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Private Charter Cruises

Private Christmas Day Experience

Escape the holiday crowds and spend Christmas on the MV Southern Cross cruising Lake Burley Griffin. Enjoy a three hour lunch cruise with family and friends taking in Canberra’s iconic landmarks.

Your guests will enjoy a three course menu that celebrates Australian seafood, traditional Christmas fare and a Buche de Noel finale. Our Premium Beverage package is included, and may be upgraded to the Platinum or Canberran for an additional fee.

The MV Southern Cross is available for the Private Christmas Day Experience for $200 per person (minimum 40 guests). Depart from your choice of either the Yacht Club or Kingston.

For further information, or if you would like to discuss a bespoke option for a Christmas Charter on the MV Southern Cross, please contact us by completing the form below.


Christmas Lunch Cruise
with Premium Beverage package*

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 salmon parfait. Served with cocktail sauce and traditional accompaniments, Greek salad, slices of bread, and dips

A Traditional Christmas Feast
Glazed local free-range ham with cherries, and slow-roasted free-range turkey 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

Please mention Vegetarian and dietary options at the time of booking.

The MV Southern Cross is a unique space available for your next function or event. Available for hire for private charter for wedding receptions, engagement parties, Hen’s nights, Buck’s parties, birthday celebrations, private functions, seminars, team building, as well as education and tour or coach groups. Your Skipper will guide you around the picturesque Lake Burley Griffin creating an exciting and engaging backdrop for your celebration.

Featuring fully enclosed, air conditioned dining, as well as outer decks for al fresco cruising, your guests can relax and enjoy the sights. The boat also has full bar facilities, sound system with 2 roving mics, disabled access, and toilets.

The MV Southern Cross can host a variety of different set up styles. It can hold up to 90 guests cocktail style, up to 70 for a sit down dinner or 60 for a buffet. The MV Southern Cross can seatyour guests in a theatre style seating for a unique presentation on the water, or even classroom style.

We have a range of catering options available and are happy to tailor a package to suit your needs.

Why not make your event one to remember onboard the MV Southern Cross on Lake Burley Griffin.


Private Charter
Minimum Number 40

2 hours $18 per person
3 hours $20 per person
4 hours $25 per person


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