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A.Q.A. – 92’ LUXURY CRUISER
Guests: 65
Cocktails: 65
Dining: 30
Buffet: 40

Client Reviews

Awesome experience 100% worth it!
Carlos Agreda
Carlos Agreda
Organised a cruise for my 21st through Justine who was extremely helpful. Crew on the day were fantastic and overall was an unforgettable experience.
Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee
I organised a boat for my partners birthday and from start to finish it went very smoothly thanks to Justine! We had an amazing time. Exceptional service and a great boat. Thanks guys!
Rikke Harker
Rikke Harker
Had a very successful event for 200+ people on The Eclipse. Planning, organisation, staff and catering were all fantastic. Thanks to all involved.
Louise Parker
Louise Parker
Went out of their way to ensure our boat party went as smoothly as possible , no ridiculous fees or hidden costs would highly recommend
JJ Fortune
JJ Fortune
Jier Qiu
Jier Qiu
Massive thanks to Sara and her team for a great afternoon on Yarranabbe! They were all exceptional from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble. The boat was amazing, plenty of room too! The pictures online don’t do it justice! Justine at Smart Cruiser made the booking process so easy and seamless. Highly recommended!
Marc Gunston
Marc Gunston
From beginning to end everything was smooth and the communication was great! Marc always replied to all my emails very quickly. Our boat crew was lovely as well and very helpful! Highly recommend!
Jessica Filipe
Jessica Filipe
They were a pleasure to deal with ! Made everything so easy and the boat was fantastic!!!! Staff were so friendly and helpful I can’t wait to organise another boat party it was such a blast 😃😃😃
bonnie donovan
bonnie donovan
We had an amazing time celebrating our 30th with Smart Cruiser Sydney. The process from beginning to end was so smooth, and easy and the service on the day was fantastic! I will definitely be recommending to friends.
Nyree Avedissian
Nyree Avedissian
I was in a bit of a panic in case we weren't able to find the right catamaran for our party but Justine from Smart cruiser was able to get back to me on the exact vessel I wanted. She was very responsive and attended to every question I had. The crew of the One Ocean catamaran were exceptional on the day too! So friendly and very good with the bbq. Highly recommend both this company and the cat.
Joanna Shin
Joanna Shin
We had the best time on the boat, and I cannot stress that enough. From the booking process right through to being on the boat, we had the most amazing experience and I will 100% be booking again/referring friends to smart cruiser. During our cruise the Skipper and staff were patient, professional and seriously fun. Handled a group of 30, 20 year golds really well and weren't fun sponges! 10/10 cant wait to book again.
Ella Kotlowski
Ella Kotlowski
I booked the beautiful catamaran, Varuna through Smart Cruiser Sydney for my 40th birthday and it was the best day I could've asked for.From the start Marc was great with helping me decide on a package for the day with food and drink options and ongoing information on the process and plans for the day.On my actual sail day, the crew on-board were very attentive and accommodating to requests. All my guest had a such a good day, with enough room on board for 34 people to move around freely. The lily pad was awesome! Everyone got in the water! Thanks again Smart Cruiser Sydney for helping me start my 40's with a bang!
Dionne Hunter
Dionne Hunter
Was a brilliant day out once again. Thank you for arranging and for making it a smooth day. No issues what so ever! Crew were amazing, and really great with not just getting us around on the harbour but also never saw an empty bowl of chips or platter of food as they just kept on top of it all!
Brett Clemenson
Brett Clemenson
We used Smart Sydney Cruiser to book a boat for a transfer to our wedding in March. They were absolutely amazing! The customer service was some of the best I have had in a while. Marc was really wonderful at getting back to me quickly and was really helpful in finding the right boat for us. we chose the Sun Seeker boat which was perfect for us. The Crew were really lovely and happy to help. I highly recommend their services and will definitely use them for our next boating adventure.
Louise Poole
Louise Poole
Excellent customer service. Staff friendly and super professional. We used 'Spectre' for senior clients during an event, an amazing boat which fitted all our client needs, with a fantastic Captain (Justin) and First Mate (Elodie). Would highly recommend.
Tom Womersley
Tom Womersley
Amazing service and an awesome time. Our international corporate guests were extremely pleased and had loads of fun. Glad it was BYO. Will use again
M Kaur
M Kaur
