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Built locally in Australia, finished in classic nautical features, and designed to stand the test of time, the John Oxley is a head turning Motor Yacht, with unmistakable lines, large windows, a wide beam for stability and room for up to 52 guests, making it the perfect vessel for your next Birthday, Anniversary, Wedding, sponsored event, corporate function, and more.

The John Oxley’s open plan saloon features a state of the art sound system, plush sofas, and outdoor beer and wine fridges, all leading out onto the hand-crafted Aft Deck, with its beautiful polished teak table that can seat up to 10 people for a formal dining arrangement, or be made smaller for an intimate cocktail gathering. Our on-board chef (available on request) specialises in fresh canapés and creates dishes using only locally sourced produce, meat and fish. If you’re after something a little bit more relaxed, we also have a BBQ menu as well as full BYO options.

Further entertaining areas and prime spots for breath-taking views are the Fly Bridge and Bow. With several daybeds and lounging areas, as well as a barbeque and bar, this is a favourite for the classic Sunday afternoon cruise. The John Oxley is also equipped with four beautifully designed staterooms. These include the Master Stateroom with an en-suite and lounge, VIP Cabin, and a Double and Twin room, all air-conditioned, and styled with classic nautical features in mind. The team aboard the John Oxley, are your experts in providing unforgettable Sydney harbour cruises.


Max capacity – 50 passengers

Cocktail Dining – 50 passengers
Buffet Dining – 50 passengers
Formal Dining – 10 passengers
Overnight Charters – 6 guests

Special Features
Bose Lifestyle Sound System throughout the vessel
AV equipment including a microphone
Lighting and projector equipment
Multi-lingual staff available (on request)
Boardroom meeting style table
Tea and coffee facilities and on-board barista (on request)
On-board bartender and chef (on request)
Room for a live band or DJ


November to February (Peak Season)
4-hour charter $4,980
Additional hours: $1,245 per hour
3 Hour charters & Transfers $POA (subject to approval)

March & October (Shoulder Season)
3-hour charter $3,150
Additional hours: $1,050 per hour

April & September (Colder Season)
3-hour charter $2,685
Additional hours: $895 per hour

May to August (Low Season)
3-hour charter $2,385
Additional hours: $795 per hour
(excluding public holidays, special days and Vivid Cruises).

Note: Hire cost includes qualified Captain and Deckhand

Overnight: ( Price on application)
Rates are subject to change on public holidays and special events

Staff fee
1 to 15 guests – 1 staff required: $300
16 to 45 guests – 2 staff required: $600
46 to 52 guests – 3 staff required: $900
Cost for up to 4 hours, $50 per hour for any additional hours.
Includes full use of the galley, wait staff to prepare and serve food and clear up.

BYO Fee – $20pp
BYO Fee is per person and includes ice, use of glassware, rubbish removal, delivery of drinks to vessel prior to charter and loaded into esky and fridge to ensure they are cold when guests board, crew to pack leftovers back into provided boxes or storage for guests to remove at the end of the charter. Please Note: Guests are required to remove all left over beverages at the end of the charter – a $250 fee is applicable if they wish to leave it to pick up another day.

Fee for guests to pick up leftover beverage – $250
This fee only applies if guests wish to leave their belongings on board (i.e leftover beverages and or platters etc) to be picked up at a time no more than 5 days after the charter date.

Wharf fees – $50 per visit

Extended Travel Fee – $250.00
Applicable for pick ups/drop offs at wharfs outside of CBD/Eastern Suburbs/Lower North Shore

Slide – $1,250
2 Seabobs – no additional cost

Note: On public holidays a 20% surcharge will apply to catering and staff fee, no byo catering.




6.5 hours charter
Includes: Captain, deckhand and professional staff

Option 1:
Up to 30 pax (additional $1,150pp thereafter)
$35,000 for BYO

Option 2:
Up to 30pax (additional $1,150pp thereafter)
$40,000 including Premium Catering Menu:

Premium Catering Menu:
Seafood platters to start including tiger prawns, Sydney rock or Pacific oysters & Australian salmon sashimi with soy, wasabi and pickled ginger.
Premium BBQ Buffet – 300gm premium grass fed Scotch fillet steaks, king Prawn skewers, marinated organic chicken breasts, premium sausages.
4 premium salads including:
– Baby potato with truffle, spring onion and crispy bacon
– Coleslaw with sesame dressing
– Caesar Salad with fresh parmesan, crispy bacon, egg and croutons
– Waldorf Salad
Fresh bread rolls

All menus are freshly prepared by a chef on-board. Tailored options are available on request

Platters Menu

John Oxley Platters to Share Menus

Antipasto Platter – $22 per person
Available for 10 – 50 guests

A selection of cheeses, cold meats, fresh and pickled vegetables, seasonal fruit, dips, olive oil and balsamic vinegar served with crackers and fresh artisan bread.

