What You Need to Know About Events on Boats

Organizing a boat party can be one of the most fun, refreshing and energetic things you can do, especially if you are tired of organizing the same old ‘land’ parties. Of course one must at all times consider the safety factor associated with this, as well as what needs to be done. Both the guests and hosts are at risk if things are not properly monitored and executed, which would basically bring the party down as a whole. So if this is your first time putting together a boat party, it might be time for you to take a look at the below, and learn some of the basics of organizing it.

You Need the Exact Group Size

Boats are not vehicles to be trifled with, and definitely not in the open water. Your safety is of utmost concern, and you should never put yourself in harm’s way for the sake of a boat. To avoid this, one of the things you can do is to find out the exact group size at least a week or two before. This will help you figure out what sort of boat you will need, and whether it can withstand your requirements. Plus, it also gives you time to make comparisons between suppliers.

Get To Know Your Guests

Before you run off shopping for party favours, you must make an effort to get to know your guests. There could be people with special requirements, say those with dietary specifications or disabilities. You want to ensure that they have been thought of as well, and have the setting in such a way which accommodates both parties. When you are out in the open water on a boat away from land, trust us when we say that you could not be more careful. Have all the supplies you need ready, including medication and first aid. Whilst looking up boathiresydneyaustralia.com.au Sydney Harbour, be sure to also have your guests share their requirements if any.

Complete Cost Estimate

This includes not only the cost of actually hiring the boat, but the costs of everything. You do not want to be slapped with some unexpected bill at the end of the night that you remember nothing about. Add in fuel, docking fees and any other costs for services, such as catering for instance. If the boat rental company handles all these as well, it will make your life so much easier, but even if not, there is nothing to stress about. You just ask each respective supplier for a complete cost breakdown, and then add them up.


Might seem rather odd since transport is technically all sorted out, but what we mean is not transport on the water, but transport to the boat. For example, some docking sites are not in easily accessible places, in that there is limited parking and therefore people may have a hard time find a good place to leave their vehicle. Of course those who live close by can cab it, but those who do not will need an alternate option. Why not consider a shuttle service that will help take them back and forth accordingly?