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Special Event Cruises

We schedule special cruises throughout the year to coincide with important days on the calendar such as Australia Day, and local events like Skyfire and Floriade. Call 6273 1784 for more information.

Christmas Lunch Cruise – SOLD OUT

12 noon Christmas Day, Monday 25 December, MV Southern Cross

If eating seafood on the water sounds like your perfect Christmas, the MV Southern Cross is your dream destination.

Take to Lake Burley Griffin for a spectacular three-hour sightseeing cruise as you dine on an impressive four-course menu where fresh Australian seafood takes centre stage (joined by classic Christmas favourites, of course) and enjoy a premium beverage package.

The boat will leave the Yacht Club jetty at 12 pm and return at 3 pm.


Four course festive lunch with beverage package
$250 per person, $95 child 12 years and under


Christmas Menu

Fresh Australian Seafood Platter and Salads on Arrival
A celebration of Australian Seafood consisting of fresh Pambula oysters, Queensland prawns, shark Bay crab salad, Tasmanian smoked salmon served with cocktail sauce and traditional accompaniments, Greek salad, slices of bread, and dips

A Traditional Christmas Feast
Local free-range ham glazed with cherries and slow-roasted free-range turkey stuffed with chestnut and cranberries served with pear and gorgonzola tart, roasted pumpkin, and port wine sauce

Buche de Noel
Heilala vanilla sponge roulade with single origin chocolate cream, raspberries, cocoa streusel, and Christmas spiced ice cream

Christmas Cookies and Mince Pie


New Year’s Eve Cruise

8.30pm Sunday 31 December, MV Southern Cross

Join us on board the MV Southern Cross as we cruise Lake Burley Griffin, giving you a truly special celebration to welcome the new year. You’ll be treated to a five course dinner and premium beverage package.

The boat will depart at 8.30pm from the Yacht Club jetty, and return at 12.30am.


Five course dinner with premium beverage package
$250 per person

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Focaccia with Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic

Tasmanian Salmon Rillettes
Capers | Roe | Finger lime

Pork Belly
Smoked Labna | Mustard Leaves | Raisin Chutney

Spring  Junee Lamb
Summer Pea Salad | Duchess Potato | Rosemary Jus

Triple Cream Adelaide Hill Brie
Fig Jam | Lavosh | Almonds

Mango Bavaroise
Passionfruit Gel | Mint | Coconut Sponge

Perfect Pairs Cruise Featuring Mount Majura Wines

6pm Friday 19 January

Join us on board the MV Southern Cross for our Perfect Pairs cruise. Enjoy a tasty platter of artisan Gippsland Cheese, paired with a selection of wines from Canberra’s own Mount Majura Vineyard, as you cruise along the picturesque Lake Burley Griffin.

Cruise departs from Lotus Bay Jetty at 6pm and returns at 8pm.
Please arrive early for boarding.

Tables will be shared.


Cheese and Wine Cruise
$70 per person

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Artisan Gippsland Cheese Platers
A selection of handcrafted cheeses from the Gippsland region of Victoria served with fresh fruits, grapes, lavosh, nuts, crackers, dried fruits, fig jam, focaccia, and dips.

We’ve paired this platter with a tempting selection of four wines from Mount Majura Vineyard.


Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.


Private Charter Cruises

The MV Southern Cross is a unique space available for your next function or event.

Find out more about Private Charter Cruises here

View our MV Southern Cross Special Occasions Package

Please email to make an enquiry.