Varuna is a Seawind 1160 Resort 38’ charter catamaran that packs a punch, with the ability to carry up to 40 passengers. This innovative charter boat is designed for harbour sailing, whale watching, scuba/snorkeling excursions and party bookings.
Her design highlights some unique new features on a boat of this size including the fully covered cockpit and huge open bow rider. Clever use of space and seating layout – have enabled a huge passenger capacity without overcrowding the usable space onboard.
Varuna is a safe, cost effective and passenger friendly charter boat, ideally suited to day charter excursions. It is designed and built to meet CE and/or Australian category D surveys.
Varuna is ideal ideal for sailing around Sydney Harbour, swimming to a secluded beach or mingling with your friends on board whilst we cook your BBQ.
Cocktail Dining – 43 passengers
Casual Buffet – 43 passengers
Wrap around windows in cockpit
Large gas BBQ (we will cook for you)
Fully equipped galley with sink, gas cook top, oven, grill. 1 fridge
State of the art sound system – inside and outside
2 large eskies
Swim ladder and hot/cold outdoor shower
Kayak available for guests use
STANDARD CHARTER RATES
Vessel Hire 2020
January to December
Up to 30 passengers:
4-hour charter $2,200
Additional hours: $550 per hour
Up to 31-43 passengers:
4-hour charter $2,600
Additional hours: $650 per hour
An additional charge of $250 applies for 34 or more passengers for up to 4-hour charters
For 34 or more passengers with charters over 4 hours, an additional charge of $60 per hour will apply
$100 surcharge applies
Includes basic plates, cups and cutlery, BBQ use – we usually cook for guests
Please note – BYO Ice
Public Holidays incur a 20% surcharge on the total charter fee (special harbour events POA)
Minimum 4 hours except Boxing Day and some special events when the minimum is 5 hours
Water toys – Noodles are complementary
Lily pad use $100 on Saturdays in summer, NYD, Aust Day and complementary at other times
Wharf fees: $50 per visit
• King St, Darling Harbour
• Casino Wharf
• Pyrmont Bay wharf, Harris St
• Pier 9, Walsh Bay, Towns Place, Hickson Rd
• Lavender Bay
• Mosman Ferry wharf
• Hayes St Neutral Bay
• Balmain wharf – Thames St, Yeende St and Elliot St
• Birkenhead Point, Drummoyne
• Rose Bay wharf
• Double Bay
• Yarranabbe Wharf (near CYC Rushcutters Bay)
• Watsons Bay (selected vessels only)
• Manly Wharf: on application only – additional hour in travel time
NEW YEARS EVE
New Year’s Eve 2019 – Tickets SOLD OUT for 2019
All menus are freshly prepared by a chef on-board. Tailored options are available on request
All BBQ options include browned onions, condiments, garden salad and bread rolls
BBQ Menu 1 $25 per person
Selection of chicken, beef or lamb sausages (2 per person)
BBQ Menu 2 $25 per person
Selection of chicken, beef or lamb kebabs (2 per person)
BBQ Menu 3 $30 per person
Minute steak and organic sausage Sourdough rolls
BBQ Menu 4 $30 per person
BBQ Menu 5 $35 per person
Premium Steak Mashed Potato
BBQ Menu 6 $55 per person
Minimum order of $250.00
Bread and Dips Platter $55 (15-20 guests)
Pita bread, Turkish bread, Hommus, Taramasalata, Eggplant Dip
Grazing Platter $110 (5-10 guests)
Kalamata olives, Goat Cheese & Black Truffle Dip, Prosciutto, Sopressa Hot – Aged Italian Sausage, Mild Salami, Quince Paste, Kabana/Cabanossi – A spicy smoked Australian Salami, Goat Cheese & Black Truffle Dip, Goat Cheese
Smoked Cheddar, Triple Cream Brie, Gourmet Crackers
Sushi Platter $105 (15 guests)
Assorted sushi platter
Wrap Platter (Meat Lovers) $80 (5 – 10 guests)
4 Combinations made with mountain bread:
Salami, Jarlsberg and Semi-Dried Tomatoes
Chicken Breast Supreme with lettuce and mayonnaise
Ham, Jarlsberg, Semi Dried Tomatoes & mayonnaise
Ham, Jarlsberg, Lettuce & mayonnaise
Wrap Platter (Vegetarian Delight) $70 (5-10 guests)
3 Combinations made with a wrap:
Kaleslaw & Mayonnaise
Tabbouleh & Hommus
Jarlsberg, Semi Dried Tomatoes & Hommus
Seafood Platter $280 (15 guests)
Medium to large prawns
Condiments including Seafood cocktail sauce, lemons, marinated ginger and wasabi
Cheese Platter $50 (15 guests)
Selection of cheeses, Crackers, Grapes or dried fruits
Fruit Platter $50 (15 guests)
A seasonal selection of fruits
Minimum order for 30 passengers, for orders less than 30 passengers a delivery charge of $50 will apply.
