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Starship Aqua is one of the most popular functions vessels on Sydney Harbour offering a huge upper deck entertaining area with bar facilities for those beautiful warm summer days and air-conditioned dining area on the lower deck with a large stage, dance floor and surrounded by 3 metre high floor to ceiling glass walls for 360° Harbour views.

Impeccably maintained and renowned for excellent service and first class catering, Starship Aqua is a sensational boat for 300 guests for a cocktail style cruise or up to 165 seated guests for a formal dining setting. Choose from fantastic selections of catering menus, beverage and entertainment packages to suit your requirements.

This functional and versatile venue is an ideal choice for wedding receptions and ceremonies, corporate cruises, Christmas parties and private charter cruises.


Cocktail Dining – 300 passengers
Buffet Dining – 210 passengers
Formal Dining – 165 passengers

COVID Safe – 300 

Special Features
3 metre high windows for 360 degree panoramic Harbour views
Open alfresco upper deck with bar area
Dance floor
Space for entertainment
Air conditioning on main dining deck
Plasma screens
Sound system, microphone, DVD, iPod


January – mid-Nov
$1,200 per hour
Minimum 4-hour charter $4,800
Minimum number 80 guests

mid-November – December (excl. Fri/Sat Nights)
$1,400 per hour
Minimum 4-hour charter $5,600
Minimum number 80 guests

mid-November – December (Fri/Sat Nights)
$1,600 per hour
Minimum 4-hour charter $6,400
Minimum number 100 for seated menus and 150 for cocktali menus 

Public holiday surcharges apply – 20% of the total charter fee
Excludes special harbour events such as New Years Eve, New Years Day, Australia Day and Boxing Day

Wharf Fees & Extra Travel Time Charges
CBD Maritime Wharves $195 per visit
Homebush Wharf –  POA
Rose Bay Wharf – POA

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

Buffet Menus

Buffet Menu – $92 per person

Buffet Service
Buffets offer a greater variety of foods from meats to seafood and vegetarian, for your guests to enjoy. Whilst guests do have to leave their seats to attend the buffet we monitor this flow by having them do so table by table.
Buffets are also a quick and efficient way to cater to large groups and dietary requirements. When choosing your buffet dishes consider balancing your choices. If you need any assistance our team is very experienced in offering advice on your options.

Table Buffet
We also offer a table buffet where the dishes are served to your individual tables.
This does attract an additional service charge of $6.00 per person but worth considering as it allows the same choice of foods without guests having to attend a traditional buffet.

LEVEL 1 MAINS Please select 4 (additional selections $8 pp)
Chargrilled crusted sirloin, medium rare, with bell pepper salsa, bearnaise mustard
& caramelised Spanish onion
Slow cooked Moroccan spiced lamb shoulder , preserved lemon & labneh cous cous
Beef bourguignon, red wine & shallot jus, buttery mash, herb baby carrots
Free range pan seared corn fed chick en fillet, piri piri, preserved lemon yoghurt
Atlantic salmon, with tomato and lemon salsa.
Saffron chicken, prawn and chorizo paella, arborio rice
Crisp skinned pork belly, cinnamon apple sauce
Hot honey & or ange glazed leg ham carved at the buf fet
Argentine chimichurri crisp skinned chick en
Tomato and chilli pasta with ricot ta
Fall apart slow cook ed tender wagyu brisk et with smoked hickory sauce

(to replace a level 1 main, please add $7 per person or as an extra dish $11 pp)
Cape grim chargrilled tenderloin fillet, assorted accompaniments
Seared lime crusted atlantic salmon fillet, lemon grass & laksa broth
Steamed wild barramundi, ginger shallots, rice wine
Crisp skinned peking duck, plum sauce, special fried rice

Champagne oysters on a bed of rock salt
King prawns with garlic aioli & se afood sauce

