Suitable for all ages.

No boat license needed.

BYO Food Allowed. (sorry, no BYO Alcohol!)

100% Australian owned and operated.

Welcome aboard BBQ Buoys!

Are you ready to embark on Adelaide’s most spectacular boat ride? These self-driven, donut shaped boats are the talk of the Torrens and offer a completely unique, fun and adventurous way to spend quality time with family, friends and workmates. Our Buoys come with either a BBQ or table in the middle, have a wide selection of drinks available and can fit up to 10 people per boat. So whether you have an upcoming birthday, hens/bucks, corporate event or are just looking for something fun to do in Adelaide, BBQ Buoys have all bases covered to ensure you have the maximum amount of #funafloat! 


    Pricing is based on the number of people coming aboard for some #funafloat. Most of our Buoys hold up to 10 people (to a max of 1,000kg/2,200 lbs). Babies under 12 months are most welcome on board, receive a suitable life jacket and don't count as passengers because they travel on your lap. Everyone else counts as a full person (sorry, not exceptions - maritime laws apply). For larger crews, please check our group booking options.

    Select Group Size

    Let us know how many people you're having on board (up to 2p, 6p, 10p or more)

    Depending on the season, day and time of your preferred cruise, we recommend booking 4-6 weeks in advance. There's no need to order drinks and food at the time of booking. You can book your cruise today and add any extras later, even up to 1 day before the cruise.

    Pick a Date

    Book ahead to snag your ideal date and time.

    Choose from a classic and premium range of South Australia's most popular boutique wine labels and breweries.

    Enjoy an individually prepared Cheese 'n Meat platter, prepared with lots of love and made from local produce wherever possible. We have two sizes available: the regular (nibbles for 6p) and large (nibbles for 10p). Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options are available for all sizes.

    Add a little luxe with premium tableware (porcelain plates, glass cups and stainless steel cutlery). Dress your skipper with a captain's hat and spoil the beer lovers with a stubby holder to keep their drinks cool.

    Select Your Extras

    Eat, drink and be merry with our selection of SA's finest drinks (NO BYO drinks).

    Every boat is equipped with either a certified safe gas barbecue or a table top. You'll be asked to select one option when you book but you can let us know any time before the cruise if your food plans change.

    Choose Your Setting

    Cook up a storm on our certified gas barbecues or select a table if cooking isn't your jam.

    At the time of booking, pay in full for the boat hire and any extras added to your order. If you book more or all extras at a later stage, we'll charge the same credit card unless you advice us otherwise. We accept AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Alipay.

    Lock it in

    Full payment for the hire is required at time of booking.


Let us know how many people you’re having on board (up to 2p, 6p, 10p or more)


Book ahead to snag your ideal date and time.


Eat, drink and be merry with our selection of SA’s finest drinks (NO BYO drinks).


Cook up a storm on our certified gas barbecues or select a table if cooking isn’t your jam.


Full payment for the hire is required at time of booking.



Each Buoy is equipped with eco-friendly plates, cutlery, cups, napkins, tongs, a Bluetooth speaker and most importantly and ice filled esky for your drinks.

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Suitable for all ages.

Suitable for all ages

With BBQ Buoys, it's on for young and old and we love seeing people of all ages on board! Children aged 12 and under (including infants) must wear the provided life jacket at all times while on board, and we have suitable life jackets for everyone else tucked away on the Buoy. To hire a Buoy you must be 21 years old, it's an insurance thing.

BYO food allowed

(food packages available)

BYO food allowed

We leave it up to you to decide what to eat on board. Choose a BBQ and cook yourself a culinary masterpiece, or select a table and bring some nibbles. We can offer pre prepared cheese and meat platters which must be ordered 3 or more days in advance.

No boat license needed.

No boat license needed

As long as you are at least 21 years old and have a valid car driver's licence, you can hire a Buoy. "P" license is accepted "L" licenses unfortunately not. No boat licence and experience needed. Our crew explain how everything works during check-in and will give you some top secret skipper tips to ensure you come back a fully fledged Captain of the Torrens!


Choose flexi option to
avoid bad weather

Chose Flexi option

The Flexi Option allows rescheduling up to 24 hours before your cruise so if conditions are looking less than ideal, you have the peace of mind of rebooking on a better day. Bear in mind if the weather is extreme (rain, wind, heat over 38°C), we will rescedule all bookings!

No BYO alcohol.

(drink packages available)

No BYO alcohol

It's a licensing thing but not to worry; we have you covered with a great selection of South Australian beers, wine and cider and classic soft drinks available to purchase from the menu. You can BYO water, juice for the kids or some coffee/tea if it's an early cruise.

Cash deposit

$100 cash deposit required.

(refunded after cruise)

$100 Cash Deposit

A $100 deposit will be taken on the day of your cruise which will be refunded after the cruise if you come back on time and comply with our Terms and Conditions.

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  • Wedding Anniversary Celebration

    “Would highly recommend!!
    Was SO much fun and they make sure you fully understand everything before you board.
    We chose to do the 7pm and it was absolutely beautiful getting sunset whilst onboard.
    Amazing experience! Amazing company!
    Great way to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary.”

    Casey Lewis
    Adelaide Australia

  • Must do in Adelaide. So much fun.

    “My wife and I saw this earlier in the year and thought that we would like to try it when we return
    We book it in as we returned in November. We booked the two person with the BBQ in the middle for a lunchtime outing and booked some wine to go with it. We brought our own meat and salad and the BBQ Bouy guys provided all the plates cutlery napkins etc. Even a Bluetooth speaker. They explained the operation and safety briefing and we had two hours out on the river. It’s not difficult to use at all and we took our time, had a BBQ and cruised up and down the river sipping on some lovely beverages. It was a great 2 hours with a lot of fun and something different to do when in Adelaide. Would highly recommend this activity you will have a great afternoon/evening. Thank you guys we had a great experience.”

    Colin M
    Sydney Australia

  • Great way to spend 2 hours

    “We had been looking forward to our river experience since booking in December and we can honestly say the experience exceeded our expectations. The Riverbank scenery was a highlight and we will definitely be returning in the near future. We would have no hesitation in recommending BBQ buoys to my friends.”

    Peter L
    Adelaide Australia

  • What a fantastic attraction for Adelaide.

    “What a fantastic attraction for Adelaide. My wife and I were given this 2 hour bbq boat hire by our daughter as a Christmas gift, and used it on Valentine’s Day. The people that run it are happy, keen to explain your adventure and most of all nice and polite. We ordered drinks with them and received what we asked for in a esky and with ice. Guarantee this attraction 100% for relaxation and total enjoyment. Thankyou BBQ buoy for a great time”

    Adelaide Australia

  • Adelaide River Torrens highlight

    Such a great experience! I would highly recommend BBQ Buoys. We floated down the river for two hours taking in the beautiful scenery, enjoying lunch with a few drinks. We chose to bring our own food and purchased the beverages from BBQ Buoys. The team were great and helpful in an induction on how to drive the buoy. Such a different, great activity for family, friends and is also child friendly.

    Adelaide Australia

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Where to

Find Us

Destination Pointer_Sailor
Pinky Flat, War Memorial Drive North Adelaide, SA 5006

Where to park?
There are no parks on site, 4P parks can be found along War Memorial Drive.



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