Mandurah BBQ Boats

 

Cruise alongside our famous dolphins on a private Mandurah BBQ Boat

This is the life. Picture it: surrounded by friends, you’re cruising Mandurah’s pristine waters, sun shining, music playing, drink in hand. Our groovy Mandurah BBQ Boats make for social sailing.

The boats are safe and simple to drive and don’t require a skipper’s ticket. They’re eco-friendly and whisper quiet as you make your way along the estuary – all the better for a relaxing sojourn. The unique donut shaped design with a central BBQ and picnic table makes for a cool intimate party and a great space to socialise with friends.

Bring a barbecue picnic and cook it on the charcoal BBQ designed by famed chef Heston Blumenthal or relax and let our chefs take care of it all, with a generous grazing platter packed with yummy treats. Fresh fruit, quality cheeses, artisan crackers, cured meats and more –  we’ll put it together, saving you the time.

Choose a six or 10-person BBQ Boat or hire all four boats so you and 31 friends can have an amazing time together.

From self-drive tours to fully catered experiences, no skipper’s ticket needed

Departs

Find us at the Dolphin Quay within the Mandurah Ocean Marina.

Please arrive on time to ensure ample time for your cruise, and to complete a mandatory safety briefing at the start of the hire.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our boats carry a maximum of six or 10 passengers, including children. This is also the maximum legal passenger number by maritime authorities.

We have four BBQ Boats in total. Two x six passenger BBQ Boats and two x 10 passenger BBQ Boats. All up, we can accommodate a maximum 32 passengers across four BBQ Boats. If you’d like to book for a larger party, why not take a private dolphin cruises on one of our six premier vessels?

There’s a good chance you’ll see our beautiful bottlenose dolphins, but we can’t guarantee it, as they’re wild animals.

Yes, we provide life jackets with every BBQ Boats hire. We do need kids under 10 to wear life jackets and to make sure we have these organised, please notify us as part of your online booking.

Yes, you can. You can bring a picnic or barbecue ingredients – we’ll provide plates, cutlery and cooking utensils. If you're planning a BBQ, be sure to book the BBQ as an optional extra. Bring your drinks in a cool bag or esky.

Yes, trust our chefs to prepare a delicious grazing platter packed with superb cheeses, smallgoods, olives, crackers, dips and fruit. Platters need to be ordered at least 24 hours in advance; please book your platter when you book your BBQ Boat.

Yes, you can have a drink on the BBQ Boats, and we recommend bringing your drinks in a cool bag or esky with ice. There is room for a 50 litre esky on our six-person BBQ Boats, and room for a 70 litre esky on our 10-person BBQ Boats. Like driving a car, the skipper is responsible for the safety of the boat and its passengers, and therefore we recommend the skipper sticks to soft drinks. The skipper can have a maximum blood alcohol level of 0.05. Please drink responsibly.

Yes, our BBQ Boats need to be booked at least 24 hours in advance, and preferably sooner to avoid missing out. Weekends, holidays and sunny days are popular, so please book ahead to enjoy a leisurely cruise aboard a Mandurah BBQ Boat.

We have a large umbrella shading the boat, but sometimes the sun comes in at the sides, or we have to take the umbrella down due to high wind. Therefore we recommend wearing sunscreen and hats, and bringing long sleeves.

Bring the essentials for a playful time on the river; a hat, sunscreen, drinks, bathers and towel if you fancy a swim. Bring drinks and a BBQ picnic or pre-order a delicious grazing platter.

Please read our latest Terms and Conditions here.

BBQs are best on beautiful days. Weather can be unpredictable, and we really want you to have a great experience on our BBQ Boats. So if we deem it unsafe to cruise, we will reschedule your booking with no extra charges or we will offer you a full refund – your call. Winter weather is variable, so check the forecast, book a boat, and if the weather changes we’ll reschedule for your cruising pleasure.

Of course, BBQ Boats are best with a group. Gather your friends, family or workmates for a fantastic BBQ Boats experience, or team it with our Waterbikes for the ultimate day out. Call us on (08) 9581 1242 or email reservations@mandurahcruises.com.au to organise your group booking.

Six-seater Mandurah BBQ Boats: 1.5 hour hire plus a 20 minute safety briefing 10-seater Mandurah BBQ Boats: 2 hour hire plus a 20 minute safety briefing The 10-seater boats have a greater battery capacity, hence they have a longer hire time. If you'd like to spend longer on the water, we recommend hiring a 10-seater BBQ Boat.

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