gold coast 'Raft Up' yacht party
Get the crew together for the event of a lifetime.
Whether you are organising a corporate event, a wedding or a get together with a big group of friends, if you want your next event to be truly special you should talk to us about a Raft Up yacht party.
Nothing says 'WOW' more than a fleet of beautiful catamarans sailing together in one of the most pristine locations in Australia.
Throw in a heap of inflatables, crystal clear blue waters, golden sandy beaches, awesome tunes and beach games, and you have an insta-worthy event that everyone will want to be a part of.
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For groups from 40 - 90 guests
Set sail in convoy to a secret beach location for a couple of hours of fun in the sun, sea and sand.
Bring your group together with some team building activities or party the afternoon away.
When it comes to creating a special day there really is 'no limit' to what can be achieved.
Private chefs and wait staff, DJ's, watersports activities (parasailing, jetboats etc), drones and professional photographers, the list goes on.
Raft Up yacht parties can cater from 40 to 90 people on 2 to 4 sailing catamarans.
You are welcome to BYO everything or take advantage of our extensive catering options from some of the Gold Coast's best caterers and private chefs.
A raft up party can be anything you want it to be. We would love to hep make your boat party dreams a reality!
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 event on board Sailing In Paradise but one thing is for sure... you and your guests are in for one hell of a good time.
Your guests will be invited to board their separate vessels at the marina before setting sail in convoy to an island location. On the island your guests will be able to enjoy a range of activities including Beach Volleyball, Stand Up Paddleboards, Inflatables, Beach Cricket and more. Raft Ups on anchor are also available on request.
What to Bring
- Swimmers (for day sails)
- A towel
- Easily removable shoes
- Good vibes and smiles
- Food & Drink (plus cups etc) if you have opted to BYO
- A jacket on cooler days
Raft Up Party FAQ's
How many people can you accommodate?
We have 4 sailing catamarans available which can carry a total of 90 guests.
What is included?
Each boats comes with a skipper and crew member. Also included is ice, free use of paddleboards and inflatables, beach volleyball and cricket, and snorkeling gear.
Where do your boats depart from?
Our boats are berthed at D9 and D10 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 underneath the Marina Mirage Shopping Centre which you are permitted to use.
What about other transport options?
There are lots of ways to get to the boat! The most popular (and cost effective/convenient) if often via Maxi Taxis.
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 tapas 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 can make recommendations on the day, if you don't wish to swim you could also go up and sail around the millionaires mansions at Sovereign Islands.
In the evening we usually recommend sailing north to watch the sunset and returning to the southern part of the Broadwater to see 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 :-).
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.
Raft Up Events
Wondering about what a Raft Up Yacht Party could be like? Hear what Margaret had to say...
“AMAZING that is the only way to describe the service provided by Steve and Jess. Not only did they take 50 people out for a sail to Wave break Island and then on a sunset cruise but they organised an extra boat to accommodate our large party, organised buses to pick up the partygoers, picked up the alcohol, organised the food and we can't forget the dolphins! It was an experience that 50 people will never forget. Thank you so much for your incredible patience with the constant changes to the plans. Amazing!!” Tripadvisor