Hestia is a very stable yacht, well-equipped to ensure your party, corporate event or family occasion gets started with style.The boat was built for sailing around the world in comfort (and has) but is just as happy cruising around Sydney Harbour or nearby.
Hestia is spacious throughout and is smartly designed, enabling you to walk around the yacht with ease. She offers excellent visibility with its wrap around windows allowing you to see almost 360 degrees when seated in the saloon.
Lots of hatches and open spaces makes the yacht a pleasure to be on. Hestia has 4 queen sized cabins, each with ensuite (shower, vanity & toilet) including a large hatch, port hole & large one way window and 2 crew bunks forward.
The aft cabins are fit for royalty with their queen-size central bed and large hull fixed windows bring in lots of natural light. There are seating options on the yacht for up to 33 people for a buffet or cocktails. We can organise a formal sit down dinner for up to 14 people in the saloon and the aft cockpit areas. The spacious aft cockpit is protected under a rigid bimini top for protection against the sun & weather. For a relaxed cosy meal, the Hestia seats up to 20 guests in these two areas.
Cocktail Dining – 33 passengers
Buffet Dining – 20 passengers
Formal Dining – 14 passengers
Two Digital TV’s with DVD player
State of the art six speaker sound system w/Bluetooth or Aux connectivity
2 x Spacious trampolines
Swim ladder and hot/cold outdoor shower
Unlimited drinking water
At least one kayak and a Hobie stand up paddle board for guests use
Soft bimini on fly bridge
Large Gas BBQ
STANDARD CHARTER RATES
Vessel Hire 2023
February – October
4 hour charter $2,400
Additional hours: $600 per hour
November, December & January
4 hour charter $2,600
Additional hours: $650 per hour
BYO Charters: $100 surcharge applies
Includes basic plates, cups and cutlery, BBQ use – we usually cook for guests
Please note – BYO Ice
Beverages: BYO Drinks and Ice
Wharf fee – $50 per wharf visit
Paddleboard, Boogie Board, Pool Noodles & Kayak use are complementary
Lily pad use – $60 on Saturdays in Summer, NYD, Aust Day and complementary at other times
Note: Public Holidays incur a 20% surcharge on the total charter fee
SPECIAL HARBOUR EVENTS
Boxing Day and Australia Day Rate
5-hour charter $3,900
3 hour charter – $1800
Additional hours $600/hr
BYO Charters – $100 surcharge fee
Includes all crockery, cutlery, cups, utensils, serving equipment and eskies
Please note – BYO Ice
Wharf fee – $50 per wharf visit
NEW YEARS EVE
NEW YEARS EVE 2023 – $18,000
Up to 33 passengers
6 hours vessel hire
Hestia does have a small boat oven & microwave which can be used upon request (prior notice required). Whilst the boat is equipped with this equipment for a small group, they are not suitable to cook or heat up a large quantity of food for over 8 people. The BBQ is much better at cooking food for large numbers of guests which the skipper will cook for you so guests can concentrate on having fun.
Large pieces of meat e.g. legs of lamb, whole turkeys etc are really not appropriate to cook on board in the limited time available so please avoid bringing them. Pastries & pies are not ideal to cook on board. If you wish to have us cook this type of food please give us some advance warning so we can discuss it with you and the quantities involved.
We request all food brought on board has been defrosted and is ready to cook so that it can be cooked and consumed on a 4-hour charter.
All BBQ options include browned onions, condiments, garden salad and bread rolls
Chicken and Beef Sausages $30 per person
Chicken and beef sausages (2 per person)
Chicken and Beef Kebabs $30 per person
Chicken and beef kebabs (2 per person)
Steak and Sausages $35 per person
Minute steak and organic sausage Sourdough rolls
Salmon BBQ $35 per person
Hestia Burger $25 per person
Beef, Chicken or Vegetarian
We are owner-operators of a small Charter Boat company with a focus on the boat, we do provide basic food for the convenience of our passengers, however we are not a catering business.
Platters and BBQ Menus – A platter is food on a large tray to be shared with friends – this is also mostly finger food. We all have a duty of care towards anyone with special meal requirements not due to personal preferences but allergies; this duty of care is not just limited to our supplier and us but also extends to you as a friend or family member or a colleague. Controlling cross-contamination of various food items/ingredients e.g. nuts, dairy, gluten or any other ingredient that may cause one an allergy on a single platter is not possible for our caterer that prepares the platters, us or even yourselves, as we regularly see people picking food the same pair of tongs despite having provided separate tongs and at times even with fingers that have been licked. Our platter menus are reasonably priced and as such they come as they are and cannot be changed to accommodate a mini-platter for a small number of people. Hence, we suggest that if you are keen on a platter menu but have special meal requirement for yourselves or have friends or family that are joining us with special meal requirements then you please organise food for them. We apologise in advance if this causes any disappointment or inconvenience.
Hestia Grazing Board
Seasonal Fruits, Cheeses, Meats, Dips & Crackers
15 guests $180
25 guests $280
Mixed Wrap Platter
4 assorted salami, chicken and ham
10 guests $85
Mixed Vegetarian Wrap Platter
10 guests $75
10 guests $280
Medium to large prawns, Oysters, salmon
Canape and Finger Food
Each selection serves approx. 15 guests.
1. Mixed Sushi Plater $40
– Chicken, Salmon, Vegetable
2. Seasoned Prawns with Cucumber and cream cheese $40
3. Turkish Bread squares $40
– Ham, Tomato & Spinach
– Turkey, Cheese & Spinach
4. Salmon Cucumber Cream Cheese & Chive bites $50
5. Beef Sliders with Mango Chutney $75
6. Cambodian Chicken Salad Boats $40
7. Satay Chicken Skewers $60
8. Meatballs with Dipping Sauce $60
9. Cranberry Pistachio Cream Cheese Bites on garlic crackers $40
Soft Drink Beverage Package $5 per person per hour
Includes soft drinks, juices, mineral and sparkling water
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.
CRUISING WITH CHILDREN
Children of any age are permitted on-board with parental supervision.
CRUISING WHILST PREGNANT
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.