THE FLOATING OYSTER

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Redefining the traditional cruise into ‘The Float’. A relaxing journey through the Hawkesbury River waterways in search of beautiful escarpments and amazing rock formations, and then simply floating amongst these spectacular sites. Floating on still waters enables us to regularly see beautiful White Bellied sea eagles and other amazing birdlife throughout the voyage.

The Floating Oyster Wine Bar philosophy encompasses serenity and exploration, combined with sensory delight, and we invite passengers to release their imaginations into the magnificent natural wonders of the Hawkesbury river whilst enjoying the finest epicurean delights.

Designed with luxury in mind with relaxing lounges, copper walls and wine barrels, teamed with fine local oysters, seafood, exclusive Russian Beluga caviar, cheese, pate and charcuterie boards, and all complemented with an eclectic wine, champagne and a unique craft beer range.

Available for private charters including Christmas parties, birthdays, weddings & corporate functions & team building & Christmas Parties!

THE FLOATING OYSTER

Capacity – 49 passengers
COVID Safe: 38 passengers

Special Features

  • Sound: Sony Bluetooth speakers
  • Lighting equipment
  • Dance area
  • 2 toilets (1 x wheelchair accessible)
  • Single level 7.3m x 12 m entertaining space

Vessel Hire
Includes skipper and crew
3 hour charter $1,600
4 hour charter: $2000
Minimum of 20 passengers for catering

BYO food and drinks are not permitted

Pick up:
Either Parsley Bay Brooklyn ( closest to the Hawkesbury River Train Station)
Or Kangaroo Point ( closest to the Pacific Highway)

CHRISTMAS MENU


Christmas Menu – $38pp (min 20)
Includes a variety of Christmas cuisine or an alternative Hawaiian style luau:

Hors d’oeuvres:

  • Fresh prawns
  • Prosciutto & caramelised onion floats
  • Camembert & vintage cheese boards with dried fruits & apple & thyme paste x 4
  • Smoked salmon pate with rustic bread & crackers
  • Chicken & Orange pate with rustic bread & crackers

Followed by a main:

  • Cold carved turkey platters with cranberry sauce, carved ham slices with apple sauce, smoked salmon rosettes, pickled vegetables, rustic rolls and mixed salads

*(Or an alternative main: Hawaiian style luau platters with coconut chicken with mango chutney, carved ham slices with pineapple, pickled vegetables, rolls and a mixed salad)

Dessert:

  • Christmas pudding slices with brandy custard

(or alternative mixed petit fours and mini pavlovas & biscuits & seasonal fruit)

  • Christmas biscuits & mince pies

PLATTERS MENU


The Floating Oyster Fresh Seafood Platter*    /    $178
1 Doz fresh local Sydney Rock oysters with fresh lemon & mignonette, 2 Lobster halves, 2 Morton bay bug halves, 1 Doz Fresh prawns, smoked salmon rosettes, sour cream & caper berries & cornichons. *Must be Pre-ordered upon booking
The Naked Oyster & The Raunchy Prawn     /    $55
Dozen Oysters with your choice of citrus or red wine vinaigrette + Dozen Prawns with lemon & Rosé dipping sauce. Side float of Russian Caviar +$21
The Dirty Dozen    /    $45
Half Dozen Oysters Kilpatrick & Half Dozen Garlic butter & parmesan oysters. Side float of Russian Caviar +$21
Dozen Natural Oysters     /    $42
Local oysters with fresh lemon, and your choice of citrus or red wine vinaigrette. Side float of Russian Caviar +$21
Half Dozen Natural Oysters     /    $25
Half Dozen Natural Oysters with fresh lemon & your choice of citrus or red wine vinaigrette. Side float of Russian Caviar +$21
Dozen Oysters with Garlic Butter     /    $45
Dozen lightly grilled oysters with garlic butter & parmesan
Dozen Oysters Kilpatrick    /    $45
Oysters with finely chopped bacon & Worcestershire sauce
Dozen Prawns with Fresh lemon & dipping sauce    /    $24
Dozen Prawns with fresh lemon & Rose seafood dipping sauce. Side float of Russian Caviar +$21
Russian Caviar Float with vodka crème fraiche    /    $25

DESSERTS


  • Turkish Delight-ful Bliss    /    $15
    Turkish Delight plate served with a glass of Rose Petal & Pear wine (sweet)
  • Selection of Macaroons    /    $9
  • Persian Spun Sugar Clouds    /    $7

