Aquabay Boat Hire

Pricing

Boat Hire on Aquabay includes skipper and crew


February - October $1,050 per hour based on minimum of 3 hours


November - January $1,400 per hour based on minimum of 4 hours 


Wait Staff
$260 for 4 hours per wait staff (additional hours @ $60 per staff member) 
1 x waitstaff required for every 10 guests



BYO Surcharge


$20 per person applies for BYO Beverages 

Chef Rates


If a chef is required on board a $340 fee will be applied for up to a 4 hour charter. Additional hours are $85.

Wharf fees apply ($50 per wharf).


Public holidays and special days attract surcharges.

Overview

Aquabay Boat Hire


Aquabay is a 70 foot sports cruiser that was built especially for the boat hire market. The model of boat is actually an Aquabay 70 and since the original owner was also the person who owns the design he named Aquabay after the design making both the name and the make of boat Aquabay.


The Naval architect that designed Aquabay considered the owners private time on board as well as the commercial functionality required for Sydney boat hire. As well as being a beautiful comfortable charter boat, things like seating, weather versatility, and food and beverage service capability all had to be factored in to come up with functional boat hire solution.


Aquabay is licensed for 34 guests for boat hire although with fully catered cruises the guest numbers have to be slightly reduced to allow for more boat hire service staff. The current owner of Aquabay has been in the boat hire industry for over 20 years so there is an emphasis on good service provided by energetic young boat hire crew.


When you first start your boat hire on Aquabay you board from the rear of the boat and step straight onto beautiful timber decks. There is a staircase coming down either side of Aquabay and between the two sets of stairs is the signage displaying the Aquabay logo. At night it is backlit with blue lights and looks amazing during evening boat hire on Aquabay.


A few steps up and you find yourself in the cockpit on Aquabay. It is a multipurpose area that is open plan and joins the outside deck to the internal entertaining areas right through to the front of the main level. The cockpit has seating for 8 at an alfresco dining table and a few more casual seats. There is a BBQ, a fridge, and direct access to the bar with bar staff ready to serve your boat hire drinks. The standard boat hire drinks packages have premium quality drinks included however if you have any special requests the Aquabay staff are happy to arrange special orders.


A few more steps and you find yourself inside the main saloon, which always impresses boat hire guests. The timberwork is all modern beach wood and the cream leather seating sets Aquabay off making it look like something out of a movie. This area is where you will also find the help which is where the captain controls Aquabay for boat hire. State of the art electronics have been used to make sure that Aquabay impresses with design and functionality as well as engineering an technology. Your boat hire music is run through a BOSE lifestyle system sending music of your choice throughout Aquabay. Speakers are found both inside and outside to ensure your boat hire guests can be amongst the action no matter where on Aquabay they are.


Beside the helm is a small staircase that leads down to the galley or kitchen and the sleeping quarters and bathrooms. The kitchen like the rest of Aquabay is modern and well set out to accommodate boat hire catering for the whole group.


There are three cabins and two of them are open during boat hire to allow access to the bathrooms and to give boat hire guests somewhere to store their coats and bags during the cruise.


The other main area is the huge bow or front of the boat that has built in tables and chairs which are perfect for boat hire. To get out to the bow you can follow the deck around from the cockpit at the rear or you can exit through one of the doors on either side of the helm. Guests lucky enough to experience boat hire on Aquabay usually flock to the bow to take advantage of the fresh air and views of Sydney Harbour. The tables and chairs allow practical relaxation with a breeze and Aquabay is the only boat hire set up in Sydney that has this on offer.


Aquabay staff are amazing and are happy to accommodate as much as possible to make sure your boat hire event is a huge success.


 

Catering

Beverage Packages

Beverage Packages

Standard Beverage Package
$18 per person per hour
Wine

Osyter Bay Merlot
Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Chandon Brut
Beers
Crown
Corona
Hahn Premium Light
Soft Drinks, Juices, Water, Tea and Coffee

If spirits are required in package cost changes to $25 per person per hour

Soft drinks and Juice Package
$3.75 per person per hour

Unlimited Soft Drinks, Juices, Water, Tea and Coffee

Buffet Menus

Buffet Menus
All Buffets Require a Chef to be on board


Buffet Menu 1
$100 per person

A selection of boutique rolls with butter portions.
Herb and pepper and lemon encrusted Salmon fillet Le Chef tartare sauce
Chardonnay and thyme poached chicken breast with risoni oven roasted
tomato and baby spinach.
Penne pasta with roasted capsicum, mushrooms and semi – dried tomatoes tossed in a light tomato pesto dressing.
Moroccan lamb skewers surrounded with our home-style tzatziki sauce
Roast pumpkin arancini.
Tiger Prawn Platter with herb and lemon aioli.
Wild rocket and parmesan with rock salt and black pepper.
Dill, red onion and caper berry potato salad.
Fresh seasonal fruit platter.
Chocolate mousse cup with Chantilly cream.

