gold coast Hens party boat
Hen's Parties are totally our thing! We love them and, well,...they love us... (blush). Its a mutual admiration kind of situation and we love nothing more than making our lovely hens happy on their special day!
Any style, any vibe the choice is yours, we don't bring pre-prescribed ideas of what a hens party should be. We simply bring beautiful, spacious (and totally photogenic) boats with a super-fun, professional crew to help you host the hen's party of your dreams.
Plan your perfect hens party cruise
How does your perfect hen's party look? A relaxed afternoon on the water with swimming and sunbathing, an elegant morning tea with mimosas or a wild hen's night party with all the hen's party trimmings? The choice is totally yours and we are here to help with whatever you wish.
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.
the perfect hen's party boats
With 3 beautiful sailing catamarans available for charter we can accommodate groups of up to 20 or 30 guests. Click here for a tour of our boats.
The large trampoline-style fore-decks are perfect for lazing in the sunshine or dancing, while we sail the calm, clear waters of the Gold Coast. The ample undercover space makes the vessels perfect for those seeking shade. Facilities are plentiful to ensure you have everything on hand to enjoy a perfect day!
All the hens party extras
We have a great range of cute inflatables available. Kick back on one of our supersized flamingos or swans, laze on a giant slice of watermelon or pull up a pineapple.
We also offer a range of free activities including stand up paddleboards, beach cricket, beach volleyball or frisbees.
Be sure to dress for the occasion, as we always take photos on the day to capture all those precious moments so you can take lots of great memories home. Practically all of the photos you will see on our Instagam page are taken by our crew on board actual charters.
We are confident that a Gold Coast hen’s party with Sailing In Paradise, is an experience your group will be talking about for years to come!
So drop us an enquiry today (we are friendly :-), and we'll send you some info and rates for your perfect hen's party cruise.
Hen's party - need to knows
What to expect
When you book a hen's party cruise with Sailing in Paradise you can expect a quality of service from years of experience in the industry coupled with the essential hen's party ingredient - LOTS OF FUN!
Don't expect a cookie-cutter hens party! We realise that every hen is different and therefore every hen's party is different. We celebrate that, and will adapt our service on the day to suit your vibe, whatever that may be.
From your initial enquiry, we aim to make the booking process as simple as possible for you, offering a variety of optional extras including catering, beverages, motorised watersports and butlers should you wish to book them. But none of this is obligatory, we also welcome BYO food and drinks.
We offer a personalised and customised service so if you have any questions or special requirements please feel free to reach out to our team and we will do our best to accommodate you.
- Private use of your own beautiful sailing catamaran for 3 to 6 hours
- Skipper plus 1 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 volleyball and cute inflatables
- 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
This really depends on what you want from your experience but;
- A sense of fun, smiles and good vibes (essential)
- Swimmers and towel (if you plan to swim)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen
- Jacket for cooler days
- Shoes that you can slip off
- Perhaps some decorations or mementos for the bride
- Food, drinks and non-breakable cups etc (unless you want us to organise the catering for you).
Hen's Party Ideas
So you've decided you want a boat party...now time to plan it!
You can take whatever approach you wish towards planning your party and we've got your back. We understand that life gets busy (especially when there is a wedding to plan) so if you would like us to take care of things like catering, drinks and cheeky butlers (so you can just turn up and enjoy), then we will take the helm and organise everything on your behalf!
Alternatively, if you have heaps of ideas of your own and want to customise or theme your party let us know what you've got planned and we are happy to give advice and ideas on how it may work.
Here are a few extra hen's party ideas;
Pick a theme
We love a themed hen's party! Some of our faves have included nautical (think sailors hats, stripes), mermaids (Tails 'n all), white parties (a total classic and always looks so chic) and tropical (just perfect for a boat/island party).
If you are looking at our BYO option why not carry the theme into your food and drink. We also welcome themed decorations (there are a few guidelines around this so please do check in with us first). Generally we recommend the table is a great place to start with theming since these are centrally located on all our boats and provide a nice focal point.
Plan some hen's party games
We have seen it all...trust us and what happens on the boat stays on the boat he he... Here are a few of the hen's party games our guests have enjoyed in the past;
- Bride and Groom trivia games
- Pin the pants on the cardboard cut out of the groom
- Toilet paper wedding dress creation contests
- Tug of war on the beach
- Bridal Bingo
- Hen's Party Dares
- Plus some very cheeky games the girls have dreamed up involving our cheeky butlers ha ha
For even more great ideas and inspiration be sure to follow our instagram page @sailinginparadisegoldcoast or our facebook page @sailinginparadise via the links at the base of the site.
If you are looking for the perfect ice breaker, guaranteed to make the bride smile and her nan giggle we can't recommend these guys enough. Wearing just an apron, bow tie and a smile, our butlers are the best in the business. With a personality guaranteed to get the party started your personal butler will serve drinks, play games and keep your guests entertained all while making the perfect hen's party eye candy.
Enquire with our team here about adding a cheeky butler for your Hens event!
Hens 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.
(BYO food and drinks may be affected by Government restrictions due to Covid, please check at the time of your charter what the current restrictions are.)
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 tapas and private chefs.
(Catering and drinks service options may be affected by Government restrictions due to Covid, please check at the time of your charter what the current restrictions are.)
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 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
Seawind 1000XL (20 capacity)
Perfect for small groups, families, couples, romantic sails and proposals... If you're a bit more budget conscious or looking for an intimate setting, XL is 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 largest and most luxurious vessel, guaranteed to impress! This vessel is ideal for more relaxed celebrations, families with older kids and corporate events.
Still can't decide on the perfect vessel? Click here to take a tour of our boats!
HEN'S 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 hen's 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 hen's party info pack including current catering options via email.
Gold Coast Hen's Parties
Lucy booked a charter with us for her husband's 30th birthday, read what she had to say about the experience...
“WOW! What a day out!! We had 10 girls from Melbourne up for a Hens party, and Steve and the team really know how to host a day on the water. With an onboard photographer, it was great to not have to worry about capturing photos and enjoy ourselves. We received the photos the same or the very next day, efficient!!! such an amazing and fun day, I couldn't recommend this sail more. The boat was amazing, so much room for activities. Keep up the good work Steve! I will be recommending you to anyone heading up to the GC!!” TripAdvisor