AQA Boat Hire Sydney . Up to 65 Guests . From $1,750.00 Per Hour
    Quick Stats
  • Location : Sydney
  • Min Hire Period : 4 hours
  • Length Metres : 29.50
  • Max. Guests : 65 Guests
  • BYO Food : No
  • BYO Alcohol : No
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AQA has been doing boat hire for many years now and they truly do have the whole operation fine tuned. Boat hire is more than just hiring a boat and hoping for the best. For boat hire to be successful everything has to be done right from the boat, to the staff, great food, and a great wine selection.

Boat hire on AQA covers all bases. To start with AQA was designed around being used for boat hire. There are great spaces on board and the décor and interior are of a contemporary design with warm earthy colours.

When AQA arrives at the wharf for your boat hire event staff will greet you as you enter on the main deck. The main deck has a bright airy cockpit with a large dining table that is suitable in all weather conditions. It is under cover with removable clear sides. If your boat hire is planned on a nice warm sunny day then the clears will be taken off so that you can make the most of the warm day and let the sea breeze gently blow through.

If you boat hire Sydney is planned on a windy of rainy day the clears are attached so that you can make the most of the view and take in the natural light whilst also protecting you from the elements. It allows your Sydney boat hire to be inside whilst also being outside.

Take a few steps and you are inside the main saloon on AQA. Boat hire in AQA has great dinks packages available and as soon as you enter the saloon on AQA you will find the bar manned by professional bar staff serving quality drinks.

The saloon has a modern lounge and a dining area and the great thing with AQA is that all of the furniture can be removed. If your boat hire event needs more space the AQA crew can arrange to take it all off before they pick you up, opening the area up for you to use as you need. Don’t worry though AQA has plenty of seating all over the boat that will remain for your boat hire.

Sydney boat hire on AQA like most boats always tries to make the most of the views on Sydney Harbour. The bow, or front of the boat, is one of the areas on AQA that everyone gravitates to and it is easily accessed through a doorway on AQA’s main deck. The bow has seating for guests and a sun bed, which is quite popular with boat hire who want to lay back and enjoy the views with a glass of champagne as canapés are served.

The upper deck on AQA is accessed via one of four stairways. There are two leading up from each side of the bow, one from the rear of the main deck and one inside on the main deck. Whilst your Sydney boat hire on AQA is taking place your guests will explore the whole boat and make their way to the top deck. The top deck has a great sun drenched fly bridge with plenty of space inside and outside. The outside area is completely open so guests can make the most of the sun on your boat hire. If the sun becomes too much on your boat hire there is a sun shade that can be used to cover the area over. There is a day bed with comfy cushions and this is the one place on AQA that allows smoking during boat hire.

Step inside and you will find a great indoor space with plenty of seating for guests whilst they are enjoying their bot hire. This is where the captain drives AQA and he is usually more than happy to let guests have a steer during boat hire so long as the circumstances permit.

In the saloon on the main deck you will find a stairway leading downstairs. This leads to three cabins which each have an ensuite. An important part of successful boat hire is have ample quality amenities. The three cabins allow guests to use amenities on AQA without having to line up. No one wants to line up during boat hire.

AQA also has a huge swim platform, which means your boat hire event can incorporate guests having a dip in Sydney Harbour.

The crew used for boat hire on AQA are all professional crew with plenty of hospitality industry experience. The wait staff and bar staff used for boat hire are there to make sure your event runs smoothly and that you step off the boat 100% happy that your boat hire event on AQA was exactly what you expected it to be.


Charter Prices

February - October 

$1,750 per hour. Minimum 3 hours.

November - January

$2,000 per hour. Minimum 3 hours.

Food and beverage prices can be seen on the catering page

$260 per Wait staff for a maximum 4 hour period. Each additional hour, $65 per hour per Wait staff.

  • 1-10 guests 1 Wait staff included 
  • 11-30 guests 2 Wait staff required
  • 30-64 guests 3 wait staff required

 Live aboard

Inclusions and pricing on enquiry 

Additional Information

Relocation to Pittwater Approx. $800 fuel surcharge (depending on market value)

A surcharge of 20% of the total invoice will apply to NSW public holidays.

