BANKSIA FERRY CHARTERS
We are pleased to announce that The “Banksia” is now under new management, and will be operating charters and tours departing from our home port of Brooklyn, on the Hawkesbury River
"Find 20 mates with $25, bring some food and buy liquid refreshments then book a 2 hour cruise
you won't regret it"
Hire rates $250 per hour (min 2 hours).
Last minute Charters - special rates
For bookings please call Rick 0448 101010.
The “Banksia” has been ferrying passengers since 1952. Originally christened "Biloela" she was a workboat for Cockatoo Island bringing workers to and from the island and she still oozes the charm of a working boat.
Over the decades she carried many workers to and from the island, and today she is still operating with all the charm of that bygone era. Built and maintained by the workers that used her, Banksia is recognised wherever she goes. Her solid construction and timber features are complemented by comfy seating and facilities. With a beautiful canoe stern and bench seating she is level and open. Banksia is beautifully suited for the smaller parties, where you can have her all to yourself without the need to share your evening with other groups. Wedding celebrations, birthdays, sightseeing for the overseas visitor, charity functions, funeral wakes or just getting a group of friends together. Any reason is a good reason to get out on the water.
The “Banksia” is licensed to carry 49 passengers; however we recommend groups of up to 35 in daylight hours and up to 25 in the evenings as a comfortable number for extended periods. For larger groups up to 60 passengers (with sufficient notice) we can operate in conjunction with Bobbin Head Cruises using two gorgeous ferries travelling side by side. There is no better way to see the secluded coves of Broken Bay or the Hawkesbury River System than aboard the “Banksia” (1951) or as a larger group in conjunction with the the Reliance (1919) http://www.bobbinheadcruises.com.au/.
Call Rick Stockley 0448 10 10 10
Click here for more pictures and the History of Banksia