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Sundowner Party Boat

Purpose Built Party Catamaran

Sundowner has been specifically designed to have the room to relax, dance and move around the vessel comfortably, no ropes to trip over, large modern amenities and a back deck to watch the world go by.

Max guests to guarantee a boutique experience
Bespoke tours showcasing the Whitsundays
Years of sailing heritage and history

Sundowner is a purpose built catamaran with a spacious open plan entertaining area that can accommodate 48 passengers comfortably. She is very stable, making her perfect for those who may not have their sea legs or may be a little unsteady on their feet.

Sundowner is a fully licensed floating bar, designed for socialising. The flat layout has high and low seating, a high table, one toilet, the bar, and plenty of room for walking around (or dancing!).

Guests can come aboard dressed for dinner and ladies are welcome to leave their heels on.

Sundowner departs from Coral Sea Marina, North Village which is only a short 10 minute walk from the main street of Airlie Beach. Coral Sea Marina is a vibrant precinct which includes a North and South Village, Sorrentos Restaurant & Bar and The Garden Bar & Bistro.

We circumnavigate Pioneer Bay and as we have very little draft we are able are able to get up close and personal to the many points of interest along the Airlie Beach coastline, and enjoy a bit of turtle spotting in Turtle Bay.

Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday islands provide the perfect back drop for our sunset cruises, as well as our other cruises including private charters for birthdays, corporate groups, weddings or any celebration.

While Sundowner the company and concept has been creating wonderful memories for many guests for more than 15 years in Airlie Beach, the vessel herself has been operating in the Whitsundays for over 25 years.

Originally built at Sea World on the Gold Coast for use as a floating camera platform for the making of a movie, it was brought to Hamilton Island by developer Keith Williams. She was refitted and extended, and was then put to work ferrying Hamilton Island guests to Dent Island and of course Sunset Cruising.

After a few years it was taken over by the Harvey Family, owner/operators of Hamilton Island Water Sports who developed if further and made it a great family favourite. Twenty odd years later it was brought to Airlie Beach where she worked as a backpacker party boat for another couple of years before being put out to pasture on a mooring in Pioneer Bay.

Jeremy and Nicole Graham took ownership of her in 2006 from their friends, the Harveys, and after 11 months in refit, and a lot of blood sweat and tears, the Polynesian war canoe was transformed into Sundowner.

“It is the atmosphere that we have created we are most proud of – social like an old English pub. We welcome and chat to our guests as if they were in our home.” said Jeremy.

Our philosophy at Sundowner is about providing a great product, fantastic service in a friendly social atmosphere that gets your holiday off to a great start and allows you to truly unwind and bask in a fantastic Whitsunday sunset while enjoying your favourite tipple from our fully licensed bar.

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What Our Guests Say

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


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


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