Please Note: Prices for the following days are available on application.

• New Years Eve

• Boxing Day

• Melbourne Cup Day

• Christmas Day



Boat hire an AQA has catering supplied by the award winning Piquant Kitchen. An on board chef is provided for all cruises.

Where catering is less than $1,000 a chef charge will apply. Please see the menus below.

In some cases BYO cruise can be arranged although this is on a case by case basis at the captains discression. 

AQA Buffet Menu

Buffet menu

 buffet menu 1 @ $75 per person
includes fresh baked bread rolls and cream butter
please select
3 items from the sea - cold and/or from the garden
2 items from the sea – hot and/or from the paddock
1 dessert item

buffet menu 2 @ $95 per person
includes fresh baked bread rolls and cream butter
please select
3 items from the sea - cold and/or from the garden
3 items from the sea – hot and/or from the paddock
2 dessert item

buffet menu 1 @ $115 per person
includes fresh baked bread rolls and cream butter
please select
3 items from the sea - cold and/or from the garden
3 items from the sea – hot and/or from the paddock
1 premium item, indicated by (pr)
2 dessert item

from the sea served cold 

smoked salmon w/ red onion, capers, cream cheese, gherkins on crusty bread (s)
marinated baby squid salad (s)
oysters w/ assorted dressings (2 oysters per person) (s)
king prawns w/ lemon wedges (3 prawns per person) (s) (gf) 

from the garden
caesar salad garden salad (v) (vgn) (gf)
caprese salad w/ extra virgin olive oil (v) (gf)
chat potato salad w seeded mustard mayonnaise and spring onions (v) (gf)
roasted seasonal vegetables w/ garlic and rosemary (v) (gf) (vgn)
broccolini and snow peas w/ orange, chilli and toasted hazelnut dressing (v) (vgn) (gf)
roast vegetable and fresh herb quinoa salad w/ lemon tzatziki (v)
watermelon and fetta salad w/ mint and reduced balsamic (v) (gf)
asparagus w/ shaved parmesan and baked prosciutto (v) (gf)

from the sea served hot
baked tasmanian salmon w/ celeriac, fetta and dill (s) (gf)
roasted south coast blue eye trevalla w/ grape and pine nut salsa (s) (gf)
pan seared snapper w/ pine nut pesto (s)
moreton bay bug w/ roasted garlic and chive aioli (s)
western australian crayfish tails w/ herb butter (s) (pr)

from the paddock
sage marinated chicken thigh (gf)
roasted crispy skin duck breast (gf)
portuguese style chicken breast (gf)
pasture fed pork fillet w/ grilled apple chutney (gf)
riverina lamb back-strap w/ tzatziki (gf) (pr)
braised new south wales central tablelands lamb fillet (gf) (pr)
whole riverina, grass fed beef fillet with field mushroom jus (gf) (pr) 

assorted macaroons (v) chocolate brownie (v)
milk chocolate tart w/ crème chantilly (v)
fresh pineapple, rockmelon and strawberry brochettes (gf) (v) (vgn)
mini pavlova w/ fresh berries and crème chantilly (v)
cinnamon apple crumble spoons (v) lemon meringue tarts (v)
chocolate dipped mini gelato cones (v)

AQA Canape Menu

 Canape Menu

canape menu 1 @ $65 /person suitable for a 3 hour event please select
5 standard items, 3 premium items, 1 substantial item

canape menu 2 @ $75 /person suitable for a 3 hour event please select
5 standard items, 3 premium items, 1 substantial item, 2 dessert items

canape menu 3 @ $85 /person suitable for a 4 hour event please select
6 standard items, 3 premium items, 1 substantial item, 2 dessert items

canape menu 4 @ $95 /person suitable for a 4 hour event please select
6 standard items, 3 premium items, 2 substantial item, 2 dessert items

