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Ariston offers a unique event space for corporate, wedding, party or private luxury motor yacht charter. Derived from the Greek word meaning “the best”, she certainly lives up to her name. With superior catering, a range of Australian and International wines, along with a dedicated crew and wait staff, Ariston offers an unrivalled luxurious Sydney Harbour cruise experience.

Encompassing three levels, including expansive indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, your guests can move around freely while enjoying the sights and scenery of a Sydney Harbour cruise. Up to 30 guests can be hosted over two levels for seated dining and up to 58 guests can enjoy cocktail style canapés and roving menus.

Audio entertainment on all decks is via a BOSE surround sound system with iPod and Karaoke input. Foxtel, free-to-air TV and DVD replay with LED digital TV monitors are fitted for general viewing, corporate presentations or your special DVD feature for party or wedding guests.

Ariston’s conference room on the inside upper level is fitted with internet connectivity providing on-line access and international conferencing. The conference room also features a drop-down 46 inch LED TV monitor with WiFi laptop connectivity and round table seating for up to fourteen guests. Overnight accommodation is available in 5 stylishly appointed twin cabins with ensuite.


Cocktail Dining – 58 passengers
Casual Buffet – 30 passengers
Formal Dining – 30 passengers
Overnight – 10 passengers

Special Features
Spacious alfresco entertainment deck
Luxuriously fitted saloon lounge areas
Walk around layout with wide, side walkways and handrails
Accommodation for up to 10 passengers in 5 twins with ensuites
Reverse cycle air-conditioning
Fully equipped galley, fridge, freezer and icemaker
Remote controlled, Bose surround sound system with iPod input
LED digital TV monitors, DVD, Karaoke, and Foxtel
Bluetooth connectivity available


Vessel Hire 2022-2023 

Feb to April
4-hour charter $4,000
Additional Hours: $1000 per hour

May to October
4-hour charter $3,600
Additional Hours: $900 per hour

Nov – Jan
4-hour charter $4,400
Additional Hours: $1100 per hour
Minimum of 35 pax for all Friday/ Saturday charters in December

Wharf Fees
$50 per visit.
Extra travel time may apply for pick up and drop off at some wharves.

Staffing Fees
Wait Staff
1 x wait staff required per 10 guests
$275 per wait staff for a 4 hour charter

Chef Fee
Chef charge $395 (4 hours)
Public holidays and special harbour events chef rate POA.

BYO Policy
BYO food: $250 fee will apply
BYO Beverages: $20 surcharge per person (Includes eskies, ice, rubbish removal, amenity fees)
NO BYO Friday & Saturdays In December
Please note, no use of the galley for cooking or food preparation. All food must be pre-cooked and plattered.

Note: Public holiday surcharges apply – 30% of the total charter fee
Weddings 30% surcharge applies on total charter fee



Book your New Years Eve private charter on board Ariston for an experience to remember. Our New Year’s Eve packages offer superior catering, a decadent range of Australian and international wines, along with a dedicated crew and wait staff, allowing you to enjoy the evening in ultimate service and comfort.

Up to 25 passengers – $55,000
7-hour charter
6pm – 1am
All inclusive packages – Canapes, Supper and Beverages
New Year’s Eve Substantial Canape Menu (see catering for details)

Buffet Menus

All Menus attract a $395 chef hire rate for 4 hours.

Menu 1 – $112.00 per person inc GST

Peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce.
Aloo bonda – indian potato fritters with coriander yoghurt. (GF, VEG)
Portuguese style tuna, caper and parsley tart.

