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Gold Coast Party Boat Cruise FAQ

Q Do you need a boat licence to drive a Gold Coast Party Pontoon?

  • NO . Our pontoon boats are built and designed to travel at a comfortable speed of 10 knots or less as per the law in the state of Queensland .

 

Q  Your boats look big online so can I have more than 12 people on board ?

  • NO . The law states across Australia that under the classification of SELF DRIVE HIRE class 4E no more than 12 people can be on the boat during a hire period .As a commercial operator each person equals 1 person whether your an infant , teenager or adult .  We insist on the highest standards of safety and will not allow any exceptions.


Q Is the party pontoon hard to drive ?

  • No they are very easy to drive and handle . Having experience is always a bonus but we will always provide a full and detailed briefing on where is best to go on the day and all other operational and safety requirements .


Q  What makes your BBQ Boats / Party Pontoons better than the rest ?

  • Our pontoon boats CAN NOT be purchased as a “ off the shelf or run of the mill pontoon boat from a dealer “. Those boats are comfortable (in good weather) but basic. Built at a width of only 2.4 metres and can be purchased at an average cost of $30,000.
  • Gold Coast Party Pontoons are all purpose built and designed for us ONLY .
  • They are all 4 metres in width and vary in length eg. 7.5m, 6.5m and 6m . This creates incredible stability for you the customers .
  • Our boats are built with hard insulated roofs ( the same material used to make freezer trucks ) surrounded 3 sides by drop down clears ( cafe style ) . You will never be blasted by the hot sun and you will remain cool whilst under the roof . Your will not be effected by rain or wind and you will stay completely dry . You will also see an enclosed change room with a normal flush toilet .
  • There is a perfectly clean Gas stainless steel BBQ to cook and feed the whole family .
  • A large eski is also provide so all you need to do is bring your food , drinks and 2 bags of ice and your on your way .
  • You can connect to the stereo system via bluetooth for all your music needs . Our boats have comfortable seating for all patrons and fold down tables to serve lunch on . Our “ ultimate “ pontoon comes with a fixed table with bar stools to sit on as well as a mile of comfortable seating .The ultimate also has a electric front anchor and GPS .
  • All our boats are pushed along with the ever reliable Yamaha high thrust , 4 stroke fuel injection outboard motor . These purpose built party boats comes at a cost of between $80,000 all the way up to $130,000 . This is why people prefer our boats.  They are indisputably the only Luxury Party Pontoon boats on the Gold Coast Broadwater

 

Q  Are Self Drive BBQ Boat safe ?

  • Yes it is perfectly safe . We give you a full safety briefing before you go out . There is also a life jacket onboard for each person . All our boats have a “positive “ floatation which means they can not sink .

 

Q  How will I find my way around the Gold Coast Broadwater?

  • We provide you with maps and a full briefing . Our cruising boundaries are the largest of all boat hire companies on the Gold Coast .

 

Q  Where can I cruise to in a Party Pontoon?

  • Because we are logistically located perfectly in the middle part of the Broadwater we allow our boats to go as far north as Tipplers bar and cafe , west up the Coomera river to Sanctuary Cove , east to South Stradbroke island , south to wavebreak island and further south to the Nerang River to Cavil Ave. 

 

Q  Do I need to book in advance ?

  • DEC and JAN usually book out 2 months in-advance. Australia day and Xmas day is usually booked 6-8 months in advance . Outside these periods a normal weekend can be booked out 3-4 weeks in advance . Weekdays usually have last minute availability from FEB to NOV.


Q  Is there parking for Gold Coast Party Pontoons' customers?

  • There is always plenty of parking at Runaway Bay marina within a short stroll to board

 

Q  When is a Party Pontoon next availabile ?

  • Please CLICK HERE, select your preferred date and you can see the availability in the calendar.


Q  How far is RUNAWAY BAY MARINA FROM OUR HOTEL ?

  • From Surfers Paradise head north on the Gold Coast HWY through Southport , Biggera Waters and with out traffic you will reach Runaway Bay in 15 mins.  You can see our location HERE

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