standard selection

from the sea

freshly shucked coffin bay oysters w/ ponzu dressing (s)
freshly shucked pacific oysters w/ pomegranate vinaigrette (s) (gf)
popcorn prawn skewers w/ japanese mayo and sesame (s) (gf)
hand made sushi w/ soy and wasabi (s) (gf no soy)
peeled king prawn w/ chilli and coriander dressing (s)
prawn mousse w/ nutmeg and crusty bread (s)
steamed school prawn gow gee w/ coriander dressing (s)
steamed pork and prawn dim sim w/ sweet chilli and lime dressing (s)
from the paddock
 double smoked ham, cheese and italian parsley mini quiche
poached chicken and walnut finger sandwich
roasted pork belly w/ apple chutney and crackling (gf)
cider glazed chorizo brochettes
grilled chorizo and feta mini pizzetta 
panco crusted chicken strips w/ aioli

from the garden
 spinach and goats cheese quiche (v)
roast mushroom quiche w/ rosemary salt (v)
pumpkin and mozzarella arancini w/ chive aioli (v)
vegetarian spring rolls w/ soy dipping sauce (v)
labne, chervil and smoked cherry tomato tartlet (v)
baby chat potato w/ sweet chilli, sour cream and chives (v) (gf)
caramelised onion tartlet w/ torched goats cheese (v)
caramelised pear w/ lemon ricotta on buttered crouton (v)

premium selection

from the sea
salmon tartare on brioche toast w/ salmon roe (s)
salt and pepper calamari w/ slow roasted garlic aioli (s)
creamed leek, spanner crab and chive tartlet (s)
tuna tartare on toasted brioche crouton w/ wasabi cream (s)
thai style crab tartlet w/ nam jim (s)
prosciutto wrapped prawns w/ chipotle mayonnaise (s) (gf)
beetroot cured salmon on turkish crostini w/ lime crème fraiche (s)
pan fried tasmanian scallops w/ carrot puree and nutmeg (s) (gf)

from the paddock
peking duck pancakes w/ sliced cucumber and spring onion
mini steak sandwich w/ caramelised onion and tomato chutney
roasted kangaroo filet w/ beetroot and lemon myrtle
moroccan style lamb skewers w/ minted yoghurt (gf)
satay marinated chicken skewers w/ chervil
pulled pork sliders w/ cinnamon apple jam
slow roasted nsw central tablelands lamb sliders w/ asian slaw
spring lamb pies w/ tomato chutney
chicken and chorizo cocktail pies

substantial selection

from the sea
 beer battered flathead w/ shoestring fries and tartare sauce (s)
marinated king prawns w/ tomato, avocado, chervil and red onion salsa (s)

from the paddock
 thai beef salad w/ glass noodles and coriander
moroccan chicken w/ couscous and citrus yoghurt
thai green chicken curry w/ jasmine rice and coriander (gf)
duck breast w/ bitter greens, asparagus, croutons, lardons and hazelnut vinaigrette
grilled chicken tenderloins on caesar salad

 from the garden
honey baked pumpkin and mushroom risotto w/ sage butter (v) (gf)
linguini w/ roasted tomato sauce and shaved parmesan (v)
smoked beetroot and feta salad w/ candied walnuts and reduced balsamic (v) (gf)

assorted bite size macaroons (v)
chocolate brownie fingers (v)
milk chocolate tart w/ crème chantilly (v)
chocolate baileys balls w/ coconut (v)
pineapple, rockmelon and strawberry brochettes (gf) (v) (vgn)
pavlova nests w/ fresh berries and crème chantilly (v)
cinnamon apple crumble spoons (v)
blowtorch caramelised lemon meringue tarts (v)
assorted mini chocolate dipped gelato cones (v)
additional items
add an additional standard canapé for $6.50 per person
add an additional premium canapé for $9.50 per person
add an additional substantial canapé for $11.00 per person
add an additional dessert canapé $5.00 per person

