MV Neptune is one of Sydney’s most popular BYO boats. It is known as the easy charter boat because everything is simple when you book her.
No complicated fees or charges, very flexible easy going crew, and excellent value for money.
Neptune is a no fuss boat to hire for all kinds of Sydney Harbour party cruises including hens and bucks parties, birthday parties, and Christmas functions.
She boasts numerous features including a folding back canopy and a new swim platform for easy access on and off the boat or for having a splash in Sydney Harbour on a sunny afternoon.
Neptune has a BBQ on board and catering can be provided by the boat, or you can bring your own for a very cost effective cruise of up to 30 guests.
Enjoy a relaxed BYO charter on Sydney Harbour. Neptune boat offers great interior and exterior space with a back deck to relax with your closest friends.
Cocktail Dining – 30 passengers
Casual Buffet – 13 passengers
Formal Dining – 8 passengers
COVID SAFE – 30
BBQ available for use
BYO food and beverages
Plasma TV available – BYO generator required or available from $110
Built in esky
Swim platform & ladder for easy access in and out of the water
iPod Compatible Sound System
STANDARD CHARTER RATES
April to October
4-hour charter $1,600
Additional hours: $400 per hour
November to March
4-hour charter $1,800
Additional hours: $450 per hour
Transfer – 2 hours
$1,250 for CBD wharves
$1,650 for Sydney Olympic Park or Watsons Bay
Optional BYO pack $100
Includes ice, eskies, cups, plates, cutlery, napkins, utensils, condiments, garbage disposal and washing up.
Lilypad hire – $50
Wharf fees – $50 per stop
Pre Loading: Any drinks & catering to be delivered to the vessel before the charter by the
clients incurs a $50- $100 handling fee for us to tender it out to the vessel. This also
includes pre-loading of decorations or guests as the tender is still required. Price varies
depending on the quantity of items being delivered.
All beverage deliveries are to be arranged for the day prior to the cruise or the Friday before
between 9am and 5pm, pre-loading is to be done 1.5 hours prior to the cruise for a daytime
booking or at a pre-arranged time for an evening booking. Any pre-loading is to be approved
Post Charter: Any beverages or items left behind need to be collected within 72 hours of the
charter. We will try to be accommodating as we can however, we do have very limited
Preferred Wharves: Below are the preferred wharves for general areas in the harbour.
Other wharves can also be used but we ask that you select them on a per application basis.
Neptune cannot cross the heads with passengers on board. If a client wants a Manly pick up
the entire cruise duration will need to be in Manly. A travel fee may apply.
– King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour
– Casino Wharf, Pyrmont
– Campbell’s Cove, Circular Quay
– Town’s Place, Walsh Bay
– Pirrama Park (Holly’s Wharf), Pyrmont
– Rozelle Bay Public Pontoon, Rozelle
– Yeend St Wharf, Balmain
– Drummoyne Ferry Wharf, Drummoyne
– Huntley’s Point Ferry Wharf, Huntley’s Cove
– Woolwich Ferry Wharf, Woolwich
– Hunters Hill Ferry Wharf, Hunters Hill
– Lavender Bay Public Wharf, Lavender Bay
– Mosman Bay Ferry Wharf, Mosman
– Rose Bay Floating Pontoon, Rose Bay
– Clifton Gardens Wharf, Chowder Bay
– Abbotsford Ferry Wharf, Abbotsford (30mins extra charged)
– Cabarita Ferry Wharf, Cabarita (One hour extra charged)
– Kissing Point Ferry Wharf, Putney (One hour extra charged)
– Watsons Bay Ferry Wharf, Watsons Bay (30mins extra charged)
SPECIAL HARBOUR EVENTS
New Year’s Day, & Christmas Day – NA
Boxing Day, Australia Day & Harbourlife
Minimum 4 hour charter $2260
Anzac Day, Queens Birthday, & Labour Day
$480 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $1,920
Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Sunday
$500 per hour
Minimum 4 hour charter $2000
NEW YEARS EVE
New Year’s Eve 2021 – $13,500
Up to 30 passengers
BYO food and beverages
Pick up and drop off TBC
Minimum 15 passengers apply
Sausage Sizzle – $12pp
Fresh Sausages hot off the BBQ, bread Rolls, Onions, and Condiments
BBQ Chicken Buffet – $25pp
Juicy BBQ Chickens, sausages hot off the BBQ, A selection of fresh salads, bread rolls, a Condiments
BBQ Chicken and Fresh Prawn Buffet – $35pp
The freshest prawns bought from Sydney Fishmarkets on the day, Juicy BBQ Chickens, sausages hot off the BBQ, A selection of fresh salads, bread Rolls, and Condiments
Pizza Package – $15pp
Nice and simple. Pizzas and garlic breads for everyone on board
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.
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.