SALADS & SIDES Please select 3 (additional selections $6 pp)
Organic honey glazed k umara & spinach salad, walnut & hunter valley feta
Red quinoa, couscous, chick pea, baby spinach salad, almonds, softened currants,
lemon yoghurt dressing
Boiled baby potato salad, mint, chives, quartered eggs, traditional mayonnaise
Apple, walnut and r adicchio salad, roaring forties blue, sweetened balsamic
Chilled iceberg lettuce, extra virgin olive oil, lemon & garlic dr essing, grana padano
Zucchini salad, mint, garlic, baby peas, lemon, extra virgin olive oil
Char grilled eggplant, zucchini, roasted vegetables, king island goat ’s cheese
Crunchy middle eastern fattoush
Classic caesar salad
Rocket, pear, pecorino, pine nuts, aged balsamic
Mixed leaf baby rocket, spinach, shaved parmesan, virgin olive oil, aged balsamic
Asian vermicelli noodle salad, school prawns, blackened chilli, coriander, mint, crushed peanuts
Tomatoes, bocconcini, basil leaves, artisan virgin olive oil, maldon salt, cracked pepper
Angel hair pasta salad, crisped capers, liguria olives, rocket, roasted garlic
Hot roasted chat potatoes with r osemary & maldon salt
Classic French potato bake, fresh thyme, streaky bangalow smoked bacon
Sauteed broccoli, caramelised onion and toasted almonds.
Saffron & coconut rice pilaf with toasted cashew

DESSERT Please choose 1 (additional selections $7 pp)
Fine Australian cheeses, muscatels, lavish, quince paste
Chef’s selection of sweet desserts
A selection of roving gelatos on ice trays

Cocktail Menus

Starship Aqua Cocktail Menu

Minimum spend $92 per person

CANAPE ITEMS LEVEL 1 – $9 per person
Mini beef slider with tomato, cheddar cheese & caramelised onion
Malay coconut chicken skewers & teriyaki beef skewers w dipping sauces (gf df)
Tomato avocado salsa tartlets with soft herbs (v)
Mini artisan hot dog with American mustard & ketchup, fried onions in a brioche finger bun
Selection of handmade quiches in shortcrust pastry with soft herbs & marinated feta (v)
Mini beef wellingtons in crispy filo pastry
Salt and pepper calamari with a ginger and shallot dressing
Soft Tortilla boats with spiced beef, avocado & tomato salsa w sour cream
Noona style meatballs in roasted tomato sauce & melted mozzarella
Beef bourguignon mini shortcrust pie
A selection of nori rolls (v)
Thai beef salad in Chinese take outs
Truffled arancini with fresh tarragon & romesco sauce (v)
Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls with vermicelli, prawns, mint & tamarind sauce (gf df)

CANAPE ITEMS LEVEL 2 – $10 per person
Wagyu beef brisket mini pot pie with shaved truffle pecorino, cold pressed olive oil & cracked black pepper
Peking Muscovy duck pancake with shallots, baby coriander & hoisin (df)
Pumpkin veloute with chive oil in a demitasse cup (v gf)
Penne with slow cooked ragu and shaved pecorino in a mini bowl
Sweet corn & basil soup in a demitasse cup (v gf)
Seared salmon skewer with mango & lime chutney
Steamed prawn gyoza with ponzu sauce in bamboo baskets
Smoked trout with creamed goats cheese, dill, cracked pepper and lemon on a mini pikelet
Oyster pillows lightly fried until golden with cumin & coriander yoghurt (gf)
Fish & Chips – Whiting fillets fried until golden, served in their own fisherman’s basket, baby caper tartare, fresh lemon

