Pontoon Boat Hire


Prices below are for 2017 and subject to change
Please contact our office for 2018 prices

January - October
$1050 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $4200

November - December
$1300 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $5200

Minimum Guests
Minimum numbers in January - December on Sundays to Thursdays are 60pax (minimum 80pax for canapés)
Minimum numbers in January - October on Fridays and Saturdays are 80pax (minimum 100pax for canapés)
Minimum numbers in November - December on Fridays and Saturdays are 100pax(minimum 150pax for canapés)

Wharf Fees
Maritime Wharves $90 each stop

Homebush Wharf $1000 - $1250
Rose Bay Wharf $1000 - $1250


The Pontoon Sydney is a boat hire option that was made exclusively for harbour cruises designed to impress. With huge 3 meter high glass walls the Pontoon allows 360 degree panoramic views of Sydney Harbour whether you are looking for the comfort of relaxing inside or making the most of the beautiful weather outside. Inside the main area is fully air conditioned so if you want to get out of the heat in the middle of summer you won't miss any of the scenery behind solid walls.

The open plan design allows for all types of harbour cruises from corporate events to weddings and birthdays. There is plenty of room for seated formal dining and if you want cocktail dining even more space is available for a larger crowd. The upper deck allows

A harbour cruise on the Pontoon is complimented but 5 star catering at quite reasonable prices as well as drinks packages that are very competitive. There is a huge selection of menus but most guests find the standard menus meet all of their requirements. As you would expect from a professional harbour cruise company the menus can be tailored to meet any requirements you have.

On some occasions and only on some days self catering can be arranged. If a self catering option is available a surcharge will apply on a per person basis. It is important to note that Sydney harbour cruises on Pontoon that self caterer must use gold licensed caterers. This is not negotiable and the caterers will need to be verified.

Boat hire on The Pontoon Sydney guarantees a harbour cruise that is professional and memorable with the I's dotted and the T's crossed. Ask us about any special requirements you have and the staff are happy to do their best to accommodate.

Guests: 60 - 180 (formally seated) or 80 - 300 (informal cocktail)



Beverage Packages

Beverage Packages

Pricing per hour - Minimum 4 hrs

Non-alcoholic beverage package
$8 per person per hour

Assorted Soft Drinks
Orange Juice
Sparkling & Still
Water and Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee

Standard beverage package
$11 per person per hour
Angove wine collection: Sauvignon Blanc Semmilion, Shiraz Cabernet, Sparkling Brut.
Beers on tap: James Boag’s, Toohey’s Extra Dry, Hahn Super Dry, James Boag’s Light (bottles).
Assorted Soft Drinks, Orange Juice, Sparkling & Still Water and Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee
Level 1 wine upgrade
$4 per person per hour

(Please select 1 white and 1 red)
Capel Vale Unwooded Chardonnay (WA)
Beachwood Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (NZ)
Amberly Secret Lane Cabernet Merlot (WA)
Tatachilla Partners Cabernet Shiraz )SA)
Monkey Bay Pinot Noir (NZ)

Level 2 wine upgrade
$4.50 per person per hour

(Please select 1 white and 1 red)
Ant Moore Sauvignon Blanc (NZ)
Gulf Station Chardonnay (NSW)
Knappstein Cabernet Merlot (SA)
Mr Smith Shiraz (SA)
Little Black Stone Pinot Noir Otago (NZ)
Rococo NV Blanc de Blancs (NSW)
Beer upgrade
$4.50 per person per hour

(Please select 2)
Corona with Fresh Lime
Stella Artois
Crown Larger

Spirits package
$11 per person per hour

Jim Beam White Label
Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky
Bacardi Rum
Absolut Vodka
Gordon’s Gin
Jack Daniels Bourbon

Cocktail Menu - Roving Canapés and Food Stations

Cocktail Menu

$7.70 P/P
Steamed lemongrass wontons with lime plum sauce
Pumpkin veloute with chive oil in a demitasse cup (v gf)
Tomato avocado salsa tartlets (v)
Saffron, pea and mozzarella arancini (v)
Sweet corn and leek tartlets with goats cheese (v)
Assorted quiche tartlets (some v)
Chicken teriyaki skewers
Lamb and rosemary pithiviers
Noona style meatballs in roasted tomato sauce and melted mozzarella