Assorted boutique bread rolls with butter. (V)
Chilled pacific oysters with shallot and citrus dressing. [2 per person] (GF)
Fresh king prawns dill and lime aioli. [3 per person] (GF)

Insalata of finely shaved cabbage, italian parsley pine nut and raisin with grated pecorino. (GF, V)
Crisp broccolini salad with chilli, lemon and baby capers. (GF, VEG)
Cocktail potato salad with lemon, caper and grain mustard vinaigrette. (GF, VEG)

Bbq salmon fillets with fresh rocket and salsa verdi. (GF)
New orleans jerk chicken cutlets with pineapple salsa and spiced yoghurt dressing. (GF)
Slow roast lamb shoulder with caramelised shallots and button mushrooms, jus. (GF)

Seasonal fresh fruit platter
Petite piquant chocolate brownie. (GF, V)

Menu 2 – $136.00 per person inc GST

Yellow fin tuna tartare on edible spoon with lime zest and crème fraiche.
Peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce.
Chilli and rosemary marinated lamb skewers with smoked tomato and basil sauce. [GF]

Assorted boutique bread rolls with butter. (V)
Ocean cooked king prawns with dill aioli. [3 per person] (GF)
Fresh pacific oysters with shallot and finger lime dressing. [2 per person] (GF, VEG)
Smoked tasmanian salmon with fine eschallots, chives, lemon and baby capers. (GF)

Curly endive and radicchio salad with toasted chia, pumpkin and sesame seeds. (GF, VEG)
Wild rice and roast sweet potato salad with pomegranate dressing, fetta and fresh parsley. (GF, V)
Kipfler potato salad with fresh herbs and crisp shallots and light mustard dressing. (GF, VEG)

Grilled swordfish on vine ripened tomato, with fresh rocket and salsa verdi. (GF)
Pan fried spatchcock marinated in sage, lemon zest and chilli. (GF)
whole roasted beef fillet with red wine and rosemary jus. (GF)

Petite apple tarte tatin with double cream. (V)
Individual pavlovas with fresh chantilly cream and berries. (GF, V)

gf – gluten free, v – vegetarian, ve – vegan

Platters Menu

Ham Buffet
$385.00 per ham, including GST
Whole guinness and honey baked ham with condiments and boutique bread rolls

Antipasto Platter
$155.00, including GST, minimum 10 people (can be ordered in multiples of 10 only)
Rustic italian breads, grissini and flatbreads. [GF options
Oven baked semi dried tomatoes, marinated green olives,
grilled eggplant, zucchini and bell peppers, marinated artichokes, persian fetta,
smoked salmon, hot sopressa salami and san danielle prosciutto.

Cheese Platter
$155.00, including GST, minimum 10 people (can be ordered in multiples of 10 only)
Selection of local cheeses, dried fruits and assorted crackers. [GF options]

Seafood Platter
$545.00, including GST, minimum 10 people (can be ordered in multiples of 10 only)
Ocean cooked king prawns with dill aioli.
Fresh pacific oysters with shallot dressing and salmon roe.
Blue swimmer crab with fresh lemon wedges.
Balmain bugs with tartare sauce.
BBQ salmon fillets with rocket and basil pesto.

Please note: When ordering platters only, a $65.00 delivery charge will be applied.  (ordered in multiples of 10 only)

Canape Menus

All Menus attract a $395 chef hire rate for 4 hours.
gf – gluten-free, v – vegetarian, ve – vegan

Canapé Menu One
$ 47.00 per person, including GST.
Recommended for 2 hour charters only.

Portuguese style tuna, caper and parsley tart.
Corn and zucchini fritter with avocado, olive, tomato and eschalot salsa. (GF, VEG)
Peking duck pancake with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin.
Mini salmon skewer wasabi miso brush, toasted sesame. (GF)
pork, veal and fennel polpette in roasted tomato sugo. (GF)
porcini mushroom arancini ball with basil aioli. (GF, V)

Canapé Menu 2 – $65.00 per person inc GST
recommended for 3 – 4 hours charters

Fresh pacific oysters with shallot and citrus dressing. (GF, VEG)
Ocean cooked king prawns dill aioli. (GF)
Steamed prawn and pork dim sim chilli sambal.
Polenta and truffle chips with shaved parmesan and chives. (GF, V)
Roast duck and shitake mushroom salad with smoked chilli dressing. (GF)
Tandoori brushed rock ling pops with coastal honey and sumac yoghurt. (GF)
Crisp lamb and rosemary pie with piquant chutney.
Thai chicken curry with steamed fragrant rice and crisp shallots. (GF)