    Orange Blossom or Rose Petal Persian spun sugar clouds (V, GF)

  • Flavoured Turkish Delight Floats    /    $3
    Selection of individual authentic Turkish Delight pieces $3 each

GRAZING BOARDS (serve 2)


  • Mermaids Harvest    /    $36
    Cold smoked salmon, marinated octopus, salmon pate, caper berries, cornichons, served with artisan bread
  • Charcuterie Board    /    $39
    Selection of cured meats, aged salami, marinated fetta, sundried tomatoes, olives, caramelised onion jam & fresh artisan bread
  • Marinated Octopus    /    $18

    Marinated baby octopus in herbs, mirin & white vinegar and herbs with a side of sour dough (GF)

  • Mediterranean Mezze Plate    /    $14

    Grilled marinated pumpkin, zucchini, artichoke & capsicum seasoned with balsamic vinegar, herbs & spices (v)

  • Olives    /    $8

    Selection of warmed kalamata and green olives (V)

  • Artisan Bread    /    $8

    Crusty Artisan Bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar

  • Cheese Trilogy     /    $33
    Selection of soft, blue & mature aged cheese served with fruit paste & fresh artisan bread & crackers. Cheese menu available. Including aged BellaVitano Merlot, BellaVitano Chardonnay, soft triple cream and soft triple cream truffle.
  • Petite Cheese Plate    /    $16
    Soft brie & a choice of blue or a mature aged cheese with artisan bread & crackers
  • Pate – Orange or Shiraz    /    $18
    Your choice of either Chicken Orange, or Duck Shiraz award winning, local artisan pate, served with fresh crusty baguette (GF)

BEVERAGES ON CONSUMPTION


WHITE WINES
  • Prinz Von Hessen “Dachsfilet” – Rheingau, Germany    /    $88
    Golden & complex with good minerality and acidity that carries trough the wine. Secondary flavours are starting to show of toasted almonds and kerosene
  • Coppabella Sirius Chardonnay Tumbarumba NSW    /    $78
    Wonderful floral bouquet, with a light lime touch. Generous French oak with a long finish
  • Vandal Gonzo Resistance Oyster Sauvignon Blanc 2019    /    $63
    Nice light minerals, fermented with fresh New Zealand Bluff Oysters, delicate fruits. Soft perfumes on the nose and great acidity. Pétillant-naturel
  • Three Ponds ‘Heirloom’ semillon -Hunter Valley NSW    /    $50
    Strong tropical fruit flavours, hints of pear and peach with slightly nutty tones. Great length and balance on the palate
  • Paxton Pinot Gris – McLaren Vale SA    /    $40

    Hints of lemon zest and notes of peach. Finishes light and crisp with good minerality. Organic/ Biodynamic/ Vegan

  • Oscars Folly Chardonnay – Yarra Valley VIC    /    $38
    Petal & Stem Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough NZ    /    $34
    Tropical fruits of passionfruit and stonefruits and fresh cut green grass.
    Handpicked and whole bunch pressed using wild yeasts. Citrus and grapefruit balance well with the French oak.
  • Lock & Key Riesling – Clare Valley SA    /    $37
    Fresh, dry and fragrant. Shows ripe lime, lemon zest and stone fruit flavours
  • Margan Semillon -Hunter Valley NSW    /    $38
    Well balanced fruit and acidity on the palate that has great length. Notes of pear and lemon

ROSE

  • Astrolabe Comelybank Rosé    /    $47
    Full bodied rosé with flavours of grapefruit and herbs. Good acid balance with a medium finish
  • La Tonnelle Rose -Alpes de Haute France    /    $38
    Easy drinking dry rose with strawberry notes with a hint of citrus acidity in the finish

RED WINES

  • Quartier Pinot Noir – Mornington Peninsula    /    $57
    Dark berries with a savoury touch. Good balance of tannins that ends silky smooth on the palate
  • Deliverance Pinot Noir- Waipara NZ    /    $44
    Light and dry savoury style. Quite complex on the palate that shows forest floor berries and earthy tones
  • Maxwell Silver Hammer Shiraz- McLaren Vale SA    /    $37
    Great dark red purple colour of plums and dark berries. Very smooth and full bodied
    BOTANICAL WINES

