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Looking for somewhere unique to host this year’s work Christmas Party? How does a Boat Cruise aboard your own private catamaran sound? You’ll be sailing in the beautiful Gold Coast sunshine surrounded by crystal blue waters, isolated islands and golden beaches, sipping on icy cold drinks and enjoying delicious food.

Sounds awesome right? Yes, we know. We are out on the water every day and it still makes us smile to see how much our guests enjoy the experience.

Sailing in Paradise would love to create a 2023 Christmas Party that you and your guests will remember forever! So please fill out our enquiry form, send us an email or give us a bell. We are a friendly, professional crew and we’d love the chance to chat with you.

Not your average office Christmas Party!

If your Gold Coast Christmas Party has fallen into the 'get me out of here this is soooooo dull' category once too often, we are here to help fix that!

Aboard your own private catamaran our crew are on hand to help make your Christmas Party perfect for your group.

Christmas Party Ideas

Got your own ideas? Tell us what floats your boat and we'll do our best to make it happen. Some options include;

  • A relaxed sunset cruise with canapes and champagne,
  • A day on the water with swimming, Island activities, and delicious BBQ lunch and icy cold beers,
  • or even a high octane team building day with sailing challenges and water sports?

These are just a few of the Gold Coast Christmas Party ideas available with Sailing in Paradise. The options are endless and our friendly team are on hand to help you plan 'your Christmas Party your way'.

We have looked after all sorts of industry clients from fitness studios and uber-cool restaurants to banks and legal firms (and everything in between). There is something about spending time on the water that brings people (of all ages and backgrounds) together and we would love to put on a Christmas Party your whole team will talk about for years to come!

Christmas Party Planners, we are here to help...

OK you have found your perfect Christmas Party, yay! What now? Time for a mojito…(ahem, well we need to set the scene for what's to come).

But in all seriousness, you are busy, we totally get it! That's why we offer a fuss-free service. From the moment you enquire and receive our Christmas Party info pack we are here to make your life easier.

If you want to book in your party now and forget about it until the day that is totally fine. We can take care of food, drinks and activities and we will even provide your team with photos of your cruise afterwards. It's all part of the service. So you can actually relax and enjoy the party!

The Christmas Party Boats

What do our customers love about our catamarans? Well, time and time again they tell us they are the ideal venue for parties! And work Christmas Parties are no exception.

Why book your Christmas Party with us?

1-102 Guest Capacity

Our 3 luxurious and spacious sailing catamarans mean we can now cater for larger groups of up to 102 people – The Spirit Of Gwonda and Oceans can accommodate up to 30 guests (plus 2 crew) and Island Time has a capacity of up to 42 guests (plus 2-3 crew).

Our boats are ideal for parties

The layout of our boats are ideal for a Christmas party venue and make entertaining large groups a delight. The spacious interior of the boat offers plentiful seating, a large central table, a permanent hard roof and 360 degree visibility (making it suitable for all weather conditions).

On-board you will find a small marine BBQ, large eskys (ice supplied), Fusion Marine sound system with speakers inside and out, bluetooth connectivity and premium Spotify provided and marine toilet.

The front of the boat is extremely popular with guests, offering a trampoline-style area perfect for lazing in the sun whilst listening to the sounds of your favourite Christmas songs streaming through our sound system.

Island landings and Beach Activities included

The shallow draft make the vessel perfect for pulling up onto a beach at Wavebreak Island or one of the many golden sandy shores in the Gold Coast broadwater. Your skipper will pick the best spot for you on the day!

Fancy floating around on our splash mat or maybe giving Stand Up Paddle Boarding a go? Perhaps you are feeling energetic and want to bring the team together with a hit of beach cricket or volleyball. We carry all of these activities on-board for your use free of charge.

Smooth and Stable Catamarans = No sea-sickness guaranteed

If your boss got sick once on a Caribbean Cruise, or Karen from accounts feels a bit queasy whenever she gets in the bath, please tell them not to worry. Why? A few reasons;

  1. We sail in calm protected waters (we do not go offshore)
  2. We operate a wide, stable catamaran (not the same side to side rocking of single hull vessels) meaning you won’t spill a drop of your Christmas cocktail and you won’t be feeling queasy.
  3. You will be having too much fun!

PS... Karen should probably see a doctor, this is not normal :-)

What's Included

  • 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 activities 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)
  • Memento photos taken by our crew
  • Lots of FUN!!

Christmas 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 parking available at Mariners Cove (paid) and Marina Mirage plus limited street parking on Seaworld Drive. Please check signage at time of parking and consider ride share for a stress free arrival at your charter (especially during busy times of year).

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. We can also help to arrange bus transfers for larger groups.

Can I BYO food and drink?

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.

What happens if it rains?

First of all remember...a little rain doesn't stop a great time on our boats especially in the warm Gold Coast endless summer... 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 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.

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 (42 capacity) 

Our brand-NEW Seawind 1160 Resort! Island Time joined the fleet in November 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!

Christmas 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 Christmas 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 Christmas party info pack including current catering options via email.

Start planning your Christmas Party today

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