Prawn and blue swimmer crab bisque in espresso cups (gf df)
Miniature chive crumpet with Huon salmon, mousse & Yarra Valley caviar
Australian oysters with a section of sauces & vinaigrettes, Mornay & Kilpatrick (gf df)
Pepper crusted tenderloin fillet with basil pesto on crostini
Peeled Yamba prawn shots with cocktail sauce, iceberg lettuce & melba toast
Seared & pepper crusted Australian yellowfin tuna & wasabi crème
Szechuan fried king prawns with a ginger and shallot dressing
A selection of nigiri and nori rolls with wasabi and soy (v)
Large Black Angus sliders on a milk bun with caramelised onions, aged cheddar, pickles iceberg lettuce
& truss tomatoes with a smokey burger sauce
Frenched lamb cutlet, grilled to perfection with basil & parmesan drizzle
Thai green curry with free range poached chicken, turmeric rice, seasonal vegetables, coriander & toasted shallots in a mini bowl (gf)
Chicken tikka masala with cardamom basmati rice, preserved lemon, topped with a tomato, onion & coriander salsa in a mini bowl (gf)
12-hour braised lamb shoulder in oregano with couscous, preserved lemon & greek yoghurt in a mini bowl (gf)

Food stations are a unique food offering, demonstrating a personal experience offered to your guests for your special event. Our team of highly experienced chefs create an interactive & personal food experience. Min 120 passenger or chef charge applies

Mexico Taco Station – $19 per person
Slow roasted wagyu for 4 to 6 hours with our own Starship BBQ rub & finished with our sticky BBQ basting.
Pulled free-range chicken
Char grilled roasted vegetables
A variety of hard and soft tortilla bases to be toasted to order avocado with fresh lime juice, Spanish onion, tomato salsa
sea salt & fresh coriander with fresh lime sauce

Asian & Noodle Market Station – $21 per person
A classic Hawker food stall with all the trimmings, a selection of fried rice, school prawns, chicken
all cooked fresh in front of your guests (live cooking station)
Char Kay Teow
Hainan Chicken, poached chicken with jasmine rice, ginger, chilli and shallot dressing
Handmade egg or hokkien noodles
Crispy fried onions, crushed peanuts
Fresh mint & coriander, lemon wedges Sambal, fish sauce and chilli

Dumpling Station – $19 per person
A large selection of handmade artisan dumplings served with all your favourite accompaniments
Chicken breast & braised mushroom dumpling
Steamed pork belly buns in light tapioca flour
King Prawn dumplings
Vegetarian Selection
Confit chilli paste, Kikkoman soy & Wasabi, nam jim

Mini Slider Station – $22 per person
A hunger stopping selection of mini sliders
Pulled Pork
Waygu Brisket
Roasted Vegetables
Brioche buns, black buns, apple slaw, aged cheddar, caramelised onions, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce with a range of sauces & condiments such as chipotle, hickory and peri peri

Paella – $22 per person
Traditional paella pans a la Valencia with arborio rice, prawns, chicken, mussels, calamari, & chorizo
Vegetarian & vegan option also available


Antipasto & Cheese Grazing Table – $26 per person
The grazing table consisting of a gourmet selection of small goods all hand-selected by our executive chef only portraying the finest ingredients.
San Daniele prosciutto
Truffle salami inferno infused with smoked paprika
Selection of artisan sourdough from brasserie bread, charred slices
Marinated green olives with lemon peel, star anise, coriander seeds & confit garlic
Platters of char grilled vegetables, mushrooms, zucchini, capsicum
Pickled heirloom vegetables
Boccincini, vine ripened cherry tomatoes & basil leaves in dressed with virgin olive oil
A variety of locally sourced Australian cheeses all served with truffle honey, sea salt & candied fruits
Lavosh crackers and quince paste

Seafood Harvest – $28 per person
A selection of fresh Australian seafood with all the trimmings.
Yamba prawns cooked served with fresh lemon & accompanied sauces
Huon smoked salmon
Clarence River grilled baby octopus with olive oil, lemon & garlic
Best available of Sydney or Nambucca rock oysters with red wine shallot vinaigrette sauce & Nam Jim, apple & lemon grass granita
Mini bamboo skewers of seared teriyaki salmon with sesame seeds

Market price per person
Huon King Salmon , King fish & Harissa tuna
Selection of nigiri & nori rolls
Miso Soup
Wakame seaweed with sesame oil
Fresh horseradish, wasabi & egg yolk mayonnaise, pickled ginger, mirin vinaigrette & Kikkoman soy sauce

DESSERT CANAPES – $12 per person
A buffet of Chef’s selection of Starship desserts

GELATO BAR – $9 per person
Live gelato stand of up to 8 flavours of your choice served in mini bowls or wafer cones with all the trimmings.

