Dear Kate, Thank you very much for the wonderful New Year Cruise on your lovely boat, the COAST. My guests, both local & overseas, were very impressed with the boat, service & food.  We were so thankful all the people on the wharf left with those two Big Boats, leaving us behind to go on board yours,  I cannot thank you, Kate, enought for you helping us.   I must also give high praise to ALL your staff.  They were friendly, efficient, couldn’t be more helpful, certainly looked after Malcolm in making sure he was comfortable.  I do recognise some of them from our previous trips and I can see why they are still there. I will certainly give high praises & recommendations to all my friends. Hope to join you again.

Just wanted to let you what a great time everyone had and especially the birthday girl. The service of the food and alcohol was second to none, I only heard fantastic reports form all the guests. Thank you and all your staff for making it such a special night. The birthday girl got a real surprise and didn’t know what was happening until just before we boarded.  March 2014

Dear Captain Mark and Kate. We would like to send our sincere thank you for the most fabulous New Year’s Night we had on your cruise!,  The food and drinks, the decorations, the always smiling friendly staff and the wonderful atmosphere onboard with the most wonderful locations you took us to, all made our night unforgettable.You have to be congratulated for the best service in the harbour!! Thank you,  All the best for 2012 and see you soon.

"Kate and Mark – as I said to you at the end of the night, we all had a ball! Our Melbourne friends had not seen a Sydney fireworks before and were "blown away"?? by it all. We were all also so impressed by your boat, the food and drink and friendliness of the crew. Thank you for helping make it such a special night for us. We will certainly be recommending it to our friends and hope that our London friends can eventually make it to Sydney as intended. Best of luck to you for 2012.  Kind regards,  Steve and Jan McKenzie"

"We just want to drop you a note of thanks for everything you, Kate and the crew did for our birthday party last Saturday night (July 2012). The boat, COAST, the menu and the service were excellent and met all of our (high) expectations. The guests were particularly impressed with the friendliness of Kate and the crew, and the quality of service really added to the atmosphere. A truly memorable way to celebrate our birthdays! Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved."

"Having chartered on Sydney Harbour for many years, what a breath of fresh air COAST is, clean, professional, excellent crew, modern facilities and a owner operator that cares. We have re-booked COAST for a further five events, and what a boat !" MAY 2010.

"COAST recently catered for a group of very important international visitors (Residents on board the WORLD, CRUISE SHIP), I coordinated all from my office in Monaco, on line, and arrived on the evening. Everything as i requested, the boat immaculate and ready for my guests. Mark & Kate are professionals, you will not be dissappointed, the food was world class, as well as the service. Impressive." NYE 2009

"We have used COAST for world class, spectating sailing events, the boat is designed perfectly for this, 4 viewing areas, 2 decks of 360 degrees viewing, and a Captain that knows the harbour, and knows how to position the boat perfectly for the most exciting angles." The Captain has sailed in Hobarts, Maxi campaigns, ran VIP spectator craft in 2 Americas Cups,  is a ex Superyacht Captain, and whats more, he know all the crews !   Expert Sailing enthusiast"?? November 2010.

"Fantastic wedding on board, Thank you! Memories for life, nothing like the harbour to impress."

"Thanks so much for helping make a special an absolutely fantastic and memorable one! I cant tell you how blown over Sam and i were with your hospitality. When you book things you never know what your going to get and can i tell you we had never imagined when we booked the Coast boat it would be as special as it was… You truly did give us a wedding day to remember !" Sam and Dawn 2011 Wedding.

"Coast is a professional, organized and world class charter operator" Please pass on our thanks to Mark and his crew onboard Coast for an excellent night on the Harbour on Saturday.

"Everyone, without exception has commented on the quality of the vessel, the food and the service.I really don’t know how it could have been any better. Cheers Kate.  November 2011″

Hi Kate,  Where do I start….. A super big thanks for everything. We all had such a great time and were completely blown away by you, Cruise itself, the food, the music, the staff and the night in general. Your staff were so accommodating and friendly, and even chatty with us making the girls feel so welcome. Holly said it was the best Birthday ever and was just glowing for days. Thanks for organising the cake too, it was fantastic and we really did all feel very special on the night. Cruise was absolutely spectacularly laid out and I couldn’t have imagined it being any better than it was. It was an absolute pleasure to a part of the night and the atmosphere was superb. I honestly thought the girls would get tired and want to sleep, but they powered on and I think it was 100% because of the fun and atmosphere on the boat. Thanks so much for everything again, you and the crew made our nights and Holly’s birthday very special, and I am sure we will be on board again soon.

