gold coast birthday party cruise
If you are looking for the perfect birthday party venue on the Gold Coast then look no further. Sailing In Paradise can help to create a memorable birthday experience to share with family and friends aboard one of our beautiful boats.
Our sailing catamarans are smooth and stable and open-plan making these boats the perfect venue for your next birthday party event.
We offer a range of delicious catering options and beverage packages and we also welcome BYO, the choice is absolutely yours.
Each boat is equipped with everything you would expect from a luxury catamaran including superb sound system with free access to premium Spotify, stainless steel barbecue, large eskies with ice and beautiful bathrooms.
And those 'little extras' we offer are endless. Please keep reading for the complete rundown...
*Unfortunately we are unable to offer kids birthday parties under 16 years of age.
Fun for all ages.
From 21st birthdays all the way through to 80th's and beyond, we can create a memorable and fun birthday party that you and your guests will remember for years to come.
We can cater for groups of up to 30 people on our signature sailing catamaran the 'Spirit of Gwonda', or up to 30 on our deluxe vessel Oceans, or up to 43 on our brand new vessel Island Time. If you have a larger group be sure to check out our amazing Raft-Up Party options.
The smooth and stable nature of the catamaran means our boats are suitable for all ages and abilities. Take a tour of our boats.
No matter what style of birthday party you wish to create, we can help. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day on the water with a BBQ and a few beers or a boat party with cocktails and awesome tunes... bring it on!
Our guests tell us that spending a day (or evening) on the water was one of their best ever birthday party ideas!
At Sailing In Paradise, we are continually striving to create the best experience possible for our guests. We understand that you want your special day to be memorable, fun, relaxing and stress free and that is exactly where we come in...
From the moment you send through an enquiry, all the way through to the follow up email with your free souvenir photos after your cruise, we pride ourselves on our professional yet friendly and laid-back attitude.
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What to expect
When you book a private charter with Sailing in Paradise you can expect a quality of service from years of experience in the industry but most of all your can expect a fun day (or evening) on the water that your group will love. Every day is different when you have your Gold Coast birthday party on board Sailing In Paradise but one thing is for sure... you're in for one hell of a good time.
Some things we love include:
Sailing, beach stopovers, beach volleyball, splash mat, stand up paddleboards, sunbathing, sunsets and dolphins. All included free of charge*.
Some things are almost mandatory:
Singing Happy Birthday to you, cake, embarrassing speeches, presents, cake, all your favourite songs...did we mention cake?
*As much as we have tried to bribe the dolphins to turn up every cruise we can't guarantee they will...fish to chase, waves to jump, fun to be had etc... but it sure is a beautiful sight when they do join us.
- Private use of your own beautiful sailing catamaran for 3 to 6 hours
- Skipper plus one crew, (our crew are heaps of fun and have a laid-back yet professional nature) we promise you will love them. Check out the 'about us' page to meet the gang!
- Island Activities for day charters incl. Stand up Paddle Boards, beach games and splash mat
- Use of tablet with premium Spotify and sound system on board
- Use of small marine BBQ if required
- Use of large eskies (ice supplied)
- Instaworthy Memento Photos taken by our crew
- Lots of FUN!!
What to Bring
Keep it simple;
- Swimmers and towel (if you plan to swim)
- Food, drinks and non-breakable cups etc (unless you want us to organise the catering for you).
- Smiles and good vibes (essential)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen
- Jacket for cooler days
- Shoes that you can slip off
We love a good birthday but to keep our boats safe and nicely presented there are a few things we do not allow on board;
- Red wine
- Decorations that stain/leak ink when wet
- Drunken idiots (tipsy fun peeps totally fine)
- Mankinis :-) Well if you are the birthday boy and desperately want to wear one we might bend the rules for you just once...
Birthday Party FAQ's
Where do your boats depart from?
Our boats are berthed at Marina Mirage. Please see the contact us page on our website for further details and a map. Marina Mirage is about 10 mins from Surfers and 15 mins from Broadbeach.
Where can I park?
There is plentiful free parking at Marina Mirage/Mariners Cove which you are permitted to use. Please check signage at time of parking and if parking overnight consider street parking to avoid towing.
What about other transport options?
There are lots of ways to get to the boat! The most popular (and cost effective/convenient) is often via Maxi Taxis.
Can I BYO?
Yes if you would like to bring your own food and drinks on board that is completely fine.
I am short on time can you please help me out with catering/drinks?
Yes, we also offer catering and drinks service for your convenience. Please request our full catering list as advance bookings are required. We offer a range of catering options from grazing boards, to canapes and private chefs.
Do you have Eskies on board?
Yes we do and we also provide ice. The eskies are very large and can be used for food or drink.
Where can we go on our charter?
