Corporate Functions & Events Common Questions

Listed below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from clients planning functions on an Elite Cruise.

If you have any additional questions about private boat charters on Sydney Harbour with The Elite Cruise Company, please contact us. Our functions coordinator will be more than happy to assist you.

Click on the links below to see example itineraries of some of our more popular cruise options:

What is the timeline for booking a function with Elite?

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Our standard booking process is as follows:
Quotation: A quotation will be supplied by The Elite Cruise Company with the details for your cruise. We do also encourage you to make an appointment time to come and view the specific vessel you are looking at.

Tentative Booking: Once the quote is received and you are happy with the details, please contact The Elite Cruise Company to place a tentative booking on the specific date, time and boat you are after. This will be held for 7 working days. In order to confirm the booking we do require a deposit to be paid. A copy of the terms and conditions to be signed and a copy sent back to Elite.

  • Confirmation: Once the above is received your charter confirmation will be sent to you.
  • 4.5 months prior to the wedding: We will need to confirm the wharf you would like to use.
  • 4 months prior: The wharf will be booked and confirmed.
  • 1 month prior: Menu and beverage choices to be confirmed.
  • 10 days prior: Final guest numbers to be confirmed and final tax invoice sent out.
  • 7 days prior: Final payment received.

Can we have candles on board?

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Can we arrange our own DJ / Entertainment?

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Can we bring our own CD’s on board?

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Can The Elite Cruise Company tailor menus to suit our specific requirements?

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Can we bring our own food and/or beverages on board?

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Does The Elite Cruise Company cater for children?

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Does The Elite Cruise Company provide any complimentary decorations?

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Does the vessel anchor throughout the cruise?

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Does The Elite Cruise Company charge wharf fees?

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What do we do if a guest is running late?

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When do I need to advise the function coordinator of our menu choice and final head count?

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When is final payment required?

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What happens if less than the advised number of guests show up on the day of the cruise?

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Can we extend our cruise on the day?

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Are your vessels wheelchair accessible?

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