Buffet Menu 2
$115 per person

A selection of boutique rolls with butter portions.
Roast pumpkin and baby spinach arancini.
Char grilled beef fillet and field mushrooms served with a green peppercorn jus
Chardonnay and Thyme poached chicken.
Roasted herb and garlic chat potatoes
Barramundi green curry with Jasmine rice.
Sydney rock oysters with champagne and vinaigrette and pearls of the sea
Tiger Prawn Platter with herb and lemon aioli.
Green beans, oven roasted tomato and olive salad.
Caprese salad of tomato, bocconcini and fresh basil
Wild rocket and parmesan with rock salt and black pepper
A selection of fine Australian cheese’s served with dried fruit and deli style crackers
Fresh seasonal fruit platter
Vanilla bean cream Broulee.
Chocolate mousse cup with Chantilly cream

Buffet Menu 3
$129 per person

A selection of boutique rolls with butter portions.
Roast pumpkin and baby spinach arancini.
Chardonnay and Thyme chicken.
Rib eye fillet with stuffed field mushrooms and red wine jus with roasted chat potato.
Whole baked Tasmanian salmon topped with baby spinach, dill and capers
Mussels with garlic and chilli butter
Balmain bugs grilled with garlic lemon butter
Sydney rock oysters with champagne and vinaigrette and pearls of the sea
Tiger Prawn Platter with herb and lemon aioli.
Scallops seared with lemon grass, lime and ginger dressing.
Wild rocket and parmesan with sea salt and black pepper.
Dill, red onion and caper berry potato salad.
Caprese salad of tomato, bocconcini and fresh basil
Assorted Australian cheese board with lavosh and dried fruits.
Fresh seasonal fruit platter
Vanilla bean cream Broulee.
Tiramisu.
Chocolate mousse cup with Chantilly cream.

Canapé Menus

Canapé Menus
Please choose a minimum of six selections from the lists below

Canapé Selections A
$9 per item per person

Mini flans of baby eggplant, caramelized onion and Yarra Valley goats cheese
A selection of rice paper rolls with sesame dipping sauce.
Mini bruschetta with basil and oregano on Ciabatta bread
Huon smoked salmon and lemon mouse cones.
Petite Southern Highlands beef burger with gruyere and tomato chutney.
Chicken and young coconut salad.
Roast pumpkin and baby spinach, parmesan and parsley Arancini.
Mini Angus Beef Stroganoff pies with Duchess Potato.
Chilli fish cake with crisp lettuce and lime mayo in petite soft bun.
Chicken san chow bow
Lamb burgundy pie floater
Indonesian chicken Satay skewers with spicy peanut and coconut sauce.

Canapé Selections B
$12 per item per person

Tiger Prawns with herb and lemon aioli.
Poached Ocean Trout with a Nicoise Salad in a lettuce leaf cup.
Peking duck pancake with shallots and chilli jam.
Sydney Rock Oysters with champagne vinaigrette and pearls of the sea.
Prawn cocktail with Marie rose sauce.
Marinated octopus with olive, tomato and Pernod salsa.
Smoked Salmon terrine on toasted brioche.
Assorted sushi with pickle ginger, wasabi and soy.
Prawn and chorizo skewers
Petite Wagyu Fillet Steak sandwiches filled with roquette, beetroot and
caramelized onion
Scallops seared with lemon grass, lime and ginger dressing.
Rosemary and red wine seared Lamb cutlets with mint and yoghurt
Black end Yellow fin Tuna with Cajun spice, mango and pawpaw salsa

Noodle Box Selection
$18.00 per item per person

Thai red curry chicken, baby Bok Choy and bean sprouts with jasmine rice.
Spinach and ricotta ravioli with baby eggplant and olives tossed in
Napolitana Sauce.
Beef stuffed tortellini with a creamy Bacon and mushroom sauce
Penne pasta with roast capsicum and mushroom, semi dry tomatoes tossed in a light tomato pesto dressing.
Vegetable Ratatouille

