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
3 metre high windows for 360 degree panoramic Harbour views
Open alfresco upper deck with bar area
Space for entertainment
Air conditioning on main dining deck
Sound system, microphone, DVD, iPod
STANDARD CHARTER RATES
January – mid-Nov
$1,200 per hour
Minimum 4-hour charter $4,800
Minimum guest number 80pax on Friday & Saturday all other days 60pax.
mid-November – December
$1,400 per hour
Minimum 4-hour charter $5,600
Minimum guest number 100pax sit down and 150 minimum cocktail style.
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 $180
Homebush Wharf – POA
Rose Bay Wharf – POA
SCHOOL or UNI SOCIAL
Starship Aqua School & Uni Social Package 2020
Cost: $120 per head
• 4 Hours Exclusive Vessel Hire w/Captain & Crew
• 2 x Canapes on Arrival
• Choice of Pizza or Taco Station
• Assorted Soft Drinks, Orange Juice, Sparkling & Still Water
• Professional DJ & Equipment
• 2 x King St. Wharf Bookings
Minimum of 120 passengers applies
Security – 390 per guard (required)
1 security to 100 student ratio
Mexican Taco Stand – A variety of tacos with pulled pork, chicken, prawns and vegetarian, cooked to order.
Pizza Station – A selection of Margheriti, rocket, prosciutto, pepperoni and vegetarian options
On Arrival Canapes
Select 2 canapes:
– Saffron, pea and mozzarella Arancini
– Lemongrass chicken won tons with lime-plum sauce
– Chicken teriyaki skewers
– Chicken, thyme and caramelized onion puff roll
– Tomato and avocado salsa tarts
– Vegetarian spring rolls with sweet chili sauce
All menus are freshly prepared by a chef on-board. Tailored options are available on request
Buffet Menu – $87 per person
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.
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
LEVEL 2 MAINS
(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
SEAFOOD PLATTER ($22 pp)
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
Starship Aqua Cocktail Menu
Minimum spend $87 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
CANAPE MENU LEVEL 3 (SUBSTANTIAL) – $12 per person
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
Confit chilli paste, Kikkoman soy & Wasabi, nam jim
Mini Slider Station – $22 per person
A hunger stopping selection of mini sliders
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
PREMIUM GRAZING STATIONS
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
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.
3 Course Menu
Starship Aqua Formal Dining 3 Course Menus
3-Course Menu – $87 per person
ENTRÉES alternating choose 2
Roasted vegetable tart w fetta & a petite herb salad (V)
Wild mushroom & rocket risotto with 24-month aged parmesan, chives, sea salt & cold pressed olive oil (V, GF)
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
MAINS alternating choose 2 (Each main served with seasonal salad or vegetables)
Saffron cannelloni with pumpkin puree, creamed spinach, lemon zest ricotta, burnt butter sauce, roasted cashews, 24-month aged parmesan & crispy sage (V)
Huon Salmon fillet with roasted King Edward mushrooms, carrot & star anise butter puree, heirloom carrots & marinated fetta (GF)
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
Starship Aqua Beverage Packages
Minimum 4 hours
Standard beverage package ($11.50 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 ($4.5 per person per hour)
Please select 1 white and 1 red
Capel Vale Unwooded Chardonnay (WA)
Beachwood Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (NZ)
Amberly Secret Lane Cabernet Merlot (WA)
Tatachilla Partners Cabernet Shiraz )SA)
Monkey Bay Pinot Noir (NZ)
Level 2 wine upgrade ($5 per person per hour)
Please select 1 white and 1 red
Ant Moore Sauvignon Blanc (NZ)
Gulf Station Chardonnay (NSW)
Knappstein Cabernet Merlot (SA)
Mr Smith Shiraz (SA)
Little Black Stone Pinot Noir Otago (NZ)
Rococo NV Blanc de Blancs (NSW)
Beer upgrade $5 per person per hour
Please select 2
Corona with Fresh Lime
Spirits package $11.50 per person per hour
Jim Beam White Label
Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky
Jack Daniels Bourbon
Non-alcoholic beverage package $8.50 per person per hour
Assorted Soft Drinks
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.
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.