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The Perfect Venue For Every Celebration

Private Parties in Airlie Beach

Sundowner is the perfect venue for any celebration. Whether you’re organising a private birthday party, social club gathering, corporate function, conference event, charity night or kids birthday party Sundowner is an ideal venue. Sundowner is a fully covered purpose built catamaran designed for parties, and unlike a yacht, we have a flat surface and no trip hazards. There is ample room to move and socialise, and high heels are welcome. Organising an event on Sundowner is easy and best of all, we can set it up for you and clean up when you’re gone.

Decorations & Styling

Private charters may organise decorations with some limitations. Decorations must be secure enough not to blow away, but must not damage the vessel. No crepe paper or confetti type decorations, due to the risk of staining the decks, and/or polluting our beautiful waterways. No balloons unless handled by one of our professional decorators. There are many possibilities that will suit Sundowner, such as balloon garlands, artificial flower walls, real flowers, fabric drapes, fairy lights, and more. We are happy to recommend the following Airlie Beach decorating companies: Or you can choose from other decorators in Airlie Beach. If they have not worked on Sundowner before, it is advisable that they come and see the boat before quoting you, to work out what is possible.

Important Information

Sundowner Specs

  • Capacity for 48 guests
  • Open plan design – great for socialising
  • A variety of catering options. Bring your own or get it catered
  • Fully licensed floating bar
  • Toilet and smoking area on board
  • Team building activities possible
  • There are a variety of entertainment options from your own ipod to hiring a DJ or live musician
  • Bring your own food or get your event catered
  • Get creative and decorate Sundowner
  • Private charters can be booked for any time throughout the day, pending availability

Please note

  • We do not have facilities on board for cooking or storing food in fridges. Chilled or hot food can be stored in thermal containers provided by caterer.
  • Menus provided are a guide only and were correct at time of publishing. Products and prices are subject to change at the caterer’s discretion.
  • If you bring your own food, please use containers with a lip (such as a box or a bowl) to avoid food sliding off when the boat moves. Flat grazing boards are not recommended.
  • We do not have plates, cutlery or napkins on board.

Important Information


We are happy for you to bring your own food or for you to organise catering from your preferred caterer. We are happy to recommend the following Airlie Beach catering companies:

For wonderful cake makers, please try:

What Our Guests Say

Such an amazing experience on the Airlie beach at sunset. The crew were amazing. Thanks for the great vibe you created on the cruise. Thanks to the captain for letting my wife steer for a while. Great music and lights. Free bubbles, yay, and snacks. The view was amazing and so romantic.

Basanta Shrestha


We did the cruise and dine sunset package and cannot recommend enough! The cruise was amazing, with lovely staff and drinks, nibblies and music which created a relaxing yet fun experience. Definitely great value for money and will be doing it again next time we are here!

Jacqui Holst


If I could recommend any sunset cruise it’ll be you guys!! Perfect timing not too long and not too short, amazing vibe and atmosphere, 21st birthday made it way more exciting especially for the young at heart, the mixture of age groups was sensational, onboard entertainment superb and the service was top notch! Friendly vibe loved it!

Nathan Jay


Im a local of Airlie Beach. I’ve been on this trip 3 times in the last 4 years or so when family come to stay. We have never been disappointed. The crew are fantastic and it’s a peaceful way to watch the sunset with friends and family. It’s great to see the town from a different perspective. We will go again!

Bryony Venter