The Starship offers you Sydney Harbour’s very own luxury floating venue featuring 360° views of the Harbour. With an ultra modern design and functional layout over 3 levels, the Starship Sydney floating glass ballroom boat sets a new standard for cruises on Sydney Harbour.
Starship Sydney can accommodate up to 950 passengers for a cocktail party style cruise and up to 500 for formal seated dining.
The Starships’ lounge on the second level with its wide promenade decks and casual furniture is an informal entertaining space. The main dining area features floor to ceiling glass panels and below decks is the VIP Lounge.
With state of the art audio visual facilities and a large dance floor or stage area, Starship cruises are suitable for conferences, corporate events, weddings and private parties, and large group transfers.
The commercial kitchen below decks makes it possible to provide a wide range of first class catering options for your cruise. from sophisticated cocktail party food to wedding reception banquets and 5 star formal dining for corporate events.
Cocktail Dining – 950 passengers
Buffet Dining – 500 passengers
Formal Dining – 500 passengers
Cathedral glass ceilings and vogue sky lounge
PA System-Wireless microphones throughout Main, Lounge and Viewing Decks
Bose Sound System, in house DJ system
Intelligent Audio Visual technology
Satellite TV, Foxtel
PowerPoint presentation outlets
3 phase on board power, 175KVA generator, 240 volts domestic points throughout
All food is halal
Plasma Screens – 6 on Main Deck, 2 on Lounge Deck
Intelligent climate control
STANDARD CHARTER RATES
Vessel Hire 2023
May to September
4-hour charter $10,000
Additional Hours $2,500 per hour
October to April (excl Fri/Sat Nights)
4-hour charter $11,000
Additional hours $2,750 per hour
October to April (Fri/Sat Nights)
4-hour charter $12,000
Additional hours $3,000 per hour
CBD Maritime Wharves $95/ visit
Homebush Wharf – POA
Rose Bay Wharf -POA
Security Required for 18-21st Birthday Events @$85/hour, minimum 6 hours. Ratio is 1:100 guests.
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
All menus are freshly prepared by a chef on-board. Tailored options are available on request
Starship Sydney Cocktail Menu
Please pick and choose from the below items to create your unique menu to make up the Minimum Spend of $100 per person
CANAPE ITEMS LEVEL 1 – $10 per person
Mini beef slider with tomato, cheddar cheese and caramelised onion
Malay coconut chicken and lamb kofta skewers w dipping sauces (gf df)
Caramelised onion, parmesan cheese tartlet with chive garnish (v)
Tomato avocado salsa tartlets with soft herbs (v)
Mini German kransky dogs with American mustard and ketchup, fried onions in a brioche finger bun
Selection of handmade quiches in shortcrust pastry with soft herbs and marinated feta (v)
Salt and pepper calamari with a ginger and shallot dressing
Soft tortilla boats with spiced beef, avocado and tomato salsa w sour cream
Noona style meatballs in roasted tomato sauce and melted mozzarella
Mini beef bourguignon pie
A selection of nori rolls (v)
Thai beef salad in Chinese take outs
Truffled mushroom arancini with aioli (v)
Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls with vermicelli and prawns with a sweet chilli sauce (gf df)
Chicken and jalapeño empanada with spiced chipotle dipping sauce
Moroccan lamb samosa with a lemon preserved yoghurt
CANAPE ITEMS LEVEL 2 – $11 per person
Chive tied, Peking Muscovy duck pancake with shallots, baby coriander and 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
Prawn and blue swimmer crab bisque in espresso cups (gf df)
Salmon slices with a dill, caper and lemon beurre blanc
Steamed prawn dumpling with a saffron sauce served in tasting spoons with chives
Smoked trout with creamed goats cheese, dill, cracked pepper and lemon on a mini pikelet
Oyster pillows lightly fried until golden with cumin and coriander yoghurt (gf)
Fish and Chips – Whiting fillets fried until golden, served in their own fisherman’s basket, baby caper tartare, fresh lemon
A selection of nigiri and nori rolls with wasabi and soy (v)
CANAPE MENU LEVEL 3 (SUBSTANTIAL) – $14 per person
Miniature chive crumpet with Huon salmon, mousse and Yarra Valley caviar, chive garnish
Australian oysters with a section of sauces and vinaigrettes, Kilpatrick (gf df)
Pepper crusted tenderloin fillet with basil pesto on crostini
Peeled Yamba prawn shots with cocktail sauce, iceberg lettuce and melba toast
Seared and pepper crusted Australian yellowfin tuna and wasabi crème
Petite squares of prawn and blue swimmer crab lasagna in a seafood bisque
Szechuan fried king prawns with coriander
Frenched lamb cutlet, grilled to perfection with basil and parmesan drizzle
Thai green curry with free range poached chicken, turmeric rice, thai eggplant, coriander and toasted shallots in a mini bowl (gf)
Chicken tikka masala with cardamom basmati rice, preserved lemon, topped with a tomato,
onion and coriander salsa in a mini bowl (gf)
12-hour braised lamb shoulder in oregano with couscous, preserved lemon and Greek yoghurt in a mini bowl (gf)
Food stations are a unique food offering, demonstrating an interactive experience offered to your guests for your special event.