Hosted my Birthday on the State of the Art yacht and had an amazing experience. Marc was very responsive and easy to communicate with, making the whole booking aspect a breeze. Adam the skipper was a great host along with the crew. All my guests were very pleased with the cruise and had the best Birthday ever. Would highly recommend
Paolo Llave
Paolo Llave
This is second time Marc organized a harbour cruise for me and my guests, and after a great first experience couple of years ago for a corporate event, this one was for a personal occasion (birthday) and the team at Smart Cruiser once again overdelivered. Competitive prices, flexibility, responsiveness, clear communication... everything was done to take the pressure off my back and as the organizer of this event, I couldn't have asked for better advice or better service. Already looking forward to my 3rd experience with Marc and his team ! Highly recommended.
Thomas Dexmier
Thomas Dexmier
Having a great time on the water in Sydney Harbour with the gorgeous weather, iconic city backdrop, unbelievable choice of vessels, and amazing food & drink is the easy bit. Finding the right charter company to work with, made even all of the hard work organising this, just as easy and pleasurable. Justine and her team were immaculate and I look forward to working with them again in the future.
Robert Colegate
Robert Colegate
We had a great time on Sydney harbour, the booking was made easy, answered all my questions. I highly recommend using their service, would definitely use Smart cruiser sydney again.
Opal Bhradmeung
Opal Bhradmeung
We had a wonderful Private Bucks party over the weekend. The organisation and inclusions were amazing. We were never left without a reply, given the best available rates in comparison to other cruises in Sydney. Very flexible with payment too. Had an awesome time!
Sahan Attanayake
Sahan Attanayake
Had an awesome NYE night out on the Karisma for 50 people. Justine and Marc were very professional and accomodating. Special thanks to Melissa/Keira and Crew. They really took care of us for the night.
Nick and Jacqui Ong
Nick and Jacqui Ong
Thank you, Justine!You were so wonderful to work with, I really appreciate your speedy action and turn around time to ensure my team had a fantastic celebration. We had such a great day on the harbour, despite the awful smoke that continues to hang around, everyone loved the day. The drop off in Manly was perfect!Again, really appreciate you helping me to set this up.
Kaitlin Stoddard
Kaitlin Stoddard
Had an amazing experience booking the 'Catalpa' boat. Super easy and efficient communication when booking it, and lovely and welcoming team on the boat. Thank you, we had a great time!
Bec Williams
Bec Williams
A few nights ago I had my 40th on board the Element. My expectations were very high and I never thought they would be exceeded but they were! That night will go down as one of the greatest in my life. My friends and I had the most amazing evening. The food was incredible, the service was second to none. I couldn’t fault it one bit. Dealing with Marc and Debbie was amazing they always made sure I was happy with everything. Cooper was an AMAZING Captain my friends and I had so much fun with him and the crew like he was part of the celebrations! Thank you guys for a birthday I will never forget.
David Aridi
David Aridi
We hired the Catamaran for 20 people for a 4 hour cruise for my birthday - was absolutely awesome (even when it rained) - really impressed with the boat, crew and also booking it with Marc was super easy! Highly recommend these guys if you're looking for a cool harbour cruise! Only issue was it wasn't long enough! 😛
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Can't recommend enough . Justine is so easy to work with and very accommodating. Our team of 38 had a blast during our annual holiday party on Rum Runner. Clear communication during the entire process and great value for money.
Krn Rgms
Krn Rgms
Have used Smart Cruiser for my work Christmas parties for two years now and it's been amazing both times. Friendly, accommodating staff - definitely recommend!
Jamiel Virata
Jamiel Virata
Marc from Smart Cruiser was fantastic from the first-time I spoke with him over the phone. He helped me organise two yachts for my family, One World and the Element for NYE. He was always available to answer questions, gave accurate quotes and was such a pleasure to deal with! I would highly recommend Smart Cruiser as it connects with you some of the nicest, most professional yachts on Sydney harbour!
Valerie Boyer
Valerie Boyer