$8.80 P/P
Crispy whiting with chips and tartare served in mini fry baskets
Smoked eggplant, cherry tomato and chive tostada (v)
Prawn and blue swimmer crab bisque with chervil in espresso cups (gf)
Beetroot cured salmon with horseradish mayo
Chefs selection of nigiri and maki sushi
Vietnamese spring rolls with vermicelli, prawns, mint and tamarind sauce
Seared tenderloin fillet on mini crostini and fresh basil pesto
Thai beef salad in Chinese take outs
Prawn and avocado salsa with lemon mayonnaise in ceramic spoons
Sydney Rock oysters with a variety of dipping sauces
Indonesian chicken satays with peanut sauce and crispy onion
Mini beef bourguignon pies
Peking duck pancakes with hoisin sauce

$10.50 P/P
Seared tuna, yuzu and sesame mustard
Blue eyed ceviche, Spanish onion and sweet potato puree
Chilled prawns with lemon and cucumber gazpacho
Wagyu burger sliders with BBQ sauce, pickles and melted aged cheddar
Frenched herbed crusted lamb cutlets with salsa verde
Pork larb gai served in baby cos lettuce
Carvery of selected roasted meats for mini sliders 


Ossobuco with cheese polenta and gremolata
Prawn, pea and tomato risotto with lemon dressing
Braised Asian beef in a sweet soy and jasmine rice and fried shallots
Paella pan of steamed mussels in a white wine sauce or a lemongrass coconut broth with crusty bread
Chicken tikka masala with cardamom basmati rice, fresh lime, coriander and mini pappadums
Braised lamb shanks with couscous and pecorino
Beef Bourguignon, buttery mash and garden peas
Noona style meatballs in roasted tomato sauce and melted mozzarella
Penne with slow cooked ragu and pecorino
Peking duck with special fried rice 


The visual displays of Chefs provide an enhanced and interactive food experience


Traditional paella pans a la Valencia with arborio rice, prawns, chicken, mussels calamari, and chorizo


A variety of tacos with pulled pork, chicken, prawns and vegetarian, cooked to order.


A selection of Margheriti, rocket, prosciutto, pepperoni and vegetarian options

A smorgasbord of sushi, sashimi, california rolls, seaweed salad, miso and brewed soy

A display of steaming baskets of dumplings, prawn and scallops, wontons, pork buns, har gow to name but a few

Penne, spaghetti, fettuccine with ragu, pesto and pine nuts, roma, arrabiata with parmesan and pecorino

Indonesian selection of satays, salmon skewers, harissa lamb and yoghurt over coal fired BBQ 


A cascading display of peeled prawns, oysters, smoked salmon, smoked trout and sauces


A buffet of Chef’s selection of mini desserts Individual and assorted petite gelato cones


Make your own S’mores station over hot rocks
Danish waffle station, chantilly cream, strawberries and chocolate sauce

A fine selection of local and imported cheeses, lavosh, grissini, muscatels and condiments


For the perfect cocktail event, we suggest a selection of roving canapes and 1 food station per every 100 guests

A well-balanced menu of fish, meats, and carbohydrates will delight and contain any appetite

Dietary requirements are catered for and we can assist you to choose the perfect menu for your occasion


Deluxe Buffet Menu

Deluxe Buffet Menu

Buffet Menu
$81 per person

Please select 2, additional selections $7 per person
Caramelised onion & parmesan tartlet (v)
Mediterranean ratatouille tartlet, Meredith Farm feta (v)
Truffled mushroom arancini, basil pesto,shaved reggiano (v)
Steamed prawn & scallop dim sims, mirin
Hand crafted petite pies, onion jam
Chicken satay skewers, peanut sauce, coriander, spanish onion

Level 1 mains
Please select 4, additional selections $10 per person
Chargrilled sirloin, bell pepper salsa, béarnaise, mustards, caramelised spanish onion
Slow cooked moroccan spiced lamb shoulder, preserved lemon, labneh
Fresh prawns, aioli, seafood sauce
Beef bourguignon, red wine & shallot jus, buttery mash, herb baby carrots
Free range pan seared chicken fillet, piri piri, preserved lemon yoghurt
Whole filleted atlantic salmon, buttered spinach coulibiac
Saffron chicken, prawn and chorizo paella, arborio rice
Crisp skinned pork belly, cinnamon apple sauce
Honey & orange glazed leg ham carved at the buffet
Argentine chimichurri crisp skinned chicken
Champagne oysters on a bed of rock salt
Wild mushroom risotto, spinach, wild rocket, shaved parmesan (v)

