Swan River Cruises functions Perth boat hire for parties & events

We have a huge range of chartered Swan River cruises to suit your special event. Choose from day to sunset or evening and night cruises.

Great for your social club event or a birthday party. Invite guests to your engagement or wedding, hens party bucks night. Work functions are a great hit with the staff. Easter weekend, Anzac Day, Christmas wind-up boat party, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve are all exiting ideas.

Book early to secure our beautiful charter boats, the Pelican and Livewire, for the iconic South Perth Australia Day celebrations.

We cruise to many popular tourist attractions, captivating during the day time and spectacular under colourful evening lights at night.

Departing from Barrack Street Jetty in Perth or East Street Jetty, near the left-bank  from Fremantle. With many other jetties options on the way.

Enjoy taking in the sights, giving you a different perspective of the town you live in.

With Pelican, there is nothing for you to do, but relax, socialise or party.

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Experience the city views from Elizabeth Quay or sail under the Mitchell Freeway Narrows Bridge. Drift by the old Brewery as you take a sip of wine, passing sailing yacht activities and water sports as you sail by. Look back at the stunning views of Kings Park in the distance as we float our way along to Fremantle.

Moor up at Mosman’s in Claremont or East Fremantle’s beautiful Rocky Bay. Or sit in front of the city of lights for lunch or dinner in privacy. Find yourself in your own private venue with the Swan River as your backdrop. You can also dance to your favourite music with the city lights as your background.

The Pelican team proud to have been in business for over now 20 years. Are accredited by the tourism council as your VIP guide to the area. Our qualified staff are there to help, providing a professional, quality marine service. We are conscious of the safety of our clientele whilst they celebrate and enjoy their time on board.

Celebrate in Style on the Swan River

Whether you’re planning a birthday bash, corporate event, or just a fun day out with friends, Pelican Charters offers the perfect party boat hire in Perth. Imagine cruising along the iconic Swan River, taking in the sights of the city skyline while enjoying your own private venue on the water. Our spacious vessels provide ample room for dancing, with top-of-the-range sound systems to keep the music going all night long. You can even hook up your own playlists and let the party rage on!

All-Inclusive River Cruising

When you book with Pelican Charters, we take care of all the details so you can sit back and have a blast. Our boats come equipped with fully-functional kitchens, allowing you to bring your own food and drinks or opt for convenient catering. Stay refreshed with our large 500L eskies to keep your beverages icy cold. We also provide TVs for slideshows, lights for setting the mood, and clean amenities for your comfort. From start to finish, we ensure an unforgettable Swan River cruise tailored to your unique celebration needs.

Plan your dream swan river adventure! Pelican Charters provides the perfect setting for your private boat party, accommodating groups of up to 48 passengers. Imagine cruising the turquoise waters, casting a line for exciting catches, or diving into an underwater wonderland.

For larger groups, set your sights on Livewire! This luxurious vessel caters to groups of up to 55, making it ideal for grand celebrations or corporate events.

Where do we cruise from?

Wherever – no extra charges! We can pick up from the city. Along the Swan River, Jo Joes Jetty, Mends Street South Perth, Claremont Jetty, The Raffles, or East Street North Fremantle.

Can we bring food?

Clean kitchen facilities and amenities are available and catering choices. Guests have the option to either bring their own food and have staff cook it or caterers can be arranged to take care of it all. They can make use of the fully functional kitchen with BBQ hotplates, burners and ovens.


Orders can be arranged to have drinks icy cold on arrival, or guests can BYO and make use of the two large 500L eskies on board,

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Party essentials?

All provided – lights, TV screens for slideshows. And top-of-the-range sound systems for DJs all compatible with iPods, so you can plug in your tunes and get the party started.

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Our estuary provides the perfect port gateway to the west. Experience world class destinations with unforgettable Indian Ocean locations.

Book a private trip and travel to majestic Carnac Island located near Garden Island. Or take a cruise to tour Rottnest, for a relaxing boating day out. We will find the best location to moor up where you can sit back on the deck and relax and enjoy the scenery. Or choose to have fun in the sun with great activities like swimming, snorkelling or floating around in the water.

Boat Cruises and Departure Points

Question: Is there a set route or destination for boat cruises?
Answer: No, there is no set route. The cruise can be customized based on your desired experience – scenic, party, fishing, etc.
Q: Where do the cruises typically depart from?
A: Cruises can depart from various locations like Barrack St Jetty in Perth, East St Jetty in Fremantle, or other jetties along the Swan River.
Q: Can we depart for a cruise from South Perth?
A: Yes, pick up points include the ferry terminals in South Perth.
Q: Are the boats fully crewed during cruises?
A: Yes, the boats have a professional captain and crew to ensure a smooth and safe journey.