We would like to thank Smart Cruisers for their professional and exceptional service with coordinating the vessels on our wedding day.Mon Cheri was just beyond words - Rodney was a great skipper who ensured that we were delivered to the jetty on time in a safe and enjoyable manner. Nothing was a problem for him and the vessel itself was in immaculate condition.Coast catamaran was the perfect vessel for the cocktails and Harbour cruise. They were extremely attentive, diligent and ensured all guests embarked and disembarked safely. The skipper also made sure the vessel was travelling at an enjoyable speed so it wasn't too turbulent and Kate (owner) was the perfect host on the vessel ensuring that all waiters looked after all the guests. Once again – thank you for the enjoyable experience and we look forward to using Smart Cruisers next time we are back in Sydney for any other events.
Michael Rossi
Michael Rossi
Thanks again for your help organising last minute! It was a great day out and the owners of the boat were outstanding on the day. We had a blast thanks again for all your help would use you guys to organise any future events!
Christopher Cheung
Christopher Cheung
Marc was amazing to deal with. On such short notice he was attentive and found us the perfect option that met our needs and budget. Would recommend.
Alexandra Jones
Alexandra Jones
Justine offers fantastic service. Every question was answered quickly and nothing was too much trouble. We had a great day on the water and would not hesitate to recommend this company.
Melanie Robertson
Melanie Robertson
We had a wonderful time on the boat and even swim around the boat when parked. The boat was very beautiful, the crew were great and the food as well. I would recommend Smart Cruiser Sydney to anyone looking for a great experience at Darling Harbour and Sydney Harbour
Shi AAIXINJUE
Shi AAIXINJUE
The team here are very helpful and were kind bearing with us through multiple requests and changes. We had an amazing day out on the Wavelength boat, with the boat owner and crew making sure we had a good time but were still safe and responsible. Definitely recommend.
Dominique McDermott
Dominique McDermott
Just a quick note to stay thank you for a wonderful experience! The crew were fabulous in making sure everything ran smoothly!
Marlene Haggar
Marlene Haggar
I had a great experience with Smart Cruiser recently. Organised a bucks party for 60 guests and the crew and boat were fantastic - very accomodating and ensured are group had a great time taking in Sydney Harbour. Would definitely recommend!
Ben Cividin
Ben Cividin
Thanks guys for making our Xmas party amazing! you are always fully recommended for anyone who can have a great time through the Syd harbour waters
Pedro Pablo Munoz Del Valle
Pedro Pablo Munoz Del Valle
Perfect day out, easy to organise and sort out. Amazing crew and the boat was a beauty! would love to go again!
Sonja Popovic
Sonja Popovic
First time cruising on Saturday and was a great experience. Had a lot of fun and great service & communication. Will definitely be back.
Anita Young
Anita Young
Big thanks to Marc for organising our day. The process was completely seamless - great customer service. Our driver Bruce was fantastic too and the boat was equipped with everything that we needed.Would recommend and 100% would use again.
Jessica Minter
Jessica Minter
Such a great company to deal with, so many options to choose from. Skipper of the boat was fantastic, you cant go wrong with Smart Cruiser Sydney. We will definitely use again.
Nikki Saxelby
Nikki Saxelby
Was organising an office event and needed a boat in two weeks' time! Having spoken to Marc, one could see that he was super passionate about what he does. He was super helpful throughout the entire process, right till the last minute. Would highly recommend Smart Cruiser for anyone looking for an efficient service.
Gisty Issac
Gisty Issac
Awesome day--lovely boat, friendly staff and crew and very helpful with all the planning and info for the day. Highly recommended!
Travis Jamieson
Travis Jamieson
Great experience when hosting a client boat party. Hired a catamaran for 20-30 people for a corporate event in Nov 2019 and had an amazing time. Thanks for the great customer service from Marc, Cyril and Augustina. The boat was beautiful, bbq and drinks were great. You made sure we thought of everything and we even got a great team picture with the harbour bridge in view.
rosina francis
rosina francis
Excellent service! The boat was clean and the crew was really friendly.
Ivory Group
Ivory Group
Easy booking and great quality experience. It's always good when the pictures match the reality.
Jamarr Mills
Jamarr Mills
We hired the boat for a Christmas party - we had the best time, awesome . boat and crew. Definitely recommend
Simon McDonald
Simon McDonald
Justine is awesome. She listened to all my requirements and got all the things correctly.Easy communication / Boat is on time / friendly skipper :)My team had a great timeHighly recommended.
Sai Vigneswaran S
Sai Vigneswaran S