Mexico Tortilla Station – $20 per person
Soft tortilla bases
Slow roasted wagyu brisket for 4 to 6 hours with our own Starship BBQ rub and finished with our smokey BBQ basting
Pulled free range chicken
Char grilled roasted vegetables (v)
Chicken and jalapeño empanada
Mexican black bean mixed capsicum salad (v)
Tomato salsa with coriander, red onion, lime juice (v)
Shredded lettuce, sour cream, avocado
Chipotle and fiery chipotle sauces
Asian & Noodle Market Station – $24 per person
A classic Hawker food stall with all the trimmings, flash cooked at our own wok station.
Char Kay Teow
Hainan Chicken, master stock poached chicken with jasmine rice, coriander, cucumber, chilli and shallot dressing
Singaporean chicken satays with fried shallots, diced red onion and coriander
Sambal oelek, fish sauce and chilli, ginger shallot
Dumpling Station – $20 per person
A selection of dumplings served with all your favourite accompaniments
Chicken ginger dumpling
Tofu and shitake mushroom (v)
Pork pan fried gyoza
King prawn dumplings
Vegetarian Selection (v)
Sambal oelek, Kikkoman soy, fresh red chilli and fish sauce, shallot and ginger confit
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 with plenty of vegetarian options.
Charred sourdough bread
Mortadella, San Daniele prosciutto, salami inferno infused with smoked paprika
Marinated green olives with lemon peel, star anise, coriander seeds and confit garlic (v)
Platters of char grilled vegetables, mushrooms, zucchini, capsicum (v)
Hummus with sumac (v)
Pickled heirloom vegetables, julienne raw vegetables (v)
Boccincini, vine ripened cherry tomatoes and basil leaves in dressed with virgin olive oil (v)
A variety of locally sourced Australian cheeses all served with truffle honey, seasonal fruit
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 and accompanied sauces
Huon smoked salmon, finely diced red onions
Clarence River grilled baby octopus with olive oil, lemon and garlic
Wakame seaweed with sesame oil
Best available of Sydney or Nambucca rock oysters with red wine shallot vinaigrette sauce, apple and lemon grass granita
JAPANESE SUSHI AND SASHIMI STATION
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 mini desserts.
GELATO BAR – $10 per person
Live gelato stand of up to 8 flavours of your choice served in gelato bowls or wafer cones.