Canape option 1 – 6 pieces per person $42 per person
Moroccan Vegetarian Frittata / Chickpea Puree / Olive petals V GF
Thai Chicken Salad Food Pail / Mint / Coriander Sweet Chilli / Asian greens
Caramelised Onion Tart / Gruyere / Thyme V
Prawn Rice Paper Rolls / Mint / Lychee / Coriander
Peking Duck wrapped in sesame crepes / hoisin
Baby Potatoes / Sweet Dill Mustard /Asparagus / Smoked salmon Food Boat
Canape option 2 – 9 pieces per person $55 per person
Smoked beef slider / onion jam / mayo / rocket
Sydney Rock oysters / ginger / lime dressing GF
Asparagus / Poached Ocean Trout / Citrus oil / Spanish Onion Food Pail
Peking duck hoisin pancakes / shallots / sesame seeds
Shiitake Mushroom Taleggio / Tarts Pulled Coconut chicken salad boats/
Pulled Coconut chicken salad boats/ peanuts / coconut / chili / – served room temperature GF
Caramelized Onion “Dolce” Blue Cheese Frittata /Thyme / Onion Jam V G
Assorted sushi varieties GF
Beetroot / Goats Curd Tart
Canape option 3 – 12 pieces per person $75 per person
Ocean Trout Nicoise Salad / Olives / Pickled Onion / Cherry Tomato / Poached Potatoes GF
Kumara/ Persian Feta Frittata / Olive petals V GF
Baby Roasted Beetroot /Goat’s Curd Tartlet V
Seafood “cocktail” Skewers – King Prawn / Sea Scallop G
Oysters / seasonally available / smoked soy
Smoked Salmon Sliders / Pickled Red Onion / Creme fraiche
Smoked beef sliders / Gruyere cheese / cornichons
Peking duck pancakes/ shallots / hoisin
Cider marinated rare roast beef fillet / brioche croutons / pesto onion jam
Crab / Cucumber / Avocado Salad Spoons
Spiced Coconut Chicken / Charred Broccoli Salad Boats/ Peanuts / chilli / – served room temperature
Pumpkin / Chorizo Tortes / Tapenade / Persian Feta
Minimum order for 30 passengers, for orders less than 30 passengers a delivery charge of $50 will apply.
Buffet option 1 – $42 per person
Nibbles to start
Roasted Beef Fillet / Smoked Eggplant / Roasted Kumara / Onion Jam Lemon
Lemon Thyme Roasted Chicken/ Caramelised Lemon Aioli Sauce
Mediterranean Vegetable Couscous Pine Nuts / Olives
Baby Cos / Roma / Feta / Cucumber / Peppers / Oregano dressing
Fresh breads / oils
Buffet option 2 - $55 per person
Nibbles to start
Chicken tenderloin pieces / salsa verde / blistered tomatoes
Caramelized lemons Ocean trout fillet / fennel / olives / capers / pickled onion
Beef fillet / roasted red peppers / artichokes /olives
Potato salad / sweet mustard / dill / fennel
Rocket / pinenuts / Parmesan / balsamic
Fresh breads/ butter / oils
All food will be cooked by the Skipper or the deckhand on the BBQ. An Oven or a Microwave are not available on this boat.
Large pieces of meat e.g. legs of lamb, whole turkeys etc are really not appropriate to cook on board in the limited time available so please avoid bringing them. Pastries & pies are not ideal to cook on board. If you wish to have us cook this type of food please give us some advance warning so we can discuss it with you and the quantities involved.
We request all food brought on board has been defrosted and is ready to cook so that it can be cooked and consumed on a 4-hour 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.