The Boat:

A.Q.A is a magnificent 92’ yacht with clean, elegant exterior lines and impressive interior recently renovated.She has been designed specifically for the boat hire market, which means that everything has been thought of in advance and refined with you in mind to maximize the space for exclusive entertainment. Superbly appointed inside and out, she offers a great versatility in layout and interior design. The sizeable and beautifully fitted lounge has clean, modern lines, with ample sumptuous leather sofas to relax on. However, all furniture can be removed in both lounge and dining area, should you prefer to open up the extra floor space.
The upper deck also offers a fantastic vantage point. Whilst the fly deck is completely sun-drenched, there is also plenty of shade. The outer deck is completely open and has a comfy day bed to lounge on, it is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the scenery with friends or colleagues.

We Love:

  • Large luxury luxury vessel
  • Specially designed for the charter market, making A.Q.A. an ideal venue for corporate entertainment
  • Reasonably priced

Other features:

  • 2 open plan entertainment levels
  • Cocktail dining for 65 guests, buffet dining for 45 guests, formal dining for 40 guests
  • Outdoor dining area suitable for all weathers (removable clear sides)
  • 3 double guestrooms, each with luxurious marble ensuite, TV and sound system (overnight cruises available)
  • Swimming platform and ladder, swim shower
  • Large flat screen TV, DVD, video, phone, fax, intercom, private study
  • Air-conditioning, security monitor

Rates

Rates details:

  • Boat hire
    $2,000/h – 3 hours minimum (Nov to Jan)
    $1,750/h – 3 hours minimum (Feb to Oct)
  • Bar packages from $15/h/pers
  • Wait staff $300/4h ; 1 staff per 10 guests
  • Canape Menu from $70pp, Buffet from $98pp, Seated dinner from $99pp
  • Chef $390 for catering below $1,500
  • Wharf fee applies – $100

Sample quotation:
A 4H exclusive hire with catering & drinks for 50 guests starts at $15,50 inc gst

Menus

Catering

A.Q.A. Canapé Menu

Canapé Menu 1 $70 per person (3H charter) Peri peri chicken skewer wattle seed yoghurt (gf)

Saffron & mozzarella arancini chive aioli (v)

Heirloom tomato bruschetta pine nut pesto (v)

Vegetarian spring rolls sweet soy dipping sauce, sliced shallots (v)

Portobello mushroom quiche rosemary, aged parmesan (v)

Steamed chicken dim sim sweet chilli & lime dressing

Crispy chicken sliders mixed leaf lettuce, chilli aioli, brioche bun

Pulled lamb shoulder tartlet smoked yoghurt, fried rosemary

Substantial Chicken & chorizo paella heirloom tomatoes, fresh Italian parsley (gf)

SUBSTITUTE ITEMS Gluten free – honey roasted pumpkin, charcoal wafer, whipped fetta (v) (gf)

Meat – chicken katsu, Japanese style barbecue sauce

Vegetarian – roasted beetroot, shortbread tartlet, buttered walnuts, fresh herbs (v)

Seafood – Sydney Rock oysters, sesame & daikon dressing (s) (gf) Canapé Menu 2 $80 per person Peri peri chicken skewer wattle seed yoghurt (gf)

Five spiced pork belly honey soy glaze, white sesame (gf)

Saffron & mozzarella arancini chive aioli (v)

Vegetarian spring rolls sweet soy dipping sauce, sliced shallots (v)

Chicken katsu Japanese style barbecue sauce

Portobello mushroom quiche rosemary, aged parmesan (v)

Fried calamari coriander aioli, lime, chilli chips (s)

Beef & mushroom cocktail pies boardwalk tomato chutney

Substantial Smoked beef brisket charred broccolini, potato puree, toasted almonds (gf)

Chocolate brownie salted caramel (v) Chocolate dipped

mini gelato cones (v) SUBSTITUTE ITEMS Gluten free – roast vegetable frittata, slow roasted heirloom cherry tomato (v) (gf)

Meat – steamed chicken dim sim, sweet chilli & lime dressing

Vegetarian – roasted beetroot, shortbread tartlet, buttered walnuts, fresh herbs (v)

Seafood – Sydney Rock oysters, sesame & daikon dressing (s) (gf)

Canapé Menu 3 $90 per person Roast vegetable frittata slow roasted heirloom cherry tomato (v) (gf)

Sydney rock oysters sesame & daikon dressing (s) (gf)

Saffron & mozzarella arancini chive aioli (v)

Roasted beetroot shortbread tartlet, buttered walnuts, fresh herbs (v)

Steamed prawn gyoza teriyaki dipping sauce

Honey roasted pumpkin charcoal wafer, whipped fetta (v) (gf)

Yellowtail kingfish ceviche torched ruby grapefruit (s) (gf)

Peking duck pancakes sliced cucumber, spring onion

Peeled market best prawn smoked aioli (s) (gf)

Substantial Beer battered flathead shoestring fries, lemon tartare sauce (s)

Classic lemon curd tartlet charred meringue (v)

Fresh fruit brochettes (gf) (v) (vgn) SUBSTITUTE ITEMS Gluten free – five spiced pork belly, honey soy glaze, white sesame (gf)

