Yes, BBQ Buoys are family friendly and safe. Life jackets in suitable sizes are provided. To maintain our high safety standards, limits of children per adult apply. There must be 1 adult per 3 children.
By this we mean real emergency, not running out of pinot noir. We will give you the most current instructions during your safety briefing. You should always provide first-aid where you can, call emergency authorities on 000 and await further instructions.
Yes, you do. A deposit of $100 will be charged at day of travel. If you bring our BBQ Buoy back to us on time and in agreed conditions, your deposit will be returned within 24 hours. Please read the terms and conditions, it’s important.
If you don’t want the good times to end and there is no booking immediately after you, we will try our best. However, all extensions are subject to availability and at the discretion of BBQ Buoys crew.
Bad weather is no fun for anyone, so we will only operate the vessels if it is safe to do so according to weather conditions and the Adelaide City Council*. If we are forced to cancel your session you will have the option to reschedule your trip to an available slot in the the current financial year and according to our Terms and Conditions. Our main source (but not exclusively) to decide about potential closure of the station is the weather forecast for Adelaide on the Website of the Bureau of Meteorology. We will assess factors such as temperature, rain, wind, thunderstorm risk etc.
*Occasions arise when the Adelaide City Council or other Governmental bodies close the River Torrens.
Yes, we do. The provision of alcohol is limited under our liquor license (3 standard drinks per person/hour). Alcohol must be purchased through BBQ Buoys and must not be BYO. The skipper must not exceed legal limits. All other passengers can drink moderately. Please read the terms and conditions.
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 though, check out our website. If it makes you feel any better, you can bring your own food.
Yes, there’s no party without tunes. We provide you with a Bluetooth speaker free of charge. Feel free to play music on your own device, but please respect your fellow BBQ Buoyers and keep it to a moderate sound level.
No. This can be your first time as a skipper. BBQ Buoys are easy to navigate and we give you a full briefing with tips and tricks for a safe trip before you take charge. You will need a full car driver’s license.
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.
You can take your BBQ Buoy along the River Torrens from the Torrens Weir to the Frome Road Bridge. Collection and return is at Pinky Flat, off War Memorial Drive, unless otherwise stated in your booking confirmation.
t’s up to you. We can provide you with almost everything you need. Esky, ice, drinks, bluetooth speakers, cutlery, tongs, plates, cups, napkins, olive oil spray and a rubbish bag. All you need to do is bring the friends and family.
If you book the BBQ grill, you will need to bring your meat and salad.
Yes, you do. You must leave your BBQ Buoy in a clean state. Spare a thought for the next group who won’t want to sit on your crusty chip packets. We do provide you with rubbish bags to keep things tidy along the way.