Sweet Canapé:
Mini pavlova with fresh cream and summer berries. (GF, V)

Canapé Menu 3 – $75.00 per person inc GST
recommended for 4-hour charters

Peking duck pancakes with spring onion, cucumber and hoisin sauce.
Lime marinated tuna logs with wasabi mayonnaise and baby cress. (GF)
Corn and zucchini fritter with avocado, lime and coriander salsa. (GF, VEG)
Kingfish sashimi served on edible spoon with watermelon, pickled ginger and lychee.
Rare roast beef in yorkshire pudding horseradish cream.
Aloo bonda indian potato fritters with green chilli yoghurt. (GF, VEG)
Karaage chicken with kewpie mayonnaise and togarashi.
Pulled pork slider with apple and fennel slaw grain mustard mayonnaise.
Roasted tomato arancini filled with mozzarella with garlic aioli. (GF, V)

Served in a small bowl or noodle box
Slow roasted lamb shoulder with truffle mash. (GF)

Sweet Canapé:
Classic baked chocolate tart. (V)

Additional Items – served in a small bowl or noodle box

Substantials – $9.90 per person inc GST
Beer battered flathead gougons with tartare sauce and chips.
Sri lankan fish curry with fragrant rice and fresh coconut sambal. (GF)
Thai green chicken curry with fragrant rice and crisp shallots. (GF)
Slow cooked pork ragout with wild mushrooms, garlic mash, gremolata. (GF)
Sri lankan eggplant and potato curry with fragrant rice and fresh coconut sambal. (GF, VEG)
Braised beef bourguignon with root vegetables and parisienne mash. (GF)
Thai red salmon curry with jasmine rice and lychee, kaffir lime and chilli salsa. (GF)
Fillet of rock ling with ginger and shallots in 8 hour master stock and rice noodles.
Char sui pork with vegan fried rice and fried eschallots.

Beverage Packages

Deluxe Beverage Package
$ 14.50 per person per hour

Corona Extra
Peroni Nastro Azzuro (imported)
Cascade Premium Light

White Wine
Kudos by Ant Moore Pinot Gris NZ 2014
Mondiale Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Red Wine
Gilardi ‘Ravelet’ Rose French
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Seventy Six Shiraz Cabernet 2015
Stoneleigh Pinot Noir 2015

Petaluma Croser NV

Selection of soft drinks, juices, mineral water, tea and coffee.
Alternative quality beers and wines will be served if the selection is unavailable.

Exclusive Beverage Package
$30.00 per person, per hour

Cascade Premium Light

Red Wine
Banjo’s Run Pinot Noir 2013
St Hallett The Reward Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Banjo’s Run Merlot 2013

White Wine
Coldstream Hills Chardonnay 2015
Banjo’s Run Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Kudos by Ant Moore Pinot Gris 2014 NZ

Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label Brut

Selection of soft drinks, juices, mineral water, tea and coffee.

Add on:
Spirits Package – $24.50 per person per hour

Alternative quality beers and wines will be served if the selection is unavailable

Consumption Bar Menu

Ariston Consumption Bar Menu

Sparkling Wines Bottles
Veuve Cliquot Champagne $130.00
Petaluma Croser N.V $ 58.00
Chandon Brut NV $55.00

White Wines
Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc Nz $40.00
Kudos Pinot Gris NZ 2014 $45.00
Coldstream Hills Chardonnay 2015 $60.00

Red Wines
Gilardi Ravelet Rose French $49.00
Banjo’s Run Merlot 2013 $62.00
St Hallet Reward Cab Sav 2014 $60.00
Banjo Run Pinot Noir 2013 $38.00
Stoneleigh Pinot Noir 2015 $43.00

Beers – $9.00
Cascade Premium light
Corona Extra
Peroni Nastro Azzuro

House Spirits – $10.00
Soft drinks, Teas & Coffee – $4.00

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.

Children of any age are permitted on-board with parental supervision.

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.

Prestige Harbour Cruises can provide quotes on a selection of boats that match your function requirements and budget.

Submit a quote request HERE or contact our cruise consultants on: 1300 311 200.