Skippers Afloat

Built to accommodate 95 passengers comfortably, Skippers Afloat is a very roomy event space, and a great venue to celebrate a birthday, engagement or anniversary. By being adaptable, this vessel is also ideal for hen and buck’s parties and any get-together with friends, family or business associates.

Wine and dine on board our very stable 65ft (20 metre) vessel.

Skippers Afloat is an extremely adaptable event space. With a roomy interior with all round views this vessel will suit large cocktail, buffet, seated dining events and corporate events.

‘Skippers Afloat’ features a stylish, spacious interior with panoramic windows, a fully licensed bar, quality sound system and sunny foredeck.

The shaded top level can seat 40 persons. The lower level can host 55 persons for table dining. Easy access on the lower level makes it suitable for seniors or people with health conditions or impairments.

Upstairs is a large viewing platform offering stunning 360 degree views under canopy that protects from the sun.



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Includes Skipper and Crew 

April to August

$625 per hour

Minimum 4 hour charter - $2500


September – March (Monday – Thursday)

Excluding Nov, Dec and Jan

$675 per hour

Minimum 4 hour charter - $2700


September – March (Friday and Weekends)

Excluding Nov, Dec and Jan

$750 per hour

Minimum 4 hour charter - $3000


November, December, and January
$950 per hour

Minimum 4 hour charter - $3800


BYO Food and Beverage Surcharge

$15 per person per charter inclusive of eskies, ice, crockery, cutlery, cups and serving equipment. Includes skipper cooking BBQ if required when vessel is stationary

Note: client to bring their own ice


BYO Beverage Surcharge

In the case of charterers wanting to order food from us the BYO beverage charge would be at $10 per person per charter and not $15 per person


New Years Eve (Limited to 90 passengers)
$595pp Includes:-
Nuts & Chips
Antipasto, sushi, bread & dips

Full buffet dinner – includes Prawns, Salmon, Chicken, Beef, Salads, Cheese Fruit & and Dessert. Vegetarian options available.

Standard Beverage Package included – House wines (Red & White), Sparkling wines, variety of beers, ciders and soft drinks.

Spirits (vodka, whisky, gin & rum) & premium wines and French champagnes available for purchase.

Wharf pick up and drop off –

King Street Wharf #TBC at 6.45 pm

6.30 – 6.45pm Boarding

7.00pm Open Bar

7.30pm Bread & Dips, Antipasto, Sushi

8.00-9.30pm Buffet

9pm Family Fireworks

10.30pm Desert/Cheese & Fruit

12pm Fireworks

1.30am Drop Off



All prices in $AUS and include GST 

Prices are subject to change without notice 

50% deposit required to confirm your booking 

Public Holiday Surcharge applies


Wharf Fees

Pick up and drop off wharf fees apply 



BBQ Menus

BBQ Menu 1 $25 per person 
Selection of chicken, beef or lamb sausages (2 per person)

BBQ Menu 2 $25 per person 
Selection of chicken, beef or lamb kebabs (2 per person)

BBQ Menu 3 $30 per person 
Minute steak and organic sausage Sourdough rolls

BBQ Menu 4 $30 per person 
Salmon Steak

BBQ Menu 5 $35 per person 
Premium Steak Mashed Potato

BBQ Menu 6 $55 per person 
Minute steak
Organic sausage
Sourdough rolls

All BBQ options include browned onions, condiments, garden salad and bread rolls

Platter Menus

Minimum order of $250.00

Bread and Dips Platter $55 (15-20 guests)

  • Pita bread
  • Turkish bread
  • Hommus
  • Taramasalata
  • Eggplant Dip

Grazing Platter $110 (5 -10 guests)

  • Kalamata olives
  • Goat Cheese & Black Truffle Dip
  • Prosciutto
  • Sopressa Hot – Aged Italian Sausage
  • Mild Salami
  • Quince Paste
  • Kabana/Cabanossi – A spicy smoked Australian Salami
  • Goat Cheese & Black Truffle Dip
  • Goat Cheese
  • Smoked Cheddar
  • Triple Cream Brie
  • Gourmet Crackers

Sushi Platter $105 (15 guests) 
Assorted sushi platter

Wrap Platter (Meat Lovers) $80 (5 -10 guests)

