A Perth boat party, four different ways

By Adam Bub | Posted 14 May, 2021

So let’s talk about Perth boat hire, friends.

You don’t need to be a super-rich mining magnate to live your best life on the water. In fact, if you want to hire a boat for the day in Perth, it’s a whole lot more affordable, convenient and flexible than you might expect.

Whether you’re looking for a sunset Swan River cruise, thinking about boat hire in Fremantle or need a sweet ride to Rottnest Island, Floatspace has boat rentals in Perth for all party purposes.

That’s birthday parties, engagements, bucks parties, hens parties, wedding receptions, corporate functions, Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve parties and "Just Hiring a Boat For The Insta-Pics" parties. It's your party.

First, tell me...how much does a boat party cost in Perth?

Oh, cutting to the chase are we? For party boat hire in Perth, you’re generally looking at anywhere from $395-$1000 per hour. When you work out how many guests you have – whether it’s a party of 30 or a 100 – this can be cost-effective compared to other venue hire options on land.

A captain and crew is always included in the cost. Food and drink packages are available, but a lot of people choose to BYO (Little Creatures beer in those on-board eskies and fridges, naturally). Floatspace's BBQ boats are particularly popular for those more laidback occasions.

Want to see what you can get for different budgets and group sizes? Here are four different Floatspace options for your next boat party in Perth:

1. Catamaran hire in Perth for groups of under 30

West End is a great catamaran for bucks, hens and birthdays, with room for up to 30 guests. It has a BBQ, eskies and two levels for you to make the most of those 360-degree Swan River or Indian Ocean views.

In the warmer months, grab an inflatable ring and float in the turquoise waters of Rottnest or Carnac Island. Rottnest has the quokkas, Carnac has Australian sea lions – the rarest sea lions in the world.

If you’re booking a five-hour party (at the rate of $395 per hour), you’d be looking at as little as $65 a head covering all five hours of the boat hire, including an experienced captain and crew.

Price: From $395 an hour. Book West End now.

2. A Perth party boat charter for up to 50, with one long open space

If you’re more of a party animal than animal watcher, cruise Swan River in CETO. Also with captain and crew included, CETO has a reputation as one of Western Australia’s best party boats for all events.

With its open layout, a top-notch sound system, state-of-the-art lighting and room for a DJ, it’s a boat fit for a party of up to 50 fun folks up for a good time.

And don’t worry, you can turn the music down a little for a more subdued corporate function and let the Perth CBD views do all the talking.

Price: From $435 an hour. Book CETO now.

3. A club on the water? Sure, just invite 100 mates

Marine 1 is tailor made for larger events, from a 21st birthday party to a Christmas party that'll feel like... well, all Christmases come at once.

With a huge bottom-deck dance floor, a cosy upper deck lounge, spacious sunbeds, DJ booths, a complete BYO self-serve bar and a brilliant sound system, it’s the ultimate venue for any celebration on the water. And yes, it's as great in winter as it is in summer - it's not all about selfies in bathers!

Price: From $700 an hour. Book Marine 1 now.

4.The best of luxury superyacht hire in Perth

Hiring Silverado is like going on an overseas holiday without leaving our shores. This 80ft three-level catamaran is a ‘knock-your-socks-off’ space: it has five bedrooms, three private ensuites, a covered alfresco dining area and lounge room, a hydraulic rear swim platform and a tender boat for island exploring.

It’s the perfect boat for private island hopping from Rottnest Island to less-visited beauties like Garden Island and Carnac Island. On Rotto, Silverado moors at Thompson Bay, Little Salmon Bay and Little Parakeet Bay for the best access to white-sand beaches and clear-water coves. The highly experienced crew operate Silverado all along the WA coastline, so there are few limits to your private boat charter experience. It’s the ultimate luxe venue for a wedding, corporate function or birthday party.

Price: From $935 an hour. Book Silverado now.

A few more tips when you hire a boat in Perth:

Hot tip #1: Some boats offer better rates during off-peak times. Search Floatspace to see live availability and prices for different dates. Or send us a quick enquiry – we’re a friendly bunch.

Hot tip #2: We’re usually able to arrange an early boarding time so you can set up or decorate the boat, if the boat is available to do so. This is arranged on a case-by-case basis with the boat owner.

Hot tip #3: You don’t have to pay anything upfront with Floatspace – we have flexible payment options.

Without further ado, let’s party.

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