    Local Firescreek Botanical Winery handcraft an innovative and diverse variety of award-winning wines from fruit & flowers

    • Lemon, Elderflower & Kiwifruit – Glass    /    $12
      Bright & zesty fruit wine made from fresh organically grown lemons, kiwi & handpicked elderflower. Perfect with oysters & seafood
    • Passionfruit Wine – Glass    /    $12
      Delicious tropical sensation of freshly cut passionfruit, with bold passionfruit characteristics. Perfect with oysters & seafood
    • Nectarine & Honey Wine – Glass    /    $12
      This delightful sweet wine is made from whole Australian nectarines and local award winning honey. Perfect with cheese platters or desserts
    • Rose Petal & Pear Wine – Glass    /    $12
      This delicate sweet floral wine made from pear and organically grown rose petals. Nose of rose, followed by creamy smoothness of pears. Perfect with Turkish delight or cheese platters
    • Lemon, Elderflower & Kiwi – Bottle    /    $42
      Bright & zesty fruit wine made from fresh organically grown lemons, kiwi & handpicked elderflower. Perfect with oysters & seafood
    • Passionfruit Wine – Bottle    /    $42
      Delicious tropical sensation of freshly cut passionfruit, with bold passionfruit characteristics. Perfect with oysters & seafood
    • Nectarine & Honey Wine – Bottle    /    $42
      This delightful sweet wine is made from whole Australian nectarines and local award winning honey. Perfect with cheese platters or desserts
    • Rose Petal & Pear Wine – Bottle    /    $42
      This delicate sweet floral wine made from pear and organically grown rose petals. Nose of rose, followed by creamy smoothness of pears. Perfect with Turkish delight or cheese platters

    CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING

    • Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle No24 – Tours sur Marne France    /    $318
      Citrus notes are dominant, apple, lemon and pear are strongly expressed. High minerality content on the palate with brioche, toast and cream as well. Very complex
    • Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rosé – Tours sur Marne France    /    $160
      “The Queen Of Rosé Champagne” Produced from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. Bright salmon colour, complex berry aromas and an intense palate bursting with cherry and strawberry flavours
    • Delamere Sparkling Cuvee – Pipers Brook Tasmania    /    $58
      Fine and delicate bubbles. Green apple with tart lemon and raspberry on the palate.
    • Villa Sandi Il Fresco Prosecco – Veneto Italy    /    $40
      Fine, delicate bubbles. Fruity & brioche notes on the palate
      BEER
    • One Fifty Lashes James Squire – Pale Ale    /    $11
    • Hop Sauce Sauce Brewing Co. Pale Ale    /    $11
    • Summer Ale – Foghorn Brewery     /    $11
    • Young Americans Foghorn Brewery – IPA    /    $11
    • Peach Berliner Weisse Peach Sauce Brewing Co     /    $11
    • Mexican Hot Chocolate Ballistic Beer Co. Stout     /    $11
      Chocolate flavours with chilli overtones. 6.8% Milk Stout brewed with Cocoa Nibs, Lactose, Vanilla, Nutmeg, Cinnamon & Chilli.
    • Extra Hop Sauce- Sauce Brewing Co. IPA    /    $11
Cappucino, Cafe Latte, Long Black, Macchiato    /    $4.50
Gold Rush Capp    /    $4.80
Cappuccino with a dusting of antioxidant turmeric infused chocolate
Gold Rush Iced Coffee     /    $7.50
Iced coffee with whipped cream & a dusting of antioxidant turmeric infused chocolate
Gold Rush Mocha     /    $5.50
Shot of coffee with a shot of antioxidant turmeric infused chocolate
Selection of Herbal and Black Teas     /    $3

BAD WEATHER
This is an all weather vessel. The charter would only be cancelled in the event of very extreme weather conditions, such as a cyclone.

SEA SICKNESS
It is fairly uncommon for passengers to suffer from seasickness on a smooth water cruise. Should the water become choppy due to windy conditions, the skipper will cruise the more sheltered areas.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
Our chef can accommodate most dietary requirements.

CRUISING WITH CHILDREN
Children of any age are permitted on-board with parental supervision.

CRUISING WHILST PREGNANT
There are no restrictions with regards to cruise whilst pregnant. Just ensure you notify the chef of any dietary requirements.

CHARTER CANCELLATIONS
Please refer to our full terms and conditions.

BYO
Not permitted

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