Party Boats for Hire in Melbourne

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Top Party Boats in Melbourne

Can you see yourself standing on one of the biggest party boats in Melbourne? Or, do you prefer a small boats? Whatever you’re looking for, Tagvenue makes it easy for you to find the best boats available for private events in Melbourne. Use our search filters and guide (see below on) and you’ll have one of the best boat events of your life!

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Party Boats Hire Guide

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, Melbourne is recognized as the second most liveable city in the world. The sandy beaches, warm breezes, historical sights like the Royal Exhibition Building, and the enormous economic growth, makes Melbourne the perfect holiday destination.

Party boats make it easy to explore the best Melbourne has to offer. You can enjoy a luxury party boat or river cruise. Here are a few things to keep in mind before booking a boat:

  • Have a purpose in mind – The first thing you will want to determine is how you will use the party boat. For example, a boat used for a birthday party will be different than the boat used for a wedding party. The size of the ship is of great importance too. If you have fewer than 10 guests, you’ll need a completely different boat than when there are 100 guests. Whatever you want to do, make sure you pick the right party boat in Melbourne.
  • Determine a budget – Hiring boats for parties in Melbourne comes with a price. Determine beforehand what the total cost will be so there aren’t any surprises. If you plan on splitting the cost with others, be sure to discuss payment beforehand, so you can avoid having any awkward conversations.
  • Pick your place – It’s important to know where you’ll pick the boat up and where you’ll have to drop it off. For easy access, you may want to hire a party boat that is centrally located. Keep location in mind before choosing a boat.
  • Know your details – Imagine if you step onto the boat to find it empty. No TV, no mini bar, nothing you imagined. That’s something you can easily avoid by checking all the details carefully before hiring a boat. If you’re not sure what’s included you can call the business and ask. You don’t want to have to deal with unforeseen surprises.

So how much does it actually cost to hire a party boat in Melbourne, you may wonder:

Party boats in Melbourne usually charge per hour. Prices can vary significantly from $85 per hour (for 5 people) to $2,000 per hour (for 65 people).

Something to keep in mind when hiring a party boat in Melbourne: when you hire a boat in the busy season (December to February), it is more expensive than in the slow season (May to August). This price difference can be a few hundred bucks.

Before you leave this page, we have answered some of your most frequently asked questions about party boats in Melbourne down below:


Party Boats in Melbourne FAQ

Will I get seasick while on a boat party?

This is one of the first thoughts that might cross your mind when you hear about a boat party. Getting sick will depend on the size of the boat and the water where you’ll be sailing.
If the boat is big and stable, you will have less risk to get seasick. Also, if you’re sailing on the Yarra River, you will not need to worry about getting seasick since the river is very calm and flat.

Is there a toilet on board?

Usually, yes there is, just read the features carefully or call the organizers.

Are children allowed on board?

Most party boats in Melbourne allow children on board, but in some cases, the children need to be seated at all times.

Can I bring my own drinks?

Again, this depends on the boat. Some boats require that you only bring your own drinks while others ask the opposite; buying solely from their bar. Ask the people who rent out the party boat for more details.

For your information: Bringing your own drinks can also be stated as the abbreviation BYO which stands for ‘bring your own.’