AQA Formal Plated Menu

Formal Plated Menu

Please select a max of two items from each section
$28 pp
baked forest mushroom tartlet with truffle oil (v)
grilled koo wee rup asparagus with ricotta, white peach, walnuts and truffle oil (v) (gf)
sashimi plate with wasabi and soy ($2 surcharge) (s) (gf)
seared tasmanian scallops with pumpkin puree, toasted walnuts, apple and cress (s) (gf)
king prawn and avocado salad with tomato, mango and eschallot salsa (s) (gf)
poached balmain bug, avocado, peach and chilli salad with citrus vinaigrette (s) (gf)
steamed, wild petuna blue eye trevalla, chervil oil, fennel, grape and pine nut salsa (s) (gf)
pan-roasted spatchcock on moroccan style couscous, glazed cherry tomato and cucumber raita
butterflied hunter valley grain fed quail on wild rice salad with rocket, broccolini and pomegranate (gf)
please select a max of two items from each section

 honey baked pumpkin and wild mushroom risotto with sage butter (v) (gf)
pan roasted salmon fillet with cucumber and mint salsa on wild rice (s) (gf)
pan-fried jewfish on sautéed kipfler potatoes, shaved garlic squid, roasted fennel and lemon beurre blanc (s) (gf)
spice marinated chicken breast with herbed couscous, snow peas and citrus dressing roasted duck breast on potato gallette, with wilted bitter greens, asparagus and hazelnut vinaigrette (gf)
grilled, riverina fillet of beef on parisian mash, green beans, roasted cherry tomato and rosemary jus (gf)
roasted pork cutlet on sweet potato puree with spiced apple relish and dutch carrots (gf)
linguini with slow braised lamb, ratatouille and parmesan
please select a max of two items from each section

baked individual milk chocolate tart with raspberry coulis and vanilla anglaise (v)
baileys crème brulee with macerated strawberries and pistachio praline (v) (gf)
deconstructed pavlova with coulis, fruit and macerated berries (v) (gf)
stringy bark honey tart with caramelised fig and lemon cream (v)
rich chocolate cake with crème chantilly and berries (v)
selection of australian cheeses, lavosh, fig log and strawberries (v)
red wine poached pears with vanilla ice-cream


please select a max of two items from each section
$13.00 per bowl (1 bowl serves 4)
 shoestring fries with sea salt (v)
mixed leaf salad with balsamic dressing (gf) (v) (vgn)
parisian mashed potato (gf) (v)
warm broccolini with nut brown butter and almonds (v) (gf)
roasted dutch carrots with raisins and persian fetta

AQA Special Additions

Special Additions

 seafood ice bar
$32 per person
assorted sushi, fresh prawns, sydney rock oysters, pacific oysters and variety of dipping sauces served on crushed ice. (this can be customised further to include morten bay bugs, lobster, grilled scallops, cured or smoked salmon
and pickled baby octopus)

fresh oyster station
$4.50 per oyster per person
 fresh live assorted sydney rock and pacific oysters shucked to order live in front of your guests
 whole honey baked leg ham POA
whole honey baked leg ham with various mustards, relishes and soft bread rolls

 dumpling station
$3.50 per dumpling per person
a selection of hand made dumplings steamed fresh to order
(pork and prawn dim sim, prawn gow gee, bbq pork bun, chicken dumpling, vegetable dumpling)

 cheese station
$14.00 per person
a selection of local and international cheese, dried fruits, fruit paste and assorted crackers.

 dessert station POA
designed specifically for your requirements our dessert stations are a fantastic end to the evening. think chocolate fountains, fairy floss, display jars filled with lollies and our quality dessert canapés or go with a theme

 please note:
these additions can be added to any function
a minimum number of 20 pax applies for all additions


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

Beverage Menu


Tower Estate Moscato          Hunter Valley, Australia                $45

Chandon Brut NV                 Yarra Valley, Australia                  $49


Moet Imperial NV                 Epernay, France                           $110

Veuve Clicquot Brut             Reims, France                              $150

Moet Magnum                      Epernay, France                           $200

Dom Peringnon                    Epernay, France                           $270


Cape Mentelle                      Margaret River, Australia              $45

Hope                                     Hunter Valley, Australia                $55

