BOOK A BUOY

for eleven to thirty-eight!

A FUN FILLED FIESTA

Take your work function, hens/bucks, birthday or any other celebration to the next level by booking multiple Buoys! We can host up to 38 people across our 4 boats, always resulting in some serious #funafloat.

HOW IT WORKS

    To check availability for two or more boats in the same time slot, contact the team using the form below. Use our price calculator below for a cost estimate for your package. After you make your booking, you will receive a confirmation email with a tax invoice (including our ABN number) attached. If you need any further invoices, don't hesitate to ask!

    Book your boats today

    Pay full hire fee - bank transfer and prior invoicing available on request.

    We have a number of great food options available in case you don't want to bring your own. We can cater BBQ meat packages, cheese and meat platters from our friends at Amazing Grazers. If you want to go all out, you can book a special catering package from our partners The Greek Vegetarian or La Popular Taqueria. Ask us for up to date food options.

    Add Drinks and food later

    After consulting with group. More drinks can be added on the day before and during cruise (at own expense of individual group members if required).

    You'll have plenty of room to roam on the Torrens: our operating areas are from the Frome Road/Adelaide Oval bridge to the end of the weir. If your cruise is after sunset, you'll be restricted to the weir and King William Road bridge (it's very dark otherwise!). While out on the water, please do not tie the boats together. On the day, our staff will recommend some great spots to park up together and soak in the experience.

    Cruise and have fun

    No boat license required.

    We can issue a refund for all unopened leftover drinks after your cruise. Due to our liquor licence, these are unable to be taken away from the premesis.

    After the cruise

    Prepaid drinks are refundable after the cruise if returned in sealed and good condition.

BENEFITS

UNIQUE

BBQ Buoys is unlike anything else in Adelaide. With a strong focus on fun and getting all crew members involved, your team will enjoy the time to unwind, relax, strengthen relationships and create lasting memories together.

SAFE

We have an impeccable safety record and our well trained staff ensure your skipper knows all the ins and outs of our very stable, high quality boats. We pride ourselves on excellent hygiene standards and abiding by all WHS policies in regards to weather and cancellation policy.

EASY

We like to make things as easy as possible for you. Our user friendly booking system and flexibility mean it’s incredibly simple to make adjustments to group sizes, thirst, appetite and budgets even after your booking is made. Our central location at Pinky Flat mean that we’re easily reachable from anywhere in the CBD and can be combined with other activities around the city.

Reviews

  • Royal Adelaide Show

    We booked BBQ Buoys for our work Christmas party. Everyone had a great time, staff were efficient and friendly. Lots of food and drinks, we all had a great time. Great work guys.

    Amanda Ford

  • Woodside Preschool

    We hired a BBQ Buoy for a work Christmas party. Everything was very well organised. Staff were really helpful and friendly. Drinks were ready and chilled and we brought our own platters of food. A great way to spend a couple of hours with friends.

    Jane Macmillan

  • Workwear Group

    We used BBQ Buoys for our Work Xmas Party. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. The boys were extremely helpful & made our experience very enjoyable. Highly recommend!!!!!!

    Courtney Greig

  • Ranstad

    We held a team day out on Saturday and all throughly enjoyed our time on the buoys! Great service throughout and we loved that we could give the guys a shout when we ran out of drinks and they delivered some more to us!! We’ll be back again for sure!!

    Laura Stevenson

  • I do Maintenance

    Thank you for an awesome experience. It made a Christmas show, one to remember. Cheers from the team at I do maintenance.

    Josh Cunningham

  • Goodstart Mawkson Lakes

    Saturday the 23rd of Nov I took my educators on the BBQ Buoys for our work annual Christmas party! What a great experience with lots of laughs, food and drinks. Definitely recommended!! We would have stayed on them for 3 hours, it was so much fun!

    Georgina Karipidis

  • Holistic Care SA

    Booked for staff Christmas function, and had the best time, great support in driving the buoy and boy did we need it. It was a relaxing and enjoyable evening and would recommend to anyone. Will definitely do this again soon.

    Tracy Elsworthy

Group FAQS

Feel free to use our price calculator for group bookings to customise your cruise. Contact us any time via the form to receive a formal quote or give us a buzz on 0422 145 496 to discuss your individual requirements.

We offer soft drinks and/or water ($10 for 4 cans/bottles), South Australian wines ($100 for 4 classic or 3 premium bottles) and beers and cider ($30 for 5 classic or 4 craft beers).

We’re sorry but you cannot bring alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on board, it’s a condition of our liquor licence. We offer some great drinks deals so check out our website! You are allowed to bring your own water, juice and tea/coffee in a thermus (perfect for a crisp morning breakfast cruise).

Absolutely, more drinks can be ordered before and during the cruise. We realise running out of drinks on the water is quite the emergency. Did you know you can call our emergency phone and one of our staff will come and deliver you a top up?

Nope, it's a licencing thing but we calculate a refund for unopened bottles in good condition. You'll only pay what you drink or open.

We offer Cheese and Meat platters in different sizes (GF, vegetarian and vegan options available), BBQ packages (suitable for vegetarians) and if you want to go extra fancy you can even book one of our partner chefs for a floating live cooking session on the Buoys. Why not learn how preppare your own Mexican meal while you enjoy an ice cold Corona on the Buoys?

Bad weather is no fun for anyone! We will only operate if it is safe to do so according to weather conditions. If we are forced to cancel your session, your booking will be 'ON HOLD' and you will have the option to reschedule your trip to an available slot in the same price category within the next 12 months. If you have selected the Flexi option in your booking, you can opt to receive a full refund. We recommend this if you're only in Adelaide for a short period of time. Did you know we automatically include the Flexi option as a courtesy to bookings with 2 or more large Buoys?

Standard: Standard: Cancellation: 30 days before cruise Reschedule: 14 days before cruise Bad Weather: Reschedule within 180 days or receive 50% refund Flexi: Cancellation: 14 days before cruise Reschedule: 1 day before cruise Bad Weather: Reschedule within 360 days or receive 100% refund

Yes, we pride ourselves on our safety. Our Buoys are high quality, certified and equipped with all legally required accessories for a safe cruise. Our team will give your group a briefing before your cruise with all the instructions you need to enjoy your time aboard in a safe and fun manner.

If you don’t want the good times to end and there is no booking immediately after you, we will try our best to facilitate you. However, all extensions are subject to availability and at the discretion of BBQ Buoys crew.

Yes, however the skipper is responsible for the safety of all passengers on board and must not exceed the legal limit of 0.05 BAC (same as driving).

The BBQ Buoys Hiring Station at Pinky Flat is a caravan, which makes providing a BBQ Buoys bathroom a bit tricky. Public toilets are available at the golf course at War Memorial Drive, the kiosk at River Torrens Weir and at Victoria Drive behind Jolley’s Boathouse. Please use the public toilet to the right side of the building and please do not block Popeyes landing area in front of Launder’s Cafe.