All the very best,


Thanks again Kate & Mark! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves last night. Please thank the other crew, very professional and friendly!! All the best Chelsea and the Team March 2013 

Hi Kate, Just a big thank you for wedding on Saturday under difficult circumstances! The rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits & everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks for making boat look lovely, flowers & fairy lights looked beautiful. What food I ate was lovely and many guests commented that it was an awesome wedding with harbour scenery, good music, food & wine, etc, A big thank you to all the crew, chef,  yourself and Mark for making the day very special for Alana & Cameron. Once again a very big thank you & we would definitely recommend the “COAST"?? to family & friends for a wonderful event. April 2013

Hi Kate, Thank you so much for arranging such a fantastic cruise for us. I have already spoken to several people since we got back and they all loved it. It was a fantastic couple of hours and we can not thank you enough for all your help and the level of service and attention that you provided. We will definitely be in touch for any occasion we are having a cruise!! Thank you again

Hi Kate Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, we have just returned from Honeymoon and are catching up with all our emails!,Thank you so much for arranging such a fantastic cruise for us. I have already spoken to several people since we got back and they all loved it. It was a fantastic couple of hours and we can not thank you enough for all your help and the level of service and attention that you provided. We will definitely be in touch for any occasion we are having a cruise!! Thank you again Wedding April 2013

Kate and Mark know boats, know how to organize events, know about quality service and crew, I should know, I am a international superyacht Captain, and cater for private yacht owners the world over. I was on one of the events on Coast in 2014, and beleive me, if you want quality, professional service, with an outstanding boat and crew, charter the Coast. She is a charter boat run like a superyacht, simple as that, go for the quality operators, COAST is that and more.

Captain Bart Van der Horst 2012 Miami, Florida, USA. 2012

We at O'Brian Palmer would just like to take a moment to express our gratitude and appreciation to the owners, Mark, Kate and the staff of Coast.

OBrien Palmer chartered Coast for a Friday afternoon cruise and we found nothing was too much trouble for the team.

From an oganizational point of view we found kate to be very professional and only too happpy to comply with our food  and beverage requests.

The waiting and the bar staff were all very pleasant and attentive to all on board for the entire afternoon, which of course added to everybody's experience.

The quality of the food and beverages was first rate, so much so we had numerous compliments from our guests.

The boat was a perfect platform for our corporate event, it was clean and tidy with numerous areas where guests could enjoy each other's company or take in the views of Sydney Harbour.

Following The O'Brien Palmer evet we have received substantial comments and emails from our guests just saying what a great aftroon they had. 

We have no hesitation in recommending Coast to anyone considering a corporate event on the harbour.

We would like to sincerely thank Mark, Kate and staff for a great afternoon.

February 2016

For 2 years in a row, our company, the Australian College of Professionals has booked Coast for our staff Christmas party. About 65 of us have enjoyed the most amazing food, drinks and service. We usually never have the same venue for a party each year, but we loved it so much that we went a second year and have booked again for our third time for Christmas party 2015. The staff are attentive, they cater for all our needs including the band that we book for the night, and even the first year when it was raining and windy, they found a lovely calm bay and made the experience memorable. I couldn't recommend them highly enough. Nothing is too much trouble. And did I mention that the food is amazing. Best venue ever. Looking forward to December.

Rosy Sullivan
December 2015

Thank you Kate, Mark & all the crew for providing an awesome wedding venue. The ease of the organisation was so appreciated. Kate, you went out of your way to assist us with all of our wishes, from tailoring menus, arranging fantastic entertainment, decorating and attending to every detail requested.

The bride, groom & all the guests had a fabulous time and are still talking about the delicous food.

I will highly recommend Coast Cruises to anyone wanting to organise a function cruising around the best harbour in the world.

Best wishes


May 2015