Mandurah BBQ Boat Parties

Mandurah BBQ Boats are perfect for small parties and groups

Looking for a fantastic group activity for a birthday celebration, hen’s weekend or work Christmas drinks? We’ve got you covered – book up to four BBQ Boats for a unique group celebration on Mandurah’s beautiful waterfront. Bring your own food and drinks or let us prepare yummy platters.

Our four BBQ Boats accommodate a total 32 passengers, and the retro-cool circular design make them fabulous for social catch ups. Bring your own drinks and a picnic or barbecue lunch or relax and let us put together gourmet grazing platters. Either way, it’s an affordable group party in a spectacular setting.

Nominate a skipper for each BBQ Boat or our let our guides captain your fleet. It’s one of Western Australia’s most Instagrammable experiences, and sure to delight everyone in the group. Upgrade to a BBQ Boats and Waterbikes package for the full chilled out Mandurah experience.

Book BBQ Boats for your group and thrill everyone with the coolest dining-on-water experience.

And let us know how we can help tailor your day. We have a friendly team who can help you organise your function, and don’t forget, if your party is bigger, you can always hire one of Mandurah Cruises premium vessels – to see these, click here


We depart from the lovely Dolphin Quay, in the Mandurah Ocean Marina, but for any booking related queries we are within Mandurah Cruises reservations office at 73 Mandurah Terrace, opposite the Visitor Centre

Please arrive on time to allow ample time for your function as we start with a mandatory safety briefing.

Your BBQ Boat hire includes;

  • 1.5 to 2 hours of BBQ Boat rental plus a 20 minute safety instruction
  • Use of a charcoal barbecue (if booked as an optional extra)
  • Eco-friendly tableware (porcelain plates, stainless steel cutlery, napkins, tongs, plastic cups)
  • Bluetooth speakers for your music

Optional Extras;

If you would like to relax, why not hire a driver for your boats? Our relaxed, friendly tour guides will make sure you see the best sights in style, letting you relax with your party. Just ask us about this option, only $50 extra per hour.

Enquire about Private Hire

We know your function is special, and we have a dedicated team who can help organise your day. Send us an enquiry about your function on the BBQ Boats, and don’t forget, if we can’t accommodate you on these, we have other, larger vessels – simply click here to see them

Frequently Asked Questions

There are four BBQ Boats in total; 2 x six-passenger 2 x ten-passenger. These are maximum numbers including the nominated skipper or tour guide, so you’ll need to split your group into four groups.

For groups of less than six passengers, please book online. We can accommodate a maximum of 32 passengers in four BBQ Boats at any one time. If you have a larger group, please talk to us about combining the BBQ Boats hire with Waterbikes, or upgrading to a boatcruise aboard one of our premium vessels, where your group of 32+ passengers can celebrate together on one beautifully equipped vessel.

No, you don’t need a skipper’s ticket or boat license. Anyone over the age of 20 with valid ID can hire and drive the boat. We’ll provide a safety briefing to your designated skipper and passengers. You need to follow our safety briefing and obey the maritime laws that apply on the water. These are provided in a folder in the boat and shared at the safety onboarding at the start of the hire

Yes, lifejackets are provided in the BBQ Boat hire. Children under 10 are required to wear their lifejackets, so please let us know how many children are in your party when you book.

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

Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen as well as a jacket or jumper – it can be cool when the sea breeze comes in, even in summer. Bring your food and drinks in a cool bag or esky. The 6-seater BBQ Boat can fit a 50-litre esky and the 10-seater BBQ Boat can fit a 70-litre esky. The hirer and skipper need to bring valid photo ID and a credit card for the credit card authorisation for the security bond.

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 BBQs 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. This is a great option for parties; it's an affordable and stress-free way to cater.

Yes, you can bring your own drinks in a cool bag or esky. There is room for a 50 litre esky on our six-person BBQ Boats, and room for a 70 litre esky on our ten-person BBQ Boats. The skipper is responsible for the safety of the boat and its passengers. The skipper must have a maximum blood alcohol level of 0.05, so for parties and groups we recommend hiring our expert guides to skipper your boats, so that you can relax and enjoy the day.

Yes, our BBQ Boats need to be booked at least 24 hours in advance. For group bookings of multiple boats, we recommend contacting us to check availability as soon as you're considering a date. Weekends and holidays are popular, so please book ahead to enjoy a leisurely party aboard a Mandurah BBQ Boat.

We have a large umbrella shading the boat which we can use when safe, 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.

Six-seater BBQ Boats: 1.5 hour hire plus a 20 minute safety briefing 10-seater 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.

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 your boats, and if the weather changes we’ll reschedule for your cruising pleasure.

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