We operate in the calm, protected waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. Where to go very much depends on what you would like to do and how long your boat charter is for so please feel free to discuss this with our team. In a 3 hour charter during the day our guests usually love a swim stop at Wavebreak Island where you can enjoy the range of island activities on board. Your skipper is knowledgeable in the local area and will make recommendations based on the conditions on the day. If you don't wish to swim in a 3 hour charter you instead opt to sail further north along the inside of South Stradbroke Island and see the millionaires mansions at Sovereign Islands.
In the evening we will generally sail north to watch the sunset and return to the southern part of the Broadwater to enjoy the city lights after dark which are just beautiful.
Will I get seasick?
Nope. We operate in the calm, protected waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater. We do not go offshore (into the open ocean) so we do not experience large waves. Our catamarans are very stable, and do not have the same side to side rocking motion as experienced by single hull vessels so you won't get seasick or spill your drink either :-).
What happens if it rains?
First of all remember...a little rain doesn't stop a great party on our boats ha ha... But do rest assured that we have a very generous wet weather policy as we want you to enjoy your time on board the boat, so if there is torrential rain or storms at the time you will be able to cancel or reschedule your cruise. Please see the full booking policy provided with your invoice for full details or contact our team.
Are your charters suitable for children?
Absolutely! We love having kids on board and our crew will often try and include them in the sailing and driving the boat. We also carry a range of beach games suitable for kids including buckets and spades for the littlest family members. The wide and spacious deck area also make the boats wonderful for kids. Of course as any parent knows, you are always careful with children when it comes to being on the water, but as boats go our catamarans would be some of the most family friendly around. We do ask that there is a responsible, sober adult onboard to keep an eye on the kiddies. Please feel free to contact our team if you have any questions about which boat may be best for your family.
Are your charters suitable for guests with limited mobility?
We have welcomed several guests on board with limited mobility. However we do realise that each individual is different in terms of ability and what they are comfortable with. Please take a look at the 360 tours on the 'Our Boats' page for an ideal of getting around the boats and do bear in mind a big step up (or carry) is required to board the boats at the marina. Our friendly team will be happy to discuss further to ensure you and your guests are comfortable prior to making a booking.
Why should we choose you over another operator?
This list is endless. Check out our reviews, check out our socials, speak to someone who has been with us before (you would be surprised, you will probably know someone who has been with us?), and we pride ourselves on the fact that our guests keep coming back (some have sailed with us as many as 8 times). We go out of our way to create the best experience possible and are constantly updating, re-inventing, reinvesting and reviewing. We're not happy until you're happy and we want you to come back again and again. We can blow our own trumpet from time to time right? :-)
How do I book?
Click here to fill out an enquiry form and you will quickly get all the info you need including availability, pricing, inclusions etc. You can also book online! Then it is simply a matter of paying your deposit to secure your preferred date. But don't dawdle as we quickly book out and we don't want you to be disappointed.
Choosing the Perfect Vessel for you
Spirit of Gwonda (30 capacity)
The ultimate party boat! Built specifically with entertaining in mind, her open plan layout is designed for you to soak up the sun or dance the day/night away! The easy foredeck access via the centre of the boat ensures your guests can always see one another no matter where they are on the boat, which is also great for families with small children!
Oceans (30 capacity)
Our most luxurious vessel, Oceans is guaranteed to impress. With a maximum guest capacity of 30, but intimate enough to host couples and small groups, Oceans delivers the space required for your group without sacrificing any of the creature comforts.
Island Time (43 capacity)
Our brand-NEW Seawind 1160 Resort! Island Time joins the fleet in October 2023 and brings a new charter experience to the Gold Coast. Purpose built for day charters and events this vessel offers unrivalled connectivity from interior to exterior spaces.
Still can't decide on the perfect vessel? Click here to take a tour of our boats!
Birthday Party Pricing
Sailing in Paradise offers an affordable luxury option for your boat charter, we pride ourselves on offering the best value on the Gold Coast for the quality of vessels and service that we provide.
Our rates vary seasonally and will change depending on your selected vessel and charter duration. Please click here to request a birthday party info pack including rate card via email.
Whilst BYO is most welcome, many of our guests opt to have professional catering delivered to the boat for a stress-free option. We partner with quality caterers and can offer a range of delicious options to suit every budget and occasion. Please click here to request a birthday party info pack including current catering options via email.
Gold Coast Birthday Parties
Lucy booked a charter with us for her husband's 30th birthday, read what she had to say about the experience...
“Absolutely incredible! We booked a catamaran with sailing in paradise, and from start to finish we couldn’t fault a single thing. Jess who took my last-minute booking was so lovely to deal with, the boat was way more than any of us expected it was GORGEOUS, the crew on board couldn’t have been nicer. The whole experience gave my husband one of the best birthdays he’s ever had, and us and our friends had an absolute blast � we will be back!!” Facebook review