Pre-Dinner Canapes

Pre-Dinner Canapes  – $22pp
Choose 3

Salt and pepper calamari (GF)
Japanese nori (V)
Chicken satay skewers with peanut drizzle, fried shallot and coriander
Ratatouille tarts with Persian feta (V)
Arancini balls with shaved parmesan & aioli dressing

3 Course Menu - Level 1

Level 1 –  3 Course Menu
$92 per person

ENTRÉES alternating choose 2
Roasted vegetable tart w fetta & a petite herb salad (V)
Crystal Bay Prawn and Spanner Crab Lasagne in a seafood bisque w baby watercress
Bannockburn free range poached chicken salad with heirloom vegetables & a lemon oregano vinaigrette (GF, DF)
Huon salmon terrine with lemon zested ricotta, roasted capsicum strips, basil pesto & fresh lemon cheek (GF)
Wagyu beef cheek ravioli in a light tomato sugo, crispy basil, truffle parmesan sable, cold-pressed olive oil & soft herbs
Saffron cannelloni with pumpkin puree, creamed spinach, lemon zest ricotta w aged parmesan and crispy sage

MAINS alternating choose 2 (Each main served with seasonal salad or vegetables)
Crisped Huon Salmon fillet on a cassoulet of lentil du py, cannellini beans in a light seafood bisque, chervil and lemon zest
La Ionica twice cooked chicken breast with a potato galette, w a clotted mustard cream & soft herbs (GF)
Amelia Park 5-hour slow braised lamb shanks with & chive potato puree & red wine jus (GF, DF)
Riverina premium sirloin with a twice cooked duck fat potato gratin & Parisien herbed butter (GF)

DESSERTS alternating choose 2
A decadent flourless chocolate cake served with chantilly cream. (GF)
Vanilla panna cotta with a raspberry coulis (GF)
Passionfruit cream, rich chocolate mousse & a passionfruit jelly sitting on a brownie base,
served in a delicate chocolate cylinder
Lemon curd tart in a sweet butter shell, served with egg yolk vanilla bean ice cream
& a mixed berry compote
Tiramisu with vanilla bean mascarpone cream, white chocolate caviar & pistachio biscotti

3 Course Menu - Level 2

Level 2 –  3 Course Menus
$110 per person

ENTRÉES alternating choose 2
Burrata mozzarella with seasoned heirloom tomatoes, baby basil, Ligurian olives & sourdough poor man’s breadcrumbs (V)
Cauliflower & cumin veloute with butter-poached Tasmanian sea scallops avruga caviar & baby chervil (V)
Hot smoked Huon salmon fillet with braised king Edward mushrooms, butternut pumpkin puree & pickled heirloom vegetables (GF)
Wagyu OXtail risotto braised until falling apart with crispy sage, horseradish crème Fraiche, truffle pecorino & lemon zest

MAINS alternating choose 2 (Each main served with seasonal salad or vegetables)
Heirloom pumpkin twice baked with maple granola, Meredith goats curd, apple quinoa, baby basil & lemon oregano vinaigrette (V)
Pink Lady snapper fillet line-caught lightly pan-seared with fennel puree, watercress salad, parsnip chips & soft herbs (GF)
Riverina free-range lamb rack with chermoula crust, parsnip & potato puree & red wine jus (DF)
Duck roulade wrapped in Jamon prosciutto & basil with potato gratin & Canadian maple & green apple sauce(GF, DF)
Black Angus 8-hour braised beef cheek with sautéed forest mushroom, potato gratin & Madeira jus (DF)

DESSERTS alternating choose 2
Hazelnut joconde biscuit layered with coffee cream & a chocolate ganache served with seasonal berries
Vanilla bean crème caramel with shortcrust sable, poached corella pear & cinnamon & orange zest Chantelle clotted cream
Banoffee pie with candied peacan nuts, pistachio cream, macerated raspberries & edible flowers
Apple & saffron compote surrounded by salted caramel mousse sitting on a hazelnut sable served with chantilly cream