4 Combinations made with a wrap

  • Salami, Jarlsberg and Semi Dried Tomatoes
  • Chicken Breast Supreme with lettuce and mayonnaise
  • Ham, Jarlsberg, Semi Dried Tomatoes & mayonnaise
  • Ham, Jarlsberg, Lettuce & mayonnaise

Wrap Platter (Vegetarian Delight) $70 (5-10 guests)

3 Combinations made with a wrap

  • Kaleslaw & Mayonnaise
  • Tabbouleh & Hommus
  • Jarlsberg, Semi Dried Tomatoes & Hommus

Seafood Platter $280 (15 guests)
Medium to large prawns
Condiments including: Seafood cocktail sauce, lemons, marinated ginger and wasabi

Cheese Platter $50 (15 guests)
Selection of cheeses
Grapes or dried fruits

Fruit Platter $50 (15 guests)
A seasonal selection of fruits

Canapés & Buffet Menu

Minimum order for 30 passengers, for orders less than 30 passengers a delivery charge of $50 will apply.

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Non-Alcoholic Beverage Package 

Soft Drink Beverage Package $5 per person per hour
Includes soft drinks, juices, mineral and sparkling water


Laser Shooting

For up to 90 minutes with up to 5 shooters at the same time (prizes for winners)

$1150 during daylight

$1200 after dark


  • Stylish and spacious interior with panoramic windows
  • Liquor licence
  • 4 burner BBQ
  • Eskies available to use
  • Swimming allowed (Maximum 15 passengers at a time)
  • Wrap around windows
  • Wheel-chair accessible
  • Catering available
  • BYO Food & Beverage (Fee applies)
  • iPod connectivity
  • TV/DVD (No charge upon request)


  • Builder – 2 Level Pontoon
  • Length overall – 20 metres (65ft)


  • Surveyed for a maximum of 100 guests
  • Table dining for 60-65 guests on main level and 40 guests on top level
  • Up to 95 guests for Canapes
  • Swimming allowed (Maximum 15 passengers at a time)


What is the maximum capacity of the boat?

The vessel is surveyed to hold a maximum of 100 passengers minus crew. Please note, an infant, regardless of age is considered a passenger. 


Is the boat suitable for children? 

Yes, it is suitable for children, but they must be under adult supervision at all times.


Can we have music on board?

Yes, the vessel is equipped with a sound system where you can plug in a music compatible device like an iPhone. Please ensure your phone or MP3 player is fully charged with battery. 


Where can we go during our charter?

Our professional skipper can take you to most places within Sydney Harbour given that it is within the vessels surveyed boundaries. 


Can we extend our charter time during the charter?

Yes, you may extend your charter time, but this is subject to availability. The charter will be extended based on the decision of the captain on board and payment will be processed post charter by authorised bond or credit card. 


How do I secure my booking?

A minimum of 50% deposit is required to confirm your charter booking, with the balance payable 14 days prior to the commencement of the charter. Should you book your charter within 14 days prior to the date of charter, full payment will be required to confirm your charter booking. Upon payment of your deposit, a Skippered Charter Contract will be emailed to you, confirming details relevant to your charter, which must be signed and returned. 


Is there any paperwork to complete before we go on our charter?

Yes, we require your signed contract and authorised bond form prior to your charter commencing. 


If I cancel the charter, can I get a refund?

We do not offer refunds should you wish to cancel your charter. If boating conditions are unsafe, as determined by the management, we will offer a six month voucher to reschedule your charter based on availability. 


Preparations and Arrival 

It is suggested that you bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimmers and a seasonal jacket to the charter as weather conditions can vary on the water. 


Does our party need to get there before the set time of the charter?

All parties should arrive at the designated charter pick up point at least 15 minutes prior to your charter time to allow loading of passengers, and gear and to enable enough time for the skipper's safety briefing. 


Service of Alcohol 

Under the NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol Code we reserve the right to refuse alcohol to anyone deemed to be intoxicated. In the case of BYO charters we reserve the right to limit their consumption and/or to have them removed from the vessel.


Drugs policy 

If we find that charterers are consuming drugs on board our vessels they will be removed from the vessel immediately at their expense and/or and the police will be called.


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