Level 2 mains
To replace a level 1 main, $7 per person or as an extra dish $13 per person
Cape Grim chargrilled tenderloin fillet, assorted accompaniments
Seared lime crusted atlantic salmon fillet, lemon grass & laksa broth
Steamed wild barramundi, ginger shallots, rice wine
Crisp skinned peking duck, plum sauce, special fried rice

Please select 3, additional selections $6 per person
Organic honey glazed kumara & spinach salad, walnut & hunter valley feta
Red quinoa, couscous, chick pea, baby spinach salad, almonds, softened currants, lemon yoghurt dressing
Boiled baby potato salad, mint, chives, quartered eggs, traditional mayonnaise
Apple, walnut and radicchio salad, roaring forties blue, sweetened balsamic
Chilled iceberg lettuce, extra virgin olive oil, lemon & garlic dressing, grana padano
Hot roasted chat potatoes, rosemary, maldon salt
Classic french potato bake, fresh thyme,, streaky bangalow smoked bacon
Zucchini salad, mint, garlic, baby peas, lemon, extra virgin olive oil
Char grilled eggplant, zucchini, roasted vegetables, merideth farm goat’s cheese
Crunchy middle eastern fattoush
Classic caesar salad
Rocket, pear, pecorino, pine nuts, aged balsamic
Mixed leaf baby rocket, spinach, shaved parmesan, virgin olive oil, aged balsamic
Asian vermicelli noodle salad, school prawns, blackened chilli, coriander, mint, crushed peanuts
Tomatoes, bocconcini, basil leaves, artisan virgin olive oil, maldon salt, cracked pepper
Angel hair pasta salad, crisped capers, liguria olives, rocket, roasted garlic

Please select 1, additional selections $7 per person
Fine australian cheeses, muscatels, lavish, quince paste
Chef’s selection of mini desserts served at the table
A selection of roving gelatos on ice trays

Deluxe Platter Menu

Deluxe Platter Menus

Platter of king prawns - $15 per person
Platter of king prawns + oysters - $23 per person
Platter of oysters - $15.50 per person
Platters of salt & pepper calamari - $12 per person
Antipasto platter - $18 per person

The Pontoon Canapé Menu - Additional Option
$20 per person

Please select 3 from the below

Caramelised onion & parmesan tartlet (v)
Mediterranean ratatouille tartlet, meredith farm fetta (v)
Truffled mushroom arancini, basil pesto, shaved reggiano (v)
Steamed prawn & scallop dim sims, mirin dip
Hand-crafted petite pies, onion jam
Chicken satay skewers, peanut sauce, coriander, spanish onion
Chicken & almond pithiviers
Californian nori rolls, soy sauce, wasabi (v)
Salt & pepper calamari, ginger & shallot dressing
Mini pizzettas (some v)

The Pontoon 3 Course Menu

Discover the beauty and majesty of Sydney Harbour whilst enjoying the best of Australian Cuisine & Music, on board Sydney Harbours signature vessel The Pontoon

Guest can travel freely over The Pontoons 2 levels each of which will have some- thing different to offer and entice.

Enjoy a welcome drink & canapés on the open air deck, followed by a 3 course or buffet menu with buffet or set dessertThe Pontoon offers guests a wonderful panorama of Sydney Harbour.


Tart with Roasted Pumpkin, Baby Beets, Goats Cheese, Balsamic Onion, Walnuts and Watercress

Ravioli filled with Ricotta and Spinach, Brown Butter, Crisp Sage and Pinenuts

Salt n Pepper Calamari, Crisp Asian Slaw and lime aioli

Watermelon, Serrano Ham, Persian Feta, Wild Rocket, and Hazelnut Dukkah

Wild Mushroom and Herb Rissotto, Truffle Oil and Reg- giano

Thai beef Salad, Cherry tomato, Cucumber, Mint, Shal- lot, Lime and chilli dressing


Grilled Ocean Trout, Shaved Fennel, Apple, Marinated Feta, Currant and Mint Salad

Morrocan lamb Shanks, Green Olive, Tomato, with Or- ange & Almond Cous Cous Or Mash

Daube of Beef, Roast Garlic Mash, Pearl Onions, Glazed Carrots and Salsa Verde

Chicken Breast, Crushed kipflers, Green beans, Trussed Tomato, Olive, Caper and Parsley Dressing

