamic (V) (GF)
80-degree salmon, short crust tartlet (S)
Yellowtail kingfish ceviche, ruby grapefruit, lime (S)
Peking duck pancakes, sliced cucumber, spring onion
Mini panko chicken sliders, herb aioli
Herb marinated beef fillet, glass noodles, wombok slaw, chilli (GF)
Gold band snapper, kipfler potato, summer herbs, tartare sauce (S)
Mini pavlova with fresh summer berries (V)
Chocolate dipped mini gelato cones (V)
Watermelon, pineapple and grape skewers (V) (VGN) (GF)

Buffet Menu

Aurora Buffet Menu

A minimum spend of $1850 applies to all catered jobs.
If the minimum spend is not reached, the difference between the total charges and the minimum spend will be charged.
A chef is included for all catered jobs of up to 4 hours. If additional hours are required, the chef will be charged at $77 per hour.

V – Vegetarian; VGN – Vegan; GF – Gluten Free; S – Seafood

BUFFET MENU 1 – $85 per person
Sourdough bread rolls, butter
Charred corn, avocado, coriander, cherry tomato, wild rocket, smoked paprika & lime (V) (VGN) (GF)
Chat potato, honey mustard mayonnaise, spring onion (V) (GF)
Tomato, bocconcini, fresh basil (V) (GF)
BBQ chicken thigh, sliced bacon and chives (GF)
Seared salmon fillet, garlic-honey dressing (S)

BUFFET MENU 2 – $105 per person
Sourdough bread rolls, butter
Beetroot, sour cream, red onion, chives (V)
Freshly peeled market best prawns, lemon wedges (S) (GF)
Shaved fennel, sliced prosciutto, orange, aioli (GF)
Roasted chicken breast, smokey BBQ sauce (GF)
Duck breast, carrot & nutmeg puree (GF)
Pan seared Gold Band snapper, pine nut pesto (S) (GF)

Dessert (served canape style)
Chocolate brownie, salted caramel (V)
Bite-sized macarons (V)

BUFFET MENU 3 – $125 per person
Sourdough bread rolls, butter
Rocket, pear, parmesan, reduced balsamic (V) (GF)
Spiced couscous, roast pumpkin, tzatziki (V)
Freshly peeled market best prawns, lemon wedges (S) (GF)
Seared salmon, roasted & spiced cauliflower (S) (GF)
Honey soy chicken thigh, white sesame
6 hour braised pork, apple chutney (GF)
Sliced Riverina beef fillet, porcini mushroom, jus (GF)

(served canape style)
Lemon meringue tartlet (V)
Mini chocolate dipped gelato cones (V)

Food Stations Menu

Aurora Food Stations Menu
Can only be added on to an existing canape or buffet menu and not ordered separately

Cheese Station – $25 per person
A selection of local and international cheese, dried fruits, fruit paste and assorted crackers

Antipasto Station – $35 per person
Grilled, marinated vegetables, freshly baked crusty bread, sliced salami, Jamon, cured meats & olives

Seafood Ice Bar – $75 per person
Fresh prawns, Sydney Rock oysters, Pacific oysters, Moreton Bay bugs, grilled scallops, smoked salmon, lemon wedges and various dipping sauces serves on crushed ice

Baked Leg Ham – $395 per station (serves up to 40 guests)
Baked honey leg ham with mixed leaf salad, various mustards, relishes and soft bread rolls

Dessert Station – $50 per person
Chocolate brownies, macarons, lemon meringue tarts, assorted lolly jars and fairy floss

Platter Menu

Aurora Platter Menu
Allow one platter for every 10 – 12 guests

A minimum spend of $700 applies. If minimum spend is not reached, the difference between the total platter price and the minimum spend will be charged.
A delivery fee of $82.50 applies for all platters which are not incorporated in a canape or buffet menu.

Dips Platter – $110 per platter
A selection of dips served with crudites and crisp breads

Charcuterie Platter – $175 per platter
Cured sliced meats including ham, salamis, Jamon Iberico, olives & grilled Turkish bread

Antipasto Platter – $145 per platter
Marinated olives, grilled seasonal vegetables, grilled Turkish bread

Cheese Platter – $175 per platter
A selection of Australian cheeses, crackers, fruit paste & fresh fruit

Sandwich Platter – $175 per platter
Assorted sandwich fillings on wholegrain, white bread and wraps

Seafood Platter – $470 per platter
Market fresh seafood – Balmain Bugs, King Prawns, Scallops, Sydney Rock Oysters, Baby
Octopus & Lobster Tail with assorted dressings and sauces

Pastries Platter – $125 per platter
Freshly baked assorted Danish pastries, croissants and scrolls

Fruit Platter – $150 per platter
Freshly sliced seasonal fruit

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.

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

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