3 Course Menu - Level 3

Level 3 –  3 Course Menus
$122 per person

ENTRÉES alternating choose 2
Wild mushroom risotto w soft herbs, lemon thyme compound butter, shaved seasonal truffles & sautéed foie gras (V)
Hot smoked yellow fin tuna carpaccio with mirin vinaigrette, heirloom tomatoes, toasted black sesame & Yarra Valley caviar (GF, DF)
Citrus cured huon salmon fillet with crispy pork neck, snow crab, crème fraiche, Yarra Valley caviar & preserved lemon aioli
Muscovy duck leg confit with creamed celeriac puree, macerated figs, yellow mustard seeds, baby chervil & parsnip chips (GF)
Rangers Valley chimmichurri rump cap dry aged with oven roasted bone marrow, pickled cauliflower & grilled U6 prawn (GF, DF)

MAINS alternating choose 2 (Each main served with seasonal salad or vegetables)
Wild mushroom ravioli with shaved black truffles, braised pearl onions, smoked mozzarella & cold pressed olive oil
Petaluma ocean trout fillet with crispy skin, fennel puree, sautéed pancetta, King Edward mushrooms & butter poached saffron potatoes (GF)
Pink Lady snapper fillet line caught lightly pan seared with fennel puree, baby kale salad, parsnip chips, pickled beetroot & soft herbs (GF)
Amelia Park free range lamb rack slow roasted with duck fat potato fondant, madeira reduction, light jus & butter poached board beans
Oakleigh Ranch marble score 4 wagyu eye fillet with twice cooked potato gratin, madeira jus, maple mustard & confit duck fat eschallot (GF, DF)

DESSERTS alternating choose 2
Calibre white chocolate tear drop with raspberry jelly, burnt orange ice cream, pistachio sweet paste soil & edible flowers (GF)
Golden Gaytime terrine with honey roasted cashews, oven roasted white rock peaches, banana ice cream & shaved black winter truffle
Short crust macerated raspberry tart with crème fraiche, pineapple puree, white chocolate ice cream & gold leaf
Passion fruit panacotta with Valencia orange jelly, calibre chocolate caviar & oven-roasted coconut biscuit soil (GF)
18 ct gold chocolate martini with salted caramel fudge sauce, chocolate terrine & handmade macaroons with sea salt

Beverage Packages

Starship Aqua Beverage Packages
Minimum 4 hours

Standard beverage package ($12 per person per hour)
Angove wine collection – Sauvignon Blanc Semmilion, Shiraz Cabernet, Sparkling Brut
Beers on tap – James Boag’s, Toohey’s Extra Dry, Hahn Super Dry
James Boag’s Light (bottles)
Assorted Soft Drinks, Orange Juice
Sparkling & still water and freshly brewed tea and coffee

Level 1 wine upgrade ($6 per person per hour)
Please select 1 white and 1 red
Babich Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough -NZ)
Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough – NZ)
Punt Road Napoleone Chardonnay (Yarra Valley – VIC)
Nugan Estate Chardonnay (King Valley – VIC)
Jim Barry Watervale Riesling (Clare Valley – SA)
Tim Adams Riesling (Clare Valley – SA)
Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz Cabernet (Padthaway – SA)
Parker Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Coonawarra – SA)
Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley Grenache Rose
Grant Burge Pinot Noir Chardonnay (NV)

Beer upgrade $4.50 per person per hour
Please select 2
Corona with Fresh Lime
Stella Artois
Crown Larger

Spirits package $10 per person per hour
Jim Beam White Label
Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky
Bacardi Rum
Absolut Vodka
Gordon’s Gin
Jack Daniels Bourbon

Non-alcoholic beverage package $7 per person per hour
Assorted Soft Drinks
Orange Juice
Sparkling & Still
Water and Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee

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