Buffet Menu – $100 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 3 (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 chicken 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 & orange glazed leg ham carved at the buffet
Argentine chimichurri crisp skinned chicken
Tomato and chilli pasta with ricotta
Fall apart slow cooked tender wagyu brisket 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
Level 1 – 3 Course Menu
$100 per person
Entrées alternating choose 2
Roasted vegetable tart with a petite herb salad and Meridith farm goats cheese (V)
Huon salmon terrine with lemon zested ricotta, roasted capsicum strips, salsa verde and fresh lemon cheek (GF)
Bannockburn free range poached chicken salad with heirloom vegetables and a lemon oregano vinaigrette (GF, DF)
Roast duck ravioli, aromatic spiced duck with star aniseed and sliced roast duck breast in a lightly spiced Cantonese duck sauce
Wagyu beef cheek ravioli in a light tomato sugo, crispy basil, truffle parmesan sable, cold pressed olive oil and soft herbs
Saffron cannelloni with pumpkin puree, creamed spinach, lemon zest ricotta w aged parmesan and crispy sage
Mains alternating choose 2
all mains served with seasonal vegetables
Crisped Huon Salmon fillet on a cassoulet of lentil du py, cannellini beans in a light seafood bisque, chervil and lemon zest with parsley butter baby potatoes
Twice cooked chicken breast with a potato galette, crisped leek in a Canadian maple jus or a lemon caper sauce (GF)
*Amelia Park 5-hour slow braised lamb shanks
*Slow braised beef cheek
*Choose one of the following accompaniments for the Lamb Shank or Beef Cheek
Red wine jus with parisienne buttered mashed potatoes and chives
Herbed tomato sauce with parmesan polenta base
Moroccan saffron tagine, harissa, green olives preserved lemons on a Moroccan couscous
Desserts alternating choose 2
A decadent warmed flourless chocolate cake served with chantilly cream and warmed chocolate sauce (GF)
Vanilla panna cotta with a raspberry coulis (GF)
Apple tarte tatin on top of a golden puff pastry disc and King Island double cream
Lemon curd tart in a sweet butter shell and a mixed berry compote
Tiramisu with vanilla bean mascarpone cream, edible soil and pistachio biscotti
3-Course Menu - Upgrades
UPGRADED ENTREE MENU $8/PAX
alternating choose 2
Crystal Bay prawn and spanner crab lasagne in a seafood bisque w baby watercress
Citrus cured Huon salmon fillet, crispy pancetta, blue swimmer crab, Yarra valley caviar and preserved lemon aioli
Burrata mozzarella, seasoned heirloom tomatoes, baby mediterranean olives, poormans sourdough and fresh basil, drizzled w/ Estate first pressed olive oil
Cauliflower and cumin veloute with butter poached sea scallops, avruga caviar and baby chervil garnish
Grass fed chimichurri rump dry aged, oven roasted marrow in the half bone, pickled cauliflower and grilled U6 prawn. (GF DF)
UPGRADED MAINS MENU $11/PAX
alternating choose 2
Tenderloin filet, red wine jus, sauteed mushrooms, parmesan hasselback potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Riverina rack of lamb, herbed crust, duck fat crisped potato, buttered spinach and Mediterranean ratatouille
Gold band snapper fillet, pan seared, fennel puree, watercress with saffron poached potatoes
Duck roulade, wrapped in jamon prosciutto, crispy basil, potato gratin and a madeira jus
TOP TIER MAINS $16/PAX
Petaluma ocean trout fillet with crispy skin, fennel puree, sautéed pancetta, king edward mushrooms and butter poached saffron potatoes (GF)
Oakleigh Ranch, laser cut, marble score 4 wagyu eye filet, truffled forest mushrooms, confit eschallots and seasonal heirloom vegetables and chive and parmesan hasselback potato
UPGRADED DESERTS $8/PAX
alternating choose 2
all served with edible flowers, fresh berries and tulle
Hazelnut joconde layered with coffee cream and chocolate ganache
Raspberry layered joconde, white ganache, edible soil
Apple and salted caramel tart with poached apple compote
Cuboid Choux pastry filled praline mousseline, chocolate praline and joconde biscuit
Vanilla bean cream caramel, cinnamon poached corella pear
Children’s Meal $68 per person
Professional Meals $68 per person
Menus provided upon request.
Starship Sydney Beverage Packages
Minimum 4 hours
Beverage Package ($15 per person per hour)
Tyrrells Moores Creek – Semillion Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Sparkling Brut
Newtowners Pale Ale
Assorted Soft Drinks, Orange Juice, Sparkling & Still Water and Freshly Brewed Tea and Coffee
Add On: Spirits $12 per person, per hour
Soft drinks Package ($7 per person per hour)
Orange juice, Coca Cola, lemonade, Gingerale, sparkling water, lemon squash, tonic
(All subject to availability)
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.