Cloudy Bay                           Marlborough, NZ                          $90


Hope                                     Hunter Valley, Australia                $55

Cloudy Bay                           Marlborough, NZ                          $90


Petaluma                              Adelaide Hills, Australia                $65

Tower                                   Clare Valley, Australia                   $55


Hope                                    Hunter Valley, Australia                 $40


Tower                                   Derwent Valley, Australia              $55

Dalrymple                            Pipers River, Australia                   $65


Cape Mentelle                     Margaret River, Australia               $45

Tower                                   Barossa Valley, Australia               $55

Grant Burge Filsell               Barossa Valley, Australia               $75

Penfold Grange                   Magill, Australia                              POA


Cape Mentelle                     Margaret River, Australia                $35

Hope                                    Geographe, Australia                     $55


Absolut Vodka                                    Ahus Skane, Sweden           $9
Jim Beam White Label Bourbon        Clermont, Kentucky              $9                                                                    
Bacardi superior white rum                Puerto Rico, Caribbean        $9
Mount Gay Rum                                 Barbados, Lesser Antilles    $9        
Johnnie Walker Red Label Scotch     Kilmarnock, Scotland           $9           
Gordon’s London Dry Gin                  Clerkenwall, Scotland                                                                                                                                                 


Belvedere Vodka                                Zyrardow, Poland                  $12                 
Makers Mark Bourbon                        Loretto, Kuntucky                  $12

Tanqueray Gin                                    London, England                   $12

Glenmorangie Scotch                         Tain, Scotland                       $12


Cascade Premium Light                     South Hobart, Australia         $6

Local Premium Lager                         Hunter Valley, Australia         $6

Local Premium Gluten Free Pilsner   Hunter Valley, Australia         $6

James Boags Premium Lager            Launceston, Australia           $8

Peroni Nastro Azzuro                         Lombardy, Italy                     $8                                                                                           

Local Premium Cider                          Hunter Valley, Australia         $8


Tea/Coffee                 Andover, England                                           $4                   
Softs                          Coca Cola, Australia                                      $6       
Still Water                  Coca Cola, Australia                                      $6                   
Sparkling Water         San Pellegrino, Italy                                       $9                                                                   
Orange Juice             Nudie Juice, Australia                                    $15

Beverage Packages

Silver Beverage Package
$15 per person per hour
Cascade Premium Light
Premium Local Lager
Hope Estate Sav Blanc
Hope Estate Cab Merlot
Tower Estate Moscato

Gold Beverage Package
$20 per person per hour
Cascade Premium Light
Premium Local Lager
Premium Local Gluten Free Pilsner
Cape Mentelle Sav Blanc
Hope Estate Chardonnay
Cape Mentelle Shiraz
Hope Estate Cab Merlot
Chandon NV Brut Sparkling

Platinum Beverage Package
$25 per person per hour
Cascade Premium Light
Local Premium Lager
Local Premium Gluten Free Pilsner
Cloudy Bay Sav Blanc
Cloudy Bay Chardonnay
Tower Estate Shiraz
Tower Estate Pinot Noir
Moet NV Champagne


Very versatile boat
Great staff
Great food
Great wines
Bose surround sound system
Three cabins with ensuites
Plenty of all weather spaces

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Quick Stats

  • Location: Sydney
  • Min Hire Period: 4 hours
  • Length Feet: 92
  • Length Metres: 29.50
  • Min. Guests: 2 guests
  • Max Guests: 65
  • Standing: 60
  • Transfers: 65
  • Formal Dining: 40
  • Air Con: Yes
  • Alcohol Bar: Yes
  • BBQ: No
  • BYO Drinks: No
  • BYO Food: No
  • Catering: Yes
  • Dance Floor: Yes
  • Fishing: No
  • O/N Accom.: Yes
  • Sound System: Yes
  • Swimming: Yes
  • High Season From: 2000
  • Low Season From: 1750
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