Formal Dining Menu

Formal Dining Menu

Formal Dining Menu
$160 per person

On Arrival
Please select three

Peking duck pancake with shallots and chili jam
Mini flans of baby eggplant, caramelized onion and goats cheese
Arancini filled with bocconcini, roast pumpkin and baby spinach
Assorted sushi with pickle ginger, wasabi and soy
Indonesian chicken satay skewers with spicy peanut and coconut sauce
Garlic prawn twisters
Poached Tasmanian salmon and baby spinach quiche topped with mozzarella
Cheese, sour cream and chives

Entrée
Please select one

Trio of Seafood Plate consisting of lobster with lemon garlic sauce, king prawns and scallops
Seared garlic king prawns in a shallot and white wine sauce reduction on a creamy risotto
Moroccan lamb kebabs on a bed of couscous with minted yoghurt and crisp pita bread
Warm chorizo, haloumi, roasted kumara and chargrilled capsicum embedded on a roquette salad accompanied with a side of tomato relish
Panko crusted King Tiger Prawns with Malaysian coconut curry
Seared Cajun Yellow Fin Tuna with Mango and Paw Paw Salsa
Vegetarian Options
Grilled field mushrooms with layers of roasted eggplant, zucchini, capsicum and baby asparagus topped with crispy pancetta and grilled haloumi cheese
Home-made ravioli filled with roasted pumpkin, baby spinach, ricotta and pine nuts sautéed in a creamy based tomato sauce

Lemon Sorbet Palette Cleanser

Main Course
Please select one

Chargrilled fillet of beef tenderloin in a classic red wine jus served alongside a parcel of baby green beans, confit of tomato, glazed noissette of potato and a classic béarnaise sauce
Crispy skinned Tasmanian salmon topped with fried baby capers served with roasted herbed baby chat potatoes, steamed broccolini, sweet baby corn spears and a lemon and dill beaurre blanc
Roulade of chicken filled with pancetta and brie cheese bedded on roasted pumpkin with layers of baby spinach and pea risotto and chargrilled eggplant in a light bell pepper sauce
Pan Fried Salmon and Leek Medallions with Salsa Verde
Steamed N.T Barramundi wrapped in banana leaf, lemongrass, ginger and chilli
Vegetarian Options
Mediterranean vegetable medley consisting of layers of marinated baked vegetables resting on a roasted heirloom tomato reduction

Dessert
Please select one

Vanilla bean cream brulee with blueberry compote
Baked white chocolate cheesecake served with mixed berry compote
Individual tiramisu topped with chocolate-coated strawberries

Platter Menus

Platter Menus
Minimum 3 Choices

Chef's House Made Dip Selection
$14 per person

Selection of house made dips, variety of flat breads and sticks and seasonal

Antipasto Platter Menu
$18.00 per person

Selection of cold cured meats, marinated vegetables and a selection of lightly
marinated olives served with crisp bread and lavosh.

Cured Meat Platter Menu
$18 per person

Selection of cured meats and chef’s selection of deli choices.

Seafood Platter Menu
$75 per person

Selection of seafood fresh from the Sydney Fish Markets, including king prawns, Sydney Rock oysters, smoked salmon, Barramundi, scallops, bug tails, blue swimmer crab dressed with parsley, lemon and garlic butter and served with toasted sourdough, seafood and tartare sauces also (Seafood selection may change dependant on season)

Oyster Bar Menu
$22 per person

A selection of freshly shucked Sydney Rock and Pacific Oysters served with a selection of condiments, lemon, Asian shallot vinaigrette or spiced tomato and caper salsa

Ocean King Prawns Menu
$22.00 per person

King prawns served with fresh lemon and aioli with condiments.

Selection of Fine Australian Cheeses and Seasonal Fruits
$14 per person

Served with dried fruit, gourmet grissini, crackers and walnut bread.

Dessert Tasting Plate
$15 per person

Chocolate Mouse Cup with Chantilly cream.
Vanilla bean cream Broulee
Tiramisu
Petite cake

Features

Aquabay Boat Hire
  • Air Con
  • Alcohol Bar
  • BBQ
  • BYO Alcohol
  • BYO Food
  • Catering
  • iPod
  • O/N Accom.
  • Sound System
  • Sunbaking
  • Swimming