Christmas Cruises on AQA Sydney . Up to 65 Guests . From $1,750.00 Per Hour

Christmas Cruises on AQA

    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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With great exterior and interior features, AQA is a client favourite for any type of Christmas cruises. The yacht offers you a great platform to have the traditional Christmas celebrations with a modern feel. At 92 ft., the yacht will comfortably accommodate your family and friends during your fun filled Christmas cruises. From the decks to the 6 star treatment you will receive, you and your guests can take this year’s Christmas celebrations a notch higher on our Christmas cruises on AQA.

The decks of the yacht are very spacious, ensuring that guests have ample space to take in the sights. You can be assured that the Harbour will be full of activities all through your Christmas cruises. Sit on the comfortable lounge area on the aft deck as you take in the sights and the activities taking place on the Harbour. The area is not only comfortable but is also a great viewing spot! Guests can also take as many pictures as they want from this area. 

Inside, the décor that has been used is not only classy but also very impressive. The main saloon has large windows that bring in a lot of light during the day. Guests can choose whether to have their meals inside, in the more formal dining area, or outside, on the decks. To ensure that your Christmas cruises go as planned, your Christmas cruises package will also include some staff members. The staff is well trained to ensure you have the time of your lives on board AQA.

Enjoy your favourite drinks as you enjoy the 5 star culinary experience, and 6 star treatment. The yacht has a licensed bar where you can get your favourite drinks. Additionally, there is a lot of refrigeration space on the yacht, with several portable eskies that will ensure your drinks are preserved, and served, at the right temperature.

As you think of the best way of enjoying and celebrating this Christmas, consider our Christmas cruises on AQA not only for the five star treatment, or the beautiful yacht, but also for a chance to combine your traditional Christmas celebrations with a modern and luxurious experience. 


Christmas Cruises on AQA include skipper and crew

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

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



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

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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: 65
  • Transfers: 65
  • Casual Buffet: 45
  • Formal Dining: 40
  • Air Con: Yes
  • Alcohol Bar: Yes
  • BBQ: No
  • BYO Drinks: No
  • BYO Food: No
  • Catering: Yes
  • Dance Floor: No
  • Fishing: No
  • O/N Accom.: Yes
  • Sound System: Yes
  • Swimming: Yes
  • High Season From: 1750
  • Low Season From: 1750
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