Meat – peri peri chicken skewer, wattle seed yoghurt (gf)

Vegetarian – heirloom tomato bruschetta, pine nut pesto (v)

Seafood – Fried calamari, coriander aioli, lime, chilli chips

A.Q.A. Buffet Menu

Menu spend must be equal to or greater than $1150 A chef charge of $280 will apply if under spend

Buffet Menu 1 $98 per person Damper style bread rolls Ballantyne cream butter

Shaved peaches, wild rocket honey vinaigrette, goats curd (gf) (v)

Blanched local beans, black sesame citrus, chive vinaigrette (v) (gf) (vgn)

Chat potato honey mustard mayonnaise, spring onion (v) (gf)

Charred corn, cherry tomato wild rocket, avocado, paprika & lime (gf) (v)

Sous vide, Portuguese style chicken breast grilled lime (gf)

Baked Tasmanian salmon fennel, orange, dill (s) (gf)

8-hour slow cooked lamb shoulder chermoula (gf)

Chocolate dipped mini gelato cones (v)

Buffet Menu 2 $120 per person Damper style bread rolls Ballantyne cream butter

Chargrilled broccolini brown butter, toasted almonds (v) (gf)

Toasted cauliflower, rocket turmeric, pickled onions & seeds (gf) (v) (vgn)

Roasted duck fat chat potatoes rosemary, garlic (gf)

Twice cooked pork belly spiced apple chutney, crackling (gf)

Marinated chicken thigh confit garlic (gf)

Market best prawns Boardwalk signature cocktail sauce (s) (gf)

Sliced Riverina grain fed beef fillet red wine jus (gf)

Warm chocolate brownie salted caramel (v)

Fresh fruit brochettes (gf) (v) (vgn)

A.Q.A. Formal Plated Menu

2 course – $99 /person (either entrée + main or main + dessert)

3 course – $132 /person (entree, main and dessert)

ENTREES Baked forest mushroom tartlet cauliflower puree, fresh herb oil (v) Poached Moreton bay bug, shaved fennel snow pea tendrils, blackened citrus (s) (gf) Riverina lamb back-strap charred leek, beetroot relish, macadamia crumb Duck breast golden beetroot, asparagus, sorrel, beetroot fluid gel (gf)

MAINS Cone Bay Barramundi textures of beetroot, shaved fennel, pencil leek (s) (gf) Duck leg confit creamed potatoes, pearl onions, orange (gf) Riverina beef fillet, potato fondant carrot puree, Dutch carrot, rosemary jus (gf) Pan roasted Tasmanian salmon fillet cauliflower puree, salmon roe (s) Spiced free range chicken breast saffron arancini, baby vegetables Add-on canapes – as per canape menu pricing Add-on food stations – $POA

INCLUDES Damper style bread rolls, Ballantyne cream butter Canadian sea scallops pea puree, jamon iberico, snow pea tendril (s) (gf) Roasted Berkshire pork belly black pepper caramel, grapefruit, fennel (gf) Steamed, wild blue eye trevalla chervil oil, grape & pine nut salsa (s) (gf) Roasted duck breast, potato fondant beetroot puree, asparagus, hazelnut jus (gf) Berkshire pork cutlet polenta, mushroom ragout, sweet potato crisps (gf) Hiramasa Kingfish sumac, torched grapefruit, fennel, radish (s) Wild mushroom & porcini risotto sage butter (v) (gf)

Drinks

Tower $15.00 per person, per hour 

Tower Estate Moscato

Hope Estate Sav Blanc

Hope Estate Cab Merlot

Peroni Laggera

Hope Brewhouse Draught on Tap

Hope Brewhouse Pale Ale on Tap

 

Chandon $22.50 per person, per hour 

Chandon S (frst drink on arrival)

Chandon Brut

Chandon Brut Rose

Cape Mentelle Sem Sav Blanc

Domaine Chandon Chardonnay

Domaine Chandon Shiraz

Domaine Chandon Pinot Noir

Peroni Laggera

Hope Brewhouse Draught on Tap

Hope Brewhouse Pale Ale on Tap

Veuve Clicquot $30.00 per person, per hour 

Veuve Clicquot Rose NV (first drink on arrival)

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label

Cloudy Bay Sav Blanc

Cloudy Bay Chardonnay

Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir

Cape Mentelle Shiraz

Peroni Laggera

Hope Brewhouse Draught on Tap

Hope Brewhouse Pale Ale on Tap

All Beverage packages include sof drink, sparkling water and Orange juice

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