In conjunction with The Boathouse at Palm Beach, Sydney Seaplane offers an experience for those seeking a 5 star day out without the confines of a restaurant environment – our Palm Beach Picnics. We can create a range of gourmet Beach Picnics to suit your taste, mood or budget. We have three Beach Picnic options currently on offer and the choice of wine is also quite flexible. (Note: Most special food requirements can be accommodated. Please call Jenny or Anna to discuss any special dietary requirements.)
Find a spot on the vast surf beach, on the calm Pittwater beaches, or on the grassy dunes overlooking the ocean; perhaps take the picnic up to the historic lighthouse on the Barrenjoey Headland, or choose one of the rotundas in Governor Phillip Park to spread out your gourmet delights.
Beautiful Palm Beach is the perfect setting for our Gourmet Seaplane Picnic. Your very special picnic is created by the talented Boathouse cafe Chefs offering the most delicious gourmet hamper which includes smoked trout pate and miche toast, tuna cracker with coriander, anchovy mayo, jalapeno and olive, Boathouse salad with lemon and honey vinaigrette, Queensland tiger prawns with cocktail sauce and lemon, cheese with biscuits and honeycomb, fresh seasonal fruit, daily cakes, 2 small bottles of still water, a large bottle of sparkling mineral water and of course, a bottle of good quality Australian or NZ wine. Options exist for a non-alcoholic picnic or for Bollinger Champagne in place of still wine. (Most special dietary requirements can be met.)
*We do not advertise nor can we offer a “secluded beach” setting. Please refer to notes from your Pilot (Steve) at the bottom of this page
Duration: Your stay at the beach will be approximately 3 hours. The whole experience from check-in is approx. 4 ¼ hours.
You bring: Your swimmers and towels and walking shoes if you decide to scale the headland to the lighthouse.
We supply: Wine glasses, cutlery, linen napkins, a beach blanket, large beach umbrella and sunscreen. Your gourmet picnic lunch and wine is supplied in a cooler and includes bottled still and sparkling water for two. Your picnic is catered by the creative and talented staff at The Boathouse Palm Beach and will satisfy the most discerning guest. (www.theboathousepb.com.au)
Palm Beach Picnics – Pricing Package
Return Scenic flights and Gourmet Picnic for 2 persons with wine (choose red or white): $945 per couple.
The non alcoholic option is $880 per couple
Our top of the range Gourmet Picnic with Bollinger Champagne is $995 per couple.
*Note from Steve, your pilot: “Please note that we do not advertise a ‘secluded’ beach. It is almost impossible to find a secluded beach in Sydney and surrounds. We bring you to our seaplane base at Barrenjoey, Palm Beach – also known as “Summer Bay”. The so-called ‘remote’ beaches are no longer suitable for our beach picnics as they present some safety concerns – therefore we no longer use these locations.
Palm Beach Picnic Scenic Route:
Your flight to this fabulous location on Sydney’s far northern beaches is conducted by Steve Krug, your highly experienced pilot (and owner) who will take you on a fabulous tour of Sydney’s northern coastline commencing from Rose Bay with a low level exit of the harbour through Sydney Heads, passing Manly, Long Reef, Bilgola, Newport, Avalon and Whale Beach. You will arrive in style at our private seaplane base at Barrenjoey (Palm Beach) on Pittwater, where your fabulous hamper, chilled wine and picnic rug will await.
After a 3 hour stay, Steve will fly you back to Rose Bay via Pittwater and the magnificent headlands to complete a double orbit at the Harbour Bridge and Opera House – affording excellent opportunities to photograph our stunning city and icons.