Vegan Antipasto Platter – $27 per person
Available for 10 – 50 guests

Includes a selection of delicious vegan cheeses, fresh and pickled vegetables, seasonal fruit, crackers, fresh artisan breads, beautiful olive oil with dukka and balsamic vinegar.

Fruit Platter – $18 per person
Available for 10 – 50 guests

Includes a selection of fresh seasonal fruit and sweets beautifully presented on a large platter.

Morning Menu

John Oxley Morning Menu

Morning Tea Platter – $22 per person
Available for 10 – 50 guests

Includes a selection of morning tea delights, such as a variety of sweet and savory croissants, pikelets with jam, muffins & seasonal fruit

Brunch Graze – $45 per person
Suitable for 20 – 50 guests

Set up on the aft deck of the John Oxley, the BRUNCH GRAZE has something to impress all of your guests. With a selection of continental style offerings such as muesli, fresh seasonal fruit and yoghurt, along with a hearty cooked breakfast prepared on board and some delicious sweets to finish (or start… we don’t judge)

Grazing Tables Menu

John Oxley Grazing Tables

Ploughman’s Graze – $40 per person
Suitable for 20 – 50 guests, this is designed for guests to graze on throughout the charter, and can be ordered on its own as a light meal or in conjunction with our BBQ menu

A variety of Cheese, typically a soft white, blue and a cheddar, a selection of cold meats, olives, fresh tomato, basil & burrata salad, figs with candied walnuts and goats cheese, dips and crackers and fresh artisan bread with olive oil and balsamic.

Seafood Graze – $95 per person
Suitable for 20 – 50 guests, this is designed for guests as a full meal for either lunch or dinner

Includes a selection of fresh locally sourced cold seafood such as Prawns, Balmain bugs, King Crab, Sydney Rock Oysters, whole smoked salmon, calamari, lobster rolls, 2 salads, fresh bread and a cheese platter

Substantial Graze – $60 per person
This is designed for 20 – 50 guests as a full meal for either lunch or dinner

Including a variety of Cheeses, you will find a few more on this table, a soft white, blue, cheddar, truffle cheddar with honey comb & stringy halloumi are some of my faves. A selection of cold meats such as rosciutto,
bresaola, salami, pastrami and leg ham tend to feature, olives, meatballs in a rich tomato and egg plant sauce with crusty sourdough bread to dip in the sauce, home made baguette rolls with either roast beef with horseradish mayo, or a pork and apple sauce with fennel, a tomato basil and burrata salad and figs with candied walnuts and goats cheese

BBQ Menu

John Oxley Sausage Sizzle – $10 per person
Suitable for 10 – 50 guests
Includes sausages, onions, fresh white bread, Tomato & BBQ sauce and mustard

John Oxley DIY Burger Menu – $25 per person
Suitable for 10 – 50 guests
Includes, burger buns, meat patties, sliced tomato, lettuce, cheese, pineapple rings, mayo, tomato & BBQ sauce, all laid out in a buffet so you can make it the way you like it.

John Oxley Basic BBQ – $40 per person
Suitable for 10 – 50 guests
Includes scotch fillet steak, sausages, marinated chicken thighs, 2 mixed salads and fresh bread

John Oxley Premium BBQ – $50 per person
Suitable for 10 – 50 guests
Includes your choice of scotch fillet or eye fillet steak, premium sausages, marinated chicken breasts, four salads including 4 beautiful home made salads including our famous Caesar, Waldorf, Tomato Basil and Burrata & Truffle Potato Salad, and a loaf of crusty sourdough bread

John Oxley Surf & Turf – $95 per person
Suitable for 10 – 50 guests
Includes fresh seasonal Australian Seafood to start such as prawns, oysters, bugs and king crab, hot seafood cooked on the BBQ as well as your choice of scotch fillet or eye fillet steak, premium sausages, marinated chicken breasts, four salads including 4 beautiful home made salads including our famous Caesar, Waldorf, Tomato Basil and Burrata & Truffle Potato Salad, and a loaf of crusty sourdough bread

To Finish Menu

John Oxley To Finish Menu

Petit Four Platter – $15 per person
Available for 10 – 50 guests
Includes a variety of cakes, slices and tarts

Vegan Dessert Platter – $20 per person
Available for 10 – 50 guests
Includes a selection of vegan, gluten-free treats such as slices, cakes and doughnuts and fresh seasonal fruit

Cheese Platter – $15 per person
Available for 10 – 50 guests
Includes a selection of fresh seasonal fruit and sweets beautifully presented on a large platter.

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