All mains served with bowls of mixed leaf salad or seasonal vegetables


Coconut Pannacotta, Strawberry, Passionfruit and Ly- chee

Warm Spiced Apple, blackberry & almond Crumble with vanilla ice cream

Lemon and Lime Tart with Citrus salad and Crème fraiche 


Standard Beverages Selection

Angove Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc

Angove Chalk Hill Shiraz Cabernet

Angove Sparkling Brut

James Boags, Hahn Super Dry, Toohey’s New on Tap

Assorted Soft Drinks, Orange Juice

Tea and Coffee 

Three Course Menu - Level 1

$81 per person

alternate serve, two choices
Salt & pepper calamari, crisp asian slaw, lime aioli
Thai beef salad, cherry tomato, cucumber, mint, shallots, lime & chilli dressing
Ricotta & spinach ravioli, brown butter, crisp sage, pine nuts (v)
Watermelon, serrano ham, persian feta, wild rocket, hazelnut dukkah
Tart of roasted pumpkin, baby beets, goats curd, balsamic onion, walnuts, watercress (v)
Fusilli, tomato & basil sauce, shaved parmesan (v)
Eggplant, bocconcini, grilled zucchini, roasted peppers, slow roasted tomato sauce (v) 

Main Course
alternate serve, two choices
Grilled ocean trout, shaved fennel, apple, marinated feta, currant, mint, wild rice pilaf
Tarragon seared corn fed chicken breast, ratatouille, lyonnaise potato
Moroccan lamb shanks, gremolata fregola, trussed tomato
Seared blue eyed cod, seafood broth & risoni
Stone baked sourdough bread 

alternate serve, two choices
Warm spiced apple, blackberry & almond crumble, vanilla bean ice cream
Classic crème brulee, crystal praline, seasonal berries
Warm chocolate fondant, mascarpone cream
Lemon & lime tart, citrus salad, crème fraiche
Coconut pannacotta, strawberry, passionfruit, lychee 
Chocolate mousse, raspberry coulis 

Three Course Menu - Level 2

3 course menu (level 2)

$92 per person

alternate serve, two choices
Crisp crab cake, yamba king prawn, shaved fennel, preserved lemon, cress, sauce gribiche
Ravioli of pumpkin, amaretto, nut brown lemon butter crisp sage & pecorino
Tart caramelised onion, slow cooked baby leeks, blistered tomato, goats curd, curly endive
King prawns, spiced avocado and tomato stack, micro herb salad, lemon aioli

Main Course
alternate serve, two choices
Corn fed chicken breast, persian feta, eggplant caponata, soft polenta, celery leaf
Rack of lamb, sicilian peppers, layered potato gratin, onion soubise and herb pesto
Crisp skinned barramundi, braised beef ravioli, asian greens and light shiitake master stock
Grilled ocean trout, asparagus, softened spinach, pearl barley, sorrel beurre blanc
Slow roasted beef tenderloin, potato herb galette, tomato gratin, watercress, merlot jus
Stone baked sourdough bread
alternate serve, two choices
Date & banana pudding, hazelnut ice cream, butterscotch sauce
Tiramisu, macerated cherries, almond biscotti
Eton mess, strawberry, raspberry, meringue, aged balsamic
Tea and coffee

Three Course Menu - Level 3

Three Course Menu Level 3

$106 per person

alternate serve, two choices
Seared spiced yellowfin tuna, confit octopus, wakame, cucumber and soba noodle
Cold pressed smoked salmon lasagne, king crab, avocado, tomato & capsicum salsa
Slow roasted milk fed veal “Vitello Tonnato” shaved fennel, beans, parsley, crisp capers & tuna sauce
Buffalo mozzarella, shaved serrano ham, heirloom tomato, salsa verde
Prawn & scallop tortellini, grilled prawn, salmon pearls, lemon & chive beurre blanc

Main Course
alternate serve, two choices
Petuna ocean trout, cauliflower puree, grilled prawn, tortellini, vierge dressing
Angus beef tenderloin, short rib canneloni, crisp shallot, onion soubise, shiraz jus
Lamb two ways, loin & croute, artichoke puree, wilted spinach, trussed tomato
Roasted spatchcock and confit leg, thyme gnocchi, chestnut mushrooms, broad bean, crisp pancetta

alternate serve, two choices
Chocolate caprese torte, poached corella pear, creme fraiche, passionfruit
Strawberry & pistachio tart, buttermilk pannacotta, campari, strawberry ice
Tea and Coffee


The Pontoon Sydney is a boat hire option that was made exclusively for harbour cruises designed to impress.
  • Air Con
  • Alcohol Bar
  • BBQ
  • Catering
  • Dance Floor
  • iPod
  • Sound System